10 Free Things To Do in PA Now

Post by Wendy RoyalMay 22, 2017

1.   Independence Hall, Philadelphia

Visit the building where both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution were debated and adopted.      (more...)

2.   Hershey's Chocolate World, Hershey

Learn how the cocoa bean becomes a delicious Hershey bar. See, hear and smell the amazing process on the free wheelchair accessible tour.   (more...)

3.    Elk Country Visitor Center, Bennezette

See the largest elk herd in the Northeast at the Elk Country Visitors Center in Benezette. Learn about the elk through interactive exhibits, a multi-sensory 4-D theater and more.    (more...)

4.    Kinzua Sky Walk, Mt. Jewett

The Kinzua Sky Walk extends 640 feet into the Kinzua Gorge offering spectacular views. The skywalk was once part of the Kinzua Railroad Bridge, an engineering marvel that spanned the gorge 225 feet above the valley floor. A tornado destroyed the center section of the massive steel bridge in 2003. At the edge of the overlook, a partial glass bottom will give you goosebumps. Be sure to visit the Kinzua Bridge Visitors Center.  (more...)

5.    Covered Bridge Driving Tours, throughout PA

Pennsylvania has more covered bridges than anywhere in the country. With more and more of these treasures disappearing each year due to fire and deterioration, now is a good time to plan a covered bridge driving trip. From Philadephia and Lancaster County to Columbia-Montour and Washington- Greene Counties, you can find one of these scenic tours to be a leisurely homage to a bygone era.  (more...)

6.    The Splash Pad at Fairmount Park, Red Lion

Your kids will thank you for the chance to play at this great municipal park. It's not a waterpark but it is a great FREE way to beat the heat and have a great time.   (more...)

7.    Tom Ridge Environmental Center at Presque Isle

It's open year-round and offer free admission to our interactive exhibits,  glass-enclosed tower, and orientation movie. Learn about the history of Presque Isle and how you can contribute to keeping Pennsylvania's only seashore pristine and beautiful.    (more...)

8.    Presque Isle, Erie

This state park has 9 beaches where you can choose your experience. From family-friendly beaches to more remote and quiet retreats, this peninsula on Lake Erie is worth the trip from anywhere.   (more...)

9.    Appalachian Trail Museum, Gardners

Near the midpoint of the famous trail that runs from Georgia to Maine, the museum is located in Pine Creek Furnace State Park. Exhibits and a Children's Discovery area tell the story of the Appalachian Trail.    (more...)

10.  Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg

This is history up close. Drive through the park and stop at the monuments to get the full benefit of visiting the hallowed ground that extracted a toll of 51,000 casualties.   (more...)

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10 Free Things To Do in PA Now

Contributing Writer

Wendy Royal | Editor

Wendy Royal

Wendy Royal is the editor of Where & When, Pennsylvania's Travel Guide. Though she enjoys bragging about all that Pennsylvania has to offer, she is a life-long Lancaster County resident, who lives in Lititz with her husband.