Live, Visit, Explore

Indiana County, Pennsylvania is a great place to live, visit and explore. You’ll fall in love with the small town charm of downtown Indiana, the county seat, with it’s walkable streets, unique shops, historic architecture, local libations and lively entertainment.  Prefer to explore the countryside? There are 38 communities to explore, from the Amish area of Smicksburg, to the historic towns of Blairsville, Clymer and Saltsburg,  each one offering their own unique experiences. Feeling adventurous? Bike or Hike 64 Miles of Rails to Trails and discover 2,700-acres of Indiana County parks or Yellow Creek State Park offering plenty of family fun opportunities. 


2020 Indiana County Tourist Bureau Visitor Guide



Outdoor Adventures

Your next adventure awaits! With over 64 Miles of Rails to Trails, 2,700 acres of county parks, including natural areas and historic sites, 4 Covered Bridges, and a 2,981-acre state park, there is plenty of opportunity for adventure!

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Hometown Hero - Jimmy Stewart

The Jimmy Stewart Museum is a definite must-see for film buffs and Jimmy fans alike! Jimmy Stewart’s legacy is alive and well in Indiana, PA and worth the visit to Stewart’s hometown. Plan your visit during November and December and you could feel as though you've stepped into the town of Bedford Falls, from Jimmy's holiday classic "Its A Wonderful Life".

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Arts & Entertainment

The arts come to life in Indiana County, PA! Experience urban excitement in a small town environment. Whether you favor the performing and visual arts, galleries, museums or studios, you won't be disappointed. From the state-of-the-art Kovalchick Convention and Athletics Complex, the Lively Arts and College of Fine Arts at IUP to the local Philadelphia St. Playhouse community theater, Indiana County offers a variety of venues from which to choose.

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Local History and Heritage

In 1727, Indiana County, PA's recorded history began when the French trader James LeTort set up a trading post for the Indians near the town now known as Shelocta. In 1895, Indiana became the county seat when George Clymer (a signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution) donated 250 acres of land.

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Success Stories

When craft beer was a cool new trend in the cities, we were non-trepreneurs who worked our day jobs and home-brewed as a hobby.  Then we became obsessed with the idea of opening Levity Brewing Co. in Indiana, and suddenly the list of things and knowledge we needed became enormous.  The SBDC took our energy […]

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From elected officials to the Planning Office and in between, everybody went above and beyond to make our project happen.  It all happened pretty quickly—we came to Byron on a Friday and the very next day he had some answers for us.  Byron and the engineers carved out new boundaries to help us out when […]

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