Located in western Pennsylvania, Mercer County has a lot to offer tour groups, including tax-free shopping, unique attractions, charming downtowns and outdoor adventures. Check out this sample itinerary to start planning your next group getaway.
Visit the Wendell August Forge flagship store in Grove City and tour the workshop and history center. Tour groups can see the handcrafted process used to make metal giftware and purchase items in the showroom. Wendell McMinn August, a coal mine owner, founded the forge in 1923.
Check out the merchandise at over 100 designer outlets at Grove City Premium Outlets. The open-air center is off Interstate 79 and 3 miles south of Interstate 80.
Family-owned Daffin’s Candies in Sharon, which opened in 1949, features a large, wonderful selection of homemade chocolates, candies, cards, and gifts and is home to the “Chocolate Kingdom.” These unique chocolate sculptures will delight everyone.
The Avenue of 444 Flags and War on Terror Veterans Memorial in Hermitage includes the world’s largest display of American flags. A step-on guide explains the history of the flags (begun during the Iranian hostage crisis) and the memorial, which honors United States military personnel who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.
Stroll the gardens at DJ’s Greenhouse & Gardens in Transfer. DJ’s welcomes groups for tours of the gardens and presentations on plants and gardening. Catered lunches are available both indoors and outdoors. DJ’s is a full-service greenhouse.
Tara-A Country Inn in Sharon has a “Gone With the Wind” motorcoach package.
Featured Image: Grove City Premium Outlets; Credit: Visit Mercer County