No Planes, But Plenty of Trains and Automobiles!
Take a step back in time to a simpler age! Experience the turn of the twentieth century through the magic of steam locomotion at the beautiful Auburn Heights Preserve!
Enjoy a stroll, or sit under the spreading limbs of the mighty oaks and poplars which surround the estate grounds. Hop aboard the "First Bus" in Delaware -- A Stanley Mountain Wagon -- for a spin around the property in their fully restored 1915 Model 820 Mountain Wagon.
Or if you'd rather ride the train than the bus....Step over to the station and board the 1/8 size live steam railway for a round trip on The Auburn Valley Railroad! The Auburn Valley boasts two mighty 4-8-4 'Northern' coal fired, live steam locomotives to speed you on your journey.
And when you get back to the station you won't want to miss seeing the largest collection of Stanley Steamers you're ever likely to see! Over a dozen Steamers -- All fully restored and in roadworthy condition. Don't miss them!
Pssssst! Don't tell anybody else but....there's free popcorn courtesy of their steam powered popper!
Especially For Children -
Rattlebox Pony and Nature Center -220 Wawa Road Wawa, PA. 19063 610-358-4813
Appointments are absolutely required. Parents, you can drop your child off for a special day camp while visiting Hamanassett. For more information click here.
Rattlebox Nature Center was conceived and created in response to an awareness that in our increasingly urban and technological society many children exist with little experience or appreciation of the animals with whom we share this planet and the natural world that surrounds us.
The goal of Rattlebox Nature Center is to provide individuals of all ages and capabilities with hands-on experience that will better their understanding of the critical role that animals play in the health and welfare of our world and to dispel false stereotypes and myths regarding their behavior and characteristics.
Philadelphia Zoo - America's First Zoo!!! Conveniently located in Philadelphia's historic Fairmount Park and only 17 miles from Hamanassett, the Philadelphia Zoo is home to nearly 1,300 animals. In addition to visiting the animals you can soar 400 feet in the air on the Zooballoon, explore African Plains from a camel's back, and enjoy Bird Lake in a Swan Boat. Beat the heat with the zoo's misting stations. Call the zoo at 215-243-5235 and tell them which animals interest you and they will design a personal tour.