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Area Attractions

Visit Johnstown

Johnstown’s premiere website for all area attractions including restaurants, events, theatre, music, and sports guide. Download the Visit Johnstown application for your mobile phone to get all the event notifications and attraction updates!

Heritage Discovery Center

Presented by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA) – The Johnstown Heritage Discovery Center presents a unique experience of the cities ethnic and cultural history through the eyes of an immigrant. It’s an interactive learning experience where you’ll encounter the sights, smells, and sounds of an immigrant working in the steel and coal industry.

Bottle Works

Bottle Works is a nonprofit art organization that is in the cultural district of Johnstown, PA. The mission of the Bottle Works is to inspire artistic passion, community connectivity, ethnic appreciation, and sustainable practice across generations.

Johnstown’s Incline Plane

The Johnstown Inclined Plane is billed as the “world’s steepest vehicular inclined plane”. The Inclined Plane was designed by Samuel Diescher of Pittsburgh, internationally known as an engineer of vertical railroads, having designed the Monongahela, Duquesne, Fort Pitt, and Castle Shannon inclines.

The Ghost Town Trail

The Ghost Town Trail is a natural beauty of Cambria and Indiana Counties. The trail spans 48 miles and is named for the long-gone coal-mining communities that once dotted its right-of-way. The GTT flows past two massive iron furnaces, old coal-loading tipples, boney (coal-refuse) piles and other traces of local industrial history.

Quemahoning Family Recreation Area

The Quemahoning Dam is conveniently located a few miles off Route 219 and covers over 900 acres of hiking, biking, fishing, and kayaking. The Quemahoning Family Recreation Area is home to a public access beach where families can gather for summer action on the water. If you are planning a large outing, rent a pavilion for the day. If you’re into water sports, stop by ‘The Yak Shack’ and rent a kayak or paddleboard and explore the lake. Families can also rent one of the many camping sites for extended stays – RV and tents sites, or cabins. Admission to the public beach is only $5.00 per car for the day.

Ohiopyle State Park

Ohiopyle State Park encompasses approximately 20,500 acres of rugged natural beauty and serves as the gateway to the Laurel Highlands. Voted #3 in the top 5 winners of the 2020 Travel Lemming Reader Awards. Passing through the heart of the park, the rushing waters of the Youghiogheny [yawki-gay-nee] River Gorge are the centerpiece for Ohiopyle. The “Yough” [yawk] provides some of the best whitewater boating in the eastern United States. The park is open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset.

All American Amateur Baseball Association – Johnstown, PA

The All American Amateur Baseball Association (AAABA) Tournament has been a summer tradition for more than seven decades. The AAABA Tournament has been played each August in Johnstown, Pennsylvania since 1945. The annual event, which includes 16 teams representing cities throughout the Eastern, Southeastern and Midwest regions of the United States has included hundreds of future Major League Baseball and major Division I college players.

Coal Tubin’ Adventures

Lookin’ for something fun to do in Johnstown, PA?! Grab a raft and head on down the Stonycreek River with your friends and family! Coal Tubin’ Adventures takes the lazy river to a whole new level. Expanded location for 2022 – enjoy a weekend camping trip with over 25 acres of river front before setting off on your river adventure. Bike Rentals for just $10/hr! Festivals, Concerts, Hikes, and other fun activities all summer!

Greenhouse Park

Greenhouse Park is situated along the Stonycreek River between Johnstown and Tire Hill and offers pavilions, a volleyball court, walking track and other amenities within its 11 acres. The park has become one of the region’s most-popular event venues, hosting the Stonycreek Rendezvous, Wing Blasts, concerts, and a variety of community events each year. Whitewater Park, Pennsylvania’s first set of constructed rapids, is adjacent to Greenhouse Park. Novice paddlers can learn basic whitewater techniques in Class II water and more-experienced boaters can play and practice in hydraulics.

Seven Springs Resort

Seven Springs Mountain Resort is the perfect place for family vacations that create lifelong memories. Take the entire family skiing in the morning, or enjoy the thrills of snowtubing in the afternoon, enjoy a luxurious spa treatment in the evening before a great dinner and then do it all again the next day after a relaxing overnight stay. Recognized as one of the premier kids’ programs on the East Coast, Tiny Tots’ Ski School and the Youth Snowsports Academy featuring the Burton Learn to Ride program will have even the little one of the family skiing and boarding in no time at all.

Arcadia Theater

The historic Arcadia Theater opened on May 5, 1921 and was designed by Henry Reinhold and Ralph L. Land. Today, the Arcadia Theater is proud of the quality of performers that have since been showcased. Included amongst them are Florence Henderson, The Mantovani Orchestra, The Lettermen, Gary Burgoff, The Platters, Pat Boone, The Osmonds, Al Martino, The 5th Dimension, and the U.S. Marine Corp Band; in addition to our children’s series performances.

Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center

The Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center serves as a cultural, artistic, educational, social, and economic resource for the Greater Johnstown area! The PPAC is located on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and features many exciting events year-round!