People have made their home in the area of Clarksburg, West Virginia for hundreds of years. History runs deep in this area, from the indigenous peoples who built the Oak Mounds to the construction of the Traders' Hotel in 1894. Clarksburg’s diverse attractions makes it a rewarding destination for road-trippers, and an enjoyable residence for natives. Here are just a few sites worth exploring.
The aforementioned Oak Mounds are found in Harrison County, West Virginia, just outside of the city of Clarksburg. This earthwork mound is estimated to have been built between 1 and 1000 A.D. by a group of prehistoric indigenous peoples known as the Hopewell culture. The same group is credited for building other well-known earthwork mounds in the Midwest, such as Serpent Mound in southern Ohio. This 12-foot tall mound provides a subtle look at the culture and values of some of the first people to call the area home.
Veteran's Memorial Park
Veteran’s Memorial Park is a favorite spot for many locals. Its beautiful landscaping, picnicking areas, walking paths, and playgrounds make it a great place to spend the day with family. A swimming pool helps keep visitors cool in summer months, and the river provides opportunities for wildlife and bird watching.
Clarksburg Downtown Historic District
This national historic district is a must-see collection of buildings along a 16-block stretch of road. Architecture fans will appreciate a stroll downtown to witness various design styles, including Italianate Renaissance Revival.
The Clarksburg Splash Zone is another gratifying location to visit in warm-weather months. This attraction opens May 25 this year for a whole season of fun. This outdoor pool includes water slides, a baby pool, and more to help keep guests cool even on the hottest summer day.
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