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2019

OFFICIAL VISITORS GUIDE Great Outdoors, Family Fun, Agritourism, Fairs & Festivals, Dining, History & Heritage, Arts & Culture, Sports, Transportation, Shopping, Camping, Golf, Lodging, Maps and more!

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There's No Place Like Home

When we talk about home we remember time spent with family, the aroma of mom’s home cooked meals followed by the sweet scent of cookies baking in the oven and the special moments that were shared when we entertained guests—As kids, we were taught to make sure the house was clean, and we welcomed our visitors into an inviting atmosphere. These simple traits are important not only as we welcome guests into our own homes, but in our communities as well. As Butler County welcomes visitors from all over the world, we want to make sure that the experience we provide is the same as if we’re welcoming a guest into our home. The Tourism Bureau is a wonderful resource for visitors and residents alike to gather information about our charming towns, popular attractions, beautiful parks, shops, restaurants and major events that take place within the county. So welcome to Butler County, your home away from home.

Jack Cohen, President Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau

On the Cover

On the cover, you’ll see a beautiful sunset (image by Jim Cheney) at Moraine State Park intertwined with a variety of photos featuring a glimpse of all the fun Butler County has to offer. From outdoor activities like fishing and swimming to unique events like the Butler Farm Show or races at Lernerville Speedway; there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Discover something new by exploring the many facets that make Butler County delightfully diverse. Sometimes the best treasures are found off the beaten path!

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Contents

Welcome to Butler County ......................................................................................................3 A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words .................................................................................6 Kid’s Choice Awards...................................................................................................................8 Festivals & Events Directory ................................................................................................ 10 Annual Events 2019 ................................................................................................................ 12 What’s New? .............................................................................................................................. 14 Let’s Have Some Dog-Gone Fun!........................................................................................ 15 Feature Story: The Towns of Butler County................................................................... 16 Uncovering Butler County History, History & Heritage Directory........................... 24 Washington’s Trail - 1753, Trail Map ................................................................................ 25 Spotlight: Blackwood Arts..................................................................................................... 25 Let’s Talk Sports - Golf Directory, Sports Facilities Directory.................................... 26 Campground Directory.......................................................................................................... 27 The Great Outdoors................................................................................................................. 28 • Moraine State Park Map .................................................................................................. 30 • Outdoor Activities Chart ................................................................................................. 32 • Jennings Environmental Center Map......................................................................... 34 • Todd Nature Reserve Map.............................................................................................. 35 • Alameda Singletrack Map............................................................................................... 35 • Butler-Freeport Community Trail Map ...................................................................... 36 • Great Outdoors Directory................................................................................................ 36 Agritourism Directory ............................................................................................................ 39 Family Fun Directory .............................................................................................................. 40 Arts & Culture Directory ........................................................................................................ 41 Lodging Directory.................................................................................................................... 42 Lodging Comparison Charts .........................................................................................43-44 Transportation Directory....................................................................................................... 45 Dining Directory....................................................................................................................... 46 Catering Directory.................................................................................................................... 49 Shopping Directory................................................................................................................. 50 Conference & Banquet Facilities Directory..................................................................... 53 Conference & Banquet Facilities Chart............................................................................. 54 Supporting Member Directory............................................................................................ 55 Butler County Map ..............................................................................................back foldout

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S U C C O P T H E AT E R

2018-2019 Performing Arts Events Picturesque farmlands are just one of the many amazing entries from our quarterly photo contest. Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau Board of Directors Chair..................................................................................................................................................Roxann Booser Vice Chair............................................................................................................................................Andrew Allen Treasurer.....................................................................................................................................................Ed Tanski Secretary................................................................................................................................. Nancy MacFarlane Board Members...................................................... Fred Caesar, Chris Cole, Derek DeLucia, Gary Gray ................................................................ Gregg Hartung, Rich Hixon, Zachary Shumaker, Wil Taylor

Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau Staff President................................................................................................................................................ Jack Cohen Director of Tourism Development....................................................................................................Amy Pack Director of Conferences/Domestic & International Sales......................................... Jackie Antonucci Director of Outreach..................................................................................................................... Debbie Crum Director of Membership Recruitment & Development..................................................Beth Paslawski Sports Sales & Event Manager..................................................................................................Brianna Kaiser Sales Administrative Assistant.............................................................................................. Darlene Howley Marketing & Media Manager...................................................................................................... Paula Slomer PR, Communications & Marketing Coordinator.........................................................Tiffany Hernandez Web Designer & Developer........................................................................................................ Ryan Morgan Marketing Assistant..................................................................................................................Michelle Lowrey Office Manager.................................................................................................................................. Leigh Baxter Administrative Assistant.................................................................................................................. Sarah Black Brochure Distribution.............................................................................................................Joseph McMurry

Performing Artists Mini-Series The Fitzgeralds – Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 2 PM Beatlemania Magic – Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 8 PM

Local Artists Mini-Series Matt Texter – Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 2 PM The Tornado Big Band/Jazz Band – Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2 PM Vince Tavalario & Friends – Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 2 PM

Pittsburgh Philharmonic Mini-Series New Horizons – Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30 PM First Listen – Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 7:30 PM

For Tickets Call 724-284-8505 Toll-Free: 888-826-2829, ext. 8429 Or order online 24/7 at bc3.edu/succop-theater

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2019 Official Visitors Guide Contributing Editors: Tiffany Hernandez, Sarah Black Proofreaders: Hilary Daninhirsch, Sarah Black Project Manager/Designer: Paula Slomer Production Assistant: Michelle Lowrey Contributing Photographers: Rick Alexander, Luke Berkopec, Jim Cheney, David Diffenderfer, Roger Druschel, Kurt Esman, Dan Gamola, Kris Goas, Denise Guthery, Bill Ingalls, Scott Joseph, Karen Link, John Lewis, Jan McElhinny, Evan Nowak, Nicolette Tolomeo Germain, Lori Yesconis, Slippery Rock University, Bureau Staff Advertising Coordinator: Michelle Lowrey Ad Creation Support: Ryan Morgan © 2019 Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau. 310 East Grandview Ave., Zelienople, PA 16063. All Rights Reserved. Publication may not be reproduced in whole or part in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system known or hereafter invented, without written permission from Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau. The Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau does not warrant or guarantee the quality of the accommodations, events, restaurants and other facilities listed. The bureau accepts no responsibility for changes in event dates or admission fees. Members of the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau make this guide possible through their support and advertising.

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A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words As you go through our 2019 Visitors Guide, you’ll notice a variety of pictures ranging from major events, charming towns and beautiful scenery to selfies, dogs and the great outdoors. The one thing these photos have in common is that they reflect special memories and precious moments spent with family and friends in Butler County.

Several of our images featured within our guide are winners from our quarterly photo contest and user generated content (USG). By entering the Butler County Tourism photo contest, you have a chance to win Butler County gift certificates! Each quarter, we

award $100 to first place, $75 to second and $50 to third. The theme is tourism-related photos, so we’re looking for events, the great outdoors, arts, history and more. We want to see Butler County through your eyes. Share your photos with us using our hashtags #LoveButlerCounty or #ButlerCountyExploreMore or enter our photo contest. If your photos are selected, we’ll contact you directly for permission, and your pictures could be featured on our website, social media platforms or in our marketing materials. Go to VisitButlerCounty. com to learn more.

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USG Photographer List: Justin K. Aller, Karly Aslaksen Golojuh, Melissa Bailey, Chris Condello, Kathleen Conway, Sarah Gold, Shane Heinle, Alissa Hill, Daniel Kendra, Erin Kohlmeyer, Carly Maceil Condello, AJ Mannarino, Fran Marofsky, Samantha Matlas, Barbara Mehring, Brianna McKee, Olga Mendenhall, Liana Merrick, Keith Nash, Rachel Ravis, Andrew and Katie Rodriguez, JP Rossouw, Matt Seethaler, Johanna Shaffer, Jonathan Smetanick, Taylor Starcher, Kathryn Stover, Jerome Tria, Nick Vanderhoof and Stephen Zerby


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Kid’s Choice Awards When it comes to kids, they generally know what they like to do and where they want to go. So we thought we’d get their opinion on a few of their favorite spots in Butler County and why they enjoy them. Here’s what they said: Cranberry Township Community Park “I like to go to the park because I like to climb on the obstacles at the playground.” Cranberry Township’s Community Park offers Kid’s Castle Playground, a fantasy world of sights, sounds and play equipment specifically designed for children ages two through 12, baseball fields, a dog park and an amphitheater used for outdoor movies and concerts. UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex “I like to watch the Pittsburgh Penguins practice and play ice hockey.” UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex is the practice facility for the Pittsburgh Penguins and features Learn to Play programs, hockey clinics, open and community skate, youth hockey programs and more!

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Dick’s Sporting Goods Complex at Graham Park “I like lots of things at Graham Park, like riding my bike on the trails, playing on the Pirate playground and playing on the dek hockey rink.” Dick’s Sporting Goods Complex at Graham Park has walking trails, a large variety of fields, sport courts, a community garden, an accessible playground that features a pirate ship and much more.

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The Snowman “I like going to The Snowman to get a green apple Yeti (shaved ice with ice cream).” The Snowman is a popular roadside attraction in Portersville. The menu selection offers something for everyone, and the best-seller is the Yeti. Select any one of their 24 flavors of shaved ice combine it with ice cream and whipped cream on top and that’s a Yeti! Get Air Pittsburgh “I like Get Air because I can jump around with my friends.” Get Air Pittsburgh is an indoor trampoline park located in Zelienople. It features wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits, dodgeball and a ninja obstacle course.

Cranberry Community Waterpark “I enjoy going to Cranberry Waterpark because I like to swim in their big pool, get food from the Snack Shack and hang out with my friends.” Cranberry Community Waterpark is a great way to cool down and enjoy summertime fun! You can whisk down water slides, dip into their diving well, scale a water climbing wall and get soaked by a giant dump bucket. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest “I enjoy camping at Jellystone Park because it has lots of fun stuff like a swimming pool, playground, cabins and fun activities.” Yogi Bear’s award-winning Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest is one of Butler County’s most popular campgrounds. You can roll out the sleeping bags or rent cabins; either way you’ll be surrounded by tall trees and beautiful scenery. With tons of amenities and activities for the kids, this campground offers fun for the whole family. Moraine State Park “My favorite things to do at Moraine State Park are renting pontoon boats, going to the beach and fishing.” Moraine State Park is the county’s biggest attraction and sees over two million visitors a year. The park is over 16,000 acres and offers a variety of activities for year-round enjoyment like swimming, camping, fishing, hiking, biking, boating, cross-country skiing and more! Playthings Etc. Family Toys & Hobbies “I like Playthings because I can look at and play with lots of toys.” Playthings Etc. is known as “The World’s Coolest Toy Store.” Inside this stealth-shaped steel building are awesome toys where playing is encouraged. This shop will let your little ones try the toys, so it’s actually more like a giant playground. Discover 3,000+ playthings, from mindbending science to throwbacks from when you were a kid. Fun Fore All “My favorite activities at Fun Fore All are the go-karts, the XD Dark Ride, outdoor rock climbing wall, ballocity ball pit and playing games and winning prizes.” Fun Fore All is one of the largest yearround family entertainment centers in the area. This facility features a huge video arcade and several indoor and outdoor attractions. There’s something for all ages to enjoy every day rain or shine.


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Festivals & Events Directory

ake the most of your time in Butler County by filling your calendar with a variety of events. Here, you’ll find several unique street festivals, fairs, concerts, car cruises and more! Butler County offers yearround family-friendly events for everyone to enjoy. Do a little off-roading at the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival or grab your cowboy boots and head to the rodeo. There’s so much going on in Butler County. Be sure to visit our online calendar for updates and details on upcoming events. Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival 205 Currie Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-256-4050 www.BantamJeep Festival.com Celebrate Butler, PA as the birthplace of the Jeep, June 7-9, 2019. Jeep invasion Friday night in downtown Butler. Festival activities at Cooper’s Lake all three days. Big Butler Fair 1127 New Castle Rd. Prospect, PA 16052 724-865-2400 www.bigbutlerfair.com Enjoy nine days of fair treats, animals and fun. There will be fireworks, demolition derbies, concerts, truck pulls, entertainment, games and rides. Always over the Fourth of July. See our ad on page 13. Butler Arts Festival Butler, PA 16001 724-996-6169 www.butlerartsfestival.com The Butler Arts Festival features three days of art/music presented in downtown businesses with one of the days bringing arts, crafts, entertainment and food onto Main Street. See our ad on page 13. Butler County Home Show 542 Evans City Rd. Butler, PA 16001 412-310-7781 www butlercountyhome show.com The 8th annual Butler County Home Show will be held April 5-7,2019 at The Family Sports Center on Rt. 68. Butler Farm Show 627 Evans City Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-482-4000 www.butlerfarmshow.com Featuring animals, arts and crafts, farm products, tractor pulls, demo derby, figure 8 races and 4-H & FFA Livestock Sale. August 5-10, 2019. $8.00/ includes rides. Free parking. See our ad on page 13.

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Butler Lions Club Butler, PA 16001 724-287-4059 www.butlerpalionclub.org Annual events include the Scoot and Toot 5K Run/ Walk part of Alameda Park’s Septemberfest and the Christmas Tree Sale, beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving. Butler Radio Network 252 Pillow St. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-1500 www.butlerradio.com WISR 680 AM, WBUT 1050 AM, and The Rock Station 97.7 help businesses successfully market their brand, and we host Butler County’s Wine Festival, Christmas Parade, Band Jam and other events. More at butlerradio.com. See our ad on page 13. Concordia Lutheran Ministries 134 Marwood Rd. Cabot, PA 16023 724-352-1571 x8266 www.concordialm.org Concordia offers a lifetime continuum of care including adult day services, home health care, hospice, medical/ rehabilitation services, memory support, personal and respite care, retirement living, skilled nursing and more. Cooper’s Lake 205 Currie Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-368-8710 www.cooperslake.com Host your event here on over 450 acres with a variety of terrains to suit your needs. We have over 40 years of experience helping groups host their events. It’s time to immerse yourself at Cooper’s Lake. Evans City Oktoberfest Evans City, PA 16033 724-538-4931 Evans City Oktoberfest is held annually the third weekend in September. Crafts, food, entertainment, car cruise and a parade celebrate our German heritage. No admission charged.

Western PA Ride for Kids 159 Perry Hwy. Harmony, PA 16037 412-980-5358 800-253-6530 info@rideforkids.org www.Rideforkids.org Join us on August 4, 2019 with any make of motorcycle and enjoy a fun loop ride, food, and entertainment! Cheer on our stars who are local children fighting brain tumors. Fundraising supports the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Always the first Sunday in August at Seneca Valley High School.

Go Green Electric Car Show & Cruise 724-513-6125 www.gogreenfestival.com This public show and cruise is open to all owners and dealers of electric vehicles that plug into the electrical grid or solar power supply. Harmony Business Association 223 Mercer St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-822-8072 www.harmonybusiness association.com Enjoy the charm and hospitality of Harmony as you explore the diverse shopping and dining opportunities offered in an historic landmark setting. Mars Area Chamber of Commerce 145 Grand Ave. Mars, PA 16046 724-625-1858 www.marsborough.com Mars Area Chamber of Commerce is a group of businesses, individuals and community organizations whose common goal is to revitalize the Mars​business​ district and surrounding businesses. North Washington VFD Rodeo 2225 Oneida Valley Rd. Petrolia, PA 16050 724-679-5270 www.nwvfd.com/rodeo 60th Rodeo. Five nights of World Championship Rodeo! Bareback and saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, barrel racing, breakaway roping, calf/ team roping and bull riding. Rain or shine. NW PA Steam Engine & Old Equipment Assoc., Inc. 1512 Perry Hwy. Portersville, PA 16051 724-285-7038 www.portersvillesteam show.org Displays and demonstrations of antique steam engines and equipment. Crafts, flea market, train rides, tractor pulls, oldtime village and much more. May, August, October.

Penn Twp. Volunteer Fire Department 311 Airport Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-355-1402 www.penntwpvfd.com Community volunteer fire/ rescue service. Fundraising is done through Tool Bash, Mega Cruise-Fly In and Golf Outing. See BCTCB calendar for dates; the public is welcome!

Slippery Rock Development Event Committee Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-794-2338 www.slipperyrockpa.org Slippery Rock Development renewed Main Street and downtown, including streetscapes, arts, business recruitment and parks, and presents Village Fest, the annual Main Street fair.

Pennsylvania Gun Collectors Show 100 Pullman Sq. Butler, PA 16001 412-486-1129 www.paguncollectors.org Show to disseminate info on use, care, exchange, collection and exhibition and history of guns of all makes. Buy, sell or trade. Appraisals available.

Slippery Rock Rotary Club Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-406-0160 www.slipperyrockrotary.org Slippery Rock Rotary Club is a community organization that promotes public involvement for community, regional, national, and international improvement.

Pittsburgh Oktoberfest Big Butler Fairgrounds 1127 New Castle Rd. Prospect, PA 16052 817-559-5309 www.oktoberfestpitt.com Pittsburgh Oktoberfest is a family event rich in culture, traditions and education that supports and brings together the community. Regatta at Lake Arthur 225 Pleasant Valley Rd. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-8811 www.lakearthurregatta.org The Regatta at Lake Arthur combines the best in water and land to be the premier, all-ages, eco-recreational event in the region. Saxonburg Volunteer Fire Company 210 Horne Ave. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-3300 www.svfc.com Saxonburg VFC will hold a carnival with the “Largest Fireman’s Parade East of the Mississippi” and annual gun raffle.

The Rodfathers of Butler 160 Blakely Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-352-5043 www.therodfathers.com Our largest event is CruiseA-Palooza held on Saturday, June 22 at the Butler Farm Show Grounds on Rt. 68, west of Butler. Rain date is Sunday, June 23. Western PA Ride for Kids See listing above. Whispering Pines Farm 201 Winsome Ln. Cabot, PA 16023 724-882-1021 www.whisperingpinesfarm pa.com Whispering Pines Festival in the Woods is held biannually, third weekend in June and September in Cabot, PA. Visit the Country! Enjoy our beautiful farm. Shopping, food, and music abound!


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Major Events Calendar 2019* January

June

19-20: Pennsylvania Gun Collectors Show

1-2: Mars New Year

7-9: 9th annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival

26: Butler County Wine Festival

February

9: Bantam Jeep Muddy 5k

August

1-4: Portersville Steam Show

3-4: Regatta at Lake Arthur

23: Butler Carved in Ice

15-16: Whispering Pines Festival in the Woods

23: Cherry Pie Hike

13-17: North Washington VFD Rodeo

March

23: 25th Rodfathers’ Cruise-a-Palooza in downtown Butler 28-7/6: Big Butler Fair

4: Western PA Ride for Kids

5-10: Butler Farm Show 23-25: Butler Italian Festival

2-3: Pennsylvania Gun Collectors Show

April

5-7: Butler County Home Show

11-27: Kaleidoscope Regional Arts Festival

May

4-5: Pennsylvania Gun Collectors Show

18-19: Portersville Steam Show Spring Gas-up

September

31-6/2: Mars New Year

July

1-6: Big Butler Fair 6: Penn Twp. VFD Mega Cruise/Fly In

11-13: Cranberry Twp. Community Days

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7-8 Pennsylvania Gun Collectors Show

7-8: Tough Mudder

7-8: Saxonburg Festival of the Arts 20-22: Evans City Oktoberfest

21-22: Whispering Pines Festival in the Woods

21: Slippery Rock Villagefest

21: Go Green Electric Car Show

12-13: 7th annual Band Jam

26-28: Butler Arts Festival

16-20: Saxonburg VFC Carnival

27-29: Pittsburgh Oktoberfest

18-20: Horse Trading Days

27: Celebrate the Bloom

TBD: Butler County Farm Tour

28: Concordia Summer Festival

29: Alameda Septemberfest

* Events are subject to change. Please see www.VisitButlerCounty.com for the latest event listings.


October

5: Concordia Oktoberfest

5: Mars Applefest

5-6: Portersville Steam Show Fall Fling

11-13: Zelie-Harmony Fall Fest TBD: Sleepy Hollow Festival TBD: Night of the Living Dead Festival

November 1-3: Rock-Con Convention 9-10: Harmony Museum’s annual WeihnachtsMarkt (German Christmas Market) 9-10: Pennsylvania Gun Collectors Show

11: Butler Veteran’s Day Parade

29: Saxonburg Christmas Parade

30: Butler City Spirit of Christmas Parade

15-1/5: Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

December

5: Miracle on Main Street in Zelienople

31: Silvester New Year’s Eve Celebration

1-1/5: Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland

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***** Be sure to visit Blaze Pizza over in Cranberry Township where you can get a quality-made pizza cooked at lightning fast speed; 180 seconds to be exact! Bite into a juicy, custom burger from Burgatory, but don’t forget to combo it with one of their delicious, thick shakes! Located in Cranberry Township, this new burger joint goes above and beyond to provide their customers with a heavenly dining experience.

Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour is a walking and tasting tour through Saxonburg that combines the town’s rich history with delicious food and beverages from local businesses.

A dream that began in a food truck, Mission Mahi in Cranberry Township features sensational mahi, shrimp, and chicken tacos served in a west coast inspired atmosphere. You’re in for a tasty surprise at Nick’s on 19 over in Cranberry Township. Serving up a variety of signature menu items like their famous Reuben or Blueberry Citrus Salmon Salad, this neighborhood grill is the perfect place for all food lovers. Enjoy authentic cuisine at Patron Mexican Grill located in Cranberry Township. They use the freshest ingredients for their grilled meats and vegetables, housemade salsas and marinades. Here, you can choose from a variety of menu items that are bursting with flavor and dine indoors or outside on their patio!

Make local, regional and national history fun for your group with Steve, The History Hobo, a professional guide that provides talks and tours for all ages.

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Get to know the creative side of chocolate making at the new hands-on classes offered at the Speckled Hen

Chocolate Company in Saxonburg.

North Country Brewing Company and Harmony Inn are incorporating vegetables grown from an aquaponics garden into their menu items. The aquaponics garden was created in conjunction with Slippery Rock University and is located in the North Country Brewing production facility in Slippery Rock. Students will have a hands-on learning experience with eco-systems while growing produce for the restaurants. So what is aquaponics— it’s a soilless water conserving farming system. Fish and plants grow together in one integrated system; solid fish waste is turned into vermicompost that acts as food for the plants.

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Mars is Butler County’s newest hotel. Located near major highways like the Pennsylvania Turnpike and I-79, this modern hotel provides guests with easy access throughout their stay along with many options for dining and shopping.

The Butler Arts Festival, formerly known as the Butler Fall Festival, is a celebration of the arts, crafts and cultural foods. The festival will be held in Downtown Butler on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and it will bring over 150 art, crafts and food vendors to the area. Visitors can also expect live music, children’s activities and a classic car show.

Township’s newest stores located in the Streets of Cranberry. Here, you’ll find home and seasonal decor along with jewelry, candles, clothing and other unique gifts.

A new name and redesigns are taking place in downtown Butler. Michelle

your next big event, concert, multiday program and more. In addition to the new name, the park’s former souvenir store will be converted into a cafe.

Hampton Inn & Suites Cranberry Township/

Sheila’s Home is one of Cranberry

Located inside Butler’s Clearview Mall, Dragon is the newest hot spot for flavorful Chinese cuisine and freshly made sushi. Enjoy chef’s specials like pineapple honey chicken or shrimp, orange flavored beef and more.

Krill Field at Historic Pullman Park will be the perfect place to host

Relax in luxury at downtown Butler’s newest B&B, Your Suite Retreat. This timeless treasure is Butler’s finest “Bed and Biscotti” offering 24-hour access with self-serve coffee and biscotti. There are three spacious suites and amenities including a formal dining room, full kitchen, billiard room, and sitting room/sunroom with a collection of books.

Find the latest shoe trends and accessories at Eva Bryn Shoetique located on Main Street in Zelienople. This charming new shop offers a personalized shopping experience in a luxurious atmosphere. If you’re searching for something unique and meaningful, look no further than Serendipity Zelie. Located just off Main Street in Zelienople, this new gift boutique features a variety of jewelry, home accessories and one-of-a-kind gifts. Pamper yourself with a relaxing visit to Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa. Located in Cranberry Township, this state-ofthe-art spa offers a variety of massage and facial services tailored to your needs. Leave your hair to the professionals at

Salon MMK over in Zelienople. This

experienced hair salon is dedicated to the health and vitality of their customer’s hair, and they only use clean and naturally-based products.


