Ideas & Itineraries

Motorcoach & Group Friendly Attractions

“You’re on the Trail to Something Big” when you plan your trip to the Allegheny National Forest Region. Visit one of the top 10 most beautiful skywalks and scenic vistas in the world- the Kinzua Sky Walk. Enjoy the scenic beauty of the Allegheny National Forest Region along the National Longhouse National Scenic Drive and Pennsylvania Route 6. Fun activities such as ½ day photography tours, guided hikes and baking with a pastry chef can be mixed and matched with your choice of attractions, restaurants and overnight accommodations to create fun memorable tours.

For personalized assistance with group tour planning please call 800-473-9370 or e-mail info@visitANF.com

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Kinzua Sky Walk – Kinzua State Park

One of the World’s Top 10 Scenic Skywalks & Overlooks

Kinzua Bridge State Park - Mt. Jewett, PA

Kinzua Bridge State Park – Mt. Jewett, PA

Day use-park open from 8 am to sunset. Free Admission to the park and to walk on the skywalk. In 2016 a new year-round visitors center will open at the Kinzua Bridge State Park with exhibits on the three E’s – energy, engineering and the environment. Groups are requested to pre-register.

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Options include a visit to the park with a walk on the skywalk, or a personalized educational program presented by park staff.

Kinzua Bridge State Park
296 Viaduct Road
Mt. Jewett, PA 16740
814-778-5467


Zippo/Case Museum

HOME OF TWO CLASSIC AMERICAN ICONS – ZIPPO LIGHTERS & CASE KNIVES

Zippo/Case Museum - Bradford, PA

Zippo/Case Museum – Bradford, PA

The Zippo/Case Museum features world-class interactive exhibits, an extraordinary 7’x 11’ American flag comprised of 3,393 red, white and blue lighters, and the famous Zippo Repair Clinic where the Zippo lifetime guarantee is fulfilled.

Free admission, free parking.

Hours
Monday – Saturday: 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am to 4 pm

Zippo Lighters and Case Knives
1932 Zippo Drive
Bradford, PA 16701
814-368-2700
www.zippo.com
www.wrcase.com


Eldred World War II Museum

HISTORY YOU CAN SEE TOUCH & FEEL

Eldred WW II Museum - Eldred, PA

Eldred WW II Museum – Eldred, PA

Designed to educate and awe visitors of all ages, this museum located in the small town of Eldred houses world-class interactive exhibits and artifacts from around the world. Personalized tours will be given by their knowledgeable curator who will customize the tour to your groups’ age & interest. Highlights include a M255 tank, a working submarine periscope, the Gallery of Valor, Jeep exhibit and tank mountain.

Hours
Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday: 1 pm to 4 pm

Eldred WW II Museum
201 Main Street, Eldred, PA 16731
814-225-2220
www.eldredPAww2museum.com


Penn Brad Oil Museum

DISCOVER OIL! WORLD’S FIRST BILLION DOLLAR OIL FIELD

Penn Brad Oil Museum - Custer City, PA

Penn Brad Oil Museum – Custer City, PA

Hear the “Wild Catting Tales” at the site of our 72 foot tall, 1890 Era Standard Rig. See yellowdogs and barkers, headache posts, hurry-up sticks and sucker rods. In 1881, the Bradford Oil Field produced an incredible 83% of the United States total oil output. Groups Welcome. Please call ahead to schedule motorcoach or student field trips.

Admission
Adults: $5.00
Seniors: $4.50
Children under 12: FREE

Hours
Seasonal: April 1 to November 1
Monday – Friday: 9 am to 4 pm
Saturday: 9 am to 2 pm

Penn Brad Oil Museum
901 South Avenue (3 miles south of Bradford on Rt. 219)
Custer City, PA 16725
814-362-1955


Longhouse National Scenic Byway

FALL REALLY IS BIGGER HERE!

Longhouse National Scenic Byway

Longhouse National Scenic Byway

Chosen by USA Today as “The Most Scenic Byway in Pennsylvania,” the Longhouse National Scenic Byway circles the shorelines of the Allegheny Reservoir. Viewpoints include Rimrock Overlook, Jakes Rocks, Kinzua Point and the Kinzua Dam.

The eastern shoreline of this loop is easily accessible from Pennsylvania Route 6 just east of the village of Kane, via Route 321. In Kane, a variety of locally owned shops and restaurants are experienced in working with groups including Flickerwood Wine Cellars and CJ Spirits Craft Distillery.

Prime fall foliage is traditionally the first two weeks of October. An educational resource guide available. To arrange a short guided hike and ranger station visit call the Marienville Ranger Station at 814-927-5799. For tours at Kinzua Dam please call the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at 814-726-0661.

For general information please call 800-473-9370 or email info@visitANF.com


CJ Spirits – Craft Distillery

HANDCRAFTED SPIRTS FROM GRAIN TO GLASS

CJ Spirits – Craft Distillery in Kane, PA

CJ Spirits – Craft Distillery in Kane, PA

The spirts of northwestern Pennsylvania’s first craft distillery can be enjoyed by scheduling a tour of the distillery with a tasting. Fashioned from the purest Allegheny Mountain spring waters and locally grown grains their craft selection of fine spirits include whiskey, gin, rum and Rocksov vodka.

Order a tasting menu to complement the spirits or have fun and order one of their signature cocktails. A local favorite is their leek vodka Bloody Mary.

Please call ahead to schedule your tour and tasting.

