Month: August 2019

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park consists of 1,711 acres in Bucks County. Park roads, trails, and facilities are carefully nestled within the original farm and woodland setting. Neshaminy Creek meanders through the park, dividing the land into several interesting sections.

The Insectarium

The Insectarium

The second floor is where visitors are offered the opportunity to eat cheddar-flavored beetle larvae. They say the average American ingests up to two pounds of bug parts each year, mostly mixed in with their vegetables.

Big Spring State Park

Big Spring State Park

Tucked in the side of Conococheague Mountain, Big Spring State Park is a quaint picnic and hiking area. A short loop trail leads to a partially completed railroad tunnel with historic interpretation at the trailhead. The park also provides access to the Iron Horse Trail for day and overnight hiking. The park takes its name from nearby Big Spring, whose waters form the scenic Shermans Creek.

Hershey Park

Hershey Park

HersheyPark, established in 1907 has some of the wildest rollercoasters around. Built in Chocolate Town for the workers of the Hershey Company, HersheyPark has grown into a huge complex of rides and attractions. My personal favorite, the Great Bear, (an aggressive thrill ride) is a…

Shocktoberfest

Shocktoberfest

Shocktoberfest has so many attractions you won’t know where to start. Once you get your wits scared out of you the spinning won’t stop either! Try out your luck with the BioHazard Hay Ride, The Toxic Asylum, The Prison of the Dead, Club Shock (a…

Sculpted Ice Works

Sculpted Ice Works

The Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour and Ice Harvest Museum is located in Lakeville, PA off route 590.

This two-part attraction includes the factory tour, where you can see how an ics sculpture is created.  From the process to freeze water into crystal clear blocks of ice for carving to the finished product, you will see the tools used, and the process followed to create each work of frozen art.

In the Ice Harvest Museum, you will learn how ice was harvested and stored for use in the time before refrigeration.

To make your plans most effective, call before your trip so you can schedule during an ice carving.

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

Since 1965 Lake Tobias Wildlife Park has been fascinating patrons with its wild, exotic animals and adventure-seeking safari tours. The safari tours are the most popular attraction at Lake Tobias – and you get really close to the animals. There are approximately 500 animals that…

WildRiver Waterpark

WildRiver Waterpark

WildRiver features two waterslides, a heated swimming pool, a Children’s Splash and Play area, plus mini golf. Each of the winding and twisting slides are 380′ long! They are called the White Water Innertube Ride and the Atomic Blaster. WildRiver is located in the tourist…

Koziar’s Christmas Village

Koziar’s Christmas Village

Started  in 1948, William Koziar would decorate his house for his wife and children. Each year he would add to the display, decorating the barn, trees or lake. By now his neighbors nick-named it the “Christmas House”.  At this point, due to overwhelming demand, he would open the property to visitors.

Sixty-six years and several awards later, the Christmas House has grown into the Christmas Village. With over a million lights, hundreds of animatronic characters, multiple glass displays, plus the tried and true “Picture with Santa”; millions come from all over to walk through the village. Some make it a annual tradition.

Make sure to dress warm and have your walking shoes on, there’s a lot of ground to cover, so give yourself enough time and get there early because people will start parking before dusk. If you have little ones, I suggest a stroller.

Koziars has been named the best light display in the world. It is absolutely worth the trip! Make it your new tradition.

Cherry Crest Farms

Cherry Crest Farms

Accept the challenge and claim victory in your quest for freedom from the tyranny of the world’s largest mind bender. Of course we are talking about the mega corn maze,The Amazing Maize Maze™. As seen on the Today Show, Good Morning America, Lifetime Cable, and…

Mount Hope Estate and Winery

Mount Hope Estate and Winery

Whatever event you attend you’ll find the village authentic,the costumes stunning, the shows enjoyable and yourself transported to another era. It’s definitely worth the visit!

Hartwood Acres

Hartwood Acres

If you want to find a good time year round this is the place to be! Hartwood sponsers free concerts and the biggest fireworks display in the U.S.

The original Mansion was erected in 1927 and is open for tours. It sits on 629 acres that you’re welcome to walk through while waiting for whatever festivities have been scheduled to begin.

This is the site I would recommend saving in my favorites. It would be my first go to when looking for some fun!

Turkey Hill Experience

Turkey Hill Experience

Learn how our ice cream is made, invent and taste your own ice cream flavor in our NEW Taste Lab, star in your own commercial and get unlimited free samples of iced tea and ice cream!

Mont Alto State Park

Mont Alto State Park

The 23-acre Mont Alto State Park is in Franklin County, near Caledonia State Park and one mile from the town of Mont Alto. The West Branch of Antietam Creek flows through the park and offers excellent trout fishing. Short hikes offer wildlife viewing especially woodland…

Elmwood Park Zoo

Elmwood Park Zoo

With its convenient location in the heart of Montgomery County, easy access from major area roadways, free parking, beautiful animals and gardens, it’s no surprise that the Philadelphia Business Journal ranks Elmwood Park Zoo as one of the most popular destinations in the region.

Come join the thousands of families, students, community groups and animal lovers flock to the zoo for its animal exhibits, educations programs, spacious playground and special events and activities all year round.    We offer a number of attractive amenities and Elmwood Park Zoo’s Guest Services Department is dedicated to ensuring that you have a great time while you’re here!

Can’t make it to the zoo soon? You can visit us at our Outpost at the Plymouth Meeting Mall! Our Outpost is a mini-museum of animal artifacts, as well as a source of information about Elmwood Park Zoo.  Buy your tickets there and then come visit the zoo! Hours vary.