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Chester is a small town located in the northernmost tip of West Virginia along the Ohio River. It's situated in Hancock County and is part of the Weirton-Steubenville metropolitan area. As of the 2000 census, the population of Chester was 2,592 residents. The town is renowned for being home to the Chester Teapot, billed as the World's Largest Teapot. It's also home to the Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, a popular regional attraction. The name Mountaineer Race Track is new but the track existed long before it was named Mountaineer. The track was known as Waterford Park prior to 1990, and slot machines were installed in 1994. Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resorts image is further enhanced by nationwide coverage of the tracks West Virginia Derby, a Grade II race that has significantly grown in stature and purse in the past decade. This first Saturday in August traditionally has been the day the Derby takes place, and is the only day of the calendar that the track offers afternoon racing. Otherwise, the races are run at night, at 7pm (Eastern Time). The resort furnishes its gamblers with 50 casino table games, including blackjack, three card poker, and roulette.

Surrounding areas: Newell, West Virginia (2.2 mi), New Manchester, West Virginia (5.7 mi), Wheeling, West Virginia (38.9 mi)

Chester Vacation Rentals

Chester Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
East Liverpool Motor Lodge2340 Dresden AveEast Liverpool, OH2.4 mi.(330) 386-5858
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1502 Washington StNewell, WV2.7 mi.(304) 740-2300
Amerihost Inn & Suites East Liverpool15860 St Clair AveEast Liverpool, OH4.1 mi.(330) 386-3800
Amerihost Inn & Suites Weirton1 Amerihost DrWeirton, WV13.5 mi.(304) 723-0050
Hampton Inn202 Fairview DrMonaca, PA13.6 mi.(724) 774-5580
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites105 Stone Quarry RdMonaca, PA13.9 mi.(724) 728-5121
Florence Motel1178 Steubenville PikeBurgettstown, PA14.3 mi.(724) 947-3949
Days Inn40952 State Rte 154Lisbon, OH15.4 mi.(330) 420-0111
Beaver Valley Motel7257 Big Bear BlvdBeaver Falls, PA16.0 mi.(724) 843-0630
Hilltop MotelRt 18 Big Beaver BlvdBeaver Falls, PA16.0 mi.(724) 846-3400
Hampton Inn820 University BlvdSteubenville, OH16.8 mi.(740) 282-9800
Holiday Inn1401 University BlvdSteubenville, OH16.8 mi.(740) 282-0901
Super 8 Motel Steubenville1505 University BlvdSteubenville, OH16.8 mi.(740) 282-4565
Holiday Inn SteubenvilleUniversity BlvdSteubenville, OH17.2 mi.(740) 282-0901
Holiday Inn7195 Eastwood RdBeaver Falls, PA18.7 mi.(724) 846-3700
La Quinta Inn1433 Beers School RdCoraopolis, PA19.3 mi.(412) 269-0400
Seven Springs ResortRd #1Champion, PA19.4 mi.(814) 352-7777
Red Roof Inn1454 Beers School RdCoraopolis, PA19.4 mi.(412) 264-5678
Super 8 Motel / Pittsburgh International Airport1465 Beers School RdCoraopolis, PA19.4 mi.(412) 264-7888
Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh Airport1160 Thorn Run RdCoraopolis, PA20.1 mi.(800) 227-6963
Motel 61170 Thorn Run RdCoraopolis, PA20.1 mi.(412) 269-0990
Courtyard By Marriott450 Cherrington PkwyCoraopolis, PA20.4 mi.(412) 264-5000
Embassy Suites Hotel Pittsburgh550 Cherrington PkwyCoraopolis, PA20.4 mi.(412) 269-9070
Pittsburgh Airport Marriott100 Aten RdCoraopolis, PA20.6 mi.(412) 788-8800
Airport Plaza Hotel9404 University BlvdMoon Township, PA21.3 mi.(412) 299-3800
Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport8256 University BlvdMoon Township, PA21.3 mi.(412) 262-3600
Comfort Suites Pittsburg Airport750 Ateo RdCoraopolis, PA21.8 mi.(412) 494-5750
Days Inn2500 Market Pl BlvdCoraopolis, PA21.8 mi.(412) 859-4000
Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport8402 University BlvdCoraopolis, PA21.8 mi.(412) 329-1400
Hampton Inn Pittsburgh Airport8514 University BlvdCoraopolis, PA21.8 mi.(412) 264-0020
Comfort Inn Pittsburgh Airport7011 Old Steubenville PikeOakdale, PA22.0 mi.(412) 787-2600
Pittsburgh Airport Marriott777 Aten RdCoraopolis, PA22.2 mi.(412) 788-8800
Mainstay Suites Hotel1000 Park Lane DrPittsburgh, PA22.4 mi.(412) 490-7343
Residence Inn Pittsburgh Airport1500 Park Lane DrPittsburgh, PA22.4 mi.(412) 787-3300
Candlewood Suites100 Chauvet DrPittsburgh, PA23.2 mi.(412) 787-7770
Extended Stay Deluxe200 Chauvet DrPittsburgh, PA23.2 mi.(412) 490-0999
Microtel Inn & Suites900 Chauvet DrPittsburgh, PA23.2 mi.(412) 788-7200
Howard Johnson2101 Montour Church RdOakdale, PA23.6 mi.(412) 923-2244
Mid-town MotelRt 2 Box 31Wellsburg, WV23.7 mi.(304) 394-5343
Amerisuites Pittsburgh Airport6011 Campbells Run RdPittsburgh, PA24.1 mi.(412) 494-0202

