The 8 Best Things to Do in Princeton, United States

February 28, 2018 Darleen Reid

Princeton, often referred to as the "Jewel of the South," is a city in and the county seat of Mercer County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 6,432 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Bluefield, WV-VA micropolitan area which has a population of 107,342. The town hosts the Princeton Rays baseball club of the Appalachian League.
Restaurants in Princeton

1. Brush Creek Falls

Camp Creek Speedway Road, Brush Creek Nature Preserve, Athens, WV 24740
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Brush Creek Falls

Reviewed By OtPot - Anderson, South Carolina

This was a very nice surprise. Traveling through coal country was a little depressing and we needed a little pick-me-up. Brush Creek Falls was the answer. Go in the morning as the lighting is much better for photos.. It is a real easy walk to the falls. Just watch the rocks and roots.
We hiked on down the creek almost 2 miles. This is one beautiful creek. If you're in the area, don't miss this one.

2. I-77 Northbound Welcome Center

186 Greasy Ridge Rd, Princeton, WV 24739-6916 +1 304-487-2214
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

I-77 Northbound Welcome Center

Reviewed By jlantern3 - Columbia, South Carolina

Stopped to visit and look over the brochures- excellent election. The lady who worked the counter was so friendly and helpful in helping getting brochures on Civil War Sites= very impressive service. love the gift shop=great selection of local products. a must stop-you will not be disapointed

3. Princeton Railroad Museum

99 Mercer St, Princeton, WV 24740-3307 +1 304-487-5060
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Princeton Railroad Museum

Reviewed By dbowles06

The museum is a place you have to stop and visit when you are in the area. You can explore the caboose outside which the kids loved. The museum is full of local history. They have a small gift shop filled with unique souvenirs. Also, the ladies their are absolutely wonderful. Put Princeton Railroad Museum on the list of places to visit .Be sure to ask to hear the story about the crow!!

4. Out of the Box Room Escape

1207 Stafford Dr, Princeton, WV 24740-2465 +1 681-282-5569
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Out of the Box Room Escape

Reviewed By Sendil K

As an escape room junkie (I try to go whenever and wherever I can!) Room #117

Review for the Captain's Cabin Room.

Theme: Pirate

Difficulty: Not too rough. It was just me and I almost made it.

Price: $18 (30% cheaper than the standard $25)

Notes: The game-master watches closely so the hints when needed are spot on. The room itself is not that high tech, but the puzzles are all pirate themed and the game itself has a nice flow. Overall, I had a LOT of fun! If you've never done an escape room before, this is good one to kick it off!

The company: The owners are really nice and very accommodating! 2nd room being built & I WILL be back.

5. Those Who Served War Museum

1500 W Main St, Princeton, WV 24740-2627 +1 304-487-3670
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Those Who Served War Museum

Reviewed By junglybill - Myrtle Beach, Sc

We were very surprised about the history of Hershey and how the school started. Many other buildings and places in Hershey, PA have been built by the magnate. The guides were very informative and knowledgeable about the entire school. The grounds were very well maintained and cared for. There was a lot of acreage with houses and homes that were established for student residence under the oversight of house parents. This site beats going to the Hershey factory which i heard takes you through a replica of the real factory. There is also a tram tour that explains the history of the city from its beginning.( costly)

6. Chuck Mathena Center

2 Stafford Cmns, Princeton, WV 24740-2571 +1 304-425-5128
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Chuck Mathena Center

With a nearly 1,000 seat theatre, state-of-the-art audio and visual capabilities, and stunning architecture, CMC is a one of a kind experience in southern WV. The CMC stage plays host to year-long national touring productions, including off-Broadway theatre and musicals, concerts, comedy, dance, and more. The entire facility is available for rent, and offers diverse space for parties of 10-1000.

Reviewed By Ray F - Princeton, West Virginia

We have taken in quite a few shows over the years at the Chuck Mathena Center. It's nice to be able to see Dicken's "A Christmas Carol" (which is always excellent I must add), the Glen Miller Orchestra, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and other...MoreThank you for your kind words! We appreciate your continued support over the years and hope to see you again here soon!

7. The Bronze Look, LLC

311 Mercer St, Princeton, WV 24740-3313 +1 304-425-5005
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The Bronze Look is the number one independent Fenton Art Glass Dealer in WV. All of our art glass is made in WV, including Fenton, Blenko, Ron Hinkle, Studios of Heaven and others. We also carry fine art by world renowned artists as well as local artists. We specialize in coins, currency and coal scrip. The owner is a member of the American Numismatic Association. We carry current as well as older coins and currency. We have a wide variety of mining scrip as well. Our gallery is a restoration project in the making of a 100 year old building in the historic downtown area of Princeton, WV.

Reviewed By wv_travelersX3 - Pipestem, West Virginia

Not your typical pawn shop but rather a high-end place. Have bought several pieces of nice jewelry here and also some hard-to-find coins. Lots of items, new and used, ranging from large sofa size pictures to glass, jewelry, coins. Have never had a bad experience but I hear the store is under new management. I always dealt with the manager; Kristen, and she was pleasant as well as helpful and professional.

8. Dr. Robert B. McNutt House

1522 N Walker St, Princeton, WV 24740-2639
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Dr. Robert B. McNutt House

Reviewed By jlantern3 - Columbia, South Carolina

this is a wonderful house built in 1840- the oldest house in the county. Served as a civil war field hospital. Two future presidents stayed there as Union soldiers.. Well preserved and free for the public to visit. The chamber of commerce is in there now and are so happy tohave visitors. seeing the original floors and hearing of the houses history made for a wonderful time. recently added to The West Virginia Civil War Trails stop- a must stop for history buffs and lovers of old homes

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