The West Virginia State Museum has received a Certificate of Excellence award from TripAdvisor, the world's largest online travel website.
The certificates honor hospitality excellence and are given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive the award.
State Division of Culture and History Commissioner Randall Reid-Smith said museum officials were pleased with the recognition.
"It is an honor to receive this accolade, and the fact that we are considered among the top 10 percent of museums in the world recognizes the hard work and dedication to customer service of our fine staff," he said.
To qualify for a certificate, businesses have to maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on the TripAdvisor website.