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Point Pleasant, West Virginia: World's Largest Horse: West Virginia State Farm Museum Team Field Report

1458 Fairground Rd, Point Pleasant, WV
4 miles north of town on Hwy 62, then about a mile east on Fairgrounds Rd./Wadsworth Rd.
Tu-Sa 9 am - 5 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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West Virginia State Farm Museum.

World's Largest Horse: West Virginia State Farm Museum

This collection of old farm buildings and exhibits has many dead animals -- including a two-headed calf -- in its Morgan Museum, and a separate exhibit of General, the world's largest stuffed horse. Report...

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2-story outhouse.

West Virginia State Farm Museum

A two-story outhouse, the taxidermied hide of the one-time largest horse in the world, a taxidermied two-headed calf and a bizarre and random collection of other stuffed animals would be reason enough to visit a region, but in West Virginia they can all be seen in one place: The West Virginia State Farm Museum.

I visited a fraction of the museum as a part of The Mothman Tour, and beyond what is already described, there are many interesting artifacts, but those will have to wait for another visit. The purpose of stopping as part of The Mothman Tour is to see the stuffed Sandhill Crane, an animal often suggested as what the Mothman really was.

The museum is located in the original grounds of the old WWII ordnance factory where the Mothman was first seen.

[Greg Brown, 06/23/2011]

General the horse and family.

General, World's Largest Stuffed Horse

This was taken of General in 1978, when he was owned by John Greene of Milton, WV. At that time we lived on the farm where he was kept. We frequently visited General and the children just loved him. He was one of the most gentle horses I have ever encountered. I thought you might want to see General in better days.

[Jim Adkins, 11/28/2008]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Reproduction Stockade FortReproduction Stockade Fort, Point Pleasant, WV - 6 mi.
Silver Bridge Mural: Pre-DoomSilver Bridge Mural: Pre-Doom, Point Pleasant, WV - 6 mi.
Patriotic Mothman MuralPatriotic Mothman Mural, Point Pleasant, WV - 6 mi.
In the region:
Museum of Radio and Technology, Huntington, WV - 41 mi.

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