Let’s Have Some Dog-Gone Fun! When it comes to our pets, they’re an extension of our family. Don’t leave them at home, bring them along while you explore all that Butler County has to offer. Whether it’s dining out with your pooch at a pet-friendly restaurant or brew pub, enjoying outdoor activities, or attending one-of-a-kind events, take Fido with you! DO

Activities & Events

Hit the trails or set sail with your dog at Moraine State Park. Here, you’ll find numerous activities to keep you and your canine clan busy with activities like hiking, boating, picnicking and more. Refer to our Outdoor Activities Chart (page 32) for a list of all the parks in Butler County where you can take your dog. You can also witness high flying fun during Dockdogs at the Regatta at Lake Arthur.

When we’re in the “dog days of summer” and your furry friend needs to beat the heat, head over to a “pool pawty” at Alameda Pool in Butler or the Cranberry Township Community Waterpark. They’ll have a great time splashing around with other dogs. Here in Butler County, “man’s best friend” can even go to exciting events and attractions with you! If you’re a jeep enthusiast and a dog lover, then you’ll really enjoy taking your pet to the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival held every year at Cooper’s Lake in June. Or if you want to catch the next hit on the big screen, you and your canine can cruise over to Starlight Drive-In for a night of nostalgic entertainment under the stars.

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Restaurants

When the sun is shining and you want to soak in as much of the beautiful weather as possible, there’s nothing better than dining outdoors, especially with your dog. Enjoy a mouthwatering meal on the patio at The Harmony Inn or Double Wide Grill or bring the

pup with you to the patio at Saxonburg Coffee & Tea and Pennie’s Bake Shop & Espresso Bar for delicious pastries and coffee.

Brew Pubs

Bring your four-legged friend with you while having a beer. Several of our brew pubs like North Country Brewing Company, The ShuBrewery and Stick City Brewing Company allow dogs on their outdoor patios, and don’t forget about Yappy Hour at North Country Brewing Canning Facility.

STAY

Lodging & Boarding

If you’re traveling with Fido and need a place for the whole family to stay, take a look at our Lodging Comparison Charts (pages 43-44) for a detailed list of accommodations that are pet-friendly. But if you’re going out of town and can’t bring your canine friend along, call My Dog’s Care Center to schedule your doggie daycare or boarding needs.

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History and heritage surrounds the charming town of Butler, and preserving the past is important here. Many significant structures have seen new life as house museums have been listed on the National Register of Historical Places.

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utler has emerged as an ‘artsy’ town, bursting with vibrant color and creativity that adds a fresh perspective to downtown. The city features 10 handpainted murals created by a group of Walldogs (international mural artists) that define the people, places and products that helped shape Butler’s rich history. Visitors can also enjoy musical masterpieces performed by the Butler County Symphony Association or attend theatrical plays presented by the Butler Little Theatre. A variety of top-notch musical and dance performances take place at Succop Theatre, a modern facility located at Butler County Community College. Within this delightful and dynamic downtown, you’ll also find quaint cafes

and coffee shops, art galleries, unique brew pubs, award-winning restaurants and a one-of-a-kind museum focusing specifically on Oriental art and culture. So take a stroll through the county seat and discover why Butler has been recognized as one of the very best small towns. ***

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Maridon Museum - Visit the only museum in Pennsylvania to focus specifically on Oriental art and culture. Containing over 800 objects, the museum holds jade and ivory sculptures, tapestries, landscape paintings and artifacts from Neolithic to 20th century. The Art Center - Visit this fine art gallery filled with pieces from local artists or make a work of art on your own at one of their classes. Mystique Moon Antiques & Artisans - Browse this unique store featuring art and antiques from over 45 local artisans and antique vendors. Dr. Sous Chop Shop - Treat yourself to this award-winning restaurant featuring dynamic menu items like “eternal damnation” or “hare tacos” and a fun twist on homemade desserts with gluten-free options too. Here, having fun, being creative and guest satisfaction are the three most important things.

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Natili North - Family owned with a casual, friendly atmosphere, enjoy Italian specialties, chicken, fish, steak and more at this quaint restaurant in the heart of downtown.

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Cummings Candy and Coffee - Take a step back in time at Butler’s oldest familyowned business established in 1905. They offer a full-service coffee bar, old-fashioned chocolate malts, root beer floats and candies. Peanut brittle is a seasonal favorite. If you can’t make it to their downtown location, they have a second location west of Butler! Butler Brew Works and Reclamation Brewing Co. Get great craft beers and delicious pub fare at these two breweries located only one block from each other. Each brewpub has a unique atmosphere and serves a variety of craft beers made from local ingredients. Pennie’s Bake Shop & Espresso Bar - Satisfy your sweet tooth with a trip to this delectable bakery. Choose from a wide variety of cupcakes, scones, cookies, brownies, cheesecakes and more. SpringHill Suites by Marriott Butler Centre City - Kick back at Butler’s exclusive downtown all-suites hotel. These modern guest rooms are spacious and have separate living and sleeping areas.

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Your Suite Retreat - Butler’s newest B&B is located one block off of Main Street. This quaint escape features spacious Butler-themed suites like the Bantam Bungalow with attached private bathroom, a sitting area in the suite or an attached living room, WiFi, coffee maker, microwave, and a mini fridge.

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West of Butler Alameda Park - This park offers playgrounds, picnic areas, numerous shelter facilities, a newly created mountain bike trail and a community waterpark featuring tube slides, diving boards and Pirate’s Cove Splash Pad.

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Butler Farm Market - Purchase fresh produce, quality meats, and jams and jellies from this popular farm market.

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Butler-Freeport Community Trail - Hike or bike this 21-mile rail-trail that offers a level, crushed limestone surface.

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Anna Marie’s Winery & Cafe - Make your dining experience one-of-a-kind at this restaurant showcasing Italian cuisine and an extensive array of handcrafted wines bottled on site. Derailleur Bike Shop Cafe - After you’ve worked up an appetite on the Butler-Freeport Community Trail, head over to this scrumptious cafe for wholesome foods, refreshing beverages and bicycle rentals and repairs if you need them.

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South of Butler Butler Yoga Works Choose from a variety of classes like yoga, pilates, barre, and more that will guide you in your wellness journey.

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Conley Resort & Golf Club and Suncrest Golf & Grille - These courses offer a beautiful and relaxing golf destination in the serene countryside of western Pennsylvania where you can stay and play. Here you can play 18 holes in the morning and another 18 in the evening.

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Hardwood Cafe - Savor specialty menu items cooked over French wood-fired ovens. Cajun Chicken Pasta is a favorite!

Mama Rosa’s Restaurant and Sauce Kitchen - Get a true taste of Italy with authentic Italian dishes and even take home a jar of Mama Rosa’s homemade sauce. Mac’s Cafe - This family-owned restaurant features a variety of menu items, daily specials and serves fantastic breakfast all day.

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Comfort Inn & Suites - Relax at this newly renovated hotel that offers great amenities such as an indoor pool, meeting space and an expanded hot breakfast.

Meadow Rock Farm - This cozy vacation rental is nestled among gorgeous farmland and features six bedrooms, four full-size bathrooms, and comfortably sleeps 20 people.

Alpaca Palace - Get an up-close look at alpacas with a farm tour followed by a shopping spree at their gift shop for cozy alpaca apparel, including gloves, sweaters, coats, scarves and socks. Meridian Station Gift Shop & Confectionery - This quaint shop features a vast collection of traditional, country gifts, personalized pottery, novelty candies and more! Preston Park - Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this park consists of 88 acres and includes walking trails, fishing ponds, wildlife, and numerous unique plants. W. Rick’s Taproom & Grill - Known for their Friday and Saturday night prime rib special, this eatery provides a relaxed atmosphere and also serves fresh fish, chicken, pasta, steaks, crab cakes and more.

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>> SPOTLIGHT << Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival: Butler has an interesting automotive history and is known ‘round the world for being the birthplace of the Jeep! The county celebrates this unique piece of history through the annual Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival, which is now one of

Inn at Mt. Chestnut Bed & Breakfast - Get STAY cozy at this delightful B&B nestled on ten acres of pristine woodlands offering guests all the comforts of today while also evoking the charm of a bygone era.

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Starlight Drive-In - Add a dose of nostalgia to your evening by watching double-feature movies under the stars – something you don’t find much these days.

Held in June, the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival commemorates the history and

festival continues to grow and has even been recognized as the “Event of the Year” by Keystone Society for Tourism.

SwitchbackMX - Watch the races or ride the trails at this premier practice track for dirt bike/motocross riders of all ages and skill levels.

Most festivities take place at Cooper’s Lake

Playthings Etc. Family Toys & Hobbies - Visit “The World’s Coolest Toy Store.” Inside this stealth-shaped steel building, you’ll discover 3,000+ playthings, from mind-bending science to throwbacks you’ll remember playing with when you were little.

with obstacles, Jeep History exhibits

Rachel’s Roadhouse - With touches of Country Victorian and Americana, this casual restaurant features cooked-to-order steaks, fresh seafood, burgers and more.

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Fairfield Inn & Suites Butler - Get a restful STAY night’s sleep at this welcoming hotel that offers comfortable rooms and suites and a wide array of amenities.

and include off-road trails, a playground and vendor areas, but perhaps the most notable event is the Jeep invasion in Downtown Butler. The roads are closed down and thousands of jeeps and jeep enthusiasts fill the streets as they peruse through the car show and visit local shops and restaurants.

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he town of Evans City might look familiar to you, especially if you’re a zombie fan. George Romero’s 1968 cult classic Night of the Living Dead was filmed here. In fact, the opening scene was shot in the Evans City Cemetery. In 1973, Romero returned to Evans City to film The Crazies, a movie in which the town was blown up! Evans City has embraced its ghoulish past and is home to the Night of the Living Dead Museum and Gift Shop, housing many props and memorabilia from the original film and Romero’s other zombie films. This one-ofa-kind museum is a unique stop in Butler County, appealing to those with haunting curiosities and celebrating the history of zombies through cinema. The town’s annual ‘Living Dead Weekend’ is yet another way Romero’s legendary film is revered. This unique event brings zombie-lovers together for exclusive movie screenings, film location tours and celebrity guest appearances from those who starred in Romero’s films. Today, Evans City proudly honors its past with wooden zombie silhouettes, and its nickname, “City of Black Gold,” referring to a 1915 oil boom. Peculiar pop culture isn’t the only thing on the menu in Evans City. As you’re making your way through town, be sure to stop by Sports & Spirits for their award-winning chicken wings, then make your way to P&B’s Sweets and Eats (located inside of Viola’s Market) or Wendereusz’s

Candy & More for something sweet. You’ll also find a variety of specialty shops like Little Foot Quilt Shoppe, Antiques Preferred and Eleven Eleven Gifts. After you’ve spent time learning about the town’s unique history, filling your belly and perusing the shops, you’ll want to unwind a bit, and there’s no better spot than OSIRIS Wellness and Day Spa. So come visit the town where zombies came to life and history thrives.

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Historic Harmony

Discover the rich history of Historic Harmony, the site of western Pennsylvania’s first National Historic Landmark District.

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ike most visitors, this quaint village will captivate you with its old brick and log buildings. Harmony was founded in 1804 by German Lutheran Separatists seeking religious freedom. The Harmonists, who believed Christ’s return was imminent, adopted celibacy to remain spiritually pure, but this also ensured the group’s eventual demise. After two hundred years, the society lives on through the historic architecture, landmarks, cemeteries and events that celebrate the town’s heritage. This charming town retains the old-world architectural character of an old German village and includes more than 50 buildings, nine of which are owned by the nonprofit historical society and preservation group, Historic Harmony. Another belief of the Harmonists can be seen in their cemetery located just outside of town—you won’t find any grave markers for the approximately 100 society members buried there. If you go for a visit, try your luck opening the cemetery’s

one-ton stone gate that revolves evenly on its center. Every year, thousands of visitors attend events like the WeihnachtsMarkt (German Christmas Market) and the Silvester New Year’s Eve Celebration, where you can ring in the New Year on German time at 6 p.m. in remembrance of the founder’s heritage. Harmony is not only filled with incredible and sometimes unusual history but lots of “foodie finds” as well. You’ll find cozy coffee shops like Wunderbar Coffee & Crepes, delicious bakeries such as Lagerhaus and Two Fraus Bakery, and Harmony Inn, a oneof-a-kind restaurant and saloon serving German-infused entrees and handcrafted drinks. Other popular activities include perusing art and specialty shops like Creative Harmony Arts & Books and Darn Yarn Needles and Thread, adding even more charm to this quaint village. You’ll quickly discover that spending time in Harmony is simply harmonious.


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nown by the locals as “Zelie,” this small town allures visitors with its charm. Zelienople is an unforgettable town steeped in rich history, providing locals and tourists with a plethora of interesting facts and unique attractions. Founded in 1802 by Detmar Basse, the town was named after his daughter, ‘Zelie,’ combined with the Greek word for town, ‘nople.’ Perhaps the most visited area of Zelienople is Main Street, which is lined with family-owned shops and restaurants, museums and a theatre that dates back to 1914. Specialty shops range from one-of-a-kind stores like Stocking Stuffers to fashion boutiques like Eva Bryn Shoetique and Boutique 16063. After you’ve spent time perusing the stores, you’ll need to fuel up on a good meal — choose from delicious options at Spring Street Cafe, Goodfello’s Pizza, Pasta & Grille or ShuBrew: Handcrafted Ales & Food. Historical homes are marked with plaques and a select few are operated as a business. Christian Buhl, a fur trader and hat maker, settled in Zelienople in 1805 and his home is the oldest existing building in Zelienople. It currently serves as one of two museums for the Zelienople Historical Society. Zelie and her husband, Phillip Passavant, built a home on Main Street in 1809 and that is the other museum/office for the Historical Society. Another favorite stop is the Strand Theater, a former movie and vaudeville theater. This restored theater dates back to 1914 and presents top-notch entertainment like Broadway performers, along with classic and current films. You’ll also find additional entertainment throughout the year with annual street festivals like Horse Trading Days and the Country Fall Festival and holiday parades. See for yourself why Zelienople has been labeled ‘a modern place with old-fashioned grace.’

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raveling to Mars is a lot easier than you think. In fact, you can get there fairly quickly and it’s only a car ride away. Complete with a flying saucer parked within the town square, residents take full advantage of their town’s unique name and visitors enjoy offbeat photo opportunities. Alien sightings occur on a regular basis, and letters with a Mars, PA, postmark are frequently mailed around the world from the local post office. In 2015, Mars created an event that was “out of this world” celebrating the Martian New Year with a festival highlighting education and innovation. This three-day festival attracts thousands of visitors into the downtown area, along with representatives from NASA. The town of Mars hosts this event every two years since it takes Mars almost twice as long as Earth to orbit the sun. The next Mars New Year will be May 31 June 2, 2019. NASA will have displays set up and conduct educational programs focused on STEAM ( science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). So be sure to mark your calendars for this “far out” festival and see for yourself that there really is life on Mars. The town of Mars dates back to 1792 when the first settler arrived in the area. The growth of the town came in spurts however, it flourished in 1894 with the railroad coming through. Mars was conveniently located on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and on the Butler Short Line, the electric trolley route that linked Pittsburgh and Butler. Today, the Historical Society operates a museum, including a restored caboose, and a scaleddown version of the Mars Shortline Railroad available to ride for all ages. So “blast off” to Mars — You’ll learn about the town’s rich history, attend one-of-a-kind events, find unearthly souvenirs and capture unique pictures like selfies with a spaceship.

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utler County’s most bustling region features trendy shops, numerous restaurants, newly constructed hotels and a variety of attractions for all to enjoy. Recognized as a great place to raise a family and one of the best places to live, about 31,000 people call Cranberry Township home. From community parks, quality programs and a topnotch golf course, residents and visitors alike enjoy everything this thriving town has to offer. Fun Fore All - With over 70 plus arcade and ticket games and several indoor and outdoor attractions like Go-carts, a rock-climbing wall, a four-story soft-style play area and their new XD Dark Ride, Fun Fore All is a great place for year-round entertainment.

The Streets of Cranberry - Enjoy the day walking along the tree-lined streets filled with a variety of shops, restaurants and specialty stores.

Table 86 by Hines Ward - “Dine like a champion” at this local spot serving up fresh salads, steaks, seafood and even a “Black and Gold” burger.

You’ll find many chain restaurants in Cranberry Township. Here’s a few unique ones to try:

Chen’s Chinese Restaurant - Featuring fine and fun Chinese dining. Enjoy delicious cuisine indoors or out on the patio next to the koi pond.

UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex - Stop by this world-class training facility to see a Pittsburgh Penguins practice, youth hockey tournament, or enjoy the ice yourself during a public skate.

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - Indulge in authentic wood-fired steaks, seafood, specialty cocktails and select wines. Offering top-notch service and upscale dining at a modest price.

Graham Park and North Boundary Park - Both of these parks provide beautiful trails for hiking, biking and a variety of fields and sport courts for all ages to enjoy

Bravo! Cucina Italiana - You’ll love the authentic menu options here. Enjoy made-to-order pasta dishes like Pasta Bravo or Shrimp Fra Diavolo and classic favorites including spaghetti and meatballs and lasagna.

Primanti Brothers - This acclaimed restaurant features a variety of delicious menu items, but their signature sandwiches topped with grilled meat, melted provolone cheese, sweet-and-sour coleslaw, fresh-cut fries and tomatoes is hard to pass up.

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Cranberry Highlands Golf Course Reserve your tee time at one of the premier public golf courses in western Pennsylvania. This immaculate course was also voted “Best Municipal Golf Course” in 2009 by Golf Digest.

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DiBella’s Subs - With an in-house bakery, their freshly-baked bread is the star of the show. Build your own or choose one of their mouthwatering classic or specialty subs.

The Meadows Original Frozen Custard - One scoop or two? Get freshly-made frozen treats like creamy custard, frozen yogurt and more. Open year round. Juniper Grill - Serving American cuisine with a southwest flair. Savor chef-inspired entrees in a cozy, yet modern, atmosphere.

The bustling area of Cranberry Township is one of the fastest growing communities in the country and has over a dozen hotels. Here’s the newest:

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TownePlace Suites Pittsburgh Cranberry Township - Located steps away from UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, this extended stay hotel features modern amenities. Hampton Inn & Suites Cranberry Township/Mars - Conveniently located near major highways, this modern hotel provides guests with easy access throughout their stay along with many options for dining and shopping. Best Western Plus Pittsburgh North/ Cranberry - Situated in the hub of Cranberry Township, this newly constructed hotel offers everything you are looking for when traveling. Pittsburgh Marriott North - Relax in luxury. Enjoy their newly renovated rooms, indoor pool, fitness center, onsite restaurant and event facilities.


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ou’ll take a step back in time as you travel through historic Saxonburg. Founded in 1832, this charming town plays a significant role in history. A great cup of coffee, delicious meals, freshly baked goods and unique souvenirs are just a few of the things that make this town so appealing. Taking the old, transforming it into something new and still preserving the old world charm is a skill Saxonburg has truly perfected. John A. Roebling, co-founder of the town, was the inventor of wire rope and designer of the Brooklyn Bridge. Stop by Roebling Park where you’ll find a small replica of the Brooklyn Bridge on display. Visit the place where the first wire rope was created—Roebling’s Workshop, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While you’re there, be sure to tour the Saxonburg Museum where you can see a piece of the wire cable up close and get an in-depth look at the town’s interesting history and community life. Stroll along Saxonburg’s Main Street which features the charm and distinctive architecture of a quaint German hamlet. There are 32 buildings that still retain much of their original character and are more than 100 years old!

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Batch - Make your way over to this quaint cafe featuring gourmet, locally-sourced, fresh jarred food, along with breads, butters and more.

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Mainstreet Bake Shop - Sweeten your day with a visit to this wonderful

bakery featuring delicious scones, pastries, cakes and more. Saxonburg Coffee & Tea - Stop by this idyllic coffee shop serving up quality beverages in a quaint, historic setting. Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour Combine the unique history of Saxonburg with a walking and tasting tour through the town. You’ll learn interesting facts and sample from a variety of local restaurants and cafes. The Mainstay at Saxonburg Get cozy at this charming B&B located along Main Street, just steps away from shopping and dining.

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Hotel Saxonburg - Eat and stay at this historical hotel where you’ll enjoy elegant guest rooms decorated in circa 1832 and fine dining at their on-site restaurant and bar. Armstrong Farms Bed & Breakfast Stay in a renovated rustic farmhouse built in 1816 along the farm grounds. You’ll enjoy scenic views of rolling pastures, green fields and beautiful ponds, along with a variety of activities.

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Slippery Rock Slippery Rock intrigues thousands of visitors each year, and is one of the prettiest places in western Pennsylvania. A signature rock waterfall and brick and rock sidewalks complement storefronts, while old-fashioned street lamps and a gazebo add nostalgic charm. Home to Slippery Rock University (SRU), the town is popular among college students who seek a small-town campus atmosphere. During the school year, SRU offers noteworthy performing arts series, student performances, art galleries and sporting events to attend, providing many opportunities for cultural enrichment. Old Stone House - Take a tour of the Old Stone House Museum, a historic inn built in 1822 that was used as a stagecoach stop and tavern along the Pittsburgh-Erie Pike. SRU purchased it and it’s managed by faculty and students from the University’s history department. The museum is also used for special events and a variety of reenactments.

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Kaleidoscope Arts Festival - This artsy college town really comes to life during this event. Situated on the SRU campus and sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival showcases the best of SRU’s departments of Dance, Music, Theatre, Literacy and Visual Arts. This 13-day festival also includes a Children’s Earth Day celebration along with other activities throughout the town. Outdoor Adventure - With its convenient location along the Slippery Rock Creek and proximity to Moraine State Park, Jennings Environmental Education Center and the North Country Trail,

Slippery Rock is a magnet for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking, kayaking and geocaching are some popular activities, along with disc golf. There is a disc golf course right on the university’s campus which was used as part of a world championship! WestPark Alpacas - If you’re looking for another way to explore Slippery Rock, head over to WestPark Alpacas for an up-close experience with the animals. Stop by for a visit, feed alpacas and even purchase unique souvenirs like cozy alpaca socks and scarves.

North Country Brewing Company Slippery Rock is also home to Butler County’s first brew pub, North Country Brewing Company. Critically acclaimed, this unusual pub serves sturdy fare straight from the farm and offers a large variety of handcrafted beers and sodas. Over the years, North Country Brewing Company has featured over 100 different types of beers, ranging from traditional reds and stouts, to more outlandish and experimental brews such as bacon-flavored brews and chai tea-infused ales.

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The Birdwatcher’s Store - Visit the store with the region’s largest selection of bird feeders and houses, pole systems, nesting boxes, gifts and more! This unique attraction sits on 3.5 acres of an Auduboncertified wildlife sanctuary and offers a variety of educational classes that are open to the public. The Birdwatcher’s Store is a popular destination of wild bird enthusiasts of all ages.

North Country Canning Facility - Located just down the road, is North Country Brewing Company’s production facility. They provide brewery tours that are free and open to the general public, and even “man’s best friend” can join you for a beer...Bring your dog with you on Fridays for “Yappy Hour” and enjoy food and drink specials.

Mystery Mayhem Escape Room - Enjoy a fun night out with friends as you race against the clock to find clues and solve puzzles in order to escape the room.

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After a day of adventure and exploration in the great outdoors, rest your head at one of these delightful spots, all offering a unique and relaxing experience for guests.

Oakview Golf Club - Grab your golf clubs and head over to this challenging, semi-private golf course nestled in the rolling hills of Slippery Rock. You’ll enjoy playing a riveting round of golf and ending the day at their 19th Hole Bar.

Creek View Manor - Positioned on 40 manicured acres overlooking the quiet waters of Slippery Rock Creek, Creek View Manor offers two beautiful vacation homes; a charming country cottage and a rustic farmhouse.

DR Distillery - Stop in for a drink or buy a bottle of their famous rums or whiskeys that’s handcrafted in the woods of western Pennsylvania. With a focus on local ingredients and innovative flavors, DR Distillery offers a variety of options to feature in your favorite cocktail.

Applebutter Inn - Country charm awaits you at this quaint B&B. Featuring 12 rooms with different themes, Applebutter Inn provides guests with cozy accommodations and a delicious home-cooked breakfast.

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Fairfield Inn & Suites - Slippery Rock - Relax in spacious, contemporary rooms at this modern hotel that’s conveniently located near Slippery Rock University.


