Wheeling, West Virginia, USA

Wheeling is a city and the seat of Ohio County in the U.S. state of West Virginia. It is located in the northern (or western) panhandle of West Virginia, between Ohio and Pennsylvania, approximately 45 miles southwest of Pittsburgh and 120 miles east of Columbus.

Wheeling is an historical town which offers a range of attractions. The Wheeling Suspension Bridge was the first bridge to span the Ohio River, built in 1849 with a length of 1,010 feet. A tour of the Victorian Old Town area will highlight the large number of Victorian buildings, many of which have undergone extensive renovation.

Other attractions in Wheeling include the Carriage House Museum which has beautiful glass and glass blowing shows and the Victorian Vaudeville Theatre which features Wheeling Jamboree every Saturday. The Stifel Fine Arts Center offers exhibits and musical performances throughout the year.

Things to See and Do

* Victorian architecture
* Ohio River riverfront
* Wheeling Suspension Bridge
* Capitol Music Hall
* Point Overlook Museum

General information

Cruise Season – May – October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language – English
Land Area – 36.0 km²
Population – 30,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1

Port Location – The Wheeling Heritage Port is located on the Ohio River, in the middle of downtown Wheeling.

Travel Links - The Wheeling-Ohio County Airport is located eight miles north of downtown Wheeling, off of WV Route 2. Though this airport is open for public use, no commercial airlines service it. The closest commercial service is located at Pittsburgh International Airport, which is approximately 40 miles northeast of Wheeling in Western Pennsylvania.

The nearest passenger rail service is in Pittsburgh, PA, and is provided by Amtrak's Pennsylvanian and Capitol Limited routes. Wheeling can then be reached by car or connecting bus service provided by Amtrak.

Greyhound Bus Lines. The city's bus station is located in the Intermodal Center Garage at 1405 Main Street in downtown Wheeling.

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