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From life-sized longhouses to weightlessness simulators similar to those used by NASA, Pennsylvania offers many attractions that make learning and discovery fun for children of all ages. Keep children learning outside of the classroom by visiting the state’s interactive and hands-on destinations...
From the iconic mouthwatering smells of Hershey’s chocolate to the famous fluffy marshmallow Peeps, Pennsylvania is a candy lover’s paradise. Looking to discover more hidden sweet spots? Take a trip through the state and indulge in unique, rich and delicious treats near Pittsburgh, York and more...
Spring is the season for trout fishing in Pennsylvania. Anglers plunge into the commonwealth’s 86,000 miles of streams and rivers, along with 4,000 inland lakes and ponds, in hopes of catching a prize trout by casting the perfect fly and spinning the ideal lure. The season starts March 29 in 18...
Lions and tigers and bears…along with elk, giraffes, gorillas, exotic birds and much more – all can be found at one of Pennsylvania’s many zoos. Year-round zoo experiences throughout the commonwealth help to educate visitors of all ages about animal conservation efforts and provide the chance to...
The extreme mountain biking trails that loop, wind and carve their way through the woodlands, country roads and breathtaking scenery of Pennsylvania offer thrill-seeking mountain bikers the ride of their lives. So tune up that old bicycle and come see why visitors are cruising their way through...
When the steel, coal and iron industry was booming in Pennsylvania, trains were used to transport goods from one town to the next along flat pathways crisscrossing the countryside. Over the years, many of these railroad beds became vacant, and trails were developed in their place to commemorate...
From crayons to canoes, bumper boats to Big Bird, Pennsylvania offers a bounty of fun, educational activities for children young and old. Whether families prefer the energy of the city or the peace of the country, or both, Pennsylvania is the place for family-friendly fun.   The Crayola...