You’re most likely aware of the attractions in Pennsylvania’s bigger cities, like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Hershey. What about the smaller towns that you might not recognize by name? I assure you, they also hold treasures… Here are some amazing attractions that can be found in PA’s smaller towns.
1. Fallingwater, Mill Run
Fallingwater, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, is one of the most prominent architectural masterpieces in the country.
2. Crayola Factory, Easton
The Crayola Factory is a fun activity if you have children in tow. They can learn how the famous crayons are made, and experiment with fun new Crayola products.
3. Mister Ed's Elephant Museum, Orrtanna
Do you like elephants? I don't really know of anyone who dislikes elephants... They're pretty cool. Bet you didn't know that there's an entire museum dedicated to them.
4. Martin Guitar Factory, Nazareth
Take a free tour of the Martin Guitar factory, where some of the finest acoustic guitars in the country are painstakingly crafted.
5. The Turkey Hill Experience, Columbia
You've probably stopped at Turkey Hill to pick up iced tea or ice cream, but chances are you haven't learned much about the history behind the popular gas station. You can learn how they make their ice cream and everything.
6. Roadside America, Shartlesville
No matter how ambitious you ever were with your model train set, there's no way you ever came close to Laurence Gieringer's vision. He spent over sixty years creating the miniature village that is Roadside America, which includes a model railroad, but is much more than just that.
7. Columcille Megalith Park, Bangor
Founders Bill Cohea and Frederick Lindkvist modeled Columcille after the ancient Celtic Isle of Iona, which is a spiritual retreat off the coast of Scotland. Though significantly smaller, the Pennsylvanian version includes many standing stones and structures such as a chaple, gates, and towers. Though the area replicates a specific spirituality, its builders meant it to be a place of meditation and tranquility for people of all denominations and beliefs.
8. Hawk Mountain, Berks County
Many people go to Hawk Mountain during the fall to watch the migration of predatory birds. Come here just to hike or to admire the birds and/or vista.
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