What to do and see in Greensburg, United States: The Best Places and Tips

December 30, 2017 Timmy Ribble

Greensburg is a city in and the county seat of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, United States, and a part of the Pittsburgh Metro Area. The city lies within the Laurel Highlands and the ecoregion of the Western Allegheny Plateau. The city is named after Nathanael Greene, a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. The population was 14,892 at the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Greensburg

1. The Palace Theatre

21 W Otterman St, Greensburg, PA 15601-2306 +1 724-836-8000
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

The Palace Theatre

Reviewed By LRlocal - New Alexandria, Pennsylvania

The old theater has been lovingly restored and kept up very well. It has shows from concerts to plays to special local events to comedians. It has seen names such as (these are ones I attended) Kenny Rogers, George Carlin, Chi Lites, Travis Tritt, Blue Man Group, Stomp and so many more, even I have been to, that I can't even remember!

2. The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

221 N Main St, Greensburg, PA 15601-1808 +1 724-837-1500
Excellent
90%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
2%
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5 based on 43 reviews

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art

The Westmoreland Museum of American Art is located just 35 miles east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the heart of historic Greensburg, tucked amidst the breathtaking Laurel Highlands. The Westmoreland is a regional museum with a national presence. But, it's more than a museum. It's a destination that presents a unique look at American life. Built to inspire and engage, it's a place for people from all corners of the world to gather and experience American art. The Westmoreland's collection includes works by major artists from four centuries. It also captures the region's rich agrarian and industrial past by placing local history within the greater context of our nation. The Museum is home to more than 3,400 objects of fine and decorative American art, including a new collection of post-1950 artwork. And, every work of art has a story to tell. After a dramatic renovation and expansion, The "New" Westmoreland has become a true 21st century museum with increased gallery and education spaces, enhanced community-oriented programming, and an architecturally-dynamic and LEED-certified new wing to feature traveling exhibitions. Visitors to The "New" Westmoreland will build a deeper relationship with the Museum's diverse collection, and develop a deeper appreciation for American art.

Reviewed By LvmjV - Latrobe, Pennsylvania

It's worth seeing the updated Museum of Art for the architecture itself. And, the view from the upper level is amazing. Add an exceptional permanent collection, a variety of short term exhibits and installations, project nights, Jazz during the winter, Free days with cafe, you have a great way to spend a day or evening. One can be a member; yet nonmembers are, also, welcomed and encouraged. There are complimentary lectures as well as venues with nominal costs. Something for everyone ~ young, old, teens, and in between. I recently visited for a specialty event and was able to view the latest installation. It was amazing.

3. Westmoreland Mall

5256 State Route 30, Greensburg, PA 15601-7751 +1 724-836-5025
Excellent
54%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 47 reviews

Westmoreland Mall

Westmoreland Mall, located in Greensburg, PA, offers fine stores, a Carmike Cinema Movie Theater, and many specialty shops. Grab a bite to eat at one of many eateries such as Buffalo Wild Wings.

Reviewed By pkrissel - Salem, Oregon

This mall has all of the normal anchor stores and small shops. It is a typical mall, though larger than most. The holiday train ride is a hit with small kids. The line to see Santa is long and takes a long time. Kids are pretty fidgety by the time they get to Santa.

There is a pretty good food court and an attached Panera that has better food.

4. Saint Clair Park

132 N Maple Ave, Greensburg, PA 15601-2506
Excellent
68%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Saint Clair Park

Reviewed By donnellc737 - Greensburg, Pennsylvania

There is not a lot of things you can do for free anymore but concerts in the park are great and free. A really nice way to spend an evening on fridays during the summer.

5. Saint Emma Monastery

1001 Harvey Ave, Greensburg, PA 15601-1494 +1 724-834-3060
Excellent
96%
Good
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5 based on 21 reviews

Saint Emma Monastery

Reviewed By Cherie P - Pahrump, Nevada, United States

This is a beautiful, serene, welcoming, quiet place to worship or to stay in the Robertshaw Country House. You are accommodated in a wonderful by extremely caring sisters......I would love to stay here again.

