4.5 based on 203 reviews
Before summer ends you might want to take a walk through the Barnes Arboretum, a hidden treasure of horticultural rarities spread over 12-acres in suburban Merion, Pa., a short distance from the art filled Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.
The Arboretum was Mrs. Barnes’ passion. The Barnses purchased the land in 1922 from an equally devoted horticulturalist who had made it his mission to create a park-like setting that could thrive here for ever. Many of the trees then planted still do. Mrs. Barnes complemented the woods with thousands of rare plant specimens including dogwoods, lilacs, horsetails, medicinal plants, a fern dell, a unique collection of hostas and an extensive herbarium that ultimately encompassed an astounding 2500 species, sub-species, cultivars and hybrids of woody plants and trees.
You might even play a game asking which medicinal plants in the herbarium are intended to cure which illness. Drumstick? Ginger? Papaya? Periwinkle? Suffice it to say that the list of ailments thus cured is long and varied ranging from blood pressure, cholesterol and cancer to digestive disorders, diabetes, arthritis and more. Here is to inexpensive folk medicine!
As for the Monkey Puzzle Tree (Araucaria araucana), it’s a tall evergreen that is native to Chile and Argentina. Monkeys in South America? After discovering this conifer in the early 1800s, the British supposedly gave it this name when a botanical luminary in London suggested that it would be difficult for a monkey to climb such a tree. Unscientific the name may be, but it has stuck as a popular moniker.
Please check for openings and tours at 215.278.7350.
300 N. Latches Lane, Merion Station, Pa. 19066
5 based on 378 reviews
Thirty acres of a 1913 estate fashioned into a series of formal gardens including a meadow, woodland with shrubs and a produce garden.
My daughter and I spent an entire afternoon here last Saturday exploring the grounds and gardens. The grounds are incredibly beautiful and unique. The many seats and benches throughout the property encourage quiet contemplation of your surroundings. We had a very enjoyable time and I look forward to going back for one of their picnic evenings!
4 based on 11 reviews
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Needs more cleaning of the areas where we eat and get beverages. Staff needs more training to make the experience better.
5 based on 19 reviews
My daughter has attending Summer Stage at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center since she was in the 6th grade. Each year she gains more experience and I see her grow and develop as an entertainer. The staff is great and the other attendees, especially the more seasoned summer stages, are supportive of each other and encourage the newer attendees to not be afraid to shine. I love this program. My daughter has recognized her musical talent and has gained a lot of knowledge in the performing arts industry. The performances at the end of the summer are phenomenal and I enjoy each show I attend. I would recommend this program to all young people in and out of the Upper Darby area.
4.5 based on 137 reviews
We had a fun time in the park. There are a lot of things to see here and a good walk in the woods. Our dog loved it too.
4.5 based on 22 reviews
Take a walk around the Memorial stopping at each of the nine 18ft granite columns where you will learn about American Wars and Conflicts from the War of 1812 to the Wars of the Middle East. Read quotes from Presidents and Generals and see through the eyes of the veterans as you read their words during times of war. Feel the never ending gratitude as you read the names of fallen soldiers Wounded Warriors, POWs and heroes of the armed forces etched in granite. Walk amongst the pavers honoring local love ones and supporting our troops with personalized messages. A fountain, located in the center, is a gathering place for reflection and it's constant flow reminds us of the memory of our Veterans which will be kept alive forever at this Memorial. Open 7 days a week, the Memorial Association is proud to honor our men and women in uniform with the Memorial dedicated to preserving the legacy of all Veterans and active members of the American Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, Merchant Marines and National Guard during any period from all over the nation.
I really like this place for two reasons. The first being the meaning behind it. I love when veterans get the recognition they deserve and two I like that it is flat. I have an older dog and he doesn't do well on hills anymore. Great place!!!
4.5 based on 11 reviews
This is one of the earliest examples of how one can overcome obstacles to live the American dream, Thomas Massey fulfilled his indenture and received the promised 50 acres of land from his master as well as 50 acres from William Penn. The house is furnished with period furniture late 17th and 18th century, much of which is original. The tour guides/volunteers are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the house, Thomas Massey (& family) as well as history of the area (the suburban Philadelphia counties of Chester & Delaware). One of the docents was a 9 year old boy named Daniel, who was surprisingly knowledgeable and entertaining as a tour guide. I had watched him guide a family, including a child younger than himself and was able to engage them well. While there is no fee, donations are very much appreciated and needed to keep such interesting historical sites around.
5 based on 101 reviews
Fans of intelligent, award-winning films will enjoy the offerings at this theater. The staff is knowledgeable and the selected films range from this year’s critically acclaimed films to recent and not-so-recent classics. Check out their website for special screenings.
4.5 based on 46 reviews
Not truly a farmers market, Many dishes can be purchased next door at Trader Joes at less than half the price. Dibruno"s Italian deli has taken over half the market and other stands have raised prices to their level. Seafood stand especially good but high priced. This is the Main Line and many don't care about price. Asian stand very good and more sensibly priced. Parking lot difficult to navigate. Two very good bakeries. Produce stand offers freshness on most products. Sushi stand worth a try.
5 based on 167 reviews
Our four themed escape rooms have lots of electronics, sounds, and are professionally themed. Escape Room Mystery will make you feel like you are in a different world! Whether new to escape rooms or seasoned veterans, you won't want to miss our escape room adventures in King of Prussia, PA!
Everything about this place is great. They run on time, their website is easy to navigate, the staff is wonderful (shout to Dan for being an awesome guide!) and the rooms are incredibly well designed. My friends and I had a blast in both the Revolution Spies and The Lab rooms. Thanks for giving us a great first and second escape room experience!!
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