Plan Your Travel


Primary Air Service

Yeager Airport, Charleston, WV (CRW) (click here for map) is about 75 miles from The CENTER via I-77 North and is served by United Express, Delta Connection, Continental Express, Northwest Airlines, & US Airways Express. Visit for additional information. For airline information click here.

Additional Travel Options

Port Columbus International Airport (CMH) (click here for map) is about 2 hours from The CENTER via I-70 East and I-77 South and 10 airlines serve Columbus including direct connections through Canada. All major rental car companies have facilities at CMH. Visit for additional information.

Greater Pittsburgh International Airport (click here for map) is about 2 1/2 hours from The CENTER via I-79 South, I-70 West, and I-77 South and is served by 13 carriers with over 190 flights per day. Visit for more information.

Parkersburg - The Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Aiport (click here for map) is a ten minute drive from The CENTER and about 15 minutes to the hotels listed. ViaAir offers 12 flights per week from Charlotte, NC-visit For a local taxi, call Yellow Cab at 304.422.4000 and for a rental car call Hertz at 304.462.4402.

Driving to The CENTER is an option if you live within a reasonable distance. The CENTER is about 2 1/2 hours from Pittsburgh, about 3 hours from Cleveland and Cincinnati, and about 5 to 6 hours from Charlotte, NC and the Washington, DC - Baltimore, MD areas. Louisville, KY, Indianapolis, IN and Detroit, MI are all within a 6 hour drive.

Preferred Lodging

The Blennerhassett Hotel, Parkersburg, WV

To receive a special discounted corporate rate at our partner hotels, please book your hotel by phone and mention you are attending a SWOS course at The Center.

The Blennerhassett Hotel (click here for map) is an elegant, historic,full-service hotel located in downtown Parkersburg. The  hotel has boutique-style guestrooms and state-of-the-art   conference and catering facilities. Guestrooms feature bathrooms with granite counters and nickel fixtures. Many guests boast about the rain-barrel shower heads. Amenities include complimentary high-speed internet, daily newspaper, a fitness center, and valet parking. Starbucks Coffee Bar is adjacent to the lobby and offers a full menu of specialty coffees and teas. Spats Restaurant & Lounge features an elegant, comfortable atmosphere, exquisite cuisine, and an extensive list of fine wines. Seasonally, the Patio and Courtyard area features weekend entertainment. Call (800) 262-2536 or visit

The Blennerhassett Hotel, 320 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV

Wingate Inn, Parkersburg-Vienna, WV

The Wingate Inn (click here for map) is one of the newest lodging facilities in the Parkersburg-Vienna area and is near the heart of the city's retail, dining, and entertainment strip. The Wingate features a heated indoor pool, a fitness room with whirlpool, and a 24-hour business center with complimentary internet access. Each room has a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron with board, and a safe. An expanded continental breakfast with waffles is also complimentary. For reservations, call 304-295-5501 or visit

The Wingate Inn, 1502 Grand Central Ave., Vienna, WV


Comfort Inn, Parkersburg, WV

The Comfort Inn (click here for map) is conveniently located  near the entrance to Grand Central Mall and is within easy walking distance of many restaurants. The hotel offers a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast that includes waffles, biscuits and gravy, eggs, etc. Plus free wireless internet service, an indoor heated pool with hot tub, and a fitness center. All guestrooms feature microwave ovens, coffee makers, refrigerators, hair dryers, irons with boards, and some rooms have balconies and whirlpool bathtubs. For reservations, call 304-424-5300 or visit

The Comfort Inn, 401 37th Street, Parkersburg, WV


The Hampton Inn (click here forHampton Inn map)  is a welcoming hotel conveniently located near The CENTER for Occlusal Studies.  The spacious guest rooms include flat screen TV's, refrigerator, microwave and coffee makers.  The hotel includes an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool, 24-hour business center, 24-hour fitness center and serves a free hot breakfast each morning.  For reservations, call (304) 428-0555 or visit hamptoninn.comHampton Inn, 920 Emerson Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26104



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Local Attractions

New River Gorge

Whitewater Rafting




For more information and to book excursions during your trip, visit the Parkersburg, Wood County Visitor's website at or the state tourism website at