Tag - Arts and Culture

Rohit Vijayakumar, PA Turnpike

Need to stretch your legs? Hop off of one of the four Pennsylvania Turnpike exits in the Laurel Highlands and you’ll find plenty of exciting experiences nearby! Exit 110 – Somerset Somerset Historical Center (4 miles from exit) Learn more about the region’s local traditions and rich agricultural contributions, including…

Kentuck Knob

Divine Design

Friday, August 30, 2019 11:00 AM by Stacey Magda

A 2-Day, 1-Night Trip As a region known for stunning scenery, significant history and unique connections to spirituality, the Laurel Highlands welcomes groups both big and small to take this tour. The trip includes stops at an exquisite basilica, drives along historic and scenic highways, visiting charming towns, taking in awe-inspiring views and…

Autumnfest Weekends

As fall rolls in, the Laurel Highlands welcomes colorful foliage, delicious comfort food and a jam-packed season of awesome festivals. Our gorgeous rolling hillsides blanketed in red, yellow and orange serve as the perfect backdrop for some harvest season entertainment! Below is a round up of fall festivals happening in the Laurel Highlands this…

Ice Cream in Ohiopyle

A 3-Day, 2-Night Trip One scoop or two? What pairs better with fun travel plans than everyone's favorite tasty treat- ice cream! Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands is home of the banana split and also boasts as many fantastic ice cream parlors and unique flavors as there are wonderful attractions to visit throughout the region. Plan your fun…

State Theatre Center For Arts

Two Great Shows, One Amazing Summer!

Friday, June 28, 2019 11:00 AM by Kristen Tunney

Summer at the State is a mixed professional and community summer theatre at the base of the Laurel Highlands in Uniontown. Featuring the talents of dozens of local actors along with a few guest artists from out-of-town, Summer at the State is a staple of the southwestern PA summer season. This year’s productions are Newsies and Mamma Mia and…

AS Beer Flight

Barbecue and Brew Roundup

Friday, June 14, 2019 9:00 AM by Nicole Worsham

Welcome back, summer, our dear old friend. We’ve missed the warm weather, long days and, of course, the food! And what says summer more than barbecue and ‘brew? Nothing! In this article, we’ve rounded up some well-known and hole-in-the-wall places to satisfy your fair-weathered favorites! Big Black Grill If you’re…

Win Big with the 2019 Westmoreland Heritage Passport Contest Blog

Summer has arrived. The kids are home from school. The in-laws are in town for a visit. Your long-distance significant other is spending a weekend at your home. You’re trying to fill every minute with activity, but at some point, the ideas run dry. You sigh, and think with growing frustration, “There’s just nothing to do around…

Vines and Blooms Itinerary

Vines and Blooms

Monday, June 3, 2019 1:00 PM by Stacey Magda

A 3-Day, 2 Night Trip Take in the relaxation and wonder of garden settings while sipping wine, enjoying local entertainment, charming small towns and a world class resort, all while cruising along scenic byways as you make your way through the beautiful Laurel Highlands. Day One Explore the history and beauty of legacy gardens at West Overton…

Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater

A Guide to Visiting Fallingwater

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:00 PM by Allyson Null

The Laurel Highlands region is home to four houses that were designed by architectural genius Frank Lloyd Wright. The most well-known house, Fallingwater, is a bucket list item for many and lives up to the hype. Fallingwater is inscribed as one of 24 UNESCO World Heritage sites in the U.S. and is listed along attractions including the Pyramids of…

Mantyla at Polymath Park

Rebuilding it the Wright Way

Friday, May 3, 2019 4:00 PM by Anna Weltz

In his lifetime, America’s most prominent architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, designed more than 1,000 structures and oversaw the construction of 532 of them before his death in 1959. With achievements such as Fallingwater, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Taliesen West, along with a legacy nearly unmatched decades later, it’s safe to…

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