Drexel Hill is located in Delaware County of Pennsylvania in Upper Darby and approximately 7 miles from Philadelphia. The city is also a short distance away from King of Prussia and Wilmington, DE, making many attractions, restaurants, malls and historic sites in those cities easily accessible to visitors to Drexel Hill. The oldest sites in the history of North America is traced back to Drexel Hill, in the form of an old log house located along Darby Creek which is a Lower Swedish Cabin. Before North American settlers found the area, it is believed that the area was resided by early Swedish settlers who formed the New Sweden colony. Log cabin structures is a major clue as to why historians believe that the Swedes found the city first. Visitors will also get to explore the Collen Brook Farm which is a historic home with unique structures; it can be found off Mansion Road and dates back to 1710. The home is open to the public every Sunday from the month of May right through to October. Another historic home that you should make time for includes the former home of famous Quaker abolitionist, Thomas Garrett - Thornfield. His family was the first few families to have grown roots in this charming city and he worked as a station master in neighboring Wilmington, DE, the last stop on the Underground Railroad. Ownership of the home passed from person to person over the years but one thing is for sure - renovations are often made to ensure preservation of its history. Other notable people who were born, lived in or worked in Drexel Hill includes Dick Clark who resided in this Pennsylvania city from 1954 to 1956 in Drexelbrook Apartment, singer and songwriter, Jim Croce, Pat Meehan who was a United States Representative and Alan Graham MacDiarmid who was one of the 3 recipients of a Nobel Prize for Chemistry.
Thanks to Drexel Hill’s strategic location, many attractions and family-friendly recreational centers as well as theaters and art galleries are easily accessible from Drexel Hill, PA. For instance, you can bring the charter bus to enjoy the basketball courts and batting cages at Grand Slam USA, hire a party bus driver to take you to Sugarhouse Casino to try your luck at the table games and slot machines, rent a school bus for a field trip to the massive Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts or surprise your loved ones with a trip to an attraction like Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Visitors will also enjoy window-shopping at Franklin Mills Mall, bring students out for an educational trip to historical sites like the Eastern State Penitentiary and National Museum of American Jewish History. People have raving reviews about their trips to Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge and for a weekend outing, get a van for a trip to Philadelphia Zoo for there are countless species of animals exhibited, showcasing their natural habitat. If you are looking for a comfortable way to get around the said attractions, get in touch with BusRental.com today and we will provide you with an obligation-free bus rental quote right away.
Are you looking around for points of interest in and around Drexel Hill, PA? Worry not, continue reading below to find out more about the memorable sites and fun attractions that you can bring the charter bus to during your trip to this charming city in Pennsylvania.
Looking for a fun place to bring the kids out for the weekend or are you a teacher trying to put together an outing for your students? Here are some suggested places. You can check out the trampoline-based activities like dodgeball, basketball and Hubble Bubble at Stratosphere Trampoline Park which also has a hurricane simulator and rock climbing walls. Visitors can also make use of the mini golf course, arcade center, batting cages and indoor basketball court at Grand Slam USA in Malvern, let the kids loose at the indoor recreational bounce house at Bounce U in Phoenixville, PA, or simply bring your friends out for a relaxing night-out with the latest Hollywood movies at Penn Cinema Riverfront. If you are looking for adult entertainment and gaming, bring the charter bus to Sugarhouse Casino in Philadelphia, or guffaw along with the entertaining folks at Sarcasm Comedy Club in Cherry Hill. Many of our guests have splendid things to say about their bowling night-outs at an attraction like Playdrome, especially when they get to experience the unique event organized by the attraction called ‘Future Bowl’.
