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Point Pleasant River Museum, Point Pleasant
(4.6/5 based on 45 reviews on the web)
Open Year Around

Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The Point Pleasant River Museum features information on river life and commercial enterprise on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. Enjoy a model of an old Steamboat Pilot House, exhibits, video demonstrations, and artifacts. Displays demonstrations and special guests are featured at this exciting museum.

Silver Bridge Display

2,400 Gallon Ohio River Fish Aquarium containing Gar, Bowfin, Paddle Fish, Sun Fish, Cat Fish & More
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TripAdvisor
  • The museum was very interesting if you are into turn of the 19th century travel along the Ohio and another river. There are a lot of artifacts of river life and pictures of many paddle wheelers that t...  more »
  • A great place to stop and visit and learn more about the Ohio River and inland waterways of the USA. Close to walk to food and very affordable. 
  • Pt. Pleasant has to be commended for an excellent display of River artifacts. With a the Riverboat pilot house to steer down the mighty Ohio to the information of the ill-fated Silver Bridge collapse ...  more »
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  • One of the coolest places downtown Point Pleasant. The many displays are excellent, highlights include a 2,400 gallon aquarium, a scale model of the silver bridge, and a full-scale towboat pilot house simulator!
  • Very interesting well kept museum staffed by very nice people that enjoy what they do. A must stop when in the area.
  • The Rivers' industries contributed to the economy of the nation. So grateful for those who created the River Museum to preserve the history ... I highly recommend the Point Pleasant River Museum as a tourist site -- or a place to take your children and grandchildren. The Ole Folks will enjoy reliving their heritage.
  • I saw the mothman cross the street
  • Great experience as a captain .. I hope everyone else enjoys like I did ...