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So Much More Than Wild and Wonderful, My Hometown Huntington, West Virginia

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While oftentimes portrayed negatively in the media, my state and hometown of Huntington, West Virginia is full of delightful people and great area attractions. You might love it so much that you decide to make it your own hometown (I did just that 10 years ago after a 2500 mile move).
First opened in 1928 the Keith-Albee Theater was the second largest in size at the time, second only to the Roxy Theater in New York. No longer a working movie theater it was taken over by the Marshall University Foundation and restored. It was home to the premiere of the movie We Are Marshall and now hosts entertainers through the Marshall Artist Series. A truly beautiful theater and an integral part of Huntington's history.

First opened in 1928 the Keith-Albee Theater was the second largest in size at the time, second only to the Roxy Theater in New York. No longer a working movie theater it was taken over by the Marshall University Foundation and restored. It was home to the premiere of the movie We Are Marshall and now hosts entertainers through the Marshall Artist Series. A truly beautiful theater and an integral part of Huntington's history.

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Heritage Farm Museum and Village is a great place to celebrate Appalachian heritage. The museum has guided tours available and you can stay in one of the log homes on the property. A great way to teach kids about West Virginia history.

Heritage Farm Museum and Village is a great place to celebrate Appalachian heritage. The museum has guided tours available and you can stay in one of the log homes on the property. A great way to teach kids about West Virginia history.

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Harris Riverfront Park is located along the Ohio River in downtown Huntington. It includes a playground, floating stage, boat ramps and a  river walk. It also hosts many concerts and festivals in the spring and summer.

Harris Riverfront Park is located along the Ohio River in downtown Huntington. It includes a playground, floating stage, boat ramps and a river walk. It also hosts many concerts and festivals in the spring and summer.

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The Huntington Museum of Art is full of great pieces of art and activities open to the public. There are trails on the property to take nature hikes and a number of permanent galleries including a beautiful glass gallery. Kids will love the Conservatory, which is teaming with plants and is West Virginia's only plant conservatory.

The Huntington Museum of Art is full of great pieces of art and activities open to the public. There are trails on the property to take nature hikes and a number of permanent galleries including a beautiful glass gallery. Kids will love the Conservatory, which is teaming with plants and is West Virginia's only plant conservatory.

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Pullman square is a large outdoor shopping center with a large movie theater, multiple restaurants, and unique shopping destination. It also is the home to many outdoor events in the spring and summer. My family loves going to Chili Fest in the summer!

Pullman square is a large outdoor shopping center with a large movie theater, multiple restaurants, and unique shopping destination. It also is the home to many outdoor events in the spring and summer. My family loves going to Chili Fest in the summer!

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Joan C. Edwards Stadium is the home of Marshall's Thundering Herd football team. Since many people (including myself) that call Huntington home are also alumni of Marshall University the stadium draws large crowds.

Joan C. Edwards Stadium is the home of Marshall's Thundering Herd football team. Since many people (including myself) that call Huntington home are also alumni of Marshall University the stadium draws large crowds.

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Ritter Park is a large open park with a rose garden, play area, large fields for recreational sports, picnic tables, tennis courts (both indoor and outdoor), dog off leash park and an amphitheater. During the summer months there are numerous events for families to enjoy and is a great place to walk or run on the various exercise paths.

Ritter Park is a large open park with a rose garden, play area, large fields for recreational sports, picnic tables, tennis courts (both indoor and outdoor), dog off leash park and an amphitheater. During the summer months there are numerous events for families to enjoy and is a great place to walk or run on the various exercise paths.

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Marshall University is a multi campus university in downtown Huntington. It has a beautiful campus and many events open to the entire community. It's also where I received my graduate degree and feel in love with West Virginia!

Marshall University is a multi campus university in downtown Huntington. It has a beautiful campus and many events open to the entire community. It's also where I received my graduate degree and feel in love with West Virginia!

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Heritage Station is a great place for the whole family. Kids will love the authentic locomotive, while adults will find great shopping and places to eat. The layout is open with places to walk around, sit etc. In the summer my kids love to run around on the train and I love that the stores are unique and not chains. Plus it's the site where the city's first bank was once robbed by the Jessie James gang.

Heritage Station is a great place for the whole family. Kids will love the authentic locomotive, while adults will find great shopping and places to eat. The layout is open with places to walk around, sit etc. In the summer my kids love to run around on the train and I love that the stores are unique and not chains. Plus it's the site where the city's first bank was once robbed by the Jessie James gang.

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Camden park is a great place for families. Ticket prices are reasonable and there numerous rides and food stands. It still has a great old time feel and hasn't been over commercialized or modernized. A great place of nostalgia for people of all ages!

Camden park is a great place for families. Ticket prices are reasonable and there numerous rides and food stands. It still has a great old time feel and hasn't been over commercialized or modernized. A great place of nostalgia for people of all ages!

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