Your charter bus group is welcomed to Wheeling! A township in Guernsey County. Nestled at the intersection of Interstates 70 and 77 in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
Wheeling is often called the "Crossroads of America." Situated between Columbus, Ohio and Wheeling, West Virginia, the Wheeling charter bus group members are within one day's travel of eleven major U.S. cities. Guernsey County also boasts one of the most scenic stretches of the National Road in the state and the Wheeling charter bus group members will have a great time watching it pass by their charter bus windows.
A nostalgic site for most Wheeling charter bus group members, the West Virginia Independence Hall. Nearly six years before President Lincoln signed the proclamation making West Virginia the 35th State in the Union, construction had begun on the Wheeling Custom House, headquarters for federal offices for the Western District of Virginia. Its completion, coinciding with the beginning of the Civil War, provided a facility for heated political discussions and constitutional conventions that led to eventual statehood for West Virginia in 1863.
Here, issues dividing many Virginians - slavery being one of many - were debated, compromised and shaped into the skeleton of statehood. Serving as the Restored Government of Virginia (aligned with the Union) from 1861-1863, it is appropriately known today as West Virginia Independence Hall. The Wheeling charter bus group members will have time to look around this place and feel its historical importance.
Another stop of Wheeling charter bus is the Old Main at Bethany, known as National Historic Landmark, which is the earliest example of collegiate Gothic in America. Construction began in 1858 using local timber, stone, slate and bricks kilned on site. Five U.S. Presidents have spoken in the Commencement Hall. Your Wheeling charter bus group members will get to see Edward Trove's oriental paintings hung in the Parlor.
A very interesting stop for the Wheeling charter bus group members is Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum at 144 Kruger Street, Wheeling.Housed in a restored Victorian school, The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum boasts an impressive collection of tens of thousands toys and trains! An operating train layout, frequently changing exhibits, unique gift shop, coffee house and ample parking ensures the enjoyment of Wheeling charter bus group members.
Oglebay Institute's Stifel Fine Arts Center at 1330 National Road, Wheeling is another amazing place to visit for the Wheeling charter bus group members. It provides opportunities for creative expression and entertainment.
The Stifel Center offers artists and visitors a chance to experience the visual and performing arts. Open daily, The Hart Galleries offer art exhibitions throughout the year. Evening wine tasting, concerts, and more are also open to the public. The Wheeling charter bus members can enjoy a lovely evening here.
Abbey's Restaurant and Lounge is a great place to quench your thirst and satisfy the hunger for the Wheeling charter bus group members. Their popular dishes are the rotisserie ribs and chicken, freshly cut steaks, Prime Rib, Lamb Chops and Pork Chops. Seafood is delivered daily. Abbey's offers a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, pastas etc that will be enjoyed immensely by the Wheeling charter bus group members.
This place has a keen sense of history and the Wheeling charter bus group members will have a good time as they will come to explore the past of this charming city.