Fallingwater, one of architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s most widely acclaimed works, was originally designed as a private home in 1935, and today is open to the public as a museum surrounded by more than 5,000 acres of natural land known as the Bear Run Nature Reserve. You’ll quickly see why Fallingwater has been designated as a National Historic Landmark as you take in Wright’s design: a home which rises above the waterfall over which it is built and embodies Wright’s philosophy of the fusion of art and nature. This locale cannot be missed during the transition from summer to fall, and you’ll want to make your reservations for one of several different tours as soon as possible.
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Fall is the ultimate time of year to get your fill of apple cider, and Pittsburgh has enough orchard experiences to keep even the most enthusiastic cider seekers busy. Smicksburg Apple Festival, which runs September 13 through 15, is a can’t miss family event. Enjoy all the apple themed food and then check out the Civil War period experiences with the kids. Soergel Orchards Fall Festival features all the classics: delicious food, hayrides to the pumpkin patch, pick your own apples, face painting, and tons of games the kids will enjoy. The festival begins September 21 and runs every weekend through the end of October.
Seven Springs’ Autumnfest
The last weekend in September marks the beginning of Autumnfest at Seven Springs. From enjoying the musical stylings of homegrown, nationally recognized talent to the chance to practice yoga with goats (NamastHay, anyone?), the entertainment is seemingly endless. And if displaying your athletic prowess sounds like fun, do not miss the Bavarian Games: obstacle courses, a pumpkin carry, and plenty of opportunities to display your Bavarian Tavern Skills. The best of the best will receive prizes, with the brawniest of all winning a season pass to Seven Springs!
Phipps’ Fall Flower Show
If you enjoy botanical beauty, you’ll want to put this one on your calendar now. Beginning October 19th and running for only three weeks, be wowed by Japanese-inspired, dramatic botanical displays and artistic nods at Phipps’ Fall Flower Show. This spectacular experience is the longest running of its kind and is touted as a celebration of balance and nature. Tickets are around $18 for adults and $12 for children (with 2 and under being free); plan to spend lots of time wandering from room to room on your cultural journey sure to capture the imagination of all ages in your family.
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