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But once people visit here, they look around and realize the broad diversity that this area has to offer. It is often the wide variety of attractions, shopping, our historical heritage, excellent food, and fun activities for all ages that causes people to stay longer once they are here, and to return often. Many people return here year after year because of all that this area has to offer amid such a peaceful country setting.

Visitors' Guide

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Columbia-Montour Home Page
 

Covered Bridges
Courtesy of the Columbia County Website

Attractions 

Here are some links to attractions, food and entertainment in our region. Click on title to visit website.

 

Benton Area
Rodeo Association

PO Box 288
Benton, Pa. 17814
570-925-6536
Bloomsburg Fair Association
P.O. Box 479
Bloomsburg, Pa.17815
570-784-4949

Largest Agricultural Fair in the Northeast

September 26 - October 3, 1998


Bloomsburg
Theatre Ensemble

Alvina Crouse Theatre
PO Box 66, 226 Center Street
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
800-282-0283

A professional, regional theatre company since 1978.

Broken Wheel Bison Ranch
RR1, Box 531
Elysburg, PA 17824
570-799-0805

Unique gift shop, tours for all ages, and bison meat sales.


Catawissa Historical Train
Station & Caboose Museum

119 Pine Street
Catawissa, PA 17820
570-356-2345

Visit our 13 restored railroad cabooses. Free to the public.

Early Bird Sports Expo

PO Box 222
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-683-5360

Knoebels
Amusement Resort

P.O. Box 317
Elysburg, PA 17824
570-672-2572

Soak up all the fun under the sun (or under the water) at Knoebels Amusement Resort, where one fun thing leads to another! With free admission, free parking, free entertainment, and free picnic facilities, along with cool rides, hot food, and great outdoor camping, you'll know why we're called Pennsylvania's Hometown Park!

Krum's Orchards and
Farm Market

RR2, Box 493
(Off PA Routes 487 & 54)
Catawissa, PA 17820
570-356-2339

Open year round. Bulk, wholesale, retail. Annual fall Apple Festival. Bakery, Jellies, Fancy fruit, Fruit & Food Baskets, Homeade Cider, Bulk groceries, Orchard Tours


Riding Stable
ALLEY OOP STABLES

312 Lick Run, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-458-4992
Antique Shops
RISING SUN ANTIQUES
6 Mill Street, Danville, PA 17821
570-275-1776
Always buying and selling quality antiques.
WARD'S ANTIQUES/THE LITTLE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER
153 Scott Avenue, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-784-3946
General line toys, dolls, books, frames, glassware, fiesta, jewelry, & primitives.
NUMIDIA RACEWAY
Route 42, 8 miles south of Bloomsburg

Mailing Address:
Numidia Raceway
48 Mill Street
New Buffalo, PA  17069
Office Phone: 570-834-9291  
Track Phone: 570-799-0480

Quarter mile dragracing - You too can feel the rush of excitement and the thrust of acceleration in your personal street car!

 


OLDE CLOVERLEAF VILLAGE (THE)
(1-80 Danville Exit 33. North on PA Route 54 West, right at Amoco).
570-275-8838

Recreated Victorian Hamlet: antique mall, unique eateries, ice cream parlor, unique shoppes, visitor center/museum,
and living history. Daily 1Oam- 6pm. Extended weekend hours.

CLYDE PEELING'S REPTILAND
US Route 15, Allenwood
570 538-1869

Clyde Peeling's Repitland is an accredited zoo featuring living reptiles of the world. Mambas, cobras, pythons alligators, turtles and frogs are displayed in a modern educational setting. Daily shows explode common myths and foster a better understanding of how reptiles and amphibians fit into the animal kingdom.

Live animal encounters allow visitors to touch harmless specimens and interact with knowledgeable staff. Ask about a Repitland Birthday party package for an unforgettable adventure for your child's next birthday party.


PIONEER TUNNEL
COAL MINE & STEAM TRAIN

19th & Oak Streets, Ashland, PA 17921
570-875-3850

Tour a real anthracite coal mine in open mine cars 1800 feet into the side of the Mahanoy Mountain. Also take a scenic ride on an old-
fashioned steam locomotive for a bird's-eye view of the Mammoth Stripping, a bootleg coal hole and the Centralia Mine Fire. Within walking distance of the PA Museum of Anthracite Mining. Gift shop, Iunch and snack bar, playground and picnic area. Buses welcome. Group discounts. Open April-November. Call for hours.

ROHRBACH'S FARM MARKET & GIFT SHOP
RR3, Box 17, Catawissa. PA 17820
570-356-7654

Festivals and attractions throughout year; produce and unique gift shop. Homemade pies, over 80 gift companies, lawn furniture, deli, home-grown fruits & vegetables, jams, jellies, apple butter, and honey.

