The town of Weirton in the state of West Virginia is often referred to as “the Gateway to the Valley.” Located on the state’s northern panhandle along the Ohio River, the town is filled with history, particularly with that of the Revolutionary War and the Weirton Steel Company. Weirton is situated only around thirty minutes away from the busy city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, making it a good escape from the hustle and bustle and a chance to enjoy some friendly hospitality, fun attractions, and delicious food.

1.Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center

Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center
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The Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center showcases the history of Weirton, West Virginia, dating back to the days of the American Revolution when the area was called Holiday’s Cove up to the history of the city of Weirton and the Weirton Steel Company. Among the museum’s asset, one of the most significant is its photograph collection that highlights the steel mill and the local community, photographed by photographers with the Weirton Steel Company. A number of community events take place at the Weirton Area Museum and Cultural Center throughout the year as well, such as the “Festival of Nations.”

3149 Main St, Weirton, WV 26062, Phone: 304-224-1909

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2.Williams Golf and Country Club

Williams Golf and Country Club
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The Williams Golf and Country Club has been recognized over the years as one of the region’s most beautiful and well maintained golf courses, as well as ranked among West Virginia’s top ten best golf courses. The country club golf course has been appealing to a large number of people for quite some time due to its user-friendliness that makes it great to play on every day. The Clubhouse of the Williams Country Club and the river offer stunning backdrops for events. The Williams golf course is a par 72, eighteen-hole course that has hosted several notable golf events.

1000 Williams Dr, Weirton, WV 26062, Phone: 304-748-8455

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3.Dee Jay's BBQ Ribs and Grille

Dee Jay's BBQ Ribs and Grille
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Dee Jay's BBQ Ribs and Grille first opened to the community of Weirton, West Virginia back in 1980 and its was this time that the restaurant’s legendary rib recipe was created. Dee Jay’s ribs are known for their rich, slow-cooked, and robust “smoky wonderful-ness.” The ribs have gained a following, with people coming from all over the country to enjoy a delicious meal, including former and current, Pirates, Steelers, and Penguins. Open daily, the 210-seat eatery provides ample parking, just off of Three Springs Drive and Route 22, and offers a “tropical paradise” located just outside of Weirton.

380 Three Springs Dr, Weirton, WV 26062, Phone: 304-748-1150

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4.Chico Fiesta

Chico Fiesta
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The Chico Fiesta restaurant of Weirton provides guests with authentic Mexican cuisine at an affordable price, with everything listed on their menu being homemade and freshly prepared every day. The friendly staff strives to make every customer feel as if their at home. Dishes are all prepared thoroughly with a real, but soft taste, and for those who like their food especially hot, they can just ask. Chico Fiesta is open Monday to Thursday from 11:00am until 10:00pm, Friday from 11:00am until 10:30pm, Saturday from noon until 10:00pm, and Sunday from noon until 9:00pm.

3110 Pennsylvania Ave, Weirton, WV, Phone: 304-723-3303

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5.Spicy Gringo's

Spicy Gringo's
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Alan and Michelle Huffman first opened the Spicy Gringo’s restaurant in 2011 with the idea of providing their customers with affordable, authentic, and fresh Mexican food in a family setting, featuring tacos, chimichangas, nachos, enchiladas, a popular jalapeño burger. Alan grew up in the Ohio Valley, then later lived in San Diego for eighteen years, where he met his wife, Michelle, who is a native Californian. The couple moved to West Virginia in 2010 and soon after opened the Spicy Gringo’s after they started missing the Mexican food found in California. The restaurant moved to its current location in Weirton in 2015.

206 American Way, Weirton, WV 26062, Phone: 304-797-8226

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