Point Pleasant WV (West Virginia)

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Point Pleasant WV cruise port

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Canada and USA Rivers

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2024-06-24 22:27

min: 60 °F (15 °C) / max: 84 °F (29 °C) 67°F
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Wind: 19°/ 1.2 m/s  Gust: 1.8 m/sWind: 19°/ 1.2 m/s  Gust: 1.8 m/sVery Light
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Min / Max Temperature84 °F / 29 °C
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Point Pleasant is an Ohio River cruise port and city in the USA's West Virginia state (Mason County) with population around 4,000. The town is located at the confluence of two rivers (Kanawha and Ohio) and is the gateway to the nature parks Tu-Endie-Wei and Krodel.

As cruise port, Point Pleasant WV is included in the schedule of one of the USA's largest river cruise companies - AQSC-American Queen Voyages/Steamboat Company. Next table shows a Point Pleasant-inclusive itinerary (7-night/8-day) operated by the ship American Queen (stern paddle-wheel riverboat). Prices start from ~USD 2700 per person with double occupancy.

DaysPorts
Day 1Departing from Louisville, Kentucky
Day 2Madison, Indiana
Day 3Cincinnati, Ohio
Day 4Maysville, Kentucky
Day 5Point Pleasant, West Virginia
Day 6Marietta, Ohio
Day 8Arriving in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The settlement (as Upper Shawneetown) was established by the Shawnee Indians in the mid-18th-century. The area of the current town was the site of the Battle of Point Pleasant (aka Battle of Kanawha/October 10, 1774) between Virginia militiamen and two Indian tribes (Shawnee and Mingo). Following the battle, the settlement was renamed Camp Point Pleasant. It was fortified in the late-18th-century and incorporated as town in 1797, making it one of the oldest on Ohio River.

The town's current-day economy is based on transportation and coal production. The best-known tourist attractions are Eastham House (aka Glenn Manor/1850-built residence), Lewis-Capehart-Roseberry House (aka Roseberry/1820-built, 2-story residence) and the Point Pleasant Monument State Park, which are listed in the USA's National Register of Historic Places.

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