There is something here for all ages!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.