Visit the USA: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is home to an array of historic locations, preserving important buildings and artefacts of the American Revolutionary War located in Harrisburg, Lancaster, Gettysburg, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia. Garden lovers will get the opportunity to explore stunning scenic hiking trails and botanical gardens, while families can look forward to the PA water park. Even art aficionados will be delighted to know that there’s plenty of unforgettable art galleries that contain world-renowned sculptures and paintings. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what you can do while visiting Pennsylvania.

Phipps Conservatory

Initially founded in 1898 by Henry Phipps, the Phipps Conservatory was essentially built as a gift to the Pittsburgh city and features Victorian-style greenhouses and public gardens which are listed on the National Register when it comes to Historic Places. Its primary purpose is to educate and entertain. The conservatory, featuring a total of 14 rooms, is filled with a plethora of exotic plants from across the globe, including spices, tropical fruits, orchids, ferns, palm trees, and a desert garden with a mind-blowing chandelier which was made by Dale Chihuly. You will also find loads of exceptional gardens outside along with a café and a decent gift shop.

Rodin Museum

Situated in Philadelphia, the Rodin Museum features the biggest collection of Auguste Rodin’s sculptures, apart from Paris, which was initially opened in 1929. The items were all donated by Jules Mastbaum, who is a philanthropist and business magnate, in the hopes that the works will enrich the lives of its citizens. The building features a Beaux-Arts-style and is surrounded by a French sculpture garden. The Thinker, which is Rodin’s most popular work, is located on the outside of the small museum which is one of the highlights when visiting.

Hershey Park

Hershey Park, which is located next to the famous Hershey Chocolate Factory, opened its doors back in 1906 which the family decided to open an amusement park for its employees. Today, it’s a phenomenal theme park that offers more than 70 different rides and attractions, including numerous metal and wooden roller coasters, a zoo, a water park, and an observation tower. The park also comes equipped with an amphitheatre along with plenty of restaurants for gluten-free meals and more. You can even see how chocolate is made by participating in a free ride in the Chocolate Factory.

Andy Warhol Museum

Born in Pittsburgh in 1929, Andy Warhol was a world-leading Pop Art artist and you will get the opportunity to see most of his work in the seven-story museum which contains a permanent collection of his works, including an extensive archive of documents which relates to the artist himself. During your visit, you are more than welcome to try the art techniques used by Warhol and try your hand at blotted line drawing, acetate collage, and silk screening. The museum is also home to performing arts, concerts, lectures, film screenings, and more. There’s even a fantastic gift shop and restaurant when you want to get off your feet.