Local Area Attractions
Located in the beautiful Laurel Highlands there are so many local attractions for the whole family to see and try!
Kennywood Amusement Park
Kennywood is perhaps the oldest and most beloved amusement park in America. Founded in 1898, it has thrilled and delighted both young and young-at-heart visitors for more than 110 years. From the early days of the carousel, through the development of the first roller coasters, to the technological advancements in today's steel looping coasters, Kennywood has always been the park that puts a smile on everyone's face. Designated a National Historic Landmark since 1987, you'll find "Lost Kennywood," a replica of turn-of-the-century architecture that houses some of the park's most popular rides, as well as attractions that go from mild to wild throughout the park. Refuel at more than a dozen dining areas offering tasty treats that can't be found at any other amusement park anywhere.
Great Allegheny Passage
This is one of America's best bike trails, where you will discover a nearly level trail along winding rivers, shaded valleys, and traditional small towns. The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) rail-trail offers 135 miles of hiking and biking between Cumberland, MD, and Duquesne, PA, near Pittsburgh. In Cumberland, the GAP joins the C&O Canal Towpath, creating a continuous trail experience, 320 miles long, to Washington, DC.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Kentuck Knob
Kentuck Knob was built by Wright for I. N. and Bernardine Hagan in the mountains above Uniontown. "There is a sense of beauty, comfort, serenity and harmony in the house and all of its surroundings, Mrs. Hagan said about the house.
The confrontation at Fort Necessity, just east of Uniontown, in the summer of 1754 was the prelude to the war fought by England and France for control of the North American continent. The struggle was known in North America as the French and Indian War and spread around the world as the Seven Years' War. It ended in 1763 with the removal of French power from North America and India. The action at Fort Necessity was also the first major event in the military career of George Washington. It was the only time he ever surrendered to an enemy.
Idlewild Park & SoakZone
Located in Ligonier, Idlewild Park & SoakZone is the combination of a family friendly amusement park with a fun water park. It was voted Best Kid's Park in the World by Amusement Today; and voted Best Park for Families by National Amusement Park Historical Association.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater
Fallingwater is the name of a very special house that is built over a waterfall in the Laurel Highlands. Frank Lloyd Wright, Americas most famous architect, designed the house for his clients, the Kaufmann family. Fallingwater was built between 1936 and 1939. It instantly became famous, and today it is a National Historic Landmark.
Laurel Caverns is Pennsylvania's largest cave, located just 50 miles south of Pittsburgh. The cavern itself is situated beneath a 435 acre geological park. There is a three hour upper and lower caving tour or a one hour family tour. There also many other activities for the whole family to enjoy.