Once you visit Bloomsburg and take a look around the area you will soon discover there is a vast array of local Bloomsburg attractions, some of which will require more time than others to visit. So if you can have a browse around online first you may be able to get a better idea for how much time you might want to spend at each. Bloomsburg attractions include Knoebels amusement park, great for kid's and adults alike, the renowned Bloomsburg Fair, Bloomsburg Historic District and so many more.. please see below. This list is by no means exhaustive and more attractions are due to be included soon. Remember that enjoying the full range of things to do in Bloomsburg PA is likely to involve a reasonable amount of driving- so make sure you allow enough time for all the things you want to see.
The Bloomsburg Fair-
The Bloomsburg Fair is probably one of the better known attractions in Bloomsburg PA, and draws exceptional crowds. It is a traditional farm fair and enjoys an attendance of over 420,000, over the course of the eight days it is open in September each year. The fairground is also host to events all year round see Bloomsburg Fair events schedule. The fair is the largest in the state of Pennsylvania. It covers 227 acres and has parking for 20,000 cars. Tickets will be available for the 2015 Fair around he start of August.
Bloomsburg Fair tickets details will be posted when available on our Bloomsburg Fair page- with a full schedule of events and ticket information.
Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
Bloomsburg University enrolled around 10,000 under graduates in 2012. Programs of study include sciences, education, arts and humanities, health care and business. Bloomsburg University holds the status of being one of the country's top schools in the northeast.
Bloomsburg University can provide:over eighty bachelor's degree programs and twenty graduate programs (leading to master's degrees).A majority of the almost four hundred full time faculty staff hold terminal degrees teaching accredited programs in four colleges. The University plays a highly important part in the local economy is located one mile to the south of Interstate 80. Bloomsburg University is on the list of truly interesting things to see in Bloomsburg.
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The Susquehanna River is one of the USA's largest. In fact Its actually the largest river that lies completely within the USA and drains into the Atlantic Ocean. Its source is Otsego Lake, not far from Cooperstown.
The Susquehanna packs quite a punch in terms of water flow- some estimates put the flow rate into the Chesapeake Bay as high as 18 million gallons per minute.
Bloomsburg Theater Ensemble-
The BTE was established in 1978. With a total of 150 combined years of professional experience. Celebrating their 35th anniversary season. Check out the packed Christmas performance calender.
See our Events page for details of latest BTE events, or visit the link below. Also check out the Super Theater Saturdays schedule and so much more.
Such as the Project Discovery program for high school students- a program with a mission to allow high school students from five counties surrounding Bloomsburg to attend at least one theater perfomance FREE in a given year. The BTE is a great attraction of the area that has been around for years-. It enjoys a very popular following in the town and beyond.
Bloomsburg Town Park
The Children's Museum in Bloomsburg
The Children's Museum in Bloomsburg. Staffed almost totally by volunteers. The Children's Museum provides hands on educational experience for children of all ages. The range of exhibits is quite astounding, from Egyptian tombs, Coal Mines even a Mighty Mouth, a huge plastic mouth to help Children learn the importance of dental hygiene. There are often presentations and special events running. The museum is operated on a not for profit basis. Take a look though the website and you are sure to find more than enough reasons to give it a place on your 'must see' list.
Address and telephone: 2 West 7th St., Bloomsburg, PA 17815, (570) 389-9206
Bill's Old Bike
Whether you have a love of motorcycles, Americana memorabilia or just enjoy finding highly interesting ways to spend your time.. here's somewhere you should see. Bill's Bike Barn is a more than just motorcycles though- its a whole experience just waiting for your enjoyment! -There is even a miniature city block to walk around! and much more besides. Rated 2nd out of 11 attractions in Bloomsburg, according to Trip Advisor.
Address and telephone: 7145 Columbia Blvd., Bloomsburg, PA 17815. (570)759.7030
Knoebels Amusement Park is America's largest free- ticket park.
Take a trip there with the kids and sample the great range of rides and attractions.
there are over 50 rides in all including two world class roller coasters (the Phoenix roller coaster has been voted the No.2 Wooden Coaster in the World).
Knoebels also offers swimming, camping, picnics and a great choice of restaurants and much more besides.
Address and telephone: 391 Knoebels Blvd.Rt. 487,Elysburg, PA 17824 ( 800) 487-4386
The area is famous for its Covered Bridges. Rupert Covered bridge for instance constructed in 1847 is one of 28 Covered Bridges across the local counties of Montour and Columbia. A little further out you will find East and West Paden, The Twin Bridges. These are the only twin Covered Bridges located in the USA. Find them in Fishing Creek Township, Columbia County. Josiah Hess Bridge and Wanich Bridge are two other distinguished bridges in the surrounding area. The bridges are representative of the skills and craftmanship so prevalent in times gone by. Take a tour around the covered bridges in the area and get a real sense of the past. The Covered Bridges really do hold their place well as great Bloomsburg PA Attractions.