Named in the “top 10 most beautiful skywalks and viewpoints in the world” by the travel experts at Culture Trip, the Kinzua Skywalk and Visitors Center at Kinzua Bridge State Park draws thousands of visitors from across the entire globe!
“The 339-acre Kinzua Bridge State Park, located in McKean County, is the home of the reinvented Kinzua Viaduct.
“The Viaduct, once the longest and tallest railroad structure at 2,053 feet long and 301 feet high, was partially destroyed by a tornado during 2003.
“Reinvented as a pedestrian walkway [known as the Kinzua Skywalk] during 2011, visitors can stroll 600 feet out on the remaining support towers, peer miles out into the Kinzua Gorge, and gaze down through the partial glass platform at the end of the walkway.”
“Picnicking and trail opportunities are available. The Kinzua Bridge Scenic Byway is a designated shared use hike/bike corridor.”
“The Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center and Park Office … provides a location for visitors to interact with park staff, explore the history of the viaduct, and learn more about the natural landscape and wildlife.
“The visitor center features a reception area, gift shop, spectacular view of the skywalk, and two levels of self-guided and interactive exhibits that focus on engineering, environment, nature, energy, and history as they relate to the viaduct and local area. Some of the exhibits are hands-on for the enjoyment of all ages, while others include videos and original artifacts.” Source: DCNR
Kinzua Bridge State Park Hours:
Open every day of the year, sunrise to sunset! Day use areas close at dusk.
Visitors Center and Park Office Hours:
January and February — Monday through Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays and New Year’s Day.
March — Daily: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
April through October — Daily: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
November and December — Daily: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.