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Laurel Ridge State Park

Laurel Ridge State Park

The 13,625-acre Laurel Ridge State Park stretches along Laurel Mountain from the picturesque Youghiogheny River At Ohiopyle, PA to the Conemaugh Gorge near Johnstown, PA. This large park spans Cambria, Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland counties. The main feature of the park is the 70-mile Laurel…

Fort Washington State Park

Fort Washington State Park

Rich in modern recreational facilities and historical significance, Fort Washington blossoms with flowering dogwood in the spring. The park takes its name from the temporary fort built by George Washington’s troops in the fall of 1777, before heading to Valley Forge. The park is popular…

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

“Play with Real Stuff” is a quote on the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh’s website. That statement is what drives the museums permanent exhibits, which encourage children to build, play and ‘work’, all in fun while learning the physics and mechanics of the way things in our world work.

All kids love water – and the waterplay exhibit is very popular. It is best said, right from the website:

“Bubbling, gurgling, swirling, rising – water flows through this exhibit in amazing ways. Build your own boat and launch it down The River, a 53-foot water table that runs through the Museum’s Waterplay exhibit, to see if it can survive the rapids, whirlpools and the lock system. Create your own spouting masterpiece out of Intriguing Pipes. If it springs a leak, try again! Younger kids can splish splash in the shallow Pond with funnels and waterwheels.”

There is never a day without a special event or exhibit, so check the website an plan your trip accordingly!

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom continues to be the most complete and affordable family entertainment destination in the region.  The entire family gets a double dose of fun with Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom – two great parks for the price of one. For the little…

Piper Aviation Museum

Piper Aviation Museum

The Piper Aviation Museum is expanding all the time. They’re constantly adding to their archives, records, journals and memorabilia. Visit often and see something new. Don’t forget to check out their event calendar before you go!

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 the hill on Canoe Creek Road. A 155-acre lake provides excellent year-round fishing, a popular swimming area and enjoyment for small pleasure boaters. Fields and woodlots are managed to provide diversified habitat for small game species and a variety of wildlife.

Canoe Creek’s proximity to nearby communities allows local residents to take a short pleasure drive and enjoy an evening of fishing, picnicking or walking.

Andy Warhol Museum

Andy Warhol Museum

The hometown of Andy Warhol is also home to the Andy Warhol Museum, a six story facility with exhibits of Warhol’s paintings and films, plus rotating exhibits throughout the year. Everything that you would expect, like the soup cans and brillo paintings are there, plus…

Linglestown Paintball

Linglestown Paintball

If action, adrenaline and running around in the woods is your thing, then why not hunt down an opponent at the Linglestown Paintball Fields! With 13 different field encompassing 39 acres, you can take advantage of the varied terrain and obstacles to create a different…

Kinzua Bridge State Park

Kinzua Bridge State Park

The 329-acre Kinzua Bridge State Park is in McKean County and features remnants of the 2,053-foot railroad bridge (viaduct) that was a National Engineering Landmark. A tornado has knocked down much of the bridge.

The bridge overlook gives great views of the viaduct and the Kinzua Creek Valley. The accessible overlook is great for viewing fall foliage and the Kinzua Creek Valley. Peak viewing times are the first two weeks of October.

Hyner View State Park

Hyner View State Park

This small park features one of the nicest overlooks in the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks and is popular for hang gliding.  Hyner Run State Park is nearby.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

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,…

Ford Loudoun

Ford Loudoun

In 1756, the Pennsylvania General Assembly decided to build a chain of forts along the Blue Mountains to protect it’s citizens against the French during the ongoing war. It is at one of these forts, Fort Loudoun, that the first armed uprising against royal troops took place. Fort Loudon is one of three fort set into the mountains along the Mason-Dixon line.

Come out and walk in the footsteps our soldiers took more than 250 years ago. Imagine the hardships, see how the lived.

Jimmy Stewart Museum

Jimmy Stewart Museum

Jimmy Stewart was actually 4th generation Pennsylvanian. He was born on Pennsylvania St in Indiana Pa. He was a boyscout, went to Princeton and studied architecture. He also played the accordian and served in the service. Most people don’t know that Jimmy also wrote poetry, some of which was published.

French Creek State Park

French Creek State Park

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…

Brandywine River Museum

Brandywine River Museum

The Brandywine River Museum is internationally known for its collection of works by three generations of Wyeths and its fine collection of American illustration, still life and landscape painting.  Previous displays include:  Scribner’s Magazine:  The Early Years in Illustration; Comic Catharsis: A Gift of Cartoons by William Steig; Masterpieces by Andrew Wyeth from the Collections; Honoring Howard Pyle: Major Works from the Collections; and Barry Moser: Bookwright.

Free admission on Sundays from 9:30am to 12noon.

The museum also offers educational sessions for adults, family and children, and teachers along with student programs throughout the year.