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Start the morning off right, EAT at Brown’s Country Kitchen. Noted for their breakfast, Brown’s makes everything from scratch and has big portions, at low prices. You’ll love the true country meal and the friendly atmosphere.

local shops that offer specialty items you can’t find

Practically right down the road is Nicolette’s Tailor Shop & Specialty Gifts. In this quaint little shop, you can treat yourself to something new, pick up a gift for someone you love or grab a souvenir to commemorate the day.

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comfortable community for its residents and offers a variety of activities. Here, you can sleep under the stars at an award-winning campground and visit

Nestled among the tall trees, Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest Kampground gives visitors an exceptional camping experience. From tent and RV sites to cabins and yurts, Kozy Rest Kampground offers a wide variety of camping options, amenities and outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy. Scheduled activities take place throughout the day, like a meet and greet with Yogi Bear and friends, train rides, arts and crafts at the recreation center

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Snag a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon traversing Moraine State Park. Once your tummy starts rumbling again, have food delivered by Pizza Joe’s of Portersville or visit the Snowman on your way out, just five minutes from the park. This giant guy is a popular roadside attraction serving delicious frozen treats.

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three events per year – spring, summer and autumn. Each festival features demonstrations of all kinds (tractor pulls, oil field engines, steam engines, saw milling, etc.), as well as the Vintage Village that offers train rides, shops, crafts, flea markets, antique cars and more. Don’t forget to have some home-made ice cream!

Night Choose from a variety of cozy STAY accommodations in Portersville like the Muddy Creek Retreat or the Bluethistle Bed & Breakfast. Located just 1.5 miles from Moraine State Park, the Muddy Creek Retreat is a beautifully renovated, log home that sits on top of a peaceful twelve-acre ridge. The Bluethistle Bed & Breakfast is a charming inn located near restaurants, specialty shops and major parks and offers quaint and comfortable rooms ideal for couples and families alike. They also provide a gourmet homemade breakfast for their guests.

As an alternative, spend the afternoon at the Portersville Steam Show. They hold

and more. There’s also a swimming pool, mini golf, an arcade, dog park, playground, jump zone and even a few new additions like Laser Tag, an RC Track for remote control vehicles and Gaga Ball, a fast paced, high energy sport played in an octagonal pit. While you’re in Harrisville be sure to stop by Willie’s Smoke House for mouth-watering smoked meats and cheeses. Here you can get an assortment of specialty cheeses and smoked meats like turkey, pork, beef and more. This splendid town captivates visitors with its gorgeous scenery, unique campsites and specialty markets.

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If you enjoy deciphering clues and are up for a challenging adventure, then you’ll really enjoy treasure hunting in Butler County. Several businesses host treasure hunts during the year by hiding promotional items throughout the county, posting clues to social media and encouraging the public to go find them. During the summer, both Fun Fore All and Playthings Etc. share complex riddles on their Facebook page about hidden treasures. Fun Fore All hides themed rocks redeemable for Fun Cards when found while Playthings Etc. hides a variety of gift cards. Other types of prizes can also be found in the Butler Area Marble Hunt, an ongoing area-wide treasure hunt for handmade, glass marbles, pendants and figurines valued at $25 - $150. Glass blowing artists from the Glass Blowing Center and other contributors hide beautiful marbles and post photos of the location on their Facebook group. Treasure seekers are then challenged to find the marble only using the photos as their clues.

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Uncovering History in Butler County! Did you know that Butler County is the birthplace of the Jeep and the county’s “claim to fame”? It’s also home to a restored train station dating back to the early 1900s, a historic graveyard guarded by a revolving one-ton stone gate and Asian art and German Meissen porcelain.

History & Heritage Directory Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour 866-736-6343 www.burghfoodtour.com Connecting people to communities through food. Burgh Bits and Bites Food Tour is a food tasting adventure and historic walking tour of Saxonburg and city of Pittsburgh communities. Butler County Historical Society 123 W. Diamond St., Butler, PA 16001 724-283-8116 www.butlerhistory.com Visit the 1828 Senator Lowrie House Museum, plus two seasonal museums! Home of a unique Bantam jeep and trailers. See website for museum hours and events. Butler Old Stone House Region AACA Butler, PA 16001 www.aacabosh.org A nonprofit antique automobile club dedicated to maintaining and preserving Butler-built cars, which include the Huselton, Standard, American Bantam Car Company (Jeep and Bantam) and American Austin. Cranberry Township Historical Society 2525 Rochester Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-612-5730 www.explorecranberry.org/ovg Step back in time to the school days of 1874 with a visit to Sample Schoolhouse, located at 2525 Rochester Road in Cranberry Township. 24

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t’s hard to believe that all of these intriguing pieces of history, along with many more, reside in a single county. Butler County embraces its rich history and heritage and celebrates the past by preserving unique architecture and artifacts with the help of historical societies and museums. The influence of the past is clear as you venture through each town that has been shaped by years prior. The architecture in Saxonburg takes you back to early Germany. The old log and brick buildings of Harmony, along with its museums, make it one of

western Pennsylvania’s most historically important places and a National Historic Landmark District. Murals in downtown Butler bring the past to life with historically significant images. Stepping inside Cranberry’s Sample Schoolhouse transports you back to the late 1800s. Slippery Rock’s Old Stone House hosts several events, group tours and reenactments. Evans City’s museum keeps the town’s short but exciting oil boom alive. The Buhl and Passavant Houses retain unique artifacts from some of Zelienople’s first prominent families. Many

Evans City Historical Society 204C S. Jackson St. Evans City, PA 16033 724-538-3629 www.evanscityhistory.com The Evans City Historical Society features its very own museum containing artifacts and memorabilia of the oil boom, railroads and Night of the Living Dead.

Mars Area History & Landmark Society 1 Brickyard Rd., P.O. Box 58 Mars, PA 16046 724-625-4478 www.marshistory.org Restored train station, caboose, indoor/ outdoor museum. Ride our miniature railroad. Open every Friday, annual open house first Saturday of October. Pavilion for rental.

Historic Harmony See listing below.

Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area 623 E. 8th Ave. Homestead, PA 15120 412-464-4020 x46 www.riversofsteel.com Celebrate Butler County’s many exciting attractions with custom-designed group tour packages! Tours include historical, cultural, culinary and much more. Packages include step-on guides, taste samplings and giveaways!

Maridon Museum 322 N. McKean St. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-0123 www.maridon.org Join us for a unique exhibit of Asian art coupled with Meissen porcelain. Enjoy a walk through history where sculptures of ivory, jade, and porcelain tell a story of East meeting West. Call ahead to reserve a docent-guided tour or take a self-guided tour for your convenience. See our ad on page 5.

Saxonburg Museum/Cooper Hall 157 N. Rebecca St. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-1400 x3 www.visitsaxonburgpa.com

Historic Harmony Harmony Museum 218 Mercer St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-7341 www.harmonymuseum.org Museum open afternoons Tuesday thru Sunday. Hear local stories that shaped America and the world… from George Washington’s 1753 visit that sparked European war, to the communal Harmony Society, to local “Kentucky” rifles. Plus, fun events: Quilt Show, Garden Fair, Antique Gun Show, Concerts, German Christmas Market, New Year’s Eve celebration.

sites in the county have been named to the National Register of Historic Places, and it isn’t hard to see why. Preserving our history and heritage is important here, so get ready for a history-filled day as you blast through the past of Butler County.

Saxonburg is a small community in southeast Butler County, founded in 1832 by John Roebling, who perfected wire rope and built the Brooklyn Bridge. The History Hobo Butler, PA 16001 724-282-6630 www.thehistoryhobo.com Talks and tours from a guide with a passion for sharing stories and making local, regional and national history fun for people of all ages. The Old Stone House Museum 2856 William Flynn Hwy. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-738-2409 www.oldstonehousePA.org The Stone House is a historic inn and museum. Built in 1822, it served a stagecoach stop and tavern along the Pittsburgh-Erie Pike. Washington’s Trail - 1753 724-290-1700 www.washingtonstrail.org Washington’s Trail - 1753 is a driving route through western Pennsylvania. Traversing modern highways, the route commemorates young George Washington’s first military expedition. Zelienople Historical Society 243 S. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-9457 www.zeliehistory.org ZHS operates Passavant House and Buhl House history museums, and the Lester Mohr Research Library. Tours available by appointment.


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n 1753, the imperial nations of France and Great Britain and the Native Americans all claimed control of the Ohio Country, the area encompassing present-day western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio. Acting on orders from Virginia Governor Robert Dinwiddie, twenty-one-year-old George Washington embarked upon a dangerous expedition north from Williamsburg to deliver a diplomatic message to the French ordering them to evacuate the region. Already the French had erected three forts to reinforce their claim to the area: Fort Presque Isle (Erie, PA), Fort LeBoeuf (Waterford, PA) and Fort Machault (Franklin, PA). During his journey to the French forts in the winter of 1753-1754, young Washington encountered many hazards. There were excessive rains and vast quantities of snow. He was nearly shot by an Indian guide and nearly drowned in the icy waters of the Allegheny River near present-day Pittsburgh. When Washington returned to Williamsburg in January 1754, he reported to the governor that the French intended to remain entrenched in the Ohio Country. This marked the beginning of the military struggle known as the French and Indian War. Blue road signs with Washington’s silhouette mark a commemorative trail throughout western Pennsylvania. (The trail is considered commemorative, as sections of the actual path are open to debate.) Relive Washington’s first military expedition with Butler County Tourism’s Washington’s Trail Brochure, which will guide you along the drive-it-yourself tour, offering interesting history about this mission. There are also plenty of historical and natural attractions along the way!

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Blackwood Arts

ucked away in northeastern Butler County lies an oasis for arts and culture enthusiasts; Blackwood Arts is defined by its rare artwork, beautiful landscaping, and most importantly, world-class organ music. While waiting for a performance to begin, guests are welcome to explore the Blackwood grounds. Each corner of the property is decorated with unique buildings and unexpected surprises. At the beginning of each hour, the sound of bells chime through the air from the clocktower nestled in the trees. The brick, four-story building hosts a 1960s vintage Schulmerich carillon and a sixfoot-wide clock face. The Spring House, distinguished by an arched bridge over a small pond, is a short walk on a path along the outskirts of the woods, its second-floor often occupied by the featured performer. The polished grounds provide a little something for anyone willing to venture along the paved, tree-lined pathways. The main attraction is the theater organ performance in the Music Room. Known for accompanying silent films, the theater organ was initially created to replace the need for a full orchestra while giving life to motion pictures. This amazing instrument is able to replicate sounds from flutes to percussion, and requires masterful musicians to utilize its full potential. The intention of Blackwood Arts is to showcase a traditional movie house experience as a work of art. Founders Ben Robertson and Don Fink purchased the property in 1970 and quickly began work designing and building their own structures among the rolling terrain. Soon, the pair bought and refurbished a Wurlitzer pipe theater organ and started to host concerts featuring internationally-acclaimed organists. Concerts are held June through October, kicking off their season with a free recital performed by students receiving scholarships from Blackwood Arts, soon followed by a Make-A-Wish benefit concert. Oftimes, you can find a performance that accompanies a silent movie. If you love music, Blackwood Arts is 25 a one-of-a-kind experience! 25


Let's Talk Sports Golf Courses

Buffalo Golf Course 201 Monroe Rd. Sarver, PA 16055 724-353-2440 www.buffalogolfpa.com Buffalo takes pride in offering a premium golfing experience at an affordable price. Rolling, yet flat terrain. One of the best golfing experiences in the Pittsburgh area! Conley Resort & Golf Club 740 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-7711 www.conleyresort.com Conley Resort features an 18-hole golf course. It’s truly an oasis for the serious golfer. See our ad on page 58.

Cranberry Highlands Golf Course Cranberry Highlands Golf Course 5601 Freshcorn Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-7372 www.cranberryhighlands.com Golf Digest named Cranberry Highlands Pennsylvania’s Best Municipal Golf Course. Enjoy its scenic amenities. Experience its Audubon-certified sanctuary. Test its championship links. Savor its Clubhouse cuisine and reserve its updated meeting and banquet rooms for your next special event. See our ad on page 53. Hiland Golf Course 106 Saint Wendelin Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-287-8814 www.hilandgolfcourse.net Signature hole number 18 is a 465-yard, par four, requiring a tee shot up a dogleg right fairway that plays uphill from tee to green.

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Lake Arthur Golf Club 255 Isle Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-865-2765 www.lakearthur.com Lake Arthur is proud to offer conditions consistent with the finest country clubs, including some of the best greens around, while offering the friendly service you’d expect from a familyowned course. Oakview Golf Club 160 Ralston Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-794-1173 x4 www.oakviewgolfclub.com Oakview Golf Club is a semi-private course nestled in the rolling hills of Slippery Rock offering the 19th Hole Bar, pro shop, and banquet facilities. Rowan Road Driving Range & Golf Shop 8034 Rowan Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-5100 www.rowanroaddrivingrange.com This expansive outdoor range features 40 hitting stations, two grass tee areas and laser measured targets. On-site regripping and repair, PGA instruction, and custom clubs. Authorized Ping Golf dealer. Strawberry Ridge Golf Course and Restaurant 135 McNulty Ln. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-4022 www.strawberryridgegolfcourse.com Strawberry Ridge Golf Course is a scenic, par 70, 18-hole public golf course and restaurant with hand cut steaks, great sandwiches and homemade soups Suncrest Golf Course 137 Brownsdale Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-5508 www.suncrestgolf.com A friendly public golf course with rolling, contoured fairways and postage stamp greens. Most holes are tree-lined and provide an exciting challenge for all. After a successful round of golf, stop in the newlyremodeled Suncrest Grille. See our ad on page 58.

Butler County, PA has been the destination for many regional, national and international sports competitions. The Butler County Sports Commission provides the dedication and level of service our sports event planners deserve. We offer first-rate sports parks, stadiums, arenas and many versatile outdoor venues with the ability to customize your event to your specific needs.

www.SportsinButlerCounty.com

Sports & Sports Venues ARMCO Park 341 Centreville Pike, Rt. 173 Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-287-4733 www.bcfymca.org This 75-acre park is a beautiful community resource that is open to the public and features a playground, picnic pavilions, new horseshoe pits and more. Butler County Family YMCA 339 N. Washington St. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-4733 www.bcfymca.org The Butler County Family YMCA offers something for everyone - including private/group swim lessons and chronic disease prevention programs. Stop in for a tour. Cooper’s Lake 205 Currie Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-368-8710 www.cooperslake.com Host your event here on over 450 acres with a variety of terrains to suit your needs. We have over 40 years of experience helping groups host their events. It’s time to immerse yourself at Cooper’s Lake. Get Fit Families 202 High Acres Rd. Harmony, PA 16037 724-321-4265 www.getfitfamilies.com Get Fit Families is a family fitness company that promotes wellness and triathlon/marathon training. Owned by a regional race director. Michelle Krill Field at Historic Pullman Park 100 Pullman Park Pl. Butler, PA 16001 724-841-0540 www.historicpullmanpark.com First-class facility with all the amenities of a professional ballpark. Call today to book your ball game or special sporting event. Moraine State Park 225 Pleasant Valley Rd. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-8811 www.visitPAParks.com One of the largest parks in PA, offering many outdoor recreational opportunities such as bicycling, boating, swimming, fishing, hiking and disc golf. Eleven lakefront cabins open year-round.

Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Guide 428 Canterbury Tr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 412-352-4922 www.redunmireoutdoors.com With over 40 years of experience, let Richard E. Dunmire, the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Guide, lead you on a fly fishing expedition in Butler County. Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA 2001 Ehrman Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-452-9122 www.rose.bcfymca.org The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Seneca Valley School District 128 Seneca School Rd. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-6040 www.svsd.net Featuring all newly-renovated, versatile facilities capable of hosting all types of events. Slippery Rock University Athletic Department 102 Morrow Field House Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-738-2021 www.Rockathletics.com The SRU Athletic Department sponsors 17 NCAA Division II intercollegiate athletic teams. We are a proud member of the PSAC with over 450 student athletes. UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex ¯ 8000 Cranberry Springs Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-900-2799 www.upmclemieuxsports complex.com The UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex is the official practice facility of the Pittsburgh Penguins, community ice rink and comprehensive outpatient facility for UPMC Sports Medicine. See our ad on page 9. Valencia SportsPark 414 PA-228 Valencia, PA 16059 724-625-8660 www.valenciasportspark.com Valencia SportsPark’s driving range is always open. The outside ball dispenser accepts credit cards so you can golf anytime! Indoor sports facilities coming soon.


B uild M emories

in Butler County

Sometimes you need a little getaway from the hustle and bustle of work, school and busy schedules. Recharge your batteries and embark on a new adventure in Butler County—camping. Choose from any of our eight locations and get ready for an outdoor adventure you’ll never forget.

Campground Directory

We’ve got campgrounds away from it all and some close to local attractions. Whether you’re a tent camper, an RV camper, or plan to rent a cabin or yurt, you’re sure to have an incredible camping experience in the great outdoors of Butler County. So dig out your sleeping bag, pack up the marshmallows and get ready for a good time! Bear Run Campground 184 Badger Hill Rd. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-3564 www.bearruncampground.com The Wehr family hosts a top-rated family camping/cabin experience for reunions or occasion getaways. Immediate access to Lake Arthur’s shoreline and hiking at Moraine and nearby McConnells Mill. See our ad below. Breakneck Campground 1757 Cheeseman Rd. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-3405 www.breakneckcampground.com This beautiful campground is nestled among pines and open areas, ideal for tenting. Campers and outdoor lovers alike will enjoy this peaceful setting complete with modern facilities. Pets welcome!

Buttercup Woodlands Campground 854 Evans City Rd., Renfrew, PA 16053 724-789-9340 www.buttercup.org Enjoy 55 acres of country living. Amenities include: swimming pool, game room, recreation hall, bingo, horseshoes, trolley rides, campground store, cabin rentals, tent areas and large campsites. Indian Brave Campground 159 Perry Hwy., Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-9204 www.indianbravecampground.net Enjoy the wooded surroundings with shaded, level sites as the Native Americans once did many years ago. Seasonal and monthly camping and single and pull-through sites are available.

Lake Arthur Family Campground 243 W. Liberty Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-368-8977 www.LakeArthurFamily Campground.net Bordering Moraine State Park and minutes away from Lake Arthur, this serene 60-acre campground offers large wooded or open sites for a relaxing getaway. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park at Kozy Rest 449 Campground Rd. Harrisville, PA 16038 724-735-2417 www.PittsburghJellystone.com Award-winning park ranked in the top 1% nationwide offers cabin and yurt rentals and great RV sites. Full schedule of activities and family fun with Yogi Bear and friends. See our ad on page 8.

Rose Point Park - Cabins & Camping 8775 Old Rt. 422 New Castle, PA 16101 724-924-2415 www.RosePointPark.com Charming log cabins and yurts, campsites for RVs and tents, heated pool, fishing, hiking and biking, playgrounds, scheduled activities and free WiFi. “It’s more than getting away, it’s getting together!”

#ButlerCountyCamping Western PA

BEAR RUN CAMPGROUND Since 1975

Family Recreation & Lodging Bordering Beautiful Moraine State Park

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The Great Outdoors

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little did we know, Butler County’s most visited destination was being formed by mother nature herself. After the glaciers retreated, it left behind accumulations of debris and sediment which is how the park got its name: moraine. Today, Moraine State Park is Butler County’s biggest attraction consisting of 16,725 acres of sprawling beauty and sees over two million visitors throughout the year.

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Moraine State Park

What if there was a place you could go that offers outdoor adventure and discovery year round—A place where you can explore scenic trails, bike along the glistening shoreline, or even enjoy a round of disc golf on a championship course. Introducing Moraine State Park, Butler County’s top attraction! There’s so much that this State Park has in store... the only question is, what are you going to do first? Fishing:

You’ll be hooked when fishing at Moraine State Park. Enjoy your time on the calm waters of Lake Arthur consisting of 3,225 acres. Rent a boat or bring your own, but only 20hp motors are permitted. Lake Arthur features many boat launches and great fishing spots. Common species include Northern Pike, Largemouth Bass, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie and Bluegill.

Boating:

Another favorite activity is boating, and there are many options at Moraine State Park. From canoes and kayaks to sailboats and pontoon boats, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The park has nine public boat launches and boat rentals as well. For non-motorized boats, consider launching at Pleasant Valley on the South Shore. The North Shore has a wonderful launch at the McDanels Area. For a truly peaceful experience, paddle in the cove past the cabins.

Biking:

A scenic 7-mile paved bike path located on the north shore winds its way throughout the park and alongside the shoreline. The trail can be accessed at many places in the Lakeview Beach and Watts Bay Marina areas. This scenic trail is not a loop and has several grades and curves. The north shore also features a 6-mile loop trail for mountain bikes. This technical trail is for experienced off-road riders in good physical condition who have equipment for off-road riding. It was named one of the most technical mountain bike trails in the world!

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Nautical Nature: The park’s premiere excursion is the Nautical Nature, an enclosed pontoon boat that provides guided cruises giving passengers the opportunity to learn about the area’s history and wildlife within Moraine State Park. Cruises are offered on the weekends from May through October and guests often see bald eagles, osprey and other waterfowl while on the tour. The Nautical Nature also offers environmental programs, brunch and dinner cruises, and private charters for business meetings, seminars and parties.

Swimming:

Head over to the north shore for an exciting game of disc golf at Lakeview Disc Golf Course. This 18-hole disc golf course is a par 66 championship level course that offers spectacular views and scenery while challenging disc golfers with a strenuous but rewarding workout. The course was used as part of the 2015 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships!

SurfSUP Adventures provides stand up paddleboarding lessons, guided ecotours, board rentals, and sales. Stand up paddleboarding, also known as “SUP,” is a beginner and family friendly pursuit and one of the best ways to experience Pennsylvania’s beautiful waterways. You will be provided with all the necessary equipment and can look forward to sharing the experience with SurfSUP Adventures’ expert guides and instructors.

This beautiful park features 38 miles of trails that wander through forests and grassy areas, along lake edges and past wetlands. You can also hike along the Glacier Ridge Trail, which is a part of The North Country National Scenic Trail that stretches all the way from North Dakota to New York. For your safety and to protect the resource, please stay on the trails.

Make a splash on Lake Arthur! Moraine State Park features two beaches, Pleasant Valley Beach and Lakeview Beach. The Pleasant Valley Beach is located on the south shore and is a 1,200-foot turf and sand beach with a sand volleyball court. Lakeview Beach is on the north shore and is a 550foot sand beach.

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Outdoor Adventure is at Your Fingertips panning approximately 4,600 miles across seven states, The North Country National Scenic Trail (NCT) is the only national trail to stretch west to east, and is enjoyed year-round. Winding along streams and throughout the rolling hills of Butler County, the NCT runs through Jennings Environmental Education Center and Butler Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main attraction, Moraine State Park. With several access points, the trail offers scenic views of Lake Arthur, protected prairies and the forest. Even if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t complete the entire trail, start by hiking the picturesque portions that can be enjoyed right here in Butler County.

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ituated on 300 acres, Jennings Environmental Education Center provides a unique combination of protected prairie and forest and is the only protected prairie system in Pennsylvania. One of the park’s main features, the 20-acre prairie ecosystem, is home to distinctive prairie plants and the endangered Massasauga rattlesnake (don’t worry, they are shy). The most noteworthy and spectacular prairie flower is the Liatris Spicata or Blazing Star. Another feature of the park includes a five-mile system of trails that meanders through various terrain, giving hikers the opportunity to experience diverse habitats. Not only can you hike along various trails, but the center provides education about the environment and covers topics like fossils, trees, wildflowers, ecosystems, maple sugaring and more. Visitors can learn more about this beautiful prairie and forest through new exhibits displayed at Jennings. Exhibits can be viewed Mon.- Fri. from 8 AM 4 PM, and on weekends when programs are scheduled. But perhaps the most popular time to visit is during “Celebrate the Bloom,” a festival hosted annually by Jennings featuring nature explorations, engaging demonstrations, local artisans and food and live entertainment.

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n English garden consisting of 88 acres, Preston Park features walking trails, fishing ponds, wildlife, and numerous unique plants, and continues to captivate residents and visitors alike. With 40 types of evergreen trees located in the Arboretum, the property boasts the largest concentration of its kind east of the Mississippi.

