Philadelphia / West Chester KOA Attractions

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Local Area Attractions Near Philadelphia / West Chester KOA

We are nestled in the Brandywine River Valley, in the middle of Lancaster and Philadelphia, which makes our location a great base camp for two awesome and very different Pennsylvania cities. Winding roads, rolling hills, and woods set the scene for awesome mansions, gardens, and historic attractions. Our local area hosts many fun, educational, and relaxing day trips, like the Herrs Potato Chip Factory, the American Helicopter Museum, zoos, nature land preserves, and our growing number of local wineries. Make sure you plan enough days to venture out in all directions!

Philadelphia
Philadelphia

Referred to as the birthplace of our nation and home to the first national capitol, Philadelphia is abundant in history and culture. With so many attractions it's worth a few days of exploring. Spend your first day on our campground's Philadelphia & Valley Forge Tour to visit all the main historic attractions including Independence National Historic Park, Independence Hall, Liberty Bell & Pavilion, Carpenter's Hall, Franklin Court, Elfreth's Alley, Christ Church and the Betsy Ross House. Head back into the city on your following days to continue your venture through history at the National Constitution Center, U.S. Mint or Museum of the American Revolution. In addition to history, take in some art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, find something delicious to eat at Reading Terminal Market, see Al Capone's cell at the Eastern State Penitentiary, or head to the Franklin Institute or Please Touch Museum for some kid-friendly fun.

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Valley Forge National Park
Valley Forge National Park

Site of George Washington's famed encampment. A place that is symbolic of the perseverance and sacrifice of the American War of Independence. This site is included in our campground's guided tour of Philadelphia and Valley Forge. For more information visit Valley Forge online.

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Lancaster / Amish Country
Lancaster / Amish Country

Home to a large settlement of "plain" people (Amish, Mennonite & Brethren).  Go for a buggy ride, shop the outlet malls, visit the farmer's market and Dutch Wonderland and enjoy the delicious food, baked goods and produce stands.

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Longwood Gardens
Longwood Gardens

One of the world's great gardens and former home of Pierre S. duPont. Longwood Gardens includes 350 acres of outdoor and indoor gardens, flowers and spectacular fountains.

1001 Longwood Road

Kennett Square, PA 19348

610-388-1000

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Winterthur Museum & Gardens
Winterthur Museum & Gardens

Winterthur was once the home of Henry Francis duPont and today a nine-story, 200-room estate filled with 71,000 American decorative art objects. Outside, stroll through 60 acres of gardens, woodlands and rolling meadows.

5105 Kennett Pike

Winterthur, DE 19735

800-448-3883

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Hagley Museum and Library
Hagley Museum and Library

This is the site of the first duPont family home in America, Blacksmith Hill workers community, the first black powder yards and machine shop.

200 Hagley Road

Wilmington, DE 19807

302-658-2400

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Treehouse World
Treehouse World

THE PREMIER ADVENTURE DESTINATION
Treehouse World is a place to explore the newest and coolest treehouses around. Adventure awaits you at our unique activities including Buccaneer Zipline, Walk the Plank, Tree Climbing, and Archery Tag. And most of all, a place to have a ton of fun.  Treehouse World is not just for kids – challenge yourself on our Valley Creek Aerial Zipline Tour – connect with nature!  Look no further for fun things to do outside in West Chester!

1442 Phoenixville Pike

West Chester, PA 19380

484-329-7853

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Stroud Preserve
Stroud Preserve

Stroud Preserve is a mosaic of once-pastured grasslands, working farmlands, and woodlands that serves as a unique site for recreation, education, and scientific research.  Here, you can see the needs of people and nature in blance as careful stewardship of both cultivated and "wild" areas restores vital wildlife habitat while also protecting watersheds that provide drinking water for tens-of-thousands of people.

