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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 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.
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 monumental Johnstown Flood National Memorial is set up in Croyle Township/Adams Township in Cambria County, Pennsylvania. Spread over a colossal area of 164.12 acres (66.42 hectares), the memorial commemorates the 2209 people who were killed in the Johnstown Flood of 1889. The memorial preserves the remains of the dam as well as portions of the former Lake Conemaugh bed. It had recorded as many as 111,987 tourists in 2005 and still continues to pull in great crowds each year.
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.
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.
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.
In service from 1834-1854, the Allegheny Portage Railroad was the first railroad to be built through Pennsylvania's Allegheny Mountains. With over 36 miles of track and 10 inclines, the railroad also includes the Staple Bend Tunnel, which was the first railway tunnel to be built in the United States. Due to the previously treacherous nature of crossing the Allegheny Mountains the railroad was considered a marvel, and drastically increased the number of settlements that could be built and populated beyond the Appalachian Mountain Range. Allegheny Portage Railroad is currently maintained by the National Park Service, and is open to visitors year round.
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.
Old Bedford Village relives America's glorious past. With several exhibits and artefacts that depict American history, the living museum also offers a number of fun activities for all members of the family.
The Horseshoe Curve is named so because of its iconic shape that makes it resemble a horseshoe. This is a railroad which was opened to use in 1854 and is longer than 200 feet (609 meter).