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  • Simeone Foundation Museum
    Established: 2013 Handicap Accessible: No Staff Size: 2?10 people Parking: Parking lot Reservations/Appointments: Required Most popular offering: GEM Cruize'n Gold package Pro Tip: Experiences require advance registration in order to reserve preferred vehicle, date, and time. Q&A with Tyler Suarez, Founder and President What makes your business stand out? Golden Era Motors is a one-of-a-kind business that allows its clients the opportunity to drive and experience classic muscle cars. Our clients get to skip the high price tag and demanding time requirements inherent in owning classic cars and cut straight to the best part: driving them! Our clients are a diverse group: some are 25-year-old adrenaline junkies, others drive our cars as a "bucket list" item, and some are simply nostalgic [and] looking to reconnect with some exceptional examples of "American Muscle." What inspired you to start this business? After years of enjoying my own classic cars, I started this business to share the pride and exhilaration that comes with driving them. Years of observation at car shows and "cruise-ins" revealed many in attendance did not actually own vehicles themselves, yet they had a fond appreciation for them. Golden Era Motors (GEM) allows those same fans a taste of what it's like to be in the game rather than on the sidelines. We want our clients to touch and interact with our classic muscle cars. What?s your favorite part about your job? The fringe benefits are tough to argue with! [I love] "test driving" and maintaining the collection. Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover? We own all of the cars in our collection, and therefore you can be sure they have been properly maintained. We do not rent cars on behalf of private owners or play photography mind games with you. Every photo you see on our website was taken of an actual GEM car.
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    6825-31 Norwitch Dr.
    Philadelphia, PA US
  • Warp Speed Baseball
    Signature Service: Baseball hitting and pitching instruction Established: 2013 Reservations/Appointments: Required Staff Size: 2?10 people Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes Pro Tip: Bring a notepad and take notes.
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    8436 Enterprise Ave.
    Philadelphia, PA US
  • Bartram's Garden
    Plants and flames should usually be kept apart, but when John Bartram settled on a 102-acre plot of land in 1728, he was lit with a "Botanick fire" that inspired him to create a comprehensive catalogue of local plant life. Bartram's Garden carries on his enthusiasm for making a “compleat Discovery of the Native Growth in America," collecting an array of native plants, including the oldest Ginkgo biloba in North America and the Franklinia alatamaha, which John discovered in Georgia and saved from extinction. Bartram's Garden has been a site of historic significance since 3,000 B.C., when Native Americans left behind numerous artifacts, including flakes from stone tools and fire-cracked rock. After Bartram settled on the land, it became a meeting place with his friends, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, with whom he founded the American Philosophical Society and the country's first beach-volleyball league. As King George III's royal botanist, Bartram was charged with shipping crates of precious seeds back to Britain. He helped color Britain’s gardens with new magnolias, rhododendrons, and sugar maples, none of which had been seen outside of America, and published the first nursery catalog in the United States in 1783. Today, the garden stretches more than 45 acres of parkland, wildlife habitats, tidal wetlands, and a reclaimed meadow. Visitors can wander the grounds and gaze at Bartram's austere stone cottage, or look around at the same trees and plants that Bartram discovered centuries ago. Past the manicured nursery and orchard, a recently completed mile-long trail extends to the Schuylkill riverfront and east coast greenway.
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    54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia , PA US
  • John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge At Tinicum
    Those who bring binoculars to this 1,000-acre protected expanse are likely to spot some of the 300 bird species who pass through on their migrations, whereas those who look down might find a locally endangered species of turtle. Bring along a picnic basket or fishing pole to spend a day unwinding in the sun.
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    8601 Lindbergh Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA US
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