Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania
Bogert’s Covered Bridge, part of the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, in Allentown
Couple strolling among the vines at Clover Hill Vineyard & Winery
Exploring downtown Bethlehem at Christmas via horse-drawn carriage
Cycling along the Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor near Easton
Tour guides at the Historic Moravian Bethlehem National Historic Landmark District
High-velocity thrills on Talon, a roller coaster at Dorney Park in Allentown
A peaceful winter scene in Bethlehem
Family fun at the Crayola Experience in Easton
A fast-paced race at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center, home to the Lehigh Valley Velodrome
A tranquil morning view of area farmlands
- Major Airports:
- Lehigh Valley (ABE)
- Philadelphia (PHL)
- Newark Liberty (EWR)
Famous factories, endless trails, centuries-old sites and plenty of historic charm
A Legacy of Innovation
Lehigh Valley is the rare U.S. gem where visitors can experience the culture and history of days gone by alongside a vital, inventive spirit that continues to build. In Bethlehem, home to many museums and historic sites, you’ll find the Historic Moravian Bethlehem National Historic Landmark District. These remarkably preserved buildings are the remnants of an 18th century experimental community, where Moravian settlers from Europe established a communal society. Learn about some of the USA’s oldest structures and a way of life that fostered education, innovation and the arts.
This region also fostered the creation of many of the world’s most beloved products. Crayola in Easton makes 3 billion crayons each year and 12 million per day. Take the kids to the Crayola Experience in Easton to see how crayons are made and experience loads of interactive and creative exhibits inspired by Crayola. The C.F. Martin & Co. Museum in Nazareth spotlights one of the USA’s largest, oldest and finest acoustic guitar manufacturers. Hundreds of guitars – from early antique models played by country music legends to Kurt Cobain's D-1 – are on display.
You’ll find a marriage of old and new at SteelStacks Arts & Culture Campus, once the home of industrial powerhouse Bethlehem Steel. Today, it’s a popular venue for live music, festivals, movies, dining and more. Walk the elevated Hoover Mason Trestle for an up close look at the plant’s imposing blast furnaces. The site’s former electric repair shop houses the National Museum of Industrial History, which tells its story through dynamic exhibits and engaging programs. History meets the arts at the Allentown Art Museum, which features a century-spanning collection of decorative arts, paintings, photography, sculpture and more.
Attractions in the Outdoors
Explore natural wonders and local history along The Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor, which follows a historic industrial path and now provides opportunities for scenic road trips, boating, biking and hiking. Get your heart pounding on the rides and attractions at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. The floorless Hydra roller coaster shoots into the sky on nearly a kilometer of coiling steel track, while Possessed is a dueling-tower suspended impulse coaster that swings riders back and forth beneath a U-shaped track. Kids will love whirling around on the Flying Balloon Race ride and hitting the track for Road Race. The adjacent Wildwater Kingdom water park provides both excitement and refreshment on a warm summer day.
The Moravian Book Shop in Historic Bethlehem, founded in 1745, is the oldest continuously operating book shop in the USA.
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom's Steel Force is tall enough to fit the Statue of Liberty under its peak.
Bethlehem is home to Just Born Quality Confections, makers of marshmallow PEEPS, which have taken a starring role in Easter and other holiday celebrations.
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