The Ligonier Valley is your Highlands headquarters.

Steeped in history dating back to the French & Indian War at Fort Ligonier. The scenic valley is home to Idlewild Park & SoakZone, as well as the Compass Inn Museum, Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, Linn Run State Park. The town hosts over 60 specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and places to stay. With walkability and proximity to all of the amazing activities the Laurel Highlands offers.

Below is just a sample of all the amazing places you can visit while experiencing the small-town life in Ligonier.


Falling Water  | 31 Miles From Ligonier 

Fallingwater is a house designed in 1935 by renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959). The house was designed as a private residence and weekend home for the family of Pittsburgh department store owner, Edgar J. Kaufmann, Sr. Fallingwater is one of Wright’s most widely acclaimed works and best exemplifies his philosophy of organic architecture: the harmonious union of art and nature. Tour the home and

Flight 93 Memorial | 24 Miles From Ligonier 

On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, the U.S. came under attack when four commercial airliners were hijacked and used to strike targets on the ground. Nearly 3,000 people tragically lost their lives. Because of the actions of the 40 passengers and crew aboard one of the planes, Flight 93, the attack on the U.S. Capitol was thwarted. This memorial is a national park and has a number of emotional sights for you to survey. including the tower of voices, memorial plaza, and the crash site.


Ohiopyle State Park | 34 Miles from Ligonier 

Ohiopyle State Park is a Pennsylvania state park on 19,052 acres in Dunbar, Henry Clay and Stewart Townships, Fayette County, Pennsylvania in the United States. The focal point of the park is the more than 14 miles of the Youghiogheny River Gorge that passes through the park. Experience cucumber falls, white water rafting, bike trails, zip lining and MORE!

Laurel Mountain Ski Resort | 11 Miles From Ligonier 

Nestled in Laurel Mountain State Park, Laurel Mountain Ski Resort is an iconic and revered skiers’ mountain located in Ligonier, PA. Not only does Laurel Mountain boast the highest vertical drop on the Laurel Ridge in Pennsylvania at 761 feet, the mountain is famous for its double diamond Lower Wildcat Slope, the steepest in the state which averages near 60% slope. Lower Wildcat is a breathtaking run that, for the avid skier, simply must be taken.

Seven Springs | 24 Miles from Ligonier 

Seven Springs offers everything you need to get into the snow – ski and snowboard tickets for a variety of sessions, season passes and properly-fitted and tuned ski and snowboard rental equipment including a fleet of Burton snowboards and Rossignol Skis. Seven Springs can also help you arrange a day or overnight group visit complete with equipment, meals and more! If you need to refine your skills or learn the basics, check out our Snowsports School for group and private lessons!