Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort
Your total entertainment destination! A new standard of affordable elegance awaits you in the new Grande Hotel. The upscale, five-story tower adds 258 rooms, including 20 suites, to Mountaineer’s 101-room wing. You can savor gourmet cuisine in La Bonne Vie Steakhouse, then enjoy a little pulse-pounding gaming excitement with over 3,200 slots and table gaming.
Pamper yourself at The Spa at Mountaineer. Our Spa Professionals have designed a distinct and select menu of the finest personal care amenities in the industry. Let them design the perfect prescription for your personal life style – now conveniently located in the Grande Hotel at Mountaineer. Or rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit at The Fitness Centre which offers a full line of Life Fitness strength and cardio equipment and Hammer Strength equipment.
Homer Laughlin China Company
Founded in 1871 by Mr. Homer Laughlin, The Homer Laughlin China Company has been owned and operated by the Aaron and Wells families since their acquisition in 1897.
Specializing in high-fired, lead-free glazes with an Alpha Alumina added body, Homer Laughlin remains the largest domestic pottery employing over 1100 skilled workers in a 37 acre facility. Visit the retail outlet store and tour the pottery factory. Call 1-800-452-4462 for tour reservations.
The World’s Largest Teapot
In 1938 The Chester Teapot was constructed by William “Babe” Devon. The Teapot started its life as a gigantic wooden hogshead barrel for a Hire’s Root Beer advertising campaign. A spout and handle were added at this time and the wooden barrel was covered with tin to form the teapot’s shape. A large glass ball was placed on top to make the knob of the “lid”.
After many changes and uses over the years, the Teapot had fallen into disrepair. In 1990, extensive renovations were undertaken, and the Teapot was moved to a location adjacent to the Jennings Randolph Bridge Ramp, at the junction of State Route 2 and U.S. Route 30. The Teapot was officially dedicated at a ceremony held on October 12, 1990. Located in Chester, WV.
Tomlinson Run State Park
Located at the extreme tip of West Virginia’s northern panhandle, Tomlinson Run provides a wide range of recreational opportunities to a large number of local and out-of-state visitors.
Roughly divided into two sections, the park offers a wilderness area of heavily forested hills, overhanging cliffs of sandstone and shale, and a profusion of wildflowers and fauna. Featured within the developed areas of the park are picnicking, boating, miniature golf, playgrounds, basketball and volleyball courts, swimming, a campground and a group camp. In addition, program events are scheduled from April through October.
Veterans Memorial Bridge and Park
The Veterans Memorial Bridge, whose planning history dated back to the 1950’s, was under construction for what seemed like most of the 1980s. At first it was hard to visualize. Area residents knew there would be a new style of bridge being built called a “cable stayed” bridge, with a massive concrete support tower. And then the tower began to rise from the pier in the middle of the Ohio River, and the cables sprouted to connect the road to the supporting tower, giving the bridge an almost sailboat-like appearance from some angles. By the time the bridge opened May 5, 1990, it was obvious that Steubenville and Weirton had a new trademark.
The bridge connects the region to Pittsburgh in a way beyond just carrying the U.S. Route 22 expressway through the region on six wide, smooth concrete lanes. It continues to be a connection to Pittsburgh because of its beauty, not just because it’s a highway. Engineers who took the tour before the ramps even connected the bridge to the Ohio shore were impressed by the bridge’s appearance and how it was unconventional in a place where a conventional bridge might have performed the duty just as well.
So, the bridge is not just a commercial link but also an important symbol of progress and pride for the area. The Veterans Memorial Bridge is mentioned and a photograph included in a book by a Pittsburgh publisher, the Local History Company. The author of “The Bridges of Pittsburgh,” Bob Regan.
Chester Memorial Park
The main feature of this memorial is a B-52 Replica placed high above everything else. A granite wall beneath the plane features etchings of wartime memories.
The memorial was a project of the VFW.
Weirton Area Community Players
Entertaining & Educating at Brooke Hills Park since 1987, the organization of Weirton Area Community Players has expanded quite a bit since it was founded by Weirton residents Jessica and Richard Dettore. WCP has become both a place to be entertained and learn just how to do it.
Classes and Workshops have are scheduled each season at Drama Direct Studio. Private, Duo & Trio classes fill up quickly. Call 304-723-5215.
Brooke County POW Museum
Brooke County Library, Wellsburg
Brooke Hills Playhouse
Brooke Hills Park, Wellsburg