Get itinerary inspiration with these group tour stops in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania.
“Happy Valley, Pennsylvania, has always been a popular day trip stop for tour groups, but we are extending the welcome mat to say, hey, spend a few days here to fully enjoy our abundant outdoor recreation, our popular craft beverage trail, unique attractions and museums, history and shopping. Happy Valley is a dynamic, affordable and friendly getaway.” –Dave Gerdes, vice president, sales and marketing, The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau
Check out the Columbus Chapel at the Boal Mansion Museum, where visitors can view artifacts and learn about 200 years of Boal family history and the Christopher Columbus connection. Group tours are by appointment only. The Pennsylvania Military Museum is located near Boal Mansion. Exhibits honor Pennsylvania’s citizen-soldiers. Tour the grounds and learn the history behind each of the monuments within the 28th Infantry Division National Shrine.
The Central PA Tasting Trail leads to 13 award-winning breweries, wineries, cideries and distilleries.
Head to Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park for a boat ride tour through America’s only all-water cavern and farm-nature-wildlife park.
The H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens and other parts of The Arboretum at Penn State are open, and docent-led tours can be scheduled.
Bellefonte in the Nittany Valley has architecture to admire, walking tours and lots of antique stores. Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County showcases and sells works by local artists and shows art from around the world and the local community.
Localhistoria.com provides private and custom group historical walking tours in central Pennsylvania from April through October.
The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau
814-231-1401, ext. 309
Main image: The Arboretum at Penn State; Credit: happyvalley.com