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 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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2020 Profile Sheet & Itinerary Ideas

Kinzua Sky Walk-Groups/Motorcoach Programs

Educational Resource Guides for School & Educational Travel


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. A new year-round visitors center is 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.

Kinzua Sky Walk – Groups/Motorcoach Program Registration Form

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


Hours
Kinzua Bridge State Park & Kinzua Sky Walk
Open from 8 am to dusk daily. Free Admission.

Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitors Center *
10:00 am to 6:00 pm, 7 days a week. Closed Christmas Day & New Years Day.

* Please call ahead for the Visitors Center hours as they are subject to change. 814-778-5467

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


Longhouse National Scenic Byway – Allegheny National Forest

FALL REALLY IS BIGGER HERE!

Longhouse National Scenic Byway - Allegheny National Forest

Longhouse National Scenic Byway – Allegheny National Forest

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.


Step-On-Guide service is offered by the Bradford Ranger District. Guided walks and short tours in and around the overlooks make great stops especially during fall foliage season, Rt. 59, to Bradford Ranger Station, along Rt. 59 to developed overlooks, then south on Rt. 321 to Kane. The Old Powerhouse, and the historic gravesite near the Red Bridge Campground are historic talking points. Prime fall foliage is traditionally the first two weeks of October. An educational resource guide with planned activities is available.

Ranger Station Hours: Monday – Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm
Bradford Ranger Station – Allegheny National Forest (ANF)

29 Forest Service Drive
Bradford, PA 16701
Office phone: 814-363-6000

Group Tour Contact: Lauren Bartl
lauren.bartl@usda.gov
814-363-6011


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.

Zippo/Case Museum Hours
Monday – Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed New Years, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Zippo Lighters and Case Knives
1932 Zippo Drive
Bradford, PA 16701
814-368-2700
museum@zippo.com
visitanf.com/zippo-case-museum/


Olmsted Manor – 1917 Tudor Mansion

TOURS OF HOME & GROUNDS, LODGING, RETREATS

Olmsted Manor - Ludlow, PA

Olmsted Manor – Ludlow, PA

Tour Olmsted Manor and their beautifully landscaped grounds. A Tour Guide will take 12 persons at a time through the original 1917 mansion, larger groups can rotate tours. Meals can be arranged for up to 56 guests. Their Meeting Room is organized in lecture style with tables and seating for up to 70 guests. The Retreat Center facility is available for groups, family gatherings/reunions, plan a retreat or their staff can help plan one for you. Lodging is 26 rooms: 18 hotel style rooms in Groves Lodge, 8 guest rooms in the Manor House. Optional Activities: hikes, picnics, bonfire/some-mores, game nights and more.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm

Olmsted Manor & Retreat Center
17 E. Main Street
Ludlow, PA 16333
Office: 814-945-6512

https://www.olmstedmanor.org/about
Group Tour Contact: Al Manner – Executive Director
Al@OlmstedManor.org
Group Tour Number: 814-945-6512 Ext. 11


Eldred World War II Museum – Currently Closed Due to COVID-19

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
January – March
Tuesday – Friday: By Appointment
Saturday: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

April – December
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Group Tours Available by Reservation.

Eldred WW II Museum
201 Main Street, Eldred, PA 16731
814-225-2220
info@eldredww2museum.org
www.eldredPAww2museum.com


Penn Brad Oil Museum

DISCOVER OIL! WORLD’S FIRST BILLION DOLLAR OIL FIELD

Penn Brad Oil Museum - Bradford, PA

Penn Brad Oil Museum – Bradford, 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
Tuesday – Friday: 9 am to 4 pm
Sunday – Monday: Closed

Penn Brad Oil Museum
901 South Avenue (3 miles south of Bradford on Rt. 219)
Bradford, PA 16701
814-362-1955

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Group Tour Contact: Fran Bottone
pennbrad.oilmuseum@yahoo.com


The Wilds Libations Tour

Tour multiple wineries and a distillery for a day of fun.


Bradford Brew Station

FIRST “LEGAL” BREWERY IN BRADFORD SINCE 1945

Bradford Brew Station - Bradford, PA

Bradford Brew Station – Bradford, PA

The Bradford Brew Station offers 14 taps with 13 different beers crafted in house. A musical bingo night with a variety of themes is held on Wednesday. The brewery decor pays tribute to Bradford’s Oil Boom Days, with many of the brews and innovative food offerings featuring names such as Yellow Dog or Black Gold. Brewing equipment may be viewed from the dining room.

