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  • Colonial Theatre

    One-of-a-kind theatre hosts art and indie films — and Blobfest

    Considered the cultural center of town, the Colonial Theatre opened its doors in 1903.

    This one-of-a-kind 658-seat auditorium presents art and independent films, classic and modern pictures and live children’s shows and concerts.

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  • LoweRiders Bikes and Boards

    Bike rentals are available at this Downington bike shop

    LoweRider Bikes and Boards rents hybrid and comfort bikes, as well as snow boards.

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  • A Taste Of Olive
    West Chester

    World-class olive oils available for tasting and buying

    Choose from the freshest selection of extra virgin olive oils as well as a wide variety of traditional and flavored premium balsamic vinegars.

    A Taste of Olive doesn’t want you to settle for standard olive oil. Browse their world-class selection, sample some that look interesting, then take home your favorite.

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  • American Helicopter Museum

    The history of rotorcraft flight from the ground up

    Child playing at the Helicopter Museum.

    The 20,000-square-foot hangar full of 70 years’ worth of vintage helicopters is a rotorwing historian’s dream; here, vintage and modern aircraft demonstrate the copter’s roles in war and rescue missions, agriculture and police surveillance. You’ll see the only V-22 tilt-rotor Osprey in the world that’s on public display, and have the chance to climb into some of the helicopters to fiddle with the dials, switches and pedals.

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  • Artisans Gallery & Café

    Check out works from Chester County artists and eat a sconut

    Artisans Gallery & Café displays and sells handmade pottery by local artists while serving up homemade food, including “sconuts,” a scone/donut combo available in a variety of flavors.

    Artisans Gallery & Café displays and sells handmade pottery by local artists while serving up homemade food, including “sconuts,” a scone/donut combo available in a variety of flavors.

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  • Autumn’s Colors and Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens

    Celebrate fall with chrysanthemums, music and more

    Longwood Gardens celebrates the harvest season with Autumn's Colors, a festive showcase of fall colors.

    Open through November 23
    Longwood Gardens celebrates the harvest season with Autumn’s Colors, a festive showcase of fall colors, and the Chrysanthemum Festival, when more than 20,000 blooming chrysanthemums take over Longwood’s four-acre conservatory.

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  • Binky Lee Preserve

    A former farm, now being reclaimed as natural lands

    Binky Lee Preserve

    A former farm, now being reclaimed as natural lands

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  • Black Walnut Winery

    18 varietals and blends made in a refurbished 200-year-old barn

    Black Walnut Winery uses grapes from neighboring vineyards to produce 18 varietals and blends.

    Started by two couples who turned a hobby into a career by refurbishing a 200-year-old bank barn, Black Walnut Winery uses grapes from neighboring vineyards to produce 18 varietals and blends. A variety of events, including live music, take place throughout the year at the winery and its off-site tasting room in downtown Phoenixville.

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  • Brandywine Conservancy’s Wildflower and Native Plant Garden

    A garden that inspired the paintings of three generations of Wyeths

    The gardens surround the Brandywine River Museum of Art

    A garden that inspired the paintings of three generations of Wyeths

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  • Brandywine River Museum of Art

    Art and nature come together in a scenic riverside setting

    Experience artwork from the Wyeth family at the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

    It’s hard to imagine a more bucolic place in which to explore art than the Brandywine River Museum of Art run by the Brandywine Conservancy on a nature preserve. As you stroll its galleries, remember that the very settings which inspired much of the art on view — rolling hills, snowy drifts, and, always, the river — surround you. For many, this landscape, at once rough and gentle, has become synonymous with Andrew Wyeth, whose work is exhibited here in abundance.

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  • Brandywine Valley Harvest Festival

    Celebrate the 2014 vintage along the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail

    Paradocx Vineyard is one of six wineries and vineyards taking part in this year's Brandywine Valley Harvest Festival.

    October 4 to 5
    As summer turns to fall, it’s harvest time at the region’s wineries. Last year’s crop is already turning into wine and, once again, it’s time to celebrate the harvest in the Brandywine Valley.

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  • Brandywine Valley Wine Trail

    Explore the wineries of the Brandywine Valley

    Paradocx Winery is one of five wineries on the trail.

    Take a tour of incredible wineries located in the beautiful, historic Brandywine Valley.

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  • Carlino’s Specialty Foods
    West Chester

    Old World recipes meet new world trends at this authentic gourmet take-away spot

    Carlino’s Specialty Foods acts as a purveyor of artisan cheeses, homemade desserts signature pasta and sauces and more.

    Carlino’s Market offers an authentic gourmet take-away experience, where respect for Olde World recipes blends with new world trends, in a bustling marketplace steaming with hospitality, foodstuffs and a la carte delicacies for everyday, easy entertaining or big occasions.

