Living in a state as huge as Pennsylvania means that we can easily overlook a few gems. That’s also part of the allure of living here. We’re always discovering something new and uncovering hidden gems. These hidden gems in Pennsylvania – one for each month of the year – deserve a spot on your bucket list. Visit them all or check out a few.

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Are any of these hidden gems your favorite things to do in Pennsylvania? Are there other secret places we should know about? Let us know in the comments! We would love to hear from you.

Up for an adventure of a different kind? Hit the road on this road trip to the best hidden gems in Pennsylvania. Before you leave, don’t forget the ever-important road trip snacks so you’re properly fueled for your next adventure.

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Where are some free hidden gems in Pennsylvania?

Have you ever considered how many museums we have that celebrate history, art, science, and other contributions? Each one offers such a unique experience, and while some require a cost for admission, here are several museums that are free and should be considered some of the best hidden gems in Pennsylvania.

  • The Zippo / Case Museum in Bradford shines a light on the unique history of what many consider to be the basic pocket lighter.
  • Bicycle Heaven in Pittsburgh is the world’s largest bicycle museum and shop. To biking enthusiasts, this may in fact be considered heaven.
  • Visitors come with an appetite for learning when they visit the Big Mac Museum in North Huntingdon.
  • It’s unique and whimsy, which is why everyone needs to experience for themselves Mr. Ed’s Elephant Museum in Orrtanna.

For more information on these and more, take a moment to check out this article on lesser-known museums to visit for free in Pennsylvania.

Where are some places to go for free in Pennsylvania?

Having fun and making memories doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Here are some of the best hidden gems in Pennsylvania that are also natural wonders, and best of all, they won’t break the bank.

  • Known as the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, Pine Creek Gorge is a breathtaking natural beauty in Colton Point State Park.
  • Don’t forget your hammer when you visit Ringing Rocks County Park in Upper Black Eddy. You must see and hear for yourself to believe this place!
  • While you can’t take a dip, you’ll still love the beauty of Seven Tubs Nature Area in Wilkes-Barre