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are important aspects of every vacation. While you are visiting Mercer County, you will see there is something to do for every family situation. Don't believe us? Check it out for yourself!

Appalachian League Professional Baseball

For family entertainment at its best, spend your evenings cheering at one of two major league-sponsored professional baseball teams.  Enjoy spectacular sunsets, cool evenings and terrific small town baseball excitement.

Bluefield Blue Jays
Bowen Field
Stadium Drive, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701 
Tickets & Schedules:  (304) 324-1326  
www.bluefieldjays.com

Princeton Rays
Hunnicutt Field
Old Bluefield Road, Princeton, West Virginia 24740 
Tickets & Schedules: (304) 487-2000
www.princetonrays.net


Basketball

West Virginia Blazers
(866) West VirginiaBLAZE
Wvblazers.com
Pro basketball in West Virginia. Catch all the action in Bluefield and Beckley as they battle pro teams from around the country.

Soccer

Southern West Virginia King's Warriors
East River Soccer Complex; John Nash Boulevard
Bluefield, West Virginia 24701
Tickets & Schedules: (304) 466-9080
www.wvkingswarriors.org
Features some of the best athletes from both the United States and around the world.

Golf

Bluefield Golf Links
1501 Whitethorn Street, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701
(304) 327-9822
9 hole golf course, tennis courts and pool open to the public.

Princeton Elks Country Club
Old Bluefield - Princeton Road, Princeton, West Virginia 24701
(304) 425-3273
www.princetonelks1459.com
9 hole public golf course.

Pipestem Golf Course
Pipestem, West Virginia 25979
(304) 466-1800 or 1-800-CALL-WVA
www.pipestemresort.com
18 hole championship course, 9 hole par 3 course and 18 hole miniature golf course.

 

ATV Trails

Hatfield-McCoy Trails
PO Box 539, Lyburn, West Virginia 25632
800-592-2217
www.trailsheaven.com
Managed ATV trail system with 500+ miles of trails. Seven trail systems located throughout the mountains of Southern West Virginia.
The newest addition to the Hatfield McCoy Trails, the Pocahontas Trail System, is open in Mercer County. The Trailhead is located in the historic town of Bramwell, WV. The trail system consists of approximately 60-80 total miles with more mileage anticipated to be added in the future. The trails consist of a large percentage of scenic, easier to moderate difficulties. Permits are available in Bramwell. For more information visit www.trailsheaven.com or call 304-325-8438 or 304-248-7114.

Skiing

Winterplace Ski Resort
100 Old Flat Top Mountain Road, Ghent, West Virginia 25843
(800) 607-SNOW
www.winterplace.com 
Twenty-seven trails, snowboard park, snow tubing (10 lanes), one hundred percent snowmaking capability, restaurants and lounge. December - March. Open seven days a week. 

Outfitters

Riverbound X-Stream Fly Fishing
207 North 3rd Street, Princeton, West Virginia 24740
(304) 487-3303
Plan your fly fishing trip today. Call for reservations and information.

Family Fun

Chestnut Springs Farm
8343 New Hope Road, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701
(304) 589-3972
www.cspringsfarm.com
West Virginia’s finest Boer Goats! Tours by appointment

Cinemas 8
Mercer Mall Road, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701
(304) 325-2169
www.carmike.com
See the latest movie releases at this modern movie theater.

Green Valley Bowling Center
469 Airport Road, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701
(304) 327-0481
Full service bowling center equipped with snack bar, billiard room and game room.

Mountaineer Bowling Lanes
3224 E. Cumberland Road, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701
(304) 325-7037
Twenty-eight lanes with billiard room, game room, snack bar and pro-shop.

Pipestem Drive - In Theatre
4572 Hinton Road, Athens, West Virginia 24712
(304)384-7382
Old fashioned drive- in theatre.

Ridge Runner Train
"All Aboard" for family fun!
Hours: Saturday & Sunday's April 1 through September 30,- Noon until 6:00pm **Weather permitting
1780 Stadium Drive, Bluefield West Virginia 24701
(304) 327-2448 - City of Bluefield Parks & Recreation
www.theridgerunner.org
The train attracted tourists to the world's smallest interstate railroad, but the completion of I-77 in 1976 with tunnels through East River and Big Walker Mountains, took traffic away from old U.S. Route 21-52. The Ridge Runner has found a new home at the Bluefield City Park (Lotito Park), Bluefield, WV. Cost per person: $1.00.

Skatetown Green Valley
469 Airport Road, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701
(304) 327-8175
Full service skating rink offering fun for the whole family.

Tate Lohr Fish Hatchery
Pigeon Creek Road, Princeton, West Virginia 24740
(304) 898-3221
See developmental stages of trout from egg to adult. Tours available by appointment.