Kecksburg, Pennsylvania: Space Acorn - 1965 UFO

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Address:
5123 Water St., Kecksburg, PA
Directions:
PA Turnpike exit 91 (Uniontown/Ligonier/Hwy 31/711). Turn right onto Hwy 31 for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Clay Pike for six miles to Kecksburg. Cross Hwy 982, then turn right onto Water St. Acorn is on the hill to the left. Gift shop is in the long "social hall" to the right; enter at the door marked "Bar" and ring the bell to be let in.
Hours:
Store: M-Th 11 am - 11 pm, F 11 am - 1 am, Sa noon-1 am, Su noon-11 pm. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
724-423-9540
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Space Acorn.

Space Acorn - 1965 UFO

A UFO allegedly crashed in Kecksburg in 1965, and the town proudly displays a replica that was left there by a TV show.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [11/30/2008]

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Space Acorn - 1965 UFO

The roads to get there are very hilly and windy and full of pot holes and unpaved areas. Not good for people who get car sick, or those toting a trailer.

[Julia Baris, 05/28/2017]

Space Acorn.

Space Acorn - 1965 UFO

The Space Acorn now bears a plaque resembling a road sign: the Kecksburg UFO!

[Gloria Z, 12/02/2014]

Space acorn.

Space Acorn - 1965 UFO

The UFO gift shop is a locked room that the bartender lets you into. It had a wall of news clippings and some shirts and glasses. Fun in a quirky way!

[Darick Maasen, 10/05/2012]

Space Acorn.

Space Acorn

On our way to Ligonier, PA and Storybook Forest, we stumbled across the Space Acorn. Thankfully for my careful reading of your tips, I recognized that this was not a "giant acorn," but a space ship!

I told my husband such and he had to see it to believe it. The acorn, er...spaceship is in good shape. It does look like one of the spotlights has been broken.

My kids are too young to understand, but I hope that they tell of the day that their crazy parent tried to convince them an acorn was a spaceship!

[Wild Wonderful West Virginian, 08/17/2010]

Children, eat your vegetables or the Space Acorn will come for you.


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