The King of Prussia is a city that got its name from a local tavern (which was quite common back in the days), the King of Prussia Inn. This charming city is home to the largest mall in the United States, the King of Prussia Mall and remains to be one of the city’s top economic draws and employers. Many would consider King of Prussia as an ‘edge city’ of Philadelphia and got its started with a small Welsh Quaker William and Janet Rees cottage in 1719. The cottage was later turned into an inn that catered to travelers and businessmen during colonial times and throughout the years, the restored site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. There was a need to remove the historic inn because of the expansion of U.S. Route 202 which is a major highway connecting the southwest to the northeast but preservationists worked hard to maintain the site and for many years following the success of the plea, the inn was surrounded by the high volume of traffic zipping up and down it the highways. It was only in 2000 that the inn was relocated to a new site. Due to its strategic location, the town was known as a respite from Washington’s harsh winter weather.
With so many attractions located in neighboring communities and cities, visitors to King of Prussia are encouraged to bring their family and friends out for a fun ice-skating session at Willow Grove Ice Rink but if you have young children with you, try checking in with the people at Bounce U instead. For field trips, you can never go wrong with an excursion to Adventure Aquarium in downtown Camden, NJ and there’s always Philadelphia Museum of Art, a short drive away, if you love art and beautiful sculptures. Other activities you can engage in when in town includes shopping at King of Prussia Mall, baseball and basketball at The Simmon’s Park in Norristown and a weekend outing with the kids at the ever-famous Elmwood Park Zoo. And BusRental.com can help you make the trips more comfortable, safer and more affordable with bus rental packages! In our fleet are charter buses, coaches, mini buses, school buses, party buses and corporate cars that can be used for your events in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Get in touch with our customer service representatives today and they will fill you in about the type of coaches and buses you should rent for your event(s).
Using the internet, reading reviews and travel blogs is one of the best ways to plan your time in King of Prussia, PA. You can take a cue from our fun-loving travel writers who have scoured not just the internet, but throughout the city for enjoyable points of interest that they think could be of interest to you as well. Here, they are listed below.
There are fun amenities to enjoy all around King of Prussia. It includes the indoor mini golf course, a go-karting arena and video arcade games at Collegeville Pit Stop, multiple hockey leagues and skating camps offered by Ice Line in West Chester, a fun birthday venue and public skating rink at Willow Grove Ice Rink and a 26,000 square foot mini golf course at Markies Mini Golf. The latter attraction’s courts finds golfers challenge themselves through obstacles like streams, ponds and waterfall. There’s two mini golf courses and a number of batting cages at Freddy Hill Farms and when you are done with the courses, visitors can enjoy delicious locally-made ice-cream and fresh milk. If you have kids with you, you may want to bring them to Bounce U in Phoenixville or you can go bowling with your friends or head out for some glow bowling on Saturdays held at Thunderbird Lanes in Willow Grove.
When it comes to art attractions, make no mistake about it, the biggest and most popular one has to be the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Located less than 30 minutes away in the charter bus, patrons will get to explore more than 200,000 art objects which includes European and American artwork throughout its exhibits. Visitors can also take advantage of countless yearly special exhibits. If you like shopping for crafted items, handmade artwork made exclusively by American artists, organize a trip to Langman Gallery in Willow Grove, or bring your friends out to Mile Hill Antique & Art Gallery in Collegeville. Products on offer includes oil paintings, engravings, watercolors and lithographs. Wayne Art Center is more than just an art gallery, it is community center with special outreach programs and if you are looking for studio events and a venue for a social gathering, get in touch with the management of Pagus Gallery instead.
When you are looking around for a fine dining experience or a shopping spree, you can’t go wrong with a trip to King of Prussia Mall, the largest shopping and dining destination in the country. There are more than 400 stores and charming outlets to shop in and chic restaurants to dine in to celebrate a birthday or enjoy the local night scene. However, that’s not all there is to it. There are fresh-out-of-the-ocean seafood and a great selection of wine and beer at Seasons 52, delicious Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine like baba ganoush at Aroma Mediterranean Cuisine, freshly-made rolls and yummy Japanese dishes at Kabuki Japanese Restaurant and for those who are craving something new, there’s Greek food at Ollo Fresh which is located in King of Prussia Mall.
Valley Forge Convention Center is located in the heart of King of Prussia and it features a casino resort, a massive 54,000 square feet convention center with meeting space and venue for trade shows, exhibitions, conventions and large scale events. You will also get the chance to bring the charter bus to the 1917 Washington Memorial Chapel which was built in dedication of George Washington and the soldiers of Valley Forge, check out The Wharton Esherick Museum where there are hundreds of wooden sculptures to explore, including the notable curved wooden staircase or organize a trip to Rodin Museum which is home to the world-famous sculpture, The Thinker. It is considered the largest collection of Rodin’s work outside of Paris itself. If you are passionate about science and history, do not miss the chance to check out The Franklin Institute in downtown Philadelphia. The attraction has been around since 1824 and there are permanent and rotating exhibits related to earth, space, aviation, technology and electricity, making it a top destination for field trips and educational programs.
Valley Forge National Historical Park was the former site of George Washington’s Continental Army winter encampment but today, it is a historical park with 26 miles worth of hiking and biking trail that snakes its way through historic buildings and educational exhibits. It is an amazing place to bring the kids out to all year round. The Simmon’s Park in Norristown is owned and managed to Norristown Parks and Recreation Department; it has an athletics complex with baseball courts, basketball courts and memorial that is dedicated to Martin Luther King, Jr. You can also enjoy a zip-lining course that lets you soar 40 feet from above the ground, way over the exhibits, animals and patrons at Elmwood Park Zoo, visit Norristown Farm Park to check out the working farm, paved trails, beautiful creeks, historic structures and the opportunity to get closer to the wild or bring the charter bus to Chanticleer in Wayne to enjoy a romantic walk around the public garden which has been said to be one of the most creative and imaginative gardens in the country. If you’d like to learn about a real ranch, take a short drive to Red Buffalo Ranch which also has amenities for biking, running and walking.
Whether you are trying to put together a church outing, school field trip or family weekend outing, there’s definitely going to be a lot of fun to be had at Elmwood Park Zoo and Adventure Aquarium. Elmwood Park Zoo is home to hundreds of animals like jaguars, eagles, snakes, bisons and iguanas so, the kids will get to feed and learn about the animals and their habitat first-hand and the Adventure Aquarium in downtown Camden, NJ, is a massive zoological aquarium that is affiliated with the American Zoological and Aquarium Association. Not only do they have animal exhibits, the space is often used for meetings between scientists and biologists and it features seven unique touch tanks.
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