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Tour a real U.S. submarine that spied on America's foes from the depths of the Cold War.
Exhibits, film, and relics recount the deadly wall of water that destroyed most of Johnstown in 1889.
Art professor's museum exhibits examples of human tinkering of animals and organisms though breeding and genetic manipulation.
Robotics exhibits include full-size replicas of famous Hollywood robots, and demonstration robots that outperform humans.
Travel by rail into a mountain to experience the dark, chilly world of an anthracite coal mine.
A dozen restored highway haulers highlight this indoor "national showplace" of the bus industry, part of the AACA Museum.
Largest public collection of venerated saint and martyr bones fill the walls of a Catholic church.
Automated ride through a fake chocolate factory.
Largest museum in the world dedicated solely to the Civil War. Don't miss the bloody battlefield amputation diorama, and a chance to pepper touch screen Lincoln with questions.
Two multi-story buildings and an adjacent lot are the candy-colored playscape of resident artist Randy Gilson.
Artists Mr. Arm and Velda von Minx exhibit vintage taxidermy, antique medical devices, weaponry, coffins, sculptures and more.
Crazy art installation -- a crashed Cold War plane crunched onto the pavement. The glow of magenta lights through windows reveals dozens of potted plants growing inside!
Government weapon, alien craft, or giant squirrel food?
Buried. Boiled. Reburied. Revolutionary War general's replica death blockhouse.
Tour a massive old prison.
Where Edwin Drake sparked America's first oil boom -- in Pennsylvania?
Even if you miss Phil the Groundhog's prognostication, there are things to see in Punxsutawney. Like Phil.
Pet a hissing cockroach and skeeve at a Model Infested Kitchen.
World class collection of medical oddities for your thoughtful perusal.
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- Allenwood: Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
- Altoona: Wall That Heals Replica [tips]
- Archbald: World's Largest Glacial Pothole [tips]
- Ashland: Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine Tour
- Ashland: Mother Monument
- Bedford: Coffee Pot-shaped building
- Bradford: Zippo/Case Visitors Center
- Centralia: Town Atop a Mine Fire
- Clearfield: World's Largest Burgers
- Coudersport: Ice Mine [tips]
- Doylestown: Fonthill, Concrete Castle Home
- Doylestown: Mercer Museum
- Easton: The Crayola Experience
- Eckley: Restored Miners' Village [tips]
- Erie: "Mad" Anthony Kettle of Death
- Erie: "Mad" Anthony Burial Blockhouse
- Frackville: Pioneer Woman
- Hamburg: Cabela's - High Temple of Taxidermy
- Harrisburg: National Civil War Museum
- Hellam: Shoe House
- Hellerton: Lost River Caverns [tips]
- Hershey: Chocolate World
- Hershey: Indian Echo Caverns
- Hopwood: Laurel Caverns
- Indiana: Jimmy Stewart statue
- Indiana: Jimmy Stewart Museum [tips]
- Intercourse: Most Stolen Town Sign
- Jim Thorpe: Jim Thorpe's Grave [tips]
- Jim Thorpe: The Old Jail [tips]
- Kecksburg: The Space Acorn
- Kutztown: Crystal Cave Park
- Lancaster: Big Amish Statues
- Ligonier: Storybook Forest [tips]
- Linesville: Where the Ducks Walk on The Fish
- Mars: Spaceship in Town Named Mars
- New Paris: Gravity Hill [tips]
- North Huntingdon: Big Mac Museum
- Orrtanna: Mr. Ed's Elephant Museum
- Pen Argyl: Jayne Mansfield's Grave
- Philadelphia: Eastern State Penitentiary
- Philadelphia: Grumman Greenhouse
- Philadelphia: Insectarium
- Philadelphia: Mummer's Museum
- Philadelphia: Museum of Mourning Art
- Philadelphia: Mutter Museum
- Philadelphia: Saint Displayed in a Glass Altar
- Philadelphia: Walk-Thru Heart, Franklin Institute
- Phoenixville: Blobfest [tips]
- Pithole: Vanished Oil Boom City
- Pittsburgh: 20-Foot-Tall Steelworkers of Iron
- Pittsburgh: 5,000 Religious Relics
- Pittsburgh: Center for PostNatural History
- Pittsburgh: Itty-Bitty Western Pennsylvania
- Pittsburgh: Randyland
- Pittsburgh: Roboworld
- Pittsburgh: Stephen Foster's Lucky Toe
- Pittsburgh: U.S.S. Requin, Cold War Sub
- Punxsutawney: Weather Capital of the World and Gobbler's Knob and Phil the Groundhog
- Reading: Anchor from USS Maine [tips]
- Reading: The Pagoda [tips]
- Schellsburg: Storyland, Pied Piper
- Scranton: Houdini Museum [tips]
- Somerset: Quecreek Miner Rescue Memorial [tips]
- Shartlesville: Roadside America
- Shippensburg: Giant Paint Can [tips]
- Shippensburg: Tiny World
- Strasburg: "Amos" the Big Amish Man [tips]
- Strasburg: Choo-Choo Barn [tips]
- Strasburg: Red Caboose Motel [tips]
- Swissvale: Trundle Manor - House of Oddities
- Titusville: Drake Well Museum
- Warminster: The Human Centrifuge
- West Chester: QVC Studio Tour
- York: Weightlifting Hall of Fame