Fun Things To Do In Bluefield, WV

Fun Things To Do In Bluefield, WV

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#1 May 14, 2011
With money being limited and budgets very tight, can anyone name some fun activities to do in Bluefield, WV?
Wang

Newport, TN

#2 May 14, 2011
Daughter of Godfather wrote:
With money being limited and budgets very tight, can anyone name some fun activities to do in Bluefield, WV?
Sit in a car (locked of course) on any street and watch all the freaks stumbling around. It's a hoot. Or go to one of the local churches and watch those idiots. That's always good for a rolling on the floor laugh (just make sure they don't think you are in the spirit and hand you a snake).
Jumper

Meadow Bridge, WV

#3 May 14, 2011
Yeah, you can go to the city park and run or bike the trails, you can go to some of the local water falls and jump off of them, you can float down the New River for cheap if you have a tube. You can go watch a ton of the free or nearly free music that goes on during the summer all over the place...sheeeeeeet, the list goes on and on.

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#4 May 14, 2011
People watching and suicide... Sounds like fun...
mary jane

United States

#5 May 14, 2011
Or you can go to the movies, the game room in the mall, you can go bowling at the mountaineer, going out to eat is always fun if you drink, get a few friends together if you have any and play cards. Go walking and of course the gym is always fun, go swimming, or just have a cookout. Its not really much to do but there is a few idea good luck with that.

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#6 May 14, 2011
mary jane wrote:
Or you can go to the movies, the game room in the mall, you can go bowling at the mountaineer, going out to eat is always fun if you drink, get a few friends together if you have any and play cards. Go walking and of course the gym is always fun, go swimming, or just have a cookout. Its not really much to do but there is a few idea good luck with that.
Sounds better than people watching and suicide. I relocated and attended college in this area and have sadly moved to this area. Great suggestions and I appreciate your reply.
Stuff

Danville, VA

#7 May 14, 2011
There are...

1. Hiking at the Bluefield City Park trails, East River Mountain Scenic Overlook, and Graham Rec Park. There are several other hiking locations around, including the beautiful Cascades in nearby Pembroke.

2. Bowling and pool at Mountaineer Lanes.

3. Swimming and basketball at the Greater Bluefield Community Center in Bluefield, WV or swimming at Harmony Acres outdoor pool in Bluefield, VA.

4. Comedy night Wed nights at Kelsey's bar in the old Holiday Inn (Quality Hotel now, not sure if it's still going).

5. Plays at the Bluefield Performing Arts Center (Summit Theater).

6. Open Mic night at both Gary Bowling's House of Art (old Science Center building, top floor) and at Riff-Raff art gallery in Princeton.

7. There are several little auction houses in town, and a flea market in the old parking building on Saturdays (not sure status on that)

8. Reading at the local libraries, or getting a book from them and taking it outside somewhere nice.

9. Dancing at Cowboy Up (if that's your thing).

10. Going to Bluewell to see Pinnacle Rock, maybe picnic up there or something.

11. Mountain Biking on the New River Trail (out towards Pulaski; worth the trip if you like outdoor biking, really nice trail)

12. Shopping at Mercer Mall, or just going there to eat and see some movies at Cinemas 8.

13. Playing tennis at the courts beside Bluefield High School or the ones at Bluefield City Park or Graham Rec Park.

14. Golf at Fincastle Country Club (not exactly cheap, but you know, something to do).

15. Shooting at the Triangle Shooting Range, out towards Tazewell.

16. Concerts and events at the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton (again, not usually that cheap).

17. Hiking, tennis, and swimming at Lincolnshire Park in Tazewell.

18. The Tazewell flea market at the cattle auction place out past Fort Witten on the right.

19. Several nice bars, including the Mountaineer Sports Lounge and The Ramsey Bar.

20. Tubing and rafting in the New River.

That's all I can think of off the top of my head. Here's a WV recreation guide I found for more ideas: http://www.wvcommerce.org/App_Media/assets/pu...

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#8 May 14, 2011
Stuff wrote:
There are...
1. Hiking at the Bluefield City Park trails, East River Mountain Scenic Overlook, and Graham Rec Park. There are several other hiking locations around, including the beautiful Cascades in nearby Pembroke.
2. Bowling and pool at Mountaineer Lanes.
3. Swimming and basketball at the Greater Bluefield Community Center in Bluefield, WV or swimming at Harmony Acres outdoor pool in Bluefield, VA.
4. Comedy night Wed nights at Kelsey's bar in the old Holiday Inn (Quality Hotel now, not sure if it's still going).
5. Plays at the Bluefield Performing Arts Center (Summit Theater).
6. Open Mic night at both Gary Bowling's House of Art (old Science Center building, top floor) and at Riff-Raff art gallery in Princeton.
7. There are several little auction houses in town, and a flea market in the old parking building on Saturdays (not sure status on that)
8. Reading at the local libraries, or getting a book from them and taking it outside somewhere nice.
9. Dancing at Cowboy Up (if that's your thing).
10. Going to Bluewell to see Pinnacle Rock, maybe picnic up there or something.
11. Mountain Biking on the New River Trail (out towards Pulaski; worth the trip if you like outdoor biking, really nice trail)
12. Shopping at Mercer Mall, or just going there to eat and see some movies at Cinemas 8.
13. Playing tennis at the courts beside Bluefield High School or the ones at Bluefield City Park or Graham Rec Park.
14. Golf at Fincastle Country Club (not exactly cheap, but you know, something to do).
15. Shooting at the Triangle Shooting Range, out towards Tazewell.
16. Concerts and events at the Chuck Mathena Center in Princeton (again, not usually that cheap).
17. Hiking, tennis, and swimming at Lincolnshire Park in Tazewell.
18. The Tazewell flea market at the cattle auction place out past Fort Witten on the right.
19. Several nice bars, including the Mountaineer Sports Lounge and The Ramsey Bar.
20. Tubing and rafting in the New River.
That's all I can think of off the top of my head. Here's a WV recreation guide I found for more ideas: http://www.wvcommerce.org/App_Media/assets/pu...
Bluefield's Mayor should hire you to promote Bluefield. Thanks so much. This should take all summer and well on into winter. I remember that I loved the people of Bluefield and when I moved this what I missed the most. Thanks for the time that it you took to reply.
mary jane

