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Welch provides numerous attractions for visitors and residents.  We offer many recreation and learning opportunities throughout the city, delicious eateries, and several lodging options. In addition to easy access from our ATV friendly town to miles of riding trails in our nearby mountains, our community offers numerous activities for tourists. Our parks offer sports, activities, and family fun.  Our public library has programs for readers of all ages. Our arts and culture center showcases the talents of West Virginia artists and performers. Be sure to stop by the newly opened Pocahontas Theatre to catch a movie!  Complimentary parking at the Welch Parking Garage (Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays) Enjoy downtown with safe, accessible parking...movies, shopping, the park and more!

 In conjunction with the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau, we welcome visitors to our beautiful city, and hope you enjoy our restaurants, lodging, attractions, recreation as much as we do.  


McDowell Public Library
Monday - Tuesday, Thursday- Friday 8 am to 5 pm
Wednesday 8 am to 6 pm 

Linkous Park

Three Picnic Shelters, ​​each can be reserved all day for $25 by contacting City Hall at (304) 436-3113

Basketball Court 

Tennis Court

Volleyball Court

Linkous Swimming Pool
​Open Daily during the Summer from 12:00 to 5:00 pm​

The pool can be reserved from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm ​​​for

private events by contacting Welch City Hall at (304) 436-3113.

Martha Moore Riverfront Park

Located in the center of downtown Welch, with a beautiful 
view of the Tug River.

Available Art Exhibited 

featuring works from:

  • Tom Acosta 

  • George Jarosz 

  • Michael Hoback 

  • Brownie Mullins 

  • Daniel Cline 

  • Melissa Green 

  • and other local artists


The Jack Caffrey Arts & Cultural Center, located at 143 Wyoming Street is a historically renovated structure that welcomes heritage, education and business to the City of Welch. 


The mission of the JCACC is to remember our past, reawaken our heritage and re-imagine our future through arts and education.

Two single office spaces and a large event space are available for rent. Please contact Dolores Johnson or Michelle Whittaker at (304) 436-5392 for details.

Follow the Jack Caffrey Arts and Cultural Center Events on their Twitter, Facebook for a listing of events and exhibitions.

The Jack Caffery Center hosts several exhibitions and events annually. For information on participating in future activities, contact the center at the number above. Current exhibits include works from the following artisans and crafters.


Tom Acosta 

George Jarosz 

Michael Hoback 

Brownie Mullins 

Daniel Cline 

Melissa Green 

and other local artists

The Jack Caffrey Arts and Cultural Center




Welch offers hotels in downtown, as well as, several cabins and B&B's.  For alternate choices, visit the lodging page of the McDowell County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Pocahontas Motel 

  • (304)-436-2250

  • ​3731 Stewart Street, Welch, WV


Located on Welch Pineville Road, the Pocahontas Motel has 20 rooms. All rooms have standard amenities, including cable TV, microwaves, refrigerators, and wi-fi internet. The motel also offers morning coffee at the front desk and welcomes guests year round.  

Count Gilu Motel

  • (304)-436-3041

  • ​Stadium Drive, Welch, WV


​Nestled in a cozy nook on Stadium Drive, the motel has 16 rooms and a 3 bedroom house that is adjacent to the motel. All rooms are equipped with a television, air conditioning, coffee pot, microwave, refrigerators, and internet. The motel is operated with a set price all year round.


  • Champs Chicken

    • (304)-436-3621

    • 13 Elkhorn Street

      Champs Chicken

    • (304)-436-3621

    • 13 Elkhorn Street

  • Howdy House
            Rt 52  (681)-201-2123
  • KFC- Kentucky Fried Chicken
    • (304)-436-6722

    • Open Sunday - Wednesday 10:30 am to 9:00 pm Thursday - Saturday 10:30 am to 9:30 pm 

  • McDonald's

    • (304)-436-2673

    • Open Monday - Sunday 5:00 am to 1:00 am

    • 784 Virginia Avenue, Welch

  • Pizza Hut 

    • (304)-436-2117

    • Open Sunday - Thursday 10:30 am to 10:00 pm  Friday - Saturday 10:30 am to 11:00 pm

    • 1021 Virginia Avenue, Welch

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  • Sam’s Hot Dogs

    • (304)-436-3621

    • 13 Elkhorn Street

  • Sterling Drive In

    • (304)-436-3271

    • Open Sunday - Thursday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm  Friday - Saturday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm 

    • 788 Stewart Street, Welch


  • Subway

    • (304)-436-4400

    • Open Sunday - Thursday 7:00 am to 9:00 pm

    •  Friday - Saturday 7:00 am to 10:00 pm

    • 914 Virginia Avenue, Welch

  • Wendy's

    • (304)-436-6088

    • Open Monday - Sunday



History doesn't define Welch... People do and they continue to grow our great community.

Explore how this iconic town has progressed over the last century in the photo essay below...