One of Frank Lloyd Wright's most widely acclaimed works, Fallingwater was designed in 1935 for the family of Pittsburgh
department store owner Edgar J. Kaufmann. The key to the setting of the house is the waterfall over which it is built. Historically,
the falls were the focal point of the Kaufmann's activities, and the family indicated to Wright their desisre to locate their weekend
house near them. Much to their surprise, Wright designed the house to rise above the waterfall, rather than face it. Perhaps
better than any single work, Fallingwater exemplifies Wright's concept of organic architecture: the harmonious union of art and
nature. It is the only major Wright work to come into the public domain with its setting, original furnishings and artwork intact.
1491 Mill Run Rd. Mill Runn, PA 15464. www.fallingwater.org
Kentuck Knob was built for Bernadine and I.N. Hagan in the mid 1950's. The Hagan's so admired Fallingwater, the home of
the Kaufmanns who were their friends, that they asked Wright to design a home for them in the mountains above Uniontown.
The Hagans moved into the home in July 1956 - their 26th wedding anniversary- and spent 30 years at Kentuck Knob. After I.N.
fell ill, the Hagans could no longer remain on the mountain and so they sold the house in 1986 to Lord Palumbo of England. Lord
Palumbo opened Kentuck Knob for tours in 1996. It is located approximately 7 miles from Fallingwater. 723 Kentuck Rd. Chalk Hill, PA 15431
The highest point in Pennsylvania is easily reached with a hike of less than a mile (starting at the Mt. Davis Picnic Area) to the
summit, which is on Negro Mountain in Forbes State Forest. At 3,213 feet above sea level Mt. Davis views into Maryland on a
Ohiopyle State Park
Encompassing more than 19,000 acres of rugged natural beauty, this park is just 10 miles from Confluence. The focal point
of the park is the more than 14 miles of the Youghogheny River Gorge that passes through the heart of the park and provides some
of the best whitewater boating in the Eastern U.S. as well as spectacular scenery. Surrounding Ohiopyle Falls is the Falls Day Use Area,
the central point for casual visitors. This area provides parking, modern restrooms, gift shop/snack bar, and overlook platforms with
The 435 acre geologic park features Pennsylavania's largest cave. Guided tours last about 55 minutes and are conducted
approximately every 20 minutes. 1-800-515-4150 www.laurelcaverns.com 1094 Skyline Dr. Hopwood, PA 15445.
The confrontation at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the prelude to the war fought by England and France for control
of the North American continent. The struggle was known in North America as the French and Indiian War and spread around the
world as the Seven Years War. It ended in 1763 with the removal of French powr from North America and India. The action at Fort
Nesessity was also the first major event in the miltary career of George Washington. It was the only time he ever surrendered to an
enemy. 724-329-5512 ---- Farmington, PA 15437
Addison Toll House/National Road
The Addison Toll House is an original structure along the National Road, which today is called U>s. Route 40. The National Road
was the first highway built entirely with federal funds. The road was authorized by Congress in 1806 during the Jefferson Administration.
Constrution began in Cumberland, MD in 1811. The route closedly paralled the military road opened by George Washington and General
Braddock in 1754-55. By 1818 the road had been completed to the Ohio River Vandalia, IL in the 1830's where construction ceased due
to a lack of funds. The National Road opened the Ohio River Valley and the Midwest for settlement and commerce.
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A marker along Route 40 memorializes the final resting place of British Major General Edward Braddock, leader of an illfated 1755 expedition to the Ohio River to try to capture French-held Fort Duquesne.
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
Seven Springs is the state's largest ski and four-season family resort and was recently rated the number one resort in the
mid-atlantic region by the readers of SKI magizine. The winter month's will provide you with snow boarding and down hill sking with 33 slopes
and trails and 11 lifts to get you to the top of the mountain. Lets not forget snow tubing for the entire family. The summer month's has to
offer the new( summer tubing) , they have a zipline, alpine slide. They have an indoor pool for those cold month's and an outdoor pool for
the summer month's. For others there is a Rock wall to climb. 777 Waterwheel Dr, Seven Springs, PA 15622 1-800-452-2223
Hidden Valley Resort
Hidden Valley draws their crowd because of the nicely groomed slopes. Don't miss the dinning experience of the New clock Tower
Restaurant. Hidden Valley Resort, 1 Craighead Drive, Somerset, PA 15501 814-443-8000 www.hiddenvalleyresort.com
Laurel Ridge Cross Country Ski Center
Center is located in Laurel Ridge State Park with 4 different trails to pick from and one of them being dog friendly. Open December through April. 724-455-7303 1101 Jim Mountain Road, Rockwood, PA 15557 ( Located off Route 653) www.riversportonline.com
Confluence is convenient to a wide array of whitewater experience in the Allegheny Mountains. the town is the gateway to the middle
Youghiogheny River suitable for family adventures. Ohiopyle, for guided tours of the bigger whitewater of the lower Yough, is just 11 miles
away. And for the real thrill seeker the upper yough in westrn Maryland is an hour's drive. The casselman River and Laurel Hill Creek add to
the opportunites when they are running bank full during the Spring.
Living Treasures Zoo
Walk through Zoo with over 70 species , Large petting area, Pony and Draft Horse Rides, Hidden Treasures in our Mining
Sluice. Large Gift Shop. 724-593-8300 ---- 288 Route 711, Jones Mills, PA 15646 ---- www.ltanimalpark.com Donegal Location
Live ,Professional Theater. For those who love theater, put this in your planned vacation. Mountain Playhouse is located in
Jennerstown, PA It is aprox. 32 miles from Confluence PA. 814-629-9201 www.mountainplayhouse.org
Flight 93 National Memorial
On September 11, 2001, the 40 heroes of Flight 93 gave their lives to thwart an attack on our nation's Capital. The National park
Service is working to build a permanent memorial. Phase 1 of the permanent memorial opened in September, 2001. This Park is located
in Shanksville, PA and about 30 miles from Confluence PA.
Quecreek Mine Rescue Site
On July 23, 2002, nine miners trapped in the Quecreek Mine were rescued after 77 hours in a drama seen round the world on
television. The five-acre site, located about five miles north of Somerset, is now a memorial to the tireless heroism of the rescue workers
who saved the miners from certain death. Later, they made a movie about the resue.
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort and Casino
This five-star resort is located a short drive from Confluence along Route 40 and features year-round recreational activities ranging
from golf and fly fishing to sporting clays, sking . Stop in at the New Lady Luck Casino Nemacolin. 4067 National Pike, Farmington, PA 15437. 1-888-lady-luck www.nemacolin.com