Point Pleasant River Museum, Point Pleasant

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Specialty Museum · Museum
Open Year Around

Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The Point Pleasant River Museum features information on river life and commercial enterprise on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers. Enjoy a model of an old Steamboat Pilot House, exhibits, video demonstrations, and artifacts. Displays demonstrations and special guests are featured at this exciting museum.

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2,400 Gallon Ohio River Fish Aquarium containing Gar, Bowfin, Paddle Fish, Sun Fish, Cat Fish & More
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  • We tried to visit the museum a week ago, but it is closed indefinitely. The building was gutted in the fire and I believe they lost most if not everything. The guy I talked to let me look inside and.....  more »
  • This building recently was on fire but my children and I have visited this place several times. They would change things around from time to time to reflect on the surrounding festivities such as the....  more »
  • Had a wonderful time at this museum. Large collection of unique items related to river commerce. I really enjoyed the simulator that permits a realistic experience navigating as captain of a tug and barge tow.
  • So informative on the river life of boatmens...has many displays that are hands on for kids & adults to try...lots of photo ops here ...a simulator for you to try your hand at the helm of a bardge or many other ship's found on the river. Also has a large aquarium in back with fish in Ohio River ...quite interesting some are...it's a self guided tour but if you have any questions just ask out & your answer will be given...its very amazing....

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