Though it might not be the biggest county around, Clarion County still has a lot to offer. Not too far from Pittsburgh, Clarion County is home to some great boroughs that include Knox, New Bethlehem, Rimersburg, and more. Clarion County also has a lot of attractions that people from all walks of life in Pennsylvania come to visit. Next time that you find yourself in Clarion County (or you’re a resident looking for something new to discover), check out one of these five top attractions in the county.
5. Clarion Mall
While malls in the United States are becoming a lost cultural icon due to the increase in online shopping, there are still plenty of places where they are alive and well. In Clarion County, you’ll find the Clarion Mall which boasts nearly two dozen stores in total. Among them are Maurices, Sally Beauty, and Q Nails & Spa.
The biggest attraction at the Clarion Mall, though, is the movie theater. AMC has set up shop at the mall, with the AMC Classic Clarion 7 showing the latest movies. Not only that, but AMC shows operas, sporting events, and has private screenings available to rent.
4. Clarion County Park
If you’re looking to spend a day just taking in nature or getting active outdoors, Clarion County Park has a little something for everyone. This park, which is open most days between 8 am and 9 pm, is a sports haven for the community. Not only is there room for horseshoes and archery, but more traditional sports have areas at the ready with baseball, basketball, tennis, soccer, and volleyball.
If you’re not into sports, then simply walking around or taking the kids to the playground is also a great way to spend the day. With multiple pavilions and picnic areas, you could spend sunrise to sunset at Clarion Park and it would feel like no time passed at all.
3. Clarion Model Railroad Club
Located on Main Street, the Clarion Model Railroad Club is home to some of the most impressive model railroads in the country. The club meets each Wednesday night and has models on display for the public to see.
Businesses from all around Pennsylvania tab the CMRC to come up with custom train cars, so if you see one across the many businesses of Western Pennsylvania, you’ll likely know where it came from.
2. Cook Forest Trails
If you’ve always wanted to ride a horse but don’t know where to go as a beginner, then the Cook Forest Scenic Trailride is the place for you. This dude ranch is a horse lover’s dream and is open from around Memorial Day week each year until around Halloween. People can bring their own horse or rent one from the ranch to go through the scenic Cook Forest trails that cover some of the more remote areas of the region so you don’t have to go on foot.
The trailride is one that you’ll want to do more than once. That’s because the route that’s taken is never the same twice in a row. You can expect to see a lot of different wildlife when on the trials, including turkey and deer. There are over 200 miles of trails in total, so everyone will keep coming back for more.
1. 9 Worlds Axe Throwing
Axe throwing is becoming increasingly popular in bars across the United States, and Clarion County has caught the fever at 9 Worlds Axe Throwing on Main Street. 9 Worlds focuses more on the axe throwing itself, though, rather than being a bar since patrons can bring their own food and drinks.
At $10 per person, people ages 13 and up can try out tossing an axe for points to take down their competitors. For those that are a little more experienced, 9 Worlds also offers leagues that run over the course of eight weeks and cost just $99 with discounts for a pair.