1523 Old Brodhead Rd
Monaca, PA 15061
Phone: (724) 728-9480
Fax: (724) 728-9481
Take an hour's drive north of Pittsburg, to this action-filled zone with loads of activities for the entire family. From go—karting and miniature golf to bumper boats, video games and baseball batting cages, it's all here. Besides these, there are several joy rides to keep you entertained. Open throughout the year, the venue goes packed with people, especially during holiday season. Don't worry if you have small children, the play area is where they can have their share of safe fun while you are away having yours! Check the website for information on group discounts, venue rental, gift certificates, rates, and more.
Together with two other State Parks in Pennsylvania, at the time of the Great Depression, Raccoon Creek State Park was declared to be a Recreational Demonstration Area. The many buildings that make up this area were collectively placed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district in 1987. Their architecture was one of the main reasons for being listed on the Register.
North Park is the largest park in Allegheny County. The 3,010 acres have everything from a golf course to tennis courts to an ice-skating rink. The swimming pool is one of the largest in the world. The boathouse offers easy access to the lake, which everyone agrees has some of the best fishing in the state and the Latodami Nature Center is staffed by a full-time naturalist. Most of the park's buildings were built during the Depression as part of federal programs.
The North Hills Art Center almost seems out of place amidst the businesses that line Babcock Blvd. The store may be small, but it features a large selection of artwork by local artists. The pieces are affordable for the average collector. The center also has educational programs for children and adults, as well as monthly exhibits.
Looking for a break from the daily routine? Head to this entertainment zone, located near Allegheny County's North Park. The venue offers a variety of activities for all age groups. Be it go-karting, miniature golf, bumper boats, tubing, water games or lazertag, it's all here! Kids can take joy in the rides at Kiddie City, or head to Woody's Den for their share of fun. Several other events and even birthdays can be organized here.
There is plenty to do on the 1,290-acre Settler's Cabin County Park. The favorite site is the wave pool, but there are also diving pools and tennis courts. The park's most unique feature is the Settler's Cabin, which was built in 1970 on the site of the Glass-Walker-Ewing house. The house was established as part of the original land-grant program. Plans are being discussed to use 400 acres for a botanical garden.
The Pittsburgh Bonsai Society is one the foremost bonsai societies in the United States. Whether you are an amateur or a pro, you can come here and learn various gardening techniques. Visit the society, study different tricks of the trade and get to know suppliers of bonsai. The members of the society meet at the Pittsburgh Civic Garden Center every third Wednesday at 7p. They hold seminars, workshops, classes for beginners and professionals. Come by and be part of an intriguing art!
Riverview Park sits on a hillside on the North Side of Pittsburgh. The park features a public pool, tennis courts, play areas and ball fields. The Allegheny Observatory, home to the University of Pittsburgh's 13-inch telescope, is also located here. The observatory is open to the public one day each October.
Founded more than 30 years ago, the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild was created to help inner-city youths develop a love of music and the arts. The guild features lectures and performances by artists and jazz musicians. Everyone from Chuck Corea to Maynard Ferguson has performed here. Tickets vary in price, but are usually between $22 and $30. Children under the age of 18 are admitted Thursday evenings for $10.
Located on Stratmore street, the Open Door Youth Outreach Center is a community center where children and youngsters can play and pray together—the place not only offers recreational programmes, but also an opportunity to study the Bible. Additionally, the center concentrates on infusing basic moral values in kids and provides financial as well as emotional backing to people in need. Check the website for further information.
This annual fair, held in a borough around thirty miles from Pittsburgh, generates a lot of excitement every year. The hundred-acre fairground has a lot in store, apart from more than 25 rides and games. There are about 150 concessions and exhibits too for you to browse through, including ones on livestock and pets. You have an eclectic range to choose from, when it comes to satisfying your hunger pangs—from Cotton Candy to Peppers & Onions, there are more than 100 food stalls. And your entertainment is catered to with the major concerts scheduled during this period.
Located in the historic side of Pittsburgh, this aviary has a treasury of beauty in store. Come by to enjoy wild life in the lovely woods of North Pittsburgh. This place houses more than 600 rare and endangered species of birds. Witness various flight atriums, bird-related exhibits, and demonstrations. Take a break from your TV set and get your children along to do some real bird-watching and learn more about nature and these lovely creatures.