United States

#9 May 14, 2011
You are very much welcome
Stuff

Danville, VA

#10 May 14, 2011
You're welcome. I'd be interested to see if someone knows some things to do that aren't on my list.

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#11 May 14, 2011
Stuff wrote:
You're welcome. I'd be interested to see if someone knows some things to do that aren't on my list.
Be careful...I did get people watching and suicide. There are a few antique stores in the area. Peddlers is fun to roam around if you like to plunder. I wanted to check out the bakery and the library offers a few things. I am sorry, but still learning names. I moved back to help my parents, both are elderly and I always told them that I would help and I am a person of my word. There are two more antiques stores and just fun to look around. On Saturday, there is a flea market at the parking building. Still learning if I find anything I will locate you and tell you. I am trying to decide to see Thor in 3D or not in 3D. Any suggestions...
I KNOW

Princeton, WV

#12 May 14, 2011
If you like walking there are the trails at city park or even walking on some of the south Bluefield streets-seeing spome of the fine old designed homes.
A short drive away is Pipestem resort,with much hiking,indoor and outdoor pools-tennis-golf- horseback rides-ampitheater with performances from time to time-a lake-there is as well nearby Pipestem Bluestone lake -Pipestem as well has some nature walks and there is a neat tram down the mountain to Mt Creek Lodge on the Bluestone River...a peaciful and beautiful place.
BEAVER BRED

Beckley, WV

#13 May 16, 2011
The Ridge Runner is back!!!! It was so wonderful to see that it was saved. Bluefield you have a gem. Promote it and the park!!!! Ideas--- have an annual Ridge Runner fair with bands and activities for all ages, Ridge Runner mini Marathon starting at the top of East River Mountain and ending at the city park, have a Ridge Runner parade, Involve the youth, a Mr and Miss Ridge Runner contest for the seniors, a railroad ball.
Just food for thought.
Well done getting a piece of Bluefield's history back.
I kNow

Dickson, TN

#14 May 16, 2011
throw nickels at the crackheads
BEAVER BRED

Beckley, WV

#15 May 17, 2011
I kNow wrote:
throw nickels at the crackheads
That is about the dumbest thing to say. if you are not going to offer positive things to help Bluefield or actually help; don't say anything. Sure we need to clean up the rampant illegal drug issue but making jokes won't do it.

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#16 May 17, 2011
BEAVER BRED wrote:
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That is about the dumbest thing to say. if you are not going to offer positive things to help Bluefield or actually help; don't say anything. Sure we need to clean up the rampant illegal drug issue but making jokes won't do it.
Excellent points! I was always taught to help with the solution and only complaining about something added just words. Much can be done with saying kind things. Kind words and positive people can and will be what will allow Bluefield and many other small towns to revive. We have some great people living in the community and I choose to see them for what they bring to the table than to focus on all the bad. I missed many the lived here and once you are away and come back it is sad to see the homes destroyed, but not the smiles on people's faces.
While purchasing a new place to live, I noticed that most of the homes that need repairs are owned by land-lords wanting to rent or the homes have been sold to someone out of state and they have no real interest in the area. They allow whomever to move in and thus the trickle reaction of there goes the neighborhood. Still this should not be a discouragement because from where I am sitting there are still a vast majority of smiles and people with good hearts living in Bluefield, WV.
I KNOW

Welch, WV

#17 May 17, 2011
Yes something constructive and the Ridge Runner is great...it is an asset and should be promoted and showcased.Bluefield has a lot and yes we have some problems BUT so does every city or area, the key is to be a part of the SOLUTION not part of the PROBLEM.
I kNow

Dickson, TN

#18 May 17, 2011
Well go ahead try to fix the drug issues and when ur a$$ gets robbed you'll think dif and call 'em what they are
steelcityman

Elizabethtown, KY

#19 May 18, 2011
There always Bowen Field. Bluefield BlueJays. Go to a ball game.
SeeItToo

Princeton, WV

#20 May 18, 2011
Wang wrote:
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Sit in a car (locked of course) on any street and watch all the freaks stumbling around. It's a hoot. Or go to one of the local churches and watch those idiots. That's always good for a rolling on the floor laugh (just make sure they don't think you are in the spirit and hand you a snake).
Drive from Union St and past gas station Fri and Sat night. People hanging around parked cars (watching them handing stuff back and forth). Went to mall on Fri night and a woman was slumped over on corner and was shooting up (yep, needle in arm). Teens walking out in front of cars holding up traffic (dare ya to hit me attitude). Bluefield needs a lot of cleaning up. Not to mention abandoned houses. Other than that, nice place, and plenty to do if you use your imagination. Movies, hikes, and best of all fishing.

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