Clarion is part of Pittsburgh DMA and the county seat of Clarion County, CW Pennsylvania. In the past, local economy used to be heavily dependent on oil, natural gas, lumber, coal that were produced here. Over the last year, there is a turn to more eco-friendly factors of economic growth, such as tourism and education. Major Clarion attractions include the Clarion University of Pennsylvania, the Courthouse (listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 1979), Clarion Mall (a small, but very pleasant shopping mall), and Cook Forest Area Scenic Trailride (great for horseback riding). Regarding budget accommodation, there are more than 60 and nearby Clarion, PA that are worth checking. Prices start from around $45, but if you are after top discount hotels then the prices start from around $90 per room per night.