National Tourism Week celebration planned for I-79 Welcome Center

April 28, 2016
The Pennsylvania Visitors Center on I-79 north of Mt. Morris.

In honor of National Tourism Week which begins Monday, the state Department of Transportation is throwing a weeklong party at the Pennsylvania Welcome Center on Interstate 79 near Mt. Morris.

Various displays and events will take place at the welcome center on the northbound side of I-79, about six miles north of West Virginia.

• Exhibits highlighting the David Bradford House and the LeMoyne House, both in Washington, and the Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society can be seen all week.

• Greene County Tourist Promotion Agency will be featured Monday.

• Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh and Coal Mining Antiquities will be at the center Tuesday.

• Washington County Tourism Promotion Agency and Microtel in Waynesburg are featured Wednesday.

• On Thursday, an exhibit from the Meadowcroft Rockshelter and Historic Village near Avella is available.

• On Friday, booths will feature the state lottery, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Meadow Lands, Laurel Highlands Visitor Bureau and Hilton Garden Inn in Southpointe.

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