Glen Dale is in Marshall County, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. Glen Dale was incorporated in 1924 and was named after Glendale, the farm of a local family.
The area hosts several beautiful public parks. Ogelbay Park in nearby Wheeling features championship golfing, the Good Zoo, Brooks Nature Center, hiking trails, garden center, museums, dining, swimming, and the annual Festival of Lights (November-February). Wheeling Park has swimming, an aviary, indoor/outdoor tennis, roller and ice skating rink, and mini-golf. Grand Vue Park in neighboring Moundsville is a spacious recreation area featuring a pool and ice rink, zip lines, and golf.
Not to be missed is the history West Virginia State Penitentiary, which was closed in 1995. Tours and other experiences are offered. Glen Dale was home to the Marx Toy factory. You can visit the Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum in Wheeling to see some of the nostalgic pieces. Neighboring Moundsville was named for the Grave Creek Mound, built by the Adena Indians from 205-150 b.c. You can tour the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex. Carriage House Museum has beautiful glass and glass blowing shows. Overlooking the Appalachian hills and valleys, the Prabhupada Palace of Gold is reminiscent of an Indian kingdom.
The Center Market in Wheeling welcomes you back the good old days, when friendliness, quality, and value were the hallmark of good business. Stop by for one of Coleman's Fish Market's world-famous fish sandwiches or enjoy one of the local brew pubs!
The Highlands shopping, dining and entertainment complex is a popular destination point for many shoppers in the greater Tri-State area. Anchored by the Cabela's outdoor enthusiast super-store, the Highlands features dozens of retail shops and restaurants.
There’s no better place for non-stop gaming action than Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack. Equipped with the best in slots, table games, and live entertainment, Wheeling Island helps you get away and beat the odds. Victoria Jamboree hosts a performance the First Friday of the month plus other special dates throughout the year. The Stifel Fine Arts Center offers exhibits and musical performances throughout the year. WesBanco Arena and the Capitol Theatre hosts shows from concerts, to our local symphony and the Wheeling Nailers! The Wheeling Jamboree is still entertaining crowds.