Elizabeth is a borough in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, on the east bank of the Monongahela River, where Pennsylvania Route 51 crosses, 15 miles (24 km) upstream (south) of Pittsburgh and close to the county line. The population was 1,493 at the 2010 census. The borough of Elizabeth is entirely contained within the 15037 USPS ZIP code. The local school district is the Elizabeth Forward School District.
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5 based on 65 reviews
I always visit every time I go back to the area. The park is great to visit anytime. The working exhibit farm is interesting and accessible year round.
In the warmer months the playgrounds, splash pad pavilions and picnic areas are great places to relax and hang out.
I always go there to run because the park's paved areas are hilly and challenging and the park' groomed dirt trails and paths are also great for challenging runs, but also for dog walks and horse rides.
Round Hill Park and Exhibit Farm has something for everyone!
4 based on 1 reviews
Kennywood is America's Finest Traditional Amusement Park! Located just outside Pittsburgh, PA, Kennywood offers a unique mix of classic rides and modern thrills, including six roller coasters, a 14-ride Kiddieland, and several attractions that cannot be found anywhere else. Kennywood's three wooden coasters have all been designated Landmark rides by the American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE). Founded as a trolley park in 1898 and named a National Historic Landmark in 1987, Kennywood guarantees unforgettable fun for all ages. The experience goes well beyond the rides, as guests enjoy homemade fudge, tasty funnel cakes, and the world-famous Potato Patch fries! And Kennywood is not just a summer attraction, either! Visit on fall weekends for Happy Hauntings, a kid-friendly daytime event, or Phantom Fright Nights, where scare-actors roam the grounds and jolts await on every thrill ride! Visit weekends from Thanksgiving to New Year's for Holiday Lights, Pittsburgh's best winter tradition!
We’re locals who have gone to Kennywood many times in our lives. This year they added a new Halloween event geared toward families with young children, called Happy Hauntings. As a Halloween lover with a child who’s too little for haunted houses, I was very excited for this! It didn’t disappoint! We went on a Saturday, it was my husband, me, our 13-year-old son, and our 8-year-old son. We got there right when they opened and I was surprised at how many people were in line to get in! But the line moved fast. (We used a coupon from the Halloween store for discounted tickets.)
Once inside the park, we were greeted by Kenny Kangaroo in his Halloween costume! The Kennywood Arrow was also there and dressed up, and some other characters who they put out just for the event. (A scarecrow with an adorable crow puppet, etc) We started with some trick-or-Treating in the Kennyville cemetery. (No ghouls, just staff handing out treats.) The kids were each provided with a bag and they got about 10 pieces of candy if I remember correctly. It was a festive start to the day! We then got some delicious popcorn by the Old Mill and walked over to Parkside Cafe to take a hayride around the park. The hayride was narrated and we went past inflatable Halloween decorations while she made jokes (“Dracula’s favorite holiday isn’t Halloween, it’s Fangsgiving”) and it was really cute. Next up was the train ride, decorated with adorable skeleton scenes (the bird skeletons being fed by a skeleton on a park bench was a highlight). Then my husband and teenager went to ride the Jack Rabbit while the little guy and I headed over to the Auto Race and Kiddieland. I assume the Racer will be open for this event in the future, but it was undergoing off-season maintenance this time. When it was time to meet up for food, husband and teen excitedly told us that the Jack Rabbit was a “walk on” today and they had ridden it over and over. Seems like most of the crowd had very young children and spent most of their time in kiddie land. So we ate at the Snackasaurus (awesome sandwiches) and got some fun seasonal coffees in Halloween souvenir to-go cups. Then we all headed over to the Jack Rabbit so the little guy could ride too. We rode it a few times and even bought a souvenir pic because why not, it was a fun memory!
We rounded out our visit with a trip through the little hay maze (for kids) with an awesome Jack-o-lantern archway over the entrance, another ride on the train, some carousel rides, and one more Auto Race. Then the kids stopped by this cool witch/wizard themed shop by the Jack Rabbit and made slime to take home. (I think it was $6.) Took pics with a big Jack-o-lantern by the lagoon. On the way out we refilled our popcorn by the Old Mill. The event only lasted until 4:00, giving the little guy plenty of time to safely leave the park before Phantom Fright Nights started. We all enjoyed it very much and have plans to hit this event again this year!
Some suggestions for Kennywood:
It would have been fun to ride Ghostwood Estate during this event! Also we wished that the Kangaroo had been open to ride. I would have loved some pumpkin foods! Pumpkin funnel cake or something like that. Or maybe a super chocolatey candy covered funnel cake, like Reese’s or something. Maybe some pumpkin soft serve. Halloween foods on sticks...anything festive like that. Looking forward to seeing how this event grows in the future!
5 based on 8 reviews
This gem is a hidden treasure in the former industrial hub of McKeesport. I would recommend anyone who is interested in southwestern-Pennsylvania history specifically, or industrial history in general, to plan a trip here. To peruse their museum displays, you could probably do it within 45 minutes - 1 hour. However, if you're a true history buff, you could also scroll through their microfilmed-U.S. Census records or their microfilmed-collection of the McKeesport Daily News (going back nearly to the newspaper's inception over 100 years ago!)
4.5 based on 92 reviews
My friend and I are training for the Pittsburgh to DC bike trip in September so this was out first outing on the Montour Trail and we were pleased. It is well maintained and the tree canopy is lovely. The National Tunnel was a pleasant surprise and a nice stretch of cool on a hot day. We plan to go back next week.
5 based on 10 reviews
Excellent place to visit for a taste of Mon Valley wines. Rich the owner is almost always onsite to amaze you with his history of the winery and knowledge of wines. A good choice to bring out of town visitors.
4.5 based on 70 reviews
South Park has many great walking trails. You could spend an entire day just visiting the trails. There is a small animal preserve with peacocks, turkeys, geese and a small herd of buffalos. There are swimming pools and wave pools (in season) and ice skating rink (in season also).
3.5 based on 7 reviews
We had a delicious meal of ribs(with honey b-b-q sauce) and brisket with a bit of all the sauces! The food was some of the best b-b-q we have ever had, and imagine right outside of Pittsburgh! Service was outstanding and can't wait to go back and try their smoked wings! Great experience!
4 based on 26 reviews
This was recommended for apple picking by a friend and it did not disappoint.
It is fairly easy to find. I used google maps and it took me straight to the location. The parking is in a field so if it rains or is soggy stay near the lanes with rocks in them or you may run the risk of getting stuck.
The apple field is to the left as you drive in and you buy a bag for $20 and fill it up from the fields depending on what apples are available. They have a table with sliced up apples to taste. When we were there they had the petting zoo, hayrides, kid area and slides. Additionally they had a wine tasting, food area and a place that sold apple donuts that were excellent.
Overall it was a very nice place and worth the visit although it was very busy on the day we went
4.5 based on 13 reviews
We visited this theater to see the movie Wonder Woman. The picture and sound quality were great. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The restrooms were clean, clean clean as was the entire theater. The seating was exceptional. The seats are very comfortable and there is plenty of room between the rows that allows people to get by during the movie without your having to get out of your seat. The prices are a little higher but I really enjoyed my visit to this theater and is wroth the extra cost. It is definitely on our list of theaters to frequent in the future.
4.5 based on 9 reviews
This was such a great reprieve from a normal day...your senses are inundated with the scent and visually with the bright spectrum of a broad array of roses as well as other flowers...many fixed pieces of carved cement/wood decorated the garden. many benches as well as decorative furnishings...there is also a water garden so your sense of hearing is also stimulated as well...very tranquil..
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