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The Insectarium

The Insectarium

The second floor is where visitors are offered the opportunity to eat cheddar-flavored beetle larvae. They say the average American ingests up to two pounds of bug parts each year, mostly mixed in with their vegetables.

Evansburg State Park

Evansburg State Park

Evansburg State Park is in southcentral Montgomery County between Norristown and Collegeville. Evansburg offers a significant area of green space and relative solitude in an urbanized area. Its main natural feature, the Skippack Creek, has dissected the land into ridges and valleys that create feelings 

Laurel Summit State Park

Laurel Summit State Park

This scenic picnic area is operated by the Bureau of State Parks. The 6-acre area offers picnic tables, a pavilion, water, and restroom. The area is 2,739 feet above sea level and several degrees cooler than surrounding towns. This area also provides trailhead parking for Spruce Flats bog and Wolf Rocks.

Knoebels Grove

Knoebels Grove

Admission and Parking is free – so get on out to Elysburg and enjoy the park.  Rides do cost though and a day pass is only $31 (2011).  There are traditional, new and favorite amusement rides, plus a huge swimming pool, rope climb and waterslides. 

Flagship Niagara and Maritime Museum

Flagship Niagara and Maritime Museum

Come see and hear U.S. history in the making!

Altoona Railroad Museum

Altoona Railroad Museum

The Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum, set in Altoona at the foot of the Allegheny Mountains, has duplicated life in Altoona when the Pennsylvania Railroad was booming, back in the early 1950s.

There are three floors to the museum and each floor has a unique prespective of Pennsylvania History. They allow you to take your time and explore what it was like to work in different areas of the Pnnsylvania Railroad.

Sit and watch the short films about railroading in the Altoona Railroad Museum Theater.

The third floor is the Children’s Museum and hands on! They have toy trains the kids love playing with while mom and dad go browse the museum.

GPS Address:
1500 Glenn White Road
Altoona, PA 16602

Neshaminy State Park

Neshaminy State Park

Neshaminy State Park takes its name from Neshaminy Creek, which joins the Delaware at this point. The park measures 339 acres. Boating is quite popular at Neshaminy State Park, offering 370 marina slips, which are in high demand. There is a swimming pool open in 

Jason’s Woods

Jason’s Woods

The legend continues at Jason’s Woods with the signature Haunted Hayride.  Each year new haunted attractions are built around the terrifying tour through the woods.  In addition to all the attractions, live events and contests are featured each weekend. Bands, contests, competitions, food and fun 

Independence Seaport Museum

Independence Seaport Museum

Independence Seaport Museum is located at Penns Landing in Phildelphia. The museum is home to the galleries, a wooden boat building workshop, the Olympia and what seems to be the kids favorite, the World War II Submarine Becuna.

Permanent and temporary exhibits are shown at the museum, as well as some online productions.

Orignially named the Philadelphia Maritime Museum in 1960, the museum moved to its home on Penns Landing in 1978 and has served well over 1 million visitors.

The Gazela

The Gazela

It’s a great chance for kids and adults alike to see first hand the history of a hand-made vessel. It might even bring out a little pirate in ya!

Mont Alto State Park

Mont Alto State Park

The 23-acre Mont Alto State Park is in Franklin County, near Caledonia State Park and one mile from the town of Mont Alto. The West Branch of Antietam Creek flows through the park and offers excellent trout fishing. Short hikes offer wildlife viewing especially woodland 

Lost River Caverns

Lost River Caverns

Way back in 1883, while digging on a limestone quarry site, the Lost River Caverns was ‘opened’ up accidentally.  In 1930, handrails were added so that visitors and tourist could view the natural formations that have occured.

Its Crystal Chapel has been the site of over 80 weddings – and back before it was open to the public, an area was used as a great ballroom.

The temps are a constant 52 degrees, so bring along a sweater or jacket.

Allegheny Islands State Park

Allegheny Islands State Park

Allegheny Islands State Park is in Allegheny County in Harmar Township, just southwest of the borough of Cheswick. Established in 1980, the park is composed of three alluvial islands in the middle of the Allegheny River northeast of Pittsburgh. The islands have a total area 

Codorus State Park

Codorus State Park

The 3,452-acre Codorus State Park is in the rolling hills of southern York County. The 1,275-acre Lake Marburg has 26 miles of shoreline and is a reststop for migrating waterfowl and shorebirds. The lake is also popular with sailboaters and motorboaters. Anglers love the lake 

Mack Truck Plant and Museum

Mack Truck Plant and Museum

The Mack Trucks Historical Museum is the home of historical documents and artifacts from Mack’s long and storied history as the leading American truck manufacturer and world-renowned brand name.  With more than 80,000 photos on file along with it’s exhibits, this museum would make anyone nostalgic.

Among the antiques  in the Museum’s collection is one of the original sightseeing buses built by Jack and Augustus Mack. The gas-operated, open-air bus carried up to 26 tourists at a time around the streets and sights of Chicago in the summer and New Orleans in the winter for 25 years before returning to Mack as the anchor of its antique truck collection.

Also in the collection is a 1911 Mack Jr. that shared the streets with horse-drawn wagons as it made it’s rounds delivering dry goods and produce. It’s the final truck design attributed to the Mack brothers before they sold their company to investors in 1911.

If you were to come across an old AB truck under a tarp in a barn, there was a record made when it was built. The company’s been doing it for every chassis manufactured since 1905, and except for a few rare cases, all those records are filed here.