Welcome to LodgingGuide's hospitality industry listings for the Johnstown, Pennsylvania area.
Pennsylvania’s Johnstown -- home of the famed 1889 Johnstown Flood and film site of movies from Slapshot with Paul Newman to All The Right Moves starring Tom Cruise -- now posts strength in tourism as well as steel. Founded in 1800, Johnstown -- rolling, green, and about 70 miles east of Pittsburgh -- first became known for producing tons of hot metal and forging industry advances including the Bessemer process. Then on May 31, 1889, Johnstown was caught by a 35-foot high wall of water that flooded the region, leaving 2,200 to perish. Two more floods followed in 1936 and 1977, underscoring the city's identity as "The Flood City," since modified to "The Friendly City." Attractions are the Johnstown Flood Museum and the Johnstown Flood National Memorial, at the South Fork Dam, which burst that tragic day. The Johnstown region boasts assorted arts and cultural opportunities, including Jazz on the River, opera, the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra, the River City Brass Band, and the Band of Brothers Shakespeare Co. For outdoors enthusiasts, Johnstown’s Cambria County offers extensive hunting, fishing, and water sports.
Annual events include the Friendly City Polka Fest and the Thunder in the Valley Motorcycle Rally. Each August, the All-American Amateur Baseball Association Tournament takes place on fields throughout Cambia County, attracting pro scouts. Scenic views include the Conemaugh Gap, the gorge at the western end of the city, where the Conemaugh River breaks through the Laurel Hill Ridge. It extends for 7 miles, and at 1,700 feet deep, is the second deepest gap in the eastern U.S. Cambria County also is the site of Portage Tunnel, the first railway tunnel in the U.S. Johnstown also is the site of the Johnstown Inclined Plane "the steepest vehicular inclined plane in the world," with a grade of 71 percent, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. Johnstown natives include former Pittsburgh Steeler Jack Ham, former Denver Bronco Pete Duranko, and Washington Redskin Jeff Hostetler. Cambria County also happens to be the second largest potato producer in Pennsylvania, with the annual PotatoFest held in nearby Ebensburg in October.
You can begin researching lodging properties and on-site restaurants in the Johnstown area by selecting one of the options shown below.
|Lodging options in Johnstown, located 70 miles east of Pittsburgh. Johnstown is served by Johnstown – Cambria County Airport (JST).||Lodging in the area of State College, home to The Penn State Nittany Lion’s. University Park Airport (SCE) serves this area.|
|Lodging located in the city of Somerset, southwest of Johnstown near the intersection of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Route 219.||Lodging options in the Bedford and Breezewood areas located southeast of Johnstown along Pennsylvania’s Turnpike between Interstates 99 and 70.|
|Lodging located in communities surrounding Johnstown including Altoona, Greensburg, Huntingdon and others.||Lodging options in the city of Clearfield, located northeast of Johnstown.|
Area Facts: The area code for Johnstown is 814.
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