Defunct Roadside Attractions in PA - Long Gone S01E01
Roadside Explorers present the series premiere episode of Long Gone, our new documentary series on the history of roadside attractions that are no longer in operation. Each episode will feature multiple lost attractions as well as showcasing defunct amusement parks and theme parks as well as past Americana travel culture in general.
We hope you'll enjoy this first episode and if you do like, subscribe and drop a comment and we will make more episodes. There are so many lost attractions that need to be researched and documented!
The first episode of season one features five lost attractions from the state of Pennsylvania:
* The National Wax Museum of Lancaster County Heritage - Lancaster, PA (1969-2006)
* Fairyland Forest - Conneaut Lake, PA (1960-1985)
* The Grand View Point Ship Hotel - Bedford, PA (1927-2001)
* America Wonderland - Denver, PA (196?-198?)
* Bazaar of All Nations - Upper Darby, PA (1960-1993)
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We're traveling the northeast US to explore as many unique, interesting, fun or beautiful points of interest we can find. These include roadside attractions, museums, amusement/theme parks, fairs & carnivals, events/festivals, nature sights, hiking trails, nice towns, markets & more. Our first area to cover will be the central Pennsylvania area and places near the Mason-Dixon PA/MD state line. We hope to eventually travel the entire east coast and the entire country documenting as many things worth seeing and doing as possible. So please subscribe and like our videos so we can get there!
AN AUGUST 1975 VISIT TO WALNUT ACRES, PENNS CREEK, PA
Turn the clock back to 1975 as we take a ten-minute photo slide visit to a precious property that exists no longer. This is the very birth of organic farming. How we wish this wonderful place was still in operation.
Places to see in ( Philadelphia - USA )
Places to see in ( Philadelphia - USA )
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s largest city, is notable for its rich history, on display at the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall (where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed) and other American Revolutionary sites. Also iconic are the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, immortalized by Sylvester Stallone’s triumphant run in the film Rocky.
Blessed with the glamour and culture of a big city, 'Philly' as it's affectionately known, also delights visitors with its rich history and small-town charm. By the late 19th century Philly had evolved into the 'Workshop of the World.' Its industries generated abundant wealth, which funded large construction projects, including City Hall and the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, and filled cultural storehouses such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Penn Museum. Experiments in architecture and social policy resulted in buildings like Eastern State Penitentiary, while philanthropist Dr Albert C Barnes built up an astounding collection of art for public consumption. This spirit of civic pride and sharing continues in contemporary projects such as Isaiah Zagar's Philadelphia's Magic Gardens.
Declared a World Heritage City by Unesco in 2015, Philadelphia was at the heart of US colonial and revolutionary history. Founded by British Quaker William Penn in the late 17th century, the 'City of Brotherly Love' cherishes and protects its earliest days within the Independence National Historical Park of the Old City. Visiting original institutions such as Independence Hall and the seeing iconic landmarks like the Liberty Bell will help you appreciate the deep passion for freedom that motivated the new nation's founders. Excellent museums devoted to the Constitution, the American Revolution and Benjamin Franklin round out that education.
Philadelphia is home to many national historical sites that relate to the founding of the United States. Independence National Historical Park is the center of these historical landmarks being one of the country's 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed, and the Liberty Bell are the city's most famous attractions. Other national historic sites include the homes of Edgar Allan Poe and Thaddeus Kosciuszko, early government buildings like the First and Second Banks of the United States, Fort Mifflin, and the Gloria Dei (Old Swedes') Church.
The city contains many art museums, such as the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Rodin Museum, which holds the largest collection of work by Auguste Rodin outside France. The city's major art museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is one of the largest art museums in the world. The long flight of steps to the Art Museum's main entrance became famous after the film Rocky (1976).
