Visit PA museums in the Laurel Highlands and Southern Allegheny mountains region of Pennsylvania on a family vacation getaway. The area has diverse museums including a coal, railroad, antique car and kids museum.There’s definitely something for everyone in this area of the state.The city of Johnstown has a museum and monument related to the flood that took place in the late 1800’s.Bring your camera as you witness a sad part of Pennsylvania’s past. The entire family can find a museum that caters to their interests.We like the museums in this region of the state as they offer history, diversity and fun!
Located at the southern reaches of the Laurel Ridge, Ohiopyle State Park encompasses approximately 20,500 acres of rugged natural beauty and serves as the gateway to the Laurel Highlands. Close to major metropolitan areas and offering vast choices of activities, Ohiopyle State Park attracts millions of visitors annually.
Always entertaining and educational, National Aviary bus tours are led by Ornithologist, Bob Mulvihill (above holding a male Cape May Warbler caught for banding; photo by Pam Ferkett). Bob provides expert insight for participants of all ages and backgrounds. He lived and worked in the Laurel Highlands for more than 30 years before returning to Pittsburgh to work at the National Aviary, and knows its birdlife very well!
Source: The National Aviary
Welcome to ScottdaleThe borough was named Scottdale in honor of Col. Thomas A. Scott, who was assistant secretary of war during the Civil War and later president of the Pennsylvania Railroad when it opened its Scottdale branch in the spring of 1873. Scottdale was incorporated on February 5, 1874. The railroad along with the coal and coke industry played a prominent role in the prosperity and development of the community.