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.


Kentuck Knob

         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

   Phone: 724-329-1901



Mt. Davis

         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

   clear day.

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

  magnificent scenery.

Laurel Caverns

       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   1094 Skyline Dr. Hopwood, PA 15445.

Fort Necessity

                   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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Braddock's Grave

       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

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)

Whitewater Rafting

           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 ----    Donegal Location

Mountain Playhouse

                     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  

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