Month: October 2018

Sunnybrook Ballroom

Sunnybrook Ballroom

It’s more than a ballroom, it’s a concert hall, family night, a place for a romantic dinner or some comedy relief. Check out their website for a calendar of events or for those of you that are a little more adventurous, sign up for one of their cooking classes.

Zippo Lighter and Case Museum

Zippo Lighter and Case Museum

The museum is 15,000 square foot and takes you through Zippos history from their contributions in WWII to their place in Rock-n-Roll to each time Zippo was in a Hollywood film.

Ski Big Bear

Ski Big Bear

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.

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.

Warriors Path State Park

Warriors Path State Park

The 349-acre Warriors Path State Park lies very near the famous path used by the Iroquois in raids and wars with the Cherokees and other American Indians in southern Pennsylvania. The park is a seasonal day use area open from mid-April through the end of […]

America on Wheels Museum

America on Wheels Museum

America on Wheels is a  48,000-square-foot facility devoted to exhibits about “over the road transportation.” The museum allows visitors to inspect rare and historic vehicles up close, whether it’s a 1915 Model T roadster, an early motorcycle, or rare Mac Truck.

The Mack Truck corporation has a large presence in the Allentown area, and several of their trucks are on loan here (Mack Trucks maintains their own museum nearby, with limited days open, in its old customer testing facility). America on Wheels devotes lots of space to Mack Trucks, including a couple of interactive exhibits where visitors can sit in a driving simulator, or take quizzes.

Aside from the permanent displays here, there is a large section of temporary displays on loan from other museums and private collectors. In 2012 some of those included the 1930 taxi from It’s a Wonderful life and the 1998 VW Bug from The Spy Who Shagged me, among others.

Check out their calendar of events on their website before you go. You never know, you just might see the car or truck from your favorite movie there.

 

GoggleWorks Center for The Arts

GoggleWorks Center for The Arts

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

Colton Point State Park

Colton Point State Park

On the west rim of the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, the 368-acre Colton Point State Park resonates with the rustic charm of the Civilian Conservation Corps era of the 1930s. The rugged overlooks offer great views of the canyon. On the other side of the […]

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!


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