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Taste a bit of the local history by visiting the Riverfront Museum, Inc., located on Beechurst Avenue, where you can learn about the local industry, from the 1800's to the late 1900's through interesting and `shiny` displays of glass and crystal.


Have fun at Krepps Park, located on Parkview Drive, near WVU's Coliseum, featuring sports courts, a swimming pool, athletic fields and picnic areas.


Visit the Core Arboretum, situated on Monongahela Boulevard, where you will find miles of trails, great picnic spots, an outdoor amphitheatre, and much more, all lying on 91 acres of beautiful green surroundings.


Explore Monongalia Arts Center, on High Street, a non-profit arts and culture center which serves Morgantown and Monongalia County, offering classes in both performing and visual arts.


Sports & outdoor events

The Annual Deckers Creek Trail Half Marathon, scheduled on June 5, in 2010, is perhaps one of the most popular and favorite annual sporting events in Morgantown.


The 13.1-mile run takes participants through a scenic, mostly-downhill course that starts just outside Masontown, finishing at the riverfront in downtown Morgantown.


The event is growing in both size and popularity, every year, registering a record of 391 runners, who crossed the finish line, in 2009. All proceeds from this fun annual Morgantown event are going straight into the management and maintenance of rail-trails fond.



The Mason Dixon - Festival and the Mountaineer Area Light the Night Walk are two of the most popular and favorite annual events in Morgantown.


The Mason - Dixon Festival is kept in the middle of September, at the Riverfront Park, and it is a celebration of the local history, offering visitors various entertaining activities, including races, arts and crafts sales, and much, much more.


The Mountaineer Area Light the Night Walk is a non-profit competitive evening walk, taking place in April, dedicated to celebrate and commemorate lives touched by cancer.


All proceeds are used to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. In 2009, more than $66 000 were raised through the Light the Night Campaign, in West Virginia, which were used for research and financial aid programs.



If you get in the mood to party, while visiting Morgantown, you'll have where to choose from! The city has everything: drinks, music, dancing, good restaurants, fast-food joints and great nightclubs.


The nightspots in Morgantown may not seem as great, compared to other larger cities, but the friendly, social people who are living here, and the party-loving college crowds, filling the nightspots every weekend, guarantee the fact that you won't leave Morgantown disappointed, and that you and your friends will remember you night out in the city, long after you vacation ends.


The nightlife `action` in Morgantown mainly happen downtown, where you will find a wide array of great bars such as Shooters, which is a popular meeting spot for WVU students, the Backdoor, Bent Willis and Sports Page.


If music is your thing, head down on Pleasant Street where one of the top live music venues in the area is located, appropriately called 1-2-3 Pleasant Street, featuring rock, blues, pop, punk and reggae beats that attract a mixed crowd, from professionals to college kids.


In addition to the great music, the club also offers entertainment through pool tables and darts, for people who care to play. Dress to impress and be sure to make an appearance after 10 pm, because that's when the `cool` people arrive and the `show` starts.


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