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Exploring the Stealth Bomber Toy Store in Butler County Pennsylvania

Exploring the Stealth Bomber Toy Store in Butler County

Playthings Etc. is a stealth bomber-shaped toy store along Route 8 in Butler County, billed by the owners as "The World's Coolest Toy Store"! The massive aluminum-skinned structure is a welcome departure from boring "big...
Spending the night at the Silence of the Lambs house near Perryopolis Pennsylvania.

Exploring “The Silence of the Lambs” House in Fayette County

Did you know you can spend the night in the house made famous by the 1991 psychological thriller "The Silence of the Lambs"?! Made famous, of course, as the lair of fictional serial killer Buffalo...
Dean's Diner along Route 22 in Blairsville, Pennsylvania.

Enjoying Dean’s Diner in Indiana County

Dean's Diner is a 24-hour beacon for hungry motorists traveling along Route 22 near Blairsville, Indiana County. It's a classic American diner with all the stick-to-your-ribs good food you'd expect.  Dean's Diner is an original dining...
The Choke and Puke Diner at the Loganton exit of Interstate 80 in Clinton County, Pennsylvania.

Enjoying the Choke and Puke Diner in Clinton County

The Choke and Puke Diner in Clinton County is an authentic, old-school American diner! Serving traditional American fare at amazingly low prices, The Choke and Puke Diner is a great pitstop when travelling through central...
The Lost Children of the Alleghenies monument on State Game Lands 26 in Bedford County Pennsylvania.

Visiting the Lost Children of the Alleghenies Monument in Bedford County

The Lost Children of the Alleghenies were two young brothers who wandered away from their Bedford County home in April, 1856 and perished in the nearby mountains, despite a massive search effort to save...
Bicentennial Tower at dusk on Dobbins Landing in Erie Pennsylvania.

Exploring Bicentennial Tower in Erie

Bicentennial Tower in Erie was built in 1996 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the founding of the city. Standing on the top observation deck, 137 feet above Presque Isle Bay, you can see for...
12 year old standing in front of the tallest Santa in PA for a sense of scale.

Visiting the Tallest Santa in Pennsylvania

For a few weeks every year, Philipsburg in Centre County is home to the tallest Santa display in Pennsylvania! Standing 37.5 feet tall, with a bag of toys nearly 20 feet tall, Santa has occupied...
Gene and Boots Candies along Route 22 near Greensburg, PA.

Visiting Gene and Boots Candies in Western PA

Gene and Boots Candies is a third generation family business and a western PA tradition! Gene and Boots specializes in homemade chocolates, and also offers 20 different varieties of their own homemade hard ice-cream. Gene and...
The historic and supposedly haunted Jean Bonnet Tavern along the Lincoln HIghway in Bedford County, PA.

The Jean Bonnet Tavern: Historic, Haunted, and Delicious!

The Jean Bonnet Tavern in Bedford County not only serves up delicious food and beverages in a colonial American setting, but it is rumored to be the most haunted restaurant in Pennsylvania! Located at the...
George's Song Shop in Johnstown Pennsylvania is America's oldest record store.

Exploring George’s Song Shop: America’s Oldest Record Store

George's Song Shop in Johnstown is America's oldest record store! And for vinyl collectors like myself, George's is an absolute must-see - a floor to ceiling, 5-story shrine to a time when physically owning your...

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