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Lawrence County Tourism and Sightseeing
Lawrence County's rich history, scenic beauty and variety of events make this an ideal family destination. Rich in culture, the county boasts its own ballet company, community theater, genealogical research center, historic museums and art galleries. Restaurants of various ethnic cultures are unparalleled. Outdoor enthusiasts will revel in the hiking trails, rock climbing and rappelling areas, rivers for fishing and canoeing, historic covered bridges and a ruggedly beautiful state park. Two sects of old-order Amish make the sight of horse-drawn buggies on major roads commonplace. Events include antique car shows, art and storytelling festivals, horse and dog shows, quilt auctions, a county fair, hot air balloon rally plus a renowned film festival. With two internationally known fireworks display companies and a smaller retail company, Lawrence County is the Fireworks Capital of America.  Skip to Best Time to Visit. View Map.

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New Castle Playhouse
New Castle Playhouse Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Lawrence County, PA
Theatre in New Castle, PA USA

NCP continues to grow through both renovation and innovation. The year 2008 marked the Golden Anniversary celebration of the NCP, reflecting 50 years of our commitment to the community and to the arts. In 1958 New Castle Playhouse (NCP) was incorporated as a non-profit organization and since then has been enriching the lives of our locality through live theatrical performances.

Living Treasures Animal Park
Living Treasures Animal Park Top Attraction!
Zoo in New Castle, PA USA

Both parks are designed to allow our visitors to get face to face with all types of animals for interaction opportunities not available at other zoos.

Best Time to Visit Lawrence County

The best time to visit Lawrence County, Pennsylvania is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the upper 60's and highs in the low 80's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Fall temperatures are cold with averages in the upper 40's and highs in the upper 50's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the mid 30's.

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Monthly Temperatures in Lawrence County

Month Low Avg High
January 16.4 25.9 35.4
February 17.4 28.4 39.3
March 24.6 37.1 49.6
April 33.5 47.3 61.1
May 44.7 58.4 72.1
June 53.9 67.1 80.2
July 58.6 71.6 84.5
August 57.0 70.0 82.9
September 50.3 63.4 76.4
October 38.4 51.7 64.9
November 30.8 41.3 51.7
December 22.7 31.6 40.4

Destinations in and around Lawrence County to Visit

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