Pennsylvania Things to Do

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Pennsylvania Things to Do

  • ChinaTown

    5 out of 5 stars

    Philadelphia Things to Do

    Philadelphia Chinatown is a great place to go because it has over fifty different restaurants! I like to often go there with my friends for dinner. Many different types of Chinese food are offered, including Cantonese, Sichuan, and Taiwanese. There are also foods from other Asian cultures available. Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese food is available....

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  • Mount Washington

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Pittsburgh Things to Do

    We took the Monongahela Incline to reach the top of Mount Washington, which is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania's south city area. It is known for its steep hill overlooking the Pittsburgh skyline, which was rated the second most beautiful vista in America by USA Weekend (and the best urban vista). We really liked the views of Pittsburgh...

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  • Devil's Den

    Gettysburg Things to Do

    Ok .. Im really not a history buff like my husband and I was very concerned this area would prove boring like back in school. Wow was I wrong . . yeah lots of history here but even without the history this area is so scenic it's a joy to drive and walk around. This was my favorite are in Gettysburg ... so pretty and fall was a great time to go....

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  • Amish Farm and Home

    4 out of 5 stars

    Lancaster Things to Do

    The difference between the Amish Farm (guided tour) in 1978 and revisited in 2006 was extremely little. There was the soft-spoken, stern-looking narrator in traditional clothing and beard (for the man) and cap and skirt (for the woman); the buggy tour around the farm with a look at all the hand operations (although i thought i spied an electric...

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  • Presque Isle State Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Erie Things to Do

    On Erie's waterfront, overlooking Lake Erie and Presque Isle, is Bicentennial Tower. Built in 1995 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the city's founding, it stands 187 feet high. The observation deck, at 138 feet, offers the best view of the city and the surrounding areas. It is one of the city's must-see attractions. Across the water is...

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  • Hershey Chocolate Factory

    Hershey Things to Do

    Back in the 70s, you could actually take a tour of the factory and watch the production. For reasons of security, no photographs were allowed, but we went on the tour at that time. Currently the actual factory is not open to visitors but there is a free simulation of the factory which is free at Chocolate world. Takes about half an hour

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  • Harry Packer Mansion

    Jim Thorpe Things to Do

    The mansion was built in 1874 as a wedding gift for Harry Packer from his father, Asa. The Asa Packer Mansion is directly next door and now serves as a museum. The home is beautiful! It fell into disrepair and in 1983 was bought and restored. The mansion is now a Bed and Breakfast and specializes in Murder Mystery weekends. Definitely worth the...

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  • Pine Creek Gorge

    Wellsboro Things to Do

    It may be located in a very quiet and rural area but its breath taking to say the least... I've lived in the area for 34 years and I still love going up to the look outs and walking the trails. My kids love going and seeing the eagles fly around the gorge and the numerous animals and birds that are about the area.

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  • The Ring of Aldyth

    Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Things to Do

    At the end of one of my hikes at the Pocono Environmental Education Center, I came across this stone structure. It is two seats next to and facing each other. Between the seats is a large stone ring. On the back of one of the stone seats is the words "The Ring of Aldyth" and "Honeymoon Haven has placed this ring here as a symbol of happiness and...

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  • Spillway

    Pymatuning State Park Things to Do

    The fish in the spillway are pretty big and so close together that it sometimes looks like a snake nest.... and they are packed so solid that ducks can walk over them. By the way fishing is absolutely forbidden directly at the spillway, only further out on the lower lake. Not all the bread is eaten by the fish, the geese and ducks get their...

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  • Chapel Cabin Shop

    Valley Forge National Historical Park Things to Do

    This log cabin is located behind the Washington Memorial Chapel. It is a gift shop and cafe of sorts with one attendant. The unfortunate thing about the shop is the incredibly bad odor, either from the food stations not being cleaned or the failure to throw out the garbage. I guess the attendant just got use to the smell but we couldn't even stay...

