Top things to do in Laurel Highlands

Top Choice House in Laurel Highlands


This Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece is simply one of the architectural wonders of the world. Completed in 1938 as a weekend retreat for the Kaufmanns, owners of a Pittsburgh department store, Fallingwater blends sea…
Top Choice Cafe in Laurel Highlands


A clean, farm-to-table cafe so chic and modern it's almost out of place. Offers good coffee, a selection of pies and pastries, and excellent salads and sandwiches.
House in Laurel Highlands

Kentuck Knob

This home, designed in 1953 by Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in 1956, is built into the side of a rolling hill with stunning panoramic views. It's noted for its natural materials and obsessively designed interior…
Fort in Laurel Highlands

Fort Ligonier

Compared to the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, the French and Indian War, often considered the 'first world war' and known as the Seven Years War in Europe, is less indelibly stamped as a turning point in Amer…
Historic Site in Laurel Highlands

Bushy Run Battlefield

Almost all Americans have heard about the Revolutionary War, and many have heard of the French and Indian War, but few would nod along if you mentioned Pontiac's War (1763–66). And yet this war – one of the great ac…
American in Laurel Highlands

Ligonier Tavern

This friendly restaurant is housed in a thoroughly renovated Victorian home just off the central square. There's a variety of salads and sandwiches at lunch, as well as interesting appetizers such as lobster wontons…
Waterfall in Laurel Highlands

Cucumber Falls

Inside Ohiopyle State Park is Cucumber Falls, a small but still impressive waterfall that turns to a beautiful ice sculpture in winter. Nearby is a stretch of riverbed so smooth it's become a series of natural water…
Sandwiches in Laurel Highlands

Johnny L's Sub & Six Pack Shack

Has nice fish sandwiches, featuring three (!) fried fillets and house-made tartar sauce. It's in a house a bit back from the road and doubles as a beer store.
Fort in Laurel Highlands

Fort Necessity

If you haven't yet gotten your fill of historic battlefields, Fort Necessity is another one to see. Among other things, here you can learn about the area's use as a stagecoach stop on what would become the nation's …