Huntington (West Virginia)
Huntington is the second largest, and one of the westernmost cities in West Virginia, situated along the banks of the Ohio River, right across from Ohio and just upriver from Kentucky. Huntington is home to Marshall University , a state-supported public university and home of the nationally recognized Thundering Herd sports program. Named for Collis P. Huntington, the railroad baron.
Interstate 64 runs through the city of Huntington.
- Huntington/Tri-State (IATA: HTS), 1449 Airport Rd., Phone: 304-453-6165, . only 10 minutes down I-64.
- The next closest airport is in Charleston only 45 minutes down I-64.
Huntington is served by the Cardinal line on the Amtrak . The station is located at 8th Ave and 11th St.
Huntington is served by the Greyhound bus . The station is located downtown on 4th Ave.
- The Transit Autority, Phone: 304-529-RIDE, .
- Yellow Cab, 304-529-7131.
- Huntington Museum of Art, 2033 McCoy Road, 304-529-2701, . Open from 10 am to 9 pm on Tuesday, 10 am to 5 pm Wednesday through Saturday, and 12 pm to 5 pm on Sunday; closed Mondays. A 52-acre site featuring exhibits on glass, Appalachian folk art, 19th and 20th century American and European paintings, Middle Eastern art and Islamic prayer rugs, sculptures and natural beauty.
- West Huntington provides for a fantastic setting. Some small shops here and there sell antiques and furniture.
- The riverfront, right off of Downtown Huntington, gives you a chance to look out on the Ohio River. Especially beautiful at sunset.
- Pullman Square is the hub where various shops and restaurants are located. Occupied by a large movie theater.
- The Keith Albee The oldest theater in town. If there's something showing or playing there, check it out.
- Ritter Park A nice little area to take a walk.
- Rotary Park With an observation tower which provides a good view of East Huntington.
- Chili Fest An extravagant celebration of all things chili. The festival, which once occupied 4th Avenue, occupies 3rd Avenue and Pullman Square for a day in Downtown Huntington. Each year, businesses and musicians come out to celebrate.
- Greek Fest A yearly festival celebrating all things Greek (history, tradition, food, and fun). You can't miss this delicious and richly cultural experience.
- X-Fest A yearly music festival with performances on the riverfront by some of the latest in hard rock and metal bands. Sponsored by X106.3, a local hard rock FM radio station.
- The local newspaper is the Herald-Dispatch, 946 5th Avenue, 304-526-4000 or 800-955-6110, .
- Marshall University is in the heart of Downtown Huntington, .
- Blenko Glass, Fairground Road in Milton, 304-743-9081 or 1-877-4BLENKO, . Open 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday, and 12 pm to 5 pm on Sunday; observation deck open 8 am to 3:15 pm Tuesday through Friday. Making handmade glass since 1921. The visitors' center features a factory outlet, a designers' corner, a museum and an observation deck from which visitors can observe the various steps in handcrafting glass.
- Pilgrim Glass. Producers of mouth-blown glass since 1949, Pilgrim is best-known for its colorful crackle glass, cameo glass and pleasingly red cranberry glass. The company itself closed in 2002, but its artists have continued to use the original molds to produce pieces as Pilgrim Legacy Cameo Glass for the Huntington Museum of Art. Even new pieces can be quite expensive, and antiques are highly prized(Factory Closed).
- Scents from Heaven 3rd avenue above the Java Joint A hippie-inspired store that offers everything from clothing, handmade purses, and handmade incense to teas. A wide variety of homemade jewelry from not only the store's owner but also local artists. Paintings from local artists are also on display. Also some stuffed animals from the owner's childhood are on sale there.
- Happy Camper Downtown 4th avenue. Another hippie-inspired store that also offers clothing, purses, jewelry, incense, and candles. What sets this store apart from the others is its wide collection of smoking paraphernalia and cloves.
- Rocco's Little Italy, 1345 4th Av., Phone: 304-529-2400. Very close to the University. Cheap little hole in the wall place with good food in a casual atmosphere.
- Chili Willi's Mexican Cantina, 841 4th Avenue, Phone: (304) 529-4857. Tex-Mex with really very intriguing cuisine, definitely worth the trip.
- Arthur's, 322 10th St., 304-522-4202. An upscale seafood place on 10th Street in Downtown Huntington. Pricy, but fantastic.
- Jewel City Seafood, 1317 4th Av., 304-529-7961, . An incredible selection of southern style seafood. Good service, quaint, nice.
- The Java Joint, Hal Greer Blvd. and 3rd Ave. downtown. This hip little coffee place also specializes in comfort foods. Definitely worth stopping in for some coffee, tea, or Spaghetti-O's.
- G.D. Ritzy's, 1335 Hal Greer Blvd, 304-523-7019. A greasy but wonderful burger place right on Hal Greer Blvd. in Downtown Huntington. Try the milkshakes.
- Stewart's Hot Dogs, 2445 5th Av., . Some of the best hot dogs in the country. Drive-in style in downtown Huntington.
- Thabit's, 4th Ave. Small diner, mostly occupied by an army of regulars during weekday lunch hours. However the food is good and the place has stayed consistently delicious over the years.
- Jim's Spaghetti House, 920 5th Ave, 304-696-9788. Jim's is an excellent choice for a nice family meal. Try to make it for strawberry pie week.
- Nawab Indian Cuisine, 600 4th Av., Phone: (304) 525-8500.
- Buddy's All American BBQ, 3rd Ave. A wonderful place for bbq sandwiches, ribs and wings. Also a good selection of mixed drinks and beer.
- Spunky Cat's, Pullman Square, 3rd Ave. An upscale classy restaurant featuring only steaks, chicken, turkey and even some Italian dishes. A romantic place for dates. Pricy but worth it. Delicious fresh fruit used for cocktails.
- Union Pub And Grill. Great food and environment for the over-21 crowd. Located downtown on 4th Avenue.
- Day's Inn, 5196 US Route 60, Phone: 304-733-4477, Fax: 304-733-4493, . Clean, basic room for 2 (2 beds) for $56+ tax. Free, but SLOW, "High Speed Internet" . Nice woman managing the continental breakfast.
- Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 800 Third Avenue, +1 304 523-8880, .
- Ramada Limited Huntington, 3140 16th Road, +1 304-523-8308, .
This page was last edited at 22:37, on 17 June 2008 by Peter Fitzgerald. Based on work by Leanna, David, Stacy Hall, Michele Ann Jenkins, Carson Maynard, Ravikiran Rao, Simone Bravo and Evan Prodromou, Wikitravel user(s) Morph and Picapica and Anonymous user(s) of Wikitravel.