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Culture Center

1900 Kanawha Blvd East, Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV 25305
+1 304-558-0220
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4-H youth at Capital

We had 50 students attending the legislative session and made a stop in the Cultural Center and we... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Bluebarnman
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Worth the Trip

The cultural center has lots of, well, culture and rich history about our lovely state. It has a... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
MizzBowe
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Complex that houses a variety of interesting tourist sites such as the State Museum, reference libraries, and a live-performance theater.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (9 reviews)
“west virginia” (26 reviews)
“state museum” (13 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1900 Kanawha Blvd East, Capitol Complex, Charleston, WV 25305
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We had 50 students attending the legislative session and made a stop in the Cultural Center and we all highly recommend this stop!! The youth ranged in age of 9-17 and none of them were unhappy with the visit.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

The cultural center has lots of, well, culture and rich history about our lovely state. It has a quaint museum and gift shop to find the perfect West Virginia made gift.

Thank MizzBowe
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

The Cultural Center is between our beautiful state capitol building and our war memorial. West Virginians have fought and lost lives in all wars and battles. The telltale signs are that we have the highest per capita volunteers and similar per capita losses in most...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Each time that I visit the Culture Center, I am reminded of the rich simplicities of life that are often forgotten or put on the backburner for sometimes cold and empty technological advances. Over the years, my family and I have grown to appreciate the...More

1  Thank Eleanor P
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

We were traveling through WV and decided to stop here for a break from the car. We didn't have a lot of time to look before the 5pm closing time, so we did have to go through fairly quickly. It was worth the stop though!...More

Thank sbluesky225
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

The correct name is "Culture Center" -- it's not how I would have labeled it but it is what it is. There are always great displays in the lobby, several series of lectures during the month, a really good state museum, and sometimes you stumble...More

1  Thank TSKWVU70
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I've just spent 3 and a half weeks on a solo trip to West Virginia and spent an afternoon in this lovely museum, it was 38 degrees outside and the air conditioning was a draw. However I was there for about 3 hours savouring all...More

Thank JoseyJoenotts
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

the center is beautiful and folks are most friendly,, downstairs museum is a must see,, you will learn tremendous history,,, I am West Virginian and I learned so much,,, gift to yourself for a visit

1  Thank cainwally
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

WV Cultural Center is the place to experience WV history, from early settlers to the lumber industry and coal, oil and gas history. Displays of every aspect of life in West Virginia is there for your enjoyment and entertainment. Come see and enjoy.

1  Thank VisitWV4Fun
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The lower level of the Culture Center is a masterpiece museum of West Virginia's long and curious history, going back to the eons ago when it was south of the equator. Prepare to be amazed, and don't schedule less than an hour. You could easily...More

Thank HaveTimeWillTravel13
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Response from Annette B | Reviewed this property |
The State Museum hours are 9:00am to 5pm Tuesday through Saturday; last entry at 4:15 Closed on Sunday and Monday The Archives Library hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Wednesday 9:00am to 8:00pm Thursday 9:00am to... More
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