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US Army Heritage and Education Center

US Army Heritage and Education Center

The U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center (USAHEC) is the premier facility for historical research on U.S. Army history and is dedicated to “Telling the Army story…one Soldier at a time.” This interactive and interpretive facility includes the Military History Institute archives, Visitor and Education Center and Exhibits, and 

Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum

Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum

Even if you’ve never played baseball or watched a game, if there’s one museum you visit this year, this has to be the one.

Mount Hope Estate and Winery

Mount Hope Estate and Winery

If you’re looking for something to do that’s out of the ordinary, this is the place to go.

Mount Hope Estate has been the permanent home to thePennsylvania Renaissance Faire for more than 33 years ago,and is listed as one of the top 5 in the country.

The Faire is held on a 35-acre site with 90 shows performed daily on 12 stages, hundreds of costumed characters, and a recreation of a 16th-century English village with authentic Tudor buildings. But that’s not all.Each weekend during the festival is dedicated to a different theme. There are plenty of places to eat and drink. There’s even an area just for kids!

Not interested in the Reaissance? Then check out their other events through out the year. Some of them are free.

There’s the Celtic Fling Weekend or the FlavorFest. Or maybe you’re more interested in what takes place at the mansion, like Poe’s Evermore or a Dickens Christmas.

Whatever event you attend you’ll find the village authentic, the costumes stunning, the shows enjoyable and yourself transported to another era. It’s definitely worth the visit!

Independence National Historical Park

Independence National Historical Park

The old cracked Bell still proclaims Liberty, and Independence Hall echoes the words, `We the People.` Explore Franklin’s Philadelphia and learn about the past and America’s continuing struggle to fulfill the Founders’ Declaration that `all men are created equal.`Access to all park sites within the 

Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center

Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center

The 1,168-acre Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center offers programs for pre-schoolers through college students. Center staff also provide community programs on many subjects like natural and cultural history and outdoor recreation. The 1,168-acre Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center offers programs for pre-schoolers through college students. Center staff 

H2ooohh!

H2ooohh!

H20ooohh is an Indoor Family Waterpark located at Split Rock Resort in the Poconos.

They feature Pennsylvania’s FIRST indoor Flow Rider – endless surfing wave – the Komodo Dragon!

In keeping with the tropical/jungle theme, you can ride various slides like the Viper, Pirahna and Amazon Blast; and enjoy other features including the Lava Springs hot tubs, Jungle Falls and Leaping Lizards kids play areas.

This indoor waterpark is open to the general public. You DO NOT have to stay overnight to use the facilities.

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. This was the world’s first true `penitentiary,` a prison designed to inspire penitence, or 

Oil Creek State Park

Oil Creek State Park

The Oil Creek Valley is the site of the world’s first commercial oil well. The primary purpose of Oil Creek State Park is to tell the story of the changing landscape. The early petroleum industry’s oil boom towns and important oil well sites are in 

Allegheny Portage Railroad

Allegheny Portage Railroad

The Allegheny Portage Railroad was a great achievement in early travel. Charles Dickens, Jenny Linn, and Ulysses S. Grant traveled over the Allegheny Mountains. They braved a system that injured passengers on a weekly basis. A system of inclined planes and a nine hundred foot tunnel carved through solid rock by Welsh coalminers made this feat possible. For twenty years, it was the fastest way to transgress the rough and wild terrain of Pennsylvania.

Site Includes:
Special Evenst, Trails, and `What to See` information.

See the Allegheny Portage Railroad websites for special fee free days.

Terre Hill Haunted Trail

Terre Hill Haunted Trail

Prepare for a scare as you walk our quarter mile trail through Terre Hill Park filled with ghosts and ghouls, special effects, and live actors! Guests are returned to the main park pavilion on Lancaster Avenue by a ten minute haunted hayride, departing from the 

Cherry Crest Farms

Cherry Crest Farms

Accept the challenge and claim victory in your quest for freedom from the tyranny of the world’s largest mind bender. Of course we are talking about the mega corn maze,The Amazing Maize Maze™. As seen on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Lifetime Cable, and 

Kooser State Park

Kooser State Park

In the heart of the Laurel Highlands at an altitude of 2,600 feet, Kooser State Park attracts visitors year-round to its 250 acres of forest and the beautiful trout stream that flows the full length of the park.

The park’s original design character was stamped by the Civilian Conservation Corps projects of the 1930s that established the existing lake and most of its use areas, its architecture and site details. The park design stresses rustic values in site and building materials and in their application: native stone, rough sawn and stained wood surfaces, log and timber members.

Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site

Gloria Dei Church National Historic Site

Gloria Dei is an active religious congregation, and is home to the parish minister. For more information about visiting, contact the Rector at (215) 389-1513 Before William Penn, the Swedes were here, building log homes and a brick church, GLORIA DEI. Imagine the transformation – 

Canoe Creek State Park

Canoe Creek State Park

Canoe Creek State Park, 12 miles east of Altoona, is a modern day use facility developed during the Project 70 expansion era of state parks and was dedicated in 1979. The vast openness of this 958-acre park is exemplified with a panoramic view when cresting 

GoggleWorks Center for The Arts

GoggleWorks Center for The Arts

The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is an entire city block where art happens, and this place fascinates me!

I can’t think of any other building where you can see the displays, talk with the artists or try your hand at their craft.  The six buildings and 145,000 square feet of space offer everything from 200 arts-based classes every 10 weeks, to 45 artists working in their professional studios.

They have a calendar that includes Glass Blowing and Ceramics to Metal Smithing and Poetry.  There’s a class level for every age so whether your taking your kids for the day or planning on starting a life-long hobby, you’re sure to find something for everyone.

Once you visit the GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, you’ll want to go back again and again!