Morgantown, W.V.: Food & Fun

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Morgantown, West Virginia, mingles natural beauty (thanks to the Monongahela River) with a charming and bustling small-city vibe, including one of West Virginia’s finest local food scenes.


West Virginia University is at the heart of Morgantown’s cultural life, inspiring a diverse arts, food, and entertainment environment. Visitors can enjoy a breathtaking view when they take the university’s unique Canopy Tour, which includes four ziplines.


Visitors love diving into West Virginia University’s sports, with fall football drawing thousands of spectators. The university’s “flying WV” logo is one of West Virginia’s most iconic symbols.


Morgantown’s downtown will keep you busy with cold beer served in generous portions at Mario’s Fishbowl, American-style small plates at Tin 202, and much more. 

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The Iron Horse Tavern is a gastropub that leaves every customer satisfied with hearty breakfasts, classic American comfort food, local craft beers, and cocktails.

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Cooper’s Rock State Forest is the place to dive into the Morgantown area’s natural wonders, with more than 12,000 acres for hiking, biking, camping, and more.

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Cooper’s Rock State Forest’s Trout Pond is stocked with its namesake fish and is a magnet for fishermen who know one of the best ways to enjoy this beautiful park is by casting a line.

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Cooper’s Rock State Forest is not only a green respite from the everyday, it's also a major historic site, home to the Henry Clay Iron Furnace, an impressive stone structure right in the middle of the forest.

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The historic, 30-foot-high Henry Clay Iron Furnace dates back to the 1830s and captivates visitors to the state forest.

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Cheat Lake Park and Trail is a family-friendly 4.5-mile trail landscaped for easy strolls - and the kids will love the playground right by the lake!

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If all that exploring has made you hungry, the Atomic Grill is the place for you. Enjoy awesome BBQ, burgers, and more in a bright, eye-popping environment.

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Save room for dessert at the Cupcakerie, which boasts artisanal confections like the popular "P'Nutty."

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Get ready for a gorgeous riverfront, the bustle of a small city, and a tasty food scene.

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