A lot to see in Philadelphia such as :
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Independence National Historical Park
Philadelphia City Hall
Art Museum Steps
Reading Terminal Market
Eastern State Penitentiary
Philadelphia's Magic Gardens
Please Touch Museum
The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Betsy Ross House
Italian Market, Philadelphia
Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
USS New Jersey (BB-62)
Ben Franklin Bridge
Independence Seaport Museum
One Liberty Observation Deck
ONE Liberty Place
Wissahickon Valley Park
Spruce Street Harbor Park
Museum of the American Revolution
Shofuso Japanese House and Garden
John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum
United States Mint
Fragments of Franklin Court
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site
Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse
( Philadelphia - USA ) is well know as a tourist destination because of the variety of places you can enjoy while you are visiting Philadelphia . Through a series of videos we will try to show you recommended places to visit in Philadelphia - USA
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Day 1 of 3 - Bike tour // Philadelphia to Delaware Water Gap - Day 1, Upper Black Eddy, PA
Day 1 of my two Day trip to the Delaware Water Gap by bicycle in May of 2017. The first day was to Upper Black Eddy, PA. Just over 70 miles, stopping in New Hope, PA for Lunch along the Delaware.
Adventure Cycling Association Atlantic Coast Maps
Hoodlebug Rail Trail from Blairsville to Indiana, PA and back
This is the Hoodlebug Trail, a rail trail in Western Pennsylvania (Indiana County) running from Blairsville to Indiana. It is 10 miles long (16km) , and follows the abandoned Indiana branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The trail passes through Homer City, PA; where the iconic view of the Homer City Power Plant dominates the skyline. The video was made on December 22, 2017 (just before Christmas) right after my last day of work before the holiday. The trail can be accessed at Saylor Park, where it joins the larger Ghost Town Trail (see previous videos for more info.). I began near the southern end at Blacklick, PA, and rode North to Indiana. It got dark on the return trip, so I used timelapse (which is better for low light). This video includes both still images and video. Two cameras were used; a bike mounted GoPro 5, and a Nikkon S9900 digital point and shoot (hand held camera). I attempted to mix the images from the bike with the pictures and hand camera to depict the experience. The first 20-25 minutes or so, I actually go South to the Southern end of the trail, before heading North through Blacklick, PA; where the trail shares the road before entering Saylor Park. I spent a good deal of time in and around Saylor Park, and looking at the creek, before heading North to Indiana, PA. I have included some backwards timelapses taken from the back of my bike to show forward progression on the trail. The scenes progress from dark to light (these are mostly toward the end). -As an interesting side note, the fourth stack at the Homer CIty Power plant (shown several times in the distance in this video) is the tallest chimney/ smokestack in the USA at the time of this video's publication. The stack towers 1,217' in the air (nearly 1/4 mile or 371m). The largest in the world is in Kazakistan and only about 150' taller. Canada has a 1,247' stack, making the Homer City stack the 3rd tallest smoke stack in the world.
19 Spots for Epic Photos of Philadelphia
Without a doubt, Philadelphia is one of my favorite places to photograph in Pennsylvania. Over my many visits, I’ve found many fantastic spots for photos of Philly’s skyline.
kettle creek 2017 ( PA trout fishing)
annual trout camp at kettle creek
Bellefonte Ride Around Town
Nice comfy town in Pa. I love it there!
Red Mill Road | Bloomsburg,PA | Aerial Video Tour
Less than a mile from the Town of Bloomsburg this 18+ acre parcel of land offers magnificent views of the Susquehanna Valley surrounded by beautiful natural wooded areas. Very rare opportunity to purchase land this close to town with easy access to Rt. 42 and Rt. 11. Geisinger is a 15 minute drive. I-80 and the Buckhorn exchange are also nearby. Electric, Natural Gas, Public Water/Sewer available at street. It's an ideal location for building your private estate. Are you looking to develop? Seller is providing a township recorded sketch plan (available upon request) for possible future development. Developer inquiries welcome. Call Michael Fritz 570-441-6133. Listing agent is related to the seller.
Explore the Pennsylvania Wilds
The Pennsylvania Wilds invites to you to come play in our backyard! Miles of trails, Wild & Scenic waterways, spectacular views, and so much more!