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Huntington, a beautifully designed city situated on the banks of the Ohio River, has a developed waterfront park, complete with amphitheater, playground, boat launch, and marina. The central business district, home to a developing lifestyle entertainment complex along 3rd Avenue on the Midland Trail, has a rich diversity of architectural styles within its Historic District.

Downtown and Riverfront

Harris Riverfront Park and the nearby Big Sandy Superstore Arena offer concerts and activities. Pullman Square offers a cineplex, dining, coffee shops, bookstore, and specialty shopping. The former B&O Railway Station has been converted into Heritage Station, an attractive plaza with a real locomotive and renovated Pullman car, the city’s first bank (once robbed by the James Gang), and unique shops and eateries. It is also the location of the Cabell-Huntington Convention and Visitors Bureau, which can provide visitors with more information about local attractions.

Ritter Park, Roses, and Art

In Huntington’s south side neighborhood, enjoy unwinding at the 70-acre Ritter Park with its accredited Rose Garden. Nearby, the Huntington Museum of Art features 10 exhibition galleries, nature trails, sculpture garden, café, and gift shop. The museum’s Hilltop Festival is held the second weekend in September.

Marshall University

MU’s beautiful campus, home of the Thundering Herd, lies astride the Midland Trail between Hal Greer Boulevard and 22nd Street and 3rd and 5th Avenues. Tour locations from the 2006 movie, We Are Marshall, which depicts the tragic 1970 crash of a plane carrying the Marshall University football team and the community’s recovery from the disaster.

Old Central City
An antique paradise and a lively farmers’ market await shoppers at Old Central City (p. 21) and Central City Market on Huntington’s 14th Street West antique district.

Once a flourishing manufacturing town, Central City (1893-1909) became part of Huntington in 1909. The area’s successful revitalization is anchored around the Central City Market and a beautiful green space with a gazebo for special events. Celebrate Old Central City Days the third weekend of June with historic tours, antiques, and entertainment.

Camden Park (ca. 1903)
Rt. 60 MM-4;
866-8CAMDEN /
866-822-6336.
www.camdenpark.com.
Kids love this amusement park offering over 30 rides and attractions, including Kiddieland, a historic old-time wooden roller coaster, and a log flume. 

History Attractions

History buffs must see our unique museums. The Museum of Radio and Technology (p. 22) and the J. Taylor Auto Collection, Heritage Farm Museum and Village recreates and preserves Appalachian heritage and culture with its more than 17 restored buildings. 

Madie Carroll House (ca. 1810)
234 Guyan St.; 304-736-1655.
www.madiecarrollhouse.org.
Historic Guyandotte. Built by river tradesman and Marshall Academy trustee James Gallaher. On the National Register of Historic Places. First Catholic Church in Cabell County. Saved from burning during Civil War raid on Guyandotte. Tours of the house or pre- and post-Civil War historic Guyandotte by appointment.