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Museum of Geology and Natural History

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Most people don't know about this hidden place. It's not a full scale museum type thing, it's... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2017
Christian C
Fairmont, West Virginia
Worth a visit in a beautiful location

The museum may be small, but the staff is very friendly and the minerals and fossils are very... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Frederick, Maryland
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8 Jul 2017
“Worth a visit in a beautiful location”
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1 Mont Chateau Rd, Morgantown, WV 26508-8079
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Most people don't know about this hidden place. It's not a full scale museum type thing, it's really a working geological place, but a few interesting things to see. Not a place you'd schedule a vacation around to see, but if in the area and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
4  Thank Christian C
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The museum may be small, but the staff is very friendly and the minerals and fossils are very interesting. I remember when the original Mont Chateau was here, so my knowledge of the area is fairly deep. I had never had a chance to visit...More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank aeph1026
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Though this museum is small, it is well stocked with fossils and replicas. If you take the time to really examine the many artifacts and read all the available information, this visit is an hour well spent. The staff is super knowledgeable and friendly. My...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank randcvn
Reviewed 11 October 2014

I had read some of the other reviews and thought this place might be interesting for about 45 min to an hour. My wife and I couldn't even make it 10 minutes. Other than a few "replica" fossils of dinasours and some minor rocks I...More

Date of experience: October 2014
2  Thank radman143
Reviewed 23 March 2014

I learned many new things, found this Museum very good. I'd surely make it a must see for others.,, I will surely visit it again.

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank Kay Y
Reviewed 16 July 2013 via mobile

As previously stated, it's a great way to kill some time in Morgantown. We hit up Ruby & Ketchy's (a local restaurant) for lunch and this is located right down the road off of Cheat Lake. I had no idea it was even here. Not...More

Date of experience: July 2013
5  Thank Madmartigan1357
Reviewed 23 April 2012

No one knows of this museum, including the people that work there. They were shocked that anyone would visit. That have some nice minerals and fossils, but no employee seems to know anything

Date of experience: April 2012
4  Thank biglurk
Reviewed 12 December 2011

We look for unexpected delights that are off the beaten path. When visiting the Morgantown, West Virginia area, travelers are likely to drive over Cheat Lake without stopping just off I-68 by the Lakeview Resort. A nearly hidden road passes below Lakeview and along the...More

Date of experience: January 2011
14  Thank Ted S
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