Exploring is fun! Grab your Davey Crockett hat, your boots, your binoculars, your compass… And check out some of the most incredible places in Pennsylvania to explore. Some of them are outdoors and will bring you in contact with awe-inspiring natural phenomena, while some indoor locations will show you manmade marvels… Saddle up.
1. Columcille Megalith Park, Bangor
Columcille Megalith Park is hidden in the woods of Bangor, Pennsylvania. Modeled on the Isle of Iona, which is off the coast of Scotland, Columcille Megalith Park is a peaceful outdoor space for meditation and contemplation.
2. Trundle Manor, Pittsburgh
Feeling Addams Family-esque? A visit to Trundle Manor may be just up your alley. Browse the house's massive collection of spooky memorabilia and try not to scream...
3. The Alvira Bunkers, Allenwood
After the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States government seized the town of Alvira and built over 100 small bunkers made to store explosives. Today, many of the bunkers are still intact and provide a bizarrely fascinating place to explore.
4. Penn's Cave & Wildlife Park, Centre Hall
Penn's Cave is one of the longest caves in the state, and it offers exploration via boat.
5. Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden, Centre Hall
Rhoneymeade Arboretum & Sculpture Garden has a variety of unique places to explore, including a labyrinth in which you can wander.
6. Fairmount Park, Philadelphia
Fairmount Park is a gigantic park located in Philadelphia. It has the biggest sculpture garden in the world as well as endless trails and unique historical landmarks to discover.
7. Roadside America, Shartlesville
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a giant? Well, lucky for you, you can find out without even leaving Pennsylvania. Roadside America is an enormous miniature village.... Take exploration to a microcosmic level.
8. Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh
The coolest greenhouse in the state can be found in Pittsburgh. Phipps has multiple rooms for different climates, such as desert and rainforest... You won't want to leave.
9. Cherry Springs State Park, Potter County
Cherry Springs is not only a beautiful state park, but where you can find some of the darkest skies in the entire country. It is a destination for astronomers nationwide and the perfect place to explore not only the world around you, but the stars above.
10. Bushkill Falls, Bushkill
Do you like waterfalls? Would you like to go chase them? Then Bushkill Falls is the place for you.