Best & Top Hidden visiting Places in Pennsylvania, Top Family Secret Vacation Location & Destination in Pennsylvania, Most Beautiful romantic Traveling Wallpapers & Popular Pictures HD resorts images for Desktop backgrounds, When you’re visiting Pennsylvania and decide to go off the beaten path for the day, you’ll find some interesting and quirky things to see and do. Don’t do the same old touristy things when you can go off the grid to do something that none of your friends have done and gain bragging rights afterwards. You will find that there is a lot more to a trip to Pennsylvania than Hershey and the Liberty Bell. If you find it hard to locate some of the less known attractions in Pennsylvania, you’re in luck because we’ve done the research for you. We’ve come up with a variety of hidden things to see and do the next time you visit Pennsylvania.
Bube’s Brewery and Catacombs Restaurant
Bube’s Brewery in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania is an authentic 19th century brewery and museum. Guests will notice the original furnishings inside the restaurant, tavern and brewery. Just outside of Bube’s is a real beer garden (biergarten) like the ones in Bavaria. Catacombs Restaurant affords its patrons a unique dining experience. Situated in a 19th century brewery, guests are surprised to see that where they are actually going to be dining sits 43 feet below the brewery upstairs, in the brewery vault. You are greeted by a guide dressed in a 19th century costume, who will then provide you a tour of the brewery as they lead you to your final destination, Catacombs Restaurant. This intimate dining experience is ideal for anyone attempting to impress his or her loved one. Oh yeah and bring your appetite with you because there are plenty of delicious food options for you to choose from.
Like most people in and around Pennsylvania, most are not aware of the beach just outside of Erie called Presque Isle. Presque Isle is a peninsula that stretches along the shore. While you may generally think of driving south to head to a beach, you may never consider driving ‘north’. Well, now you can, especially considering that Presque Isle has everything to offer that any other popular beach would have, such as, boating, fishing and swimming. When you can’t get away for too long, you can drive a short distance and spend the day at Presque Isle. Relax on the beach or enjoy yourself by immersing yourself in all that is offered to you at Presque Isle. Imagine just going a short distance for the day only to return home refreshed and rejuvenated.
Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Mutter Museum is located at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia. While some may find it strange others would find it extremely informative. We’ll let you decide. The museum consists of thousands of medical tools, along with, pathological and anatomical specimens, which have been preserved. Many of the tools and specimens once belonged to influential people in the medical and science fields. Even though you may not have a particular interest in medicine or science, one thing is clear, you will not be able to say this museum was dull. It is anything but that. You’ll just have to make the trip yourself to see just how interesting the Mutter Museum actually is. The museum is intended as an institution to educate visitors about how medicine and science have both evolved over the centuries.
This museum will be of particular interest to anyone who remembers the television show ‘The Three Stooges’. The museum owner has collected over 100,000 pieces of interesting Stooges memorabilia. You will see pieces from the various sets and movie props, personal items from the actors and rare posters. Guest can even catch up on some of ‘The Three Stooges’ episodes that they may have missed by visiting the museums 85-seat theater where ‘The Three Stooges’ films are shown throughout the day. You never know, if you take your kids along for the trip, they may just become Stooges fans themselves. We wouldn’t be surprised. Just keep in mind that this fun museum is only open on Thursdays. However, if you have a group of family and friends who would also be interested, the owners may just be convinced to accommodate you on another day of the week if you call them first. We would hate for you to make a special trip only to realize that the museum isn’t open. Plan accordingly.
Pretzels On Old Philadelphia Pike
Many people are familiar with the various brands of pretzels that are manufactured in Pennsylvania. However, many are unaware of the most popular pretzel location in Pennsylvania in a small Amish town called Intercourse, Pennsylvania. Visitors come here because they simply cannot believe the name of the city or they do believe it but just have to see it for themselves. If you are one of the tourists who just has to come to this small town to snap a picture of the sign that welcomes you or simply to tell your friends and family where you have been, don’t miss the chance to stop by Pretzels On Old Philadelphia Pike. Watch and learn how they make both soft and hard pretzels. A tour of the factory is both fun and informative. You may be among the few that will have the chance to purchase the soft pretzels made for the day. Once they are gone, they are gone.
Hershey, Pennsylvania can attract thousands of tourists a day. If you love candy but do not love the crowds, make your way to the Candy Americana Museum in Lititz, Pennsylvania inside the Wilbur Chocolate Co. There’s a name you may be familiar with, Wilbur Chocolates. Bet you didn’t know that Pennsylvania was also home of the Wilbur Chocolate Company? The museum tour will teach you about how chocolate is made. There are more than 1,000 candy molds, memorabilia, decorative boxes and tins. Some of the items on display date back to the 1800’s. You may find the 150 antique porcelain chocolate pots on display at the museum very interesting. Reminisce about a much simpler time in life by looking at some of the candies that you enjoyed when you were a kid. The best part of this tour is the chance to taste so many delicious varieties of candy.
Eckley Miners’ Village
Located in Weatherly, Pennsylvania in eastern Pennsylvania sits the village of Eckley. Eckley was a small village built in the 1850’s for mining laborers working in Council Ridge Colliery. Today, tourists walk the streets of Eckley to experience what it was like to live here during the mining era. They will see the shacks, which housed the unskilled slate pickers, small yet efficient single-family homes constructed for the superintendents and employers and clapboard houses. All of which are authentic to the time period and the era by which they were designed. If you want to take a step back in time and experience life as it was for the miners and their families, visit Eckley Miner’s Village. You’ll definitely appreciate the sacrifices that everyone had to make when they worked in the coal mines in the 1800’s.
Penn Hills Resort
There is no sense in trying to make a reservation at Penn Hills Resort in the Poconos since it’s been abandoned since 2009. However, it hasn’t been demolished. It is more like a ‘ghostly resort’. You still see remnants of a quirky hotel. Tourists will see where the two wedding bell shaped pools sit and the red heart shaped Jacuzzis, which each guest suite had. The resort’s tennis courts have been replaced with graffiti and a large tree. The design and architecture of the Pine Hills Resort attracts design enthusiasts who appreciate the style and design of what Pine Hills Resort used to be. While it may not be your final destination when en-route to the Poconos, you may appreciate stopping through for photo opportunities.
Built in 1935 by Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater is one of the most popular, private residences in the world. It was designed to look as though it were a part of the waterfall of Bear Run in Stewart Township, Pennsylvania. The waters seem to fall over the house, giving it the illusion of actually being a part of the waterfall. It looks like it is suspended in air. This lavishly designed home cost a mere $155,000. Time magazine felt as though Fallingwater was Lloyd Wright’s most beautiful work and Smithsonian’s Life List names it among the 28 places to “visit before you die.” Students travel from far away to see this masterpiece. There are a variety of student workshops offered at Fallingwater that help students to both write and illustrate vividly. Today, the house is considered a National Historic Landmark.