THINGS TO DO IN NORRISTOWN
Top Shopping, Attractions and Dining
Norristown, Pennsylvania, is the bustling center of local government with a lively urban vibe. Norristown reflects a varied cultural and ethnic demographic that give its events, attractions, dining experiences and history a rich and wide appeal.
ELMWOOD PARK ZOO
1661 Harding Blvd
Elmwood Park Zoo has been delighting children and their parents for 90 years, but in its determination to stay current, the zoo constantly innovates, as with its recent addition of a new ziplining course.
NORRISTOWN FARM PARK
2500 Upper Farm Rd
Norristown Farm Park combines the peacefulness of open space with the opportunity for educational enrichment, especially for children.
WESTOVER GOLF CLUB
401 S. Schuylkill Ave
Westover Golf Club provides some of the best public golf in Montgomery County. The 18-hole, par-70 course combines hills, hazards and natural obstacles to challenge every golfer.
FIVE SAINTS DISTILLING
129 E. Main St
Located in the former Humane Fire Engine Co. #1 in Norristown, Five Saints Distilling is crafting small batch spirits. Take a tour, enjoy a tasting, and pick up your new favorite whiskey or spirit.
GREATER NORRISTOWN ART LEAGUE
800 W Germantown Pike
East Norriton Township
The Greater Norristown Art League is dedicated to the promotion and teaching of the arts in multiple forms. Day and evening classes for adults and children are a steady offering.
NORRISTOWN ARTS FESTIVAL
The Norristown Arts Festival sees "Art Hill" teem with singing, dancing, paintings, sculpture, poetry, portraiture, film, video - and, of course, food and drink.
1301 West Airy St.
Selma Mansion has been standing tall on its hillside on Norristown's West End since the land was scored with rows and rows of crop-laden fields. The mansion opens its doors every fall as a haunted house attraction and fo ghost tours.
ELMWOOD PARK BANDSHELL
Sterigere Street and Harding Boulevard
The Elmwood Park Bandshell becomes the site of a music-palooza series of summer concerts. Sundays, the air fills with a variety of musical acts, ranging from British Invasion tribute bands to Elvis impersonators.
LOU'S SANDWICH SHOP
414 E. Main Street
Lou's Steak Shop is the local joint to enjoy a Zep, a local variation on a hoagie (or hero, or sub, or insert your own regional name here).
ZWAHLEN'S ICE CREAM & CHOCOLATE COMPANY
670 Shannondell Boulevard
Zwahlen's combines its generational expertise as both ice cream makers and chocolatiers, using Swiss recipes that originated when ice cream was cranked by hand.
HOTELS NEAR NORRISTOWN, PA
DOUBLETREE BY HILTON PHILADELPHIA/VALLEY FORGE
North of the King of Prussia Mall on US 202, DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia/Valley Forge features 327 newly renovated luxurious guest rooms, a health club, outdoor heated 3 season pool and gift shop.
Conveniently located 2 miles from the Pennsylvania Turnpike the HYATT HouseTM offers hotel accommodations with a residential atmosphere in all of our 131 guest suites. Book your next reservation and enjoy complimentary breakfast & Wi-Fi.
BEST WESTERN PLUS - THE INN AT KING OF PRUSSIA
168 rooms. Complimentary hot breakfast buffet and WiFi. Seasonal heated outdoor pool and whirlpool. On-Site fitness center, media room and business center. Directly across from the King of Prussia Mall. Two miles from Valley Forge National Historical Park, 20 miles from Historic Olde City Philadelphia.
COMFORT INN - VALLEY FORGE
Complimentary Hot breakfast, newspaper, HBO, free high-speed wireless internet, fitness center, data ports, iron and board, coffeemaker, hairdryer. Refrigerators available. Adjacent to the King of Prussia Mall. AAA/AARP discounts. Silver Award winner.
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT - PLYMOUTH MEETING
The Courtyard Plymouth Meeting Hotel is ideally located near Center City Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, PHL Airport and the Crayola Factory.
DOUBLETREE SUITES BY HILTON - PHILADELPHIA WEST
The 253 spacious suites feature a living room, separate master bedroom, wet bar, coffee maker and refrigerator. Amenities include a pool, sun deck, whirlpool, sauna and exercise room, and the Brandywine Hunt Club & Grille.
HAMPTON INN - KING OF PRUSSIA
With 147 guest rooms, this property offers multi-purpose rooms for meetings and functions as well as free business and fitness centers. King deluxe rooms with microwave and refrigerator also offered. Free deluxe breakfast bar. Group rates available.
136 rooms. Features complimentary hot breakfast buffet, restaurant and fitness room on-site. Conveniently located, with additional dining and shopping within walking distance. Internet access, HBO, USA Today and local calls. Group rates and Hilton Honors Rewards.