Hours
Wednesday – Thursday: 11 am to 9 pm
Friday – Saturday: 11 am to 11 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

CJ Spirits – Craft Distillery
120 Willow Run Drive
Kane, PA 16735
814-837-1500
www.cjspirits.com


Flickerwood Wine Cellars & Lounge

THE WINE THAT ROCKS

Flickerwood Wine Cellars - Kane, PA

Flickerwood Wine Cellars – Kane, PA

Stop, shop, taste and tour. Guests are treated to a tour of the wine cellars along with a wine tasting from the large variety of award-winning Flickerwood Wines produced by the Zampogna family.

Flickerwood’s wine lounge has a warm welcoming atmosphere, they also offer a small wine-themed gift shop, and a selection of tasty menu items. Call for detailed information on scheduling your tasting tour.

Ask about their menu for groups that wish to dine on site. A schedule of their seasonal festivals and evening entertainment is available on their website.

Open seven days a week.

Flickerwood Wine Cellars
309 Flickerwood Road
Kane, PA 16735
814-837-7566
www.flickerwood.com


John Williams European Pastry Shop

BAKING WITH JOE

John Williams European Pastry Shop - Bradford, PA

John Williams European Pastry Shop – Bradford, PA

Bring your group to enjoy a hands-on experience baking a delicious pastry in the kitchen with pastry chef Joe Frombach at John Williams Pastry Shop. While part of the group enjoys a delicious lunch, the other half will be in the kitchen baking, and then the groups will switch. Or just schedule your group to enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch at this family owned restaurant.

Your group can shop to their heart’s delight from the selection of freshly baked European pastries, homemade cream and butter fudge, and the specialty breads baked daily on-site. Swedish Rye or Salt Rising Bread are two local favorites.

For smaller seasonal groups. Group of 12 to 20 friends and family can spend an evening learning new pastry techniques. Your group will bake and or decorate with Joe in his kitchen!

John Williams European Pastry Shop
20 Mechanic Street
Bradford, PA 16701
814-362-6637


Forest Photo Trek

PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS IN THE WILD

Forest Press photographer Ed Bernik

Forest Press photographer Ed Bernik

If you are feeling creative and wish to learn how to take striking photos using a digital camera, schedule a group photo trek that will put you behind the lens in an area known for outstanding scenic beauty. Learn from the best. Photographer Ed Bernik has been a commercial photographer for 25 years.

Dress for hiking, bring comfortable walking shoes and clothing, rain gear (The Trek will occur rain or shine), a digital SRL camera and a tripod.

Schedule a photo trek by calling 814-881-9612 or email: ebernikfoto@aol.com.


Theater and Performing Arts

LOCAL THEATER & PROFESSIONAL THEATER GROUPS

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Performing Arts

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Performing Arts

The Allegheny National Forest Region offers a wide variety of professional theater, musical and artistic performances.

The Bradford Creative Performing Arts organization presents a wide variety of national touring companies of professional artists and ensembles during their annual season at great ticket pricing. The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Arts Program is the cultural and artistic hub of the region, offering plays, concerts, dance recitals and art exhibitions mostly held at the Bromeley Theater.

Bradford Little Theater offers a range of scheduled performances and their talented cast will work with groups to schedule special performances for motorcoach groups.

Make this your inexpensive cultural hub by staying over to enjoy the nearby theater and artistic entertainment.

Performing Arts in the Allegheny Forest region
Bradford Creative Performing Arts
Bradford Little Theatre
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Performing Arts

Nearby
Regina Quick Center for the Arts – St. Bonaventure University
Seneca Allegany Resort-Entertainment
Good Times of Olean

Check out the full listing of upcoming events by date.


NEARBY

Bwana Jim’s Wildlife Show

Fun & Educational

Bwana Jim's Wildlife Show - Shinglehouse, PA

Bwana Jim’s Wildlife Show – Shinglehouse, PA

Take a walk on the wild side and see exotic animals like alligators, armadillos, turkey vultures, turtles, and snakes. Bwana Jim has a rare gift for handling animals and shares his knowledge in an incredibly fun and entertaining way. Your group will love this enthusiastic, educational and witty show. Afterwards visit the Wildlife Gift Shop where Thumper the crazy cockatoo will greet you. Find exotic animal t-shirts, nature CD’s, and stuffed animals.

Hours
By Appointment Only

Bwana Jim’s Wildlife Show/
Old Red Schoolhouse Nature Center

1989 Route 44
P.O. Box 330
Shinglehouse, PA 16748
814-697-7781
bwanajim@netsync.net
www.bwanajim.com
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Pfeiffer Nature Center & Foundation
1974 Lillibridge Road
Portville, NY 14770
716-933-0187
www.pfeiffernaturecenter.org

Pfeiffer Nature Center & Foundation

Rural Landscapes, Old Growth Forest

Pfeiffer Nature Center - Portville, NY

Pfeiffer Nature Center – Portville, NY

Pfeiffer Nature Center, 1974 Lilibridge Road, Portville, New York, has open access hiking trails, a historic log cabin, great birding areas, and a picturesque pavilion available for rent. Located in rural southwestern New York, the Center is located on more than 648 acres of rural landscapes among old growth forest.

A variety of guided hikes and outdoor activities are scheduled throughout the year. The Woods, Walk & Trail Run is held every June. For a full list of scheduled activities please visit our website.

Pfeiffer Nature Center & Foundation
1974 Lillibridge Road
Portville, NY 14770
716-933-0187
www.pfeiffernaturecenter.org