The Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort is a popular vacation spot situated near the beautiful Ohio river. It is enjoyed by people from West Virginia and Ohio, who come to enjoy the golf course, spa, restaurants, and casino. The Mountaineer Casino has built a spacious patio gaming area with over 100 slot machines and six gaming tables. This space is wrapped with mesh border enclosures with clear windows, allowing guests to enjoy the lovely view and refreshing breezes. This enclosed space features the very popular motorized screens, that can be raised or lowered remotely with just the touch of a button. The motorized screens also help keep the casino patio warm in the cold Appalachian Winters, and cooler during the height of Summer. This unique gaming patio also provides a space for guests who wish to smoke, while still complying with the County’s recent smoking regulations.
Homer Laughlin China
The Homer Laughlin China Co. is located in the small town of Newell, West Virginia. It’s approximately four miles from the Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort, along the Ohio River. The factory offers public tours, but be advised that advance reservations for the tours are required. If you just want to shop, The Homer Laughlin Factory Outlet Store offers a great selection. Also, if you enjoy bargain hunting, you can visit the “Seconds Room” at the factory, where pieces with very slight imperfections are sold at fractions of the regular prices.
Homer Laughlin China Co. has made numerous types of dinnerware for household and commercial use since the 1870’s, but the company is probably best known for their colorful Fiesta pattern dinnerware. Fiesta dinnerware was first introduced in the 1930s, and is very popular with collectors. In the 1980s, Fiesta dinnerware was reintroduced to the retail market after being out of production for years. New modern colors were introduced, and it is now more popular than ever. In fact, it is the most collected dinnerware in U.S. history.