Johnstown Travel Guide

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Johnstown Things to Do

  • Downtown Johnstown - Point Park

    Point Park is on Washington Street and formed by the juncture of the Stonycreek River and the Little Conemaugh River. The park offers a location for viewing the confluence of these rivers and the Stone Bridge, the epicenter of so much disaster and mayhem during the flood of 1889.Point Park includes Point Stadium, and is just across the Stonycreek...

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  • Conemaugh Gap

    The Conemaugh Gap is a seven-mile long, 1,350 foot deep gorge that was cut by the Conemaugh River through the Laurel Ridge Mountain. It is known as the deepest gap east of the Mississippi River, though other sources list this gap as being 1,560 feet deep, though just the third deepest in Pennsylvania. The water cutting though the terrain for...

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  • Downtown Johnstown - Flood Museum

    The Johnstown Flood Museum, which opened in 1973, preserves and tells the many stories from the devastating Johnstown flood of 1889. The museum, operated by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, tells not only of the destruction caused by the floods, but it also shares stories of perseverance and reconstruction, of course involving local...

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  • Downtown Johnstown - City Hall

    The 1889 flood destroyed the original City Hall, but the present structured was begun in 1900, and it survived the later floods. Brass plaques on one corner show the heights of the city's three major floods in 1889, 1936 and 1977. A brass plaque on one corner is dedicated "In memory of those lost in the March 17, 1936 greater Johnstown Flood;" the...

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  • Downtown Johnstown - The Stone Bridge

    Johnstown's Stone Bridge spans the Conemaugh River just downstream from the confluence of the Little Conemaugh and Stony Creek rivers. The seven arch stone bridge was built in 1877 by the Pennsylvania Railroad. It not only survived the flood of 1889, but it actually added to the destruction because it's arches caught much of the debris and created...

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  • Downtown Johnstown - Morley's Dog

    In downtown Johnstown, across from City Hall is a small square park with green grass, trees, and benches. In the center of the square is an unusual redish brown dog with a studded black collar standing guard. This dog is called Morley's dog, and it is a survivor of the Johnstown Flood of 1889.The 700-pound zinc French bloodhound was created in New...

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Johnstown Restaurants

  • Great Food, People and Entertainment!

    ME AND MY CRABCAKE!Boulevard Grill165 Southmont Blvd, Johnstown, PA 15905Phone:(814) 539-5344Menu: blvdgrill.comI was introduced to the Boulevard Grill by my son and his friends on his 21st birthday. This was THE place they wanted to celebrate.My husband and I arrived, found street parking about a block away and walked over. I was not impressed...

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  • Em's Subs - Downtown Johnstown

    Em's Subs is a tiny chain of sandwich restaurants in south central Pennsylvania with locations in Johnstown, Richland, Somerset, and Ebensburg. We stopped at the Johnstown location, because it was one of only two or three restaurants we could find in the downtown area of the city. From the outside, the restaurant is pretty plain, but the inside is...

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  • Locals know!! Best Homestyle Cooking!

    The Corner Coffee Shoppe is a wonderful family owned & operated homestyle restaurant. It has been operated by the same family for the past 35 years.It serves breakfast,lunch,&dinner. Homemade meals like mom used to make all with fresh homemade soups & pies .No frozen,pre made dessserts here! Definitley not a chain restaurant. They treat you like...

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  • Chinese Food

    Don't be fooled! Not all buffets are the same. At Szechuan on main st you're guaranteed to find the best Chinese cuisine Johnstown has to offer. Take from me, I grew up in Lower Manhattan the five points. There's no way I could grow up eating the best that New York City's Chinatown has to offer food wise and tell you that anything else I've tasted...

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  • The amount of food served here is...

    BIG BIG BIG!!! If you haven't eaten in a life time and your really hungry this is the place for you. This is a Texas style steak house with huge portions. I don't frequent this place so I can only tell you of the sirloin steak that I got with baked potato. It was done to my liking and the service here was good.

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  • Northern Mexican food

    Average Mexican restaurant ,actually the only one in town that is open for dinner, that serves a good meal in generous portions. Since Pennsylania has such strange old alcohol blue laws the owners only recently were able to serve alcohol. Pollo poblano and buritto grande.

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Johnstown Nightlife

  • Nightlife

    Lucilles is the best place to go in Flood City to taste the rainbow! Even straight people (most of them couples) flock to this bar which serves top shelf drink mixes, up to date club beats, and dancing all night with perfect strangers who aren't judging your clothing labels or your clothing sizes. It's actually the only bar ladies can bring their...

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  • True beer bar

    Great place to get beer of all sorts from all over the world. Bands strike up at times for entertainment. I enjoy it because you can sit have a drink and a chat.Beer Awesome! Quality Awesome! Beer Selection Awesome! Food Service Good!Overal Awesome! Very casual!

