Things To Do In Pennsylvania
Susquehanna Valleys – Central

The central region of the state offers lots of things to do in Pennsylvania on a family vacation getaway.

Don’t miss the wildlife park! Spend some time walking through the area and meeting some animals!

From historical houses to tours of caves to a trolley tour, there’s a variety of things to do and see.

Visit the Keystone State all four seasons for fun in the great outdoors, great food, great shopping and the best tourist attractions around.

You’ll find a nice selection of attractions the whole family will love to visit.

Centre County PA

Centre Furnace Mansion
1001 E College Ave
State College PA 16801

Open all year Wed, Fri, Sun 1-4 PM

Home of ironmaster Moses Thompson. Includes 19th century period furnishings and gardens.
State College PA Hotels


Curtin Village
Milesburg PA
814-355-1982 or 814-357-6981
Milesburg PA Hotels

Mid May to October – Mon-Fri 10 AM-3 PM, Sat 10 AM-4 PM, Sunday 12-4 PM

Former iron plantation from the early 1800s to the early 1900s owned by the Roland Curtin family. Andrew Curtin was a governor in PA during the Civil War era.

See the mansion with its period furnishings and architecture. Visit the waterwheel and furnace with historical tools and machines on display.

Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park

222 Penns Cave Road
Centre Hall PA 16828


Caverns – February to December. Hours vary, see website
Wildlife Park – April – November. See website for hours.

  • Cavern is all water
  • 90 minute wildlife tour
  • 1 hour motorboat tour

Pennsylvania State University
State College PA

Visit one or more of the following on your walk around the campus:

  • The Arboretum at Penn State – 35 acres with 17,000+ plants. Also has a demonstration garden and plans for a children’s garden.
  • Berkey Creamery, Bigler and Curtin Rds
    Enjoy ice cream and sherbet at the largest US creamery at a university. Mon-Thurs 7 AM-10 PM, Fri 7 AM-11 PM, Sat 8 AM-11 PM, Sun 9 AM-10 PM
  • The Bryce Jordan Center
    127 Bryce Jordan Center
    University Park PA 16802

Has various events and concerts throughout the year

  • Center for the Performing Arts
    University Park PA 16802
    814-863-0255 or 800-ARTS-TIX
    Various performances held during the year.
  • Pennsylvania Centre Stage
    116 Arts Building
    University Park PA 16802
    Professional theatre performances
  • Enjoy a Penn State football game, basketball, wrestling, soccer, field hockey, cross country events, volleyball and more intercollegiate sports.
  • Visit different museums and art galleries located around the campus and Old Main.

Woodward Cave
Woodward Cave Dr
Woodward PA 16882

One of the things to do in Pennsylvania open Mid April to beginning of October

Bring a jacket, wear non slip shoes

  • Cave tours
  • Campground has electric (with water hookup) and non electric sites
  • Cabins available for rental

Lycoming County PA


Williamsport Trolley Tour
Williamsport PA
Williamsport PA Hotels

June through August

Trolley can be boarded at 3 locations:
Peter Herdic Transportation Museum
Susquehanna State Park – you can book a Hiawatha Riverboat tour on the Susquehanna River and board at the dock in the park.
Third Street Parking Garage

Ride the trolley and see Victorian Williamsport, Millionaire’s Row, Memorial Park and Brandon Park.

Has a haunted trolley tour in October and a tour to see light displays in December.

Northumberland County PA

The Hunter House
1150 N Front Street
Sunbury PA 17801

March to December Mon, Wed, Fri 1-4 PM

Artifacts, displays, exhibits and information on the French and Indian War and the American Revolution.

Have fun with all the things to do in Pennsylvania in this region of PA on a vacation!

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