In the heart of the Laurel Highlands at an altitude of 2,600 feet, Kooser State Park attracts visitors year-round to its 250 acres of forest and the beautiful trout stream that flows the full length of the park. The park’s original design character was stamped […]
Month: June 2019
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, […]
Blue Mountain has the fun you seek… and it’s all in the perfect location, only 75 miles from Pennsylvania’s Delaware Valley, 15 miles from the Lehigh Valley and 165 miles from Baltimore, Maryland. Come and ski Blue Mountain – with its 1,082-foot vertical, plenty of […]
The Delaware Canal is the only remaining continuously intact canal of the great towpath canal building era of the early and mid-19th century. Mule drawn canal boat rides and the Lock Tender’s House Visitor Center are at New Hope.
A walk along the 60-mile towpath is a stroll into American history. Paralleling the Delaware River between Easton and Bristol, this diverse park contains an historic canal and towpath, many miles of river shoreline and eleven river islands. From riverside to farm fields to historic towns, visitors to Delaware Canal State Park will enjoy the ever-changing scenery along its corridor.
McConnells Mill State Park encompasses the spectacular Slippery Rock Creek Gorge. Created by the draining of glacial lakes thousands of years ago, the gorge has steeps sides and the valley floor is littered with huge boulders. The operational gristmill built in the 1800s, shows how […]
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.
Eisenhower National Historic Site was the home and farm of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Located adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the farm served the President as a weekend retreat and a meeting place for world leaders. With its peaceful setting and view of South Mountain, […]
Great Wolf Lodge in the poconos is the regions first indoor waterpark featuring Bear Track Landing. Bear Track Landing is a 78,000 square foot waterpark with 11 waterslides, 6 pools, and an interactive activity center.
Slides include the Hydro Plunge, Coyote Cannon, Alberta Falls™, Totem Tower™, and the Whooping Hollow™. The Hydro Plunge is an uphill water-coaster, part of the newest technology in waterslides.
The activity center boasts a 1,000 gallon tipping bucket that drops its entire contents on the crowd below!
Things to Know:
You must be a guest of the resort in order to use the waterpark. This requires a stay at the hotel. However, you will be able to use the waterpark the day you arrive AND the day you checkout. See the website or call for further information.
**According to their website, they are closed as of January 2011** Just outside of Gettysburg, PA, amongst the beauty and history of the Pennsylvania countryside is a whimsical world of wonder, waiting for you to discover…a Big Ol’ Barn filled the rafters with family […]
The men and women of the Continental Army were ordinary, like many of us, but these ordinary people were thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates more than the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation — it honors the ability […]
The African American Museum in Philadelphia is the first institution built by a major United States city to house and interpret the life and work of African Americans. Our doors are open for your enjoyment and enlightenment six days a week. Visit us and experience the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture come alive in four magnificent exhibition galleries filled with exciting history and fascinating art.