“1700-acre city park and resort”
This 1700-acre park is a self-supporting public city park, located on the outskirts of Wheeling, West Virginia. Earl W. Oglebay deeded his estate, Waddington Farms, in 1926 to the city of Wheeling for the express purpose of public recreation. The park has been open to the public since 1928. Several Waddington Farms buildings, including the Mansion Museum and the greenhouse, remain in use today. Others, such as the Carriage House, have been rebuilt in the style of the original structures. Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, the Oglebay Mansion is operated as a museum by the Oglebay Institute. The park incorporates two championship golf courses, two standard courses (9-hole and 18-hole), one par three course, eleven tennis courts, a large outdoor pool, extensive walking trails, the Good Zoo, the Mansion Museum (operated by the Oglebay Institute), gardens, a greenhouse, the Anne Kuchinka Amphitheater, the Wilson Lodge (containing over 271 rooms), 54 cottages, The Schrader Center (a nature center operated by the Oglebay Institute), a planetarium (located within the Good Zoo), a ski slope, Camp Russel, and Schenk Lake, which is used for fishing, pedal boating, Segway tours, and several nightly fountain shows in season. Some of the annual events at the park are; The Winter Festival of Lights, Oglebayfest, the Ohio County Fair, the West Virginia Open (tennis), Springfest, and Fort Henry Days (a living history weekend).
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Oglebay Resort & Conference Center
- Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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