Explore the Susquehanna Valley

The following visitors bureaus are great resources if you’re planning a trip to the area. Each site lists dining and shopping destinations, special events, cultural activities, and additional attractions and lodging for their respective counties.

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Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties


Lycoming County

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Columbia and Montour Counties


Centre County

Area Attractions

Little League Museum (15 minutes from Reptiland)
The Little League Museum highlights the world’s largest youth sporting organization. This two-level hands-on facility features batting and pitching cages with video replay and a 60-foot timed running track. Also included are artifacts from Little League’s history and highlights from championship games.

Historic Williamsport Trolleys (15 minutes from Reptiland)
Enjoy a delightful ride through Williamsport’s areas of interest, featuring Millionaire’s Row. Complete with a taped narration, you will travel along and see the impressive mansions built by the lumber barons of days gone by.

Hiawatha Paddle Wheel Riverboat (15 minutes from Reptiland)
All aboard the Hiawatha for a leisurely 1-hour cruise on the Susquehanna River. Tales of the river when lumbering was king highlight this breathtaking scenic cruise. Special cruises throughout the season include Family Nights, Sunday Brunches, Dinner and Sunset Concert Cruises.

Knoebels Amusement Park (40 minutes from Reptiland)
America’s largest free admission amusement park, Knoebels boasts 50 rides including exciting thrill rides, wooden roller coasters, a kiddie area, and giant pool with waterslides. The park also offers a variety of  camping options with two campgrounds. Voted America’s best park for families by the National Historical Amusement Park Association.

Piper Aviation (45 minutes from Reptiland)
Home to an ever-increasing collection of photographs, archives, memorabilia, aircraft, and equipment, you can “Fly” in the new simulator and see one of the two Piper Super Cruisers that flew around the world in 1947.

Penn’s Cave (70 minutes from Reptiland)
America’s only all-water cavern and wildlife park – a favorite since 1885. Go on a guided motorboat tour through limestone passageways onto Lake Nittany, and check out the Farm, Nature, and Wildlife tour spanning 1,000 acres of Penn’s Cave fields and forests.

Pioneer Tunnel Coal Mine Tour (70 minutes from Reptiland)
Tour a real anthracite coal mine in open coal cars pulled by a battery-operated mine motor. Also take a scenic ride on an old-fashioned steam locomotive around the Mahanoy Mountain. Both tours are guided.

Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center (2 hours from Reptiland)
See Live birds-of-prey, native reptiles and amphibians. Shaver’s Creek also offers fun shows, festivals, exhibits, programs, picnicking, bird watching, gardens, and  trails. Events include the Maple Harvest Festival in March, Harrier 5k run in September, and Children’s Halloween Trail in October.

Other Kid Friendly Activities in the Susquehanna Valley 


Williamsport Hotels

Genetti Hotel & Suites
Hampton Inn (Downtown)
Hampton Inn (Faxon Exit)
TownePlace Suites
Residence Inn
Holiday Inn
Holiday Inn Express
Comfort Inn
Best Western
Candlewood Suites
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Peter Herdic Inn 

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