Allentown is a small city located in the Lehigh County in Pennsylvania State in the United States. It is one of the fastest growing cities in the Pennsylvania state. It is the third most populated city in the Pennsylvania state. It is located in the Lehigh River and is 50 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The nicknames of Allentown are Peanut City, the Queen City, Silk City and the A-Town.
This city was the hiding place for the library bell during the Revolutionary War. There are plenty of attractions that the city can offer for people of all age groups. It hosts a lot of kid-friendly attractions, sports activities, amusement park, museums, restaurants, diners and wine, and recreational centers.
The major attractions that you should never miss on your visit to Allentown are:
- Liberty Bell Museum
This was the hiding place for the bell during the American Revolutionary War. It is located in the United Church of Christ in Zion. It has a replica of the bell and many other historic exhibits that are related to the liberty bell as well as replicas that are related to history, patriotism, freedom, etc.
Address: 622 Hamilton St, Allentown, PA 18101, USA.
Working Hours: 12 pm to 4 pm, except on Sundays.
- Da Vinci Science Center
As the name suggests, this is a science museum that has plenty of interactive exhibits that will keep your kids engaged. Some of the exhibits offered are from the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The other attractions of this museum are museum sleepovers, inventor’s lab, exploration days, etc.
Address: 3145 Hamilton Blvd Bypass, Allentown, PA 18103, USA.
It opens from 10 am to 5 pm on all days, and from 12 pm to 5 pm on Sundays.
- America On Wheels
Anyone interested in the wheel and what to know about the history of wheels of America will definitely love what is exhibited in this museum. There are plenty of galleries on offer in this museum where you can find all forms and types of transportation. It includes a Restoration Learning Center for kids until 16 years of age. They will get to learn how to restore a vehicle.
Address: 5 N. Front Street, Allentown, PA 18102.
Open from 10 am to 4 pm from Wednesday to Saturday and from 12 pm to 4 pm on Sundays.