What Are Some Things to Do at the Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia?


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Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia, has a wide variety of outdoor activities, such as a golf course, tennis courts, miniature golf, picnic sites and a lake. The resort also has a zoo on site.

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As of May 2015, the Good Zoo at Oglebay Resort is the only accredited zoo in the state of West Virginia. It has over 50 species of animals. A train ride takes visitors on a tour of the zoo, and there are hands-on exhibits at the Discovery Lab.

Fishing is allowed at Schenck Lake, and visitors can also rent paddleboats. The resort's miniature golf course and playground are adjacent to the lake.

A number of different picnic sites are available throughout the resort. These have charcoal grills and visitors can use them free of charge if they are not reserved.

For golf fans, the Crispin Course encompasses 5,670 yards and is open all year.

In winter, there is also a ski and snowboard area. The terrain park has a number of different rails and snow-made jumps. Skis, snowboards and boots are available for rental.

Dining options include the Ihlenfeld Dining Room, the Speidel Grill and the GlassWorks Grill. Food can also be delivered to guest rooms and cottages.

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