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Pittsburgh’s Fountain of Youth in North Park

What would it be like to stay young forever? Or maybe just to rewind 10 or 20 years? Would you do anything differently? Society has been obsessed with reversing time pretty much since the beginning of time. This is why when you see a stone structure marked “Fountain of Youth” along a road outside of …

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Four Must-Do Chocolate-Themed Attractions in Hershey

If you are a first-time visitor to Hershey it’s my guess you are probably making the trip in order to experience the town’s one-of-a-kind connection to chocolate. There are tons of fascinating things to do in the Harrisburg and Hershey area, but if it is your first time in the area the chocolate attractions are …

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The Everett Railroad Allows You To Experience the Power of Steam

My boys have always been fans of railroads (If we are being honest, so have I). Maybe it’s genetic since my father is also a railfan and I grew up making model railroads and learning about steam engines with him. Naturally, when we had the opportunity to visit the Everett Railroad in Hollidaysburg, we all …

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Finding Mister Rogers Neighborhood at the Heinz History Center

There is a lot of excitement in the air these days with the upcoming Mr. Rogers movie. Fred Rogers was such an iconic figure here in Pittsburgh that you can find tributes to his legacy in many different places around the area. One of my favorites is the Mister Rogers Neighborhood exhibit at the Heinz …

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Gettysburg’s Shriver House Museum Tells the Civilian Experience

We’ve all read about the horrors of the Civil War but it is often easy to forget the toll these battles took on the local citizens. Once the troops moved on, it didn’t mean that it was over for the townspeople. Instead, the armies left their injured and dead men and horses behind, along with …

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Morris Arboretum: North America’s Last Victorian Fernery

When you think of Philadelphia, Victorian gardens might not be the first thing that comes to mind. It might surprise you then that there are quite a few gardens right outside of the city. One of these is Morris Arboretum, started by John and Lydia Morris, a wealthy brother and sister. Although it was started …

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Exploring West Overton Village The Birthplace Of Henry Clay Frick

It’s no secret there are many hidden historical gems right here in Westmoreland County. One of these gems is West Overton Village, located just outside of Scottsdale in Westmoreland County.  West Overton was founded by Henry Overholt in the early 1800s but it was his son Abraham Overholt that took the Overholt farm from a …

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Six Things to Ride at Lake Erie’s Waldameer Park

  Located along the banks of Pennsylvania’s Lake Erie is one of only thirteen trolley parks left in the United States. Meaning “woods by the sea” in German, Waldameer Park is the fourth oldest park in Pennsylvania and the tenth oldest park in the nation.    When you head to any amusement park, one of …

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DelGrosso’s Interactive Lazy River With a View

Nothing says summer relaxation like some quality time floating in a lazy river. While there are places in the area where you can actually float on the river, if the man made variety is more your speed, then this 1,200-foot lazy river at DelGrosso’s Amusement Park & Laguna Splash is something that you have to …

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Horseshoe Curve: Western Pennsylvania’s Engineering Marvel

If you have ever been to Altoona, Pennsylvania you have probably figured out that the town has a rich history with railroading. This history is evident not only by noticing the current rail industry in the town, but also the many references that can be found regarding railroaders, railroading, and of course, the famous Horseshoe …

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Ohiopyle, the Ferncliff Peninsula, and the Ferncliff Hotel

Recently, I was lucky enough to have a day off of work so I decided to take an adventure over to nearby Fayette County. While I usually focus on the variety of attractions available in Westmoreland and Allegheny Counties, Fayette County also has a huge variety of attractions, many of which highlight the area’s natural …

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There’s More to Lake Erie Shores & Islands Than Rollercoasters

Winter in the northeast can be brutal. As soon as January rolls around, we are already dreaming of when spring will appear. While many of our usual summer activities have to be suspended for the cold months, I am always looking for ways to get the family out of the house and enjoying destinations that we may have not been to before. Lake Erie Shores & Islands are best known for Cedar Point — and Cedar Point’s roller coasters. However, as we found out on a recent visit to the area, there is so much more to do than just ride roller coasters. 

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