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Johnstown Flood Museum

Johnstown Flood Museum

On May 31, 1889, a neglected dam and a phenomenal storm led to a catastrophe in which 2,209 people died. It’s a story of great tragedy, and of triumphant recovery. You’ll see exhibits, a 3-D multimedia presentation and an Academy Award-winning documentary. Tickets include admission 

Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial

Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial

Visit the house where wounded Polish freedom fighter Thaddeus Kosciuszko lived and hear how this brilliant military engineer designed successful fortifications during the American Revolution. See the room where he received notable visitors such as Chief Little Turtle and Thomas Jefferson, who said he was 

Museum of Indian Culture

Museum of Indian Culture

For over 30 years, the Museum of Indian Culture has been a fun and educational place to learn about Native American history and culture. Located in Allentown’s scenic Little Lehigh Parkway, the Museum offers visitors a chance to try Native American hunting and survival skills, see a reproduction Eastern Woodland wigwam, and tour exhibits that include American Indian stone, basketry, beadwork, clothing, artwork, and pottery.

The Museum has several festivals each year celebrating Native American culture. The largest, the Roasting Ears of Corn Festival during the third weekend in August, attracts hundreds of families, researchers, and enthusiasts each year.

Deshler-Morris House

Deshler-Morris House

The oldest official presidential residence, the Germantown White House, (Deshler-Morris House) twice sheltered George Washington. In October 1793, he found refuge during the Yellow Fever epidemic in Philadelphia. Continuing the business of government, he held four cabinet meetings here. The next summer, it was a 

Sculpted Ice Works

Sculpted Ice Works

The Sculpted Ice Works Factory Tour and Ice Harvest Museum is located in Lakeville, PA off route 590. This two-part attraction includes the factory tour, where you can see how an ics sculpture is created.  From the process to freeze water into crystal clear blocks 

Indian Echo Caverns

Indian Echo Caverns

In 1929, Indian Echo Caverns were opened to the public.  The caverns were an immediate success until the depression era.   Many rooms and crystal clear lakes can be found in the caverns.

Bring a sweatshirt or light jacket, because the caverns are a consistent and comfortable 52 degrees year round.

A 45 minute guided tour will take you through the history and geological formations.

Tip: As of this writing, there is a printable coupon on the website.

 

Lehigh Valley Zoo

Lehigh Valley Zoo

Lehigh Valley Zoo is home to more than 200 animals representing 70 species – from African Penguins to Zebras. It is located in the Trexler Nature preserve, which was established in 1906. The zoo was contructed in 1974 – but only recently (2006) the operations 

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park

Tyler State Park consists of 1,711 acres in Bucks County. Park roads, trails, and facilities are carefully nestled within the original farm and woodland setting. Neshaminy Creek meanders through the park, dividing the land into several interesting sections.

Tipton Waterworks

Tipton Waterworks

The Tipton Waterworks is part of the DelGrosso Amusement Park and is the best way in the Allegheny Mountain region to cool off in the summertime.

Tube Waterslides, Bodyslides, Tipping Buckets and more fill the park with crisp col water.

Top that off with the Del Grosso’s famous food and you have a great day in the making. Check their website for further information and make your plans today!

Lincoln Caverns & Whisper Rocks

Lincoln Caverns & Whisper Rocks

Where science, adventure, and discovery are NATURALLY FUN !   Family-friendly, one-hour interpretive tours of two spectacular crystal caverns. Daily spring, summer, and fall. Winter by appointment. Educational programs for schools and youth groups our specialty. Home School Days, badge programs for Girl and Boy Scouts, 

Friendship Hill National Historic Site

Friendship Hill National Historic Site

Albert Gallatin is best remembered for his thirteen year tenure as Secretary of the Treasury during the Jefferson and Madison administrations. In that time he reduced the national debt, purchased the Louisiana Territory and funded the Lewis & Clark exploration. Gallatin’s accomplishments and contributions are 

Laurel Caverns

Laurel Caverns

Laurel Caverns, the largest cave system in Pennsylvania, is located 2,600′ above sea level in Fayette county, PA.  On a clear day, you can see four surrounding counties, the Pittsburgh skyline and of course, Fayette county.

The three miles of paths through the caverns average about 12′ high and generally range from 10′ to 20′ high, with some ceilings reaching 50′.

The traditional guided tour is one hour and covers about 3,000′ of walking distance.  No special equipment is needed, but the caverns are 52 degrees all the time and there are slopes and steps.  All passages on the traditional guided tour are lighted.

Spelunking, caving and rappelling are all available for an extra fee, although release forms and age restrictions may apply.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater

Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wrights well known building is entrusted to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.   Originally built for Edgar Kauffman as a summer home, the retreat was turned over in 1963 with over 1,500 acres in the surrounding Bear Run. Since 1964, more than 4 million 

Crystal Cave

Crystal Cave

In 1871, Crystal Caves was discovered in the hillside of … farmland while his son and an assistant were mining limestone.   The cave was carefully protected and by 1872, the cave had railings and steps built, a cave tour put together, and the public could 

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

Fort Necessity National Battlefield

The battle at Fort Necessity in the summer of 1754 was the opening action of the French and Indian War. This war was a clash of British, French and American Indian cultures. It ended with the removal of French power from North America. The stage was set for the American Revolution.