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Lawrence County Tourism & Sightseeing

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.

Top Lawrence County Attractions

History abounds on New Castle's North Hill, the third largest historic district in Pennsylvania with a self-guided tour of Victorian mansions available. A miniature Statue of Statue of Liberty welcomes people to New Castle, also known as "Little New York" because of its diverse population and proliferation of ethnic restaurants. Covered bridges, an historic grist mill, Amish buggies, historical and cultural displays plus a petting zoo and nightly laser fireworks are all "must sees" attractions.

Living Treasures Animal Park
Volant Shops
The Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts
Alex Crawford Hoyt Mansion at the Hoyt Institute of Fine Art

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Top Lawrence County Events

Fairs and festivals abound in all seasons. Take time during the spring and summer for dog, horse and car shows, a hot air balloon rally, art, craft, ethnic and church festivals. The annual Fireworks Capital of America Fireworks Festival in New Castle is a very popular event.

2nd Saturday in Volant  & “15 Miles of Treasures” Yard Sale

26th Annual Back to the 50’s at Cascade Park

06/26/2015 - 06/28/2015
Annual Trout Stocking

Vanya, Sonia, Masha & Spike

04/10/2015 - 04/19/2015
Slovenefest 2015 at SNPJ Recreation Center

07/10/2015 - 07/12/2015

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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

Lawrence County Weather

More Information

Find more information about Lawrence County, Pennsylvania by visiting the local visitor bureau (Lawrence County Tourist Promotion Agency) or request a visitor guide to be mailed to you!

Lawrence County Visitor Bureau

Lawrence County Tourist Promotion Agency

Lawrence County Tourist Promotion Agency

Free Lawrence County Visitor Guide

Lawrence County Visitors Guide

Lawrence County Visitors Guide

Other Destinations Near Lawrence County To Visit

Lawrence County is centrally located between Pittsburgh & Cleveland, providing a family-friendly rural lifestyle while remaining close to the nationally-recognized cultural and sports amenities of the big cities. Within an hour's drive, there is also the interesting history of the Harmony Society that once lived at at Old Economy Village and Historic Harmony. Other local attractions include Tara, patterned after Gone with the Wind; Meadowcroft and Naeskahomi Town, offering glimpses of life in the way Native Americans lived in the 16th century; Dane Castle, a medieval attraction; train and river excursions.

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