Looking for an old-school good time? While new things are fine, there’s nothing like the places of our childhood and teenage years to cause nostalgic memories. Luckily in West Virginia there are still several so-called “retro” places where you can go and relive those memories.
1. Surburban Lanes in Morgantown
This bowling alley on Chestnut Ridge Road is open seven days a week and offers 24 lanes of bowling, cosmic bowling and a snack bar.
2. Roll-A-Rama in Huntington
Roll-A-Rama is the oldest roller rink in Huntington. They have skating every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday and they host the best birthday parties around. Come see their roller derby team too!
3. Mount Zion Drive-In theatre
This one’s located in Grantsville (Calhoun County).
4. Pinnacle Drive-in restaurant in Pineville
This drive-in restaurant is a staple in Pineville (Wyoming County).
5. King Tut Drive-In restaurant in Beckley
Reviewers say this drive in has the best food in Beckley.
6. Mac Arthur Skating Rink in Beckley
This place is open on the weekends and for parties during the week.
7. Skateland of Huntington
Enjoy some old school fun at this rink in Huntington. Reviewers say its a big rink with great music.
8. Venture Family Fun Center
Venture Lanes in St. Albans offers 32 bowling lanes, a restaurant and games.
9. Galaxy Lanes in Charleston
Go for a strike at this bowling alley on McCorkle Avenue in Charleston.
10. Leisure Lanes in Beckley
A 24-lane bowling alley with a restaurant, arcade games and pool table.
11. The Pipestem Drive-in theatre
This place, located on W.Va. Route 20, is open on the weekends April through October, according to its listing on driveins.org. It opened in 1972.
12. Galaxy Skateland in Martinsburg
In addition to the skating rink, there’s also a concession stand, arcade and a three-story play system.
13. Frostop Drive-In restauratant in Huntington
This drive in is a landmark in Huntington. They have great hot dogs and root beer.
13. Morrison's Drive Inn in Logan County
This place has been open since 1948 and is famous for their incredible hot dogs. Reviewers say eating here is like taking a step back into the 1950s.
Did these bring back memories for you? Perhaps of couples’ skating and seeing movies at the drive in theatres? If so, let me know in the comments. Also let me know if I left out anything.