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Government Building
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The West Virginia State Capitol is the seat of government for the U.S. state of West Virginia, and houses the West Virginia Legislature and t
History Museum
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Monument
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Science Museum
Clay Center , Charleston
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The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia in Charleston, West Virginia, US is a 240,000-square-foot (22,000 m2) facility ded
Historic Site
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Explore a historical psychiatric hospital at Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum, which was open from 1864 to 1994. Now a National Historic Landma

Charleston

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Government Buildings · History Museums · Science Museums
Charleston is the capital and the largest city in the U.S. state of West Virginia, and the county seat of Kanawha County. It is located at the confluence of the Elk and Kanawha Rivers in Kanawha County. As of the 2013 Census Estimate, it had a population of 50,821, while its metropolitan area had 224,743. It is a center of government, commerce, and industry. Early industries important to Charleston included salt and the first natural gas well. Later, coal became central to economic prosperity in the city and the surrounding area. Today, trade, utilities, government, medicine, and education play central roles in the city's economy. It is the least populous state capital in the U.S to be the most populous city in a state, and the second least populous city in the U.S to be the most populous city in a state after Burlington, Vermont. Use our United States trip itinerary planner to arrange the details of your trip to Charleston and other destinations.

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