Chester Weather & Climate

Northern West Virginia has a four-season climate classified as humid continental. July is the average warmest month, with an average high temperature of 85. The average coolest month is January with an average low temperature of 21. Snowfall can occur anytime from late November to mid-April, with the most amounts falling during January and February. However, it is rare for a major snowstorm to hit this area. Rainfall is spread out fairly evenly over the entire year. Thunderstorms are frequent during the late spring and throughout the summer, and occasionally can be quite violent. Tornadoes are very rare in the state of West Virginia. The driest period tends to be during the autumn months of September and October. Spring is the most unpredictable season. It's not unusual in the springtime for a warm, sunny day to be followed immediately by a chilly, rainy day.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 35°F 19°F 2.50 in. -
February 39°F 20°F 2.08 in. -
March 50°F 27°F 3.36 in. -
April 61°F 35°F 2.95 in. -
May 71°F 47°F 3.84 in. -
June 78°F 56°F 3.76 in. -
July 82°F 61°F 4.36 in. -
August 80°F 59°F 3.18 in. -
September 75°F 53°F 3.03 in. -
October 64°F 40°F 2.33 in. -
November 51°F 31°F 2.85 in. -
December 40°F 24°F 2.61 in. -

Chester Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Pittsburgh International airport (PIT) located about 19 miles southeast of Chester in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Youngstown Warren Regional airport (YNG) located approximately 45 miles north of Chester in Youngstown, Ohio, the Akron Canton Regional airport (CAK) located roughly 50 miles northwest of Chester in Akron, Ohio, and finally the Arnold Palmer Regional airport (LBE) located around 65 miles southeast of Chester in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