Succop Nature Park

Todd Nature Reserve

perated by the Western Pennsylvania Audubon Society, Succop Nature Park, formerly Succop Conservancy, beautifully sprawls throughout 50 acres of woodlands, gardens and lush meadows. Located in Penn Township, the property also contains two ponds, dog-friendly walking trails, and open natural spaces that can be used for a variety of outdoor activities. These areas offer a serene environment attracting visitors of all ages who seek to connect with birds and nature.

lso operated by the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania, Todd Nature Reserve, located in Sarver, provides visitors with an abundance of scenic hiking trails and birding opportunities. This 334-acre nature reserve features five miles of trails, three streams and a man-made pond.

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Succop Nature Park was established for the purpose of providing an environmental and cultural education center for the community. They offer on-site classes open to the public, year-round naturalist-led free morning walks and more. One of the major events hosted by Succop is Maple Madness that takes place annually in March. During Maple Madness, visitors experience the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of maple sugaring as they embark on a guided hike throughout the park followed by a pancake brunch. Continuing their educational mission, Succop Nature Park will be transforming their 1880 bank barn into their public center. The lower-level will include a large classroom, retail space, restrooms, and the upper-level will be transformed into a large event space. The T. W. Phillips facility will also be topped with a WindStax vertical wind turbine and is predicted to be ready in spring of 2019.

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The one-mile Loop Trail runs around the circumference of Todd Nature Reserve with shorter trails cutting across it. The Ravine Trail is the most difficult trail and includes several small stream crossings. The area is known to be a habitat for a multitude of birds. In fact, over 180 species of birds have been found on-site, providing important habitat for the pileated woodpecker, scarlet tanager, and Kentucky warbler. During the warmer months, the Audubon Society conducts naturalist-led free “Birds and More Walks” through the reserve giving visitors the opportunity to spot other animals like deer, bears and unique species of plants. This tranquill reserve is the perfect place for outdoor lovers to explore trails and take in the sights and sounds of nature, providing an exceptional experience for all. Todd Nature Reserve is opened year-round from dawn to dusk (except during deer hunting season) and is one of the oldest reserves in Pennsylvania, having just turned 77 in 2019.

This area has one of the most significant clusters of osprey nests in Pennsylvania. Watch as osprey nest along the shoreline of Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park. A Live Stream will be provided on our website from March through August.

Named after Frank Preston, an English-born conservationist and expert in glass technology, he was instrumental in founding the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy. Dr. Preston lived on the grounds and utilized the space for his research. Formerly a private residence, Preston Park was a gift to Butler Township in 2011 from the late Jane and Dr. Frank Preston. His

laboratory and home are on-site and are available for guided tours. Guided tours of the park are offered throughout the year, and various volunteer groups and organizations act as stewards of the park by maintaining the grounds, adding trail signs and a butterfly habitat. Visitors can also enjoy picnics, hiking, bird watching and the outdoor theater during warmer weather.

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Glade Run Lake

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ocated in Middlesex Township, Glade Run Lake is a 50-acre man-made lake surrounded by 100 acres of luscious woodlands and is a treasure for the Butler community. Used for recreation, conservation, and education this beautiful lake is a wonderful attraction for families and tourist alike.

perated by Butler County Parks & Recreation Department, Alameda Park is located in Butler and brings the residents of Butler County a variety of quality, affordable recreational opportunities. This beautiful park features playgrounds, picnic areas, numerous shelter facilities, a community waterpark and is handicap accessible.

Glade Run Lake was once a premiere big bass fishing hole, but was drained after the earthen dam was declared unsafe. Since its reopening in 2017, The Glade Run Lake Conservancy (GRLC), a nonprofit, grass roots community organization, has gone to great lengths aiding in the park’s restoration by restoring the fish and avian population, creating a 1.5 mile walking trail, constructing a handicapped accessible fishing deck and more! GRLC offers fishing and motorless boating to thousands and ongoing preservation and improvement of Glade Run Lake remains the mission of this group.

Alameda Waterpark is a great place to cool down on a hot summer day. Visitors can enjoy the Pirate’s Cove Splash Pad, enclosed tube slides, toddler zero entries, picnic tables, umbrellas and the diving well that features a rock wall, diving boards, and a drop slide. The park’s newest and perhaps the most talked-about addition is the recently designed 20-mile mountain bike and hiking trail system. Currently, there are seven miles of trails that are complete with the remainder still under construction. In cooperation with Trail Pittsburgh, the trails at Alameda Singletrack are being built according to the International Mountain Bike Association’s (IMBA) sustainability guidelines, all within the comprehensive plan for the park. The trails are appropriate for all levels of riders and emphasize flow and fun over technical obstacles and rock gardens. Integrated into this mountain bike adventure are rolling contours, banked corners and berms. Make Alameda Park your next outdoor recreation destination!

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Butler-Freeport Community Trail Butler County’s only Rails-to-Trails trail

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The Butler-Freeport Community Trail is a rail-trail, preserving the route of Butler County’s first railroad (1871), the Western Pennsylvania Railroad, which connected the City of Butler to the Allegheny River port of Freeport. As a rails-to-trails project, the 21-mile trail offers a level, natural crushed limestone surface with a gradual uphill grade as it travels north (barely noticeable to walkers) and the converse downhill grade as it travels south (greatly enjoyed by bicyclists). Dogs are welcome but required to be on a leash and under the control of the person walking them on the trail.

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Great Outdoors Directory 3MJC (Moraine, McConnells Mill, Jennings Commission) 225 Pleasant Valley Rd. Portersville, PA 16051 www.3mjc.org 3MJC is a nonprofit state parks friends group that supports our local parks to help them achieve their educational, conservation and recreational goals. Adams Township 690 Valencia Rd., Mars, PA 16046 724-625-2221 www.adamstwp.org Life in Adams Township has grown over the years and the surrounding area is thriving with new residential developments and commercial establishments.

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Allegheny Aquatic Alliance 111 Twin Creek Ln. Freedom, PA 15042 724-371-0416 www.alleghenyaquaticalliance.com We are a local nonprofit organization devoted to water protection. Our goals are to educate the public about our water threats to encourage water preservation and organize waterway cleanups. Allegheny Valley Land Trust Sarver Tr. Head 569 Sarver Rd. Sarver, PA 16055 724-543-4478 www.alleghenyvalleylandtrust.org AVLT protects and converts railroad

corridors into trails for public use. While maintaining these corridors, we provide opportunities for commuters and outdoor recreational activities. ARMCO Park 341 Centreville Pike, Rt. 173 Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-287-4733 www.bcfymca.org This 75-acre park is a beautiful community resource that is open to the public and features a playground, picnic pavilions, new horseshoe pits and more. Buffalo Township Parks & Recreation 109 Bear Creek Rd. Sarver, PA 16055 724-295-2648

www.buffalotownship.com Come and experience Buffalo Township’s park and recreational areas. We offer hiking, picnicking, fishing, primitive camping, special outdoor community events and more! Butler County Parks & Recreation Department 184 Alameda Park Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-284-5383 www.co.butler.pa.us The Butler County Parks and Recreation Department operates year-round, bringing the residents of Butler County quality, affordable recreational opportunities at Alameda Park. See our ad on page 4.


Butler Outdoor Club Butler, PA 724-867-0261 www.butleroutdoorclub.org The Butler Outdoor Club promotes outdoor education and provides year-round activities such as hiking, backpacking, biking, birding, kayaking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. All ages/abilities are welcome. Butler-Freeport Community Trail Council Saxonburg, PA 16056 www.butlerfreeporttrail.org Preserves the route of Butler County’s first railroad. Level, natural crushed limestone surface. Enjoyed by all ages for walking, jogging, hiking, bicycling and cross-country skiing. Cranberry Township Parks & Recreation Department 2525 Rochester Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-779-4 FUN (4386) www.Cranberry4FUN.com Beautiful parks with athletic fields, shelters, picnic tables, dog park, outdoor amphitheater, waterpark and skate park, plus year-round programs for all ages and interests. Evans City Pool & Park 154 W. Main St. Evans City, PA 16033 724-538-8920 www.edcopark.com Nestled in the beautiful hills of Evans City, EDCO Park offers a community park, pool, recreation and event services to Evans City, neighboring communities and the greater public. Four Seasons Game Bird Farm 115 List Hill Rd. Valencia, PA 16059 724-898-2316 www.fourseasonsgamebirdfarm.com Call to schedule pheasant and chukar hunts on our beautiful farm! Bring your own dog or we can book a dog and guide for you. Glade Run Lake Conservancy, Inc. (GRLC) 724-898-2263 www.gladerunlakeconservancy.org GRLC is dedicated to the improvement of this beautiful 50-acre lake under restoration in Middlesex Township. Its surrounding 100-acre wooded park includes animal habitats and trails. Jennings Environmental Education Center 2951 Prospect Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-794-6011 www.visitpaparks.com Discover a unique 20-acre prairie, explore peaceful wooded hiking trails, and enjoy a wide variety of natural, historical and recreational programs. Open every day, year-round.

Moraine State Park 225 Pleasant Valley Rd. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-8811 www.visitPAParks.com One of the largest parks in PA, offering many outdoor recreational opportunities such as bicycling, boating, swimming, fishing, hiking and disc golf. Eleven lakefront cabins open year-round. North Country Trail AssociationButler Chapter Butler, PA 16001 724-453-1685 www.northcountrytrail.org/but Developing, promoting and maintaining the North Country National Scenic Trail’s pathway in and around Butler County, Pennsylvania, offering 47 miles of adventure into the PA countryside. Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Guide 428 Canterbury Tr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 412-352-4922 www.redunmireoutdoors.com With over 40 years of experience, let Richard E. Dunmire, the Pennsylvania Fly Fishing Guide, lead you on a fly fishing expedition in Butler County. Pittsburgh Flying Disc Moraine State Park Portersville, PA 16051 412-760-4346 www.pfds.org Promoting flying disc sports and games through events, programs and publications dedicated to public education, community involvement and other related charitable purposes. Preston Park - Butler Township 290 S. Duffy Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-3430 www.butlertwp.org Visitors can enjoy the trails and unique landscape of Preston Park, the estate of Dr. and Mrs. Preston. Located at 415 South Eberhart Road, Butler. Slippery Rock Area Parks & Recreation Department 320 N. Main St. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-794-8180 www.slipperyrockpark-rec.org SRAP&R offers a variety of yearround activities for all ages. The park also has the facilities to hold your parties, reunions, picnics and special occasions. Spoke House Bike Rental 157 N. Shore Dr. Portersville, PA 16051 724-944-3239 www.morainepreservationfund.org/ category/biketrail/23.html Enjoy Moraine State Park on bike! Single, multi gear, tag-a-longs, children’s and tandem bikes, gear and child pull-behind trailers. Paved trail.

The Birdwatcher’s Store

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Western PA’s birding HQ.

Binoculars, spotting scopes, digiscope mounts, guides, feeders, nesting boxes, bird houses, fresh quality seed, gifts and other cool stuff. (Whew!) All in a century-old school house on 3.5 acres of Audubon certified wildlife sanctuary.

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The Birdwatchers Store 630 New Castle Rd. (Rte. 108) Slippery Rock, PA

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Spring Valley Park Clinton Township 220 Victory Rd. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-9000 www.myclintontwp.net/springvalley-park Clinton Township’s hidden jewel. Bring your kids to the playground, your picnic to the pavilion and your walking shoes to the rustic, wooded trail!

The Owlet Gift Shop, Moraine Preservation Fund 118 N. Shore Dr. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-9185 www.morainepreservationfund.org Located at McDanel’s Boat launch in Moraine State Park. We offer scenic boat tours and a variety of gifts, books and guides. See our ad on page 38.

Succop Nature Park 185 W. Airport Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-2591 www.aswp.org We welcome you to the Succop Nature Park for your next event, meeting or retreat. Explore the lush landscapes, ponds, walking trails and more during your visit.

Todd Nature Reserve Kepple Rd., (Past Buffalo Golf Course) Buffalo Twp., PA 412-963-6100 www.aswp.org We invite you to explore Todd Nature Reserve’s hiking trails and abundant natural beauty. The pristine landscape provides a welcome retreat from the highly-manicured suburban world.

SurfSUP Adventures 229 Howes Run Rd. Sarver, PA 16055 724-989-7259 www.surfsupadventures.com Add to your bucket list! SurfSUP Adventures provides stand up paddleboarding lessons and eco-tours in Moraine State Park, Pittsburgh and Oakmont for all ages and skill levels!

Zelienople Community Park/ Community Park Association 402 E. Beaver St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-0231 www.myzeliepark.org Experience this vibrant community park offering year-round programming and events for all ages, new swimming pool, shelter/amphitheater rentals, concerts, tennis courts and baseball fields.

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rab your “Passport to Hoppiness” and navigate your way through the Butler County Beer Circuit, a self-guided trail of local brew pubs. Simply fill up your passport with stamps from each location by ordering a pint or a flight, then bring your completed passport to Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau to claim a commemorative prize. Passports can be picked up at the office, our 35 brochure racks located throughout the county or at participating breweries:

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Butler Brew Works Cellar Works Brewing Co. Missing Links Brewery North Country Brewing Co. Reclamation Brewing Company Recon Brewing ShuBrew: Handcrafted Ales & Food Stick City Brewing Company

Each brew pub offers a variety of unique and local craft beers year-round. You don’t have to travel far for refreshing beers and distinctive menu items—explore something new on the Butler County Beer Circuit.

WARNING: Must be 21 or older to participate. Please drink responsibly.


Agritourism Directory

Fresh from the Farm - Agritourism at it's Finest Did you know that agriculture and tourism are the top two industries in Pennsylvania? Well, when you combine these two facets together, you get “agritourism” and it’s no joke in Butler County. From alpacas to zucchini and everything in between, agritourism is one great industry that includes everything from buying locally-produced goods to visiting farms. Agritourism is a unique way to experience Butler County and provides interesting, entertaining and educational opportunities for visitors and locals alike. Alpaca Palace 102 Knotingham Ln. Butler, PA 16001 724-787-6214 www.alpacapalace.com Alpaca apparel: gloves, sweaters, coats, scarves and socks. Farm tours offered during shop hours or by appointment. Armstrong Farms 155 Westminster Rd. P.O. Box 265 Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-2858 www.armstrongfarms.com Founded in 1816, Armstrong Farms is a host to weddings and corporate events, a supplier of landscape materials, and is an Angus and Shorthorn breeder in southern Butler County. See our ad on page 21. Asgard Acres Alpaca Farm 180 Nursery Rd. Renfrew, PA 16053 724-789-7345 www.asgardacresalpacas.com We offer sales, breeding, and boarding services, but most of all we offer the camaraderie and the much touted “alpaca lifestyle.” We welcome visitors to check out our herd, talk “shop”, or just say hello! Butler County Farm Bureau Butler County, PA www.facebook.com pabcfarmbureau Butler County Farm Bureau is working through our grassroots organization to enhance and strengthen the lives of those in rural Butler County to build a strong Ag community. Butler Farm Market 901 Evans City Rd. Renfrew, PA 16053 724-486-2194 www.butlerfarmmarket.com We are a full-line produce, deli and meat market featuring local food products and produce. Open year-round. DR Distillery 1140 Kiester Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-290-9403 At DR Distillery, we proudly handcraft and distill whiskeys and rum using techniques handed down over the generations.

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Fairground Market 1138 New Castle Rd. Prospect, PA 16052 724-865-9523 www.fairgroundmarket.com Located directly across from the Big Butler Fairgrounds, this is a great choice for lunch, serving hot foods and deli food and selling tons of groceries and more. Harvest Valley Farm Market & Bakery 6003 Cunningham Rd. Gibsonia, PA 15044 724-898-3276 www.harvestvalleyfarms.com Come and taste the local flavor with a full bakery with 10 different flavors of fruit pies, local fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, honey, jams and jellies. Kiva Han Coffee 711 Thomson Park Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-742-2326 www.kivahan.com We are Pittsburgh’s gourmet coffee roaster located in Butler County, and we work hard to be our customers’ one stop for all of their coffee needs. Mama Rosa’s Restaurant & Sauce Kitchen 263 Old Plank Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-287-7315 www.butlersmamarosas.com Beginning in southern Italy in 1957, Mama Rosa’s has become one of Butler’s favorite restaurants, so stop by to enjoy authentic Italian recipes and satisfying dinners. See our ad on page 4.

in hot and sweet and come in three sizes: 5 oz., 12 oz. and 64 oz. Check our website for using our mustards! North Country Brewing Company 141 S. Main St. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-794-2337 www.northcountrybrewing.com Tradition and quality are the trademarks of our full menu restaurant and whole grain brewery, while always conscious of our fork print. See our ad on the back cover. Rustic Acres Winery 234 Crisswell Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-283-6236 www.rusticacreswinery.com Rustic Acres Winery has a wine for you whether you prefer a dry red, sweet white or anything in between. We also have fruit wines, blends and specialty wines available. Thoma Meat Market 748 Dinnerbell Rd. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-2020 www.thomameat.com Thoma Meat Market is a full-service, federally-inspected, old-fashioned butcher shop and meat market offering hand-selected cuts of meat and recipes. WestPark Alpacas 1037 West Park Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-738-9380 www.westparkalpacas.com Enjoy alpaca farm events and tours,

classes and demonstrations, or shop for alpaca items utilizing our fiber in woven and felted fabrics for custom designed, farm produced accessories and toys. Winfield Winery 1026 Winfield Rd. Cabot, PA 16023 724-352-9589 www.winfieldwinery.com Come taste our 30+ handcrafted wines that have received over 80 awards, featuring our blackberry wine which was awarded the 2014 Governors Cup at the PA Farm Show. Zanella Milling 111 Main St. West Sunbury, PA 16061 724-637-2864 One of the last producers of buckwheat flour in Butler County, Zanella Milling provides a fresh, pure product to many of our region’s retailers and restaurants. See our ad below.

Keep it Local! Butler Baskets contain locallymade goodies including chocolate, buckwheat pancake mix, seasonings, chocolate, jam, sauces and other fantastic Butler County products. Call Speckled Hen Chocolate Co. at 724-352-4840 to order.

Marburger Farm Dairy 1506 Mars-Evans City Rd. Evans City, PA 16033 724-538-4752 www.marburgerdairy.com Beginning in 1938, Marburger Farm Dairy has expanded into an entire operation offering a variety of drink products, eggs, bread and ice cream, and is open for tours. Miller’s Mustard 139 Golfview Dr. Gibsonia, PA 15044 412-894-7172 www.millersmustard.com Featuring specialty banana pepper mustards, Miller’s Mustards are available 866-856-8444 / VisitButlerCounty.com / 2019 Official Visitors Guide 39


Family Fun Directory

Family Fun for Everyone BounceU 141 Zehner School Rd., Ste. 300 Zelienople, PA 16063 724-935-8555 www.bounceu.com/jacksons-pointe-pa BounceU, where birthday parties come to life. We specialize in private parties and have two climate-controlled rooms filled with giant inflatables. We have scheduled open bounce sessions for the public. Butler’s Great Escape 134 S. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-822-0562 www.butlersgreatescape.com The Escape Room is a one-of-a-kind physical adventure game. Are your teammates resourceful, creative and crafty enough to meeting the escape challenge? Conley Resort & Golf Club 740 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-7711 www.conleyresort.com Pirate’s Cove is the perfect family destination place for that special party. Two slides, water cannon, and a party room. See our ad on page 58. Cranberry Community Waterpark 450 N. Boundary Park Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-779-4 FUN (4386) www.Cranberry4FUN.com/Waterpark Renovated waterpark includes 500-gallon dump bucket, spray pad, climbing wall, heating mechanism and water filtration system. In-pool benches with “sunbrellas.” Open Memorial Day Labor Day. Family Bowlaway Fun Center & 11th Frame Bar and Grille 540 Fairground Hill Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-8630 www.familybowlaway.com Family Bowlaway is home to the 11th Frame Bar and Grille. Services include: bowling, Laser Storm, game arcade, team building, special events and dining.

Fun Fore All 8 Progress Ave. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-779-1800 www.funforeall.com There’s truly something for everyone at Fun Fore All - one of the largest yearround family entertainment centers in the area.

Michelle Krill Field at Historic Pullman Park 100 Pullman Park Pl. Butler, PA 16001 724-841-0540 www.historicpullmanpark.com Pullman offers a number of exciting options for your next event. Whether coordinating an intimate demonstration of products or hosting a concert or vendor show.

Mystery Mayhem Escape (Escape Room) 623 Centreville Pike Slippery Rock, PA 16057 Get Air Pittsburgh 724-541-3533 180 Tomlinson Dr. www.mysterymayhemescapes.com Zelienople, PA 16063 Enjoy a unique fun night out. We offer 724-201-7275 multiple themed escape rooms to www.getairpittsburgh.com GET AIR Indoor Trampoline Park features test your wits. Great date night, team building, building parties and more. wall-to-wall trampolines, foam pits, dodgeball and a ninja obstacle course. Playthings Etc. Party room packages available! Family Toys & Hobbies 2483 William Flynn Hwy. Glade Run Adventures Butler, PA 16001 70 W. Beaver Rd. 724-285-7529 Zelienople, PA 16063 www.playthings-etc.com 724-452-4453 This gleaming stealth-shaped store www.gladerun.org/adventures is full of toys, hobbies and gifts for Glade Run Adventures offers social every age, gender and interest. See skills development using plants and demonstrations and try many toys animals that include summer camps, yourself. It is the world’s coolest toy environmental education, and riding lessons for children with special needs. store experience. See our ad on page 8. Logan Tours Sarver Racing LLC/Lernerville 142 Bryson Rd. Speedway Butler, PA 16001 313 N. Pike Rd. 724-355-4997 Sarver, PA 16055 www.facebook.com/Logantoursinc 724-353-1511 Logan Tours is a local, family-run, tour company with 50+ years of experience www.lernerville.com Lernerville Speedway is home of the “Fab specializing in educational and leisure Four:” 410 Sprint Cars, Late Models, Bigtravel. We offer customized itineraries Block Modifieds and Stock Cars. Racing to a variety of destinations. 7:30 PM every Friday, seasonally. Mars Area History & Landmark Sherwood Lanes/The Crossbow Society Lounge 1 Brickyard Rd., P.O. Box 58 11 Lyn-Mar Plaza Mars, PA 16046 Lyndora, PA 16045 724-625-4478 724-287-1054 www.Marshistory.org Restored train station, caboose, indoor/ www.facebook.com/SherwoodLanes Newly remodeled, Sherwood Lanes outdoor museum. Ride our miniature and The Crossbow Lounge is 24 lanes railroad. Open every Friday, annual of fun, food, and spirits. We specialize open house first Saturday of October. in birthday parties, private events, and Pavilion for rental. community fundraising. Mars Lanes Sound Advice Entertainment 262 Mars Valencia Rd. Butler County, PA Mars, PA 16046 724-234-5450 724-625-1780 www.needofsound.com Bowling here is still the way it was 50 Your #1 source to secure the perfect years ago. Historic with 10 beautiful musical or specialized entertainment wooden lanes. Manual scorekeeping. for your next event! Serving corporate Always call to reserve lanes. clients, private events, festivals, children’s functions, universities, weddings and more!

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Starlight Drive-In 1985 N. Main St. Ext. Butler, PA 16001 724-284-5003 www.starlightdrive-in.com Affordable family fun, digital doublefeature first-run movies, arcade, minigolf and special events. Flea Market Sundays 7 AM -1 PM for vendors and treasure seekers. SwitchbackMX 2469 William Flynn Hwy. Butler, PA 6001 724-991-8971 www.switchbackmx.com A premier practice track for dirt bike/ motocross riders of all ages and skill levels. We offer three distinct tracks, a 47,000 square foot indoor Arenacross Track and wood trails. Tack Operator Training ”Blue Ribbon Experience” 692 E. Butler Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-285-7232 www.tackoperatortraining.com Our “Blue Ribbon Experience” will give an individual the opportunity to operate a piece of heavy equipment for their pleasure. The Lightning Bug - Fresh Food & Fun 170 Scharberry Ln. Mars, PA 16046 724-900-2808 www.thelightningbug.com Premier family entertainment center, restaurant and coffeehouse. Two outdoor miniature golf courses, laser tag, indoor glow golf, bumper cars, climbing wall, indoor playground and arcade games. Three party rooms! The Living Dead Museum & Gift Shop 121 E. Main St. Evans City, PA 16033 206-350-9641 www.LivingDeadMuseum.com A museum celebrating zombies in pop culture. Home of the original film, Night of the Living Dead, the attraction showcases its importance and influence in popular culture. Three Rivers Paintball 282 Rochester Rd. Freedom, PA 15042 724-775-6232 www.trpaintball.com We are western Pennsylvania’s largest and longest running paintball field. We also offer woodsball, airball, airsoft, private parties and a proshop.

