Nearby Attractions

Just 45 minutes from Pittsburgh, you will find plenty of area attractions for everyone in your party. Below are just a few


Kennywood

Believe it or not, this amusement park was founded in 1898 and is one of the oldest, if not the oldest amusement park in America! Kennywood was designated a national historic landmark in 1987.

“Lost Kennywood,” replicates a turn-of-the-century environment that houses some of the park’s most popular mild to wild rides. Select from a dozen dining options offering tasty treats not found at any other US amusement park.


Golf Courses

Try your stroke on the half dozen golf courses located within half an hour of Madison Pittsburgh KOA including:

  • The Madison Club, Madison
  • Cherry Creek, Greensburg
  • Cedarbrook, Belle Vernon
  • Timber Ridge Golf Club, Mount Pleasant
  • Valley Green Golf Club, Greensburg
  • Greensburg Country Club, Jeannette


Historic Hanna’s Town

Visit this newly constructed frontier settlement just a few minutes north of KOA in Greensburg. The town demonstrates daily life and events in western Pennsylvania during the time of the American Revolution.


Idlewild Park and Soak Zone

Take a soak at Idlewild Park and Soak Zone about 40 minutes away in Ligonier. Idlewild Park combines a family-friendly amusement park with a fun water park. In fact, Idlewild was voted Best Kid’s Park in the World by Amusement Today and voted Best Park for Families by the National Amusement Park Historical Association!


Fort Ligonier

Tour Fort Ligonier, a British fort from the French and Indian Wars. It is a full-scale, on-site restoration / reconstruction of the 1758 – 1766 original.

The actual town of Ligonier, in the beautiful Laurel Highlands, 45 minutes from our campground, features an old town square surrounded with interesting little shops selling items including delicious chocolates, yarn and awesome clothing.


Frank Lloyd Wright Houses

See two Frank Lloyd Wright designed houses.

  • Fallingwater was built over a waterfall in the Laurel Highlands near Mill Run between 1936 and 1939. Today it is a national historic landmark.
  • Frank Lloyd Wright constructed Kentuck Knob for I. N. and Bernardine Hagan in the mountains above Uniontown.


Motordrome Speedway

Thrill to the Motordrome Speedway, a Nascar-sanctioned racetrack that hosts six divisions of cars— NAPA Late Models, Pro Trucks, Smail Pontiac GMC Modifieds, Subway Street Stocks, Yellow Book Chargers, and Advance Auto Parts American Flyers. The track is only about 15 minutes away from KOA Pittsburgh!


Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

Drive less than hour from Pittsburgh to the Pittsburgh Zoo, home to thousands of fascinating animals representing more than four hundred species. The zoo is less than an hour from Pittsburgh.


Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Delight your children at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. The schedule features diverse flights of imagination like returning to earth with a splash in a river and inking a silkscreen.

This special place was named as one of the nation’s ten top children’s museums by Parents Magazine. The interactive exhibit, MAKESHOP, allows kids and adults to build and tinker with old and new technologies, exciting projects and cutting-edge media.


Carnegie Museum of Natural History

View the history of life on earth at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh by observing a unique collection of specimens and artifacts.


National Aviary

Bird watch at the National Aviary, located in Pittsburgh. This place is home to in excess of 600 birds of more than 200 different species, many rare or endangered in the wild.


Great Allegheny Passage

Bike or hike a parts of all of a 135-mile, near-level trail between Cumberland, Maryland and Duquesne, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh. Natural beauty can be found along the Great Allegheny Passage. The trail eventually joins the C&O Canal Towpath, creating a continuous 320-mile long trail experience to Washington, DC.


Laurel Caverns

Take a lower and /or upper caving tour at Laurel Caverns, Pennsylvania’s largest cave. It is located just 50 miles south of Pittsburgh in Farmington, PA, situated beneath a 435 acre geological park.

Of course, visit the world class city of Pittsburgh while you are here!

 


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