Month: April 2020

Knoebels Grove

Knoebels Grove

Admission and Parking is free – so get on out to Elysburg and enjoy the park.  Rides do cost though and a day pass is only $31 (2011).  There are traditional, new and favorite amusement rides, plus a huge swimming pool, rope climb and waterslides. 

Laurel Caverns

Laurel Caverns

Laurel Caverns, the largest cave system in Pennsylvania, is located 2,600′ above sea level in Fayette county, PA.  On a clear day, you can see four surrounding counties, the Pittsburgh skyline and of course, Fayette county. The three miles of paths through the caverns average 

LancasterHistory.Org

LancasterHistory.Org

LancasterHistory.org is a combination of the Lancaster County’s Historical Society and President James Buchanan’s Wheatland. This large campus  contains not only an archive, library and exhibition gallery, it also has on it’s ground the Tanger Arboretum.

This national landmark has just reopened in the spring of 2013 after completing a 19,755 sq ft addition. This will now include new research facilities. learning centers, collection storage areas and educational auditorium.

Part of their initiative is to make the center more park-like and visitor friendly. The arboretum contains aver 100 different species of trees.

There is a separate charge for Wheatland.

Late tours on Tuesday and Thursdays

 

 

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 

Wildwater Kingdom at Dorney Park

Wildwater Kingdom at Dorney Park

Looking to cool off at one of the best waterparks in the world? Look no further than Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. Visitors to Wildwater Kingdom enjoy one of the largest collections of water attractions on the planet. Adding to its collection of 18 water 

Crayola Factory Tour

Crayola Factory Tour

Talk about one of those places where a kid can be a kid! The Crayola factory has more than a dozen exhibits that are hands-on! Kids don’t just look at the colors and crayons, they create and participate.  Exhibits include Crayon Manufacturing, Inside Out (a glass wall that kids can color from BOTH sides and see how the colors mix), Crayola after dark, and the Crayola Meltdown.

While the kids will be amazed at the colors and experience, parents will learn about the history of the crayon as well (and enjoy seeing their children completely immersed in activity)

Best of all – like their brochure says – no cleanup for you!

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 

The ScareHouse

The ScareHouse

One of America’s Best Haunted Houses is located just minutes from downtown Pittsburgh! The ScareHouse, named as one of America’s Scariest Halloween Attractions by Travel Channel, resides in a historic building that holds decades of paranormal activity. A team of expert effects artists and set 

Bear Creek Mountain

Bear Creek Mountain

At Bear Creek you can shoot down 21 trails which all have lights and snowmaking equipment.

Bear Creek has a 510′ vertical drop and consists of an even breakdown of trails from beginner to intermediate.

The Inn has gotten quite a few good reviews, so if you are going to stay, you may do well right on site.

Children’s Museum

Children’s Museum

The Children’s Museum has a mission, which is to enrich the lives of people in the region by fostering a lifelong love of learning through enjoyable interactive programs and exhibits that bring out the imagination in every child and the child in every visitor. By 

Waldameer Water World

Waldameer Water World

Parking and admission to the park itself are free.

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.

Reading Pagoda

Reading Pagoda

Sitting 1200 feet above sea level, the panoramic view from the Pagoda is breath-taking.

Norristown Farm Park

Norristown Farm Park

Norristown Farm Park is a working farm in continuous use since colonial times. The park is home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna. There are fifteen historic buildings on the property, the earliest dating from 1764. Eighty percent of the park is dedicated 

Linglestown Paintball

Linglestown Paintball

If action, adrenaline and running around in the woods is your thing, then why not hunt down an opponent at the Linglestown Paintball Fields!

With 13 different field encompassing 39 acres, you can take advantage of the varied terrain and obstacles to create a different game each time.

Linglestown Paintball also hosts scenario games in the spring and fall.

Concerned about being ‘new’ to the game and being overpowered by another team? Don’t worry, teams are set up and created in a way to best separate skill sets to provide a fun and balanced game.

Check out the website for more information.