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Uniontown, part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area, is a historic city situated in the southwestern corner of Pennsylvania near the West Virginia border. Affectionately dubbed Beesontown, for local mill owner and founder Henry Beeson, Uniontown residents take great pride in the fact that the city’s birthday coincides with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. But, more importantly to fast food lovers world round, Uniontown is also the birthplace of the Big Mac. Discover the history of quick burgers and this sleepy town alike when you visit Uniontown for business or for play.
Begins your trip with a stroll through Uniontown’s Downtown Historic District to see dozens of structures built between 1881 and 1932, representing architectural styles like Classical Revival, Moderne, Late Victorian and Georgian. Nearly two dozen buildings in the district were built between 1811 and 1860. Sites to put on your list of “must-see” registered historic places include the 1930 Federal Building, the 1892 Fayette County Courthouse, the 1891 Exchange Hotel and 1922 State Music Hall.
After all of that touring, you’ll likely be looking for a little relaxation. Grab a glass at one of the local wineries, explore the outdoors at Ohiopyle State Park, or kick back on the waters of Youghiogheny Lake and Marina. End your day with a performance at the State Theatre for the Arts -- sure to capture your imagination.
Make the most of your stay in historic Uniontown when you book a room at an amenity-rich IHG hotel. With friendly staff and cozy rooms, you’ll be sure to relax in style and enjoy all that this cultural town has to offer when you stay with IHG.
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