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UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex ¯ 8000 Cranberry Springs Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-900-2799 www.upmclemieuxsportscomplex.com The UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex is the official practice facility of the Pittsburgh Penguins, community ice rink and comprehensive outpatient facility for UPMC Sports Medicine. See our ad on page 9. Urban Air Adventure Park 351 American Way Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 412-218-0604 www.urbanairtrampolinepark.com/ trampoline-park-locations Urban Air is a full-service family entertainment center; the perfect place for family fun, birthday parties, and group or corporate events which are perfect for all ages. Victory Family Church 21150 Rte. 19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-453.6200 www.lifeatvictory.com Victory Family offers a wide variety of events for the entire family, including weekly services, car cruises, a Christmas Show, an Easter Eggstravaganza and more. Western PA Chapter POCI (Pontiac Oakland Club International) 129 Freeport Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-841-3630 www.poci.org We host three car shows, a driving tour, summer picnic, and holiday party annually. We have many members being recognized and featured in national magazines. Zambelli Fireworks ¯ 120 Marshall Dr. Warrendale, PA 15086 724-658-6611 www.zambellifireworks.com One of the world’s largest and most award-winning fireworks companies with a history dating back to 1893. Based in Warrendale, PA, we’re in the entertainment business and delight millions of spectators with our 1600+ spectacular shows each year. Zelienople Community Park/ Community Park Association 402 E. Beaver St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-0231 www.myzeliepark.org Experience this vibrant community park offering year-round programming and events for all ages, new swimming pool, shelter/amphitheater rentals, concerts, tennis courts and baseball fields.

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Associated Artists of Butler County 344 S. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-6922 www.butlerartcenter.org Visit our fine art gallery at The Art Center from Noon-6 PM Wed.-Fri., and from Noon-4 PM Saturdays. Blackwood Theater Organ Society (Blackwood Arts) 118 Blackwood Ln. Harrisville, PA 16038 724-735-2813 www.blackwoodarts.org Blackwood Theater Organ Society (Blackwood Arts) is a nonprofit organization which promotes the appreciation and development of visual and performing arts. Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts 539 Main St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-0539 www.bottlebrusharts.com Support local art and visit our historic building filled with artwork along with a vintage record shop, monthly concerts and classes for all ages.

Brushes & Barstools 209 S. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-256-9220 www.brushesandbarstools.com Offering group events, couples paint nights, and everyday painting opportunities. We feature custom art selections for private parties and BYOB food and drink for everyone. Butler County Symphony Association 259 S. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-1402 www.butlersymphony.org The symphony association provides a professional orchestra within a community framework, generating pride among residents while enriching their cultural lives, performing six concerts annually. See our ad on page 3. Butler Little Theatre One Howard St. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-6781 www.bltgroup.org Recognized as a “Millennium Theatre” by the American Association of Community Theatre, Butler Little Theatre invites you to enjoy our 76th season of entertainment. Butler Notables Barbershop Chorus P.O. Box 2411 Butler, PA 16003 724-625-1339 www.harmonize.com/notables An a capella chorus available for any type of event including birthdays, anniversaries, family reunions, holidays and more, and a quartet is available for small intimate affairs.

Cranberry Artists Network Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-728-4658 www.cranberryartistsnetwork.com Dedicated to providing and promoting the arts in Cranberry Township and surrounding areas. Join us as we embark on an exciting adventure into artistic expression and encouragement.

Musical Theatre Guild Butler Memorial Park 101 Memorial Dr. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-8243 www.mtgbutler.org Musical Theatre Guild, founded in 1962, is a community-based theater group specializing in the production of Broadway-style musicals.

Glass Blowing Center 114 Leonard Rd. Hilliards, PA 16040 724-791-2100 www.glass123.com Our gift shop features beautiful hand-blown glass creations by over 30 artists, free flame-working demonstrations daily, classes and keepsake repair service. Open 10 AM-6 PM daily, closed Wednesdays.

Penn Theater Performance Company 149 N. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 www.penntheaterbutler.com The Penn Theater Performance Company seeks to produce highquality entertainment, educational programs, and conference services in the Penn Theater.

Greater Cranberry Barbershop Chorus 750 Norwegian Spruce Dr. Mars, PA 16046 724-591-5115 www.bogmeisters.com As ordinary men coming together to make extraordinary music, we provide four-part harmony a cappella musical entertainment for all occasions, and we are always singing, always serving, always inviting. Hobnob Theatre Company Butler, PA 16001 412-736-2535 www.hobnobtheatre.com The Hobnob Theatre Company seeks to produce fresh and exciting performances of classical and modern theatre. Keystone State Music Theater 850 Cranberry Woods Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-480-1211 www.keystonestatemusictheater.org Keystone State Music Theater is a professional musical theater performance company that offers high-caliber musical theater training in acting, singing and dancing yearround through its Performing Arts Academy. Maridon Museum 322 N. McKean St. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-0123 www.maridon.org Join us for a unique exhibit of Asian art coupled with Meissen porcelain and take a walk through history where sculptures of ivory, jade, and porcelain tell a story of East meeting West. Call ahead to reserve a docent-guided tour or take a self-guided tour for your convenience. See our ad on page 5.

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Sing Hosanna! 310 W. Airport Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-0042 www.singhosanna.org Sing Hosanna! is a Butler Countybased performing arts, nonprofit corporation for ages seven through the senior years with events including Broadway musicals and other artistic performances.

Slippery Rock University, College of Liberal Arts 311 Spotts World Culture Bldg. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-738-4863 www.sru.edu/life-at-sru/arts-andculture/performing-arts-series Sponsored by the SRU, the mission of the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival is to bring free or low cost quality arts programming to under served regions. Succop Theater at Butler County Community College 107 College Dr. Butler, PA 16002 724-287-8711 x8429 www.bc3.edu The Succop Theater is a 440-seat theater that presents a performing arts series and hosts many area performing arts organizations. See our ad on page 5. Summer Dramatics Project 261 Whitestown Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-4214 This annual summer theater production includes young people and works with them to promote the performing arts by utilizing their talents in the theatre venue.

The Strand Theater Initiative 119 N. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-742-0400 www.thestrandtheater.org A former movie and vaudeville theater, The Strand celebrated its grand reopening in 2009, and now serves as the region’s premier performing arts and classic film center. 866-856-8444 / VisitButlerCounty.com / 2019 Official Visitors Guide 41 41


Directory - Where to Stay! Hotels

Days Inn Conference Center 139 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-6761 www.daysinn.com/hotels/ pennsylvania/butler/days-innbutler-conference-center/hoteloverview Meeting space highlighting two elegant ballrooms with granite flooring, crystal chandeliers and uplighting. 140 sleeping rooms including efficiencies, free parking, continental breakfast and indoor pool.

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iron and ironing board, hair dryer, American Eagle Outfitters, & coffee maker, and parking are Mitsubishi and Verizon), Marconi, Applebutter Inn included in our rate. Traco and Butler Auto Auction. 666 Centreville Pike Hilton Garden Inn - Cranberry Red Roof Inn Slippery Rock, PA 16057 2000 Garden View Ln. 20009 Rt. 19 724-794-1844 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 www.applebutterinnpa.com 724-779-9999 724-776-5670 The 1844, eleven-room inn serves www.hiltongardeninn www.redroof.com a full country breakfast. Each cranberry.com Guest rooms have residentialroom has AC, cable TV, private Celebrating our sixth year in styled accents that leisure travel- bath and telephone. Decorated Cranberry Township, we are ers will find appealing. Business in period antiques. minutes from I-79 and the PA Kings feature a microwave, miniArmstrong Farms Turnpike. Our Garden Grill serves refrigerator and spacious work Bed & Breakfast from 6 AM - 10 PM; our bar is area for the business traveler. 155 Westminster Rd. open from 4 PM - 11 PM. We offer Residence Inn by Marriott P.O. Box 265 complimentary parking and WiFi. 1308 Freedom Rd. Fairfield Inn & Suites - Butler Saxonburg, PA 16056 200 Fairfield Ln. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-352-2858 Candlewood Suites Hotel Butler, PA 16001 Butler 724-779-1000 www.armstrongfarms.com 20036 Rt. 19, Oak Tree Place 724-283-0009 203 N. Duffy Rd. www.marriott.com/hotels/ Founded in 1816, Armstrong Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 www.fairfieldinn.com/Pitbt Butler, PA 16001 travel/pitcr-residence-innFarms is a host to weddings and 724-591-8666 Come see why we are the top 724-841-0103 pittsburgh-cranberry-township corporate events, a supplier of www.candlewoodsuites.com/ choice for hotel needs in Butler! www.hiexpress.com/butlerpa Each suite offers a separate living/ landscape materials, and is an cranberryPA Complimentary hot breakfast, Come visit Butler County’s newest sleeping area and fully-equipped Angus and Shorthorn breeder in Guests will find spacious studio indoor pool/hot tub, Jacuzzi gem, The Holiday Inn Express & kitchen. We offer complimentary southern Butler County. and one-bedroom suites, each rooms and suites available, free Suites Butler. Largest and most breakfast, indoor pool, whirlpool, See our ad on page 21. with their own fully-equipped high speed WiFi and our supreme up to date rooms in the county. sauna, sport court and fitness kitchen, large work space, overcustomer service! Bluethistle B&B center. stuffed recliner and complimenHome2 Suites 1310 Perry Hwy. Fairfield Inn & Suites Slippery tary high-speed internet. Pittsburgh/Cranberry Portersville, PA 16051 Rock 1401 Cranberry Woods Dr. 724-473-2299 Clarion Inn Pittsburgh 1000 University Pkwy. Cranberry Twp., PA16066 www.bluethistlebedand Cranberry Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-742-3800 breakfast.com 20003 Rt. 19 724-406-0535 www.pittsburghcranberry Located conveniently near Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 www.fairfieldinn.com/pitrk home2suites.com Butler’s best attractions, 724-772-1000 Conveniently located near For a modern and savvy choice Bluethistle is just minutes away www.clarionpittsburgh.com Slippery Rock University. This in travel, enjoy unexpected style, from landmarks like scenic A two-story hotel situated smoke-free hotel has spacious enhanced flexibility, expanded Moraine State Park and the conveniently at the crossroads of and contemporary guest spaces and differentiated SpringHill Suites by Marriott Harmony Historic District. I-76 and I-79. Within minutes of rooms to work or relax in, with amenities, whether you’re staying Butler Centre City dozens of restaurants, shopping complimentary high-speed Heather Hill Inn days or months. 125 E. Jefferson St. and entertainment options. internet access. 268 Rader School Rd. Butler, PA 16001 Hyatt Place Renfrew, PA 16053 Comfort Inn & Suites 724-256-9844 Hampton Inn - Butler Pittsburgh/Cranberry 724-538-5168 1 Comfort Ln. www.marriott.com/pitut 610 Butler Crossing 136 Emeryville Dr. www.heatherhillinn.com Butler, PA 16001 Butler’s exclusive downtown Butler, PA 16001 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 Located on a 185-acre estate. 724-287-7177 all-suites hotel. Spacious 724-431-2400 724-779-7900 Six lovely guest rooms with www.choicehotels.com guest rooms allow for sepawww.butler.hamptoninn.com www.pittsburghcranberry.place. banquet hall for showers, Newly renovated. For business or Complimentary hot breakfast, rate living and sleeping areas. hyatt.com business meetings, weddings, a family getaway, this smokeComplimentary breakfast, fitness indoor heated pool and state-of- Complimentary hot breakfast etc. Like us on Facebook.com/ free hotel features an expanded center and indoor pool. the-art fitness center, business and WiFi. Café snacks and theheatherhillinn. hot breakfast, an indoor pool, center, outdoor patio with exercise area and guest business barbecue grill and fire pit, on-site entrees available to purchase 24 TownePlace Suites Pittsburgh Hotel Saxonburg hours a day in our Gallery Café Cranberry Township center. 220 W. Main St. guest laundry, refrigerator and 2020 Cool Springs Dr. along with Starbucks Coffee, Saxonburg, PA 16056 microwave, 42” TVs, and highConley Resort & Golf Club beverages, beer, wine and spirits. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-352-4200 speed WiFi. 740 Pittsburgh Rd. 724-779-7500 Hotel shuttle available for fivewww.hotelsaxonburg.com See our ad on page 7. Butler, PA 16002 www.marriott.com/hotels/ mile radius. 724-586-7711 travel/pitrr-towneplace-suites- Join us for fine dining in a Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh Marriott North www.conleyresort.com pittsburgh-cranberry-township unique casual atmosphere and Cranberry Township/Mars 100 Cranberry Woods Dr. an overnight stay. Unique and Conley Resort & Golf Club TownePlace Suites Pittsburgh 10015 Pendleton Way Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 original recipes, featuring crab features an 18-hole golf course Cranberry Township is a unique Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-3700 surrounding a 60-room hotel, two 724-720-1100 extended stay hotel that features cakes, lobster bisque, steaks, chicken, pasta and more. cabins, four meeting and banquet www.cranberrytownshipmars. www.pittsburghmarriott separate areas for working, north.com rooms, an indoor waterpark with hamptonbyhilton.com relaxing, and sleeping, equipped See our ad on page 21. Butler County’s finest fulltwo slides, and a restaurant. with full kitchens. Inn at Mt. Chestnut B&B Seconds from the Pennsylvania service hotel, with 295 luxurious See our ad on page 58. Turnpike, the Hampton Inn & guestrooms, restaurant/lounge, WoodSpring Suites Signature 102 Patriot Ln. Suites is the perfect location to Butler, PA 16001 Courtyard Pittsburgh North/ Starbucks outlet, indoor pool and Pittsburgh Cranberry access all that Cranberry and 724-282-0383 Cranberry Woods fitness center, plus 14,000 square 102 Wisconsin Ave. Pittsburgh have to offer. www.innatmtchestnut.com 150 Cranberry Woods Dr. feet of event space. See our ad on Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 Offering the comforts of today Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 412-314-1600 Hampton Inn the inside back cover. with the charm of a bygone era. 724-776-1900 www.woodspring.com/ Pittsburgh/Cranberry Quality Inn www.courtyardpittsburgh extended-stay-hotels/locations/ All guest rooms have private 210 Executive Dr. 30 St. Francis Way north.com baths, king-size beds, AC, TV and pennsylvania/pittsburgh/ Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 The most modern of new hotels in 724-776-1000 high-speed internet access. woodspring-suites-signature724-772-0600 Cranberry Township - Courtyard www.HamptonInnPittsburgh pittsburgh-cranberry/ www.choicehotels.com/pa766 WoodSpring Suites Signature Pittsburgh North/Cranberry Cranberry.com Perfect for the business traveler Woods offers a brand new Pittsburgh Cranberry offers great Deluxe breakfast bar, indoor pool, - just minutes from Thorn experience for savvy travelers. weekly rates, free wireless internet whirlpool, WiFi, fitness center, Hill Industrial Park (offices of and kitchens in every room. Best Western Plus Cranberry Pittsburgh North/Cranberry ¯ 5001 Cranberry Springs Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-720-5600 www.bestwestern.com The 102 room Best Western Plus is conveniently located by the UPMC Lemieux Sport Complex and several dining options. Guests are invited to enjoy our free breakfast, indoor pool, and complimentary high-speed internet access. See our ad on page 11.

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B&Bs Continued Suite Retreat Bed and Biscotti Lodging 224 N. Washington St. Butler, PA 16001 904-528-8009 www.yoursuiteretreat.com Downtown location. Walk to restaurants. We have three King Suites with private baths. WiFi. Dining room, kitchen, billiard room, sitting room, and outdoor deck. Rent a suite or entire house. The Mainstay at Saxonburg 214 Main St. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-360-2651 www.themainstayat saxonburg.com The Mainstay Bed and Breakfast in historic Saxonburg embraces oldworld charm, creating unique experiences for business and leisure travelers, meetings, parties or special getaways.

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Vacation Rentals: Creek View Manor 1 and 11 White House Way Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-287-7056 www.creekviewmanor.com Two vacation homes located on 40 manicured acres overlooking the quiet waters of Slippery Rock Creek. RED: rustic five-bedroom two-and-a-half bath, WHITE: seven-bedroom, four-and-ahalf-bath. Meadow Rock Farm 899 Rockdale Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-584-0508 www.meadowrockfarm.com Nestled in the gorgeous farm country of Butler County, Meadow Rock Farm is the perfect choice in a weekend retreat, small wedding venue, or intimate gathering. Muddy Creek Retreat 125 Kelly Rd. Portersville, PA 16051 www.muddycreekretreat.com Three bedrooms, two bath renovated log cabin; 12 private wooded acres, + pond; 1.5 miles from Moraine State Park and 5.7 miles to McConnells Mills State Park.

Transportation Directory Butler Motor Transit 210 S. Monroe St. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-1000 www.butlerbus.com Proudly serving Butler County communities for 75 years with modern, reliable and deluxe motorcoach transportation for groups and individuals including affordable charter and package pricing.

Logan Tours 142 Bryson Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-355-4997 www.facebook.com/ Logantoursinc Logan Tours is a local, family run, tour company with 50+ years experience specializing in educational & leisure travel. We offer customized itineraries to a variety of destinations.

Star Transportation Group 8541 Peters Rd., Unit 2 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-0052 www.stgpgh.com Star Transportation Group is an innovative, full-service transportation company that offers the Star Limousine Service and Cranberry Taxi to Butler County. We can take you anywhere you need to be.

Campbell Bus Lines 258 Grove City Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-794-2440 A family owned and operated company located in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania. Campbell Bus Lines has over 50 years of success in transporting many different people to multiple locations.

Pittsburgh Transportation Group/SuperShuttle/ ExecuCar/Charter Services 1825 Liverpool St. Pittsburgh, PA 15233 412-322-8507 www.pghtrans.com Largest and most versatile transportation company in southwestern PA; we offer buses, luxury vehicles, SuperShuttle, ExecuCar, zTrip & Pittsburgh Tours and more. Airport transfers, charters, wheelchairaccessible service.

W.L. Roenigk ¯ 798 Ekastown Rd. Sarver, PA 16055 724-353-1515 www.wlroenigk.com W.L. Roenigk has school buses, vans and wheelchair accessible school buses to fit everyone’s transportation needs. W.L. Roenigk also offers 25-passenger air-conditioned people movers in addition to school type vehicles. Call for a quote.

Complete Travel Service 134C S. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-8000 Pittsburgh-Butler Regional www.completetravel Airport zelienople.com 473 Airport Rd., Ste. 2 A full-service travel agency located in Zelienople PA. Family Butler, PA 16002 724-586-6665 owned and operated. Allwww.butlercountyairport.org inclusive, cruise, honeymoons, A mile of highway gets you a destination weddings, escorted mile: a mile of runway gets you & private tours. We can help. anywhere! 866-856-8444 / VisitButlerCounty.com / 2019 Official Visitors Guide 45

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Restaurants Directory Butler, East Butler, Herman & Lyndora

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Anna Marie’s Winery & Cafe 790 E. Butler Rd. East Butler, PA 16029 724-431-4810 www.annamarieswineryandcafe.com We offer a relaxing, quality, dining experience featuring Italian cuisine and an extensive range of wine varieties crafted on-site, sure to please any palate.

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Applebee’s - Butler C 500 Butler Crossing Butler, PA 16001 724-256-8782 www.applebees.com At Applebee’s we are focused on serving good food to good people. Stop in for happy hour and late night 1/2 price apps! Artisan Restaurant & Catering Company C 781 New Castle Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-256-9626 www.artisancateringcompany.com Cooking from scratch. We serve homestyle dinners, breakfasts featuring local eggs, burgers, sandwiches, all in a cozy atmosphere. Minutes from Moraine State Park and Butler Fairgrounds.

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Butler Brew Works 101 S. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-264-5347 www.butlerbrewworks.com We’re crafting award-winning “Adventurous Ales” in a rustic industrial pub atmosphere. Our quality beers are paired with a Chef-designed menu, making us a destination for beer lovers and foodies alike.

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Chili’s Grill & Bar C 115 Butler Commons Butler, PA 16001 724-282-4070 www.chilis.com Burgers. Ribs. Fajitas. It all started with a dream: to create a place you’d want to go and hang out with good friends over a burger and a beer.

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Conley Resort & Golf Club 740 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-7711 www.conleyresort.com Knickers Tavern is a great place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Join your friends for Karaoke Tuesdays, Live Music Wednesdays or DJ Trivia Thursdays and other events. See our ad on page 58.

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Cummings Candy and Coffee 146 N. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-3287 www.cummingscoffee.com Cummings is a beloved, Butler tradition. Our espresso bar and candy shop serves smoothies, teas, sodas, malts, ice cream, fresh baked goods, and homemade chocolates.

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Cummings Candy and Coffee West 530 Evans City Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-482-6112 www.cummingscoffee.com Cummings West is a full-service coffee bar featuring hot and cold beverages, fresh baked goods, and homemade chocolates. Live Music Fridays and Open Mic Saturdays. Derailleur Bike Shop Cafe 107 Dittmer Rd. Herman, PA 16039 724-282-1091 www.derailleurbsc.com Located in a 126-year old building on the beautiful Butler-Freeport Community trail, this family-run, socially-responsible cafe advocates healthy living and alternative transportation. Dr. Sous Chop Shop C 108 N. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-256-9959 www.chopshopbutler.com Awesome atmosphere! Amazing food! Graffiti on the bathroom walls encouraged! Nowhere else can you get a funnel cake sundae for breakfast or eternal damnation for lunch. Dragon 101 Clearview Cir., #800 Butler, PA 16001 724-841-0011 www.dragonbutler.com Butler’s new hot spot for flavorful Chinese cuisine and freshly made sushi! Guests can enjoy great table-side service in a contemporary warm environment. Eat’n Park - Butler 214 New Castle Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-0153 www.eatnpark.com Award-winning neighborhood restaurant featuring a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, house bakery and more! The home of the Smiley Cookie, free to children 10 and under. Eat’n Park - Clearview Mall 114 Clearview Cir. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-7674 www.eatnpark.com Award-winning neighborhood restaurant featuring a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, house bakery and more! The home of the Smiley Cookie, free to children 10 and under. Family Bowlaway Fun Center & 11th Frame Bar and Grille C 540 Fairground Hill Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-8630 www.11thframebarandgrille.com Family Bowlaway is home to the 11th Frame Bar and Grille. Services include: bowling, Laser Storm, game arcade, team building, special events, and dining.

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Hardwood Cafe C 646 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-5353 www.hardwoodcafebutler.com For over 24 years Hardwood Cafe has been providing locally-sourced food in a casual family atmosphere. Come experience one of our specialty items cooked over French wood fired ovens at Butler’s finest entertainment venue.

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Lyndora Hotel C 1 Main St. Lyndora, PA 16045 724-283-1289 www.lyndorahotel.net Known for jumbo whole wings and hot sausage sandwiches! Twelve beers on tap, many bottles to choose from. Acoustic nights every other Friday in our newly-remodeled event room. Fun and family friendly! Mac’s Café 16 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-256-9710 www.macsroute8cafe.com Great family owned restaurant, featuring daily specials and private banquet rooms. Traditional American fare. Reservations welcomed and free parking! Mama Rosa’s Restaurant and Sauce Kitchen C 263 Old Plank Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-287-7315 www.butlersmamarosas.com Beginning in southern Italy in 1957, Mama Rosa’s has become one of Butler’s favorite restaurants. Stop by to enjoy authentic Italian recipes and satisfying dinners. See our ad on page 4.

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Missing Links Brewery 891 Evans City Rd. Renfrew, PA 16053 724-486-3777 www.missinglinksbrewery.com Serving a wide variety of on-site craft beers along with simple food choices and great seasonal specials in a fun familyfriendly atmosphere.

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Monroe Restaurant & Lounge C 400 E. Jefferson St. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-5529 www.monroehotel.net The Reese family and staff have served the Butler area since 1980! Enjoy our extensive menu in our dining area or fullservice lounge. Bon Appetit!

