Operating on a budget of approximately $2 million, the Bureau is funded by a tax on hotel stays and generates millions of dollars in revenue from visitor spending. The county’s top attraction is Moraine State Park which receives more than two million visitors each year. Another “claim to fame” is the county seat, Butler, which is the birthplace of the Jeep. Each June, thousands of Jeep enthusiasts come to Butler County for the Bantam Jeep Heritage Festival.
- Visitors spent $508 million in Butler County in 2021
- Tourism provides more than 3,500 jobs in Butler County
- The number of hotel rooms in Butler County has increased from 1,409 in 2009 to 2,948 at the end of 2018
Founded in 2002, The Board of Commissioners of Butler County has designated the Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau as the official tourism promotion and development organization for Butler County, Pennsylvania. It is comprised of a variety of members including agritourism, fairs and festivals, golf, history, great outdoors, arts and culture, family fun, dining, shopping and accommodations.