Routes: 711 and 381, Westmoreland and Fayette Counties
Home to some of the best biking and pedestrian trails in the nation, take your time along this byway. Pull the car over and get a closer look at Ohiopyle State Park, a treasure for those who love hiking and sparkling waterfalls. The most famous attraction along the Laurel Highlands byway is Fallingwater®, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece on a waterfall. His Kentuck Knob is another nearby wonder.
Since there are plenty of other opportunities to journey by foot, bicycle, raft, or even railroad, plan a few nights along the Laurel Highlands Byway at a quaint B&B or one of the region’s famous resorts. A few other reasons to put on the brakes: The Laurel Caverns and Fort Ligonier.
Named one of "12 landmarks that will change the way you see the world"! The key to the setting of the house is the waterfall over which it is built. Entrusted to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy in 1963, Fallingwater is the only remaining great Wright house with its setting, original furnishings and artwork intact. Over four million people have visited Fallingwater since it opened to the public in 1964. Regular one hour tour, self-guided Grounds tour, two hour In-depth tour, Brunch tour and Sunset tour available. Reservation or advance ticket purchase is essential for all tours. During periods of high visitation exact tour times cannot be guaranteed. For a more leisurely, less-crowded tour, we suggest visiting Fallingwater on weekdays. Fallingwater is open daily except Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 4p.m. mid-March through Thanksgiving weekend. Also open December weekends, the week between Christmas and New Years and the first two weekends in March, weather permitting.Read More >
Designed in 1953 for the I. N. Hagan Family (Hagan Ice Cream) of Uniontown, the house represents Wright's refinement of organic architecture.Read More >
PA's longest cave, this 435 acre geological park has 3 miles of underground trail and a mena temprature of 62°FRead More >