Tag - Idlewild & SoakZone

Fort Ligonier Days

The Laurel Highlands is home to a variety of unique events and festivals. Here is a sampling, categorized especially for you. Be sure to use #laurelhighlands while posting your festival fun photos on Instagram and you may be featured on our website or social media! Fall Festivals Laurel Highlands fall festivals are as vibrant as the region’s…

Things to Keep the Kids Busy This Summer in the Laurel Highlands

It may be hard to believe, but summer will be coming to an end soon. Seriously, time flies! Before you send the kids back to school, take a few days to spend quality family time together and make lifelong memories with these Laurel Highlands attractions , activities and events ! Idlewild and SoakZone Idlewild and SoakZone has been named "Best…

The Fred Rogers Trail

Fred Rogers Trail

Friday, June 29, 2018 10:00 AM by Allyson Null

Did you know that Mister Rogers' real neighborhood is in the Laurel Highlands? Be our neighbor and explore the region and celebrate with these special stops on Fred Rogers Trail! Idlewild & SoakZone It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood... A post shared by Mama Rogers (@townhousetoddler) on Sep 24, 2017 at 12:16pm PDT Spend the day…

New and Coming Soon to Idlewild This Summer

What's New at Idlewild and SoakZone in 2018

Thursday, May 17, 2018 3:00 PM by Allyson Null

Idlewild and SoakZone is open for its 141st season, making it the third longest continuously operating amusement park in the country! The park is only open for limited hours until June 1, then it will be open daily for the remainder of the regular season. Idlewild's signature attraction, Rollo Coaster, is celebrating its 80th anniversary! This…

Travel Then and Now: LHVB Staff Favorites

In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week's "Then and Now" theme, each Laurel Highlands Visitors Bureau staff member answered the question "What was your favorite spot in the Laurel Highlands growing up, and what is your favorite spot now?" Ann Nemanic, Executive Director "I’m not a native of the Laurel…

The Laurel Highlands Then and Now

The Laurel Highlands Then and Now

Monday, May 7, 2018 6:00 AM by Allyson Null

You may be familiar with many Laurel Highlands businesses and attractions, but you may not know what these spots looked like "back in the day." Corresponding with National Travel and Tourism Week's theme of "Travel Then and Now," we collected both vintage and current photos of Laurel Highlands properties to see how…

Flight 93 Tower of Voices

From remarkable historic sites, amazing views and unique things to do, the Laurel Highlands is an ideal place to get away, enjoy the great outdoors and find your adventure. 2018 is a great year to visit the Laurel Highlands, with brand new places to stay, events to participate in and attractions to see. And if you think you've seen all there…

Neighborhood of Make-Believe Laurel Highlands

The Laurel Highlands is celebrating the legacy of Latrobe native Fred Rogers on February 19, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the first episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. To commemorate this event, we took some of the classic puppets from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and imagined where their favorite stops in the Laurel Highlands might…

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood's 50th Anniversary Blog

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood's 50th Anniversary

Friday, February 16, 2018 11:00 AM by Allyson Null

photo provided by the Lynn Johnson: Ohio University Libraries There is a lot to celebrate about the legendary Fred Rogers in 2018. On March 20, Rogers would have turned 90 years old, and 50 years ago, children's television show "Mister Roger's Neighborhood" aired on PBS for the first time. A total of 895 episodes aired between…

Halloween Header

Besides Christmas, Halloween seems to be everybody's favorite holiday. Because what is better than making a costume, dressing up and getting a ton of candy? Whether you're into spooky haunted houses or not, there is somewhere in the Laurel Highlands for you to celebrate Halloween. This weekend is when most of the fun events are happening…

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