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  • Chaddsford Winery

    Enjoy a fine wine in gorgeous Chester County

    Chaddsford Winery

    Now owning the distinction as the biggest winery in Pennsylvania, the Chaddsford Winery is nestled in the heart of the scenery that painter Andrew Wyeth made famous. International awards, such as the Tasters Guild International Wine Competition Gold Medal, keep piling in for the husband-and-wife owner team, who boast about their premium varieties, with special emphasis on their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and spiced apple wine.

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  • Chester County Historical Society

    Focusing a spotlight on local history and handicrafts

    This gem of a small museum displays its permanent collections as regally and thoughtfully as any major museum. Exhibits afford a glimpse into the life of the early residents, the local iron industry and the artistry of the Welsh settlers who decorated furniture with a unique line and berry inlay design. The History Lab, a large room full of hands-on activities for tots through teens, is especially inviting, with its Chippendale-style chair to construct and a Civil War officer’s coat to don.

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  • Crow’s Nest Preserve

    A nature preserve composed of four 19th-century farms

    A nature preserve composed of four 19th-century farms

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  • Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House
    West Chester

    Old-school quality on the half shell

    Doc Magrogan's is designed as a throwback to the golden days of oyster saloons.

    Designed as a throwback to the golden days of oyster saloons, Doc Magrogan’s prides itself on selling the freshest seafood, along with a large selection of wine and beer.

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  • Downingtown Fall Fest

    Seasonal celebration of food, craft beer, shopping and live music

    The fifth-annual Downingtown Fall Fest welcomes more than 5,000 guests for a day of live music, great food, shopping and craft beer from Victory Brewing Company.

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  • Eagles Crest Vineyard

    A Chester County working farm, vineyard, and animal sanctuary

    A working farm and vineyard with roots that go all the way back to Portugal.

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  • Eclat Chocolate

    Some of the best chocolates in America can be found in West Chester

    Eclat Chocolates are made with only the highest quality ingredients.

    Christopher Curtin, a world-renowned master chocolatier, prides himself on his obsession with using only the highest quality ingredients for the exotic and fancy caramels, truffles and crèmes he sells at his West Chester shop, Eclat Chocolate.

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  • Festival of Fountains
    at Longwood Gardens

    May 24 – September 1: Thousands of sparkling fountains dance before your eyes

    Longwood’s signature Main Fountain Garden

    Longwood Gardens demonstrates its role as a cultural center for the performing arts during its annual Festival of Fountains. Throughout the spring and summer, the Gardens come alive with music, special performances and fantastic fountain displays.

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  • Fireworks and Fountains at Longwood Gardens

    Celebrate summer with plenty of “Oohs” and “Aahs”

    Festively decorated fountains at Longwood Gardens.

    The entire family will enjoy Longwood Gardens’ light and sound spectacular, a summer tradition at the internationally celebrated gardens.

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  • French Creek State Park

    Two lakes and forested hiking trails amid the picturesque farmland of northern Chester County

    French Creek State Park

    Two lakes and forested hiking trails amid the picturesque farmland of northern Chester County

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  • Goat Hill Serpentine Barrens

    Part of the largest occurrence of serpentine barrens in the eastern United States

    Even the most casual visitor can see the dramatic difference between the life that thrives atop the barren rock and the lush green growth of the surrounding deciduous forest in this particular section of the Appalachian Highlands.

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  • Herr’s Snack Factory Tour

    Go behind the scenes of the region’s favorite snack foods

    See how the chips are made on the Herr's Snack Factory Tour.

    See how some of the region’s favorite snack foods are made at the Herr’s Snack Factory Tour in Chester County.

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  • Historic Houses of Chadds Ford

    Pre-Revolutionary War homes on the National Register of Historic Places

    Pre-Revolutionary War homes on the National Register of Historic Places

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  • Historic Yellow Springs

    An early American spa and hospital in a rural setting

    An early American spa and hospital in a rural setting

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  • Hopewell Furnace
    National Historic Site

    An early American “Iron Plantation” — a forerunner of today’s iron and steel industries

    Hopewell Furnace

    Forging weapons and ammunition for the American Revolution

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  • Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
    Phoenixville

    Brewery micro-chain has inviting beer, great food and awards galore

    Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant's Phoenixville location.

    The award-winning Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is the kind of place where old friends can enjoy a round of brews at the billiards tables, or dine on seared ahi tuna and prime rib.

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  • Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
    West Chester

    Brewery micro-chain has inviting beer, great food and awards galore

    Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant's West Chester location.

    The award-winning Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant is the kind of place where old friends can enjoy a round of brews at the billiards tables, or dine on seared ahi tuna and prime rib.

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