Author: Cheryl

Childrens Museum

Childrens Museum

There is something here for all ages!

The Frick Art and Historical Center Grounds

The Frick Art and Historical Center Grounds

Come and enjoy the beauty of the Greenhouse, the sleekness of Cars and appreciate the Art Museum and all the history they brought with them!

Pymatuning State Park

Pymatuning State Park

Pymatuning State Park is the largest state park in Pennsylvania and anything you could possibly want to do, it’s here!

With three campgrounds it has more than any other park. Along with boating, fishing and swimming , at Pymatuning you can enjoying plenty of summer recreational opportunities.

More of a fall or winter vacationer? Then enjoy the parks seven mile hiking trail or picnic while sight-seeing. If you’re the sportsman try ice-fishing, hunting or cross-country skiing.

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission operate a fish hatchery and visitor center, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission has wildlife viewing areas and a learning center.

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!

Hershey’s Chocolate World

Hershey’s Chocolate World

It’s colorful and great for all ages! Best of all, you get a free sample when you get off!

BWP Bat Factory Tours

BWP Bat Factory Tours

How cool is this? BWP makes baseball bats. The same bats used by Shane Victorino and Manny Ramirez. Not only that, but they follow the process from the harvesting of the tress to the finished product.

Simeone Automotive Museum

Simeone Automotive Museum

From LeMans to Nascar, this museum has followed the history racing and how the sports car has evolved.

Compiled over 50 years by Dr.Frederick Simeone, whose love of cars and racing in general, has lead to the current collection of 60 of the rarest racing sports cars in the world.

The Simeone Automotive Museum places each car into a display dipicting a scene in which they raced. They rotate the exhibits on a regular basis and take their cars out onto their 3 acre lot for Demonstration Days.

The museum has attracted personalities like Jay Leno, who have come out to drive their cars. They were also awarded museum of the year by the International Motoring Award of London.

This is the place to go whether you’re a car afficionado or a racing buff!

Make sure you check out their events calendar! You never know who you might run into.

 

Reading Pagoda

Reading Pagoda

Sitting 1200 feet above sea level, the panoramic view from the Pagoda is breath-taking.

Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm

Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm

Come for an experience you won’t get anywhere else!

Roadside America Indoor Miniature Village

Roadside America Indoor Miniature Village

This is an amazing piece of Americana! Built by hand starting at the turn of the century by Laurence Gieringer. Taking him 60 years to complete, the village is more than 8,000 square feet set at three different levels for optimum viewing.

Not only are there buildings and roads but trees, mountains, people and even plumbing!

The details are phenomenal! There are actual details inside the buildings, churches have pews and bibles, diners have booth, stools and plates on the counter. All of the trees are even hand made.

If you look well enough you’ll find a little girl holding her kitty with one hand and an ice cream cone with the other.

There are buttons that get kids to interact with the displays. They make lights blink and things move. Every half-hour there’s a light and sound show.

Laurence died in 1961 and the village remains untouched. It stays as he saw it last, with what he saw as the “modern” vehicles of the times.

For GPS directions use Bernville Pa.

Sunnybrook Ballroom

Sunnybrook Ballroom

It’s more than a ballroom, it’s a concert hall, family night, a place for a romantic dinner or some comedy relief. Check out their website for a calendar of events or for those of you that are a little more adventurous, sign up for one of their cooking classes.

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.

Swigart Antique Car Museum

Swigart Antique Car Museum

In 1895 Emmett Swigart began collecting  automobiles while selling insurance. By 1935 his collection got so big he had to look for a larger building to house his cars and decided to move his insurance practice along with it.

He bought a large home and refurbished it with salvaged parts from old Phhiladelphia homes, making display areas for his now growing collection of license plates.

By the time of his death he had preserved 12 cars,nurmerous hood ornaments, name plates, license plates.

The only interested party was William, of his children, the renamed the collection the Swigart Motor Museum and in 1957 moved it to it’s present location.

William continue to grow the collection until his death in 2000.  At this time the museum is now a non-profit and contains more  than 140 cars.

Koziar’s Christmas Village

Koziar’s Christmas Village

Koziars has been named the best light display in the world. It is absolutely worth the trip! Make it your new tradition.

Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum

Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum

Even if you’ve never played baseball or watched a game, if there’s one museum you visit this year, this has to be the one.

Eagles Mere Air Museum

Eagles Mere Air Museum

The Eagles Mere Air Museum has a collection of vintage planes ranging from 1917-1944. They also have a collection of very rare aircraft and engines.

This is a flying collection of aircraft, not a static collection. Their purpose is not only to teach the public about planes but about the pilots that flew them. Without these pioneers, we would not have the luxury of our current air travel system.

There are approximately 20 airplanes currently located at the field and several more in restoration nearby. All of which you’re able to see up close and personal.

Virtually all of the museum’s collection flies regularly. This is what makes the Eagles Mere Air Museum different from other aviation museums.


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