Optional tours and nearby attractions:

Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright home (Ohiopyle, PA)

Nothing you have read or learned about Fallingwater can compare to the experience of visiting in person.  The Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, nestled within the lush, wooded Bear Run Nature Reserve, is a timeless monument to organic architecture at its best.  The days surrounding the symposium will be the peak time to admire Fall foliage in the Laurel Highlands and be one of the busiest times for Fallingwater tours. Tour tickets must be purchased in advance.

Kentuck Knob, Frank Lloyd Wright home (Ohiopyle, PA)
Kentuck Knob is a one-story dwelling situated on Chestnut Ridge, the western-most ridge of Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains. The house is only four miles south of Wright's most famous house, Fallingwater (1935), also in Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands region.

Carnegie Museum (Pittsburgh, PA)
When Andrew Carnegie envisioned a museum collection consisting of the "Old Masters of tomorrow", the Carnegie Museum of Art became, arguably, the first museum of modern art in the United States. Founded in 1895, today it continues Carnegie's love of contemporary art by staging the Carnegie International every few years. Numerous significant works from the Internationals have been acquired for museum's permanent collection including Winslow Homer's The Wreck (1896) and James A. McNeill Whistler's Arrangement in Black: Portrait of Señor Pablo de Sarasate (1884).

The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, PA)
Opened on May 15, 1994, the Andy Warhol Museum is the largest museum in the world dedicated to one artist. The museum's collection includes over 4,000 Warhol art works in all media - paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, and installation; the entire Andy Warhol Video Collection, 228 four minute Screen Tests, and 45 other films by Warhol; and extensive archives, most notably Warhol's Time Capsules. While dedicated to Andy Warhol, the museum also hosts many exhibits by artists who push the boundaries of art, just as Warhol did.

Manchester Craftsman Guild (Pittsburgh, PA)
Manchester Craftsmen's Guild (MCG) is a nonprofit multi-discipline art, education and music organization established in 1968 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The MCG's address is 1815 Metropolitan St. Pittsburgh, PA 15233.

Mattress Factory (Pittsburgh, PA)
The Mattress Factory is a museum of contemporary art that presents art you can get into — room-sized environments, created by in-residence artists. Located in the historic Mexican War Streets of Pittsburgh’s North Side since 1977, the Mattress Factory is one of few museums of its kind anywhere.

Greene County Historical Society (Waynesburg, PA)
The purpose of this organization is to promote an interest in, and an appreciation of, the history of Greene County, Pennsylvania, by preserving and interpreting objects of our past, presenting them in a way that accurately tells something about ourselves, our history, and our everyday life, and to leave a useful record of what we have collected and learned for future generations to use and expand.  The museum holds significant collection of 18-19th century salt-fired pottery.  Sundays by appointment only.

Whitewater Rafting
America's Best Whitewater West Virginia's rivers offer the widest range of whitewater experiences available anywhere, from gently rippling streams to explosive rapids. Each one has its own unique beauty and poses its own unique challenges

Cooper Rock State Forest
Coopers Rock State Forest is 13 miles east of Morgantown and 8 miles west of Bruceton Mills. Its 12,713 acres are bisected by Interstate 68. Although the forest serves as a recreation and preservation area, it has a wider range of uses. West Virginia's state forests also serve as areas of publicly owned land for forestry research, timber management, and watershed and wildlife protection.


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