About HintonHinton, a historic railroad town on the New River, was once the main terminal for the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway. Ten miles north via SR 26 (River Road) is Sandstone Falls, a noted spot among anglers for catfish and bass. West on SR 20, the New River Gorge National River's Sandstone Visitor Center features interactive exhibits; phone (304) 466-0417.
Memorabilia and exhibits at the Veterans Memorial Museum, 419 Ballengee St., highlight every major conflict and era. The collection includes General Douglas MacArthur's footlocker, a vintage 151A2 jeep and a rare Nazi dagger.
Bluestone Dam, 1 mile south via SR 20 on the New River, forms 2,040-acre Bluestone Lake, providing recreational options such as boating, fishing and picnicking; phone (304) 466-2805 for information about Bluestone.
Visitor Centers New River Gateway Convention & Visitors Bureau 300 Second Ave. Hinton, WV 25951. Phone:(304)466-5420
Self-guiding ToursBrochures outlining a walking tour of Hinton's historic district, with more than 200 buildings of historic and architectural interest, are available at the convention and visitors bureau.
Things to Do Hinton Railroad Museum
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