The Grand Opera House is a definite MUST if you enjoy opera and concerts. This historic attraction has been around since 1871 and it hosts more than 300 events all year round, attracting audience of all ages from all around the region. Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is home to 8 art-related companies and it includes the Philadelphia Orchestra, theater, ballet and art centers. There are also historic tours to learn about its architecture and some of the attraction’s primary venues. You can also check out the former summer stock theater of New Candlelight Theater in downtown Wilmington where there are dinner theater shows and comedy acts, check out the shows lined up at Academy of Music in Philadelphia which is one of the world’s oldest operating opera houses or bring the charter bus to Delaware Theater Company which is the state of Delaware’s largest professional theater since its creation in 1979. It has inspiring seasonal shows to catch no matter the time of the year. Other interesting art-related attractions in and around Drexel Hill includes the non-profit gallery that features local and regional artwork of Pagus Gallery in Norristown, more than 220,000 objects and American and European paintings displayed at the world class Philadelphia Museum of Art and a gorgeous selection of early modern paintings, African sculptures and post-impressionist artwork featured by The Barnes Foundation.
There are over 80 different stores and vendors selling their best produce, arts and crafts, handmade jewelry and clothing at Reading Terminal Market which has the largest refrigerator in Philadelphia, keeping produce fresh but if you prefer to window-shop or indulge in a shopping spree, bring the charter bus to Franklin Mills Mall instead. There are high-end clothing cores, chic restaurant, a massive skate park and movie theaters for patrons to make use of. Cherry Hill Mall is the perfect place for the fashionistas in your group. The stores in the mall includes Nordstrom, Abercrombie & Fitch and many more. For the foodies in your group, you will get the chance to sample delicious Italian cuisine like chicken cutlets at Pagano’s, savor some fiery Thai and Asian fusion cuisine like tulip dumplings at Thai Aroy Dee, dig into unique Indian curries with rice at Shere-E-Punjab, order Irish breakfast and brunch deals like Old Sod Burger at Hibernia Deli Coffee Shop or discover a whole new way to enjoy brunch with your friends at Ming’s Coffee & Tea.
Philadelphia, Wilmington and King of Prussia remains to be some of the most historical cities in the United States so, visitors will get to drop by attractions like the Eastern State Penitentiary and National Museum of American Jewish History easily. You can learn about Jewish immigration history in America at the latter attraction while the penitentiary remains to be one of the most expensive public buildings ever built. A visit to Christ Church is always a spirituality and historically enriching one and the likes of Ben Franklin and George Washington were members of the church. Check out the tour schedule (which is open all year round) at Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was signed, bring the charter bus to The Justice Bell in King of Prussia which is a full-size replica of the Liberty Bell. It was used for a campaign for women’s suffrage from 1915 to 1920. Other attractions you should make time for is the Washington Memorial Chapel which has a 58-bell carillon and tower and National Memorial Arch in Valley Forge is dedicated to the arrival of George Washington and his people to Valley Forge.
Spanning more than 300-acres, the Bellevue State Park has hiking and walking trails, horse stables, gardens and spots for fishing while Brandywine Creek State Park is home to some of the biggest collection of wildlife and wildflowers. Its amenities includes picnic areas, fishing spots and lots of space for winter sporting activities. Russell W. Peterson Wildlife Refuge was restored in 1998 and ever since then, it has won awards because of its ecosystem and wildlife habitat. DuPont Environmental Education Center is located within its compound and is often used by nature enthusiasts. You can also visit Valley Forge National Historical park for camping, hiking, biking and learning about history, bring the kids out to visit Elmwood Park Zoo which is located within Treetop Adventure Park in Norristown, or enjoy a relaxing walk along the paved paths that snakes its way around creeks and historical structures at Norristown Farm Park.
Visitors to the area is spoiled for choice when it comes to zoos and aquariums. You can take your pick from attractions like Brandywine Zoo, Philadelphia Zoo and Adventure Aquarium, all located close to Drexel Hill. Brandywine Zoo features more than 50 species of animals while there are animals AND rides like the swan boat ride, train ride and balloon ride at Philadelphia Zoo. Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ, is accredited by the American Zoological and Aquarium Association and it features a large number of exhibits in an effort to educate children and the youth of today about local wildlife and their natural habits and habitats.
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