Month: June 2019

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…

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…

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.