Great Wolf Lodge in the poconos is the regions first indoor waterpark featuring Bear Track Landing. Bear Track Landing is a 78,000 square foot waterpark with 11 waterslides, 6 pools, and an interactive activity center.
Slides include the Hydro Plunge, Coyote Cannon, Alberta Falls™, Totem Tower™, and the Whooping Hollow™. The Hydro Plunge is an uphill water-coaster, part of the newest technology in waterslides.
The activity center boasts a 1,000 gallon tipping bucket that drops its entire contents on the crowd below!
Things to Know:
You must be a guest of the resort in order to use the waterpark. This requires a stay at the hotel. However, you will be able to use the waterpark the day you arrive AND the day you checkout. See the website or call for further information.
The stream Hyner Run carves a small valley from the surrounding steep mountains, creating a cozy, quiet place for a family adventure. The park is entirely surrounded by Sproul State Forest, Pennsylvania’s largest state forest. Hyner View State Park is nearby.
Set amidst the old, quaint and picturesque farmland of southeast Pennsylvania, French Creek offers two lakes–Hopewell and Scotts Run, extensive forests and almost 40 miles of hiking trails. Adjacent to the park lies Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site that features a cold-blast furnace restored to its 1830s appearance.
Disc Golf: Two courses, winding through the woods by Hopewell Lake, attract visitors of all ages, year-round. This activity (sometimes referred to as Frisbee golf) is a favorite sport for individuals and families. The challenge of tossing a flying disc through the woods is unmatched by any other sport. Friendly local enthusiasts are always willing to give advice to first-time golfers. Score cards and maps are available at each course.
Bucktail State Park provides a beautiful 75-mile scenic drive along PA 120 from Emporium, through Renovo, to Lock Haven. It stretches through a narrow valley which has for years been called the Bucktail Trail, named after the famous American Civil War regiment of Woodsmen, the Bucktails or Bucktail Rangers. This is the old Sinnemahoning Trail used by American Indians on their way to and from the eastern continental divide between the Susquehanna and Allegheny rivers. Aside from the three towns named above, the valley is mostly forested land with an occasional small village or isolated farm.
This beautiful area has also been called the Bucktail Canyon because of the steep mountains that form beautiful forested walls along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River and Sinnemahoning Creek.
One of America’s Best Haunted Houses is located just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh! The ScareHouse, named as one of America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions by Travel Channel, resides in a historic building that holds decades of paranormal activity. A team of expert effects artists and set designers works year round to create this elaborate and Hollywood quality haunted attraction – which has been featured in USA Today, Forbes, Fangoria, and Money magazine. The ScareHouse is open on select dates from late September through early November. Visit www.scarehouse.com for more information about Pittsburgh’s Ultimate Haunted House!
Come journey through five Pennsylvania counties bursting with heritage and brimming with outdoor adventure. You will find something for everyone. Follow a history trail marked with stories about hearty lumberjacks, coal miners, lock tenders, and railroaders. Explore quiet canal paths, challenging bike trails and the rippling waters of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers.
The Turkey Hill Experience features interactive exhibits allowing you to learn about dairy culture, the story of Turkey Hill Dairy and how the company’s ice cream and iced tea flavors are selected and created.
You will truly experience what it’s like to be a Turkey Hill Dairy ice cream maker for a day, including the opportunity to create your own virtual ice cream flavor. In addition, you can sit in our vintage milk truck, milk our mechanical cows, star in your very own Turkey Hill commercial and enjoy plenty of free samples of iced tea and ice cream!
New for 2014, bring your virtual ice cream creation to life in the Turkey Hill Taste Lab: a hands-on, educational experience allowing you to develop and taste the flavor you created. Seating is limited in the Taste Lab, reservations are required and a nominal additional fee applies.
The Turkey Hill Experience is group friendly and offers special pricing for groups of 12 or more. We also offer birthday party packages and customized after hours events. For additional information on group sales, birthday parties or after hours events, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website.
