National Ice Cream Day – July 16-18, 2017

Celebrate National Ice Cream Day
at the home of the Banana Split 


Sunday – Tuesday
July 16-18, 2017 

$599.00 per person double
$569.00 per person triple
$719.00 per person single 

Depart Lafayette 7:00 A.M. pickups en route may be arranged 

Includes motorcoach transportation, 5 meals (2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners), cheese & cracker reception, 4 ice cream treats, wine tasting, 1950’s show, parting gift, admissions per itinerary and Imperial escort 

Here’s the scoop, help us celebrate National Ice Cream Day, July 16th, at the home of the Banana Split. Travel to the heart of the beautiful Laurel Highlands in Ligonier, PA in the Allegheny Mountains. A red carpet welcome awaits you for a two night stay as we explore the home of the banana split. Enjoy a cheese & crackers reception before an included dinner and an ice cream social with a banana split treat. 

A hearty breakfast buffet will be served this morning. Explore the extensive art collection and sculpture garden on a guided tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kentuck Knob. Designed in 1953 for the Hagan family; founders of Hagan Ice Cream. This would be one of the last homes completed by Wright. Head to the Latrobe Art Center for a hands on art activity themed around the “Banana Split”. Lunch is included at the Neighborhood Café with an ice cream treat. Our guide at the Unity Chapel will provide a brief history of the chapel and its roll during the French & Indian War. Famous notables buried there including 32 Revolutionary War veterans, Fred Rogers (host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood) and David Strickler (creator of the banana split). Enjoy wine tasting at Green Dance – The Winery at Sandhill. Tour the beautiful grounds after your fresh berry and ice cream treat at Sand Hill Berry Farm. 

This evening’s entertainment will be at the Rockwood Mills Shoppes and Opera House. Enjoy dinner, a 1950’s themed show, and the quaint specialty shops onsite. Test your knowledge with ice cream trivia before dinner. 

Enjoy another hearty breakfast buffet before our guided tour of the Compass Inn Museum. An authentically restored 1799 stagecoach stop, here, make and sample “Colonial-style” ice cream. Explore the inn, cookhouse, blacksmith shop and gift shop. Join us for a new “twist” on the mountainous Laurel Highlands.