Category: Entertainment

One Liberty Place Observation Deck-Philadelphia

One of my favorite new technologies is the ability to see a map in 3D, in fact, my interest in geography and cartography has blossomed with the ability to zoom around buildings and streets on my iPhone maps.  I’ve learned my way around places that were previously a mystery…

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The Philadelphia Zoo

I have yet to meet a kid who doesn’t like animals, at least not enough to prevent them from enjoying a trip to the zoo!  The Philadelphia Zoo (formerly called Philadelphia Zoological Gardens) has the notable distinction of being the first zoo in America, founded in 1874.  Designed to…

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Taste the World Walking Tour-Downtown Lancaster

As warmer weather is upon us, I was reminded of a fun activity that allows you to walk and eat your way through downtown Lancaster.  Perfect for a date with your spouse (or kid!) or for the whole family to enjoy, Taste the World is a pre-arranged grouping of…

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Sight and Sound Theater

Thanks to an exchange of services my husband has gotten free tickets to Sight and Sound for a number of years now.  In fact, this will be the first year we won’t go because we’ve seen all the shows and “Jonah” is returning for an encore season.  I…

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The Ware Center/Winter Center-Millersville University

Living in a college town has some hidden benefits for a young family with children…low-cost cultural/performing arts experiences, as there is almost always a few family-friendly choices.  Millersville University has two performing arts facilities with the Winter Center on main campus and the Ware Center in…

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Kidmazium

Universal Athletic Club members already know about this little energy-releasing haven for kids, but it is open to the public and many people don’t know about it.  Ideal for younger kids (up to 11 years old allowed), Kidmazium is a gymnasium that has been converted to a series…

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10 Places You Don’t Think of as Destinations but Young Kids Love

Sometimes the best outings are unexpected, you stop somewhere on an errand and your kids can’t stop talking about it and want to go back!  Over the years I’ve racked up a number of places that I will now go out of my way to take my children…

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PA Farm Show

The second most visited event in Pennsylvania (after the Mummer’s Parade!), the PA Farm Show is the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the United States!  The sprawling complex houses almost 6,000 animals and 10,000 competitive exhibits.  Chances are you have already been there, but before last year…

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Rockford Plantation-Yuletide Tours

(I meant to write this earlier but Christmas took over.  If you want to check this event out, you have to hurry—going on now and the next couple of days!) By now it’s no secret that I love historical architecture, but what is even better than touring an…

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National Christmas Center

I must have passed this place fifty times in the years I’ve lived in Lancaster and never had an idea what it was.  I just assumed it was some sort of large Christmas goods store.  Although there is a market on the premises, the National Christmas Center is actually…

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