Month: May 2020

Independence Seaport Museum

Independence Seaport Museum

Independence Seaport Museum is located at Penns Landing in Phildelphia. The museum is home to the galleries, a wooden boat building workshop, the Olympia and what seems to be the kids favorite, the World War II Submarine Becuna. Permanent and temporary exhibits are shown at…

Hills Creek State Park

Hills Creek State Park

Located in scenic Tioga County, the 407-acre Hills Creek State Park abounds in wildlife. Osprey, loon and waterfowl visit the lake that boasts a variety of warm-water fish species. Beavers abound in the area with a large active colony. Camping, cabins, swimming and picnicking make…

Blue Knob State Park

Blue Knob State Park

Blue Knob State Park offers year-round wilderness adventures on 6,128 acres of woodland. The park is in the northwestern tip of Bedford County, west of I-99. Altoona, Johnstown and Bedford are within 25 miles of this scenic park. The elevation of the park can cause air temperatures to be several degrees cooler than the surrounding cities. The annual snowfall averages about 12 feet. One of the unique features of the park is the solitude it provides the visitor. There are many opportunities to enjoy the quiet and refreshing serenity of the mountains and streams.

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,…

Evansburg State Park

Evansburg State Park

Evansburg State Park is in southcentral Montgomery County between Norristown and Collegeville. Evansburg offers a significant area of green space and relative solitude in an urbanized area. Its main natural feature, the Skippack Creek, has dissected the land into ridges and valleys that create feelings…

Toy Museum

Toy Museum

 The Toy Robot Museum is located in Adamstown, Pennsylvania and is owned and operated by Joe Knedlhans.  Joe’s passion started in 1986 when his wife gave him a robot as a gift,after that he was hooked. At that time Joe was working with as a SWAT member for the NYPD. This museum is a far cry from the NYPD.

Robot toys are largely modern inventions. They are usually constructed of metal or plastic and made between 1950 and the present. However, at the robot museum. Joe has an early wooden robot from the Jolin Company of Appleton, Wisconsin. This robot is rare and is shown here along with robot books and robot art.

Joe still has that first robot. It’s in his museum, but it’s nearly lost among thousands of other robots he’s accumulated since.

Visitors are allowed to play with some of the robots, which is great for the kids. When you’re through there’s a small souvenir shop to pick up a remeberance of your visit.

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…

Beltzville State Park

Beltzville State Park

In Carbon County, the 2,972-acre Beltzville State Park is developed around the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers flood control project, Beltzville Dam. Beltzville Lake is 949 acres with a shoreline of 19.8 miles. The park is along the Pohopoco Creek with recreation areas around the…

Firefighters Historical Museum

Firefighters Historical Museum

In 1873 the Eagle Hose Company built their first fire house. The first floor housed four, wheeled hose carts the second the firefighters quarters.

In 1903 it was decided a new building was needed, which is the current structure, when they began using the steam engine. At that time the name was changed to Engine Company #4 to represent  the district they covered.

By  1974 the city closed the station along with a number of others. It officially became a Museum in 1976.

What a great way to honor our heroes by visiting their beginnings.

 

 

 

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.

Old Order Amish Tours

Old Order Amish Tours

The tours are ideal for adults and children of any age. They can include a buggy ride and visiting a farm during milking time.

Boyd Big Tree Preserve

Boyd Big Tree Preserve

Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area is one of the newest Pennsylvania state parks. On Blue Mountain in Middle Paxton and Lower Paxton Townships, large trees of numerous species are scattered throughout the area, which provides habitat for deep forests birds, especially warblers. The large field is filled with blooming butterfly weed in late-July and early-August and attracts many butterflies.

No.9 Mine and Museum

No.9 Mine and Museum

The No.9 Mine and Museum is the world’s oldest continuously operated anthracite coal mine!  You can take a tour of the mine by jumping into one of the coal cars.  On the tour you will see original tools of the miners, an elevator shaft and much more.  After the tour…

White Water Adventures

White Water Adventures

White Water Adventures serves the Upper, Middle, and Lower Youghiogheny River located southeast of Pittsburgh along the Ohiopyle State Park. Guided tours in and alongside each raft are available. The Upper Yough is the hardest, followed by the Lower, leaving the Middle as the easiest…

Jack Frost

Jack Frost

Come explore the premier Pocono resort any time of year at Jack Frost Big Boulder, where snow comes first. Located in the scenic mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania, we are the ideal destination for your next winter retreat or summer get-away.

The best skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and terrain parks in the Poconos can only be found at Jack Frost Big Boulder. And summer time is as good as any to visit—enjoy hiking, boating, fishing and relaxation in the heart of the majestic Pocono Mountains.

Be sure not to miss our many events and activities occurring year-round. Plan your vacation now!