Idlewild celebrates 145 years today! Happy birthday, Idlewild!

By | May 2, 2023

On May 1, 1878, William Darlington wrote to Thomas Mellon: “I will and do hereby agree to grant to the Ligonier Valley Railway Company the right and privilege to occupy for picnic purposes or pleasure grounds that portion of my land in Ligonier Township…”

As the park gets ready to begin Season 146 in less than three weeks, Idlewild is proud to have stayed true to Mr. Darlington’s wishes to maintain the land’s natural beauty.

With park-wide cosmetic improvements on the way in 2023 alongside refurbishments to the Carousel and Loyalhanna Limited Railroad, rediscover Idlewild with unlimited visits all year long for under $100! See you May 20!