No trip to American would be completed without visiting our beautiful countryside. Southwestern Pennsylvania is rich with history, culture and charm. Take a day to experience Pittsburgh’s neighboring counties and their diverse offerings.
Washington County is home to 23 charming covered bridges celebrated annually during the Covered Bridge Festival. Enjoy fascinating heritage sites such as the David Bradford House, home of the Whiskey Rebellion; Pennsylvania Trolley Museum; and a National Historic Landmark with the oldest evidence of people in North America.
Home to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, the Laurel Highlands is located just southwest of Pittsburgh. Follow the path of a young George Washington through historic battlefields, take a breath of fresh air while hiking or biking along the Great Allegheny Passage, or experience the exhilarating ski slopes of the largest ski resort in Pennsylvania.
Your back roads drive through Lawrence County will provide a glimpse into the life of the Old Order Amish. Be sure and stop in the villages of Volant and New Wilmington or walk the labyrinth at Villa Maria Retreat Center. You’ll be awed by the architecture of the Scottish Rite Cathedral, the Victorian mansions and the nightly “fireworks” display in New Castle.
Just 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh is a vast array of attractions ranging from Pennsylvania’s only protected prairie at Jennings Environmental Center to a toy store housed in a stealth bomber! Butler County boasts two fine wineries, two breweries, a world-class glass blowing center, twelve golf courses and the only Chinese art museum in the region.