Wheeling West Virginia: Amazing Fish Sandwich, History and Architecture

Wheeling WV:

Got off the American Queen Steamboat and went straight to the Wheeling Artisan Center. It is wonderful to see how the local artists are supported. Then off to the Centre Market for more art and great eating. Even though it was only 10:30am I had to try to World Famous, Nationally Heralded Fried Fish Sandwich at Coleman’s Fish Market. Yes, it definitely deserves those awards. It was two very large and thick pieces of lightly fired white fish between two slices of white bread. It was great. The place was buzzing at 10:30 in the morning! Went to the Artworks Around Town, that also featured local and regional artists. Then I went to the West Virginia Independence Hall where I saw the first State Capitol, the first courthouse, the Governor’s office and the outside of the Victoria Vaudeville Theatre. Learned how West Virginia broke away from Virginia as a result of the Civil War. Then took the hop on/off bus (thank God for air conditioning, it was 106 degrees outside!) to the lovely Eckhart House, a beautifully restored Queen Anne Victorian townhouse, built in 1892 along Millionaire’s Row along the National Pike. Then to the Capitol Theatre. At night thoroughly enjoyed the BJ Thomas performance.

Eckhart House

Capitol Theatre

If I had more time I would definitely visit: The West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville WV, Victoria Jamboree show, Marx Toy Museum in Moundville, National Imperial Glass museum in Bellaire, OH and the Museums of Oglebay Institute, Wheeling Island Casino.

We’d love to hear from you about your experience with Wheeling, West Virginia or any other rivertowns.  We’d also love the opportunity of planning your next trip, so please call us: 203-221-3171, 888-400-7245, email: egreenwald@cruiseplanners.com.  By the way, our name is changed.  It is now: Eva’s Best Travel and Cruises, formerly known as Best Cruises and Travel Now.  We’d love you to “Like” us on Facebook, Cruise Planners: Best Cruises and Travel Now and follow us on Twitter: @TravelAndCruise.


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