Downtown Morgantown from the hills.
Walnut PRT Station and part of downtown
For other places with the same name, see Morgantown (disambiguation).

Morgantown is in Monongalia County, West Virginia and is the county seat. It is home to the West Virginia University Mountaineers. It has been described as the #1 small city in America.

Downtown Morgantown is considered to be the happenin' place. Downtown hosts a lot of events during the year and has many places to dine and shop.

Get in

By plane

By car

Major routes in and out of Morgantown include:

Morgantown is:

By bus

West Virginia University

West Virginia University is home to more than 30,000 students. The annual tuition for residential students is about $5,500 versus an out of state student whose tuition is approximately $17,000. WVU has 13 colleges and schools offering over 190 degrees. There are three campuses within WVU: Downtown, Evansdale, and The Health Sciences. They also offer a study abroad program for students who are interested. The football and basketball teams promote a lot of school spirit to their fellow "mountaineers" when they are playing.

Get around

The Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) provides the primary mode of transportation for students, faculty, and staff of the University and residents of the Morgantown area. There are five station stops; Beechurst, Walnut, Engineering, Towers, and Medical. The PRT's transport between Downtown Morgantown, the WVU Downtown Campus, the Evansdale Campus and the Medical Center Complex. Nominal cost to ride across campus (50 cents per ride).
  • Regular hours (during school year): Monday through Friday, 6:30 am to 10:15 pm; Saturdays, 9:30 am to 5 pm. No Sunday service, unless the day before classes begin is a Sunday, in which case PRT runs on Saturday hours. No service on days when class is not in session. Extended hours for special events, most notably football and basketball games.
  • Summer hours: Monday through Friday, 6:30 am to 6:15 pm; Saturdays 9:30 am to 5 pm.
The Mountain Line is a public transit bus system providing service in and around the city of Morgantown. The service is free to students, with nominal fares for the public. The city of Morgantown subsidizes the bus system, making the fares very affordable.
If you do not like to travel by public transportation then driving or walking is another option. Since a lot of recreational activities are in close proximity to one another they are easily accessible by car and foot. There is no need to worry about parking. There are four parking garages with a total of 1,600 parking spots in Morgantown. They are located at University Ave and Chestnut Street, Pleasant Street, Spruce Street, and Wharf Street.





Spectator sports

Movie Theaters

Arts & Entertainment


Night Life



The Morgantown area has been home to over 30 glass factories over the past 100 years, including Seneca Glass, Monongahela Valley Cut Glass, Mississippi Glass, Pressed Prism Glass, Beaumont Glass, and others. Currently there are only two glass factories left in the area:


Stores include: Aeropostale, American Eagle, Bath & Body Works, Finishline, Forever 21, Gamestop, Gap, Hallmark, Hollister, JCPenney, Kay Jewelers, New York & Company, Pacific Sunwear, Payless, Radio Shack, Sears, Sepencer's, and Victoria's Secret.

Stores include: Sally’s Beauty Supply, Maurice’s, Petco, TJ Maxx, Old Navy, Target, Giant Eagle, Goody's, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Barnes & Noble, Sam's Club, Super Wal-Mart, Olive Garden, Cheddar's, Longhorn Steakhouse, Chili's, CiCi's Pizza, Evergreen Buffet. The development is also home to Monongalia County Ballpark, home to WVU baseball and the Black Bears.



Because Morgantown is home to a major University, downtown Morgantown nightlife thrives for those in their twenties to early thirties. High Street is the main center for bar activity. Similar student activity can be found adjacent to the main WVU campus in "Sunnyside". Don't expect this to apply to the summer months, however.

Bars & Pubs


Go next

Routes through Morgantown

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Washington Waynesburg  N  S  Fairmont Charleston
New Stanton Uniontown  N  S  Grafton Weston

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