Any time of year is the perfect time of year to come experience something new and exciting in Western PA. No matter when you choose to visit, you'll find a wide variety of Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania festivals and special PA events running throughout the region.
The Westmoreland Museum of American Art
Welcome to a museum of exceptional character, individuality and beauty. With a deep passion for and knowledge of American art, a preeminent collection, and a newly expanded space, The New Westmoreland is a true one-of-a-kind. Best of all, it’s yours.
The history of Fort Ligonier began in September 1758 and was concluded in March 1766, embracing the period of the French and Indian War and Pontiac’s War. Today, the story of this time period is told through the remarkable Fort Ligonier museum exhibits and a fully reconstructed and restored fortification.
Idlewild & SoakZone has received the coveted Golden Ticket Award for Best Children's Park. Introduced in 1998, the Golden Tickets are the most prized awards in the industry and are awarded based on a poll of experienced and well-traveled amusement park fans worldwide in a survey conducted by Amusement Today.
Keystone State Park
The 1,200-acre Keystone State Park is great for day-trips and family vacations year-round. Camping, modern cabins, many trails and a lake are all within walking distance, providing an ideal setting for wildlife watching or outdoor adventures. The park is within easy driving distance from the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, the Laurel Highlands and their many attractions.
Franklin Regional School District
The Franklin Regional School District serves the communities of Export, Murrysville and portions of Delmont. It is located approximately twenty miles East of Pittsburgh. With over 3,600 students and nearly 400 staff members, the district operates three Elementary schools (Heritage, Newlonsburg, and Sloan), a Middle School, and a Senior High School.
Penn Trafford School District
The Penn-Trafford School District is a public school district that serves western Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania and a small portion of Allegheny County
Hempfield Area School District
Hempfield Area School District, the largest in Westmoreland County, with a resident population of over 49,000, covers approximately ninety-five square miles and lies thirty miles southeast of Pittsburgh. The school district, comprised of Hempfield Township and the boroughs of Adamsburg, Hunker, Manor, New Stanton and Youngwood, surround the city of Greensburg.
Norwin School District
Norwin School District, the home of the Knights, serves the communities of North Huntingdon, Irwin and North Irwin in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania.
Kiski School District
The Kiski Area School District is a large, suburban/rural public school district located in Westmoreland County Pennsylvania.
Jeannette School District
The District currently has a student enrollment of 1024 students housed in two buildings: the McKee building (Grades K-8) and the Jeannette Senior High School (Grades 9-12). Jeannette City School District establishes a strong commitment to Academic Excellence for all students while providing opportunities for participation in many sports and extracurricular programs.
Greensburg Salem School District
With an enrollment of 2,883 students, Greensburg Salem is located 35 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, PA in the center of Westmoreland County. The District covers an area of 51 square miles that include urban, suburban and rural populations. Students live in the City of Greensburg, Salem Township and the boroughs of South Greensburg and Southwest Greensburg for a total population of 26,744 residents (based on PA County Data Book of 2011)
Greater Latrobe School District
The Greater Latrobe School District is located in southwestern Pennsylvania at the foothills of the Laurel Highlands. It is approximately 50 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh and 30 miles southwest of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. U.S. Route 30 bisects much of the district, which encompasses the City of Latrobe, Youngstown Borough, and Unity Township, with approximately 30,000 residents.
Ligonier Valley School District
Welcome to the website of the Ligonier Valley School District Rams! The Ligonier Valley School District is home to approximately 1700 students from 9 municipalities. We are pleased to serve families from the communities of Bolivar Borough, Cook Township, Fairfield Township, Laurel Mountain Borough, Ligonier Borough, Ligonier Township, New Florence Borough, Seward Borough, and St. Clair Township. Being more than 230 square miles, Ligonier Valley is one of the largest geographical districts in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Yough School District
Nestled in the hills of Westmoreland County, spanning 77 square miles of rural land, sits the best-kept secret – Yough School District. With a student population of approximately 2,200, Yough School District is comprised of three elementary schools (K-4), one intermediate/middle school (5-8) and one high school (9-12).
Monessen School District
The School District of the City of Monessen is composed of two buildings, the Elementary Center and the Middle/High School. The present enrollment for the district is 1,120 students.