Routes: 711 and 381, Westmoreland and Fayette Counties
Home to some of the best biking and pedestrian trails in the nation, take your time along this byway. Pull the car over and get a closer look at Ohiopyle State Park, a treasure for those who love hiking and sparkling waterfalls. The most famous attraction along the Laurel Highlands byway is Fallingwater®, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece on a waterfall. His Kentuck Knob is another nearby wonder.
Since there are plenty of other opportunities to journey by foot, bicycle, raft, or even railroad, plan a few nights along the Laurel Highlands Byway at a quaint B&B or one of the region’s famous resorts. A few other reasons to put on the brakes: The Laurel Caverns and Fort Ligonier.
Voted the most important building of the 20th century in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, this masterpiece was entrusted to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy by Edgar Kaufmann jr. in October, 1963. Open to the public for house tours, Fallingwater is the only remaining Frank Lloyd Wright house with its setting, original furnishings and artwork intact.
Fallingwater is open for tours daily, except Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. mid-March through... Read More >
Designed in 1953 for the I. N. Hagan Family (Hagan Ice Cream) of Uniontown, the house represents Wright's refinement of organic architecture.Read More >
PA's longest cave, this 435 acre geological park has 3 miles of underground trail and a mena temprature of 62°FRead More >
The story of the French and Indian War and the history of Fort Ligonier is told through the remarkable museum exhibits and the fortification, meticulously reconstructed and restored on its original historic site. While touring the museum galleries, visitors discover Fort Ligonier's extensive archeological collections and original paintings by noted 18th century artists. A rare, original Redcoat uniform is one of many objects on exhibit in "The World Ablaze: An Introduction to the Seven... Read More >