Pennsylvania has many popular tourist areas, but sometimes, you find something that’s considered a bit outside the norm. You might even call it a “hidden gem.”
TheCrazyTourist.com has put together a list of some of the best “hidden gems” in Pennsylvania. “As rich in history as it is diverse terrain, wide-open farmland, forests and mountains, it is a great vacation destination,” they state. “Well-known landmarks like Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell are only a fraction of the patriotic charm of Pennsylvania. There are scores of lesser-known attractions that manage to complete the rich culture of the state.”
Before we get to the No. 1 pick, one additional spot worth mentioning is the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia, which is dedicated to medical history. The museum was first donated by Dr. Thomas Mutter in 1858 for medical research and education, according to TheCrazyTourist.com, and is open to the public. Another great local spot is the Wagner Free Institute of Science in Philadelphia, a natural history museum. That spot was was founded in 1855 by William Wagner.
So, what’s the No. 1 “hidden gem” in all of Pennsylvania? According to the study, it’s The Rose Gardens in Allentown. That’s truly a beautiful spot. “The old-fashioned gardens are filled with flowers and ponds and known for their All American Rose Selections,” the publication states. “It is a perfect place for outdoor recreational activities like walking and biking all year round.” They add that, “Most flowers are in full bloom in the summer, but there are plenty of photos to be taken all year in this pristine natural environment.” Find TheCrazyTourist.com’s full list of the best hidden gems in Pennsylvania here.