Places to Go, Things to Do in and Around Centre County
Memorial Day marked the unofficial start of summer. With that in mind, there are plenty of places to check out in and around Centre County.
Here is a listing of places to go and things to see:
Arboretum at Penn State
Location: State College
Hours: Open daily from dusk until dawn
Features: Botanical gardens, conservatory, greenhouses, education centre, turfgrass research and air quality learning
Contact: (814) 865-9118
Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland
Cost: Ages 12 and older-$14.00, Ages 3 to 11-$12.00, Ages 2 and under-Free
Hours: Open daily from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Features: specialized zoo that introduces visitors to some of the “less-loved” animals, explore world of mambas, cobras, vipers, pythons, alligators, tortoises, lizards and frogs, interactive exhibits allow visitors to learn while having fun, multi-media shows display the reptilian world
Contact: (570) 538-1869
DelGrosso’s Amusement Park
Cost: All-day fun pass rides and water park-$16.95, additional cost for other activities
Hours: Rides and attractions open at 11 a.m., picnic grounds open at 8 a.m.
Features: Amusement park rides, water park, miniature golf and go-karts
Contact: (814) 684-3538
Discovery Space of Central PA
Location: State College
Cost: $6 per person, children under 1 are free
Hours: Open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m., closed on Monday and Tuesday
Features: Interactive exhibits aimed at children ages 2-12
Contact: (814) 234-0200
Cost: Public cruise, Adults (ages 13-60)-$7.50, senior (ages 60+)-$7, children (ages 3-12)-$3.50
Hours: various cruise times throughout the day
Features: one-hour public cruises along the Susquehanna River
Contact: (800) 248-9287
Cost: All-day ride and slide pass (Wednesday-Friday)- $5, all-day ride and slide pass (Saturday and Sunday)- $9.95, season pass-$39.95, additional activities may cost extra
Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Features: Amusement park rides, water park, bumper cars, go-karts
Contact: (814) 949-7275
Lincoln Caverns Inc. and Whisper Rocks
Cost: Adults (12 and older)- $12.98, child combo tickets (ages 4 through 12)-$12.48, senior citizens (65 and older with ID)-$11.98
Hours: Open daily at 9 a.m., Memorial Day weekend through June 30 last tour leaves at 5 p.m., July 1 through Labor Day last tour leaves at 6 p.m.
Features: winding passageways, caverns full of stalactites, calcite and crystals
Contact: (814) 643-0268
Penn’s Cave and Wildlife Park
Location: Centre Hall
Cost: Combined Cavern and Wildlife Tour package, adults (13 and older)-$30.95, children (ages 2-12)- $16.95, senior citizen (65 and older)-$29.95, Cavern Tour, adults (13 and older)- $16.95, children (ages 2-12)- $8.95, senior citizen (65 and older)- $15.95
Hours: June 1 to August 31 open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Last tour at 7 p.m.
Features: America’s only all-waters cavern and wildlife park
Contact: (814) 364-1664
Raystown Ziplines & More, LLC.
Location: James Creek
Cost: Entrance fee, weekdays-$12, weekends-$15, park entrance, weekdays-$10, weekends-$12, park entrances with no attractions-$3 weekdays and weekends
Hours: Weekdays- general admission from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., weekends-general admission from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Features: ziplines, giant slides, baseball hit, kiddie area and paintball
Contact: (814) 643-0126
Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center
Cost: No fee to enter but there may be various costs for special events throughout the year.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Features: Discovery Rooms, Raptor Center, trails, boardwalk over the Lake Perez wetlands, garden and bird area
Contact: (814) 863-2000
Sky Dive Happy Valley
Cost: Tandem jump-$215, gear rental-$75
Hours: call to schedule appointment
Contact: (866) 258-7597
Woodward Cave & Campground
Cost: Cave tours- adults (13 and older)- $10.50, children (4 to 12)-$5.25, under 4- free
Hours: May 25 to June 22- open every day, Sundays and weekdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 23 to August 26- open every day, Sunday through Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., August 27 to Labor Day, closed from August 27 to August 31, open September 1 to September 3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Features: cave tours, camping, cabin rentals
Contact: (814) 349-9800