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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
1500 Glenn White Road
Altoona, PA 16602