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Natili North 204 N. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-2149 www.natilinorth.com Celebrating 45 Years. Familyowned, casual, friendly atmosphere. Fresh, madeto-order food featuring daily specials, including home style favorites, and our famous desserts. Take-out available. Feel free to bring your own wine or beer. Pennie’s Bake Shop & Espresso Bar C 800 W. New Castle St. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-1928 www.penniecake.com Visit Pennie’s for a unique experience that begs to be repeated! Indulge in our family recipes and stand-out specialties. A full-service espresso bar, loose leaf teas and fruit smoothies! Pizza Joe’s - Meridian 560B Evans City Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-482-6888 www.pizzajoes.com/meridian There’s nothing quite like a fresh, hot and delicious pizza to satisfy your craving – especially when it’s shared with loved ones and it’s good for your community too.

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Rachel’s Roadhouse 100 Fairfield Ln. Butler, PA 16001 724-841-0333 www.springfields.com Rachel’s Roadhouse, located at Routes 8 and 422, offers a wonderful menu, daily lunch/ dinner specials, fantastic desserts and a full bar. Private dining available. See our ad on page 3. Reclamation Brewing Company 221 S. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-0831 www.reclamationbrewing. com A dozen rotating beers brewed on-site, locally-produced wines and distilled spirits, and delicious comfort foods in a casual atmosphere is what you’ll find at Reclamation Brewing Co.

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Recon Brewing 1747 N. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-256-8747 www.reconbrewing.com Recon Brewing is a relaxed atmosphere that invites all walks of life to come spend their day or evening with us and share a pint!

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Red Lobster C 104 Moraine Pointe Plz. Butler, PA 16001 724-285-8220 www.redlobster.com Preparing perfect seafood, chicken and steak over a wood fire grill. Our servers make every dining experience feel extra special. We Sea Food Differently.

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The Beacon 231 Beacon Rd. Renfrew, PA 16053 724-586-6233 www.gotothebeacon.com The Beacon has the best wings, burgers and pizza, the coldest 12 tap draft beer, the scariest 15-acre corn maze (except on Sunday family days with pony rides and petting zoo.) Vocelli’s Pizza - Butler C 532 W. Cunningham St. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-1999 www.vocellipizza.com/ butler_pa Pizza, subs, breadsticks and more. Pick up or delivery, including late night. Visit us at vocellipizzabutler on Facebook or www.vocellipizza.com for special offers. Vocelli Pizza - Valencia C 890 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-619 www.vocellipizza.com/ valencia_pa Pizza, subs, breadsticks and more. Pick up or delivery, including late night. Visit us at vocellipizzavalencia on Facebook or www.vocellipizza. com for special offers.

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W. Rick’s Taproom & Grill 269 Meridian Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-482-2970 www.wrickstaproom.com W. Rick’s specializes in prime rib, crab cakes, jalapeno stuffed shrimp, pasta dishes and various daily specials. Bar and restaurant have their own special atmospheres.

Cranberry, Mars & Seven Fields

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Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza 2045 Mackenzie Way Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-742-1212 www.acfp.com Casual chain serving charredcrust pies, wings, subs ​and Italian plates in a modern setting.​ You’ll love the “Italian soul food” and staff that treats you like family.

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Applebee’s - Cranberry C 1685 Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-742-8668 www.applebees.com At Applebee’s we are focused on serving good food to good people. Stop in for happy hour and late night 1/2 price apps! Avor Thai Restaurant 900 Commonwealth Dr. Ste. 300 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-591-5344 www.avorthai.com Come and experience Thai cuisine in Cranberry Township. S’avor the fl’avor! Blaze Pizza 20111 Rt. 19 Cranberry Twp, PA 16066 724-591-5330 www.blazepizza.com/ locations/cranberry-mall Fast fired artisanal pizza. Ready in 180 seconds. Customize your own or pick one of ours. It’s your choice! Don’t forget to try our garlic dough knots. Bloom Café at Quality Gardens 409 Rt. 228 Valencia, PA 16059 724-625-1211 www.bloomcafeqgi.com Bloom Café is a fast, casual café offering breakfast, lunch, and specialty coffee drinks seven days a week.

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Bravo! Cucina Italiana 20001 Rt. 19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-8150 www.bravoitalian.com Bravo! Cucina Italiana offers lunch, dinner, brunch, dessert, full bar, gluten-free menu and kids menu. Call ahead seating is available, and takeout can be ordered online!

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BRGR 20111 Rt. 19 & Freedom Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-742-BEEF(2333) www.brgrpgh.com BRGR Cranberry serves up the best gourmet burgers and handmade shakes around!

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Burgatory 2080 Mackenzie Way, Ste. 600 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-591-5566 www.burgatorybar.com Burgatory is a friendly, local joint serving a helluva burger and heavenly shakes. Always hopping! Stop in and stay a while!

Denny’s 1346 Old Freedom Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-4555 www.dennys.com America’s diner. This is where guests have come for 60+ years to sit back, relax and enjoy delicious, hearty meals 24/7, every day of the year.

Burger King - Cranberry Twp. 20204 Rt. 19 at Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-2211 www.bk.com HOME OF THE WHOPPER® Open 6 AM (7 AM Sunday) – 10 PM daily with free WiFi, family-friendly dining and fresh ingredients always prepared your way!

DiBella’s Subs C 1694 Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-8088 www.dibellas.com Every sandwich starts with freshly-baked bread in the stores in-house bakery. We custom prepare every sub using the highest quality meats, cheeses and toppings. Catering and delivery available!

Burger King - Mars 1002 Emeryville Rd. Mars, PA 16046 724-772-2218 www.bk.com HOME OF THE WHOPPER® Open 6 AM (7 AM Sunday) – 10 PM daily with free WiFi, family-friendly dining and fresh ingredients always prepared your way!

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Chen’s Chinese Restaurant 101 Brandt Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-6760 www.chencranberry.com Our commitment: food should be tasty and healthy; dining should be fun and entertaining! We are not a franchise or chain. Home of the Sake Bomb! Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 1740 Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-741-0464 www.crackerbarrel.com Visit Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, where pleasing people with our delicious homestyle cooking and gracious service defines our country spirit. See our ad on page 7. Cranberry Dairy Queen 20660 Rt.19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-6770 www.dairyqueen.com Soft serve ice cream and signature blizzards top the menu at this classic burger and fries fast-food chain.

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Domenico’s Ristorante 20550 Rt.19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-6455 www.domenicoscranberry. com Italian restaurant with fine family dining. In business for over 40 years, specializing in pasta dishes, chicken, veal, seafood and pizza. Great beer selection.

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Double Wide Grill 100 Adams Shoppes Mars, PA 16046 724-553-5212 www.doublewidegrill.com A vintage gas station turned into a restaurant from a Pittsburghborn-and-bred original, featuring barbeque, vegan and vegetarian foods, plus 36 draft beers and a full bar. Eat’n Park - Cranberry 19085 Perry Hwy. Mars, PA 16046 724-776-4460 www.eatnpark.com Award-winning neighborhood restaurant featuring a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, house bakery and more! The home of the Smiley Cookie, free to children 10 and under. Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant & Bar 20111 Rt.19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-8080 www.emilianos.net Located on the lower level in the Cranberry Mall, serving outstanding authentic Mexican cuisine. Full-service bar and Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4-6 PM.

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Firebirds Wood Fired Grill C 7300 Cranberry Springs Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-831-5450 www.Cranberry. firebirdsrestaurant.com Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is a polished-casual restaurant specializing in classic American cuisine, including fresh steaks and seafood prepared on an authentic wood-fired grill. Flame Barbeque C 20300 Rt.19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-2270 www.theflamebbq.com Family-owned with years of experience in preparing specialty meats and homemade sides. The pulled pork is one-of-a-kind with or without BBQ sauce. Freedom Square Diner 1185 Freedom Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-591-5080 www.freedomsquarediner.com Modern diner serving classic american food. Family-owned business, open every day. Cranberry Twp. Business of the Year 2012!

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Houlihan’s 20406 Rt.19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-778-4955 www.houlihans.com Whether you’re looking for a great meal, or just a place to unwind with the best Pittsburgh happy hour, Houlihan’s restaurant provides a great dining experience. Jason’s Deli C 20117 Rt.19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-741-0114 www.jasonsdeli.com Jason’s Deli offers a variety from healthy to indulgent. All of their food is free of trans fats, high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and dyes and artificial MSG. Great for kids, too!

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Jergel’s Rhythm Grille 103 Slade Ln. Warrendale, PA 15086 724-799-8333 www.jergels.com A unique music and entertainment venue providing guests with a host of live performances – including local, regional and national touring acts – covering all genres. In addition, a high-quality restaurant/bar.

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Jimmy Wan’s Restaurant C 1686 Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-778-8978 www.jimmywans.com Jimmy Wan’s offers the finest ingredients to complement an upscale ambiance. Enjoy our flavorful Chinese, fresh sushi or sip on amazing wine in our modern lounge.

Moe’s Southwest Grill C 1686 Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-9919 www.moes.com Plain and simple, the Moe’s food mission is to bring the highestquality ingredients to every guest, every day, everywhere. Our food is freshly prepared in our restaurants daily.

Patron Mexican Grill 1724 Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-741-4455 www.patronpittsburgh.com We offer affordable, authentic, healthy cuisine selections to include: locally grown food, grilled meats and vegetables, house made salsas, sauces, marinates and rubs.

Juniper Grill C 2030 MacKenzie Way, Ste. 800 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-591-8850 www.junipergrill.com/ cranberry.php Our menu was developed from the idea of serving Cowboy Cuisine, a wide variety of American cuisine with a southwest flair with everything from scratch using only the best products available.

NatuRoll Creamery 20550 Rt.19, Unit 5 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 412-656-7827 www.naturollcreamerypgh.com Ice cream parlor that uses the Thai technique of hand-rolling batter with fresh ingredients. We also have a vegan and dairy-free option so everyone can enjoy.

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery 20013 Rt.19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-3710 www.stores.perkinsrestaurants. com/us/pa/cranberryTwp./20013-rt-19.html At Perkins Restaurant and Bakery we offer fast, friendly service and a wide-ranging menu full of delicious options for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Longhorn Steakhouse 1679 State Rd. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-1500 www.LonghornSteakhouse. com Voted “America’s Favorite Steakhouse” in the 28th Consumer’s Choice Chain Awards. The Longhorn Steakhouse has been proven to be long on customer satisfaction.

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Mad Mex Village Shoppes of Cranberry 20510 Rt.19, Ste.114 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-741-5656 www.madmex.com We spin an American food mashup of Mexican, Southeast Asian, and Spanish. Big flavors, big plates, beer, and tequila to wash it down. Mamma’s Place 139 Grand Ave. Mars, PA 16046 724-625-9544 www.facebook.com/ MammaPlace Mamma’s Place is a diner-style restaurant serving breakfast and lunch daily. Mission Mahi 8032 Rowan Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-591-8005 www.missionmahi.com A family-friendly atmosphere serving killer mahi, shrimp, and chicken tacos. All wrapped up in a 10” tortilla and grilled to perfection.

Nick’s on 19 20273 US-19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-6425 www.nickson19.com Nick’s on 19 is a family-oriented American eatery featuring gourmet burgers, fresh salads, and large sandwiches. Great place for large groups. Noodles & Company C 2030 Mackenzie Way Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-0350 www.noodles.com Noodles & Company offers the world’s favorite noodle dishes, sandwiches, salads and soups, all in one restaurant. Each dish is carefully handmade using only the freshest ingredients. North Park Lounge Cranberry

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20810 Rt.19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-2233 www.northparklounge cranberry.com Where friends meet friends! Delicious variety of food, extensive drink menu and lively atmosphere. Music weekends in Bamboo Bar. Beautiful private meeting space. Host your next event with us! Olive Garden Italian Kitchen

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1716 Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-2622 www.olivegarden.com Our ​food is prepared with fresh ingredients presented simply with a focus on flavor and quality that is uniquely Italian. Stop by today and enjoy family​-​ style dining!

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Primanti Bros. 200 Executive Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-5757 www.PrimantiBros.com We’re proud that when people think of Primanti Bros., they think of our sandwiches​, but we’re also proud to offer topnotch pizza, wings and snacks.

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RC Grille C 100 Cranberry Woods Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-3700 www.pittsburghmarriottnorth. com RC Grille features unique flavors on it’s menu with a variety of steaks, fresh seafood, soups, salads, desserts, and more. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Brews 1678 Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-742-9155 www.redrobin.com Bottomless fun is guaranteed here! Business lunches to family parties, we can meet your needs with our burgers, salads, and signature beverages. Centrally located.

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Smokey Bones 1708 Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-7000 www.smokeybones.com Cranberry’s favorite choice for food, drink and fun. Open till 2 AM daily.

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Springfield Grille 7001 Crider Rd. Mars, PA 16046 724-778-8700 www.springfields.com The Springfield Grille is an upscale casual steakhouse featuring Black Angus steaks, fresh seafood, wide wine selections and nightly chefinspired feature menu. See our ad on page 3. Stick City Brewing Company 109 Irvine St., Mars, PA 16046 724-822-6746 www.stickcitybeer.com Stick City Brewing Company is a local artisan brewery that thrives on handcrafting and serving high quality, fresh, and innovative beer styles in an organic and rustic brewery and taproom.

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Tavern 86 by Hines Ward Sports & Spirits 530 Northpointe Cir. Sevens Fields, PA 16046 724-741-0860 www.hineswardstavern86.com “Dine Like a Champion!” Enjoy fresh salads, burgers, steaks, seafood, pasta and much more! Full selection of beer, wine, and premium liquors! Great food and great sports. See our ad on page 5.

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The Lightning Bug - Fresh Food and Fun 170 Scharberry Ln. Mars, PA 16046 724-900-2808 www.thelightningbug.com Premier family entertainment center, restaurant and coffeehouse. Two outdoor miniature golf courses, laser tag, indoor glow golf, bumper cars, climbing wall, indoor playground and arcade games. Three party rooms! The Meadows Original Frozen Custard C 20635 Rt.19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-779-6800 www.meadowsofcranberry. com The Meadows of Cranberry Twp. serves freshly-made frozen custard, frozen yogurt, Italian ice, and a variety of other delicious dessert treats.

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The Sports Grille C 1294 Freedom Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-5500 www.thesportsgrillecranberry.com Sports-themed restaurant featuring all homemade recipes. Known for excellent hospitality and customer service. Features: 37 Hi-def LED screens, 20 Beers on tap and outdoor patio.

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Vines Wine Bar 526 Northpointe Cir. Seven Fields, PA 16046 724-741-0860 www.hineswardstable86.com Vines Wine Bar offers a chef-inspired menu that changes seasonally and a diverse wine list by the glass and bottle. See our ad on page 5.

Sarver & Saxonburg

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Cellar Works Brewing Company 110 S. Pike Rd. Sarver, PA 16055 724-524-2120 www.cellarworksbrewing.com Small batch, handcrafted, and locally minded - Cellar Works Brewing Co. is an independent craft brewery that focuses on locally-sourced ingredients brewed with a farmhouse philosophy.

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Cooper Station Restaurant C 352 N. Pike Rd. Sarver, PA 16055 724-353-2100 www.cooperstationrestaurant.com Upscale casual dining experience, consistent high quality, a diverse menu and full bar. In-house banquet room or private event center available to host your next event.

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Hotel Saxonburg C 220 W. Main St. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-4200 www.hotelsaxonburg.com Join us for fine dining in a unique casual atmosphere and an overnight stay. Unique and original recipes, featuring crab cakes, lobster bisque, steaks, chicken, pasta and more. See our ad on page 21. Saxonburg Coffee & Tea 211 W. Main St. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-360-2326 www.saxonburgcoffee.com Locally roasted coffee, full espresso bar, loose leaf tea, frappes, and baked goods served in a quaint, historic setting.

Evans City, Harmony & Zelienople

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Goodfello’s Pizza, Pasta & Grille C 124 N. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-473-0446 www.facebook.com/GoodfellosZelie We offer a wide variety of cuisine, providing homemade selections such as pizza, pasta dishes and homestyle cookin,’ all the way to our BBQ grill.

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Lagerhaus Bakery 534 Main St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-584-6850 www.lagerhausbakery.com Lagerhaus Bakery rests in Historic Harmony in a charming building constructed in 1807. Visit us to share coffee, baked goods, breakfast and lunch.

Wunderbar Coffee and Crepes 253A Mercer St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-256-7383 www.wunderbarcoffeehouse.com Wunderbar is a unique coffee shop/cafe in historic Harmony serving crepes, breakfast and lunch options. Homemade healthy wraps, salads, and soup.

Log Cabin Inn 430 Perry Hwy. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-4155 www.springfields.com Rural and rustic, enjoy a fresh, delicious menu in the unique, casual environment at The Log Cabin Inn, the home of bread, beer and bull. See our ad on page 3.

Portersville & Slippery Rock

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ShuBrew: Handcrafted Ales & Food 210 S. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-766-4426 www.shubrew.com Join us for excellent brews and high quality food in a relaxed, fun atmosphere!

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Sports & Spirits 223 E. Main St. Evans City, PA 16033 724-538-9013 Sports & Spirits is a relaxed familyfriendly meeting, eating and drinking establishment. We feature daily specials along with a number of delicious homemade items. Spring Street Cafe C 205 S. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-473-0476 www.springstreet.cafe Spring Street Cafe is a warm and inviting breakfast and lunch cafe with a convenient banquet and conference room for your next event. Strawberry Ridge Golf Course and Restaurant 135 McNulty Ln. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-4022 www.strawberryridgegolfcourse.com Strawberry Ridge Golf Course is a scenic, par 70, 18-hole public golf course and restaurant with hand-cut steaks, great sandwiches and homemade soups.

Brown’s Country Kitchen 1149 W. Portersville Rd. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-3227 www.BrownsCountryKitchen.com Family restaurant with homemade soups and pies. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 7 AM - 9 PM, seven days a week.

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North Country Brewing Company 141 S. Main St. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-794-2337 www.northcountrybrewing.com Tradition and quality are the trademarks of our full menu restaurant and whole grain brewery, while always conscious of our fork print. See our ad on the back cover. Pizza Joe’s - Portersville C 100 East St. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-8557 www.pizzajoes.com Pizza Joe’s Portersville is open daily and serves pizza, salads, sandwiches, strombolis and appetizers. Delivery is available to several local attractions and campgrounds.

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The Harmony Inn 230 Mercer St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-5124 www.theharmonyinn.com Located in the heart of Harmony’s National Historic District, we offer our public tavern to you for social pleasure and shared camaraderie in true Harmonite tradition. See our ad on the back cover. Vocelli Pizza - Zelienople 109 W. New Castle St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-1998 www.vocellipizza.com/zelienople_pa Pizza, subs, breadsticks, salads, pasta and more. Pick up or delivery. Serving Zelienople, Evans City and surrounding communities. Call or visit website for special offers.

The Snowman 238 E. Portersville Rd. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-8003 www.thesnowmanportersville.com This one-of-a-kind, roadside attraction is a “must visit!” Featuring over 30 Shave Ice Flavors (100% cane sugar), 6 Sugar Free (Splenda). Get the Yeti! Our most popular item: Any shave ice flavor with an ice cream center and a whip cream top. Yum.

Best Eats and Treats 1631 Perry Hwy. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-2125 www.facebook.com/ besteatsandtreats Catering your parties and special events, our food truck is ready to ​roll​to bring you fun food with local flavoring! Giant Eagle - Slippery Rock 223 Grove City Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-794-5040 www.gianteagle.com All your supermarket needs, including catering for most events. Our southern pride smoker creates the perfect old-fashioned BBQ! Call Crissa for booking! H&H Concessions 809 Three Degree Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-9107 www.facebook.com/ HHConcession H&H Concessions offers old time kettle korn, sodas and floats, shaved-ice and cold drinks - making fun foods for all to enjoy at community festivals! Medure’s Catering 2500 New Butler Rd. New Castle, PA 16101 724-654-5465 www.medures.com Family-owned and operated business infuses high standards of quality and dedicated to serving our regional community. Caterers to The White Barn, The Atrium and The Succop Conservancy. Took’s Concessions P.O. Box 425 Evans City, PA 16033 724-504-6934 www.tookconcessions.com We specialize in fairs, festivals, special events and catering. We can serve any event, small or large, in Butler County and surrounding counties since 1989.

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Shopping Directory

Where to Shop! Antiques & Secondhand Shops:

Antiques Preferred of Evans City 139 Harrison St. Evans City, PA 16033 724-538-5300 Unique antique store located in the carriage house and summer kitchen of a Queen Anne Victorian home. We also buy antiques and manage estate sales. Open Mon. - Sun. from 11AM - 5 PM Cranberry Consignment Gallery 9013 Marshall Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-741-3113 www.cranberryconsignment gallery.com We offer preloved furniture, decorative accessories, and unique artwork. Visit our showroom filled with quality, carefully selected home furnishings at affordable prices. Furniture at the Firehouse 68 Dambach Ave. Valencia, PA 16059 724-898-2897 www.furnitureatthefirehouse.com Shop in a store where the entire inventory is priced just right. Name brands in furniture, home décor, and novelty items! All proceeds benefit the St. Barnabas Free Care Fund. Revamp Decor 113 Grand Ave., Mars, PA 16046 724-687-7977 www.facebook.com/RD1900s Our shop offers handmade gifts, unique florals, and hand-painted furniture. Custom paint your pieces. Painting workshops offered. Country chic all-inone paint retailer. Second Time Around 136 S. Main St., Butler, PA 16001 724-285-3876 www.facebook.com/ secondtimearound.butler Second Time Around specializes in quality, name-brand clothing for the entire family, including formal wear at the Butler location. We take items for consignment and offer tuxedo rentals; call today for an appointment!

Arts & Culture Time Honored Crafts:

Bottlebrush Gallery & Center for the Arts 539 Main St., Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-0539 www.bottlebrusharts.com Support local art! Visit our historic building filled with artwork, a vintage record shop, monthly concerts and classes for all ages. Christy Culp Pottery 286 Crisswell Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-422-0851 www.2pearspottery.blogspot. com/?m=1 Visit Christy Culp’s pottery studio located on her berry farm in Penn Township where she makes beautiful pottery for everyday use and gift giving. Hours by appointment and advertised open houses. Creative Harmony Arts & Books 317 German St., Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-086 www.harmonyartsbooks.com Experience creativity. Lovers of books, art and handmade crafts. Classes. Historic Tours. See website for hours of operation. CURIO 111 E. New Castle St. Zelienople, PA 16063 412-977-3330 www.curiocool.com This unique gift shop and art space carries handmade items by western Pennsylvania artists, fine art, collectible toys, and offers art classes for all ages.

The Perfect Piece Home Furnishings 22410 Perry Hwy., Jackson Plz. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-473-4111 www.theperfectpiecestore.com Furniture and home decor resale store in the Cranberry/Zelienople area. Vintage, classic, shabby-chic and traditional furnishings all under one roof!

Darn Yarn Needles and Thread 253D Mercer St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-473-0983 www.darnyarnneedlesandthread.com Darn Yarn is a yarn shop that focuses on American-made yarns and related supplies. We carry books, knitting needles, crochet hooks, a small selection of spinning wheels and table looms, and of course yarn.

Wagon Wheel Antiques 1399 Pittsburgh Rd. Valencia, PA 16059 724-898-9974 www.wagonwheelantiques.us Come browse our selection of antiques and collectibles and furnish your home in unique style with quality antiques for both the casual and serious collector. We have four buildings filled with fine antiques and collectibles.

Glass Blowing Center 114 Leonard Rd. Hilliards, PA 16040 724-791-2100 www.glass123.com Our gift shop features beautiful handblown glass creations by over 30 artists, free flame-working demonstrations daily, classes and keepsake repair service. Open 10 AM-6 PM six days per week/closed Wednesday.

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Little Foot Quilt Shoppe 115 W. Main St. Evans City, PA 16033 724-482-6334 www.littlefoot.net Quilt shop quality fabrics, quilting classes, ideas and inspiration.

Bakeries:

Carol’s Pastry Shop 142 S. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-7920 www.carolspastryshop.com 44 years of providing delicious bakery items for our customers. Wedding cakes, cookies, donuts, all occasion cakes and best bear claws in the area! KZB’s Sweet Treats Mars, PA 16046 724-496-1038 www.facebook.com/KZBsSweetTreats Customized sugar cookies, cookie bouquets, cake pops and treats for every occasion. Sweets table design also available! Lagerhaus Bakery 534 Main St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-584-6850 www.lagerhausbakery.com Mainstreet Bake Shop 170 W. Main St. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-2262 www.mainstreetbakeshop.com Visit our quaint shop on Saxonburg’s Main Street for a baked treat made especially for you. Novel Breads Co. Renfrew, PA 16053 724-996-3179 novelbreads.com A small-batch artisan bread bakery that creates classic and novel flavor combinations inspired from literature and made from exceptional, unique and local ingredients. P&B’s Sweets and Eats 243 E. Main St. Evans City, PA 16033 724-538-1000 www.facebook.com/P-Bs-Sweets-andEats-261449154327868 Located inside Viola’s Market, we are a to-go cafe featuring specialty coffee, breakfast offerings, pastries, soups, sandwiches, salads and baked goods. Pennie’s Bake Shop & Espresso Bar 800 W. New Castle St. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-1928 www.penniecake.com The Two Fraus Bakery 253 Mercer St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-900-0392 www.twofraus.com The Two Fraus Bakery is an all natural, from scratch bakery. No boxed or premixes ever used. Specializing in breads and not your average cookies.

