Category: Entertainment

Amish Experience and Magic Lantern Show

Seriously…I couldn’t have a blog about travel in the Southeastern part of PA and not include a visit to something Amish-related.  Those of us that live in Lancaster County may not even consider visiting a destination to learn about the Amish, but for people who come from…

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Herr’s Snack Factory Tour

If you’ve ever been snacking on a bag of chips and thought to yourself “I wonder how they make these?” there is a tour for that!  Herr’s Foods located in Nottingham, Chester County has a tourist component to their snack foods factory where you can tour actual working…

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Academy of Natural Sciences-Philadelphia

It’s practically a requirement of childhood that at some point you visit an academy of natural sciences.  All the realistic dioramas and dinosaur skeletons are sure to fascinate kids and peak their interest in animals and the natural world.  I decided to throw in a visit while we took…

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Adventure Aquarium (Camden, NJ)

I know, I know…this destination is not actually in PA…BUT it is marketed to tourists in Philadelphia, included with the Philly CityPASS booklet, and is a quick jaunt over the Ben Franklin Bridge on the Camden riverfront (without driving into the shady part of town).  Formerly the New…

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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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