There are tons of opportunities to pack a family vacation chock full of good times and adventures that will leave your family reliving the fun and fond memories for years to come. PA’s premier recreational opportunities, vibrant arts culture and diverse regions, not to mention the state’s rich history — from its instrumental role in the founding of the United States to the Civil War and our nation’s industrial revolutions, one trip is never enough.
Encourage a little friendly competition as you all race down Kittatinny Canoes dual racing zip lines, dropping 36 stories over 3,000 feet. You’ll enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Delaware River from 150 feet in the air while zipping over and through tree tops angling for the win in scenic Pike County. Ready for more outdoor adventure? They also offer canoeing, kayaking, rafting, and tubing on the Delaware, and paintball on mountaintop playing fields overlooking the river.
Find your way to Huntingdon County’s beautiful Spruce Creek Valley and Indian Caverns, Pennsylvania’s largest limestone cavern. You'll marvel at the massive rock formations as you venture throuh the passageways and caverns on the nearly mile long, one-hour guided tour of electrically illuminated splendor. Along the way, you’ll be regaled with stoires about the cavern’s rich history including its role in Native American life, as well as some of the local folklore.
Be sure to keep a Thursday open for a visit to the one and only Stoogeum. Young and old alike will enjoy the hilarity of the Three Stooges with interactive displays, movie posters and exhibits featuring movie props and costumes, rare photos, personal memorabilia, mementoes and more. It’s only open on Thursdays from 10 am to 3 pm but well worth the effort to make the trip to Ambler in southwestern Montgomery County. With over 100,000 pieces, it’s fun for Stooges’ fans of all ages.
Get ready for adventure in Cherry Crest Adventure Farm’s five-acre Amazing Maize Maze, the world’s most interactive maze. One visit and you’ll see why a million adventurers have visited this beautiful and fun-filled farm in the heart of Lancaster County. Featuring a new theme every year, the theme-related variety of clues referred to as "Kernels of Knowledge," tunnel slides and more will help you make your way through the maze’s many twists, turns and a few dead-ends to keep you on your game. Two bridges provide a bird’s eye view of the action if you want to check it out before venturing in; so go plan your strategy and have some fun!
Tour Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon in a horse-drawn covered wagon with Ole Covered Wagon Tours. Led by guides brimming with knowledge of the canyon’s rich and colorful history going back to the 19th century, you and your kids will be enthralled by the tales told while viewing the beautiful scenery. Take part in the Cookout Wagon Ride or learn to drive a team of horses in a Draft Horse Driving Clinic.
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