Our Wheeling winter weather can be cold and snowy, but that's no reason to hunker down at home. We've got tons of things to get you out of the house and buzzing around town. So if you're considering buying from Wheeling homes for sale, no worries that the winter months will keep you cooped up. As our real estate agents will show you in the list of things to do below, winter presents ample opportunities to get out and about.
- The Capitol Theatre. 1015 Main St., Wheeling
The Capitol Theatre, completed and opened in 1928, has seen some changes in the kind of entertainment it offers, but the impressive building — an anchor for Wheeling's downtown historical district — has withstood the test of time and after some renovations is serving a new generation of theatergoers. Shows in the '20s and '30s were reminiscent of Vaudeville, with singers, comedians and films accompanied by the playing of a $15,000 organ and an orchestra. The old-time Jamboree and symphony started at the Capitol but went elsewhere, then eventually returned to the Capitol. Nowadays, patrons can enjoy Broadway at the Capitol plus a changing roster of musical acts.
- Kruger Street Toy and Train. 144 Kruger St., Wheeling
Housed in a former elementary school that was built in 1906, the Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum offers a colorful array of vintage toys related to transportation, dolls, miniatures and trains. There's also a game room and a lobby with pinball machines and a chance to win a prize. The museum hosts Scout groups, Special Needs Groups, and School Groups, plus rooms are for rent for parties at a special price.
- Oglebay Park. Route 88 North, just 4 miles off I-70 at exit 2A
Whether you're getting married and are looking for a special place to hold the ceremony or just need a getaway for the family, Oglebay Park is the place to go. Oglebay Park resort evolved from a 100-year-old private residence to its current guise as a 2000-acre public park and resort that offers lodging, a museum, a spa, dining, a 30-acre zoo with 80 animals, paddleboats on a scenic lake, driving range, facilities for meetings indoors or get-togethers under a shelter, racquet sports, a Festival of Lights during the holidays, hiking on trails, ice skating, horseback riding, outdoor pool, shopping, and more.
- Oliver's Pies. 2200 Market St # 5, Wheeling
What's better in winter than a great piece of pie? Banana Creme, Apple, Coconut Creme, Peach, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Blueberry, Raisin, Lemon Creme, Key Lime — you name it, and Oliver's can deliver. They need 24 hours to get your pie going, but that's the only downside to this homemade pie experience. Oliver's was launched 15 years ago or so as a fundraiser when owner Jim Oliver needed money for himself and his son to go to South Korea for a sporting event — and today, Oliver's Pies is still cooking. Got a quiet winter day at home coming up? Surprise the family with pie.
- J.B. Chambers Memorial Ice Rink. 1801 National Road, Wheeling
What's winter in Wheeling without a little outdoor activity? And what better way to get your heart rate up than a lively session on the ice? Whether you're a novice or a practiced ice dancer, you need to make the most of winter in Wheeling by hurrying on over to Wheeler Park's J.B. Chambers Memorial Ice Rink. Need a place to hold your next birthday party? Look no further. A skating party is the way to go.
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