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  • Dingmans Choice and Delaware Bridge

    Dingmans Ferry Things to Do

    The Dingmans Choice and Delaware Bridge is one of the only privately owned bridges left in the United States. The is interesting to cross as the roadway is still wood planks that make an unsettling sound as you cross. The bridge crosses the Delaware River connecting New Jersey and Pennsylvania. There is a toll to cross the bridge. It is one dollar...

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  • Fallingwater

    Pennsylvania Things to Do

    This is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most well-known designs. Prairie style meets forested canyon. In fact, the house is erected directly above a waterfall. Designed in 1935 and completed in 1939, the home still seems modern. Wright was well into a long career when he designed Falling water - along with much of the interior furniture. This design...

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  • Kings Covered Bridge

    Somerset Things to Do

    We stopped to check out this bridge on our trip to Gettysburg Pa. It was a nice bridge .. there were several in the area and a nice piece of history. This bridge was built in the 1800's and repaired in 1905.

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  • Trostletown covered Bridge

    Stoystown Things to Do

    Another great bridge in our trip to Pa. We were heading to Gettysburg and to Amish country and stopped to see several very nice covered bridges. They are a great piece of history. This lovely bridge was built in 1873

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  • Washington Crossing Historic Park

    Washington Crossing Things to Do

    Before we went up and climbed the Bowman Hill Tower, we visited the Historic Park. We saw the Old Ferry Inn, and we went into the visitor's center and saw the replica of Emanuel Leutze’s famous painting of George Washington crossing the Delaware River. I also took some photos of the houses in the village

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  • Philadelphia Museum of Art

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Philadelphia Things to Do

    Getting to appreciate art by what Id been seeing and experiencing in Europe it was great to visit here to see another Van Gogh ('Sunflowers' home is here!), Degas, Monet and Rodin amongst other notables! Marathon runners were outside running around Philadelphia and crossing the finish line somewhere near the museum which added an interesting event...

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  • Station Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    Pittsburgh Things to Do

    Station Square is a great mix of restaurants (over 20!!), shops, activities and attractions located on a 50+ acre site along the Monongahela River just opposite the Golden Triangle area of Pittsburgh and next to the Smithfield Street Bridge. It's the brainchild of the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation which wanted to put to use the area...

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  • Battlefield

    Gettysburg Things to Do

    There are Battlefield Tours by Car, tour buses, walking tours, audio CD's available but we did the tour on our own. We purchased a map of the Military Park and stopped at the Auto Tour signs with numbers to the left coordinating with a map and guide navigating the battlefield tour and identifying historic sites. We stood at many of the markers or...

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  • Brig Niagara

    Erie Things to Do

    This is a great history lesson about the war of 1812. Ride in the brig Niagara,and help put up the sails by hand. The captain gives a talk of the battle for Lake Erie and the hero Comodore Perry. His battlecry was "Don't give up the ship"

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  • 2016 AACA Eastern Regional Fall Meet and...

    Hershey Things to Do

    The Eastern Division AACA National Fall Meet takes place each year during the 1st full week in October. The Hershey Region began hosting the show in 1955. It is one of the largest antique automobile shows and flea markets in the United States. The Fall Meet in 2016 is on October 5 to 8, 2016 We started going in about 1963 after I made contact...

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  • Carbon County Environmental Education...

    Jim Thorpe Things to Do

    This is part of the Carbon County Environmental Education Center. There are three enclosures along a boardwalk. The first enclosure housed several types of Hawks, Owls and a Raven. The second set of enclosures housed more Owls and the last only had two pens. One housed an American Bald Eagle and the next had a Golden Eagle. These last two are very...

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  • Pocono Environmental Education Center

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Things to Do

    Across from the entrance to the Pocono Environmental Education Center on the Tumbling Waters Trail, there is a mock tombstone marked "Trash Graveyard." Set back a short ways is another five mock tombstones, each representing an environmental message about how long certain items take to degrade. Very informative! The one that struck me the most...

