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Pennsylvania is FILLED with fascinating history and culture. After all - it is the state where the country became the United States! Pretty amazing!

So…get the kids immersed in the history! Independence National Historical Park is the perfect place to start. They can go back to the 1700s with Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, or become a coal miner with Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine! 

Of course there is also the Gettysburg National Military Park. An eye opening experience.

It’s also the state of rich culture. The Amish Village is a fascinating look into a traditional way of life, as is A is for Amish Buggy Rides.

Attractions that are fun as well as educational? Look no further! There are so many museums that let kids get hands-on experiences…like Hands-On House, the Johnstown Children’s Museum and the aptly named Please Touch Museum! We love that!

Stunning state parks filled with activities, adventure sports for those active kids, steam engine rides, farms, camping and so much snow fun are waiting to be explored in this state overflowing with fun things to do with kids.  And we hold these truths to be self-evident!

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  • Railroaders Memorial Museum

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    Altoona

    Kids can go back in time with exhibits and artifacts of railroad history, particularly that of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

  • Lakemont Park

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    (3 miles) Altoona

    Lakemont Park is home to over 30 rides and attractions, including the Island Waterpark, two rollercoasters, Go-Kart track, the kids Mini-Indy Go-Karts, Spins'n Grins Kiddieland, an 18 hole minature ...

  • Slinky Action Zone

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    (6 miles) Duncansville

    Kids can spend the day with a great range of Pay and Play options under one roof, from Bumper Cars and indoor play to laser tag, bounce house and an arcade!

  • Blue Knob All Seasons Resort

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    (16 miles) Claysburg

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from age 4 years; 5 green runs and 9 blue available. Snow tubing, Nastar Racing and other activities also available.

  • Hemlock Hideaway Campground

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    (18 miles) James creek

    Nestled on the side of Bunn Mountain, only 1 mile from Raystown Lake is our secluded Hemlock Hideaway Campground. Come experience over 83 acres of wooded privacy and pristine beauty. The campground ...

  • Shavers Creek Environmental Center

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    (27 miles) Petersburg

    Take time to explore our Discovery Rooms, tour the Raptor Center, walk the network of trails and boardwalk over the wetlands at the inflow of Lake Perez, and visit our gardens and bird feeder areas.

  • Windber Coal Heritage Center

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    (30 miles) Windber

    The Windber Coal Heritage Center describes not only the life of the miner below ground but also above ground. Learn how the miners worked 12 hours underground and pick up mining equipment

  • The Johnstown Childrens Museum

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    (31 miles) Johnstown

    A fun children's museum that allows kids to learn through play! With exhibits and activities on geography, history, creative arts, and storytelling.

  • Tussey Mountain

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    (38 miles) Boalsburg

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 30% green runs, plus tubing, terrain park and a fantastic range of summer activities.

  • Fort Ligonier

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    (48 miles) Ligonier

    A modern museum and a fully reconstructed/restored fortification within the current property limits. Lots of family events throughout the year.

  • Caddie Shak

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    (53 miles) E Donegal

    Kiddies Rides, batting cages, bumper boats, go carts, mini golf - 50 acres of fun

  • Buttonwood Campground

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    (55 miles) Mifflintown

    A family friendly camping experience on the beautiful Juniata River Valley in Central Pennsylvania. Some sites with direct river access! Great activities for kids, including carnivals!

  • Hidden Valley Resort

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    (56 miles) Hidden Valley

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, offering 9 green runs and 14 blue, plus lift serviced tubing hill and three terrain training parks for varying abilities.

  • Living Treasures Animal Park

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    (59 miles) Donegal

    Living Treasures is a wonderful setting for a great family experience! The large petting zoo is the thrill of the day for young visitors, while the exotic animals fascinate young and old alike.

  • Whitetail Resort

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    (59 miles) Mercersburg

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 4, offering 7 green runs, plus 2 lift serviced tubing hills and 3 terrain parks.

  • Sea Base Family Fun Center

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    (61 miles) Greensburg

    Two multi level adventure climbing structures with toddler zone, laser tag, mini golf, arcade and land train.

  • Berkeley Springs State Park

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    (63 miles) Berkeley Springs

    Berkeley Springs State Park is located in the center of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. The Bathhouse first opened in 1930. Since then, thousands have enjoyed the variety of baths and treatments in ...

  • Colors Birthday Party Center

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    (66 miles) Jeannette

    An awesome fully computerized hi-tech and hi-energy Birthday Party Center that specialize in dance and game birthday parties for kids!

  • Fort Frederick State Park

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    (66 miles) Big Pool

    offers an extensive colonial era experience, with restored barracks and fort buildings; fishing, boating and hiking opportunities on the rivers plus a traditional adventure playground.

  • Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park - Mill Run

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    (70 miles) Mill Run

    A fun packed high end campsite where you can enjoy the rides, go swimming, or even hang out with Yogi and his friends!

  • Chuck E Cheese's

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    (70 miles) Hagerstown

    Chuck E. Cheese's features age appropriate games, rides, prizes, food and entertainment that children of all ages from toddlers to big kids will love.

  • Raymond B Winter State Park

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    (71 miles) Mifflinburg

    Featuring a swimming beach, fishing and adventure play plus hiking and biking trails for the summer; ice fishing, snow mobiling and cross country skiing in the winter.

  • Crabapple Pool

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    (71 miles) Herminie

    Features a 25m main pool with 2 diving boards and a small slide. They also offer a toddler and baby wading pool with sand toys and cups.

  • Yogi Bears Jellystone Park

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    (72 miles) Williamsport

    Exciting family resort great for a day, a weekend or for vacation campers. Beach entry pool with 400ft waterslides, Yogi Bear, mini golf, an outdoor movie theatre, pedal karts, laser tag and plenty ...

  • Land of Little Horses

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    (74 miles) Gettysburg

    Get up close and personal with our famous namesake miniature horses and their farm animal friends. Races, Displays, and Special Events are sure to delight the kids and "kids at heart".

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