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When the automobile rolled into town, horses began moving out of cities and into the serene countryside, where they’d no longer have to memorize street signs and obey traffic signals. But even before this pilgrimage, Spring Creek Farm had been offering bucolic respite to weary steeds, continuing what is now a 200-year-long tradition of training and caring for all equine-kind. Today, the historic farm operates under the guidance of owner and director Lorraine Clark, who lives onsite to tend to her 24-stall barn. Each day, Lorraine puts the horses out to roam the nearby fields and streams as well as the well-lit indoor arena—a facility equipped with Perma-Flex footing designed specifically to prevent accidents and encourage breakdance battles between horses and their riders.

134 Spring Creek Ln
Pottstown,
PA
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A champagne toast signifies luxury, but Air Ventures provides an even more luxurious amenity—champagne toasts conducted while floating in midair. Customers sip from bottles of bubbly while on one of the company’s hot-air-balloon rides, which float over Chester County’s rolling hills, glistening lakes, and historic estates at either sunrise or sunset. The rainbow-hued balloon’s trips range from one-hour jaunts to flight packages with overnight inn stops. After their airborne adventures, passengers take home a souvenir picture of the balloon, which they can supplement with downloaded shots of their own tour.

2904 Conestoga Road
Glenmoore,
PA
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When the car industry was just blossoming, many vehicles were manufactured in Pennsylvania. The Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles preserves that legacy, with exhibits stretching back through the 19th and 20th centuries. Established in 1965 by Paul Hafer?a 57-year industry vet?and his wife Erminie, the museum exclusively features vehicles produced in Pennsylvania and none that simply had "Pennsylvania or bust" scribbled on their rear views.

  • Eye Catcher: vintage truck bodies built by Boyertown Auto Body Works, whose former factory building serves as the museum's main gallery
  • Permanent Mainstay: a restored 1921 Sunoco Gas Station complete restoration, along with two Fry Visible Gas pumps, a kerosene pump, an oil pump, and signage
  • Don't Miss: the Fegely's Reading Diner, a restoration of a 1938 Jerry O'Mahony roadside eatery
  • Hidden Gem: an 1827 Conestoga wagon, built in Berks County, PA
  • Past Exhibits: the museum's been visited by such luminaries as Nellybelle, the 1946 Willys Jeep from The Roy Rogers Show.
  • Annual Event: over Labor Day weekend, the museum hosts Duryea Day, an annual antique and classic car show, featuring live bands, food vendors, and a flea market.
85 S Walnut St
Boyertown,
PA
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Across more than 100,000 square feet, the indoor facility of The 422 Sportsplex is a haven for athletes year round. The climate-controlled interior hosts leagues for both kids and adults, including dodgeball, inline hockey, soccer, basketball, flag football, dek hockey, and indoor lacrosse. Birthday-party packages let kids celebrate on the field or court with games of basketball, volleyball, kickball, or other sports, and chips and pizza fuel their play time. Space that isn't occupied by a league or class is designated as open-gym time, that can be used by visitors of any discipline, whether it's practicing dribbling a basketball or practicing dribbling Gatorade down your shirt.

1400 Industrial Hwy.
Pottstown,
PA
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After undergoing renovations in 2007, Jay Lanes Bowling emerged with 24 freshly resurfaced lanes, brand-new furniture, and electronic scoring monitors. Patrons slip into bright-orange and highlighter-yellow bowling shoes before hurling three-holed balls conveniently color-coded by weight—6 to 16 pounds—and body mass index. Jay Lanes Bowling also hosts Friday- and Saturday-night glow bowling and houses a pro shop with for-sale balls and shoes.

1428 Benjamin Franklin Hwy
Douglassville,
PA
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Our dance studio is one of the largest and best in the area. We have been in business for over 12 years and have one of the most unique and inspirational buildings for dance. We offer classes in ballet, hip hop, tap, jazz, yoga, and more. Our teachers all have degrees in dance, professional experience.

1864 W Schuylkill Rd
Douglassville,
PA
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