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  • Varnum's Quarters

    Valley Forge National Historical Park Things to Do

    Brigadier General James Mitchell Varnum arrived in Valley Forge, along with his staff in December 1777. This house he would call home during his time at Valley Forge was owned by David Stephens and his wife Elizabeth. They had three children, two of which had grown and moved out. General Varnum rented the home for the Stephen's family and the...

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  • Bowman's Hill Tower

    Washington Crossing Things to Do

    One of the places we visited in 1969 when we lived near Philadelphia was Washington Crossing and of course we had to climb the 125 foot tower that was on top of Bowman’s Hill. On a clear day, you can see 14 miles. This wasn't a tower that was here when Washington made his crossing - it was built in 1929-31 to commemorate what may have been a...

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  • Liberty Bell

    4 out of 5 stars

    Philadelphia Things to Do

    One of my main goals when visiting the Old Town area was to see the Liberty Bell. I can recall, when I was very young, reading about the Liberty Bell and how teachers stress the meaning of Liberty and how the bell was a great symbol of this. The original bell was ordered from England in 1751 by Speaker of the Pennsylvania Assemblyman, Isaac...

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  • Duquesne Incline

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Pittsburgh Things to Do

    Pittsburgh is quite an old city with a history reflected in its old neighborhoods, old buildings, old streets and a reputation for once being THE leading steel and glass producing city in the country. In other words, Pittsburgh has a particular identity. The Duquesne Incline is part of Pittsburgh's historical identity and also a unique mode of...

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  • Little Round Top

    Gettysburg Things to Do

    The peak of Little Round Top is 650 feet above sea level. It rises 150 feet above nearby Plum Run to the west and is covered with large boulders. During the battle, the western slope was generally free from vegetation, while the summit, eastern and southern slopes were lightly wooded. On 2 Jul 1863, it was the key point in the Union Army's...

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  • Erie Maritime Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Erie Things to Do

    This museum on the lakeshore is dedicated to Erie's history as a Great Lakes port with emphasis on Erie's role in the War of 1812. The highlight of the museum is a tour on a recreation of the Brig US Niagra, which was commanded by Oliver Perry in the war of 1812.

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  • Big Creek Winery

    Jim Thorpe Things to Do

    This is a little shop for a winery that is located about 18 miles outside of Jim Thorpe. For the wine tasting you can to try 4 wines free. Their dry wines, both white and red were very good but I am partial to dry. My favorite was the 2012 Frontenac. Very similar to a Shiraz. I purchased a bottle, only $16 usd. It was good as is but should age...

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  • Friedrich Wilhelm Augustus von Steuben

    Valley Forge National Historical Park Things to Do

    Friedrich Von Steuben was a Major General in the Continental Army from 1778 to 1784. Von Steuben is credited with training the men at Valley Forge to become part of an Army. He began his military career in the Prussian army at a very early age (17). He was discharged from the Prussian Army as a Captain in 1763. He wanted to remain in the Military...

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  • Independence - Carpenter's Hall

    Philadelphia Things to Do

    The place where the Declaration of Independence was signed and the main attraction of the Independence National Park. This was the Pennsylvania statehouse and also housed the Continental Congress during the war of Independence.

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  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Pittsburgh Things to Do

    I will never learn! Sorry, but there's nothing to do! I will never get acquainted with American scale. Having a day in Pittsburgh to visit a school, I used my Portuguese sense of time, size and distance, and optimistically planned a visit to the library... the museum... "I would try to use time as accurately as possible". I did! I had the exact...

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  • Pennsylvania Memorial

    Gettysburg Things to Do

    Dedicated to both the 11th PA Infantry as well as their mascot "Sallie." To be honest the reason I wanted to find this monument was because of the stories I had heard about Sallie. For the full story about Sallie. For those looking for this monument it is easy to over look it. The "back" of the monument is facing the road so if you did not know...

