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Somerset, PA 15501
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Dating back to the mid 18th Century, the Barronvale Bridge is one of 10 covered bridges in the Somerset County. Spanning a total length of 162 feet (49.45 meters), the bridge is one of the longest remaining covered bridges in the county. The bridge covers the area of Laurel Hill Creek and has retained its historical integrity by remaining truss-supported. The Barronvale Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. This historic bridge is open to pedestrians only.
Flight 93, one of the four hijacked in September 11, 2001, was prevented by the passengers and crew from crashing on the United States Capitol. It crashed in Pennsylvania killing all on board. Located at the sight of the crash site, is a memorial honoring the lost lives. Initially open to only family members of the deceased, it was later opened to the public. It is featured on the National Register of Historic Places.
Wills Creek Bollman Bridge is located north of Meyersdale, Pennsylvania. This bridge initially served the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad's Pittsburgh Division main line. It was designed by Wendel Bollman in 1871 C.E. In the year 1910 C.E it was moved to another location after it was no longer able to carry safely the newer and heavier locomotives. It was used as a vehicular bridge at the new location. It got listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 8, 1978.
Located right off the Menoher Highway in the city of Ligonier, the Waterford park is a charming green space that offers respite to the denizens. Summers and spring witness a burst of activity in the form of community events, festivals and shows organized here. Groups of friends, families, students and visitors to the city can be seen lounging around on the grass, reading a book or simply soaking in the warm Philadelphia sun.
Come to Fort Ligonier and step into a time warp that takes you back a couple of centuries to the days when King George II reigned over England. Modeled on the original, this life-sized replica, situated on the top of a hill in the Laurel Highlands, is one of the most magnificent in the United States. Bring the family along to relive the days of old. Artifacts relating to George Washington and General John Forbes are featured here, as well as memorabilia from the country's early warring days. A short video kicks off a very comprehensive tour, which takes visitors through the awesome site. Stroll through an array of paintings at the site's museum, or attend one of the special activities held on certain days. Stop at the store on your way out, to take home a piece of history.
Located a half-hour drive from Pittsburg, this family-oriented amusement park is one of the oldest in the country. Originally a picnic ground, it currently houses loads of action-filled activities for kids and the young at heart. In the SoakZone you will find interactive sprays, a children's pool, water curtains, water slides and many such exciting ways to drench yourself. For some family fun, there's the interactive trolley ride. There's also the Jumpin' Jungle, the Hootin' Holler', the Raccoon Lagoon and more to treat you to a wild and exciting time. For ticket information and other details, check the website.
The esteemed Johnstown Inclined Plane is a noted funicular in Johnstown, Cambria County in Pennsylvania. It acts as a great connecting link between downtown and Westmont Borough. The construction was completed in 1891 post the floods of 1889. It is a massive 897.5-foot (273.3-meter) funicular and has gained tremendous significance over the years. The hillside region along the funicular is apt for biking and hiking. The fares are modest and an annual visit of as many as 81,236 individuals was recorded in 2011.
Peoples Natural Gas Park is a latest addition to the city landmarks of Johnstown. This recently built park is more than just a green stretch of land; it doubles up as a cultural venue. It is home to several music festivals including the popular AmeriServ Flood City Music Festival. The park features two venues, namely the pavilion and Oilhouse that stages live music concerts, shows and other performances on a regular basis. Apart from that, Peoples Natural Gas Park can also be rented for private and public functions.
The Schellsburg Historic District is a prominent district sited at Schellsburg in the Bedford County region. The district was built through in 1808 and has gained terrific historical significance. Majority of the structures in the district have adapted the Federal and Prairie School style of architecture. The district is registered on the National Register of Historic Places.
Cambria City Historic District, located in township of Johnstown, is a district that spreads over 39 acres (16 hectares). Home to mostly working class, it features amenities like schools, churches, fire stations, and so on. The township is visited by tourists for its exquisite architecture that includes Queen Anne and Second Empire styles.
The Ohiopyle State Park is a dream come true for nature lovers who will revel in the 37 limestone trails and the Youghiogheny River which is one of the best for white-water rafting. A day picnic is in order at this park where one can indulge in an adventurous bout of horse-riding, fishing, biking, skiing, hunting, swimming and jogging. It's perfect for families who can avail of the camping ground facilities like barbeque grills, snack bars, looking posts and the cute gift shop.
Meadow Run Natural Waterslides is a popular natural attraction in the Ohiopyle State Park. Created through many millenniums of erosion out of a rock, it is a fun way to cool off in summers. Slide from the top to the splash pool at the bottom of the Meadow Run stream. Though it certainly doesn't have a smooth surface like those in water parks, you can still enjoy the water-slides with some protection.