With Permission
Photograph: Simone Collins Landscape Architecture, Geoff Creary

454 North Creek Road

West Chester, PA 19382

610-353-5587

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ChesLen Preserve
ChesLen Preserve

The 1,263-acre ChesLen Preserve is one of the largest private nature preserves in southeastern Pennsylvania!  This breathtaking land features sweeping agricultural fields, densely wooded stream corridors, and rare serpentine barrens.

With Permission
Photograph Simone Collins Landscape Architecture, Geoff Creary

1199 Cannery Road

Coatesville, PA 19320

610-353-5587

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Nemours Mansion and Gardens
Nemours Mansion and Gardens

Nemours , the estate of Alfred I. du Pont, offers the opportunity to enjoy European arts in a magnificent setting. Surrounded by 300 acres of gardens and natural woodlands, the Louis XVI-style chateau, built in 1909-1910, contains fine examples of antique furniture, oriental rugs, tapestries and paintings dating back to the 15th century. The French gardens, extending almost one-third of a mile along the main vista from the mansion, are classed with the finest found in America.

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Brandywine Battlefield Park
Brandywine Battlefield Park

Site of the largest land battle waged during the Revolutionary War. For more information visit the Brandywine Battlefield Park online.

Brandywine River Museum
Brandywine River Museum

This converted gristmill houses outstanding collections of American paintings and illustrations by members of the Wyeth family and others. For more information visit the Brandywine River Museum online.

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Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia Zoo

This is America's first zoo and one of the region's foremost conservation organizations with over 1600 animals. For more information visit the Philadelphia Zoo online.

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Adventure Aquarium
Adventure Aquarium

Explore nearly 200,000 square feet of sharks, hippos, free flying birds and sea life from around the world. The aquarium is located at the Camden waterfront, accessible by the ferry at Penns Landing on the Philadelphia waterfront.

1 Riverside Dr

Camden, NJ 08103

856-365-3300

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Sesame Place
Sesame Place

Plan a trip to this family-oriented play park offering physical play, water activities, hands-on exhibits, live entertainment and regular appearances of the "Sesame Street" characters.

100 Sesame Road

Langhorne, PA 19047

866-464-3566

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Dutch Wonderland
Dutch Wonderland

An amusement park for children located in Lancaster Pennsylvania. For more information visit Dutch Wonderland online.

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Herrs Snack Factory
Herrs Snack Factory

Tour the factory of Herrs, a manufacturer of fresh, nutritious snack food, potato chips, pretzels and corn chips.

271 Old Baltimore Pike

Nottingham, PA 19362

800-637-6225

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QVC Studios
QVC Studios

Tour the television studios for the premiere home shopping channel.

1200 Wilson Drive

West Chester, PA 19380

888-345-5788

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American Helicopter Museum
American Helicopter Museum

Experience the adventure and history of rotary winged flight. Aircraft displays, interactive exhibits and educational programs.

1220 American Blvd

West Chester, PA 19380

610-436-9600

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Plumpton Park Zoo
Plumpton Park Zoo

Great local Zoo in Cecil County, Maryland, with lots of shade and animals to make a fun day.

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Elmwood Park Zoo
Elmwood Park Zoo

Located in Norristown, Pennsylvania this zoo focuses on North and South American Animals.  Experience a fun adventure for the whole family!

1661 Harding Blvd.

Norristown, PA 19401

800-652-4143

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Brandywine Zoo
Brandywine Zoo

The Brandywine Zoo is located in beautiful Brandywine Park in Wilmington, Delaware.  Visit with awesome animals over 12 landscaped acres on high ground above the Brandywine River.

1001 N Park Drive

Wilmington, DE 19802

Legoland Discovery Center
Legoland Discovery Center

The ultimate indoor Lego playground.

520 Germantown Pike

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

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Dorney Park
Dorney Park

Dorney is an amusement park full of wild, thrilling rides and water fun. For more information visit Dorney Park online.

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West Chester Railroad
West Chester Railroad

90 minute train rides along the beautiful Chester Creek Valley.

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BV Brew Scene
BV Brew Scene

Chester County is home to some awesome local breweries! Several of the breweries are located just 15 minutes from our campground.

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