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 in People Magazine, Cherry-Crest Farm’s featured attraction is an amazing maze sculpted into a five-acre cornfield. The `theme` of our maze changes from year to year, so you’ll want to mark your calendars and make this event your own personal annual attraction!
Note: Not open on Sundays! Please keep this in mind when planning your visit.
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Coral Caverns is located close to exit 11 of the PA Turnpike. Follow the directions closely and bring cash to this attraction.
The coral reef is one of the most distinctive features in the cavern.
You will also see a towering fossil wall, containing the fossil remains of coral and other sea-creatures buried over 400 million years ago.
Note: Only open on weekends!
Tip: Get a free child admission with a paying admission – if ordered in advance, see the website!
The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the world’s major art museums. It was established in 1876 and offers a wide variety of fine and decorative arts. There are over 225,000 pieces of art work from artist in the United States, Asia and Europe. The collection includes painting masterpieces, sculputres, prints and drawings in addition to furniture, silver, glasswork, architectural elements and rooms furnished from historic houses.
This must see attraction has 3 buildings. Its Main Building is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The Perelman Building is located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue. The third building is the Rodin Museum. It is located on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. All three locations are open year round.
School groups and other education groups are encouraged to visit. All ages can together discover these fascinating pieces of art. Teachers and other educators can ask about our videoconferencing and interactive programs. Adults can ask about our lectures, hands-on workshops, and concerts.
Nestled in the mountains of northeastern Huntingdon County, historic Greenwood Furnace State Park offers a unique recreational experience. The park is on the western edge of an area of Central Pennsylvania known as the Seven Mountains. It is an area of rugged beauty, abundant wildlife, breathtaking vistas and peaceful solitude.
The park covers 423 acres, including a six-acre lake, and is surrounded by an 80,000-acre block of Rothrock State Forest. The park office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday year-round, and daily during the summer season.
With its convenient location in the heart of Montgomery County, easy access from major area roadways, free parking, beautiful animals and gardens, it’s no surprise that the Philadelphia Business Journal ranks Elmwood Park Zoo as one of the most popular destinations in the region.
Come join the thousands of families, students, community groups and animal lovers flock to the zoo for its animal exhibits, educations programs, spacious playground and special events and activities all year round. We offer a number of attractive amenities and Elmwood Park Zoo’s Guest Services Department is dedicated to ensuring that you have a great time while you’re here!
Can’t make it to the zoo soon? You can visit us at our Outpost at the Plymouth Meeting Mall! Our Outpost is a mini-museum of animal artifacts, as well as a source of information about Elmwood Park Zoo. Buy your tickets there and then come visit the zoo! Hours vary.
Little Buffalo State Park is a place where people have met for centuries. Besides having extensive picnic areas, hiking trails and a lake for fishing and boating, the park is steeped in history. Historical features include a covered bridge, a restored, operating grist mill, an old farm house built on the site of a colonial tavern, and a narrow gauge railroad trace which feature one of the original railroad cars.
A state-of-the art swimming pool which is nearly half an acre in size sits along Holman Dam and features waterslides and a sprayground. The pool has a capacity of 1,285 swimmers. The summer hours are 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Ski Big Bear offers 18 trails, 6 lifts including 2 Magic Carpet lifts, and 650′ of vertical. The mountain is covered annually with approximately 50 inches of snow. When Mother Nature isn’t sending snow our way, our snowmakers make sure the trails are blanketed with as much snow as possible. Our trails offer something for every ability.
Stretched across Lehigh County are a number of log cabins – still maintained by various organizations and private individuals.
The Lehigh County Log Cabin Trail was created to help visitors tour the remaining structures in Lehigh County.
The website provides more information, driving brochures and recommendations on how to use the cabins on the tour as an educational resource.
The trail is broken down into a Northern, Central and Southern route, in case you plan to break up the trip or shorten the experience. Of course you can always hit the entire trail.
Seeing this portion of our architectural history is one that should not be missed.
Ed Note: We named Coopersburg, PA as the city for this attraction, since the first listing on the “Entire Trail” is located in Coopersburg, PA. You can, of course, start your tour at any location and eventually end up back at your personal starting point.