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    by Travmad Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    This weekend event is always held the second weekend in January around the centre square in Somerset. With the often freezing temps there are ice sculptures along the city streets with wood fires to warm up as you take in the beauty of it all. Feeling a bit peckish well no probs, venders are on hand with local food and drink to satisfy those pangs.

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    by Travmad Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    It has been a while since I've been to this event. There are crafts people doing period work showing how it used to be done. Sort of pioneering days stuff. It is rich in heritage and history of northern Appalachia which does differ a bit from the souther blend. It's good for a day trip as well as a weekend. There are many other places to visit in the area while you are here.

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    by Travmad Written Mar 21, 2006

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    Hidden valley resort is short drive in route 31west out of Somerset. It offers skiing vacation homes, entertainment. Please visit their website for more info.

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Somerset Restaurants

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    by SpiritualTrekker Written Apr 18, 2006

    This chain restaurant is fairly standard in layout and decor. The wait-staff were friendly and welcoming. This is a great place to take kids, but there's something for everyone. Expect the standard buffet-fare with a downhome flavor. Plenty of soup, salad, veggies, and desserts, as well as fresh-baked loaves of bread. Warning: If you're on ANY KIND OF DIET, do yourself a favor and don't go to a buffet! I would recommend skipping the steak or main dish and purchasing the all-you-can-stuff-in-your-mouth buffet and something to wash it down with (free refills, of course). This is not a gourmet restaurant, but certainly several steps above Mickey-D's, and the kids can eat mac-and-cheese till it comes out their ears! Expect to pay about $18 per adult and $10 for kids, though your bill may be higher or lower, depending on what you order. Seniors over 60 get a 10-20% discount by using their "Senior 60+ Card."

    Favorite Dish: Piping-hot, old-fashioned potato rolls served to your table was a welcome addition to the steak and buffet.

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    by Travmad Updated Mar 26, 2006

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    Lorelei's bed and breakfast is run by the husband and wife team of Dennis and Lori Noll. Not only can you get a room in a quaint victorian home in the heart of Somerset, you can enjoy entertaining cooking classes offered by Lori, a master chef and experienced gardener. Sip on your favourite wine or beer and have some fantastically prepared hors d'oeuvres in the kitchen as a culinary delight unfolds before your eyes. While I was there our choice of entree included beef loin roast or hazelnut chicken. The latter was my choice and was a delight to wait for. I cannot recommend Lorelei's enough. The hosts can customize a program to suit your taste.

    Favorite Dish: So far having hazelnut chicken as well as a bit of roast beef loin. I loved them both!

    A knowledgeable staff shares kitchen secrets. Family style to formal - Lorelei's accomodates. garden fresh hors d'oeuvres dessert Lori (left) Dennis (in blue)
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    by mdchachi Written May 4, 2005

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    Tired of fast food, we got off the Pennsylvania Turnpike and tried out this local restaurant. It was a good choice. The restaurant was clean and decorated nicely with antiques. Although it was somewhat pub-like with a full bar, there was a nicely separated non-smoking area.

    Menu contained a large variety of items from pizza, sandwiches, pasta and various entrees.

    Favorite Dish: We had spicy bbq chicken wings, french onion soup & house salad. All were good though we didn't really try enough items to give an in-depth review of the food.

    Prices were reasonable.

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Somerset Shopping

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    by Travmad Written Mar 21, 2006

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    A cultural store that emphasizes handcrafted international crafts, reusable clothing, and recycled household items.

    Open: 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

    What to pay: Varied

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Somerset Off The Beaten Path

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    by SpiritualTrekker Updated Feb 7, 2006

    Few even know that there is a Temporary Memorial to the heroes of Flight 93, who took action against the terrorist-hijackers on 9/11. About 15 miles north-east of Somerset, you will find this memorial site, which is a designated National Memorial through the National Park Service. Over the next 10 years, the chosen design will be built and officially opened to the public. Right now, it is a fairly remote location (directions available through their website, or by asking for a copy when you exit the PA Turnpike) on private property. The day I visited was rainy and cold, yet there were people coming and going, as well as a volunteer on-duty to answer questions and collect donations. It is a very moving site, not to be missed if you're ever anywhere near Pittsburgh or Altoona and have about an hour to make this memorable journey!

    Flags, markers and a cross memorialize the heroes Base of cross with gifts and mementos Markers representing the heroes of Flight 93 One of many stone markers placed around the site Planned (winning) design for new memorial park
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