The Ligonier Valley Railroad made its final run on Aug. 31, 1952. The railroad had carried coal from the mines and passengers to Idlewild Park since 1877.
KDKA-TV and Pittsburgh CW’s For Kids Sake Days at Idlewild
A couple accused of putting their son in the trunk of their car to cure his fear of darkness appeared in a Westmoreland County courtroom today.
The spectacular views and vistas in the Pittsburgh region are brilliant in myriad fall colors, and afford the opportunity to energize the family with a chance to experience the activities of area amenities.
Jack-o-lanterns, scarecrows, bats and witches: It’s that time of year again. Soon the kids will be dressing up as their favorite Fresh Beat or Disney character to hit the streets for oodles of goodies. If you’re not comfortable letting your young’uns run around in the dark, don’t fret. Below you’ll find the five best alternatives in the city if you’re looking for something a bit more whole-family friendly, or if you want to add a few more fun activities to your Halloween repertoire this year.
In the mid-18th century, during the French and Indian War, Pittsburgh was little more than a military fort named Fort Duquesne. At the same time, 50 miles to the east, a similar situation was playing out in current-day Ligonier. In more recent history, Ligonier has become well known and especially loved for its kid-friendly amusement parks. With its close proximity to Pittsburgh, its family friendly environment and dually educational and inspirational surroundings, it’s time you made a trip to Ligonier part of your family history.
Idlewild Park is celebrating its 135th season. The special week each year called “For Kids Sake Days” is a growing part of that tradition.
The new wave pool was debuted today at Idlewild Park and Soak Zone. It was also media day at the park.