Are you interested in taking a trip, but not willing to part with a stack of money?
Try one of these three trips you can enjoy on just one tank of gas: Nicholas Smith Trains in Broomall, Limerick Bowl in Royersford and the Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville.
1. Nicholas Smith Trains
Address: 2343 West Chester Pike, Broomall, PA 19008
How Far From Palmer-Forks Patch: About one hour and 20 minutes / About 68 miles
- Monday, Wednesday, Friday -- 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Tuesday, Thursday -- 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Saturday -- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday -- Closed
Summary: This large, family-owned toy and hobby store carries everything your child needs to be entertained. With a gigantic range of model trains upstairs, and enough toys to rival any larger chain downstairs, this is one of the most impressive family-owned toy stores in the area. Whether you're a train aficionado or just a parent with kids to entertain, Nicholas Smith is the place to be.
2. Limerick Bowl
Address: 653 W. Ridge Pike, Royersford, PA 19468
How Far From Palmer-Forks Patch? About one hour and six minutes / About 47 miles
- $4.50 per game per person
- $10 per person for two hours
- $39.95 per lane for two hours for up to five people
- Check website for additional packages, parties and Glow Bowl prices
- Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 a.m.
- Sunday, 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Summary: With a motto of “Still Affordable – Still Fun," Limerick Bowl is a family bowling center that has something for everyone. With special pricing packages and the popular Glow Bowling as its trademark, Limerick Bowl is the perfect place to spend the afternoon with the kids or a night of adult fun with friends. During Glow Bowl, the lights go out, the music goes up and the fog rolls in as bowlers enjoy a fun atmosphere and a great night out.
3. Yuengling Brewery
Address: 501 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville, PA
How Far From Palmer-Forks Patch? About one hour and 18 minutes / About 66 miles
- Weekday tours start at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. during the winter months. Check the brewery's online calendar before you go.
- The gift shop is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays during the winter months.
Summary: Tour the site of America's oldest brewery where David Yuengling set up shop after moving from Germany to a sleepy coal town. See hand-dug fermentation caves used for storage before refrigeration. Experience living history in a building that has produced popular beers since 1892. Discover what the brewery did during Prohibition. (Visitors are required to wear completely closed shoes for the brewery tour).