Family Fun in PA  Things to see and Do In Pennsylvania

Limestone Fishing Preserve 2017 Richland

Limestone Springs Fishing Preserve           Now Open All Year Round            Richland, Lebanon County

What was once a portion of the historic Union Canal is now a series of pools teaming with ready to catch and eat trout. Experts and novice fisherman alike can enjoy a day's fishing for a modest $2 admission, with NO PA Fishing License required!  Pretty cool right?

Meet Valentino the Sloth! National Aviary Pgh

Meet Valentino the Sloth!     National Aviary, Pittsburgh
Visit Valentino the Sloth at the National Aviary! Valentino is a Linnaeus’s two-toed sloth and he is a little over one year old. This adorable sloth is an ambassador for his species and a national celebrity – he just appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and was featured last fall on The Ellen DeGeneres Show!

Butterfly Forest April - Sept Pittsburgh

Butterfly Forest at Phipps   April 22 - September 4, 2017    Pittsburgh, Allegheny County

What kid does not LOVE butterflies?

Take the kiddos to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens to see the Butterfly Forest. Watch butterflies emerge and take flight! Phipps' Stove Room transforms into Butterfly Forest through fall, with various species of butterflies flying through the flowers and foliage.

Outdoor Adventures for the Family in Jim Thorpe

Pocono Outdoor Adventures: Biking & Kayaking for the family    2017         Jim Thorpe, Carbon County

If you have not been to Jim Thorpe, you ought to go. Nice little town on the Lehigh River, rich in history and plenty of outdoor activities. Blue Mountain Sports is a one stop shop for all your rental and outdoor fun needs!

Woodward Cave Woodward

Woodward Cave         Woodward, Centre County

One of the largest caverns in Pennsylvania, its nickname ("The Big One") reflects its five spacious room, one of which, "The Hall of Statues" is 200 feet long.  Experienced guides conduct a well explained, easily walked tour offering 50 minutes of nature at its best.

Crystal Cave Kutztown Berks County

Crystal Cave    Kutztown, Berks County

How many people do you know have actually been in a real-life cave?  Here is your chance to be that person! Crystal Cave Park features an array of crystalline formations including stalactites, stalagmites and pillar formations. A miniature golf course, theater, museum and nature trail are also located on the grounds. We went, loved it. NBC 10 Show went, loved it. What are you waiting for?

Coral Caverns Manns Choice

Coral Caverns   Manns Choice, Bedford County

These caverns get their name from the coral reef inside, a towering fossil wall, containing the fossil remains of coral and other sea-creatures buried over 400 million years ago when Pennsylvania was partially covered by "The Great Inland Sea."

Indian Caverns Spruce Creek

Indian Caverns   Closing in October 2016!    Spruce Creek, Huntingdon County

This is your last chance to tour Indian Caverns in Huntingdon County, as the property is being sold and public tours will close at the end of October 2016! Indian Caverns is located beneath a foothill of Tussey Mountain, part of the Allegheny Front. It is a horizontal karst cave made up of Ordovician limestone deposited about 405 million years ago.

Living Treasure Animal Park Moraine

Living Treasures Animal Park Moraine            New Castle, Lawrence County

This beautiful animal park is located in New Castle, PA, just 4 miles from the New Castle/Moraine exit on I-79. We are situated in a peaceful wooded setting that provides an abundance of shade for animals and visitors alike. With over 400 animals of 70 different species, we provide a unique interactive experience that allows visitors to get closer to the animals than ever before.

Living Treasure Animal Park Laurel Highlands

Living Treasures Animal Park Laurel Highlands            Donegal, Westmoreland County

This beautiful animal park is located in Jones Mills, PA, just 2 miles from the Donegal PA turnpike exit. Less than an hour drive away from Pittsburgh, Somerset, Johnstown, and parts of West Virginia and Maryland. With over 300 animals of 50 different species, LT provides a unique interactive experience that allows visitors to get closer to the animals than ever before. Leave your binoculars at home, but don’t forget your camera for those once in a lifetime photo opportunities.