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Parkersburg, West Virginia: Oil and Gas Museum

Three floors of exhibits. America's first oil millionaires were made in places like Parkersburg.

119 Third St., Parkersburg, WV
I-77 exit 176. Follow US 50 west 2.5 miles into downtown. Just before the bridge into Ohio, turn left onto Ann Street, then left again onto Third Street.
M-F 11-4, Sa 11-5, Su 12-5. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Exterior of the Oil and Gas Museum.

Oil and Gas Museum

In downtown Parkersburg is a small museum on the gas and oil findings that made millionaires out of West Virginians and Ohioians in this area before the Oil Boom of Texas. Many exhibits inside and out, with a short movie.

[Greg Pfaff, 07/03/2007]

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