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Point Pleasant River Museum, Point Pleasant

#12 of 24 in Museums in West Virginia
Specialty Museum Museum
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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54 reviews
  • I really enjoyed this museum - lots of history about life on the river, including insights into life during different eras in American history. The simulator alone was worth the price of admission; yo...  more »
  • The best thing to see in point Pleasant Ruth was awesome they have things to see from the beginning of the town all the way through current times the model of the bridge was the best thing that I saw ...  more »
  • Very interesting and "homey" museum with lots of artifacts and stories of river life. 2 very interesting films about the tragic collapse of the Silver Bridge. Also a simulator where you can try your l...  more »
  • 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 ...

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