With more than 80,000 photos on file along with it’s exhibits, this museum would make anyone nostalgic.
Month: February 2020
The 1,341-acre White Clay Creek Preserve is in southern Chester County, three miles north of Newark, Delaware. The White Clay Creek Valley, which forms the core of the Preserve, varies from steep to gradually falling terrain with some flat bottomlands. White Clay Creek Preserve shares…
The Academy of Natural Sciences was founded in 1812 and is the oldest natural science research institution and museum in the Americas. Their mission is “the encouragement and cultivation of the sciences.” Located in the heart of Philadelphia’s cultural district, the Academy is known for its scientific research, collections, exhibitions and educational programs.
The Academy hosts several traveling exhibits each year or creates its own exhibits.
Their permanent exhibits include: Dinosaur Hall, Butterfiles! Outside In, and the Live Animal Center.
This year Sesame Place®, the nation’s only theme park based on the award-winning television show Sesame Street®, opens Elmo’s World, an all-new land with three new rides. Ride a flyin’, fish. Wiggle through a garden of giggles. And blast into space. It’s Elmo’s World, we…
Archbald Pothole State Park is a 150-acre park in northeastern Pennsylvania. The park is named for Archbald Pothole, a geologic feature that formed during the Wisconsin Glacial Period, around 15,000 years ago. The pothole is 38 feet deep and has an elliptical shape. The diameter of the pothole decreases downward. The largest diameter is 42 feet by 24 feet. At the bottom it is 17 feet by 14 feet. The pothole has a volume of about 18,600 cubic feet, so could hold about 140,000 gallons. It would take 35 fire truck tankers to fill the pothole.
High atop Laurel Ridge at close to 3,000 feet in elevation, Laurel Mountain State Park features a family-oriented downhill skiing area and beautiful views of the rolling countryside of the Ligonier Valley. The slopes and trails provide opportunities for skiers and snowboarders of all levels and the lodge is a cozy place to eat and enjoy the view.
The 13,625-acre Laurel Ridge State Park stretches along Laurel Mountain from the picturesque Youghiogheny River At Ohiopyle, PA to the Conemaugh Gorge near Johnstown, PA. This large park spans Cambria, Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland counties. The main feature of the park is the 70-mile Laurel…
Where science, adventure, and discovery are NATURALLY FUN ! Family-friendly, one-hour interpretive tours of two spectacular crystal caverns. Daily spring, summer, and fall. Winter by appointment. Educational programs for schools and youth groups our specialty.
Home School Days, badge programs for Girl and Boy Scouts, Ultimate Underground Birthdays, Kids Cave Kamp, gift shop, gem panning, campground, picnic facilities, and gem panning plus three great family events…
October Ghosts & Goblins Tours, February Batfest, June Discovery Days, and summer Flashlight Adventures. Closest Cavern to Raystown Lake. Lincoln Caverns was discovered in May of 1930 during the construction of U.S. Route 22. Explore winding passageways and splendid rooms containing massive flowstones, thousands of delicate stalactites, pure white calcite and sparkling crystals. The constant temperature in the caverns is 52 degrees. A light jacket is suggested. Comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles and good treads are recommended.
Available by reservation January and February.
Tip: You can find discount coupons on the website.
Alpine Mountain offers skiing (21 Trails), snowboarding including a half pipe, and 6 chutes for snow tubing. There is more, including lessons and a full service ski lodge. Located in the Pocono Mountains, Alpine is not one of the larger resorts, but because of that,…
The 1,200-acre Keystone State Park is great for day-trips and family vacations year-round. Camping, modern cabins, many trails and a lake are all within walking distance, providing an ideal setting for wildlife watching or outdoor adventures. The park is within easy driving distance from the…
Tussey Mountain was originally operated as a public ski area under the name of Skimont during the 1960’s. After sitting idle for a few years, the mountain was re-opened as a private club in the mid 1970’s under the name Bald Knob Ski Club. In 1981-82 the mountain was reorganized and opened again publicly as Tussey Mountain Ski Area, a name now synonymous with quality skiing to area residents. Since then the mountain has grown both in size and sophistication of operation.
Today, Tussey Mountain has skiing on 50 acres with 3 ski and snowboard lifts and 2 snowtube lifts. Our snowmaking system covers 90% of our skiable terrain, as does our slope lighting. Instruction is offered through our PSIA member Snow Sports School, first-aid services through our NSP member Ski Parol, a complete Rental Shop, on-site Ski Shop, as well as well-organized junior racing programs.
We are typically open for skiing, boarding, and tubing in December (or January), running through middle (to late ) March.