Located less than an hour, or approximately 40 miles, from Philadelphia, the city is also a stone’s throw away from cities like Norristown, West chester and Reading, PA. The city got its start when the land was deeded to William Penn, it was initially known as Pottsgrove, named in honor of its founder John Potts. The city’s past involves established iron and steel industries, attracting settlers from Europe, including those from Sweden, England and German. Due to the rising number of residents and sufficient employment, Pottstown thrived, especially after the establishment of the city’s very first iron forge in 1714. Apart from a thriving iron and steel industry, Pottstown was also at the center of a productive farming and dairy region. By popular demand, the city also enjoyed was a growing number of rolling mills, furnaces, textile mills, agricultural companies, boiler and machine shops as well as foundries. Pottstown Roller Mill is the country’s oldest mill. It wasn’t until 1838 that the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad mainline reached Pottstown and it contributed further to the rising popularity of the city. The city is also home to some of the most charming historic sites and district in the state of Pennsylvania and they include the High Street Historic District, Old Pottstown Historic District, Pottsgrove Mansion, Grubb Mansion and many more.
While visiting the abovementioned historic sites will surely be educational eye-openers, visitors will also get to enjoy superb hot air balloon rides with the professionals behind establishments like the US Hot Air Balloon Team or Sky Riders Balloon Team or bring the kids out for a party ice-skating around the The Hill School Ice Arena or take on dance lessons at attractions like Susanne’s Dance Center of the Performing Arts. The charter bus driver can also take you around for Broadway-style shows at The Colonial Theater, a few rounds of golf at the renowned Mystic Rock and don’t forget to rent a school bus for a field trip to the World of Scouting Museum in Valley Forge, PA. Your visit to the said sites will be far more comfortable and memorable when you have a charter bus, party bus, coach, corporate car or limousine at your disposal. BusRental.com is ready to help connect you to the right people and the perfect vehicle(s) for your events. All you need to do right now is to pick up the phone and dial our 24/7-available hotline to speak to our friendly and professionally-trained customer service representatives right now!
We know time is of essence to travelers and we have come up with a short list of things to do, places to visit and historic points of interest you might want to make time for when you are visiting charming little Pottstown, PA. Strewn across all corners of the city and its surrounding communities are attractions for people of all ages.
There’s a large number of amusement centers located within Pottstown and its surrounding communities and they range from bowling centers to mini golf courses. Visitors can head out Marlborough Valley Corn Maze which offers hay rides, corn box and corn shooter games, enjoy ice-skating with family and friends at The Hill School Ice Arena, or celebrate a child’s birthday with the obstacle course, climbing walls and inflatable bounce houses at Monkey Joe's. If you prefer playing a few rounds of pool, arcade games and bowling, check out Palace Bowling & Entertainment Center in Downingtown instead. The Works at Wyomissing offers a large children’s play structure, arcade center, go-karting track and restaurants while Carmike 12 is where the locals visit when they want to catch the latest movies and independent movies.
The Steel River Playhouse is a nice combination of both a community center that serves its residents and a popular regional theater. It features more than 90 theatrical and musical performances every year and they focus on interactive programs for both children and adults alike. Visitors can also take on art lessons and jewelry-making classes offered by Gallery School of Pottstown, take on a crash course of modern, jazz, hip-hop or breakdance at Pottstown Dance Theater located along W. Main Street, or bring your little girls out to enjoy the royal princess tea party at Susanne’s Dance Center of the Performing Arts in Phoenixville. Other fun art attractions to check out in Pottstown and its surrounding communities includes the concerts and dance recitals held at The Colonial Theater, Broadway-style musicals and touring shows offered by Genesius Theater in Reading, or learn about photography, glass-blowing and culinary arts at GoggleWorks instead. You’ll never know when these new skills can serve you in the near future.
If you are celebrating someone’s birthday or an anniversary, good food and drinks are definitely on the table. There are handcrafted, delicious sandwiches and soups offered by Grumpy’s Handcarved Sandwiches along E High Street, delicious traditional American, Mexican and Italian cuisine like hummus, gyros and traditional salads at Opa Vera’s Restaurant along N Charlotte Street, sumptuous Vegan food like falafel on pita at iCreate Cafe and delicious desserts and soups to order after a filling traditional American dinner at Henry’s Cafe. For those who are looking for local wine, whiskey and gin, be sure to bring the charter bus to Manatawny Still Works where there are guided tours and a tasting room or check out Blue Mountain Vineyards which specializes in producing red, white and specialty wines using only locally-grown grapes. Sometimes, there’s LIVE music for patrons to enjoy too.
When it comes to sporting activities like basketball, flag football and hockey, the locals will almost always automatically choose to have it at the well-maintained facility of The 422 SportsPlex located along Industrial Highway in Pottstown. Mystic Rock, in the meantime, has earned its title of being the number one public golf course in the state of Pennsylvania, as awarded by renowned publication, Golf Week. It is a par-72 course located against the beautiful backdrop of Allegheny Mountains; it is a part of Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in neighboring Farmington, PA. Markies Mini Golf has a 26,000 square foot mini golf course with 18 holes for patrons to get through - golfers can take on the challenge of weaving their way past streams, ponds and waterfalls. There are also age-appropriate infant, toddler and older children fitness classes to take on at Aerials Fit N Fun Gymnastics Center in Phoenixville.
There are beautiful mansions, historic landmarks and unforgettable sites to visit in Pottstown. It includes the 4 acre grounds of Pottsgrove Manor which was the first building in the city and it continues to show off much of its original architectural charm and original beauty; there are guided tours, school tours, lectures, workshops and public programs for people of all ages while there is a 55 acre arboretum, diverse wildlife habitat, wetlands, meadows and wooded areas at the historic Welkinweir. The 197 acres of land is also sometimes used for special events. For schools with boy and girl scouts, be sure to rent a mini bus for a field trip to World of Scouting Museum in Valley Forge. It showcases the origins of scouting in the country and was the birthplace of the Girl Scouts in Savannah, GA. The city also boasts of iconic landmarks like the Tioga Central Railroad which offers a 34 mile excursion train ride and there are themed charters throughout the year and special events or you can bring the charter bus to the huge Pagoda built in Reading instead. Measuring up to 7 stories high, 50 feet long and 28 feet wide, it is the only pagoda in the world that has a fireplace and chimney, a nice Western touch added to an East-inspired structure.
Some of the most popular outdoor attractions and activities in and around Pottstown includes farms, lakes and hot air balloon rides. If you fancy an aerial view of the city center and its surrounding communities, get in touch with either US Hot Air Balloon Team or Sky Riders Balloon Team, both operating from Pottstown and Collegeville respectively. They cater to special events like anniversaries, birthdays and engagements and the rides typically takes a few hours to complete. You can also enjoy the expansive children’s playground and wide open green space offered by Trappe Borough Hall Park, enjoy a canoe ride or relax in the intimate community park of Hoy Park or bring the charter bus to Red Buffalo Ranch for running, walking and biking. The ranch is located at the edge of Evansburg State Park, another popular attractions. If you are hunting for a place for a peaceful picnic with family and friends, check out the picnic spots, playground and paved trails around Carsonia Lake in Reading too as there’s ample space for just about any type of outdoor activity.
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