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Johnstown Transportation

  • Amtrak

    Surprisingly enough, there is Amtrak service twice a day to the city of Johnstown. Once in the morning from the west once in the evening from the east. The west bound train starts in Chicago and the east bound train originates in Philadelphia. I can say that I have used the service from Johnstown to Philadelphia and it is amazing. You will pass...

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  • Flying in to Johnstown

    Although not an inexpensive way to reach Johnstown it is available. As of February 4 2008 there will be air service from Washington DC Dulles international to Johnstown. Spirit Air has service from Latrobe's Arnold Palmer airport to Fort Lauderdale for great rates.

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  • Johnstown Incline

    Western Pennsylvania loves its inclined railways or funicular. In the late 1800s Pittsburgh had 17 of Western Pennsylvania's 23 inclines, two of which survive today. Other operational Western PA inclines include those at Gallitzin, Horsehoe Bend in Altoona and Johnstown. The Johnstown Incline, at a 70.9% grade, is the steepest funicular in the...

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Johnstown Shopping

  • Oldest Record Store in the United States

    George's Song Shop is the oldest record store in the United States. They have over 1 million 45 records and about as many LP records. 5 floors of records. There is nothing like it the United States a collectors dream! Records (45s & LPs), Cassette Tapes, CDs, and some DVDs. Great prices - very fair

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  • A Mall

    Of all the places we could have stayed we picked one of the few in this area with a mall! We were so tired after being on the road all day, but didn't want to fall asleep at 6 pm! So the reception clerk sent us here. Easy to get to, signs leading the way all over the place. Looks like it hasn't been here too long. Typical american mall. Lots and...

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  • Open 24 hours a Day!

    So, of course, on every trip, something must be forgotten. For us, it was toothpaste. Chewing gum had to do the job until we could find an open store. All stores by the hotel were closed. So we set out on the road in the early a.m. with less than sparkling molars. This area of Pennsylvania is mostly farmland or forest, so it took awhile before we...

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Johnstown Warnings and Dangers

  • Do Not - Repeat - - DO NOT Stay Here!!

    At the foot of the Incline Plane in Johnstown (which you must not miss if you visit here) is a very conveniently located motel, The Towne Manor Motel on Johns Street. Because of it's very close proximity to downtown, the major roadways, and the War Memorial Building (lots of entertainment here) and the Incline Plane, you may think this would be a...

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  • This is an artist rendition of...

    This is an artist rendition of how the dam might have looked just after it broke and the massive amount of water that poured through it that day. Though I don't see any real dangers of visiting Johnstown, it does lie in a flood plain, the last flood being in 1977. Maybe something to consider if your thinking of moving there or visiting during a...

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Johnstown Tourist Traps

  • by Tressey07 Written Mar 28, 2005

    The FolkFest used to be a really fun weekend (Labor Day weekend). Many of Johnstown's different Ethnic groups would come set up booths at the festival, organized by the city and a local church. There was great food and music. Eventually, the city began to charge unreasonable fees and many of the best vendors left. Now it is basically a carnival.

    Unique Suggestions: If you have to go, just be prepared for lot of noise, crowds, and high prices.

    Fun Alternatives: The groups that left the FolkFest began their own festival, the EthnicFest in the Cambria City area of Johnstown. It's much more enjoyable. The enviornment is much more relaxed, the food better and cheaper, and the entertainment more, well, entertaining. Cambria City is located about a mile and a half north of the downtown area.

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Johnstown Off The Beaten Path

  • by bebop88 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    The site of the former dam as it looks today. The dam has not been rebuilt. As you can see, a rail bed now passes through the area of the former dam.

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Johnstown Sports & Outdoors

  • Hockey

    If your in the area and would like to catch a lower league hockey match. The Johnstown Chiefs are your ticket. Usually tickets are easy to get at the door the War Memorial is a smaller venue so most any seat is OK. If you happen to be staying in the CBD the War memorial is a short walk from the Holiday inn or any other hotel.

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  • White water park.

    After years of grant writing, engineering and loads of hard work by a few. The Greenhouse white water park is finally built and working. The park isn't like others in the world as it is built almost seamlessly into the Stoney Creek river. Bring your gear or rent when you are here.

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  • While visting Johnstown be...

    While visting Johnstown be sure to check out the shopping centers and down town Johnstown. My fondest Memory of Johnstown is my friend Kristen she is like a sister to me and has helped me many odf times in the past. I use to bad with school but she has helped me pull through school and this is why she is like a sister to me. She is the nicest...

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  • The exhibit inside the...

    The exhibit inside the memorial depicts the devastation of the town how everything was strewn about from the flood.

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