6. Westmoreland County Courthouse

2 N Main St, Greensburg, PA 15601-2405
Excellent
73%
Good
22%
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Poor
5%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 18 reviews

Westmoreland County Courthouse

Reviewed By Hannah B

This is a pretty courthouse. It's nice to walk around outside it. We went in and there is not much to see, but they do have a few pamphlets about area parks and such.

7. Historic Hanna's Town

809 Forbes Trail Rd, Greensburg, PA 15601-6548 +1 724-836-1961
Excellent
54%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Historic Hanna's Town

Hanna's Town, founded in 1773 and named for its founder Robert Hanna, acted as the first Seat of Westmoreland County and the first English court west of the Allegheny Mountains. The village consists of the reconstructed Hanna Tavern/Courthouse, 3 vintage late 18th century log houses, a reconstructed Revolutionary era fort and, a wagon shed that houses an authentic late 18th century Conestoga Wagon

Reviewed By bweyel - Apollo, Pennsylvania

We love going antiqueing when you have your shows May through October, always many great finds and the set up is so easy to park and walk thru.

8. All Saints Brewing Company

Route 119 and Roseytown Rd., Greensburg, PA 15601 +1 724-289-1202
Excellent
40%
Good
60%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

All Saints Brewing Company

Reviewed By Trip M - Lansing, Michigan

All Saints Brewing Company is a must when in the area. The beers are all very good. The owner/brew master is a local living his dream. The facility is large enough to accommodate groups big and small. The staff is friendly. This is not a brewpub so pack a sandwich if you want food. The Crimson Halo is an interesting creation that does not disappoint. Stop in and enjoy a pint or two, three, .......

9. 14Th Quartermaster Detachment Memorial

900 Armory Dr, Greensburg, PA 15601-5210
Excellent
33%
Good
67%
Satisfactory
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

14Th Quartermaster Detachment Memorial

Reviewed By Jackbear - Los Angeles, CA

On February 25, 1991, an Iraqi scud missile hit a US Army barracks in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Storm. The 14th Quartermaster Detachment stationed in Greensburg, Pennsylvania lost 13 soldiers in the attack and 43 wounded making them the unit to suffer the largest number of casualties in the conflict. 15 soldiers from other units were also killed in the attack.

The small town of Greensburg was devastated and locals began collecting money to create a memorial to the soldiers who served. A year later a beautiful memorial was dedicated on the grounds of the Greensburg Armory grounds. Through the years, the memorial neglected and this year it was restored to its original beauty and it is a beautiful memorial to the soldiers.

I just visited Washington, D.C. and think the 14th Quartermaster Detachment Memorial is the same quality and beauty as some of the memorials along the National Mall, although it is much smaller.

A majestic eagle stands atop the memorial and welcomes visitors. Plaques honor the soldiers and list the names of all 69 soldiers who served from the Greensburg unit.

A casting of a soldier's boots, rifle and helmet symbolize the lives lost. Two life-size figures cast in bronze depict a kneeling male and a standing female dressed in their uniforms paying honor to their fallen comrades. Flags adorn the memorial which faces Saudi Arabia. In the back is a lovely wooded area.

The memorial can be hard to find if you are not familiar with the area. The Armed Forces Reserve Center is next door to Greensburg Central Catholic High School. Look for the road leading to Central Catholic High School off Keystone Ave. At the top of the small high, turn right into the Reserve's parking lot and make an immediate right to see the memorial.

The memorial is small but beautiful and does not warrant a visit to Greensburg if it is out of your way but if you are in this lovely city, spend a few minutes visiting this memorial to the proud soldiers.



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10. Lynch Field Park

528 New Alexandria Rd, Greensburg, PA 15601-1445 +1 724-834-4880
Excellent
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5 based on 1 reviews

Lynch Field Park

Reviewed By Joyce P

Lynch field is a really nice park in Greensburg, PA. There is walking and jogging trails along with playgrounds ,picnic table, pavilions ,swimming pool and a water slide. There is also a access to the old railroad track trails that run from Greensburg to the Community college in Youngwood.

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