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Bushkill Falls, Bushkill miniature villages at Roadside America, Shartlesville Sesame Place, Langhorne

Welcome to the Bigroads.com guide to the top 25 attractions in Pennsylvania!

The list below represents our opinionated selections for the top 25 attractions in the state of Pennsylvania. Please take note that this list is sorted alphabetically (and not by quality or rank).

This list is part of our top 25 USA attractions series.

Author/Contributor: Greg Parsons

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Bushkill Falls Waterfalls / Hiking Trails Bushkill nature park with trails to several waterfalls
Carnegie Museum of Natural History Natural History Museum / Dinosaur Museum Pittsburg excellent museum w/exhibits on skeletons, geology and more
Eastern State Penitentiary Prison Museum / Prison Tours Philadelphia one of the best decommissioned prisons open for tours in US
Fallingwater Historic Home Tours / Frank Lloyd Wright / Waterfall Mill Run world-famous architecture of a house over a waterfall
Gettysburg Museum & Visitor Center History Museum Gettysburg part visitor center, part excellent history museum
Gettysburg Museum of History History Museum Gettysburg privately-owned museum is great compliment to official park
Gettysburg National Cemetery Cemetery / Gravesites Gettysburg site of Gettsyburg Address & final resting spot for 1000s
Gettysburg National Military Park Battlefield Gettysburg site of one of the Civil War's most important & bloody battles
Great Allegheny Passage Trail ("GAP") Bike Path / Rail Trail Multiple towns one of the top rail trails in the U.S.A.; 400+ miles long
Hersheypark Amusement Park Hershey family-friendly theme park with 13 thrilling roller coasters
Independence National Historic Park History Museum Philadelphia "American's most historic square mile."
Knoebels Amusement Park Amusement Park Elysburg one of the most cherished amusement parks in PA
Lackawanna County Coal Mine Mine Tours Scranton go underground into an actual coal mine
Longwood Gardens Botanical Garden Kennett Square one of the largest and best gardens in the U.S.A.
National Civil War Museum History Museum Harrisburg one of the best Civil War-focused museums in the U.S.A.
Ohiopyle State Park Whitewater Rafting / Hiking Trails / Mountain Biking Ohiopyle one of the finest state parks in PA
Philadelphia Museum of Art Art Museum Philadelphia one of the USA's largest art museums
PNC Park Baseball Stadium Pittsburg one of the finest ballparks in the U.S.A.; home of the Pirates
Presque Isle State Park Beach / Hiking Trails / Bird-Watching Erie excellent beaches plus bike paths and hiking trails
Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania Railroad Museum Strasburg one of the best railroad museums in the U.S.A.
Reading Terminal Market Shopping Philadelphia delicious variety of foods, including the philly cheesesteak
Ricketts Glen State Park Waterfalls / Hiking Trails Benton one of the most dense collections of waterfalls in the U.S.A.
Senator John Heinz History Center History Museum Pittsburg Pennsylvania's largest history museum
Strasburg Rail Road Scenic Railroad Strasburg best scenic railroad journey in the state
Valley Forge National Historical Park History Museum King of Prussia famous winter camp of George Washington's troops

Bushkill Falls, Bushkill
Bushkill Falls, Bushkill

miniature villages at Roadside America, Shartlesville
miniature villages at Roadside America, Shartlesville

Cheesesteaks Are A Philadelphia Tradition
Cheesesteaks Are A Philadelphia Tradition

Trail Map at Ricketts Glen State Park, Benton
Trail Map at Ricketts Glen State Park, Benton

another waterfall within the Bushkill Falls park, Bushkill
another waterfall within the Bushkill Falls park, Bushkill

Roadside America, Shartlesville
Roadside America, Shartlesville

Sesame Place, Langhorne
Sesame Place, Langhorne


Here are a list of other great attractions in the state of Pennsylvania that we considered for the top 25 list above. Please email us @ gparsons66@hotmail.com if you think there are any other attractions of this quality that we should be considering, either for this runners-up list or for the top 25 attractions list itself.

Amish Experience, The Theater / Historic Home Tours / Amish Tours Bird-in-Hand
Barnes Foundation, The Art Museum Philadelphia
Bicycle Heaven Auto / Transportation Museum Pittsburgh
Camelbeach Mountain Waterpark Water Park Tannersville
Carnegie Science Center Science Museum / Children's Museum / Boat Museum / Planetarium Pittsburg
Chanticleer Botanical Garden Wayne
Choo Choo Barn: Traintown U.S.A. Railroad Museum Strasburg
Citizens Bank Park Baseball Stadium Philadelphia
Coca-Cola Park Baseball Stadium / Minor League Baseball Allentown
D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery Breweries / Brewery Tours Pottsville
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Nature Park / Hiking Trails / Waterfalls / Canoeing / Kayaking Multiple towns
Dingmans Falls / Silver Thread Falls Waterfalls Dingman Township
Duquesne Incline Incline / Cog Railway / Observation Deck / Scenic Views Pittsburgh
Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park Lancaster
Ephrata Cloister History Museum Ephrata
Flight 93 National Memorial Memorial Stoystown
Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations Factory Tour York
Harrah's Philadelphia Casino and Racetrack Casino / Horse Racing Chester
Heinz Field Football Stadium Pittsburg
Herr's Snack Factory Factory Tour Nottingham
Hershey Chocolate World Factory Tour Hershey
Hickory Hollow Horse Farm Horseback Riding Gettysburg
Hickory Run State Park Geologic Attraction / Hiking Trails White Haven
Idlewild & SoakZone Amusement Park / Water Park Ligonier
Independence Hall History Museum / Living History Museum Philadelphia
Indian Echo Caverns Cave / Cave Tours Hummelstown
Kennywood Amusement Park West Mifflin
Kinzua Bridge State Park Bridge / Scenic Views Mt. Jewett
Liberty Bell, The / Liberty Bell Center Monument Philadelphia
Mount Washington Urban/City Park / Scenic Views Pittsburg
National Aviary Bird Sanctuary Pittsburg
National Constitution Center History Museum Philadelphia
National Museum of American Jewish History History Museum / Religious Attraction Philadelphia
Phipps Conservatory Botanical Garden Pittsburg
Roadside America Roadside Attraction Shartlesville
Sesame Place Amusement Park Langhorne
Sight and Sound Theatres Theater / Religious Attraction Strasburg


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