MUST-SEE MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Ten Can't Miss Montco Attractions

If you want a true Montco experience, there are some things you have do. A trip to Valley Forge Park is a must for history buffs. Kids will love feeding the giraffes at Elmwood Park Zoo. And with more than 450 stores, everyone will find something to love at King of Prussia Mall.

Here's a look at Montgomery County's best of the best:

Summer Programming - Bike Tours

VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

King of Prussia

Valley Forge is a name that every American learned as a child. In December 1777, General George Washington led a weary Continental Army into winter quarters along the Schuylkill River. Six months later, they emerged as an elite fighting force capable of taking the fight to the British Empire. Today, Valley Forge National Historical Park is dedicated to telling the story of the encampment and the soldiers who spent the hard winter in Montgomery County. And all of the trails and outdoor activities are pet-friendly.

KING OF PRUSSIA MALL

KING OF PRUSSIA MALL

King of Prussia

Montgomery County is home to the largest shopping mall on the east coast, the King of Prussia Mall. With more than 400 stores, restaurants and kiosks spread across 2.3 million square feet of retail space, the Mall is a shopping mecca. With no state sales tax on clothing, stores like Lord & Taylor, Macy's and Neiman Marcus become even more appealing.

Patriot Trails

PATRIOT TRAILS

Various Locations

Discover history like never before as you explore Patriot Trails, web-based Revolutionary War tours that take you from Valley Forge to historic sites throughout Montgomery County. See historic homes where George Washington made his headquarters, explore battlefields and skirmish sites, dine at historic restaurants and learn the full story of the Philadelphia Campaign of 1777 and the key people in the campaign.

Valley Forge Park - Bison Feeding

ELMWOOD PARK ZOO

Norristown

Experience nature in a whole new way at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown. Get an up-close look at some of nature's most curious creatures in the giraffe-feeding area, an unforgettable experience for children and parents, alike. Visitors can also get a birds-eye view of the animal kingdom at the TreeTop Adventure Park, zipline courses for adults and children that criss-crosses the treetops high above the animals.

FALL FESTIVALS - Glencairn Museum

BRYN ATHYN HISTORIC DISTRICT

Bryn Athyn

The Bryn Athyn Historic District was founded as a religious community in the late 19th century, and the three buildings that make up this National Historic Landmark feature some of the most beautiful architecture in the county. Glencairn Museum houses a global collection of religious artwork. Cairnwood Estate is the palatial mansion of John Pitcairn and is open for tours. The stunning Bryn Athyn Cathedral is the cornerstone of the New Church, an international Christian denomination.

WATER SPORTS - JOHN JAMES AUDUBON CENTER AT MILL GROVE

JOHN JAMES AUDUBON CENTER AT MILL GROVE

Audubon

The John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove was the first American home of naturalist and painter John James Audubon. The three-story home now serves as a museum that includes original artwork by Audubon, rotating exhibits and a large collection of avian taxidermy. Mill Grove also offers nine miles of hiking trails that are great for bird watching. Mill Grove's guided canoe trips along the Perkiomen Creek are a great way to experience the scenic beauty of Montgomery County.

BALLOON RIDES DAILY BY U.S. HOT AIR BALLOON TEAM

U.S. HOT AIR BALLOON COMPANY

Pottstown

Explore Montgomery County from high above on a ride with the U.S. Hot Air Balloon Company. Rides begin at the Pottstown Municipal Airport and the one-hour flights offer picturesque views of the Schulykill River, the Philadelphia skyline and Montgomery County's towns and villages. Upon landing, you will get a van ride back to the launch point for a champagne toast with the crew.

Spring Mountain - Ziplining

SPRING MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES

Schwenksville

Spring Mountain Adventures is truly a year-round destination for family fun in Montgomery County. In summer and fall, adventure seekers can take to the sky on Spring Mountain's canopy tour: a zipline challenge course for adults and children age 10 and up. After the rush is over, enjoy a meal or relaxing night's stay at the nearby Woodside Lodge.

Casino Gaming - Slot Machines

VALLEY FORGE CASINO RESORT

King of Prussia

Valley Forge Casino Resort is Montgomery County's premier entertainment destination. Try your luck at more than 500 of the hottest slot machines and table games. See some of the biggest stars in music and comedy at the Music Fair. Hang out in the hottest nightclubs. And dine at some of the area's best restaurants.

Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER.

EASTER EVENTS - PHILADELPHIA PREMIUM OUTLETS

PHILADELPHIA PREMIUM OUTLETS

Limerick

The Philadelphia Premium Outlets open a door to a whole new shopping experience. The open-air mall features more than 150 of the top brands, all at discount prices up to 65-percent off every day. Here you'll find names like Ann Taylor, Michael Kors, Coach and Ralph Lauren.