Escapes: Details, Lincoln Highway in Pa.

November 16, 2012
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GETTING THERE

The Lincoln Highway Experience in Latrobe, Pa., is a good starting point for a drive along the Lincoln Highway. Latrobe is about 200 miles from Washington. Take Interstate 270 north to I-70 west to U.S. Route 30 west into Latrobe.

WHERE TO STAY

Lincoln Motor Court

5104 U.S. Route 30

Manns Choice

814-733-2891

Twelve quaint cottages with original 1930s decor. Cottages for two from $62.

Ligonier Country Inn

1376 U.S. Route 30

Laughlintown

724-238-3651

www.ligoniercountryinn.com

A roomy B&B that includes part of a former Esso gas station. Queen rooms from $85.

WHERE TO EAT

Jean Bonnet Tavern

6048 U.S. Route 30

Bedford

814-623-2250

www.jeanbonnettavern.com

A centuries-old way station with “traditionally inspired eclectic” cuisine. Entrees from $18.

The Original Pie Shoppe

1379 U.S. Route 30

Laughlintown

724-238-6621

Circa-1947 bakery offering homemade doughnuts, fruit pies and hoagies. Most items less than $5.

WHAT TO DO

Lincoln Highway Experience

3435 U.S. Route 30

Latrobe, Pa.

724-879-4241

www.lhhc.org

Tour the highway’s history via old-fashioned gas pumps, black-and-white photographs and road-inspired artwork. Currently free; call ahead to make sure museum staff is present. A $4 admission fee, to include a copy of a driving guide to the highway, goes into effect in January.

INFORMATION

www.lhhc.org

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