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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 

US Army Heritage and Education Center

US Army Heritage and Education Center

The U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center (USAHEC) is the premier facility for historical research on U.S. Army history and is dedicated to “Telling the Army story…one Soldier at a time.” This interactive and interpretive facility includes the Military History Institute archives, Visitor and Education Center and Exhibits, and 

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site

Hot, smoky, noisy — these words describe how Hopewell Furnace looked from 1771 to 1883. Hopewell and other `iron plantations` laid the foundations for America’s iron and steel industry. Today, the site stands as an example of America’s development during the industrial revolution. The historic buildings stand, open and inviting — testaments to the strength and endurance of Hopewell’s people.

Hours:
The park is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from Wednesday to Sunday (closed Mon/Tues) including Memorial Day, Independance Day, Labor Day, and Columbus Day.

Ski Denton

Ski Denton

Ski Denton is located in Potter county – within the Denton Hill State Park. Denton has over 20 downhill trails, a snowboard park, snow tubing and 4 lifts to bring you back to the top. Lodging is also available on site.

Seven Springs

Seven Springs

Seven Springs Mountain Resort is the perfect place for family vacations that create lifelong memories. So much more than exceptional snowsports, Seven Springs’ legendary service provides guests with relaxing escapes. Take the entire family skiing in the morning, take a shot at sporting clays or 

Knoebels Grove

Knoebels Grove

Admission and Parking is free – so get on out to Elysburg and enjoy the park.  Rides do cost though and a day pass is only $31 (2011).  There are traditional, new and favorite amusement rides, plus a huge swimming pool, rope climb and waterslides.

Strap in and get ready for some of the best amusement park rides anywhere! We’ve got the Grand Carousel with organ music and brass rings! And after a spin on the carousel, check out any of our world-class roller coasters! Below is a list of what you’ll find at Knoebels Amusement Resort. Take a look around and click on the thumbnail pictures of the rides to see what they look like. Don’t forget to read about each ride and check out the height requirements.

I’ll see you all at Knoebels!

WildRiver Waterpark

WildRiver Waterpark

WildRiver features two waterslides, a heated swimming pool, a Children’s Splash and Play area, plus mini golf. Each of the winding and twisting slides are 380′ long! They are called the White Water Innertube Ride and the Atomic Blaster. WildRiver is located in the tourist 

White Water Adventures

White Water Adventures

White Water Adventures serves the Upper, Middle, and Lower Youghiogheny River located southeast of Pittsburgh along the Ohiopyle State Park. Guided tours in and alongside each raft are available. The Upper Yough is the hardest, followed by the Lower, leaving the Middle as the easiest 

Skirmish USA

Skirmish USA

Fast Paced, Exciting Skirmish Paintball Games & Fields!

With 50 paintball fields on over 700 acres of top-notch terrain, there is plenty of space to run and hide. Run and hide? Yeah! Your heart will race, the blood will pump and all of your body will scream fight or flee!

At Skirmish, you can play paintball year round – and there is cover for the not-so-great days too. Consider getting your own group together for private games, corporate team building, birthday parties or other special events.

Children’s Museum

Children’s Museum

The Children’s Museum has a mission, which is to enrich the lives of people in the region by fostering a lifelong love of learning through enjoyable interactive programs and exhibits that bring out the imagination in every child and the child in every visitor. By 

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center

The Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center offers environmental education programs, and covers more than 665 acres of beautiful deciduous woodlands and coniferous plantations. The Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center is dedicated to helping people develop a sound environmental ethic. Since the early 1970s, the center 

Delaware National Scenic River

Delaware National Scenic River

Middle Delaware National Scenic River is a 40-mile stretch of river entirely located within, and entirely administered by, Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. In additon to the Middle Delaware, the Delaware River is part of four additional national park units:

The headquarters are in Bushkill, PA

A River and its History

The largest free-flowing river in the eastern United States, the Delaware River runs past forests, farmlands, and villages, and it also links some of the most densely populated regions in America.

In 2000, the National Wild and Scenic River System incorporated key segments of the lower Delaware River to form this unit of the National Park System.

Scenery

The river corridor also offers spectacular autumn foliage, dramatic natural ice sculptures in the winter, and spring’s natural migration of birds. Beautiful views of the river and canals are complimented by the scenery of the historic riverside towns and mills. Both Pennsylvania and New Jersey have designated the routes that flank the river as scenic byways.

Hidden Valley Resort

Hidden Valley Resort

Hidden Valley Resort has a vertical fall of 476 feet and has 28 trails and 9 chair lifts. Trail Ratings: Novice: 11 (easiest) Intermediate: 10 (more difficult) Black Diamond: 5 (most difficult) Double Diamond: 2 (expert)

Big Spring State Park

Big Spring State Park

Tucked in the side of Conococheague Mountain, Big Spring State Park is a quaint picnic and hiking area. A short loop trail leads to a partially completed railroad tunnel with historic interpretation at the trailhead. The park also provides access to the Iron Horse Trail 

Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park

Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park

Penn’s Cave is the only all-water cavern in Pennsylvania.   The guided tour lasts one hour through the limestone cavern.   The cavern tour is by motorboat which winds through the caverns and passageways.

Don’t forget your camera or video camera, but you will definitely need high speed film and/or a flash.

Penn’s Caverns also has a wildlife park with a 90 minute guided tour.

Prices listed (for the family of four) are just for the cavern boat tour.  It does not include the Wildlife Park tour.  There is a combined ticket or separate tickets available.