Econo Lodge Near Bluefield College
3400 East Cumberland Rd.
Bluefield, WV 24701
Phone: (304) 327-8171
Fax: (304) 324-4259
Arts & Museums
See thousands of pieces of memorabilia at this museum that depicts a coal camp house. Open May through September by appointment only, this museum charges no admission.
The Arts and Science Center houses an art gallery with monthly changing exhibits and the Science Center of West Virginia. The Science Center (304-325-8855) is a 10,000 square foot gallery that features world class exhibits on sound, motion, gravity, and other subjects.
Home to the largest Tesla coil in West Virginia, the over 10,000 square-foot Science Center of West Virginia features hands-on exhibits and such weekly programs as Starlab planetarium presentations and electricity and lightning demonstrations.
Located just 15 minutes south of Bluefield on I-77, at exit 58. this re-constructed, palisade village was built to duplicate archaeological records of an Indian Village that was carbon dated 1215. Visit the Artifact Museum and the re-created Indian Village, where guides trained in primitive skills give hands-on tours. Admission is charged. A museum gift shop and covered picnic area are also available. Open daily 9am to 5pm.
Open daily for walking tours from April through October, this National Historic Landmark is operated by the town of Pocahontas. Located just outside town, this mine was opened in 1882 and was operated for 73 years.
This museum is dedicated to those who served and offers visitors informative displays from the Civil War through the Vietnam War. Open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Located in the historic district of East Mercer Street, the museum houses a multitude of priceless artifacts relating to the Virginian Railroad.
Opened in 1982 as a non-profit historical museum, this museum is the region's "most comprehensive heritage cultural museum." See the living history programs, log homes, modern museum gallery, horse drawn equipment, and early automobiles. The museum is open year round, Monday through Saturday.
Providing an opportunity to learn about the history of the people and places of Wythe County, this museum's collection includes Wytheville's first fire truck circa 1855, early farming equipment and tools, military uniforms, Civil War displays, photographs of early schools and churches, and artifacts from the mining industry.
The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum...Heritage, History, and Romance. These three words describe the story inherent to the life of First Lady, Mrs. Wilson, wife of President Woodrow Wilson. This is a story that embodies heritage; a proud, prominent Virginia family, direct descendants of Pocahontas. The Edith Bolling Wilson Birthplace Museum is located on the first level of the Bolling Home at 145 East Main Street in Wytheville, Virginia. Seasonal pre-renovated tours of the Bolling Home are available April-October.\