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Johnstown

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Johnstown is located in Pennsylvania.

Get in[edit]

Main access from points east is the Johnstown Expressway (PA Route 56), which turns into a surface street as it reaches downtown.

Amtrak's Pennsylvanian offers twice daily service from Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York. The Johnstown-Cambria County airport, just to the east of the city, offers scheduled daily air service to and from Washington, DC (IAD).

Get around[edit]

See[edit][add listing]

  • The World's Steepest Vehicular Inclined Plane
  • Johnstown Flood National Memorial
  • The Point
  • Johnstown Flood Museum, 304 Washington St. Downtown Johnstown, [1]. Part of the Johnstown Area Heritage Association. Tells the story of the Great 1889 Johnstown Flood, with small exhibits of photos featuring the other 2 major floods.  edit
  • Heritage Discovery Center, 6th and Broad Sts. Johnstown's Cambria City Neighborhood, [2]. Part of Johnstown Area Heritage Association. Museum tells story of immigrants life in Johnstown, also features Johnstown Children's Museum, and special Iron and Steel exhibit.  edit


Do[edit][add listing]

Gallitzin State Forest Hike the Bog and Boulder Trail within the state forest. This footpath follows a series of boardwalks around a rare upland bog, which features an array of plants specalized for living in the harsh conditions. Trailhead is on Clear Shade Road east of Windber on PA Route 56.

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Gobs, many local eateries throughout town. a true Johnstown dessert tradition.  edit

Eat[edit][add listing]

Szechuan Chinese Restaurant - 124 Main St. - Incredible Chinese food. Reasonable prices, great atmosphere, incredible attention to customers. The owner, Sam, is a trip.

  • Coney Island Lunch, 127 Clinton St. Downtown Johnstown, [3]. very good hot dogs, also has a Johnstown delicacy called the sundowner  edit


Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Comfort Inn
  • Super 8 Motel
  • Holiday Inn Johnstown. Prominently visible in the middle of downtown. Walking distance to all points of interest. Indoor pool with retractable roof. Also they are pet-friendly and allow dogs.  edit


Get out[edit]

  • Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, 110 Federal Park Road, Gallitzin, +1 814 886-6150 (fax: +1 814 884-0206), [4]. Daily except Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and Presidents Day. Hours vary seasonally. 28 miles northeast. $4.00, under 16: free.  edit
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