In 1929, Indian Echo Caverns were opened to the public. The caverns were an immediate success until the depression era. Many rooms and crystal clear lakes can be found in the caverns. Bring a sweatshirt or light jacket, because the caverns are a consistent […]
Month: February 2019
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 […]
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 of 43 acres (0.17 km²), with one island upstream of Lock and Dam No. 3, and the other two downstream. The park is undeveloped so there are no facilities available for the public. At this time there are no plans for future development.
The iconic “Tricky Triangle” is NASCAR’s home in Pennsylvania. Twice each summer the excitement of NASCAR roars through the Pocono Mountains. In 2016, NASCAR returns for its 42nd year! This year’s action includes the Pocono ARCA 200 on June 3rd, the Inaugural XFINITY Series 250 […]
Lyman Run State Park, a 595 acre facility, is in Potter County. The state park offers camping – with flush toilets and hot showers, hiking and swimming in the summertime. During the winter there are snowmobile trails, and ice skating is available, weather permitting. Fishing […]
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 […]
The Academy of Natural Sciences was founded in 1812 and is the oldest natural science research institution and museum in the Americas. Their mission is “the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences.” Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s cultural district, the Academy is known for […]
The Frank & Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center, part of the Johnstown Discovery Network, is a community center that contains several attractions: the “America: Through Immigrant Eyes” exhibit; the Johnstown Children’s Museum; the Iron & Steel Gallery; and two additional galleries. It also houses the Galliker’s Cafe and the 4th Floor Ethnic Social Club. The HDC is operated by the Johnstown Area Heritage Association (JAHA). Welcome!
New in 2001, the Center’s interactive exhibits let you experience first-hand what it was like to be an immigrant to Johnstown around the turn of the century, building a better life here. It’s a national story told in a local context! Tickets also include admission to the Johnstown Flood Museum.
The U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center (USAHEC) is the premier facility for historical research on U.S. Army history and is dedicated to “Telling the Army story…one Soldier at a time.” This interactive and interpretive facility includes the Military History Institute archives, Visitor and Education Center and Exhibits, and […]
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 […]
The Jean Bonnet has a history that dates backs to the early 1700’s. Originally a rooming house it later started serving food along with it’s distinct brews and was one of the first Public Houses to open in the U.S.
It has long been known to the locals who reside in close proximity to the Jean Bonnet that there is much more to the allure of the tavern than its historical past, charming atmosphere, and excellent food and drink.
So many, the stories of hauntings and ghostly visitors draw them to the tavern in hopes of having an encounter themselves. Sightings and encounters have been experienced by both employees and guests.
“Return to the Haunted Jean Bonnet Tavern” published in the The Pennsylvania Ghost Guide Vol. II, written by Patti Wilson. It has also been listed in the National Registry of Historic Places.
So if you have an interest in the paranormal or if you’re just interested in “things that go bump in the night”, have a meal, get a room and see if any spectres keep you awake at night.
The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of the French and Indian War. This war was a clash of British, French and American Indian cultures. It ended with the removal of French power from North America. The stage […]
Thomas T. Taber was always interested in history. As a young boy he discovered the railroad while walking home from school and stopped to talk to the railway men. After that he never looked back. With money invested in stocks as he worked through College, then […]
Looking to cool off at one of the best waterparks in the world? Look no further than Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom.
Visitors to Wildwater Kingdom enjoy one of the largest collections of water attractions on the planet.
Adding to its collection of 18 water slides, a tubing adventure, activity pools and other water activities, Wildwater Kingdom is home to two wave pools in 2006. The addition of another wave pool makes Wildwater Kingdom one of the only waterparks in the country to offer a double dose of wave pool fun.
The additional wave pool is approximately two-thirds the size of the existing giant wave pool. Guests enjoy a unique experience with added features in the new wave pool such as geysers and wall sprays in the shallow end.
Both wave pools use the latest in wave pool technology by generating waves pneumatically which provides guests with the sensation of the ocean, but without the seaweed and jellyfish.
Guests who wish to soak up the sun can lounge in a chair on the renovated midways around the new wave pool and enjoy the additional space for sunbathing while guests looking to escape from the summer sun can seek out one of many new cabanas being offered for rent.
Those who dare, challenge body slides and tubing slides of all sizes and one of the longest elevated water slides in the world. For the little ones, there are three aquatic playlands to splash around in and get wet.
There is more fun for the entire family in an interactive water funhouse, two tubing rivers and other splash zones to cool down in and escape from the summer heat.