Area Attractions

  • While in Indiana, here are some places you might enjoy visiting—in person or online. More information, including where to eat and where to stay, can be found through the Indiana County Tourist Bureau.

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    • Jimmy Stewart Museum The Jimmy Stewart Museum is dedicated to the world renowned actor and Indiana, PA’s native son, Jimmy Stewart. The museum commemorates his career and personal life with film industry exhibits, local Stewart family artifacts, a movie theater, and gift shop. Read more about this hometown hero and the Jimmy Stewart Museum.
    • The communities of Smicksburg and Dayton, in northern Indiana County, are home to a large Amish population, which has grown to over 300 Old Order Amish families. These families pursue a simpler lifestyle, operating farms and other businesses in ways that have changed little in the past century. Find out more about local Amish life, shopping, and tourism.
    • Indiana County has 24 sites on the National Register of Historic Places—towns, societies, landmarks, and covered bridges provide a formula for a region rich in history. More details are available through the Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County.
    • Indiana County has long been known as the “Christmas Tree Capital of the World.” The area is well adapted to the growing of various species of evergreen trees popular during the Christmas season, and the county’s many evergreen farms are seasonal destinations for family tree selections. Read more about the Indiana County Christmas Tree Growers' Association.
    • Indiana County was one of the major routes for the Underground Railroad in the early 1800s. The Underground Railroad History Center, located in Blairsville, houses exhibits such as “Freedom in the Air: A Day in the Life of an Enslaved Child.”  
    • Punxsutawney Phil Indiana County’s parks and trail system is one of the best in the state, with over 64 miles of Rails to Trails
    • The famous prognosticator, Punxsutawney Phil, lives at Gobbler’s Knob, in nearby Jefferson County. He makes his predication at sunrise every February 2. Learn more about Phil and the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.