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Doylestown, Pennsylvania - Kids Castle' - Biggest Playground Castle Ever
Kids' Castle is by far the biggest playground Castle ever created. It is located in Doylestown's Central Park. The Castle is huge, topping out at a height of 8 stories! Inside the castle is a maze of walkways, ramps, stairways, crawl spaces, and ladders that would make M.C. Escher jealous.
There are two spiral slide that take you from the top floor to the ground really quick (you may end up with an atomic wedgie, but it's worth the ride).
On the lower level there is a gravity-controlled fireman's pole ride that automatically lifts itself back into position. My kids couldn't stop riding it. If you come with kids good luck keeping up with them in the castle as walkways quickly turn into crawl spaces that can be pretty tight for a grown up. The area around the Castle has swings, a pirate ship, front gate house, and plenty of benches for parents to take a load off.
Kids Castle is the perfect pit stop if you're traveling between Easton, PA and Philadelphia as we were on this trip going from the Crayola Experience to the Philly Zoo.[E. Barone, 09/30/2014]
- 425 Wells Rd, Doylestown, PA
- Central Park, just SW of intersection of US Hwy 202 and Hwy 611. Free parking.
- Daily - dawn to dusk.
Custer, South Dakota - Buffalo Herd of Statues
The owners who did the Buffalo community art project on Custer street corners have six in front of their house at 245 South 8th St.[Wm Henderson, 09/30/2014]
- Custer St., Custer, SD
- On various downtown street corners. There are several at the intersection of 6th St. and US Hwy 16/Custer St.
Joplin, Missouri - Volkswagen Beetle Hydrant Crash
Pretty Bert and a great hamburger joint a block away. What more could you ask for?[Vance Erwin, 09/29/2014]
- 4130 South Main Street, Joplin, MO
- Volks Avanti Insurance. S Main St and W 42nd St.
Austin, Texas - Giant Sofa with Couch Potatoes
It was a thrill to see something different on the interstate. These funky potatoes are sitting in the couch. It is big.[christy lasalle, 09/29/2014]
Austin's Couch Potatoes Furniture
- 10500 N. Interstate Hwy 35, Austin, TX
- Austin's Couch Potatoes Furniture. Along the frontage road on the southbound side of I-35. Just south of southbound exit 241. If heading north, take exit 243, drive north to E. Braker Lane, then drive back south.
Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio - Oldest Miniature Golf Course in the U.S.
Right on the main drag. Can't miss it![Ohio Tourist, 09/29/2014]
Geneva-on-the-Lake Mini Golf