The stream Hyner Run carves a small valley from the surrounding steep mountains, creating a cozy, quiet place for a family adventure. The park is entirely surrounded by Sproul State Forest, Pennsylvania’s largest state forest. Hyner View State Park is nearby.
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The Delaware Canal is the only remaining continuously intact canal of the great towpath canal building era of the early and mid-19th century. Mule drawn canal boat rides and the Lock Tender’s House Visitor Center are at New Hope. A walk along the 60-mile towpath …
The Railroad Museum of PA has a huge amount of exhibits and information available, covering the history of railroading in the United States.
You can see the history and heritage of the old steam trains to the technology and advancement through the years. Over 100 vintage engines and cars are in the museum, restored to their original colors and glory. Old rail signs and rail artifacts are on display as well, with the stories of the men that worked the railroads.
Be sure to check their website and plan your visit on a day when one of the numerous special events are occurring. Group tours and special admission rates may be available.
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 …
Idlewild park began as a recreation and picnic area as early as 1878. Since 1931, the park has been steadily expanding to include seven different themes, including Old Idlewild, SoakZone, Raccoon Lagoon, and more.
In 1956, The Storybook Forest was added to Idlewild, a unique theme based upon fairy tales and nursery rhyme characters. Then came the Jumpin’ Jungle, an extensive play area where kids can pretend to be Tarzan on Tarzan’s Swing or climb to the top of the Net Climb. Kids can meet Henrietta Pussycat and X the Owl In Mister Roger’s neighborhood, based on the popular children’s television show.
The H20hhh Zone was created in the 1980’s, featuring water slides and rides. After doubling in size, and incorporating more modern water rides, it warranted the more appropriate name – SoakZone!
Albert Gallatin is best remembered for his thirteen year tenure as Secretary of the Treasury during the Jefferson and Madison administrations. In that time he reduced the national debt, purchased the Louisiana Territory and funded the Lewis & Clark exploration. Gallatin’s accomplishments and contributions are …
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, …
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 the museum, as well as some online productions.
Orignially named the Philadelphia Maritime Museum in 1960, the museum moved to its home on Penns Landing in 1978 and has served well over 1 million visitors.
Nockamixon State Park is located in Bucks County. Tohickon Creek, Three Mile Run and Haycock Run feed Lake Nockamixon, which is a rest stop for migrating waterfowl and a destination for boaters and anglers. Boating is popular on Lake Nockamixon with marina slips in high …
Kettle Creek State Park consists of 1,793 acres along Kettle Creek in western Clinton County. The park is in a valley surrounded by mountainous terrain and wilderness. Many of the existing recreational facilities arose from a joint flood control project developed by the U. S. …
Dutch Wonderland is one of the top parks in the US for kids and it is no ‘Wonder’!
Most of the rides at Dutch Wonderland are suited for children of all ages, from roller coasters, to a merry-go-round, a steamboat, flumes and bumper cars.
The park is quite scenic and realy lends itself to a nice stroll and great family time.
As always, don’t forget to check out the website for more information.