Places to Go ... Things to Do

Things to Do 2016-10-18T03:34:44+00:00

There’s so much to see and do in beautiful, historic Bedford County. 

Our waitstaff is very friendly and can usually give helpful pointers on nearby tourist attractions. You can also send inquiries to Jean Bonnet Innkeepers, Shannon and Melissa Jacobs.  Just use the easy form on our Contact page.

The Jean Bonnet is a proud member of the Bedford County Visitor’s Bureau and the Bedford Chamber of Commerce. Both are great resources and include comprehensive tourism directories on their websites. Please click below for links.

Of course we have some of our own favorite things to do and places to go. Below are just a few attractions we think you might like, as you go exploring beautiful Bedford. We want you to enjoy your stay in our part of the USA!

For Folks who Like History

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Old Bedford Village

Village of historic Bedford County buildings relocated into park-like setting. Featuring authentic colonial crafts, re-enactments, educational programs, live theatre  and much more. Click for web site: Old Bedford Village
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Fort Bedford Museum

Explore history of Bedford County from Indian arrrowheads to covered wagons and soldier’s uniforms. Fort Bedford’s eclectic collections offer a look at life in old Bedford. Click for web site: Fort Bedford Museum
Bedford County Historical Society and Pioneer Library

Bedford County Historical Society

Geneology records, old maps, photos, cemetery records with grave marker inscriptions, Civil War letters and newspapers, and much more in our Pioneer Library. Click for web site: Bedford County Historical Society
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National Museum of the American Coverlet

Museum displays beautiful collection of woven Early American coverlets, presents information about their weavers, and demonstrates methods of their production. Click for web site: National Museum of the American Coverlet
Flight 93 National Memorial, Shanksville, PA operated by the National Park Service

Flight 93 Memorial

On September 11, 2001, the United States came under attack when four commercial airliners were hijacked. 3,000 people tragically lost their lives. The 40 passengers and crew aboard one of the planes, Flight 93, thwarted the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Visit the Flight 93 crash site where the National Park Service operates a Memorial. Off Route 30 near Shanksville, PA. Click for web site: Flight 93 National Memorial
Johnstown Flood Museum & Inclined Plane

Johnstown Flood Museum

The Great Johnstown Flood killed 2,209 people and destroyed the city of Johnstown. This 1889 flood was caused by failure of a dam at the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club. Visit the Johnstown Flood Museum as well as the National Park site 14 miles up river near remains of old South Fork dam. Click for web site: Johnstown Flood Museum

Entertainment for Everyone

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Pinhead Amusements

Unique family-friendly arcade attraction featuring popular pinball machines created over the past 60 years. Play all for one flat price. Click for Facebook page: Pinhead Amusements
Logo of Pitt Theatre, Bedford, PA

Pitt Theatre

Pennsylvania’s oldest continuously operating movie theatre is a main street gem in Bedford. Showing first run movies. Click for web site and showtimes: Pitt Theatre
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Historic Downtown Bedford

Organization promotes revitalization of Historic Downtown Bedford. Helpful directories of local retail businesses, as well as community and service groups. Click for web site: Historic Downtown Bedford
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Bedford Speedway

PA’s oldest dirt track (circa 1936) offers seasonal sprint & stock-car racing on a 5/8-mile oval. Click for web site: Bedford Speedway
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Rocky Gap Casino

Casino and golf resort overlooking Lake Habeeb and Rocky Gap State Park. 8.1 miles from Cumberland, MD. Visit Cumberland’s Historic District and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Click for web site: Rocky Gap Casino

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Altoona Curve Baseball

Minor League Baseball based in Altoona, PA. Farm team of the Pittsburgh Pirates offering full schedule of games. Great stadium. Take me out to the ball game! Click for web site: Altoona Curve Baseball

Outdoor Recreation

Shawnee State Park, Schellsburg, PA

Shawnee State Park

Beautiful PA State Park centered around pristine 451-acre lake. Swimming, boating, fishing, hiking and biking trails, hunting, winter sports and much more. Click for web site: Shawnee State park
Bedford Heritage Walking Trail

Heritage Walking Trail

The Bedford Heritage Trail is a gentle scenic walking / biking trail, the first phase of a larger trail that will ultimately link the Bedford Springs Resort, Fort Bedford Park, and Old Bedford Village. Click for more info: Bedford Heritage Trail
Blue Knob All Season Resort, Imler, PA

Skiing, Snowboarding & More

Winter fun abounds in Bedford County. Blue Knob Mountain offers the highest elevations with the most challenging ski slopes in Pennsylvania. You’ll find motorized lifts and the longest and sweetest rides for skiers and snowboarders. Click for web site: Blue Knob Resort