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Kenova CMP

Kenova, known as the Western Gate to the Mountain State, is a small river city named for the three states that converge there: Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. Here, the Midland Trail begins its trek eastward, from the foothills of the Kentucky border to the scenic mountains on its Virginia border. 

Virginia Point Park
Western-most point of the State. Overlooks the juncture of the Big Sandy and Ohio Rivers, providing a picturesque view of three states and busy river commerce. Recreational boat ramp, fishing, camping, and picnic area with gazebo.

Dreamland Pool
Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Dreamland Pool has been one of West Virginia’s premier public swimming pools since 1926. Louis Armstrong, Tommy Dorsey, and other stars of the Big Band Era often performed there. 

Kenova Historical Museum
The large railroad steam engine outside represents the town’s rich railroad history. Inside is an extensive glass collection by native companies Pilgrim and Kemple.

Griffith and Feil Drug’s Old Fashioned Soda Fountain
1405 Chestnut St.; 304.453.4192.
Authentic treat from the past. Faithfully restored 1929-era soda fountain with copper ceiling, antique fixtures, wooden stained-glass back-bar from the 1880s. Bubble-light jukebox and oak floors help to set the nostalgic mood in this active pharmacy, which first opened in 1892.

Kenova’s Pumpkin House (ca. 1891)
748 Beech St.
Joseph Miller, the first U.S. Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, built the 1891 Victorian home. His friend President Grover Cleveland visited. Halloween week, over 3,000 Jack-o-Lanterns, each hand-carved with a unique pattern, glow from dusk to dawn, from porch to peak.

City of Kenova: 304.453.3121