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Pennsylvania is home many great attractions and fun things to do that run the gamut from lush botanical gardens, covered bridges, casinos, winery tours, amusement parks, and scenic overlooks. During your travels through the Keystone State, you will enjoy a variety of experiences, including touring historical sites, Civil War reenactments, tasting the world’s best chocolate, exploring Dutch Country, and learning about the birth place of America. The hard part is choosing what to do first.
Sightseeing in Pennsylvania can range from a trip with the family to an amusement park to a railroad ride on the weekend to see the fall foliage. Taste delicious seasonal beers, sip award-winning wines, or tour factories where our favorite chips and pretzels are made.
One of the most popular things to do in Pennsylvania is to experience the Amish way of life with a visit to Dutch Country. Head to Lancaster County and take a tour of Amish Village. Located on 12 scenic acres, Amish Village is an authentic look at today’s Amish lifestyle, letting visitors take tour and true Amish property, including a one-room schoolhouse, barn with farm animals, blacksmith shop, and smokehouse market.
Located in the heart of PA Dutch Country, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is a unique to have fun with family and come together. Considered a leader of the “agri-tainment” world, this farm gives your family the opportunity to spend quality time engaging in a variety of exciting activities on a working farm. Plan on spending 4-5 hours to experience everything there is to offer at Cherry Crest Adventure Farm.
Head over to Gettysburg to visit one of the most famous sites of the Civil War, Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. The Gettysburg Film, Cyclorama and Museum: A New Birth of Freedom, narrated by Morgan Freeman, take you to the middle of the issues of the Civil War, and delivers an orientation to the battle of Gettysburg. The Gettysburg Museum brings the past to life with original artifacts, educational interactive exhibits, and amazing short films.
Located at the entrance of Bushkill Falls, the Pennsylvania Wildlife Exhibit, features fascinating exhibits showcasing the indigenous wildlife of the region. From the timorous chipmunk to the mighty black bear, the display is a great place to learn about these animals that are an integral part of the natural environment of Bushkill Falls. Adding to the experience the Native American exhibit. Step into a life-size longhouse and look up through the smoke hole. See the display of authentic cookware and hunting equipment, and be transported back to a time that finding and cooking food was not a simple fete.
While in central PA, visit the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, a premier entertainment complex, and explore exciting interactive science exhibits, watch amazing educational documentaries, spectacular Hollywood movies, and world-class live performances in the specially-designed performance theater. Discover fun and learning for the whole family with three floors of fun-filled galleries to explore, including Forces of Nature, KidsPlace, Carnival of Health, and Backstage Studio galleries.