1740 New Butler Rd.
New Castle, PA 16101
Phone: (724) 658-7700
Fax: (724) 658-7727
This community park is one of the city's oldest and best known parks.
Perfect for the whole family, this large petty zoo features animals from around the world, including timber wolves, lambs, kangaroos, sheep, camels, llamas, pot belly pigs, yaks, zebras, monkeys, bears, turkeys, alligators, snakes and deer.
The New Castle Public Library is the District Library Center for Lawrence, Butler, Mercer, and Armstrong Counties. Located on the second floor, the History Room includes fantastic collections of family histories, census records, standard reference works, county histories of Pennsylvania and other genealogical material.
Overlooking downtown New Castle, the Scottish Rite Cathedral is "a structure of great historical and architectural significance." Today it is used as a Masonic Temple, public banquet facility and a magnificent 2,800-seat auditorium, which is the "home away from home" for the Pittsburgh Symphony.
A 2,546-cre park located near the Slippery Rock Creek Gorge, McConnells Mill State Park visitors enjoy hiking, fishing, rock climbing, whitewater rafting and hunting. The Historic Grist Mill is located in the park. McConnells Mill Heritage Festival is held on the third or fourth weekend in September each year.
Volant Mill Winery produces red, white, blush and fruit wines from their own vineyard.
Formerly ravaged by coal mining and oil and gas drilling practices, this 16,725-acre park includes a 3,225-acre lake. Visitors can enjoy such seasonal activities as boating, swimming, bicycling, hiking, camping, sledding, hunting, windsurfing, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and environmental education programs.
Open six days a week, except for major holidays and Sundays, the Carnegie Free Library is part of the Beaver County Library System.
Built on the highest point of Mercer County, this Gothic-style building listed on the National Register of Historic Places features a 160-foot high dome modeled after St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, murals, sandstone pillars, portraits and more. The two original courtrooms are on the second floor.
"One of several state parks specifically dedicated to provide environmental education and interpretation to the community," Jennings Environmental Education Center offers a full range of educational programs that relate to prairie and forest. Its main feature is the 20-acre prairie ecosystem, which is home to distinctive prairie plants and the endangered massasauga rattlesnake.
A driving range, nine-hole, par three golf course, an 18-hole putt-putt course, and two separate batting stations are just some fun things to enjoy at this family owned and operated business.
The Grove City Community Library is open Monday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10 a.m. to 5p.m., and Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.