Month: June 2020

Childrens Museum

Childrens Museum

There is something here for all ages!

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 

Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo

America’s first zoo and one of the region’s foremost conservation organizations, the Philadelphia Zoo’s 42-acre Victorian garden is home to over 1,500 animals, many of which are rare and endangered. The Zoo, fulfilling its mission of conservation, science, education and recreation, supports and engages in conservation efforts to protect endangered species around the world. Cheetahs, hippos, giraffes and polar bears make the Zoo Philadelphia’s leading family attraction. Visit the Zoo’s state-of-the-art PECO Primate Reserve to see gorillas, colobus monkeys, ruffed lemurs and more. Soar 400 feet above the city on the Channel 6 Zooballoon®. The Zoo seasonally offers the Tastykake Children’s Zoo, giant Swan Boat rides, zookeeper talks and a magical Treehouse with interactive activities for children. Guests can check the Zoo map, printed daily, for animal feedings and keeper talks.

Watch out for that rhino ahead! Take a ride on our newest permanent attraction, Dodge Wild Earth™. Grab a fellow traveler and climb inside one of our new Dodge Durango virtual adventure simulators to photograph the treasures of Africa’s Serengeti plains. You have the power to choose where and how fast you go, -zoom down a gully and slosh through shallow water to experience all the bumps, rolls and climbs you can handle.

Jason’s Woods

Jason’s Woods

The legend continues at Jason’s Woods with the signature Haunted Hayride.  Each year new haunted attractions are built around the terrifying tour through the woods.  In addition to all the attractions, live events and contests are featured each weekend. Bands, contests, competitions, food and fun 

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, 

Electric City Trolley Museum

Electric City Trolley Museum

Did you know that Scranton’s nickname is The Electric City? Then what a perfect place for the Electric City Trolley Museum.

Trolleys originally were horse drawn, after that they were run on electric rails well into the twentieth century.

The Electric City Trolley Museum is located in downtown Scranton, at the Steamtown National Historic Site. Not only do they house the history of trains and trolleys, there are exhibits and biographies of those that made the difference in what became our current public transportation system.

While you’re there take a Trolley Excursion Tour. After seeing the sites of the museum, you’ll see the sites of Scranton for a nominal fee. It’s definitly fun for all ages throughout the year.

Check out their calendar, there’s always something happening at the Electric City Trolley Museum!

Little Buffalo State Park

Little Buffalo State Park

Little Buffalo State Park is a place where people have met for centuries. Besides having extensive picnic areas, hiking trails and a lake for fishing and boating, the park is steeped in history. Historical features include a covered bridge, a restored, operating grist mill, an 

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 

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.

Fowlers Hollow State Park

Fowlers Hollow State Park

The 104-acre Fowlers Hollow State Park is in a narrow valley created by Fowler Hollow Run. The park is on the edge of Tuscarora State Forest at the intersection of several multi-use trails. The campground of the park is a good base for adventures into 

Jimmy Stewart Museum

Jimmy Stewart Museum

Jimmy Stewart was actually 4th generation Pennsylvanian. He was born on Pennsylvania St in Indiana Pa. He was a boyscout, went to Princeton and studied architecture. He also played the accordian and served in the service. Most people don’t know that Jimmy also wrote poetry, some of which was published.

ZooAmerica

ZooAmerica

ZooAmerica is a walk through zoo and is part of Hersheypark. As a North American zoological exhibit, you will see plants and animals that are native to North America (no monkeys or giraffes)

According to their website (which has quite a bit of information, by the way) the park will take about an hour to tour. There is no time limit however – and you can take as long as you need to explore the zoo.

ZooAmerica also suggests that you visit in the cooler months and also in the morning – as the animals are more active.

Visitors to Hersheypark can enter ZooAmerica at no additional charge.

Mt. Pisgah State Park

Mt. Pisgah State Park

Mt. Pisgah State Park is in the scenic Endless Mountains region of Pennsylvania’s Northern Tier. Mt. Pisgah has an elevation 2,260 feet. A dam on Mill Creek forms Stephen Foster Lake. Boating is permitted on Stephen Foster Lake, with mooring spaces and boat rentals available. 

Curwensville Lake

Curwensville Lake

Whether you’re having a family reunion or just some family fun, there’s plenty for everyone to do.

McCalls Dam State Park

McCalls Dam State Park

The sound of White Deer Creek pervades the quiet, remote McCalls Dam Park. Majestic pines, hemlocks, maples and oaks reach for the sky around the small picnic area. Bald Eagle State Forest surrounds the 8-acre McCalls Dam State Park.

There is a small picnic area next to White Deer Creek which has tables, a few charcoal grills and a rustic restroom.