Local Attractions

  • King Tut -- Make plans now to visit Philadelphia for Tutankhamun & the Golden Age of Pharaohs, at the Franklin Institute Science Museum. King Tut at the Franklink Institute Philadelphia is a proud host, along with only four other cities worldwide, of the 27-month tour, which began in 2005 and concludes in 2008. For more information on booking a group tour of Tutankhamun & the Golden Age of Pharaohs, February 3-September 30, 2007 in Philadelphia, contact Rosanna Scicchitano at 1-800-CALL-PHL, ext. 2, or . Links: [ Franklin Institute | King Tut Exhibit | Tickets & Reservations ]

  • Valley Forge

    Valley Forge National Park – The men and women of the Continental Army were ordinary, like many of us, but these ordinary people were thrust into extraordinary circumstances. Valley Forge National Historical Park commemorates more than the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation -- it honors the ability of citizens and their leaders to pull together and overcome adversity during extraordinary times.

  • Skippack Area: Only about 5 miles away from Ursinus College, Historic Skippack Village Skippack Village is now one of the quaintest shopping villages in the state. Creativity and craftsmanship, along with a warm country atmosphere, pervade the antique, craft and specialty shops, art galleries and skippack restaurants, open year round. Most of the shops in Skippack Village are tucked into renovated original 18th and 19th century buildings, homes and barns, all situated in a park-like setting in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania www.villageofskippack.com
  • King of Prussia Mall: King of Prussia Mall King of Prussia Mall offers the most discriminating shopper an endless selection of luxury department stores, exclusive shops and sophisticated dining experiences-over 400 stores and restaurants in all. For more information visit www.kingofprussiamall.com

  • Philadelphia - Liberty Bell Historic Philadelphia: Ursinus is located 30 miles from downtown Philadelphia, the nation's fifth largest metropolitan region. To discover Philadelphia's Treasures, visit www.philadelphiausa.travel . The greatest concentration of American history can be found at Independence National Historical Park, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, and the National Constitution Center To learn more, visit www.nps.gov and www.constitutioncenter.org
  • Philadelphia Zoo:Philadelphia Zoo Throughout its history, the Philadelphia Zoo has played a monumental role in educating the public about exotic animals, promoting and participating in worldwide conservation efforts for endangered wildlife, and providing exceptional recreational opportunities for families.

    Today, the Zoo is reaching new heights in all areas of its mission as a conservation, education and recreation organization. Its state-of-the-art animal exhibits and health-care facilities, award-winning education and conservation programs, recreational opportunities, guest services, scientific accomplishments and historically significant venue make the Philadelphia Zoo one of the world's most renowned zoological societies and gardens. The Zoo is also the Philadelphia region's leading family attraction, welcoming more than 1.1 million visitors a year. [ www.philadelphiazoo.org ]

  • Manayunk Historic District
  • Manayunk: Named a National Historic District in 1983, Manayunk is located just minutes west of Center City Philadelphia, nestled along the banks of the Schuylkill River and the historic Manayunk Canal. For more information please visit: www.manayunk.com