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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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Longwood Gardens

No doubt worthy of a” Top Ten Most Beautiful Gardens in America” designation, here in Southeastern Pennsylvania we have the lucky privilege of being within easy shot of Longwood Gardens.  Thirty miles from Philadelphia and 40 miles from Lancaster, it is well worth the trip if you have not yet…

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Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum

It’s possible you’ve lived in Lancaster County your whole life, perhaps driven by it, or went to its next door neighbor, Hands-On House Museum, and still have no idea Lancaster’s premier colonial village even exists!  At least that’s what one of the moms on my…

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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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Driving Tour of Fairmount Park (Philadelphia) Historic Mansions

Fairmount Park in Philadelphia is the nation’s largest urban park with a sprawling 9,200 acres of quiet, natural beauty containing miles of trails, recreational fields, shaded woodlands, and peaceful waterfront vistas all within easy reach of Philadelphia citizens.  A special feature (and my personal favorite) are the…

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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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National Watch and Clock Museum

I always thought the name of this museum sounded impressive so I had been meaning to check it out for some time.  Thanks to a free family pass from the library, I finally got around to it the other week.  I took all four children by myself on a Saturday…

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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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