Welcome to Kingwood, WV

Travel back to quieter times in Kingwood and find yourself at the heart of Preston County, WV. Breathe in the Appalachian air as you sample a bit of history found in every bite of a short stack of buckwheat cakes. Mountaineer Country travelers can reach Kingwood by road, trail, or stream, thanks to its natural surroundings and convenient location. Large stretches of land allow for local farms, big and small to be grown by locals and shared with neighboring towns. An abundance of history can be found around every corner and there is always breakfast, lunch or dinner to be had. Whether you're looking for that plate of freshly baked buckwheat cakes at every local’s favorite diner or a special, Almost Heaven gift for a friend or family member in your life from a nearby shop, this small town is full of neighborliness that cannot be matched. After exploring this wild and wonderful city, head to these nearby Preston County towns for additional adventures. The Preston County community is especially unique with more than 60 unincorporated destinations, nine towns, and one Census Designated Place (CDP). Check out our insider suggestions below for memorable experiences in a few of these areas: Arthurdale: Step back in time at historic Arthurdale Heritage, a New Deal community. Then, mark your calendars for the many events that take place on site throughout the year, including the New Deal Festival. Bruceton Mills: Kick back and relax during a slow paddle ride on the Big Sandy River after delving into a heaping plate of Buckwheat Cakes at Little Sandy’s or a craft beer on the Screech Owl Brewing farm. Masontown: Head to Hovatter's Wildlife Zoo for an animal experience unlike any other. With over 100 animals from all over the world, your trip is sure to be memorable. Reedsville: After a bike ride on the rail-trail, head to Modern Homestead at Tathams for shopping, events, and a cozy stay in the guest house. Rowlesburg: Whether it is the Labor Day Ox Festival, West Virginia Chestnut Festival, or Chriskindl Market, there’s fun and history to be shared in this river town all year round. Stop by the Szilagyi Center to view the World War II museum before heading to Cannon Hill. Terra Alta: Enjoy live music and craft beer in town at High Ground Brewing before heading to Alpine Lake Resort for a complete Almost Heaven retreat.

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Kingwood, WV, USA

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December 6, 2021
Downtown Kingwood
Craig Civic Center, Tunnelton Street, Kingwood, WV, USA
December 6, 2021
Craig Civic Center
Craig Civic Center, Tunnelton Street, Kingwood, WV, USA
December 10, 2021
$75.00 per plate
High Ground Brewing Taproom
102 Railroad Avenue, Terra Alta, WV, USA
December 11, 2021
Alpine Lake Resort
Alpine Lake Resort, West Alpine Drive, Terra Alta, WV, USA
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Farm-to-table dining thrives in Kingwood, WV. Fresh produce and savory entrees can be found in every restaurant, diner, and farmers market.
Restaurants in Kingwood


Fill your days with an outdoor adventure through the mountains, quaint dinner events, historical sites, and kid-friendly fun. Kingwood celebrates every day with fairs and festivals all year-round.
Things To Do In Kingwood


Find brand names you love and local businesses you’ll love to discover thanks to Kingwood’s unique shops and storefronts. Search through our local business partners to see how you can save with Mountaineer Deals!
Shopping In Kingwood


Choose between modern accommodations, charming bed & breakfasts, and all the comforts of home when you stay in Kingwood. No matter where you stay, all of our lodging properties offer memorable stays.
Places To Stay in Kingwood