Pennsylvania Top 10 Attractions

6: Independence National Park and the Liberty Bell

Independence National Park and the Liberty Bell
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Bev Sykes

Independence National Park has an amazing surfeit of historical architecture and preserved sites over the 55 acre area. Have a tour of the historical Independence Hall, Congress Hall and Franklin's Court. Benjamin Franklin's life in displays of artifacts and exhibits comprise a museum dedicated to him. George Washington and John Adams each lived in the house at Pennsylvania State Capitol. The Liberty Bell is one of the most significant symbols of the America's struggle for independence at the end of the 18th century. You can watch the Bell free of cost and explore the history of Bell's crack and inner workings. Also watch a short History Channel film, available in different languages showing how abolitionists, suffragists and other groups adopted the Bell as its symbol of freedom.

Address: 6th St & Market St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Website: www.nps.gov

7: Valley Forge National Historical Park

Valley Forge National Historical Park
Photo Courtesy: Flickr/Thomas

The site of one of the most important battles of the American Revolution is spread over 3500 acres of beautiful grounds. Visitors come here to absorb history, tour the monuments and see the 'first Pentagon' where General Washington achieved military strategy. Revel in a planned tour by trolley, bicycle or on foot. Attributes of the flowers and trees are explained by naturists. Shopping at the Encampment Store at the Visitor Center, one may also see displays of interest.

Address: 1400 N Outer Line Dr King of Prussia, PA 19406
Website: www.nps.gov

8: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Photo Courtesy: flickr/Martin

Natural beauty abounds when you pay a visit to the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pennsylvania. You can look forward to a truly fascinating tour of this venue where you will enjoy everything from stunning flower displays and collections through to artwork and exhibits. There are various events held here over the course of the year such as flower shows and the Party in the Tropics event. You can also enjoy the beauty and delights of the Butterfly Forest, which helps to add to the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Address: 1 Schenley Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

9: Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary
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This former Philadelphia prison is a place that fascinates many visitors who head over to enjoy a guided tour of this sprawling structure. You will benefit from a combination of experiences when you come to this penitentiary. You can explore the artwork that now adorns the walls of the building, look forward to hands on experiences, and delve into the fascinating past of the place with experiences such as taking a look at Al Capone’s cell.

Address: 2027 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130

10: Presque Isle State Park

Presque Isle State Park
Photo Courtesy: flickr/sgilsdorf

Situated in Erie, Pennsylvania, this is a park that offers incredible natural beauty making it perfect for those who love spending time outdoors. You will find plenty of recreational opportunities to enjoy here too, from excellent walking trails through to beaches and the marina. When it comes to outdoor activities you can look forward to a wide choice of options such as swimming, boating, and hiking. It is also an ideal place for those who are into wildlife as you can enjoy activities such as bird watching.

Address: 1 Peninsula Drive, Erie, PA 16505

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