Sometimes you just want to get out and explore. We try to strike a good balance of places that you will really enjoy. Finding ideas for family friendly outings, or interesting places to go in Pennsylvania with your friends, both are at your fingertips here with America Top 10. We aim to give you plenty of ideas without you having to do all the research. That way you can easily decide if you want to explore Pennsylvania sites or check out the sites in another state.
You have also heard how it is becoming a lot more popular to have staycations (where you stay home instead of going to far off places) and discover new and interesting places in the near vicinity. We try to make that easier for you. Check out the sites in Pennsylvania that have become local favorites easily with our site.
We hope that we have provided you plenty of choices in Pennsylvania whether this is a new area for you or your own back yard. Something a little different from the typical amusement park. If you really loved somewhere but don’t see them on our list let us know, we are always looking to improve our lists and we can only do that with your help.
West Chester, PA
At American Helicopter Museum and Education Center, they collect, restore and display historic aircraft and chronicle the origin and development of Rotary Wing Aircraft. Currently the museum displays over 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogiros and convertaplanes. Appropriately, the museum is located in the historic Delaware Valley near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where this nation’s rotary-wing aviation heritage began and still thrives today.
The elaborate galleries of America On Wheels feature the vehicles that put the nation, literally, on the road to international leadership in automotive transportation. Exhibits range from the latest in personal transportation vehicles, such as scooters and Segways, to the grand Mack Trucks that help feed and supply a growing country. One of the favorite thrills is seeing and hearing the reactions of visitors as they realize the breadth and scope of the unique collection of bicycles, automobiles, trucks and other vehicles that celebrate the motor vehicle heritage of the United States. Through the years, thousands of visitors have toured America On Wheels, attended the great events and learned about the history of automotive transportation in the United States.
The Escape Room in Erie, is an interactive game designed as a corporate team building activity as well as pure entertainment for the general public. For a short time, you will immerse yourself in a fictional scenario where the outcome is anything but certain. However, unlike being the passive observer at a movie or play, you are the center of attention.
Mill Run, PA
The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy believes that Fallingwater is more than the sum of its parts: the architect, the client, the architecture, the art, the land and the period. The inspired coming together of these parts makes Fallingwater a great work worthy of preservation. The purpose of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy’s operation of Fallingwater is to preserve, maintain and make available for public education and appreciation Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece, Fallingwater.
Underground tours, Souvenirs, Picnic Park, Nature Trail and Panning for Gemstones. Fast Food Restaurant featuring Dutch Specialties, Ice Cream Parlor, Museum, and Miniature Golf, open seasonally at Crystal Cave Park. Discovered in 1871, Crystal Cave has provided enjoyment to tourists every year thereafter. Enjoy your day with nature at Historic Crystal Cave. See stalactites, stalagmites, generous displays of flowstone, and millions of crystals throughout the cave. A naturally air conditioned underground museum.
Carnegie Museum of Art is arguably the first museum of contemporary art in the United States, collecting the “Old Masters of tomorrow” since the inception of the Carnegie International in 1896. Today, the museum is one of the most dynamic major art institutions in America. Their collection of more than 30,000 objects features a broad spectrum of visual arts, including painting and sculpture; prints and drawings; photographs; architectural casts, renderings, and models; decorative arts and design; and film, video, and digital imagery.
The Mack Museum was born as a non-profit corporation in 1984 and commemorates Mack history through photos, memorabilia and a collection of vintage Mack truck models. In addition to being the authority on all things Mack, the Mack Trucks Historical Museum also restores and preserves vintage Mack Trucks and memorabilia for all to enjoy.
The National Aviary is America’s only independent indoor nonprofit zoo dedicated exclusively to birds. Their diverse collection comprises more than 500 birds representing more than 150 species from around the world, many of them threatened or endangered in the wild. The National Aviary’s large walk-through exhibits create an experience unlike any other – an intimate, up-close interaction between visitors and free-flying birds, including opportunities to hand-feed and meet many species rarely found in zoos anywhere else in the world.
Located in the Sweetest Place on Earth, Hershey, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction is the home of The Hershey Company and the Great American Chocolate Bar. The first and largest Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction offers a delightful world of interactive attractions, delicious foods, fun for the whole family, and the largest selection of anything and everything Hershey’s.