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Kinzua Experience

Experience history

Pronounced "kin-zoo," by local residents, and "kin-zew-uh" in the Seneca language, a road trip through Kinzua country is an experience rich in Native American history and modern advances.



Zippo Case Museum

The Zippo Manufacturing Company is one of the PA Wild's most iconic brands, world famous for their collectible Zippo lighters. Visit the Zippo/Case Museum in Bradford, where fans and collectors from across the globe gather to experience the rich history of these two American and Pennsylvania Wilds' icons. The Zippo/Case Museum hosts more than 100,000 visitors and collectors annually from all around the world.


Kinzua Bridge State Park Visitor Center and Sky Walk

Named “One of the World’s Top 10 Most Beautiful Skywalks and Viewpoints in the World” by the Culture Trip, U.K, the Kinzua Bridge Skywalk is an engineering masterpiece with a rich history and one of the most stunning views you’ll see in the Pennsylvania Wilds.


Allegheny National Forest

Open skies, rolling mountains, and forest abound in the Allegheny National Forest (ANF), Pennsylvania's only National Forest. Established in 1923, the ANF covers 517,000 acres. The Allegheny National Forest's motto "Land of Many Uses" speaks to the balance of outdoor recreation, watershed protection, wildlife habitat management, and sustainable forestry practices. The ANF contains an 87-mile meandering northward segment of the North Country National Scenic Trail (NST). (Photo by: Leslie DeVore)


Allegheny Reservoir

Surrounded by the Allegheny National Forest, Kinzua Dam and the Allegheny Reservoir are in the center of one of the largest and most popular outdoor recreation areas in the northeastern United States.


Kinzua Dam

Measuring 1,897 feet long, the Kinzua Dam provides flood protection from the Allegheny River, and also produces hydroelectric power.

About Kinzua Experience

Pronounced “kin-zoo,” by local residents, and “kin-zew-uh” in the Seneca language, a road trip through Kinzua country is an experience rich in Native American history and modern advances.


This journey will take you to and near the towns of Smethport, Bradford, Mt. Jewett, and Kane in a loop via routes 46, 59, 219, 6, 321, and 770. These routes are your unforgettable connection to some of the most spectacular sites in the Pennsylvania Wilds, including the storied Kinzua Dam and Kinzua Viaduct. Take your time at the Kinzua Bridge State Park and visitors center to discover more about Kinzua history and American innovation.

Take Home a Piece of the Wilds

Shop for Kinzua Bridge souvenirs online at the PA Wilds Conservation Gift Shop.

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