The dining room seats 85 people, with additional seating on the seasonal outdoor patio. Meals & tasting can be scheduled for groups and motorcoach. Free Bus Parking can be arranged for your group. The brewery is within walking distance of the Best Western Plus Bradford Inn.

All Tours & Tastings for Groups/Motorcoach must be pre-arranged.

Hours
Wednesday & Thursday: 3:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Friday: 3:30 pm to 11:30 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am to 11:30 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm

Bradford Brew Station
104 Chestnut Street
Bradford, PA 16701

Tour Contact: Stephanie Peterson
814-368-3137
bradfordbrewstation@gmail.com

www.bradfordbrewstation.com
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CJ Spirits – Craft Distillery

HANDCRAFTED SPIRITS FROM GRAIN TO GLASS

CJ Spirits – Craft Distillery in Kane, PA

CJ Spirits – Craft Distillery in Kane, PA

The spirits 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
cjspirits@gmail.com
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

BAKE & TAKE

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. Half will be baking, while the other half enjoys a delicious luncheon. Switch places, then take your pastry treats with you on the bus!

Restaurant Reservation. Groups, with advance reservations, may also book the restaurant for a breakfast buffet or luncheon at this family-owned restaurant for motorcoach groups. Outdoor seating in season. The pastry shop at the bakery offers fresh baked European pastries, decorated cookies, plus a variety of specialty loaves of bread for purchase. Two local favorites are Swedish Rye & Salt Rising Bread.

Groups of 12 to 20. For smaller groups, or friends & families, book an evening baking with Joe in his kitchen creating delicious take-home treats. A fun idea for birthday parties, family get-togethers, and seasonal holiday baking. Create, bake and decorate your treats to take home.

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


Marilyn Horne Museum & Exhibit Center – Currently Closed Due to COVID-19

AMERICA’S GRAND DAME OF OPERATIC STAGE

Marilyn Horne Museum & Exhibit Center - Bradford, PA

Marilyn Horne Museum & Exhibit Center – Bradford, PA

The Marilyn Horne Museum and Exhibit Center showcases highlights from the personal archive of legendary opera singer Marilyn Horne. Located in Bradford, Pennsylvania’s National Historic District, the 3,400 sg. ft. museum is housed in a six-story, circa 1932 Art Deco building. Collection highlights include costumes, interactive audio and visual exhibits, and a documentary film shown in a sumptuous theater designed to evoke the ambience of Venice’s famed Teatro la Fenice.

Looking for something special? High Tea at Marilyn Horne Hall is the perfect afternoon for groups from 10 to 48 participants. The buffet-style event offers a traditional menu of high tea favorites. Dine in a private space while listening to a backdrop of classical music. Then join the museum’s docent for a presentation before touring the exhibition. Each guest receives a small gift before departing. Additional Information.

Free motorcoach parking. Café and Gift Shop on-site. Downtown location near shopping, dining and lodging. Free Admission. Open year-round (excluding major holidays).

Hours
Monday-Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Booking Information
Matthew Hileman
Museum Manager
814-362-7990
info@marilynhorne.org


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
Marilyn Horne Museum Concert Series
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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National Comedy Center

Celebrating the Art of Comedy

National Comedy Center - Jamestown, NY

National Comedy Center – Jamestown, NY

Comedy fans will enjoy the exclusive collections and world-class exhibits telling the virtual story of comedy in America.

Visitors will go on an interactive journey through comedy history, from early vaudeville acts to the latest viral memes. Cutting-edge personalization technology makes the entire experience unique.

Educational games and fun competitions, guests can step into the shoes of comedy pros, trying their hand at cartooning, comedy writing, live stand-up, and faux-pie fights.

Open 7 days a week
Sunday – Thursday: 10 am to 5 pm
Friday & Saturday: 10 am to 9 pm

National Comedy Center
302 W. 2nd Street
Jamestown, PA 14701
Phone: 716-484-2222
sneilans@comedycenter.org
www.NationalComedyCenter.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