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.

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of Art

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, sculputres, prints and drawings in addition to furniture, silver, glasswork, architectural elements and rooms furnished from historic houses.

This must see attraction has 3 buildings.  Its Main Building is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  The Perelman Building is located nearby on Pennsylvania Avenue.  The third building is the Rodin Museum.  It is located on the 2200 block of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. All three locations are open year round.

School groups and other education groups are encouraged to visit.  All ages can together discover these fascinating pieces of art.  Teachers and other educators can ask about our videoconferencing and interactive programs.  Adults can ask about our lectures, hands-on workshops, and concerts.

 

Blue Mountain Ski Resort

Blue Mountain Ski Resort

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…

McConnells Mill State Park

McConnells Mill State Park

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 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!

Great Wolf Lodge

Great Wolf Lodge

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.

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…

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 the richness and vibrancy of African American heritage and culture come alive in four magnificent exhibition galleries filled with exciting history and fascinating art.

State Museum of Pennsylvania

State Museum of Pennsylvania

Adjacent to Pennsylvania’s State Capitol building in Harrisburg, The State Museum offers exhibits and exquisite collections interpreting the state’s fascinating heritage. From the dawn of geologic time, to the Native American experience, colonial and revolutionary beginnings, and a pivotal Civil War battleground through the Commonwealth’s…

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…

Smoketown Airport Tours

Smoketown Airport Tours

What a great way to see the Amish country.

Smoketown Airport Tours offers you the opportunity to book any of their four sight seeing tours.

You have your choice of the  Amish Country Tour, an Aerial Tour over the heart of the Amish country, covering such areas as Bird-in-Hand, Intercourse, Strasburg, and Dutch Wonderland. Then there’s the Susquehanna River Tour, a tour over the mile wide Susquehanna River from Columbia to the Safe Harbor Dam.

Smoketown Airport Tours also offers a combination tour of the first two, the Amish Country and River Tours combined.  And the last tour is the Chesapeake Bay Flight. A Scenic flight west to the Susquehanna River then south following the river all the way to the Chesapeake Bay.

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.

All tours require reservations.