Clothing:

Alpaca Palace 102 Knotingham Ln. Butler, PA 16001 724-787-6214 www.alpacapalace.com Alpaca apparel: gloves, sweaters, coats, scarves and socks. Farm tours offered during shop hours or by appointment. Asgard Acres Alpaca Farm 180 Nursery Rd. Renfrew, PA 16053 724-789-7345 www.asgardacresalpacas.com We carry a full line of quality alpaca products, unique in design and comfort, including sweaters, hats, gloves, outerwear, socks, stuffed animal friends and more. Boutique 16063 200 S. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-473-2248 www.boutique16063.com Zelienople’s premier women’s clothing, accessory, and shoe boutique! Eva Bryn Shoetique 117 S. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-553-2232 www.evabrynshoetique.com A lovely village women’s shoe shop, Eva Bryn Shoetique offers sandals, boots, mules, flats, heels, trendy tennis shoes and accessories in a luxurious atmosphere. Nellie’s 126 S. Main St., Butler, PA 16001 724-679-4604 www.nelliesonford.com Nellie’s in downtown Butler is a unique ladies boutique offering contemporary and classic clothing and accessories for women of all ages. The T-SHIRT Loft 420 S. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-4380 www.t-shirtloft.com For over 32 years The T-Shirt Loft has offered customization on various apparel, bags and other items through screen printing and embroidery. WestPark Alpacas 1037 West Park Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-738-9380 www.westparkalpacas.com Alpaca farm events and tours. Alpaca items utilizing our fiber in woven and felted fabrics for custom designed, farm produced accessories and toys. Classes and demos.

Food Shops:

Baldinger’s Market 519 Perry Way, Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-9310 www.baldingerscandy.com Feel like a kid in a candy store (literally)! Largest collection of cookie cutters, large assortment of nostalgic candies and gift baskets made to order.

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Batch 230 W. Main St. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-604-0197 www.batch-homegrownhandmade.com Two women, one dream... to live a life growing, creating, eating. We make gourmet, locally-sourced, fresh jarred food, along with breads, butters and more!

Peter’s Chocolate Shoppe 326 W. Jefferson St. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-5096 www.peterschocolate shoppe.com Since 1938, Peter’s Chocolate Shoppe has been providing high-quality, exceptional chocolates including their specialty, chocolate-covered fruits, to Butler County.

Butler Farm Market 901 Evans City Rd. Renfrew, PA 16053 724-486-2194 www.butlerfarmmarket.com

Speckled Hen Chocolate Company 656 Saxonburg Blvd. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-4840 www.SpeckledHenChocolate Company.com Unique chocolate creations are our specialty! We hand-dip all of our chocolates and make our fudge in-house! Stop by for free samples! See our ad on page 21.

Cummings Candy and Coffee 146 N. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-3287 www.cummingscoffee.com Fairground Market 1138 New Castle Rd. Prospect, PA 16052 724-865-9523 www.fairgroundmarket.com Harvest Valley Farm Market & Bakery 6003 Cunningham Rd. Gibsonia, PA 15044 724-898-3276 www.harvestvalleyfarms.com Herb Brittner’s Smokehouse 150 Magill Rd. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-6772 www.herbbrittners.biz Variety of award-winning smoked meats such as hams, pork chops, kielbasa and beef sticks. #1 beef jerky, voted by the American Association of Meat Processors.

Wendereusz’s Candy & More 210 E. Main St. Evans City, PA 16033 724-432-3624 www.wcandies.com We offer a large variety of handmade chocolates, bite-size truffles, sugar-free chocolates, Jelly Belly jelly beans plus much more. Willie’s Smoke House 562 S. Main St. Harrisville, PA 16038 724-735-4184 www.williessmokehouse.com For a 40-year-old tradition of quality smoked meats and delicious recipes in Pennsylvania, Willie’s Smoke House has exactly what you’re looking for. Zanella Milling 111 Main St. West Sunbury, PA 16061 724-637-2864 See our ad on page 39.

The Enchanted Olive 120 N. Perry Hwy. Harmony, PA 16037 724-473-0017 www.enchantedolive.com Taste over 60 varieties of fresh extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world. Bottled onsite. Specialty foods and gifts available.

Jewelry:

Thoma Meat Market 748 Dinnerbell Rd. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-2020 www.thomameat.com

Mathew Jewelers - Cranberry 20430 Rt. 19., Ste. 170 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-9240 www.MathewJewelers.com Mathew Jewelers is 4th generation family-owned since 1947. Custom design experts, specializing in quality jewelry and expert repair, done on premises.

Mathew Jewelers 122 N. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-9240 www.MathewJewelers.com Mathew Jewelers is 4th generation family-owned since 1947. Custom design experts specializing in quality jewelry and expert repair, done on premises.

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3 Guys Optical 535 Adams Shoppes Mars, PA 16046 724-591-8515 www.3guysoptical.com We promise great, low prices, with a variety of unique and stylish frames, as well as eye exams with our trusted and caring in-house doctors. Clearview Mall 101 Clearview Cir. Butler, PA 16001 724-285-5721 www.shopclearviewmall.com Clearview Mall is anchored by Boscov’s, JCPenney and Rural King. Plus, it features T.J. Maxx, Dunham’s Sports, Dollar Tree, Compadres Mexican Restaurant, Texas Roadhouse and Dragon.

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Grove City Premium Outlets 1911 Leesburg-Grove City Rd. Grove City, PA 16127 724-748-4770 www.premiumoutlets.com/ grovecity 130+ outlet stores - Up to 65% off at Ann Taylor, kate spade new york, Calvin Klein, Coach, Michael Kors, The North Face, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Vera Bradley, Under Armour and more! Hufnagel-Majors 265 Perry Hwy. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-7593 www.hufnagel-majors.com Purchase new and previouslyowned RVs or rent a small travel trailer or tent trailer. Parts and accessories available. Service, including installing hitches, awnings and air conditioners. Kellner’s Fireworks ¯ 478 Old Route 8 Harrisville, PA 16038 800-458-6000 www.kellfire.com We truly believe that our pyro partnerships with these creative geniuses allow us to supply you, our customer, with the world’s best fireworks at the lowest possible prices. The Streets of Cranberry 20412 Rt. 19 N. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 866-271-8700 www.thestreetsof cranberry.com The Streets of Cranberry is a unique shopping place located in Cranberry Township. Shop, dine and enjoy the seasonal activities through the year! Walmart - Butler ¯ 400 Butler Commons Butler, PA 16001 724-282-4060 www.walmart.com Two convenient locations in Butler County for all your shopping needs. Helping people save money so they can live better. Walmart - Cranberry Twp. ¯ 20245 Rt. 19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-4550 www.walmart.com Two convenient locations in Butler County for all your shopping needs. Helping people save money so they can live better.

Speciality & Gift Shops:

All About Reclaimed 110 N. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-996-8071 www.allaboutreclaimed.com All About Reclaimed is all about making something out of nothing, upcycling and simply reusing and recycling. We are happy to cater to all of your floral needs. Appalachian Rock Shop & Jewelry 508A Perry Hwy. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-9356 www.appalachianrockshop. com Western PA’s premier destination for rocks, crystals, fossils, jewelry and giftware, as well as jewelry-making supplies. See the beauty and wonder of billions of years of natural history. Owned by degreed geologists. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 1740 Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-741-0464 www.crackerbarrel.com Visit Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, where pleasing people with our delicious homestyle cooking and gracious service defines our country spirit. See our ad on page 7. Eleven Eleven Gifts 1690 Evans City Rd. Evans City, PA 16033 724-584-2761 www.1111gifts.com Come treasure hunting amongst beautiful handmade gifts while supporting local artisans. Your senses will come alive in this peace-filled space just outside Evans City proper. Historic Harmony Harmony Museum 222 Mercer St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-5509 www.HarmonyMuseumShop. com www.harmonymuseum.org Unique historic gifts, home decorating items, books about local history, garden art, note cards plus historic, non-electric toys for the kids.

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Shopping Directory

Where to Shop! Meridian Station Gift Shop & Confectionery 298 Meridian Rd., Ste. A Butler, PA 16001 724-482-4436 www.themeridianstation.com Quaint, charming and cheerful. The Meridian Station Gift Shop boasts a wondrous array of traditional country gifts, uncommon confections and the nostalgia of a simpler time. Mystique Moon Antiques & Artisans 140 S. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-256-9050 www.facebook.com/ barnartisansantiques Our store features art and antiques from 45 local artisans and antique vendors. We have an eclectic mix of primitives, photography, jewelry, pottery, paintings, furniture and more! Nicolette’s Tailor Shop & Specialty Gifts (1830’s Red Brick House across from First National Bank) Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-1100 www.NicolettesShop.com Near Moraine. An enchanting shop! Gifts, artists, jewelry, souvenirs, photography, Divani Chocolates, seasonal Surprises. A variety of Art and doTERRA Essential Oils Classes. Must visit!

Quality Gardens 409 Rt. 228 Valencia, PA 16059 724-625-2770 www.quality-gardens.com Great shopping for inside and outside the home including 16 greenhouses, open all year round, 20,000 square feet openair space and more!

Stocking Stuffers Plus 125 S. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-462-0037 www.stockingstuffers plus.com “A shop for all seasons.” Come on in to a quaint country atmosphere. We specialize in Billy Jacobs prints and local sports teams.

Serendipity Zelie 100 E. Spring St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-473-4110 www.facebook.com/ serendipityzelienople A gift boutique featuring unique items, many of which have meaning or support a cause or charity. And some things are just plain pretty!

The Birdwatchers Store 630 New Castle Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-794-2473 www.thebirdwatchers store.com The favorite destination of wild bird enthusiasts of all ages. We carry feeders, seed, houses, poles, gifts and more! View birds at our outside feeders! See our ad on page 37.

Sheila’s Home Decor & Gifts Streets of Cranberry 20412 Rt. 19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-591-5850 www.sheilashome.com Sheila’s Home Decor & Gifts is a store filled with a large selection of home and seasonal decor, jewelry, clothing, candles, and unique gifts for all occasions.

Wendell August Forge 2074 Leesburg-Grove City Rd. Mercer, PA 16137 724-748-9500 www.wendellaugust.com Tour America’s oldest working forge, where artisans have been crafting metalware by hand since 1923. Visit our Flagship Store, workshop, History Center, and #MakeYourMark in our interactive exhibit.

DECISIONS, DECISIONS… We make event planning easy. Your next meeting could be a breeze in Butler County, PA, just 20 minutes north of Pittsburgh. Our professional planners will help you every step of the way when planning an event in Butler County. From selecting the perfect site to arranging hotel accommodations and more, we connect you with the community by bringing together all the partners you need to create a fantastic event!

The Owlet Gift Shop, Moraine Preservation Fund 118 N. Shore Dr. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-9185 www.morainepreservation fund.org Located at McDanel’s Launch in Moraine State Park, we offer scenic boat tours and a variety of gifts, books and guides. See our ad on page 38.

With an incredible location, we are only five hours from half of the U.S. population! We offer our event attendees over 2,000 hotel rooms and hundreds of restaurants and shops, plus complimentary shuttle service for groups. For more information, call Jackie Antonucci at 866.856.8444 or visit

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Sporting Equipment:

Dapper Bicycle 219 S. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-0556 www.dapperbicycle.com Our store features a large selection of bicycles. We offer repair service on all makes and models and carry a complete line of parts and accessories. Rapp’s Bicycle Center 179 New Castle Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-8048 www.rappsbicyclecenter.com Rapp’s Bicycle Center has provided quality service for over 48 years. We sell Giant, Redline, KHS, mountain bikes, hybrids and more.

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Toys & Hobbies:

Hobby Express 1713 Rt. 228, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-779-2000 www.hobbyexpressinc.com The area’s largest hobby store with something for everyone! Everything from remote control cars, planes, boats, and helis, models, trains, and so much more! Playthings Etc. Family Toys & Hobbies 2483 William Flynn Hwy. Butler, PA 16001 724-285-7529 www.playthings-etc.com This gleaming stealth-shaped store is full of toys, hobbies and gifts for every age, gender and interest. See demonstrations and try many toys yourself. It is the world’s coolest toy store experience. See our ad on page 8.

Wineries & Distillery:

Deer Creek Winery 145 N. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-9463 www.DeerCreekWine.com/ dcw-at-penn-theater We have various wines and love to do special mixes with you as well! Come experience the Deer Creek Winery difference today! DR Distillery 1140 Kiester Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-290-9403 Mazza Wine Shop at Baldinger’s Candy Store 519 Perry Hwy. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-3893 www.EnjoyMazza.com Family-run winery has been producing fine wines since 1972 in Lake Erie Region. The wine shop features wines from Mazza Vineyards and South Shore Wine Company. Rustic Acres Winery 234 Crisswell Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-283-6236 www.rusticacreswinery.com Starr Hill Vineyard & Winery 400 Butler Commons Butler, PA 16001 814-236-0910 www.starrhillwinery.com Based out of Curwensville, PA, Starr Hill Winery sells familymade wines at the Butler Commons Walmart. It is the first winery in the nation to do so!

Winfield Winery 1026 Winfield Rd. Cabot, PA 16023 724-352-9589 www.winfieldwinery.com Come taste our 30+ handcrafted wines receiving over 80 awards featuring our blackberry wine which was awarded the 2014 Governors Cup at the PA Farm Show.

Spa & Beauty Boutiques:

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa 1713 Rt. 228, Ste. A Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-638-8508 www.handandstonespas.com Hand & Stone offers professional massage and facial services tailored to your needs. Open seven days a week. Look and feel your best affordably! Hanging Rock Spa 601 Pittsburgh Rd., Ste. 300 Butler, PA 16002 724-996-6534 www.hangingrockspa.com Our services include a variety of traditional and unique treatments that have been specifically designed to combat stress and support your physical and spiritual wellness. Salon MMK 100 E. Spring St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-498-0583 www.facebook.com/ salonmmk Experienced hair salon dedicated to the health and vitality of your hair. Using only clean and naturally based products. OSIRIS Wellness and Day Spa 1511 Mars-Evans City Rd. Evans City, PA 16033 724-538-4004 www.osiriswellness.com Experience resort-style luxury! With our unparalleled atmosphere, array of services and therapeutic amenities, OSIRIS has just what you need to experience a day of serenity. The Body Bar 20111 Rt. 19 Cranberry Mall Lower Level Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-772-4500 www.bodybarexperience.com The Body Bar is a unique facility where you can receive a full range of amenities; massage, facials, body treatments, waxing, UV or airbrush tanning.

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Conference & Banquet Facilities ARMCO Park 341 Centreville Pike, Rt. 173 Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-287-4733 www.bcfymca.org This 75-acre park is a beautiful community resource that is open to the public and features a playground, picnic pavilions, new horseshoe pits and more.

Conley Resort & Golf Club 740 Pittsburgh Rd., Butler, PA 16002 724-586-7711 www.conleyresort.com Perfect choice for all business and special occasion meeting needs. Accommodations for up to 160 people with panoramic views of the impeccable, manicured golf course. See our ad on page 58.

Armstrong Farms Bed & Breakfast 155 Westminster Rd. P.O. Box 265 Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-2858 www.armstrongfarms.com Founded in 1816, Armstrong Farms is a host to weddings and corporate events, a supplier of landscape materials, and is an Angus and Shorthorn breeder in southern Butler County. See our ad on page 21.

Cooper Station Restaurant/Event Center 352 N. Pike Rd., Sarver, PA 16055 724-353-2100 www.cooperstationrestaurant.com Upscale casual dining experience, consistent high quality, offering a diverse menu and full bar. In-house banquet room or private event center available to host your next event.

Betsy’s Barn 147 Kennedy Rd. Portersville, PA 16051 724-368-3233 www.cheesemanfarm.com Betsy’s Barn is a post-and-beam twostory bank barn. A unique location for your wedding, reception, graduation party, family reunion, company picnic or birthday party. Butler Country Club 310 Country Club Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-7701 www.butlercc.org Formal elegance with exceptional cuisine and world-class service with menus to suit any taste and budget. Our professional staff will help plan your special event! Butler County Community College 107 College Dr. Butler, PA 16002 724-287-8711 x8326 www.bc3.edu We have the 440-seat Succop Theater, a versatile Founders Hall, our top-notch Public Safety Training Center, and many classrooms and lecture halls. BC3 will accommodate your meeting needs! Butler Health System 911 E. Brady St. Butler, PA 16001 724-284-4200 www.butlerhealthsystem.org Butler Health System is an independent, community-focused organization with facilities well-suited to support local businesses and community-centered meetings and events.

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Jergel’s Rhythm Grille 103 Slade Ln., Warrendale, PA 15086 724-799-8333 www.jergels.com A unique music and entertainment venue providing guests with a host of live performances - including local, regional and national touring acts - covering all genres. In addition, a high-quality restaurant/bar.

www.CranberryHighlands.com/Banquets Pinehall at Eisler Farms 517 Dick Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-355-4599 www.pinehallfarms.com Specializing in wedding ceremonies and receptions, Pinehall at Eisler Farms is a century-old restored barn located on a picturesque 175-acre nursery. Book your celebration today.

Cranberry Highlands Golf Course 5601 Freshcorn Rd. Cranberry Twp, PA 16066 724-776-7372 www.cranberryhighlands.com Juniper Grill Pittsburgh Marriott North Golf Digest named Cranberry Highlands 2030 MacKenzie Way, Ste. 800 100 Cranberry Woods Dr. Pennsylvania’s Best Municipal Golf Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 Course. Enjoy its scenic amenities 724-591-8850 724-772-3700 and experience its Audubon-certified www.junipergrill.com/cranberry.php www.pittsburghmarriottnorth.com sanctuary. Test its championship links, Butler County’s finest full-service savor its Clubhouse cuisine and reserve its Our menu was developed from the idea updated meeting and banquet rooms for of serving Cowboy Cuisine, a wide variety hotel, with 295 luxurious guestrooms, your next special event. of American cuisine with a southwest flair restaurant/lounge, Starbucks outlet, with everything from scratch using only indoor pool and fitness center, plus See our ad above. the best products available. 14,000 square feet of event space. Days Inn Conference Center See our ad on page 59. Lutherlyn 139 Pittsburgh Rd., Butler, PA 16001 500 Lutherlyn Ln., Butler, PA 16001 Portersville Muddy Creek EMS Hall 724-287-6761 1122 W. Portersville Rd. www.daysinn.com/hotels/pennsylvania 724-865-2161 www.lutherlyn.com Portersville, PA 16051 /butler/days-inn-butler-conferenceLutherlyn is year-round facility which 724-368-8813 center/hotel-overview offers an exciting range of programs www.facebook.com/ Meeting space highlighting two elegant that include summer camp, adventure/ Portersville-Muddy-Creekballrooms with granite flooring, crystal chandeliers and uplighting. 140 sleeping team building, environmental education, EMS-100721906637972 Charming rustic setting for hall rental rooms including efficiencies, free parking, equestrian center retreats and group rentals. that seats 50 people comfortably. continental breakfast and indoor pool. Excellent for small parties, holiday Michelle Krill Field at Ever Thine Wedding and Event Barn celebrations, meetings and other events. Historic Pullman Park 200 Pine Haven Dr., Fenelton, PA 16034 100 Pullman Park Pl., Butler, PA 16001 Rachel’s Roadhouse 724-445-7000 724-256-9994 100 Fairfield Ln. www.everthineevent.com Butler, PA 16001 The Barn at Ever Thine is the perfect back- www.historicpullmanpark.com Plan your next power breakfast, board 724-841-0333 drop for your next event. Whether your meeting or multi day program at Pullman www.springfields.com preference is simple and rustic or decoPark or enjoy the breathtaking field Rachel’s Roadhouse, located at rated to extraordinary, enjoy the beauty and skyline views while celebrating a Routes 8 & 422, offers a wonderful menu, and serenity that nature has to offer. successful year. daily lunch/dinner specials, fantastic Hilton Garden Inn - Cranberry desserts and a full bar. Private dining Misson Mahi 2000 Garden View Ln. available. 8032 Rowan Rd., Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 See our ad on page 3. 724-591-8005 724-779-9999 www.missionmahi.com RLA Learning and Conference Center www.hiltongardeninncranberry.com A family-friendly atmosphere serving 850 Cranberry Woods Dr. Celebrating our sixth year in Cranberry killer mahi, shrimp, and chicken tacos. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 Township, we are minutes from I-79 Their two rooms combined hold up to 74 724-741-1000 and the PA Turnpike. Our Garden Grill people, perfect for special events! www.theRLA.org serves from 6 AM-10 PM; our bar is open RLA Learning and Conference Center from 4-11 PM. We offer complimentary North Park Lounge Cranberry is a nonprofit, education-based parking and WiFi. 20810 Rt. 19, Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 conference center. We have academic Historic Harmony - Harmony Museum 724-772-2233 members offering 30 degree programs, 218 Mercer St., Harmony, PA 16037 www.northparkloungecranberry.com and versatile meeting rooms to hold 724-452-7341 Where friends meet friends! Delicious business trainings/events for up to 1,000 www.harmonymuseum.org variety of food, extensive drink menu and attendees. Three unique venues: historic lively atmosphere. Music weekends in meetinghouse, rustic historic barn, Bamboo Bar. Beautiful private meeting modern hall with kitchen. Small groups space. Host your next event with us! up to 250. Memorable, great acoustics, just off I-79. 866-856-8444 / VisitButlerCounty.com / 2019 Official Visitors Guide 53


Banquet & Meeting Facilities ARMCO Park

Location

Dimensions

Ceiling Height

Theatre Style

Banquet Style

40’ x 60’ to 50’ x 100’

40’

300+

250+

150

100+

250 to 300

250 to 300

250 to 300

75 to 500

60 to 300

60 to 300

20

Slippery Rock

Armstrong Farms

Saxonburg

Betsy’s Barn

Portersville

Classroom Style

Conference U-Shape Style

300

* 80

* *

Butler Country Club

Butler

Butler County Community College

Butler

450

300

25 to 45

500

Butler Health System

Butler

154

124

124

124

124

*

Conley Resort & Golf Club

Butler

26’ x 35’ to 47’ x 43’

9’ 6” to 12’

100 to 200

60 to 160

25 to 90

25 to 40

25 to 50

*

Cooper Station Event Center

Sarver

48’ x 48’

20’

115

Cooper Station Restaurant

Sarver

24’ x 48’

10’

65

Cooper Hall - Historic Saxonburg

Saxonburg

50 ‘x 150’

12'

250 to 300

250 to 300

250 to 300

Cranberry Highlands Golf Course

Cranberry Twp.

47' x 60'

10’ to 12’

150

150

120

Butler

20' x 15' to 76' x 100'

8’ to 15’

30 to 1,000

16 to 600

12 to 350

40 to 140

Days Inn Conference Center Ever Thine Wedding and Event Barn Hilton Garden Inn Historic Harmony - Harmony Museum Jergel's Rhythm Grille Juniper Grill Lutherlyn Michelle Krill Field at Historic Pullman Park Mission Mahi North Park Lounge Cranberry Pinehall at Eisler Farms Pittsburgh Marriott North Portersville Muddy Creek EMS Hall Rachel's Roadhouse RLA Learning and Conference Center Slippery Rock University

23’ x 14’ to 84’ x 50’

Handicapped Accessible

Fenelton Cranberry Twp. Harmony Warrendale

28’ x 74’

10’

50 to 200

40 to 180

* * 250 to 300

* 44

*

20 to 35

20 to 50

*

15 to 50

15 to 50

*

Three unique venues—historic (1825) meetinghouse, seats 135; rustic (1805) barn, seats 250; modern hall with historic wine cellar, licensed kitchen, seats 125+. Affordable, memorable, great acoustics. Just off I-79. Various Spaces 15’ 6” X 36’ 6”

Prospect

Various Spaces

Butler

17’ x 48’

Cranberry Twp.

