Area Attractions

Seven Springs is only a short drive to many great attractions in the Laurel Highlands Region of Pennsylvania. You can spend one day at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater, another at Ohiopyle State Park and so much more!

GREAT ALLEGHENY PASSAGE

The Great Allegheny Passage (GAP), a 150-mile system of hiking and biking trails that connects Pittsburgh to Cumberland, Maryland, is now easily accessible from Seven Springs Mountain Resort.

IDLEWILD & SOAKZONE

Voted Best Kids Park in the World by Amusement Today, Idlewild and SoakZone provide the finest in amusement and water park fun for the whole family. Ride and slide all day or relax and catch a show!

Ohiopyle & Whitewater Rafting

Ohiopyle State Park encompasses about 20,499 acres of rugged natural beauty and serves as the gateway to the Laurel Mountains. The focal point of the area is the more than 14 miles of the Youghiogheny River Gorge that passes through the heart of the park. The “Yough” 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 the casual visitor.

Ohiopyle Trading Post will structure a whitewater rafting trip on the Youghiogheny River that suits you and your family’s tastes. Beginner Ohiopyle rafting trips and family floats are on the Middle Yough, and can be guide-escorted or self-guided. Intermediate rafting trips are on the Lower Yough, and can be fully-guided, guide-assisted or self-guided. Advanced trips on Class V Rapids are on the Upper Yough and must be fully-guided.

FALLINGWATER

Seven Springs Mountain Resort is only a short drive from Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural landmark, Fallingwater.

Built between 1936 and 1939 by famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater is an architectural marvel. Perfectly positioned over a beautiful 30-foot waterfall, this National Historic Landmark is a must-see for any visitor to the Laurel Highlands.

Reservations are essential before visiting Fallingwater. Tickets may be purchased online or tickets and reservations are available by calling Visitor Services at 724-329-8501.

Kentuck Knob

Seven Springs Mountain Resort is only a short drive from Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural landmark, Kentuck Knob.

High atop a bluff overlooking the Youghiogheny River Gorge and just a short drive from Fallingwater, stands another Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, Kentuck Knob. In addition to the house, the grounds of Kentuck Knob feature over 40 pieces of sculpture, added by current owners Lord and Lady Peter Palumbo of London, England. The sculptures can be seen on a self-guided walking tour or with a guide to learn more about their origins and artists.

Reservations for guided house tours are recommended and can be made online or by calling 724-329-1901.

Duncan House

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Duncan House has had a remarkable journey. Built in 1957, The Wright-designed home was dismantled from its original location in Lisle, Ill., and moved to Polymath Park Resort. The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, The Progress Fund and the State of Pennsylvania put together a plan with Polymath Park to reconstruct the Duncan House on the Westmoreland County property. The Duncan House is complimented by two other Usonian-style homes that were designed for the original 1960s vision of Polymath Park by Wright’s apprentice, Peter Berndtson. After many months of complex craftsmanship, the home reemerges as a stellar example of Wright’s Usonian designs and the culmination of his magnificent career.

Reservations are essential before visiting Duncan House. Tickets may be purchased online or tickets and reservations are available by calling Visitor Services at 724-329-8501.

FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL

Flight 93 National Memorial has a place on the nation’s honor roll of iconic places with Gettysburg and Pearl Harbor. Why is this ground so special? Why is this story so important? What began as an ordinary morning ended as an historic day.

On September 11, 2001, the 40 passengers and crew of Flight 93 were killed when their hijacked plane was crashed into a field in rural Shanksville, Pa. Their courageous actions thwarted the hijackers’ plan to attack the nation’s capital, likely saving countless lives. The nation owes a debt of gratitude to these brave individuals. The memorial is a place to learn about and honor the extraordinary actions of those individuals. It is a place where the world can come to remember, honor, and find inspiration.

Quecreek Mine Rescue Site

Nine for nine… In July 2002, nine miners were rescued from 240 feet beneath the earth in a never-before attempted effort. Visitors to the site will see the actual rescue capsule and broken drill bit and hear the story of the miraculous events that took place in order to bring about the “Miracle at Dormel Farms.”

The Monument for Life, a seven-foot bronze miner statue, was erected near the site to honor the dedicated team of rescue workers, the relentless determination of the nine miners and miners from all over the world.