Exit 34 or 35 off I-80, 2 miles south of Catawissa on PA Route 487.

Open year round; closed Sundays.


SUMMER ART AND SCIENCE CENTER
Children's Museum
PO Box 192, Bloomsburg, PA 17815
570-389-9206

Over 40 hands-on exhibits, mid June-July. Downtown Bloomsburg. Fun for all ages.

 

ZEHNERS BROTHERS FARMS
RR1, Nescopeck, PA 18635
570-752-5281

World's largest maze and scariest hayride. Pumpkins galore!

TOWN OF BLOOMSBURG
301 East Second Street, Bloomsburg,
PA 17815
570-784-7703

THE ONLY TOWN IN PENNSYLVANIA.
A nice place to visit. The town of Bloomsburg is host to many attractions, such as the Bloomsburg Fair, a live performance theatre, a great historic district, downtown shopping, an airport, covered bridges, and Bloomsburg
University.

We have many fun things to do including Kidsburg in the town park, Susquehanna River recreation, and a children's museum in the summer.

Mary Lenzini Howe is mayor and council members include Steve Beck, Thomas Evans, Jr., Charles Housenick, Daniel J. Bauman, and Claude Renninger.

The National Arbor Day Foundation has designated Bloomsburg as a Tree City USA.


Antique Shops

Location: (The Catawissa Branch of the Reading Railroad Lines). Route 42 & 487 from interstate 80 & 81.
Comments: 13 Cabooses or Cabins on Display next to The Catawissa Train Station. No Charge / Free Admission. Open All Year. Two cabooses available for overnight stays.
Go to a Mapblast! map of this city.

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Our Caboose Information
and Rates
Lots of inside Photos

Take a visual tour of the real thing!
Click Here for index


We are near Bloomsburg, Danville, Berwick, Harrisburg, Sunbury, Williamsport, Reading, Milton, Lewisburg. Also we are close to Knoebel's Park one of the best Family entertainment around. Knoebels coaster, The Phoenix One of the Top 10 Coasters in the World! Train Ride.  Knoebel's Amusement Park in Elysburg, Pennsylvania. This exciting family destination is one of the largest free-admission parks in the country. + Bloomsburg Fair, held annually in September/October, Pennsylvania's biggest fair.

2005 
Park group again names Knoebels top family spot

ELYSBURG Knoebels Amusement Park and Resort was voted "Best Park for Families" by members of the National Amusement Park Historical Association (NAPHA).

Knoebels beat out Walt Disney World and other parks from across the country for the honor, according to a NAPHA press release.

The local park has been voted the top spot for families since 1999.

In other categories:

 The Phoenix roller coaster was voted "Favorite Wooden Coaster" by group members for the second time in three years.

 Knoebels tied for "Favorite Traditional Park" with Kennywood, which is located near Pittsburgh.

 The park tied for second in the "Most Beautiful Park" category; a park in the Netherlands was also voted second. The top choice was Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Va.

NAPHA is the country's largest amusement park enthusiast organization. The results were from its 19th annual Amusement Parks and Attractions survey.


 

Reservations Form 
For your convenience, we have created this simple Email form

We are only a stone throw away from Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg, Pa & The Bloomsburg Fair

Any Questions you can Email  at

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Information on our rentals: Lots of Photos

  Bird's Eye View of The Cabooses
bullet Reservations Form  For your convenience, we have created this simple Email form + inside photos of each caboose
bullet Inside Caboose Photos  Here's a sneak peek of the inside of the caboose ...
bullet New for 2004  Our family camping picnic area
bullet Take a look at what our guests have to say about staying at our caboose lodge
bullet Caboose Rates    .Rate $95 to $160.00 a day  + Tax
bullet Our New Caboose / 1944 New York Central # 20137 The Ultimate Caboose We supply Everything 
bullet Our Office + Map  Driving directions
bullet Caboose List    14 cabooses on display
bullet Our New Addition Davenport Steam Engine
bullet Have breakfast, lunch or dinner in our 1910 Train Station
bullet Visitors Guide   List Our Area Attractions
bullet Gift Certificate Form  For your convenience, we have created this simple Email form 

UPDATE            June 07, 2003
6 of our 14 cabooses have bathrooms, 5 with showers

 

 



Award Winning Site!

June 21, 1999
PA Destination of the Day

 

 

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Great Railroad Caboose Video 
Price 

TOTAL ONLY $60.00 includes shipping
(2 Hours)

 

"WHAT OUR GUESTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT STAYING IN OUR CABOOSE"

We have been lucky enough to have GREAT guests over the years. Here is a collection of some of their thoughts. It includes input from honeymooners, families and singles, railroad lovers, train watchers, fishermen and naturalists. They express what it's like better than we ever could.

Take a look at what our guests have to say about staying at our caboose lodge