Month: May 2021

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 

Tyler Arboretum

Tyler Arboretum

Tyler Arboretum is one of the oldest and largest arboreta in the northeastern United States, encompassing 650 acres of horticultural collections, rare specimens, ancient trees, historic buildings, and extensive hiking trails. The Arboretum offers a wide variety of workshops, classes, and tours for both adults 

Strasburg Rail Road

Strasburg Rail Road

Strolling through the historic East Strasburg Station and the neighboring town of Strasburg, exploring the engines and rail cars up-close and riding beautifully restored trains are so much fun that you’ll almost forget that you’re immersed in a richly educational experience — learning about steam railroading, agriculture, Amish culture and PA Dutch heritage. Enjoy all we have to offer. And, the memories you’ll take with you.

The larger-than-life coal-burning steam train is just the beginning. Ride the Cagney Steam Train, a miniature version; operate a hand-powered Pump Car or watch the little ones “steer” the pint-sized Cranky Car. Browse the Thomas™ Toy Store. Discover an amazing railroad bookstore and railfan shop filled with apparel and merchandise.

Don’t forget to bring your appetite. You can enjoy food, drinks and entertainment while riding aboard Strasburg Rail Road, or grab a bite at our Trackside Café.

Across the road is the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, where you can explore a world-class collection of more than 100 locomotives and rail cars on display, including the priceless Pennsylvania Railroad Historical Collection. And nearby is the National Toy Train Museum – another world-class collection.

Hayman Farms

Hayman Farms

Hayman Farms has two different offerings – the daytime, family friendly attraction that you will read here – and the nighttime Hayman Halloween Farm – if you want to scare yourself silly! During the day, you can bring your kids out to enjoy hayrides, pumpkin 

Lackawanna State Park

Lackawanna State Park

The 1,411-acre Lackawanna State Park is in northeastern Pennsylvania, ten miles north of Scranton. The 198-acre Lackawanna Lake is the centerpiece of this beautiful, modern recreational facility, which also has hiking, camping and picnicking.

Childrens Museum

Childrens Museum

This museum opened in 1997. It contains the favorite, hands-on displays like the Kids Corner Store, Bedrock Cave and the Bubble machine.  Over the years they’ve added special exhibits including Air Toss and Air Sorter.   For the science minded the Eriez Magnetics, originally built for industry in 1942.  Then there’s the Lordton Train exhibit. The original exhibit was built in1985 for chemical trade shows.

There is something here for all ages!Come and leave your mark! Make a hand print tile for our permanent display.

Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave

In 1871, Crystal Caves was discovered in the hillside of … farmland while his son and an assistant were mining limestone.   The cave was carefully protected and by 1872, the cave had railings and steps built, a cave tour put together, and the public could 

Clyde Peelings Reptiland

Clyde Peelings Reptiland

Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland is an AZA accredited zoo specializing in reptiles and amphibians. Since opening in 1964, Reptiland has provided the public a link to the less-loved members of the animal kingdom. School groups, families and individuals with an interest in natural history agree – 

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 old farm house built on the site of a colonial tavern, and a narrow gauge railroad trace which feature one of the original railroad cars.

A state-of-the art swimming pool which is nearly half an acre in size sits along Holman Dam and features waterslides and a sprayground. The pool has a capacity of 1,285 swimmers. The summer hours are 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

Pymatuning State Park

Pymatuning State Park

While you’re there you can visit the Pennsylvania Spillway and it’s incredible phenomenom of “ducks walking on water”, where the fish come to be feed by the visitors and are so dense, the duck walk along their backs to share the food!

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania

Set on 92 Acres, the Morris Arboretum is Pennsylvania’s Official Arboretum. Open all year, patrons can experience all the seasons and see some of Pennsylvania’s oldest trees. There are over 13,000 plants to explore and learn about. There are many attractions included in the arboretum, 

Flight 93 National Memorial

Flight 93 National Memorial

On September 11, 2001, the passengers and crew of Flight 93 courageously gave their lives thwarting a planned attack on our Nation’s Capital. Flight 93 National Memorial will be a permanent memorial to the heroes on that plane.

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park consists of 1,711 acres in Bucks County. Park roads, trails, and facilities are carefully nestled within the original farm and woodland setting. Neshaminy Creek meanders through the park, dividing the land into several interesting sections.

Gouldsboro State Park

Gouldsboro State Park

Gouldsboro State Park, in Monroe and Wayne counties in northeastern Pennsylvania, contains 2,800 acres of land, including the 250-acre Gouldsboro Lake. Tobyhanna State Park is nearby.

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom continues to be the most complete and affordable family entertainment destination in the region.  The entire family gets a double dose of fun with Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom – two great parks for the price of one.

For the little ones, there are a total of 17 children`s rides at Dorney Park and three aquatic playlands in Wildwater Kingdom. Parents go along for the ride on many kids` attractions in CAMP SNOOPY modeled after the big thrill rides in the Park.

CAMP SNOOPY is a two-acre playland themed around Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the PEANUTS (TM) gang. Dorney Park is the only place on the East Coast to meet these world-famous comic strip characters. Little ones go along for the ride on certain major attractions at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom when accompanied by a responsible person.

For the big kids, there are dozens of thrill rides, including eight awesome roller coasters such as the first and only floorless roller coaster in Pennsylvania, HYDRA THE REVENGE, and top-ranked STEEL FORCE, the first mega-coaster in the northeast. In addition to roller coasters, Dorney Park is home to both classic favorites such as ENTERPRISE and MONSTER as well as innovative scream machines like HANGTIME and the 200-foot DOMINATOR turbo-drop and space-shot ride.

The collection of 18 water slides, two giant wave pools, two tubing rivers, an interactive water funhouse, and lots of other family fun offered in Wildwater Kingdom is included with admission to Dorney Park.

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom offers much more than just a super selection of rides for everyone. Guests at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom enjoy award-winning shows, midway games, and shopping in a beautifully landscaped setting.

TIPS:  Buy tickets online and save quite a bit of money…