Author: Cheryl

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.

Mack Truck Plant and Museum

Mack Truck Plant and Museum

With more than 80,000 photos on file along with it’s exhibits, this museum would make anyone nostalgic.

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.

Old Order Amish Tours

Old Order Amish Tours

The tours are ideal for adults and children of any age. They can include a buggy ride and visiting a farm during milking time.

Electric City Trolley Museum

Electric City Trolley Museum

While your’re there take a Trolley Excursion Tour. After seeing the sites of the museum, you’ll see the sites of Scranton for a nominal fee. It’s definitly fun for all ages throughout the year.

Hershey’s Chocolate World

Hershey’s Chocolate World

You want the best free ride on earth? Then you have to go to Hershey’s Chocolate World. There’s a track that runs through a simulated factory. It holds about 15 roller coaster like cars, though the track is flat it does wind back and forth and is a lot of fun. There are songs,characters and a narrator that tells you about the life of the cocoa bean, from the tree to the candy bar. It’s colorful and great for all ages!  Best of all, you get a free sample when you get off!

Parking is free under 3 hours. All other activities cost.

ADA Accessible

Toy Museum

Toy Museum

Visitors are allowed to play with some of the robots, which is great for the kids.

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.

Curwensville Lake

Curwensville Lake

Curwensville Lake offers many opportunities to entertain the whole family. Biking, hiking, boating, and fishing are just a few. Bring a picnic, Frisbee, volleyball and some friends and enjoy a day or a whole weekend.

Camping and hiking provide an excellent opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Bring your bike and test the trails or open roadway. When the day is done sit back and enjoy a hot dog on the fire or check out the swimming area and relax.

Do you enjoy fishing or boating? Enjoy the open waters with your boat or kayak, or spend some relaxing time fishing for bass or bluegill.

Whether you’re having a family reunion or just some family fun, there’s plenty for everyone to do.  No matter what you decide, check their event calendar before you go. At Curwensville Lake, you’ll always discover something new. Additional fees may apply.

The Gazela

The Gazela

It’s a great chance for kids and adults alike to see first hand the history of a hand-made vessel. It might even bring out a little pirate in ya!

Rodin Museum

Rodin Museum

the Rodin Museum was again one of the jewels of the Philadelphia Parkway.

Laurel Mountain Vineyard

Laurel Mountain Vineyard

Are you curious about wine and how it’s made? Or maybe you’re just interested in the history and the tools that are used. How about trying to find that one special bouquet without buying bottle after bottle.

Then Laurel Mountain Vineyard is the place to visit, with wine tasting to teach you the difference between wines to a Antique Museum that shows the developement of wine making implements through the years.

Bring lunch and enjoy the view from their Pavillion. Or check out their events calendar for live music. When you’re through stop buy the gift shop for all kinds of wine gizmos and gadgets.

Piper Aviation Museum

Piper Aviation Museum

The Piper Aviation Museum is expanding all the time. They’re constantly adding to their archives, records, journals and memorabilia. Visit often and see something new. Don’t forget to check out their event calendar before you go!

The Stoogeum

The Stoogeum

Even if your not a fan of slapstick you can appreciate the history.

Hartwood Acres

Hartwood Acres

If you want to find a good time year round this is the place to be! Hartwood sponsers free concerts and the biggest fireworks display in the U.S.

The original Mansion was erected in 1927 and is open for tours. It sits on 629 acres that you’re welcome to walk through while waiting for whatever festivities have been scheduled to begin.

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