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Having Fun Beyond the IUP Campus

Pittsburgh at Night

As part of a dynamic community where every day brings new ways to get involved and make friends, you may not step outside the IUP campus very often. But whenever you do, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to have fun.

Enjoy 280 beautiful acres of woods and fields at the Co-op Park, a recreational area owned by IUP and located only a few miles from campus. The park features a picnic pavilion, a fishing pond, two softball fields, a sand volleyball court, a two-and-a-half mile fitness par course, a nearby walk-in tent campsite, and other facilities.

In the summer, throw discs at the eighteen-hole disc golf course and, in winter, rent equipment from IUP Campus Recreation Services to go sledding, tubing, or tobogganing on the range.

The warm, rustic College Lodge and Ski Hut can also be rented for dances, parties, and dinners. And the park is connected by ten miles of hiking and walking trails to White’s Woods Nature Center.

Other things to do near campus:

  • Attend performances by the Pittsburgh Symphony or critically acclaimed Broadway musicals.
  • Head downtown and discover a collection of eclectic stores, specialty shops, restaurants, and historic buildings and churches.
  • Enjoy a movie or two at the historic, 330-seat, downtown Indiana Theater.
  • If you love the outdoors, enjoy some of the finest hunting, fishing, and skiing opportunities Pennsylvania has to offer.
  • Find a list of things to do in Indiana County, a calendar of events, and more on the Indiana County Tourist Bureau website.
  • In the mood to sample some exciting big-city possibilities? Pittsburgh is just an hour’s drive away! IUP also organizes regular, inexpensive weekend trips to Washington, D.C., a few hours away.

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