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.
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 Da Vinci Science Center (DSC) is a national award-winning nonprofit organization that has brought science to life and lives to science since 1992. The Center’s hands-on exhibits, programs, and partnership efforts present the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to kids informally, playfully, and in ways that relate to their popular interests. These active and engaging experiences awaken interest, promote fundamental skills, and inspire students to consider exciting STEM careers that meet growing industry demands. The Center also promotes creativity, artistry, and current-day applications of qualities of greatness embodied by Leonardo da Vinci and the innovators who have succeeded him.
The Erie Zoo is the perfect place to spend the day or just a few hours. A comfortable walk throughout the Erie Zoo and Botanical Garden takes about 2 hours. You’ll enjoy visiting with nearly 400 animals in their collection as well as the 11 beautiful gardens throughout the park.
America’s oldest short-line railroad and a leading tourist railway that operates museum quality, working, turn-of-the-century steam locomotives. Dining options and adventures on board the train await. See their complete Equipment Roster, including Locomotives, Retired Locomotives, Passenger Cars and more (like the snowplow).
Asbury Woods was founded through the generosity of Dr. Otto Behrend who bequeathed his beloved 100 acre farm retreat to the Millcreek Township School District in 1957. Since then the Nature Center has grown to become one of the premier environmental education centers in the tri-state region, reaching 29,000 people through programming and over 100,000 public visitors annually. In addition to a state-of-the-art Nature Center, Asbury Woods now encompasses 205 acres of woods, fields and streams as well as 4.5 miles of associated trails.
Located in Independence National Historical Park, the Independence Visitor Center is the official visitor center of Philadelphia and the region, including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties. Their doors are open to the public and all information is offered free of charge. Along with free trip planning assistance, the Visitor Center offers one-stop-shopping for every visitor’s need, and free wireless Internet access.
Listed as one of America’s Top Indoor Water Parks, Splash Lagoon allows guests to swirl down nine water slides, climb the Tree Tops Ropes Course, relax in the Lazy River, ride the waves in the largest wave pool in the Eastern United States, spin in the new Aqua Tumbler and play in the Treasure Island Arcade & Lazer Tag.