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Historical Attractions in LAKE ARIEL

You’ve heard the saying “History can be fun”…well, we think history IS fun (especially in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania!)

Lake Ariel is filled with history, and what better way to learn about it with children than to experience the many places to visit in this The Keystone State city that can actually take you back in time!

Historical attractions come in all shapes and sizes. There are landmarks where iconic events happened. There are homes of historic figures filled with treasures and artifacts from their amazing lives. There are historic buildings whose walls are filled with stories from Lake Ariel’s past. 

The best way for kids to learn about history, is to actually visit the places where history happened. It makes sense! Kids can use their imagination as they read and hear all about events, people and places, and feel like they have gone back in time.

There are plenty of things to do with kids in Lake Ariel when it comes to history, so what are we waiting for - let’s GO! 

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  • Morris County Planetarium

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    (59 miles) Randolph

    Kids love looking at the stars - so what better than to take them to a Planetarium show?!

  • Da Vinci Science Centre

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    (61 miles) Allentown

    Lots of hands on fun things to do with plenty of events and special exhibitions throughout the year. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in ...

  • Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine and Steam Train

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    (69 miles) Ashland

    Kids can take a step back in time with this immersive historical experience understanding a life as a coal miner.

  • Dey Mansion

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    (70 miles) Wayne

    The historical revolutionary war headquarters of George Washington himself, giving kids an amazing day out in history!

  • Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle

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    (80 miles) Doylestown

    Explore daily life circa 1850s through over 40,000 objects in 55 rooms, plus guided tours of the castle.

  • Statue of Liberty

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    (87 miles) NYC

    That iconic attraction everyone must go and visit in New York City - the Statue of Liberty! Hold that flame high!

  • South Street Seaport Museum

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    (88 miles) Manhattan

    Home to the nation's largest fleet of privately maintained historic vessels: Stationary, Training, and Workhorses.

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  • Everhart Museum

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    (14 miles) Scranton

    Kids can learn about natural history, science and art in this fascinating and educational museum.

  • The Houdini Museum

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    (15 miles) Scranton

    The museum is devoted entirely to the world's greatest magician, Harry Houdini. Fabulous guided exhibit and fantastic fun magic show with live magician and animals.

  • Franklin Mineral Museum

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    (47 miles) Franklin

    The museum has over 4,000 mineral specimens on display in the local room including those that are on display in the 33 foot long fluorescent display in the fluorescent room. The museum\'s ...

  • Sterling Hill Mining Museum

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    (48 miles) Ogdensburg

    Deep family fun with more than 700 objects on display, as well as cool mines accessible by guided tour.

  • Hunterdon Museum of Art

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    (62 miles) Clinton

    Fascinating and captivating art exhibits at this New Jersey Museum of Art, with classes and workshops for kids too!

  • Children's Museum

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    (64 miles) Bloomsburg

    Loads of interactive hands-on exhibits which bring out the imagination in every child and the child in every visitor. Over 50 interactive exhibits, presentations, live animals, and special ...

  • Morris Museum

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    (67 miles) Morristown

    The museum offers a full calendar of special events, festivals, classes, and activities for the entire family - with an ever changing hands on exhibitions varying from arts and science to historical ...

  • The Lambert Castle Museum

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    (74 miles) Paterson

    Fascinating museum set inside and about Lambert Castle. The Garret Mountain Reservation observation tower is right by you, as is the Rifle Camp Park with it's own natural history museum and ...

  • Montclair Art Museum

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    (75 miles) Montclair

    Experience a day of American and Native American art, programs and exhibitions where kids can get lost in that magical art world in New Jersey

  • NJ Childrens Museum

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    (76 miles) Paramus

    Explore over 30 different play and learning areas, each designed to attract and engage the imagination! Your child is your guide.

  • Newark Museum

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    (80 miles) Newark

    Whatever your child is passionate about, let the Junior Museum be your partner as your child explores their creative self, expands their mind, and above all, has fun while learning something new!

  • Liberty Science Center

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    (86 miles) Jersey City

    The interactive museums three exhibit floors, each having a different theme, are dedicated to exploration through hands-on experimentation. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking ...

  • Staten Island Childrens Museum

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    (87 miles) Staten Island

    The Staten Island Children's Museum appeals to the intrepid explorer in every child. Interactive exhibitions and creative workshops offer plenty of opportunities for hands-on, first hand experiences ...

  • Childrens Museum of the Arts

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    (87 miles) New York City

    Kids can be inspired at this fascinating children's museum of the arts in New York City, with art exhibitions, workshops and camps.

  • 9/11 Memorial Museum

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    (88 miles) New York

    An eye opening and moving experience at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in New York City - on the site of the WTC.

  • Staten Island Museum

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    (88 miles) Staten Island

    Visitors can embark on a voyage through time in the Staten Island Ferry exhibit, get close to exotic insects, see rocks glow in the dark along with oddities in the Hall of Natural Sciences and ...

  • The New York City Police Museum

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    (88 miles) Manhattan

    The Police Museum gives visitors an insider's look at the history and traditions of the largest police force in the country. Kids can test out sirens used in an NYPD patrol car, take their friend's ...

  • National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

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    (89 miles) Cooperstown

    As they enter the Museum, kids under 12 can choose to participate in one of two Discovery Tours, which are self-guided educational scavenger hunts. The answers can be found throughout the Museum, and ...

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