Attractions in DuBois, Pennsylvania

Attractions in DuBois, Pennsylvania
Centrally located in Pennsylvania, just 91 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, lies the charming town of DuBois, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1835 by lumbar John DuBois, this community is rich in history, nature and cultural arts. Unique specialty shops, art galleries and a variety of restaurants are plentiful throughout this quaint city. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the DuBois Historic District is the place to view the many different architectural styles of the city. As the gateway to the Allegheny forest, DuBois offers numerous activities for outdoor enthusiasts as well.

Paul G. Reitz Theater

Built in 1887, this historical building was once a long-standing church. Surviving the devastating city fire of 1888, the former church is a thriving theater today. Entertaining musicals, dances and moving dramas can be enjoyed in this grand, tudor-style playhouse. An art gallery, located in the main lobby, hosts a variety of local artwork for visitors to enjoy before or after performances.

Paul G. Reitz Theater
36 E. Scribner Ave.
DuBois, PA 15801

Parker Dam State Park

Located approximately 10 miles north of DuBois, this 968-acre park provides visitors a multitude of outdoor activities. Come view the mixed hardwoods of the Moshannon State Forest and enjoy the solitude of this all natural wilderness. There are plenty of scenic hiking trails, picnic areas and water activities to enjoy. Camping is also available. Visitors can walk through the Windstorm Preserve, a section of the park that was massively damaged by a tornado in 1985. Here, visitors can view the effects the tornado had upon hardwoods and other vegetation.

Parker Dam State Park
28 Fairview Rd.
Penfield, PA 15849

DuBois Area Historical Society

Stop by and learn all about DuBois and Clearfield County's fascinating past. Discover its early roots as a lumber, coal mining and railroad town. Experience how life was for the early settlers of this gateway to the Pennsylvania wilds. The Historical Society is open to visitors on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., beginning April 7, 2010. These hours of operation are valid through December 15, 2010. The center is closed during the winter season.

DuBois Area Historical Society, Inc
30 West Long Ave.
P.O. Box 401
DuBois, PA 15801

Article Written By Jeanne Fairchild

Jeanne Fairchild has been writing since 1996. She was part of Delta's SkyTeam Alliance implementation team, interned with Disney and is a Marketing Coordinator with MLT Vacations, a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines. Fairchild holds an Associate of Applied Science in tourism and a Bachelor of Professional Studies in business from the SUNY Institute of Technology.

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