Nestled along the scenic Ohio River, Huntington was first settled as a main hub for the railroad industry. Now, Huntington, or H-town as the locals call it, has been reimagined and revitalized into a thriving metropolitan, with a side of southern hospitality, known for its unique retail shops, Appalachian craftsmanship, one-of-a-kind restaurants and bustling downtown.
H-town is full of amenities to comfortably welcome groups with easy parking, affordable dining and lodging. Local attractions showcase the best of Appalachian heritage and dynamic modern ingenuity. Experience a walkable downtown area and beautiful natural wonders in one destination.
Celebrate Appalachian ingenuity and grit at Heritage Farm, a Smithsonian Affiliate. Heritage Farm brings a pioneer village to life with artisans demonstrating forgotten trades like blacksmithing, woodworking, weaving, and printing. The Nature Center is a unique “living classroom” where visitors learn about native wildlife. More adventurous guests can enjoy the new Treehouse Trek, taking visitors to new heights via a 750-foot series of canopy bridges that send you 60 feet high into the forest.
With dazzling colors and show-stopping shapes, Blenko Glass has been an iconic glassmaker since 1893. Observe artisans shape unique hand-blown pieces of art from molten glass. Blenko is famous worldwide for its bold style in art and stained glass. Book a tour, visit the observation deck, browse the historic glass museum, or stroll the glass garden for a vibrant experience fusing history and art. It’s one of Travel Channel’s Top 10 U.S. Factory Tours.
In 1970 the entire Marshall University football team, along with coaches and supporters, lost their lives in a horrific plane crash. The story of how the school and community rebuilt was told in the movie We Are Marshall. On the Marshall University: We Are Marshall Tour, groups can see where the movie was filmed, visit pertinent locations and honor those lost at the Memorial Fountain. Guided group tours are available upon request, or use our tour map for a self-guided experience.
Are you ready for good eatin’ hillbilly style? Try dining in a vintage school bus, bathtub or outhouse. Home to the Homewrecker (a 15-inch hot dog) and the Doublewide (a 15-pound burger), along with 20 other dawgs, burgers, chicken and fixins, Hillbilly Hot Dogs was No. 15 in Travel Channel’s 101 Tastiest Places to Chow Down, and was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.