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Thursday, May 21, 2009

50 Great Places to take your Kids within 50 Miles

developed by the
Upper Moreland Free Public Library


Briar Bush Nature Center
12 acre park with bird observatory & preschoolers' discovery den.
1212 Edge Hill Rd, Abington

Delaware Valley Historical Aircraft Association
Aircraft museum and historic aircraft.
1155 Easton Road, Horsham

Elmwood Park Zoo
Small zoo.
Ideal for young children.
1661 Harding Blvd, Norristown

Four Mills Nature Preserve
Trails on 51 acres, museum with child-oriented nature displays.
12 Morris Rd, Ambler

Freddy Hill Farms
Featuring miniature golf, a driving range, batting cages,
a farm zoo, homemade ice cream and fresh milk.
1440 Sumneytown Pike, Lansdale

Glencairn Museum
Educates visitors about the history of religion
using art & artifacts from a variety of cultures & time periods.
1001 Cathedral Rd, Bryn Athyn

Graeme Park
A colonial governor's residence.
859 County Line Rd, Horsham

Green Lane Park & Nature Center
Workshops, nature studies, hiking.
Rte 63 & Rte 29, Green Lane

Hope Lodge & Mather Mill
In 1777 Washington's troops camped here after battle of Germantown.
House was Surgeon-General's Headquarters.
Mather Mill is a 200 year-old grist mill.
553 South Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington

Pennypack Farm
Learn about sustainable local food systems.
685 Mann Road, Horsham

Upper Moreland Free Public Library
Providing access to diverse information, life-long learning,
and cultural enrichment.
109 Park Ave, Willow Grove

Valley Forge National Historical Park
Visit the historic Revolutionary War site.
More than 3,600 acres of rolling hills and well-worn trails.
1400 N Outer Line Dr, King of Prussia


Bucks County River Country
(Please check website or call for directions.)
Rafting, canoeing, kayaking & tubing outings on the Delaware River.
2 Walters Lane, Point Pleasant

Carousel Village at Indian Walk
Enjoy a ride on antique 1890 carousel or 1/3 scale locomotive.
591 Rte 413, Wrightstown

Central Park
Park featuring Kids' Castle, an eight story wooden playground.
425 Wells Road, Doylestown

Fonthill Museum
Henry Mercer's home - laden with treasures
from his travels plus his world famous tiles.
E. Court St & Rte 313, Doylestown

Giggleberry Fair Giggleberry Mountain, Discovery Land
and lots more at Peddler’s Village.
Rte 202 & Rte 263, New Hope

Historic Fallsington
300 year-old village recreating early Quaker community.
4 Yardley Ave, Fallsington

James A. Michener Art Museum
Home to a world-class collection of
Pennsylvania Impressionism.
138 South Pine Street, Doylestown

Mercer Museum
Displays of furnishings, folk art & implements of Early America.
84 S. Pine St, Doylestown

New Hope & Ivyland Railroad
Authentic operating museum.
32 W. Bridge St, New Hope

Peace Valley Park
Walk the beautiful shores of Lake Galena
or visit the Nature Center.
230 Creek Rd, New Britain

Ralph Stover State Park
45-acre park offering rock climbing, picnicking and fishing.
Stover Park Rd & State Park Rd, Pipersville

Sesame Place
Experience Sesame Street together through
whirling rides, water slides, colorful shows & furry friends.
100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne

Tyler State Park
1,711 acres of park roads, trails, and facilities along Neshaminy Creek.
101 Swamp Rd, Newtown

Washington Crossing Historic Park
Picturesque setting with 13 historic buildings.
1112 River Road, Washington's Crossing


American Helicopter Museum/Education Center
Currently displays over 35 civilian and military
helicopters, autogiros and convertiplanes.
1220 American Blvd, West Chester

Brandywine River Museum
American art in a 19th century gristmill,
including paintings by 3 generations of Wyeths.
Rte 1 & 100, Chadds Ford

Springton Manor Farm
300 acre demonstration farm, animals and nature trail.
860 Springton Rd, Glenmoore

Brandywine Battlefield
Historic Site Encompasses 650 acres of
horticultural collections, rare plant specimens, ancient trees,
historic buildings, and extensive hiking trails.
1491 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford

Longwood Gardens
1,050 acres of woodlands, gardens, conservatories, and fountains open year-round.
1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square

Tyler Arboretum
A place where history, horticulture, and natural habitats come together.
515 Painter Rd, Media


Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Features world-class roller coasters and 22 twisting water slides.
3830 Dorney Park Rd, Allentown


Crayola Factory
Color, draw, paint and create with the latest Crayola products.
30 Centre Square, Easton


Academy of Natural Sciences
Dinosaurs, animal dioramas & children's hands-on museum.
19th St & Ben Franklin Parkway

African American Museum in Philadelphia
Houses and interprets the life and work of African Americans.
701 Arch Street

Elfreth's Alley
Museum Considered oldest continuously occupied street in America.
126 Elfreth's Alley (on 2nd St between Race and Arch)

Fireman's Hall
Firefighting equipment from 1730 to present.
147 N. 2nd St

Fort Mifflin
Historic site of 1777 Battle.
Tour features weapons and uniforms.
Fort Mifflin Rd & Hog Island Rd

Franklin Institute Science Museum and Fels Planetarium
Multi-faceted hands-on Science Museum & Tuttleman IMAX Theater.
222 North 20th St

Franklin Square
History comes alive with mini-golf, a carousel, storytelling and more!
200 N 6th St

Independence Seaport Museum
Interactive exhibits demonstrate early times. Also visit Naval Flagships.
Penn's Landing

Mummers Museum
History of the parades, from costumes to instruments.
1100 South 2nd St

National Museum of American Jewish History
Exhibits featuring artifacts, documents and photographs.
55 N. 5th St

Philadelphia Zoo
Special features include children’s zoo, Big Cat Falls, and Primate Reserve.
3400 W. Girard Ave

Please Touch Museum
Unique, fun-filled environment for young children.
4231 Avenue of the Republic; Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park


Adventure Aquarium
See sharks, seals, stingrays & other sea creatures. Ferry from Penn's Landing.
1 Aquarium Dr, Camden

Battleship New Jersey
Learn what life was like for a battleship sailor.
100 Clinton Street, Camden

Cowtown Rodeo
Cowtown is the oldest weekly running rodeo in the U.S.
780 Route #40, Pilesgrove

Howell Living History Farm
Workhorse rides, etc.
70 Wooden's Ln, Lambertville

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