Month: April 2019

Hiawatha Riverboat

Hiawatha Riverboat

Hiawatha Paddleboat Tours is a paddlewheel excursion boat that cruises up and down the Susquehanna River. Built nearly 50 years after it’s namesake, the Hiawatha is one of the most popular attractions in central Pennsylvania.  The original Hiawatha was a steam-driven stern-wheeler that was one […]

Boyd Big Tree Preserve

Boyd Big Tree Preserve

Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area is one of the newest Pennsylvania state parks. On Blue Mountain in Middle Paxton and Lower Paxton Townships, large trees of numerous species are scattered throughout the area, which provides habitat for deep forests birds, especially warblers. The large […]

Hills Creek State Park

Hills Creek State Park

Located in scenic Tioga County, the 407-acre Hills Creek State Park abounds in wildlife. Osprey, loon and waterfowl visit the lake that boasts a variety of warm-water fish species. Beavers abound in the area with a large active colony. Camping, cabins, swimming and picnicking make this an ideal spot for a family vacation.

 

Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area

Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area

Straddling Peters Mountain, the 370-acre Joseph E. Ibberson Conservation Area is dominated by large hardwood trees. This large block of nearly unbroken forest is a haven for wildlife like forest warblers and other deep-woods animals. A main attraction to the conservation area is the elaborate […]

Double Diamond Deer Ranch

Double Diamond Deer Ranch

Along with the Ranch and The Barn, there’s also the Glow-In-The-dark-Mini-Golf. The Double Diamond wanted to offer indoor family fun year round with this addition but there is an additional charge.

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 ones, there are a total of 17 children`s rides at Dorney Park and three aquatic playlands in Wildwater Kingdom. Parents go along for the ride on many kids` attractions in CAMP SNOOPY modeled after the big thrill rides in the Park.

CAMP SNOOPY is a two-acre playland themed around Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the PEANUTS (TM) gang. Dorney Park is the only place on the East Coast to meet these world-famous comic strip characters. Little ones go along for the ride on certain major attractions at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom when accompanied by a responsible person.

For the big kids, there are dozens of thrill rides, including eight awesome roller coasters such as the first and only floorless roller coaster in Pennsylvania, HYDRA THE REVENGE, and top-ranked STEEL FORCE, the first mega-coaster in the northeast. In addition to roller coasters, Dorney Park is home to both classic favorites such as ENTERPRISE and MONSTER as well as innovative scream machines like HANGTIME and the 200-foot DOMINATOR turbo-drop and space-shot ride.

The collection of 18 water slides, two giant wave pools, two tubing rivers, an interactive water funhouse, and lots of other family fun offered in Wildwater Kingdom is included with admission to Dorney Park.

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom offers much more than just a super selection of rides for everyone. Guests at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom enjoy award-winning shows, midway games, and shopping in a beautifully landscaped setting.

TIPS:  Buy tickets online and save quite a bit of money…

Cook Forest State Park

Cook Forest State Park

The 8,500-acre Cook Forest State Park lies in scenic northwestern Pennsylvania. Once called the `Black Forest,` the area is famous for its stands of old growth forest. Cook Forest’s `Forest Cathedral` of towering white pines and hemlocks is a National Natural Landmark. The Clarion River […]

Daffin’s Chocolate Kingdom

Daffin’s Chocolate Kingdom

The Chocolate Kingdom is a realm that is inhabited by a 400-pound chocolate turtle, a 125-pound chocolate reindeer and 75-pound chocolate frog. Chocolate castles, a train, a village, and a Ferris Wheel which brings this whimsical land to life.

Fowlers Hollow State Park

Fowlers Hollow State Park

The 104-acre Fowlers Hollow State Park is in a narrow valley created by Fowler Hollow Run. The park is on the edge of Tuscarora State Forest at the intersection of several multi-use trails. The campground of the park is a good base for adventures into the huge tract of public land.

Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Military Park

The park is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. April 1 to October 31, and 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. November 1 to March 31. The park visitor center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with summer hours from 8:00 […]

Splash Lagoon

Splash Lagoon

Pennsylvania’s FIRST Indoor Waterpark opened in 2002. The waterpark, located with 4 hotels and several restaurants is loaded with rides and slides, so you will end the day waterlogged. Some slides are contained inside the building, but the neat use of space has a few […]

Sesame Place

Sesame Place

This year Sesame Place®, the nation’s only theme park based on the award-winning television show Sesame Street®, opens Elmo’s World, an all-new land with three new rides. Ride a flyin’, fish. Wiggle through a garden of giggles. And blast into space. It’s Elmo’s World, we just play in it. Hang out with your furry friends, and enjoy all the rides, shows, play areas and dining that make this the only place where Sesame Street® comes to life! Sesame Place is located 30 minutes north of Philadelphia and 90 minutes south of NYC. For more information, call 215-752-7070 or visit sesameplace.com.

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 […]

William Penn Memorial Fire Tower

William Penn Memorial Fire Tower

A spiral staircase containing 120 steel steps leads to an enclosed observation deck. The deck is encased in glass block for year round enjoyment. From there you’re able to see as far as 5th and Penn sts.

Martin Guitar Factory

Martin Guitar Factory

At the Martin Guitar factory tour, you will see how guitars are made by skilled craftsmen using old world tools.

Tours are on a first come, first served basis. Group tours can be scheduled at different times (check the website).

Non-flash camera photography is allowed.

The video below is Part 1 of 6 parts.  It is quite long, but very interesting.


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