Chester Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Fun Fore AllCranberry TownshipPA24.5 mi.
Cascade ParkNew CastlePA29.3 mi.
Kennywood ParkWest MifflinPA40.5 mi.
Tuscora ParkNew PhiladelphiaOH47.1 mi.
Geauga LakeAuroraOH63.5 mi.
Six Flags Worlds of AdventureAuroraOH63.5 mi.
Conneaut Lake ParkConneaut LakePA69.7 mi.
Dover Lake WaterparkSagamore HillsOH70.8 mi.
Idlewild ParkLigonierPA74.3 mi.
Erieview ParkGenevaOH84.8 mi.
JeepersClevelandOH85.0 mi.
Memphis Kiddie ParkClevelandOH85.0 mi.
Water Parks
Sandcastle Water ParkPittsburghPA32.1 mi.
Geauga LakeAuroraOH63.5 mi.
Mohican WaterslideLoudonvilleOH87.6 mi.
Waldameer Park & Water WorldEriePA107.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Ponderosa Golf CourseHookstownPA5.1 mi.
Pleasant Hill Golf ClubNew ManchesterWV5.8 mi.
Mountaineers Woodview Golf CourseNew CumberlandWV8.7 mi.
Best Western Plantation InnMechanicsburgPA9.3 mi.
Liberty Forge Golf CourseMechanicsburgPA9.3 mi.
Rolling Acres Golf CourseBeaver FallsPA12.1 mi.
East Palestine Country ClubNegleyOH12.4 mi.
Black Hawk Golf CourseBeaver FallsPA13.1 mi.
Marada Golf CourseClintonPA15.7 mi.
Fox Run Golf CourseBeaver FallsPA17.4 mi.
Fox Run Golf CourseWaterfordPA17.4 mi.
Fairfield Golf ClubFairfieldOH17.6 mi.
Wildwood Country ClubFairfieldOH17.6 mi.
Belleview Park Golf CourseSteubenvilleOH17.8 mi.
Spring Hills Golf ClubClintonOH18.4 mi.
Spring Hills Golf ClubEast SpringfieldOH18.4 mi.
Copeland Hills Golf ClubColumbianaOH19.6 mi.
Lake Front Golf CourseColumbianaOH19.6 mi.
Links At Firestone FarmsColumbianaOH19.6 mi.
Valley Golf ClubColumbianaOH19.6 mi.
Hillsboro Elks Lodge Golf CourseHillsboroOH19.8 mi.
Rocky Fork Golf & Tennis CenterHillsboroOH19.8 mi.
Whispering Pines Golf CourseColumbianaOH19.8 mi.
Highland Hills Par 3 GolfFollansbeeWV20.3 mi.
Stonecrest Golf CourseWampumPA21.4 mi.
DelMar Golf CourseWampumPA22.1 mi.
Caledonia Golf ClubFayettevillePA22.4 mi.
Conocodell Golf ClubFayettevillePA22.4 mi.
Penn National Golf Club & InnFayettevillePA22.4 mi.
Red Oaks Golf ClubBloomingdaleOH22.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Alpine ValleyChesterlandOH74.7 mi.
Mountain ViewEdinboroPA90.0 mi.
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD97.0 mi.
SnowtrailsMansfieldOH102.8 mi.
Peek N PeakClymerNY108.7 mi.
Blue KnobClaysburgPA113.2 mi.
State Parks
Tomlinson Run State ParkWV5.2 mi. 
Raccoon Creek State ParkPA10.5 mi. 
Jefferson Lake State ParkOH16.3 mi. 
Hillman State ParkPA16.6 mi. 
Guilford Lake State ParkOH20.6 mi. 
McConnells Mill State ParkPA28.8 mi. 
Point State ParkPA31.4 mi. 
Moraine State ParkPA32.9 mi. 
Hunt Institute for Botanical DocumentationPittsburghPA32.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Vatican ArtPittsburghPA32.1 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Carnegie Museum of Natural HistoryPittsburghPA32.1 mi.(Science)
Carnegie Science CenterPittsburghPA32.1 mi.(Science)
Andy Warhol MuseumPittsburghPA32.1 mi.(Art)
Frick Art & Historical CenterPittsburghPA32.1 mi.(Art)
Pittsburgh Children's MuseumPittsburghPA32.1 mi.(Children's)
Rivers of Steel National Heritage AreaHomesteadPA37.1 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
George Westinghouse MuseumWilmerdingPA42.4 mi.(History)
Pro Football Hall of FameCantonOH44.6 mi.(History)
Warther Carving MuseumDoverOH48.3 mi.(History)
EcoTarium: A Center for Environmental ExplorationAkronOH59.5 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Inventure PlaceAkronOH59.5 mi.(Technology)
Akron Art MuseumAkronOH59.5 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
Pittsburgh ZooPittsburghPA32.1 mi.
National Aviary in PittsburghPittsburghPA32.1 mi.
Oglebay's Good ZooWheelingWV38.9 mi.
Akron Zoological ParkAkronOH59.5 mi.
Sea World of AuroraAuroraOH63.5 mi.
The WildsCumberlandOH78.1 mi.
Cleveland Metroparks ZooClevelandOH85.0 mi.
Erie ZooEriePA107.7 mi.

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