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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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  • 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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  • Autumn’s Colors at Longwood Gardens

    Celebrate fall with chrysanthemums, music and more

    Longwood Gardens' treehouse in the fall.

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

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  • Balloon Expeditions

    A gentle, birds-eye view of the scenic Delaware Valley

    Ballooning in The Countryside

    Drift along with the wind to see what the birds see, tree tops rustling beneath as you take in a golden sunset.

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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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  • 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

    A garden that inspired the paintings of three generations of Wyeths

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  • Brandywine Harvest Festival

    Celebrate the 2011 vintage along the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail

    Chaddsford Winery

    As summer turns to fall, it’s harvest time at the region’s wineries. Last year’s crop is already turning into that mysterious thing we call wine and, once again, it’s time to celebrate the harvest in the Brandywine Valley.

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  • Brandywine River Museum

    Art and nature come together in a scenic riverside setting

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

    It’s hard to imagine a more bucolic place in which to explore art than the Brandywine River Museum 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 Wine Trail

    Explore the wineries of the Brandywine Valley

    Chaddsford Winery

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

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  • Chaddsford Winery

    Enjoy a fine wine in gorgeous Chester County

    Chaddsford Winery

    Explore the wonderful world of Brandywine Valley 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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  • 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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  • Festival of Fountains at Longwood Gardens

    May 26 – September 2: Thousands of sparkling fountains dance before your eyes

    Spring at Longwood Gardens.

    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”

    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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  • Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack

    Great gaming is just a few minutes south of Philadelphia off I-95

    An exterior view of Harrah's Chester Casino

    Located just south of the Philadelphia International Airport, Harrah’s Chester Casino and Racetrack is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year. Along with horseracing, Harrah’s Chester features 100,000-square-feet of gaming, including more than 2,900 slot machines and live table games.

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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

    Six locations prove the staying power of this inviting beer and food haven

    Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

    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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  • Jenkins Arboretum

    A hardwood forest abloom with rhododendrons and azaleas

    A hardwood forest abloom with rhododendrons and azaleas.

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  • Kennett Square Mushroom Festival

    September 7 – 8: All things mushroom celebrated in “The Mushroom Capital of the World”

    Expect to taste your way through a competitive line-up of soups and other mushroom dishes prepared by local restaurateurs on Sunday, and you won’t want to miss what the group of celebrity chefs and culinary arts students will be serving up throughout the festival.

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  • Longwood Gardens

    One of the world’s premier horticultural display gardens

    Spring at Longwood Gardens.

    When you’re at Longwood Gardens, it’s easy to imagine that you’re at a giant, royal garden in Europe. Stroll along the many paths through acres of exquisitely maintained grounds featuring 11,000 different types of plants.

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  • Longwood Gardens Christmas

    Dazzling lights highlight this incredible holiday celebration

    The Christmas tree at Longwood Gardens

    No holiday is complete without a visit to Longwood Gardens, where more than 400,000 twinkling lights and spectacular fountain shows compose a brilliant wonderland your family is sure to love.

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  • Marsh Creek State Park

    A 1700-acre park in the rolling hills of northern Chester County

    Marsh Creek State Park

    A 1700-acre park in the rolling hills of northern Chester County

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  • Mason Dixon Trail

    A 193-mile link from the Brandywine Trail to the Appalachian Trail

    Follow the trail along the line that famously separated the northern states from the southern states in the 19th Century.

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  • Mill at Anselma

    Operating grist mill with three centuries of rich agricultural and industrial history

    Get a genuine taste of the past at this operating grist mill.

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