As a big fan of trains, I love finding local excursion trains whenever I travel. Even though I’ve ridden thousands of miles on regular passenger trains, there is still something fun about hopping onboard a tourist railroad for a short tour through the region’s countryside….
Pennsylvania is blessed to be home to more than a dozen short line railroads that operate excursion trains all over the state. However, the majority of these are concentrated in the eastern and central parts of the state, leaving those in western Pennsylvania with few…READ MORE
In many zoos around the country, reptiles are relegated to a single building in the back corner. True, many take the time to see the snakes, gators, and lizards housed here, but it’s often an afterthought to the main attractions like the big cats, elephants,…READ MORE
As a kid, I visited Pennsylvania Dutch Country A LOT with my parents. And, while many of the things they liked to do were lost on a hyperactive child, one place that we almost always visited was Hershey’s Chocolate World. Situated in Hershey, Pennsylvania, next…READ MORE
If you’re driving on Route 8 north of Butler, Pennsylvania, you might be forgiven for thinking you’ve come across a crashed spaceship on the side of the road. However, this “spaceship” isn’t a spaceship at all. In fact, it’s a B-2, or at least, it’s…READ MORE
When it comes to zoos in Pennsylvania, the Philadelphia Zoo and the Pittsburgh Zoo get most of the attention. However, there are several other wildlife parks in Pennsylvania that deserve the attention of travelers as well. One of these is the Living Treasures Wild Animal…READ MORE