Aug 15 Thu American Treasure Tour & Train Ride Tour # 2748

And the Colebrookdale Railroad into the Secret Valley

 

Oaks PA…The American Treasure Tour…is an all-indoor massive collection of Americana from antiques to kitsch to pop culture. Two of their major exhibits are mechanical music and classic preserved automobiles. The mechanical music display includes hundreds of machines such as nickelodeons, band organs and music boxes. In addition to seeing the sights you will hear the great sounds of the music of days gone by. Additionally they have a jam-packed display of animated store window advertising, dolls, doll houses, model airplanes, circus, patriotic, holiday items and many surprises. Group tours ride the tram to experience the vast collection as well as enjoy a seated presentation in the Music Room. It is always a great day at the American Treasure Tour! Come join the fun.

This place will absolutely amaze you. The total experience is divided into three areas: The Vintage Car Collection, The Toy Room & Kaliope Annex, and The Nickelodeon Room. These are world-class collections both in rarity and volume. The effort to maintain all of the musical entertainment in operating condition is a feat unto itself. And remember to keep looking up as you pass through the rooms of the tour in order to capture the advertising signs of bygone eras and the remote controlled airplanes. From ceiling to floor, the enormity of this rare collection leaves our visitors overwhelmed and eager to come back again!

Boyertown PA…A forgotten Civil War gem, the Colebrookdale Railroad

Take an expedition into the Secret Valley, one of the most scenic and historic regions in the Northeast. A journey on the Colebrookdale Railroad is your ticket to create memories to last a lifetime. Lost in the deep woods sheltering the Manatawny and Ironstone Creeks is a mythical secret valley. Though today only white-tailed deer, great blue heron, and bald eagles know the beauty of this legendary land, it was once the province of pioneers and patriots. Their stories can be heard in the soft winds whispering through the tall trees and towering trestles of the Colebrookdale Railroad – a magical, forgotten railway to the heart of this Secret Valley. The “Secret Valley Line” is your ticket to a place and time when iron rails connected a divided people and the heart of the nation pulsed with the potent energy of the steam locomotive. Completed by soldiers home from the Civil War just four months after the Transcontinental Railroad united the East and West, the Colebrookdale is a record of epic engineering and heroic human drama. Eight-point-six miles long and a century-and-a-half back in time, the Secret Valley Line beckons you to experience for yourself the unexpected treasures of Southeastern Pennsylvania.
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