Region: Pittsburgh & Its Countryside
It's a wonderful town—Jimmy Stewart's hometown of Indiana, that is. Tourists can pay homage at the museum dedicated to the popular actor's work or visit the Jimmy Stewart Statue, unveiled by the actor himself on his 75th birthday. Nested in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains, Indiana began in 1805 as a timber town but became a coal center in the early 20th century. The nearby Eliza Furnace, abandoned in 1850, is one of the best-preserved iron furnaces in the Commonwealth and still has its hot blast coils. Covered bridges, parks, hiking trails, and festivals also make Indiana an idyllic destination.