Month: June 2019

Toy Museum

Toy Museum

Visitors are allowed to play with some of the robots, which is great for the kids.

Liberty Mountain

Liberty Mountain

Liberty Mountain has a variety of things to do including skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing.  Liberty Mountain also features an onsite hotel and resort. They offer specials on lessons and on lift tickets, check their website for more details.

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.

 

Eisenhower National Historic Site

Eisenhower National Historic Site

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,…

Shankweilers Drive-In Theatre

Shankweilers Drive-In Theatre

All shows are double features,one ticket! Load up the car and come on out!

Boyd’s Bear Country

Boyd’s Bear Country

**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 fun…it’s Boyds Bear Country, Gettysburg! Boyds Bear Country is a magical and fun-filled experience for kids of all ages! It’s where the most Boyds Bears and Friends anywhere live and play in inspiring settings that are sure to make you laugh or make you sigh…Boyds Bear Country is The World’s Most Humongous Teddy Bear Store (which isn’t anything to sneeze at) and much more!

Come on in! Enjoy the stunning views of the rolling countryside from our three-story atrium, warm up by the huge stone fireplace, enjoy some good down-home cookin’, take in live, local entertainment on the weekends and have fun with hands-on activities the whole family will love! If you need help planning your trip to Boyds Bear Country, Gettysburg, just get a hold of our helpful Guest Relations Center Staff! They’ll help ya plan yer visit here and make ya feel just like family!

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge National Historical Park

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…

African American Museum

African American Museum

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…

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. This was the world’s first true `penitentiary,` a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of convicts. Its vaulted, sky-lit cells once held many of America’s most notorious criminals, including bank robber Willie Sutton and Al Capone. Through November 30: Pandemonium, a site specific sound installation by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miler.

Admission: $12 Adults. $10 Seniors. $8 Students and Kids.

Address: 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia.

Public Contact: www.EasternState.org, or (215) 236-3300.

Smoketown Airport Tours

Smoketown Airport Tours

The Amish Country tour is great for seeing the patchwork and colors of the fields and farmlands of Lancaster. This is a wonderful trip for the photo enthusiast.

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

The Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center offers environmental education programs, and covers more than 665 acres of beautiful deciduous woodlands and coniferous plantations. The Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center is dedicated to helping people develop a sound environmental ethic. Since the early 1970s, the center…

Waldameer Water World

Waldameer Water World

Opening in 1800 as Hoffman’s  picnic grove, Erie Electric Co leased the property in 1896 and renamed it Waldameer.  As the years went on they began to grow and with each decade they added new amusements and became one of the the oldest family owned theme parks in Pennsylvania.

They have a kiddie park and water rides as well as a roller coaster for those who dare!

There’s also midaway games, food and free shows.

Parking and admission to the park itself are free.

Rides and the waterpark charge admission.