BuckhannonBuckhannon is a city of 5,725 people in West Virginia, and the only incorporated community in Upshur County. It was established in 1816 and named for Buckongahelas, a Native American chief of the Lenni-Lenape tribe who often hunted around the area, and whose name was often mispronounced by English settlers as "Buckongehanon".
phone: +1 304-924-6211WV-20 12 miles south of Buckhannon. A modern zoological facility displaying native and introduced state wildlife, with a 1.25-mile interpretive trail through a mature hardwood forest.
West Virginia Strawberry FestivalDowntown Buckhannon. Held the third week in May since 1936. Parades, a carnival, fireworks, helicopter rides, arts and crafts exhibits, quilt show, photography show, souvenir shop, band competition, car show, live entertainment, a strawberry auction and a sweetest berry contest.
- West Virginia Wesleyan College, 59 College Avenue, 304-473-8000, . A liberal arts university founded in 1890, with 36 academic majors including biology, business, education, political science and psychology.
address: 7 Cloverleaf LaneStonewheel hand-engraved glassware, including stemware, pitchers, vases, bowls, suncatchers and special designs.
Ron Hinkle GlassSago/Hampton Road off WV-20. Open 9AM-5PM Monday through Friday, and 9AM-2PM on Saturday; closed Sundays. Paperweights, stemware, designer vases, kitchen and bath accessories, "almost edibles", glass creatures and Christmas ornaments. Glassblowing classes offered. Demonstrations given 9AM-3PM Monday through Friday.
Outlaw Saloon and RoadhouseSaloon with pool table, dance floor, Tex-Mex kitchen. Offering live music, DJ, Karaoke, bike nights, college nights, happy hour 4-9.
Hotels and Inns
phone: +1 304-472-5000address: 90 E Main StreetOn-site restaurant called the 88 Restaurant.
address: 24 N Kanawha Street14 hotel rooms, 21 motel unites, 3 efficiency suites. Built in the early 1900s and known locally for its friendly atmosphere.
Bed and Breakfasts
address: 76 E Main Street6 rooms. Housed in a century-old brick mansion with a formal dining room serving a daily gourmet breakfast.
Post Mansion Innaddress: 8 Island AvenueAn elegantly-restored 20-room mansion.
address: 113 Island AvenueBuilt in 1895 on a peninsula by the Buckhannon River. Sunroom, 4 acres of land with perennial gardens. Full homemade breakfast.