Introduction to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, in Beaver county, is 27 miles NW of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city is conveniently located inside the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.
Beaver Falls History
The area was originally occupied by Native Americans. In 1792, a law was passed which opened the territory to settlers. Beaver County was established in 1800 from portions of Allegheny and Washington counties. The present day territory of Beaver Falls, which was initially known as "Brighton," was chartered as the Borough of Beaver Falls in 1868. The city benefited largely from the presence of various transportation routes such as the Beaver and Erie Canal, the Pennsylvania Turnpike, and the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad. Beaver Falls is known as the producer of plates for United States paper currency.
Beaver Falls and Nearby Attractions
- Old Economy Village
- Carnegie Museum of Natural History
- Andy Warhol Museum
- National Aviary
- Beaver Creek State Park
Things To Do In Beaver Falls
Beaver River Trail, which runs along the former Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, is a popular destination in the city. Old Economy Historical Site marks where an utopian village was established in 1824, and the National Aviary houses more than 500 endangered and exotic birds. Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Fort Pitt Museum, Frick Art & Historical Center, and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts are some of the museums near Beaver Falls. Various activities like hiking, biking, camping, picnicking, fishing, and swimming can be enjoyed at the Beaver Creek State Park, McConnells Mill State Park, Raccoon Creek State Park, and Moraine State Park.
Beaver Falls Transportation
Pittsburgh International Airport is the closest major airport.
Beaver Falls Higher Education
Geneva College is located in Beaver Falls. Other colleges nearby include the Community College of Beaver County, Penn State Beaver, and La Roche College.