Things to Do and See in the Kane Area
In addition to outdoor recreation, these are just some of the ideas of things to see and do in the Kane Area. Whether you are alone or with friends and family there is sure to be an activity peaks your interest.
Depot is a beautifully restored late 1800’s train station. It is home to local Kane and railroad memorabilia. Art Works at the Depot is also located here. More than twenty local artists represent media ranging from oil paints, water, pencil, photography, jewelry, fine wood products (carved locally), to sculptures. The depot is open late spring through Christmas.
General Thomas L. Kane Memorial Chapel – The chapel houses historical artifacts of General Kane, who was appointed by his good friend President Grant to lead the Bucktail Regiment in the Civil War, and items used by former Presidents of the United States and other Statesmen. Genealogy records are often looked up at the church through the Brigham Young University.
Kane Manor Country Inn – One of the original homes of the Kane family is under restoration and located on a 10 scenic acres with trails to the forest. Currently serves as a Bed and Breakfast.
Texas Hot Lunch – The Texas Hot Lunch is a four generation restaurant and Kane landmark since 1919. This restaurant is noted for their famous “Texas Hots” or hotdogs with sauce. When former residents of Kane come back to visit, they can usually be found visiting at the Texas Hot Lunch. The original building was located on Fraley Street and rolled on logs to the current location on Field Street.
Flickerwood Wine Cellars and Lounge – Established in May 2000, it is the only winery in McKean County. The wine lounge was open in spring 2007 and hosts dinners, concerts and other events throughout the year. After perusing through the gift shop, sample some wine and enjoy a tour of the winery. Each year the winery hosts a spring and fall festival with music, vendors, food and wine.
Olmsted Manor – This elegant tudor mansion of George W. Olmsted and Iva Groves by designed by architect Albert J. Bodkin in 1917. The Manor has many architectural wonders inside to enjoy and beautiful gardens perfect for a leisurely stroll. Master blacksmith Samuel Yellin created the beautiful and unique main gate. In 1969, the estate was given to the Methodist Church and converted into a retreat center. When visitors are at the retreat center, the public is welcome to enjoy lunch and dinner at the manor.
Evergreen Park – Evergreen Park is a popular place during the spring and summer months. The 18 acre park, located next to the Central Business District in Kane, includes two pavilions, bathroom facilities, tennis, volleyball, and basketball courts. The Evergreen Enchanted Playground is a large jungle gym structure enjoyed by children of all ages. During nice weather, families can be found picnicking, teens playing ball and children swinging, sliding and having fun.
Kane Family Drive in Theatre – Don’t miss your chance to enjoy two feature films under the starry nights. Open from April to September, this is a fun event for an outing with friends, a date or even family fun night. Save room for a snack from the concession stand, and take time to enjoy the fresh air as you remember a simpler way of life.
Bell’s Meat and Poultry – This quaint local store is a must visit on your trip to Kane. Bell’s specializes in their variety of sausages, meats, cheeses, fresh produce and their famous leek dip. Be sure to bring a cooler, so that you can stock your freezer until your next visit.
Civil War Memorial – The Civil War Memorial was originally located at Evergreen Park. It honors all the area men who served or gave their life during the Civil War. This Civil War Memorial was purchased by Kane and the surrounding communities. This memorial was moved to Mt. Tabor Cemeteries main entrance, this area is reserved for all veterans.
Kinzua Sky Walk – Mt. Jewett, PA (20 minutes) – The Kinzua Sky Walk offers a unique glimpse into the bridge’s history revealing the ingenuity, dedication and determination of its designers and builders. Built in 1882 of iron at 301 feet high, 2,053 feet long weighing 3,105,000 pounds, this enormous structure was partially taken down by a tornado July 21, 2003. Today the viaduct has been reinvented as the Kinzua Sky Walk with a glass bottom observation deck at the end– a spectacular walkway that once again allows the public to walk the “Tracks Across the Sky.”
Old Jail Museum – and library is located in Smethport (30 minutes) is the former McKean County Jail. The building is an artifact in itself, being the County’s oldest building. It was built in 1875 and used until 1990.
Zippo Case Museum – Case knives and Zippo Lighters are world renowned. The store within the museum is the only place in the world that sells the complete line of Zippo and Case products, as well as apparel, accessories, books, Zippo Fashion Italia handbags. The store is located in Bradford, PA a 35 minute drive from Kane.
World War II Museum – Located in Eldred (40 minutes) the museum is dedicated to preserving the history of World War II.
Performing Arts – Numerous cultural opportunities exist throughout the year. These events can be enjoyed at any of the fine theatres. These theatres are: