Things to Do in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Things to Do in Allentown, Pennsylvania
When you visit Allentown, in the heart of Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley, try activities that thrill and excite. Ride huge roller coasters and water rides at an expansive amusement park. Drive go-karts at top speed on a challenging indoor track. Then settle back to explore classic American history themes at a vehicle museum and a church that once protected the Liberty Bell.

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Hold tight on the wild roller coasters with scary names like Dominator, Talon and Possessed. Then relax on the Ferris wheel, an antique carousel and the swan boats. Splash into the water at the bottom of high, twisting water slides. Enjoy a full meal at one of the park's restaurants or indulge in waffles and ice cream while you watch a live musical show.

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
3830 Dorney Park Road
Allentown, PA 18104
(610) 395-3724
http://www.dorneypark.com

America on Wheels

Celebrate the history of cars, trucks and the country's roadways at America on Wheels---Museum of Over the Road Transportation. See some of the earliest cars invented. Look at historical Mack trucks and check out special exhibits that change throughout the year. The Museum is closed Mondays and holidays.

America on Wheels
5 North Front Street
Allentown, PA 18102
(610) 432-4200
http://www.americaonwheels.org

Liberty Bell Museum

Check out the secret hiding place where the Liberty Bell was protected from the British army in 1777. Learn how patriots sneaked the bell out of Philadelphia in a caravan of farm wagons. The museum is open from noon until 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday from April to November and on a reduced schedule the rest of the year. Admission is free, but visitors may make a donation to this non-profit organization.

Liberty Bell Museum
Zion's United Church of Christ, Lower Level
622 W. Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA
(610) 435-4232
http://www.libertybellmuseum.org

Lehigh Valley Grand Prix

Go full throttle in a full size go-kart at the ¼-mile indoor track with ten turns and top speeds of 45 mph. Grand Prix operators provide training, the helmet and safety gear---you provide the adrenaline. The track is open seven days a week, but call ahead to make sure no league or special events are scheduled that may interfere with your timing.

Lehigh Valley Grand Prix
649 South 10th Street
Allentown, PA 18103
(610) 432-7223
http://www.lehighvalleygrandprix.com

Article Written By Denise Schoonhoven

A seasoned business traveler, Denise Schoonhoven specializes in food, travel, landscaping, design and personal development topics. She has lived and worked in London, San Francisco, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the Pacific Northwest. Schoonhoven hails from the corporate writing world where she authored marketing material, catalogs, presentations and training documents.

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