Author: Cheryl

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.

Hartwood Acres

Hartwood Acres

This is the site I would recommend saving in my favorites. It would be my first go to when looking for some fun!

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.

Erie Art Museum

Erie Art Museum

What’s now known as the Erie Art Museum continues to grow and expand so you never know what you’ll find on your next visit!

Mount Hope Estate and Winery

Mount Hope Estate and Winery

Whatever event you attend you’ll find the village authentic,the costumes stunning, the shows enjoyable and yourself transported to another era. It’s definitely worth the visit!

The Frick Art and Historical Center Grounds

The Frick Art and Historical Center Grounds

In 1970 Helen Frick decided to share her childhood home and its contents with the world.

 Open to the public in 1990, Clayton now welcomes over 100,000 visitors a year and provides them with an intimate glimpse into the life of the Frick family a century ago.  The Center has continued to grow in the years following Clayton’s opening.  It now contains The Frick Art Museum, Car and Carriage Museum, and Greenhouse. Not only does it contain their personal automobiles but shows how they intertwined with the manufacturers of Pennsylvania.

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!

Waldameer Water World

Waldameer Water World

Parking and admission to the park itself are free.

Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm

Wooden Nickel Buffalo Farm

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

Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden

Rodef Shalom Biblical Botanical Garden

For twenty seven years the care takers of the garden have been not only maintaining the plants but also have been renewing the gardens of the bible,bringing the plants here before the first frost.

With over 1oo tropical plants and a new theme represented each year, Rodef has attracted thousands of visitors from around the world. Each of their plants has the distinction of either having a Biblical name or being named in the bible itself.

This is a wonderful place for the photographer, the hortoculturist, the devout or for anyone that just wants to see the true beauty that nature has to offer.

 

Curwensville Lake

Curwensville Lake

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

Firefighters Historical Museum

Firefighters Historical Museum

What a great way to honor our heroes by visiting their beginnings.

Linvilla Orchards

Linvilla Orchards

In 1914 Arthur Linvil purchased a small parcel of land and barn and began selling milk and cream, but he wanted to grow peaches.

Now Linvilla Orchards is a 300 acre, family run farm that specializes in family fun.

Open year round, Linvilla offers more than just the standard pick-your-own fruit and farmers market. They’re known for their various festivals throughout the year, their massive Halloween Haunted house and pick-your-own pumpkin.

They have hayrides, a lake for fishing, a playground, a swim team. They even offer classes periodically.

Linvilla is free to get in but there may be an additional cost for some of the events. It’s well worth the visit,the place is beautiful.

GPS Address: 598 Linvil Rd Media pa

 

Jean Bonnet Tavern

Jean Bonnet Tavern

So if you have an interest in the paranormal or if you’re just interested in “things that go bump in the night”, have a meal, get a room and see if any spectres keep you awake at night.

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.

Altoona Railroad Museum

Altoona Railroad Museum

The Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum, set in Altoona at the foot of the Allegheny Mountains, has duplicated life in Altoona when the Pennsylvania Railroad was booming, back in the early 1950s.

There are three floors to the museum and each floor has a unique prespective of Pennsylvania History. They allow you to take your time and explore what it was like to work in different areas of the Pnnsylvania Railroad.

Sit and watch the short films about railroading in the Altoona Railroad Museum Theater.

The third floor is the Children’s Museum and hands on! They have toy trains the kids love playing with while mom and dad go browse the museum.

GPS Address:
1500 Glenn White Road
Altoona, PA 16602