Directions to the Palace of Gold, New Vrindaban, and the Palace Lodge.

Do Not Use Your GPS - Please Follow These Instructions:

General Instructions:

  • New Vrindaban Community, home of the Sri Sri Radha Vrindadaban Candra temple and the Palace of Gold, is located about 30 minutes from Wheeling, West Virginia. The roads are hilly and winding so driving time may be slightly longer than the mileage would indicate.

Google Maps, MapQuest & Yahoo Maps:

  • Here is a link to a Google map centered on the coordinates for the Palace of Gold. If you click the link on the left that says Directions, you should be able to get driving directions to the Palace of Gold from anywhere.
  • Directions from Yahoo Maps and Mapquest are good for getting to West Virginia but not so good once you get off of I-70 so use the directions below.

Driving From the West:

  • Follow 1-70 East towards Wheeling, West Virginia.
  • Take Exit 219 onto 1-470 East (just past St. Clairsville, OH).
  • On I-470, when you cross the bridge over the Ohio River you will be in West Virginia.
  • Take Exit 2 at Bethlehem, WV at the top of the hill about 2 miles after crossing the Ohio River.
  • Go right at the end of the exit ramp.  That road will curve to the left, still going up.  Get in the right lane.
  • Take a right onto Rte. 88 South at the very top, at the traffic light.
  • Follow Rte. 88 South 8 miles until it dead-ends at a stop sign, the first stop sign you will come to.
  • Turn left on Rte. 250 South, towards Cameron.
  • Go 1.3 miles on Rte 250 until you pass Limestone General Store.
  • 2/10′s of a mile past Limestone General Store turn left on McCrearys Ridge Road. This will be the first left.
  • Stay on the paved road with the double yellow center line.
  • Go 4.4 miles to the Palace of Gold.
  • Continue 3/10′s of a mile past the Palace to get to the Radha Krishna temple and lodging facilities.

Driving From the East:

  • Follow 1-70 West towards Wheeling, West Virginia.
  • By Exit 5 Elm Grove, WV get into the left lane and exit onto I-470 West.
  • Take Exit 2 at Bethlehem, WV at the top of the hill after about 2 miles on I-470 West.
  • Go left at the end of the exit ramp.  That road will curve to the left, still going up.  Get in the right lane.
  • Take a right onto Rte. 88 South at the very top, at the traffic light.
  • Follow Rte. 88 South 8 miles until it dead-ends at a stop sign, the first stop sign you will come to.
  • Turn left on Rte. 250 South, towards Cameron.
  • Go 1.3 miles on Rte 250 until you pass Limestone General Store.
  • 2/10′s of a mile past Limestone General Store turn left on McCrearys Ridge Road. This will be the first left.
  • Stay on the paved road with the double yellow center line.
  • Go 4.4 miles to the Palace of Gold.
  • Continue 3/10′s of a mile past the Palace to get to the Radha Krishna temple and lodging facilities.

Driving From Moundsville:

  • You will need to get onto 1st street going east, towards the hill. 1st street is Rte. 250. 1st street does not go directly through to Rte. 2, aka Lafayette Avenue.
  • Coming into Moundsville from the north, you will already be on Rte. 250 which runs together with Rte 2. Just before the Welcome to Moundsville sign, turn left and follow the Rte. 250 South signs until you are on 1st street.
  • If you cross into Moundsville from Ohio on the 12th Street bridge, continue straight through the traffic light at Rte. 2/Lafayette and go a couple of blocks until you come to Jefferson Avenue and take a left.
  • If you come into Moundsville from the south, take a right on 12th street and go a couple of blocks until you come to Jefferson Avenue and take a left.
  • Follow Jefferson Avenue and take a right on 1st street.
  • Once on 1st street, follow Rte. 250 South 7.5 miles, turning left onto McCrearys Ridge Road. 2/10′s of a mile after Limestone General Store.
  • Stay on the paved road with the double yellow center line.
  • Go 4.4 miles to the Palace of Gold.
  • Continue 3/10′s of a mile to Radha Krishna temple and lodging.

Driving From the South:

  • Go North depending on your starting point:
    • From Texas, Oklahoma, or Wichita KS: take I-35 North.
    • From Mississippi or Memphis TN: take I-55 North.
    • From Alabama or Nashville TN: take I-65 North.
    • From Florida, Atlanta GA, or Lexington KY: take I-75 North.
    • From Columbia SC or Charlotte NC: take I-77 North to I-70 East.
  • Follow 1-70 towards Wheeling, West Virginia.
  • Exit onto I-470.
  • Take Exit 2 at Bethlehem, WV at the top of the hill on I-470.
  • Go Right at the end of the exit ramp.  That road will curve to the left, still going up.  Get in the right lane.
  • Take a right onto Rte. 88 South at the very top, at the traffic light.
  • Follow Rte. 88 South 8 miles until it dead-ends at a stop sign, the first stop sign you will come to.
  • Turn left on Rte. 250 South, towards Cameron.
  • Go 1.3 miles on Rte 250 until you pass Limestone General Store.
  • 2/10′s of a mile past Limestone General Store turn left on McCrearys Ridge Road. This will be the first left.
  • Stay on the paved road with the double yellow center line.
  • Go 4.4 miles to the Palace of Gold.
  • Continue 3/10′s of a mile past the Palace to get to the Radha Krishna temple and lodging facilities.

Driving From Pittsburgh:

  • Take I-79 South to I-70 West.
  • Follow 1-70 West towards Wheeling, West Virginia.
  • By Exit 5 Elm Grove, WV get into the left lane and exit onto I-470 West.
  • Take Exit 2 at Bethlehem, WV at the top of the hill after about 2 miles on I-470 West.
  • Go left at the end of the exit ramp.  That road will curve to the left, still going up.  Get in the right lane.
  • Take a right onto Rte. 88 South at the very top, at the traffic light.
  • Follow Rte. 88 South 8 miles until it dead-ends at a stop sign, the first stop sign you will come to.
  • Turn left on Rte. 250 South, towards Cameron.
  • Go 1.3 miles on Rte 250 until you pass Limestone General Store.
  • 2/10′s of a mile past Limestone General Store turn left on McCrearys Ridge Road. This will be the first left.
  • Stay on the paved road with the double yellow center line.
  • Go 4.4 miles to the Palace of Gold.
  • Continue 3/10′s of a mile past the Palace to get to the Radha Krishna temple and lodging facilities.

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