LEGOLAND DISCOVERY CENTER
Families can enjoy a world of creativity, color and building fun in the ultimate indoor LEGO playground with features that include local landmarks made from over a million LEGO bricks. There’s also a fun and exciting LEGO themed ride, a 4D Cinema and plenty of blocky, imaginative fun.
BOYERTOWN MUSEUM OF HISTORIC VEHICLES
The newest exhibit at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles is demonstrated during various June days (2, 4, 11, 16 and 18). Docents will fire up the 1872 forge at the Jeremiah Sweinhart Carriage Factory (within the museum) and pound away in display of how blacksmithing was done. Equal parts art and skill, this presentation is something to bellow over.
KING OF PRUSSIA MALL
More than 450 stores and restaurants can be explored in a targeted, got-to-fill-my-wardrobe manner. Or in a browsing, let’s-window-shop way. Either excursion can be a wonderful way to pass a sweltering summer day.
Teens may balk at the idea of going to a “museum” during summer vacation, but here’s one that is so outrageously silly they won’t be able to resist. It’s a three-story, comprehensive collection of memorabilia from The Three Stooges. Hours are limited to Thursdays for walk-ins; Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays are given over to groups of any size with an appointment.
CAROUSEL AT POTTSTOWN
At $2 a ride, this is one of the most budget-friendly outings in all Montgomery County. But don’t let the small admission price lead you to believe this isn’t a big deal. This 1905 carousel has been lovingly restored and has become the pride of all of Pottstown borough.
Work together, collaborate with your puzzle-solving team and of course, keep an eye on the clock. Escape Room Mystery and Expedition Escape – two of the best locations in the county – have multiple rooms themed to different stories and reflecting various levels of difficulty.
Here’s a delicious way to pass a rainy summer afternoon. After watching the production floor, where conveyor belts of pretzels and potato chips get bathed in decadent chocolate, visitors can shop the onsite retail store. The “broken chocolate” bin is always a favorite, where cast-offs from the factory are sold at a discount. They may not have passed QA inspection, but they still taste yummy.
East Greenville’s Grand Theater screens current releases in the gorgeous setting of a classic movie theater… at prices well below the neighborhood multiplex. The Colonial, on the other hand, runs a steady rotation of art films and smaller-scale general releases, as well as movies from the classic age of Hollywood and kid-themed matinees.