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  • Warner Theater

    Erie Things to Do

    Located in downtown Erie at 811 State Street, the fabulous WARNER THEATER bears the name of the famous Warner Bros. who commissioned it to be built in 1929. The theater provides more than 2,250 seats. Designed by the famous Rapp & Rapp Company of Chicago, the theater opened its doors in 1931. Furnished and decorated in the Art Deco and French...

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  • St. Marks Episcopal Church

    Jim Thorpe Things to Do

    I was not able to go inside but the architecture of the church is beautiful. The architect was Richard Upjohn Sr. and designed in 1867. The current building was completed in 1869. Definitely worth checking out if you stroll down Race St.

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  • Washington Memorial Chapel

    Valley Forge National Historical Park Things to Do

    This beautiful Chapel was built in 1903. It is a Gothic Revival style design and was constructed as a tribute to George Washington for his service to the Untied States. Currently, the church is an active Episcopal congregation and all are welcome to services. The Bell Tower house the Justice Bell which is a replica of the Liberty Bell and was...

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  • Penn's Landing

    4 out of 5 stars

    Philadelphia Things to Do

    This is a must for any military history buff. A rare look and navel technology of the time between sail and modern fleets. Well maintained and not altered to suit tourist, as it should be. But no air-con or OSHA stairs so get a taste of what Dewey's lads lived and Spanish American War guns were. The sub tied up nearby is also of interest.

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  • Strip District

    Pittsburgh Things to Do

    The Senator John Heinz History Center is located in Pittsburgh's Strip District just a few blocks from Downtown. The museum building opened in April 1996 in an abandoned Chautauqua ice warehouse to recognize and present Western Pennsylvania's unique heritage. The Today the museum occupies 275,000 square feet on six floors, making it the largest...

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  • National Miltary Park

    5 out of 5 stars

    Gettysburg Things to Do

    The tremendous Visitor Center features a huge gift shop, lots of bathrooms, restaurants, coffee shops, maps and information. Movies and activities introduced us to the Battle of Gettysburg and will prepare you for a tour of the Gettysburg battlefield. The Film and Cyclorama includes A New Birth of Freedom, a film narrated by Morgan Freeman and...

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  • Waldameer Park

    Erie Things to Do

    This is an awesome park for children and adults! The water park is great, it has something for everyone. The only problem I have with it is it should be open the entire week before Labor day as normal. If you check some other parks in the area they are still open.

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  • Valley Forge Railroad Station

    Valley Forge National Historical Park Things to Do

    Valley Forge was designated a national historic park in 1893. The town grew as a tourist destination before automobiles were popular and affordable for everyone to own. The major mode of transportation to visit Valley Forge was by a railroad that was built in 1842 to connect Philadelphia with coal fields in the west. With the high demand as a...

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  • Reading Terminal Market

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Philadelphia Things to Do

    The Reading Terminal Market opened in 1892. The street-​level Market reverberated with the sound of trains rumbling overhead. The stalls were laid out in a grid pattern with twelve aisles running east-​west and four wider avenues running north-​south. Sawdust was spread on the floor to absorb spills and moisture rising from the...

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  • Pittsburgh Plate Glass Place - PPG

    4 out of 5 stars

    Pittsburgh Things to Do

    We saw it from a far driving around and it was walkable distance from our hotel. We did this in the morning so the sun was in a bad spot for the pictures ... wish we would have waited till around noon. The largest part is too tall to photograph when your in the square and the shorter buildings had the sun over then at a bad angle. But it was worth...

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  • Cemetery Hill

    Gettysburg Things to Do

    The cemetery is location Cemetery Hill in Gettysburg. Cemetery Hill was actually named before the battle because of a small city cemetery called Evergreen Cemetery that was established in 1854. Cemetery Hill also played a role in the Battle of Gettysburg. On the first day of battle, 1 July 1863, Union lead elements under the command of General...

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