Month: April 2021

Flagship Niagara and Maritime Museum

Flagship Niagara and Maritime Museum

Come see and hear U.S. history in the making!

The Gazela

The Gazela

It’s a great chance for kids and adults alike to see first hand the history of a hand-made vessel. It might even bring out a little pirate in ya!

Allegheny Islands State Park

Allegheny Islands State Park

Allegheny Islands State Park is in Allegheny County in Harmar Township, just southwest of the borough of Cheswick. Established in 1980, the park is composed of three alluvial islands in the middle of the Allegheny River northeast of Pittsburgh.

The islands have a total area of 43 acres (0.17 km²), with one island upstream of Lock and Dam No. 3, and the other two downstream. The park is undeveloped so there are no facilities available for the public. At this time there are no plans for future development.

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 

Ohiopyle State Park

Ohiopyle State Park

Ohiopyle State Park encompasses approximately 20,500 acres of rugged natural beauty and serves as the gateway to the Laurel Highlands. The Youghiogheny River provides some of the best whitewater boating in the eastern United States, as well as spectacular scenery. Ohiopyle State Park offers an 

Camelbeach Waterpark

Camelbeach Waterpark

CamelBeach is the summer alter-ego of Camelback ski resort in the Poconos. Boasting over 20 waterslides, a wave pool, a lazy river and the Flow Rider inland surfing system, Camelbeach is a fun and exciting summertime destination in the Poconos.

The Titan is the large 4-8 person family rafting slide. Triple Venom, 3 speed waterslides that plummet 6 stories!

Your little ones won’t be forgotten either – as they have the own `Maximum Height Restricted` area for none of the tall kids (parent or guardian excluded of course!)

Mark your calendars for this must-attend waterpark.

George’s Furniture & Wood Shop

George’s Furniture & Wood Shop

It’s amazing how they start with simple wood and turn it into a beautiful piece of furniture that will surely become the next antique to be past down in your family. It’s an experience you will always remember.

Lehigh County Log Cabin Trail

Lehigh County Log Cabin Trail

Stretched across Lehigh County are a number of log cabins – still maintained by various organizations and private individuals. The Lehigh County Log Cabin Trail was created to help visitors tour the remaining structures in Lehigh County. The website provides more information, driving brochures and 

Museum of Indian Culture

Museum of Indian Culture

For over 30 years, the Museum of Indian Culture has been a fun and educational place to learn about Native American history and culture. Located in Allentown’s scenic Little Lehigh Parkway, the Museum offers visitors a chance to try Native American hunting and survival skills, see a reproduction Eastern Woodland wigwam, and tour exhibits that include American Indian stone, basketry, beadwork, clothing, artwork, and pottery.

The Museum has several festivals each year celebrating Native American culture. The largest, the Roasting Ears of Corn Festival during the third weekend in August, attracts hundreds of families, researchers, and enthusiasts each year.

Little Pine State Park

Little Pine State Park

The 2,158-acre Little Pine State Park is in a beautiful mountain section of Tiadaghton State Forest in PA Wilds. The 94-acre Little Pine Lake, hiking trails and the campground are prime attractions to the park. The campground opens the first weekend in April and closes 

Steamtown National Historic Site

Steamtown National Historic Site

Feel the heat from the firebox. Hear the bell and whistle. Smell the hot steam and oil. Feel the ground vibrate under your feet. See the one ton drive rods turn the wheels. Hear the chuff-chuff-chuff of the smokestack. Today, you can re-live the era 

Zippo Lighter and Case Museum

Zippo Lighter and Case Museum

Did you know that Zippo is not only known for making quality lighters but also for making pocket knives? Zippo started in 1933 right here in Pennsylvania and continues do be manufactured right here today.

The museum is 15,000 square foot and takes you through Zippos history from their contributions in WWII to their place in Rock-n-Roll to each time Zippo was in a Hollywood film.

Fourteen custom-made Zippo street lighters line the drive leading up to the building. Over the entrance towers a 40-foot Zippo lighter with pulsating neon flame, and an enormous Case Canoe three bladed pocketknife. Enjoy a self-guided tour to learn the rich history of two American icons.

I would make sure I had a camera, this sounds like a great place to take photos.

 

The David Bradford House Museum

The David Bradford House Museum

The David Bradford House is full of 18th Century History, Architecture, and Antiques. The House is lovely and filled with lovely things. Appreciate the history as you tour the beautifully decorated house. Step out back to the kitchen and see what foods are being prepared and then make a stop at the Sign of the Seven Stars Tavern where the Rebellion began.

Nockamixon State Park

Nockamixon State Park

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 

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wrights well known building is entrusted to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.   Originally built for Edgar Kauffman as a summer home, the retreat was turned over in 1963 with over 1,500 acres in the surrounding Bear Run.

Since 1964, more than 4 million visitors tour Fallingwater every year.

Fallingwater is located about 50 miles SouthEast of Pittsburgh.