They have hayrides,a lake for fishing, a playground, a swim team. They even offer classes periodically.
Month: December 2018
In 1871, Crystal Caves was discovered in the hillside of … farmland while his son and an assistant were mining limestone. The cave was carefully protected and by 1872, the cave had railings and steps built, a cave tour put together, and the public could tour the caves for 25 cents. Now, an 8 minute presentation and a 45 minute in-cave tour is the main attraction at Crystal Caves. The caves are underground, so bring cool weather type gear, even in the summer. The caves maintain a constant temperature. Quite a bit of information is available on the website, so please check that out before planning your trip. In addition to the caves, there is a miniature golf course with a cave theme and a rock shop featuring all types of crystals.
Featured on the Discovery Channel,this Museum was started through donations by Dr. Thomas Mutter. His intent was to improve medical education. Since 1858 the college has kept its’ promise to Dr. Mutter, but some of the displays, though all are real, border on the macabe.
The donations left by Dr. Mutter stipulated that the college continue to expand the collection,which they did, build a brick building to house and maintain it, and provide lectures on the contents.
All of the displays contain natural phenomenon, some which grew unnaturally. The Mutter Museum of The College of Physicians is also known as the museum of Medical oddities. A fascinating and unforgettable museum for most ages.
Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland is an AZA accredited zoo specializing in reptiles and amphibians. Since opening in 1964, Reptiland has provided the public a link to the less-loved members of the animal kingdom. School groups, families and individuals with an interest in natural history agree – […]
Established as an assembly facility in 1973, Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations in York, PA assembles the Touring, Softail®, CVO™ and Trike models. They also perform a variety of manufacturing operations – making parts like frames, fuel tanks, and fenders. At the Vaughn L. Beals Tour Center, you’ll explore exhibits that detail the manufacturing and assembly processes of the factory. You’ll also have the chance to sit on current production motorcycles and visit the gift shop for tour-related souvenirs. The Kids Corner, a specially designed area for visitors under the age of 12, makes the York facility an ideal family destination. Your factory tour begins with an introductory video and continues on the factory floor where you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at the people, processes and products of Vehicle Operations. You’ll be guided through the manufacturing of key components and the assembly of Softail, Touring, CVO and Trike motorcycles. Then it’s on to the end of the line, where every motorcycle is roll-tested prior to shipping. Over the years, thousands of Harley-Davidson enthusiasts have made the journey to York, Pennsylvania to witness passion forged in steel.
Free Factory Tour
The free factory tour offers a limited view of the assembly line and designated fabrication areas. Tours last approximately one hour.
• Free tours begin at regular intervals between the hours of 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Monday through Friday. Tickets are distributed on a first come, first served basis for each day’s available tours. It is recommended that you arrive early in the day.
• Tours are not offered on weekends, major holidays, or during production changes and year-end maintenance. Tour schedule and route are subject to change.
• Reservations for 10 or more are required.
Steel Toe Tour
The Steel Toe Tour gives you a chance to experience Harley-Davidson history and get up-close and personal with the Softail,® Touring, Trike and CVO™ model families. The tour route has been expanded for smaller groups to provide a more personalized tour experience. The Steel Toe Tour takes you through the manufacturing of fuel tanks, frames, and fenders, as well as many ‘employee only’ areas in paint and polish. The Steel Toe Tour goes behind-the-scenes through areas previously unseen by the public. You will be required to wear a safety vest, safety glasses, and steel toe protection, all of which are provided.
Steel Toe Tour Admission Includes:
• One tour ticket
• Commemorative pin
• Group photo
• Safety vest
• One $5 coupon, redeemable in our Gift Shop
Two sessions are offered daily Monday through Friday at 9:30 am and Noon. Other sessions are added to accommodate peak times. Duration for each tour is approximately two hours. Tour schedule and route are subject to change.
Harley-Davidson Museum Member: $30.00
Groups of 16 or more: $32.00
Eagle Rock Resort is set amongst the beautiful Blue Mountains and offers downhill skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing. With short lift lines, you will be able to enjoy the whole mountain at Eagle Rock Resort. The latest snow making equipment ensures a covered mountain for […]
Norristown Farm Park is a working farm in continuous use since colonial times. The park is home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna. There are fifteen historic buildings on the property, the earliest dating from 1764. Eighty percent of the park is dedicated to growing farm crops.
Norristown Farm Park has plenty of picnicking areas and paved trails for bicycling, rollerblading, and walking, and are handicapped-accessible. Two trout-stocked streams provide ample fishing, and bird watchers can spot over 170 species. Guests can visit Millennium Grove, a site planted with historic tree groves. Winter activities include sledding, skiing, and snowshoeing.
America’s first zoo and one of the region’s foremost conservation organizations, the Philadelphia Zoo’s 42-acre Victorian garden is home to over 1,500 animals, many of which are rare and endangered. The Zoo, fulfilling its mission of conservation, science, education and recreation, supports and engages in […]
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 the summer and four miles of hiking trails. Picnicking and fishing are also possible. Nearby is the Playmasters Theatre Workshop, offering entertainment all year round.
The tidal marsh natural area is a 71-acre estuary, encompassing part of the freshwater intertidal zone along the shores of the Delaware River and Neshaminy Creek.