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Roadside Attractions

Roadside Attractions - Pennsylvania

Here are links to some notable roadside attractions (past and present) found along Route 40.

IconOld Watering Trough (Addison, PA)
"Now a flower garden in a front yard. It may have once been sporing fed......."

Old Petersbug (Addison) Toll HouseOld Petersbug (Addison) Toll House (Addison, PA)
"Built ca. 1812......."

Falling WaterFalling Waters (Mill Run, PA)
"OK, this is quite a ways from Route 40, but definitely worth visiting. Falling Water is a residence designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and completed in 1......"

Ohiopyle FallsOhiopyle Falls (Ohiopyle, PA)

Fort Necessity, 1903Fort Necessity National Battlefield (Farmington, PA)

IconWatering Trough (site)/Monroe Springs (Farmington, PA)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Opposite the house [McKinney's Tavern] a large water-trough was erected, kept full and overflowing from a spring......"

Braddock's Grave, 1903Braddock's Grave (Farmington, PA)

IconWoodland Zoo (Farmington, PA)

IconCountree Cupboard and Christmas Shop (Chalk Hill, PA)
"This shop operates out of a 19th century tavern......."

Jumonville Rocks, 1903Jumonville Battlefield (Hopwood, PA)

IconBenjamin Price House (site) (Hopwood, PA)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Near the top of Laurel Hill on the eastern slope, once lived a noted character named Benjamin Price. His house, ......"

IconScenic Overlook (Laurel Hill, PA)
"The original alignment forms a scenic overlook. Access is best for eastbound drivers......."

IconWatering Tough Restaurant (site) (Empire Dance Club) (Laurel Hill, PA)
"From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): About a mile down the western slope of Laurel Hill we come to the famous watering trough. Here William Downard l......"

IconHopwood Chicken (Hopwood, PA)
"This local landmark is an artifact of a former chicken restaurant......."

Laurel CavernsLaurel Caverns (Farmington, PA)
"Guided tours through the lighted portion of the cave take about an hour. There is also a three-hour, two-mile deep caving and rappelling package. Whil......"

Uniontown Muffler ManMuffler Man (Uniontown, PA)

IconOak Grove Cemetery (Uniontown, PA)
"Burial place of Thomas B. Searight......."

Searight HouseSearight House (site) (Gray's Tavern, Risler's Tavern, Fry's Tavern, Shaw's Tavern, Rush's Tavern, Searight's Tavern) (Uniontown, PA)
"This landmark is now longer standing. From Searight's The Old Pike (1894): Next, two miles further west, is Searights. Here is the old half-way hous......"

IconBrownsville Drive-In Theatre (closed) (Grindstone, PA)

Icon40th Parallel (Brownsville, PA)
"Some people believe that U.S. Route 40 obtained its numerical designation because it approximated the 40th parallel lattitude line. This is incorrect......."

Icon40th Parallel (Brownsville, PA)
"Some people believe that U.S. Route 40 obtained its numerical designation because it approximated the 40th parallel lattitude line. This is incorrect......."

IconMalden Drive-In (West Brownsville, PA)

IconMadonna of the Trail - Pennsylvania (Daisytown, PA)
"The monument is located on U.S. Route 40, across from the Nemacolin Country Club, Beallsville, Pennsylvania (about twelve miles east of Washington). A......"

IconGlyde Beach Club (closed) (Washington, PA)

IconLeMoyne Crematory (Washington, PA)

IconLe Moyne House (Washington, PA)

IconBradford House (Washington, PA)

IconWashington Couty Courthouse (Washington, PA)

IconWashington County Jail (Washington, PA)

IconJoseph Maurer House (Washington, PA)

IconDeep Test Well (Washington, PA)

IconHub Cap City (closed) (Claysville, PA)
"This former gas station was at one time a hub cap retailer, one of the more unique businesses along Route 40. Now it is an off road/ATV dealership......."

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Last updated: 2009-09-08 04:28:09

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