26’ X 21’ and 21’ X 16’

8 to 300 10’

20

Up to 150

Various areas, different sizes, BOTH Inside and Outside

Butler

Nearly 3,500 sq. ft.

Cranberry Twp.

136’ x 55’

32

20

32

n/a

10 to 700

* Most

100

* * Most

80-100

50-80

50-80

*

28 to 74

*

85

*

180 11’ x 14’

*

* 300+

14’

* *

200

Cranberry Twp.

Cranberry Twp.

30 to 40

10 to 600

* 10 to 480

10 to 80

10 to 60

*

Portersville

50

*

Butler

45

*

Cranberry Twp.

28 meeting rooms of various size

Slippery Rock

Various

10’ - 22’

175 to 350

90 to 230

12 to 230

12 to 36

12 to 28

*

750

450

200

45

30

*

Springfield Grille

Mars

36

*

Spring Street Cafe

Zelienople

75

*

Succop Nature Park

Butler

Tanglewood Center

Butler

300

*

Seven Fields

46

*

Tavern 86 by Hines Ward Sports & Spirits

14’ 8” x 26’ 1”

36

Butler

1,500, 3,000, and 5,000 sq. ft

9’ x 5"

The Barn at Soergel Hollow

Evans City

36’ x 56’, patio makes the area 56’ X 56’

12’

The Center of Harmony

Harmony

40’ x 76’

11’ 6"

The Atrium

The Gathering Spot The Stables at Connoquenessing Twelve Oaks Mansion Vines Wine Bar White Barn

350

50 to 300

150

50 60 to 175

Seven Fields Prospect/Butler

Can fit 110 weather permitting 95’ x 40’

Saxonburg Museum/Cooper Hall Slippery Rock University, Office of 157 N. Rebecca St. Conference Services Saxonburg, PA 16056 107 Central Loop, Ste. 102 724-352-1400 x3 Slippery Rock, PA 16057 www.visitsaxonburgpa.com 724-738-2718 Cooper Hall is a 6,000 square foot www.sruconferences.com venue with seating capacity of 300 Let Slippery Rock University host your available for weddings, reunions, next event! Our venues accommodate parties, corporate and private events. meetings and trainings, receptions and Call 724-352-1400, press 3 or email social events, and summer overnight saxonburgcooperhall@gmail.com. retreats and/ 866-856-8444 athletic camps. 54 2019 Official Visitors Guide / VisitButlerCounty.com 54

11’ to 31’

280 to 350

*

50

150

60 to 230

* *

150

Butler

12’

120

22

220

Renfrew Cranberry Twp.

36

150

150

150

* * 40 to 80

16

40 to 80

*

50 to 75

*

250

*

Spring Street Cafe 205 S. Main St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-473-0476 www.springstreet.cafe Plan your next work meeting, family gathering, or celebration with us. Private banquet room hosts 50 with added availability in the front cafe. Breakfast, lunch or dinner. Specialty menus available.

Springfield Grille 7001 Crider Rd., Mars, PA 16046 724-778-8700 www.springfields.com The Springfield Grille is an upscale casual steakhouse featuring Black Angus steaks, fresh seafood, wide wine selections and a nightly chef-inspired feature menu. See our ad on page 3.

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Succop Nature Park 185 W. Airport Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-2591 www.aswp.org We welcome you to the Succop Nature Park for your next event, meeting or retreat. Explore the lush landscapes, ponds, walking trails and more during your visit. Tanglewood Center 10 Austin Ave. Lyndora, PA 16045 724-287-0021 www.tanglewoodinc.org Conveniently located with ample free parking, to a well maintained, handicap accessible building, we feature three banquet/meeting rooms with seating from 30 to 300. Pre-arranged food service available. Tavern 86 by Hines Ward Sports & Spirits 530 Northpointe Circle Sevens Fields, PA 16046 724-741-0860 www.hineswardstavern86.com “Dine Like a Champion!” Enjoy fresh salads, burgers, steaks, seafood, pasta and much more! Full selection of beer, wine, and premium liquors! Great food and great sports. See our ad on page 5. The Atrium 1031 New Castle Rd. Prospect, PA 16052 724-865-2830 www.TheAtriumOnline.com At The Atrium, you will find personal undivided attention and dedication to details that takes the pressure off you and guarantees a successful event. The Barn at Soergel Hollow 1078 Prospect Rd. Evans City, PA 16033 724-789-9567 www.soergelhollow.com Weddings and corporate outings. Embrace the country setting with a romantic woodland chapel, dressing cabins, reception barn, pond, picnic shelter, and tractor transportation. The Center of Harmony 253 Mercer St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-400-6044 www.thecenterofharmony.com A wedding and events venue in an 1875 Opera Hall. Intimate with hardwood floors and natural light. Holds 150 guests. Shops and businesses too!

Think the Tourism Bureau may be a good fit for your business? We’d love to have you! Call Beth Paslawski or visit our website for membership benefits. The Gathering Spot 523 Chicora Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-290-1986 www.gathering-spot.com Small banquet facility for your meetings and events. We love to do themes and custom parties! Photo booth offers a fun and exciting way to capture your special events at our location or yours! The Stables at Connoquenessing 856 Evans City Rd., Rear Renfrew, PA 16053 724-504-6006 www.TheStablesat Connoquenessing.com The Stables at Connoquenessing is open year-round and offers the perfect combination of barn charm and modern-day amenities for your event or celebration. Twelve Oaks Mansion 160 Scharberry Ln. Mars, PA 16046 724-625-2343 www.twelveoaksmansion.com Twelve Oaks Mansion is a premier destination for weddings, private events, corporate functions and scholastic banquets. Offers elegant decor, views and much more. Vines Wine Bar 526 Northpointe Circle Seven Fields, PA 16046 724-741-0860 www.hineswardstable86.com Vines Wine Bar offers a chef-inspired menu that changes seasonally and a diverse wine list by the glass and bottle. See our ad on page 5. White Barn 254 Kennedy Rd. Prospect, PA 16052 724-991-7055 www.whitebarn.us White Barn is a unique rustic, elegant venue specializing in weddings and festivals. Visit us at whitebarn. us and Facebook or call for more information.

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Supporting Directory Community Organizations:

Alliance for Nonprofit Resources 127 S. Main St., Butler, PA 16001 724-431-3663 www.anrinfo.org Alliance for Nonprofit Resources (ANR) provides administrative services to agencies of all sizes. ANR helps businesses and nonprofits manage workflow, time, and resources more efficiently. Butler AM Rotary Butler YMCA, Tuesday at 7 AM 339 N. Washington St. Butler, PA 16001 724-991-2212 www.butleramrotary.com “Service Above Self” from the annual Carved in Ice festival in downtown Butler to the Alameda Purple Playground. Our Charities support the Weekend Backpack Initiative, State Police Camp Cadet and others. Butler Area Bowling Association 571 Mercer Rd., Butler, PA 16001 724-282-7224 www.butlerareausbc.org A nonprofit organization promoting the game of American Tenpin Bowling, conducting and supporting bowling competition, and providing equal opportunity for all in the sport of bowling. Butler County Association of Twp. Officials P. O. Box 195, East Butler, PA 16029 724-352-2324 Dedicated to providing better government services through education, cooperation and communication with our members, townships of the second-class in Butler County since 1915. Butler County Chamber of Commerce 101 E. Diamond St., Ste 116 Butler, PA 16001 724-283-2222 www.ButlerCountyChamber.com Private, nonprofit, membership-based, business advocacy organization. Established in 1896 to serve Butler County businesses, focusing on the impact of numerous factors on quality of life. Butler County Commissioners 124 W. Diamond St., Butler, PA 16001 724-284-5100 www.co.butler.pa.us Commissioner Leslie Osche, Commissioner Kevin Boozel and Commissioner Kim Geyer. Offices located on the fifth floor of the County Government Center. Butler County Council of Governments 2525 Rochester Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-816-4880 An association of Butler County townships and boroughs working cooperatively to reduce costs and provide better municipal government for their residents and businesses.

Butler Downtown 101 E. Diamond St., Ste. 116 Butler, PA 16001 724-256-5769 www.butlerdowntown.org Butler Downtown is a nonprofit organization working to revitalize the Main Street business district in the City of Butler. CDC: Community Development Corporation of Butler County 120 Hollywood Dr., Ste. 101 Butler, PA 16001 724-283-1961 www.butlercountycdc.com The first stop for economic development in Butler County. Our knowledgeable staff provides site selection, financing and technical assistance. Center for Community Resources 212 S. Main St., Butler, PA 16001 724-431-0095 www.ccrinfo.org Center for Community Resources (CCR) coordinates supportive services for individuals and families seeking information and referrals for various human service needs essential for actively learning, working, and living in the community. City of Butler 140 W. North St., Butler, PA 16001 724-285-4124 www.cityofbutler.org Butler, Smithsonian’s 7th best small town and birthplace of the Bantam jeep, has an historic downtown with great museums, family-owned shops and the tastiest restaurants anywhere!

Kids Castle in Cranberry Township Cranberry Township 2525 Rochester Rd., Ste. 400 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-4806 www.cranberrytownship.org A thriving community of over 30,000 residents. A premier destination in western Pennsylvania featuring worldclass amenities in business, recreation, and housing. Cranberry has been among the fastest-growing communities in the region, and has emerged as a major technology and employment center. See our ad on page 2. Explore Zelie 111 W. New Castle St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-473-0476 www.zelieboro.org Zelienople Revitalization works to build on the rich assets that exist in Zelienople by beautifying and building business on Main Street.

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Harmony Borough 217 Mercer St. Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-6780 www.harmony-PA.us National Landmark, preservation honoree. Museum, specialty shopping, wine/ dine, hike/bike, kayak/canoe, concerts for family fun. Learn about Washington’s momentous 1753 trek, communal German Separatists, Mennonite heritage and much more. Jackson Township 140 Magill Rd. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-5581 www.jacksontwpbutler.org Jackson Township, a secondclass township, is governed by three elected supervisors. A number of appointed boards and commissions assist in the delivery of municipal services. Nonprofit Development Corp. 921 Grant Ave. East Butler, PA 16029 724-431-3660 www.ndcinfo.org Nonprofit Development Corporation (NDC) supports individuals, nonprofit organizations, and government entities to obtain technical assistance, affordable space, supported employment, and funding opportunities. Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber, Cranberry Twp. Satellite Office 2525 Rochester Rd., Ste. 200 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-934-9700 www.PghNorthChamber.com We mean business! Providing the local leadership to preserve, enhance and extend the quality of life and economic vitality of business in Butler County. Rich-Mar Rotary P.O. Box 392, Mars, PA 16046 724-625-3141 x228 www.rich-mar.org Rich-Mar Rotary, a service club for professionals and business leaders in the community, is active in serving others. Through service, members enjoy opportunities to network. Meeting every Wednesday at noon at the Treesdale Country Club, join us for a complimentary lunch meeting. Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area 623 E. 8th Ave. Homestead, PA 15120 412-464-4020 x46 www.riversofsteel.com Celebrate Butler County’s many exciting attractions with custom-designed group tour packages! Tours include

historical, cultural, culinary and much more. Packages include step-on guides, taste samplings and giveaways! Rotary Club of Cranberry Township - Sunrise P.O. Box 1583 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 www.cranberrytwpsunrise rotary.org Rotary is a forward looking global nonprofit working on bettering our world, our nation, and our community. Saxonburg Area Business Association Saxonburg, PA 16056 www.saxonburgbusiness.org A business association designed to support and publicize the businesses of Saxonburg and the surrounding area in order to help each other prosper. Saxonburg Borough Muhlhausen Sister City Society 420 W. Main St. Saxonburg, PA 16056 www.saxonburgpa.com/sistercity.html John Roebling emigrated to America from Muhlhausen, Germany, and founded Saxonburg Borough in 1832. Saxonburg has been a Sister City with Muhlhausen, Germany, since 2008. Slippery Rock Business Association P. O. Box 335 Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-283-2222 www.goslipperyrock.com The Slippery Rock Business Association is a consortium of businesses and individuals who believe in the past, present and future of the Slippery Rock community. St. Peter’s Reformed Church 320 E. Grandview Ave. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-8120 www.stpzelie.org St. Peter’s Reformed Church is a growing, all-age friendly church that offers a blended service of traditional and contemporary styles of worship in Zelienople. The Arc of Butler County 112 Hollywood Dr. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-1500 www.ARCButler.org An agency serving individuals and families with intellectual disabilities. We can help families with independent living, respite and employment opportunities.

United Way of Butler County 407A W. Jefferson St. Butler, PA 16001 724-285-4883 www.butlerunitedway.org Advancing the common good by creating opportunities for residents to give, advocate, and volunteer to improve education, provide financial stability for individuals/families and connect people to needed services.

Northwest Bank ¯ 1688 Rt. 228 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-711-9200 www.northwest.com We deliver with the enthusiasm, knowledge and genuine caring. At Northwest, we’re your problem solvers, stress relievers, coaches and trusted advisors. See our ad on page 6.

Zelienople Area Business Association Zelienople, PA 16063 724-612-2519 www.gozelie.com The Zelienople Area Business Association (ZABA) is a locally lead organization with a focus on driving business to and within the greater Zelienople area.

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Zelienople Area Public Library 227 S. High St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-9330 www.zelienoplelibrary.org Our collection includes over 60,000 items including books, DVDs, audios, compact discs, magazines, eBooks, Ancestry. com, online databases. We offer patrons computers for surfing the internet, word processing and print shop projects.

Education & Libraries:

Heath & Wellness:

Banking & Financial:

Farmers National Bank 20581 Rt. 19 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 844-776-5432 www.farmersnb.com Community bank founded in 1900 in Emlenton, PA, offering ​ personal and ​business ​banking ​ products and services. Local​​​ experts, ​local ​decisions. Huntington Bank 1 Northgate Plaza Harmony, PA 16037 724-452-7450 www.huntington.com Proud contributor to the economic strength of Butler County by investing in business growth, partnering and volunteering to make a difference where we live and work. Jay G. Shaffer Financial 422 N. Main St., Ste. D Butler, PA 16001 724-285-9700 jay.shaffer@voyafa.com Life, disability, health and longterm care insurance; investment and retirement planning; college funding; employee group benefits; key person and business continuation planning; executive compensation plans; estate conservation; individualized financial plans. NexTier Bank ¯ 245 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16001 1-800-262-1088 www.nextierbank.com NexTier offers a new vision of community banking. We bring a relentless desire to provide world​-​class service, innovative products such as mobile banking, and 26 convenient locations to enhance your financial services experience​with the same friendly faces and commitment to community you already know.

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Catering & Concessions: Butler County Area Vocational-Technical School 210 Campus Ln. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-0735 x202 www.butlertec.us Butler County AVTS provides 15 programs of study to approximately 900 10th-12th grade students from the seven school districts in Butler County. Adult Education Programs are available during evening hours. Institute for Learning in Retirement 165 Elm St. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-738-1604 www.ilretirement.org The Institute for Learning in Retirement is a nonprofit, member-directed organization providing lively learning experiences for mature adults (retired or not). New members are welcome. Mars Area Public Library 107 Grand Ave. Mars, PA 16046 724-625-9048 www.marsarealibrary.org The Mars Area Public Library offers a welcoming environment for discovery, play and learning. Slippery Rock Community Library Friends 316 N. Main St. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-738-9179 www.slipperyrocklibrary.org The Slippery Rock Community Library provides a welcoming environment while connecting people to services, activities and technology to enrich life, foster literacy, inspire curiosity and stimulate imagination. South Butler Community Library 240 W. Main St. Saxonburg, PA 16056 724-352-4810 www.southbutlerlibrary.org Visitors have free access to our large children’s play area, public computers, and free WiFi. Print/copy/scan/fax available.

Butler County Family YMCA 339 N. Washington St. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-4733 www.bcfymca.org The Butler County Family YMCA offers something for everyone - including private/group swim lessons and chronic disease prevention programs. Stop in for a tour. Butler Health System 911 E. Brady St. Butler, PA 16001 724-284-4200 www.butlerhealthsystem.org Butler Health System is a network of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals focused on providing individualized care for our neighbors throughout western PA. Butler Yoga Works 601 Pittsburgh Rd., Ste. 200 Butler, PA 16002 724-996-6694 www.butleryogaworks.com Whether you’re looking for an invigorating yoga practice or a toning body sculpting class, our instructors will provide individualized attention with your health and well-being as our core focus. Chestnut Hills Dental 1691 Rt. 228, Ste. B Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-584-5954 www.chestnuthillsdental.com Chestnut Hills Dental strives to raise the standard of dental healthcare by offering individualized convenience and comprehensive treatment options for you and your family. Community Health Clinic of Butler County 103 Bonnie Dr. Butler, PA 16002 724-841-0980 www.butlerhealthclinic.org The Community Health Clinic is a nonprofit clinic who sees uninsured patients for medical, dental, or behavioral health needs. Call for assistance.

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MedExpress Urgent Care Butler 256 New Castle Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-3627 www.medexpress.com MedExpress Urgent Care treats illnesses and injuries for all ages every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., no appointments necessary. All major insurances accepted. MedExpress Urgent Care Mars 6998 Criders Rd., Ste. 100 Mars, PA 16046 724-778-3627 www.medexpress.com MedExpress Urgent Care treats illnesses and injuries for all ages every day from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., no appointments necessary. All major insurances accepted. Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA 2001 Ehrman Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-452-9122 www.rose.bcfymca.org The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Solevo Wellness ¯ 22095 Perry Hwy. Zelienople, PA 16063 412-422-0420 www.solevowellness.com Solevo Wellness is western PA’s premier medical marijuana dispensary. Dedicated to helping our patients feel their best while providing valuable information about their medication. See our ad on page 45.

Media & Advertising:

Armstrong 660 S. Benbrook Rd. Butler, PA 16001 1-877-277-5711 www.armstrongonewire.com Armstrong offers the best television picture quality available, low monthly telephone rates and the constant connection and internet speed you need with ZOOM internet. Butler Eagle 114-116 W. Diamond St. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-8000 x204 www.butlereagle.com Butler County’s great daily newspaper. Our goal is to provide the public with accurate, up-to-date information about the latest news in Butler and surrounding areas.

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Butler Radio Network 252 Pillow St. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-1500 www.butlerradio.com WISR 680 AM, WBUT 1050 AM, and The Rock Station 97.7, help businesses successfully market their brand and we host Butler County’s Wine Festival, Christmas Parade, Band Jam and other events. See our ad on page 13. Corrigan Aerial Media Harmony, PA 16037 1-844-933-5948 www.corriganaerialmedia.com We provide the Aerial Advantage for your business! Aerial photography/video, mapping and imaging services that will set your website or print material above the rest. CAM - We Fly For You! Krol Media Associates 20436 Rt. 19, Ste. 620-208 Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-713-4905 www.krolmedia.com Krol Media specializes in Public Relations, Media Buying, Digital Advertising, Social Media and Graphic Design. Headquartered in Butler County, Krol Media works with clients in the Pittsburgh region and beyond. Media Post, Inc. 306 E. Grandview Ave. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-453-1290 www.mediapostinc.com Media Post specializes in video production and interactive technologies. With over 20 years of experience, turn to Media Post for creative solutions. Oliver Outdoor 1768 Main St. Butler, PA 16001 866-669-1333 www.oliveroutdoor.com The best in billboards and outdoor advertising opportunities throughout Armstrong, Beaver, Butler and Mercer counties. Shady Lady Productions 482 Monroe Rd. Sarver, PA 16055 724-493-1917 www.shadyladyproductions.com We provide professional sound, talent booking (local/regional/ national), and event planning, promotion and production management for corporate, private and community entities. See our ad on page 13.

Misc. Services:

My Dog’s Care Center 2341 Evans City Rd. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-473-0049 www.mydoginc.us Dog grooming, daycare, indoor boarding. Three outdoor yards and four indoor play areas. Premier and convenient support in a loving and safe environment, just like it’s my dog!

Cabot Guns 300 N. Pike Rd. Sarver, PA 16055 855-843-1911 www.cabotguns.com Cabot Guns by Penn United Technologies, the 2012 and 2013 NRA National Pistol Champion, and described as the Rolls Royce of 1911 Pistols are made in Cabot, PA.

Photo Booth:

C.W. Howard Insurance Agency 405 W. Jefferson St. Butler, PA 16001 724-283-8181 www.howardinsurance.com The C. W. Howard Agency is a local, independent insurance agency. They represent over 15 top-rated insurance companies to find customers the best value.

ITG Networks ¯ 132 Wisconsin Ave. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-934-4636 www.itgnetworks.com One source for all your technology needs. We provide guest and tenant based WiFi networks, CCTV, cabling, internet circuits, and telephone switches for hospitality and business. LIGO Architects 262 Grove City Rd. Slippery Rock, PA 16057 724-794-2380 www.ligoarchitects.com LIGO Architects offers two generations of experience in the Butler/Pittsburgh marketplace: worship, residences, restoration, banks, commercial, industrial and social/health services comprise the basis of the award-winning practice, including design build projects. MHY Family Services 521 Rt. 228, Mars, PA 16046 724-625-3141 www.mhyfamilyservices.org For 136 years, MHY Family Services, formerly Mars Home for Youth, has provided therapeutic care and services to local youth and families in ​ western Pennsylvania.

Pets:

Cranberry Veterinary Hospital 120 Graham Park Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-900-2170 www.cranberryvet.com Cranberry Veterinary Hospital is a progressive and compassionate small animal hospital located in Cranberry Township. We provide highquality care in a fear-free environment.

The Gathering Spot 523 Chicora Rd. Butler, PA 16001 724-290-1986 www.gathering-spot.com Small banquet facility for your meetings and events. We love to do themes and custom parties! Photo Booth offers a fun and exciting way to capture your special events at our location or yours!

Printing & Promotions:

ASAP Promotions 113 Kirkwood Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-5053 www.promotionsasap.com Custom imprinted promotional products for grand openings, trade show handouts, meetings, fundraisers, gifts, incentive programs, reunions, new logo/product introductions, direct mail campaigns, corporate wearables and more. Huckestein Printing 107 E. New Castle St. Zelienople, PA 16063 724-452-5777 www.hppress.net Established in 1980, Zelienoplebased Huckestein Printing provides quality digital printing for business and industry. Minuteman Press - Butler 112 Hollywood Dr., Ste. 103 Butler, PA 16001 724-283-7403 www.minutemanbutler.com Minuteman Press is a locally owned full-service printing and marketing design company. We offer all types of business services such as advertising, printing, and direct mail. Promotions with Personality 724-612-6755 www.promotionswith personality.com At Promotions with Personality we work with you to create promotional items and business gifts that fit your company’s image and message.

Spark Signs & Graphics 164 Brickyard Rd., Ste. 300 Mars, PA 16046 724-510-0677 www.sparksigns.com Spark Signs is a full-service, Mars-based company that creates compelling sign and graphics solutions including indoor and outdoor signs, vehicle wraps and event signage. Speedpro Imaging 404 Commerce Park Dr. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-591-5486 www.speedpropghnorth.com Speedpro Imaging is the leader in large-format digital printing and graphics. Displays, exhibits, vehicle graphics, signs and banners are our specialty!

Real Estate:

Champagne Appraisal Services 129 S. McKean St. Butler, PA 16001 724-287-1280 www.champagne appraisals.net We have been appraising Butler County since 1986 and are third generation Pennsylvania appraisers. We handle homes, farms and commercial appraisals. Ed Shields Realtor 364 Pittsburgh Rd. Butler, PA 16002 724-586-7705 www.edshieldsrealtor.com Buying or selling real estate? Ed Shields Realtor has helped buyers and sellers in or near Butler County for over 40 years. National relocation and referrals.

Rentals:

General Rental Center 9189 Marshall Rd. Cranberry Twp., PA 16066 724-776-6990 www.general-rental-center. com We are a full-service party and equipment rental store with all that you need, and even some things you didn’t know that you needed. Kenmac Rentals & Sales 414 S. Main St. Butler, PA 16001 724-282-2020 www.kenmacrental.com Voted area’s #1 rental store six years in a row! From elegant party/wedding tents to tables, chairs, staging, china and linens - Kenmac rents everything!

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2019 Butler County PA Official Visitors Guide  

Explore More in Butler County, Pennsylvania. From charming towns and exquisite parks to bustling regions and rolling farmlands... you'll ce...

2019 Butler County PA Official Visitors Guide  

Explore More in Butler County, Pennsylvania. From charming towns and exquisite parks to bustling regions and rolling farmlands... you'll ce...

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