Wheeling is a city in Ohio County. The community straddles Ohio and Marshall Counties. The estimated population, in 2003, was 30,096. Wheeling is on the Ohio River. The Wheeling charter bus group will be surprised to know that the tradition says the name derives from an Indian term for "place of the skull." Indians reputedly decapitated early settlers and placed their skulls on poles to warn others against encroachment.
Wheeling lies near West Virginia's great coal and natural gas producing region and these minerals furnish power for many of the city's industries. Wheeling's most important products include aluminum, bronze, chemical products, garments, glass, iron and steel, metal stampings, plastics, and tin plate. The city is also a coal shipping center.
Tourism is the most important industry in Wheeling, which attracts visitors with its parks, historic sites, and local events. "Jamboree USA," a weekly country music show at Wheeling's Capitol Music Hall, is broadcast in the United States and Canada. A Winter Festival of Lights is held from early November to early January. Wheeling has two modern hospitals and is a medical center for the surrounding region.
Wheeling charter bus offers great places like Independence Hall, Oglebay Institute Mansion Museum, Point Overlook Museum, and Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum to its charter group.
The Wheeling charter bus group will have great time listening to wonderful music at Capitol Music Hall. From Jamboree USA on Saturday night featuring the top names in country music to national Broadway productions, the Capitol Music Hall is a full entertainment complex.
Kruger Street Toy and train museum is another wonderful place that your Wheeling charter bus will stop by. Housed in a restored Victorian school, The Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum boasts an impressive collection of tens of thousands toys and trains.
Next unique stop on your tour of Wheeling is dedicated to glass products; the Carriage House. It contains the Oglebay Institute Glass Museum and has a glass shop on the top floor. The kids in the Wheeling charter bus group will like this place, which has been set up to help youngsters learn about science and space.
Oglebay Museum is another very interesting place where the Wheeling charter bus will take the group to see very beautiful specimens of glass craftsmanship. The museum displays glass items and has a demonstration area for glass blowers, cutters, and decorators.
Wheeling charter bus will take the group to visit another interesting museum called the Women's' History Museum outlining the important contributions and sacrifices made by women.
Wheeling charter bus has great places and the charter group will never tire here as the itinerary is so different with something of everyone's taste and liking. There are lots of great places to eat, watch the relics of past in the museum and places to watch the musicals.