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Family Attractions

Centre County features fun family attractions for all ages. Choose from amusement parks, science centers, guided tours, historic sites and much more. Whether you are a visitor to State College and the Penn State area or live here, we have attractions that your family will love. Plan your family-friendly vacation in Central Pennsylvania! Request a free Central PA Visitors Guide.

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111 Sowers St, Ste. 100A
State College, PA 16801
Phone: 814-234-8740

Lasertag!!! It's exciting for all ages!! What-A-Blast is the ultimate laser tag experience played in a 2400 sq/ft blacklight arena in downtown State College! Named the Best Amusement Place in State College for the past two years by the US Local Business Association, so you know it will be beyond...

1001 E. College Ave.
State College, PA 16801
Phone: 814-234-4779

Tour the historic mansion, gardens and iron furnace site associated with the Centre Furnace, established in 1791. Here in 1855, owners James Irvin and Moses Thompson gifted 200 acres of Centre Furnace land to establish "Farmers High School" - today known as Penn State University. Now the HQ of the...

18628 US Route 15
Allenwood, PA 17810
Phone: 570-538-1869
Tollfree: 1800reptiland

Reptiland is a specialized zoo that introduces visitors to the less-loved members of the animal kingdom in a safe, entertaining format. View over forty species of reptiles and amphibians in the indoor exhibit gallery. Seasonal exhibits include Butterflies! and Dinosaurs Come to Life , a large scale animatronic dinosaur exhibit.

Off I-99/Exit 45
4352 East Pleasant Valley Blvd.
Tipton, PA 16684
Phone: 814-684-3538
Tollfree: 866-684-3538

Summer Plays Here at DelGrosso's Amusement Park! Spend your Summer Days Making Memories with us, Riding the Hottest Rides & Sliding Down the Coolest Slides. With Free Parking and Free Admission into the Ride Park, you can spend the day enjoying “The Best Amusement Park Food” in a Safe, Clean,...

112 Foster Ave., Suite 1
State College, PA 16801
Phone: (814) 234-0200

Children's Science Center - Targeting ages 2-12 - with 4000 sq. feet of science - Hands on exhibits and learning experiences.

1890 South Atherton St.
State College, PA 16801
Phone: (814) 880-2531

18 hole miniature golf course

Off I-99/Frankstown Road Exit
700 Park Ave.
Altoona, PA 16602
Phone: 814-949-7275
Tollfree: 1-800-434-8006

Home to over 30 rides and attractions including The Island Waterpark.

3400 Discovery Rd.
Petersburg, PA 16669
Phone: 814-863-2000

Located in the heart of central Pennsylvania, Shaver’s Creek is Penn State’s nature center, offering fun and educational environmental programs and events for the whole community! We invite you to visit our nature center , hike our trails , meet the birds of prey in our Raptor Center , and...

112 Medlar Field at Lubrano Park
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-272-1711
Tollfree: 87799SPIKES

Class-A Minor League Baseball Affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, offering fun, affordable family entertainment and future Major League Baseball stars in action 38 nights each summer from mid-June to early September. For ticket and other team information visit or call (877) 99-SPIKES.

341 Bear Meadows Road
Boalsburg, PA 16827
Phone: 814-466-6810

We provide outdoor entertainment for All seasons. Ski the slopes when the snow is falling, and drive our go carts when the temperatures are soaring. Take advantage of all the aspects that Tussey has to offer: Skiing, golf, driving range, batting cages, mini-golf, go-karts, skate park, fishing, paddle boats, and...

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Visitor Center | CPCVB

800 E. Park Ave
State College, PA. 16803

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Local: 814-231-1400
Toll Free: 800-358-5466
Fax: 814-231-8123

The Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau includes member businesses in State College, Bellefonte, Boalsburg, Philipsburg and all of Centre County. Find hotels, bed & breakfasts, restaurants, attractions, recreation, events, and information about Penn State University, as well as information for meeting & sports planners, group tour planners, and family vacations. Be sure to check our Calendar of Events to find out what's going on in Centre County when you Visit Penn State.

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