5 Best Attractions in Pennsylvania to Visit With Kids

Pennsylvania produces over 400 million pounds of mushrooms annually and is a timeless industrial hotspot for coal and railroads.

But, if you find yourself traveling to Pennsylvania for a family excursion and you don’t feel like forcing the kids to try mushrooms or explore railroad museums, the 33rd largest state in the US hosts plenty of options for family fun.

Here are some favorites in the coal capital of the United States.

Attractions in Pennsylvania

Pittsburg Zoo

The Pittsburg Zoo first cut its ribbons to the public on June 14, 1898, introducing citizens of Pittsburg to wildlife not depicted anywhere else.

Today, the Pittsburg Zoo dedicates countless hours and millions of dollars to conserving ocelots, elephants, armadillos, alligator lizards, and coral.

Petting Farm Critter Country Animal Farm

Critter Country sits in the unassuming middle of Smithton, Pennsylvania.

The petting zoo and farm was established over 20 years ago when Laurie and Rob Salvio wanted to promote animal health and safety.

This petting farm differs from other petting farms. It houses typical farm animals like horses, cows, and goats, but they also take in animals found on other continents, much like a zoo.

Knoebels Amusement Park