Visit Johnstown On Your Own Charter Bus
The charter bus is gassed up and ready to roll through the great town of Johnstown.
Picture this, everyone on the charter bus will think they went back in time after this tour.
The meeting date was November 5, 1768. The principle bargainers were Chiefs of the Iroquois, reigning Indian power in the East and representatives of the Penn family's proprietary government in Pennsylvania. The pact made that day went down in history as the Treaty of Fort Stanwix. It opened up settlement for all of Pennsylvania south of the historic Kittanning Path, and thus induced settlers to enter the valleys of the Conemaugh and the Stonycreek. Your charter bus group will enjoy taking all this history in.
Golf. Yes, there is golf in this town and lots of it. Everyone on your charter bus tour will be impressed with Sunnehanna Golf Course. This course is a perfect example of superb and well thought out design. The greens are just right, well bunkered and requiring accurate iron play. The ball needs to be placed below the pin position to enable a chance for a birdie putt. Oops, not suppose to tip you off, but you folks on the charter bus deserve it. The average score over all the years has been 74.09 for eighteen holes.
What would be a ride on a charter bus with out going to a museum? The Johnstown Flood was one of the worst peacetime disasters in United States history. All the folks on the charter bus will see Historic photos, artifacts, exhibits and models that chronicle the causes and aftermath of the Great Flood of 1889, which nearly destroyed the city. Your charter bus group will live through the tragic event that is re-created in the Academy Award-winning documentary The Johnstown Flood, shown hourly. There is a memorial that pays tribute to the 2,209 people who died in the Great Flood of 1889. At the visitors center, you and your friends from the charter bus, will learn about the events leading up to the tragedy. Nearby are the remains of the South Fork Dam, which, upon failing, released 20 million tons of water on the town.
Another interesting stop along your charter bus tour of Johnstown is The Johnstown Inclined Plane. It is known as the steepest vehicular inclined plane in the world. Built as a “lifesaver” after the Great Flood of 1889, the Inclined Plane has a 71.9% grade and offers spectacular views of both the Johnstown and Conemaugh valleys. Also here: the James Wolfe Sculpture Trail, a 30-foot-by-60-foot American flag and an informative visitors center.
Now, what about a place called Fallingwater? Your charter bus gang will thoroughly enjoy Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater. It is considered by many to be the best all-time work of American architecture. Built over a waterfall and perfectly integrated into its woodland surroundings, it's the last remaining great Frank Lloyd Wright house still in its original setting and with original furnishings and artwork intact.What a marvelous thing to see on your charter bus tour.
There is also the Windber Coal Heritage Center. Here everyone on the charter bus will learn about the coal mining industry and the people who made it possible. Exhibits explore Windber's founding, ethnic immigration, and the tools and technologies of coal mining. A replica of a working mine is also featured.
Railroads and trains. Everyone on your charter bus will like this next stop. The Allegheny Portage Railroad, which operated between 1834 and 1854, was considered one of the greatest technological wonders of its time. The first railroad to be constructed over the Allegheny Mountains.
After all this,your charter bus group will stop at any one of the numerous eateries and fill up on the great food. The time of your life is just around the corner in Johnstown on the charter bus.