With a capacity of more than 107,000, Beaver Stadium is the second largest football stadium in the United States. Beaver Stadium opened in its current location in 1960. At that time it had a horseshoe configuration and only sat 46,284 people. Since then, the stadium has gone under several expansions to make it the towering home of Penn State Football.
The Bryce Jordan Center (BJC) is a 400,000 square foot, 16,000 seat, multipurpose building located on the campus of Penn State University. The BJC opened in 1996 and is the largest venue of its kind between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The Bryce Jordan Center can accommodate a variety of meeting groups from twenty people to a banquet for 1600, and a concert or sports event with 15,000 guests. It is the home of both Penn State’s men’s and women’s basketball teams.
Located about 30 miles east of State College, Camp Woodward could be best described as an extreme sports camp. The camp offers one-week summer sessions to kids age 7 – 17 in actions sports such as skateboarding, BMX, rollerblading, gymnastics and cheerleading. It has grown to be one of the most popular actions sports camps in the country.
Located about 20 minutes west of State College in Tipton, PA is the family friendly Del Grosso’s Amusement Park. The park is a modern family fun facility which includes more than 30 rides, an extensive water park, go-karts, a beautiful miniature golf course and great food.
The iconic geographic feature of Centre County , Mount Nittany is one of the most popular hiking areas in the region. The hike is a 600-foot climb up the mountain and has as many as eight miles of trail depending on which path you take. Its fame comes from the legend of Princess Nittany, and it is a landmark for the Pennsylvania State University, whose mascot, the Nittany Lion, is named for.
Mt. Nittany Winery is nestled on the southern slopes of Mount Nittany just seven miles east of State College. Mt. Nittany Winery and vineyard are located on 65 acres that stretch to the top of Mount Nittany. The winery was opened in 1990 by Joe and Betty Carroll who were amateur winemakers for 20 years. Their five acre vineyard includes Cayuga, Seyval Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc, de Chaunac, and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties.
Penn’s Cave & Wildlife Park (Penn’s Cave) is fun for visitors of all ages. They have boat guided cave tours, a wildlife tour, off road Cave Rock Mountain tour, and Prospector Pete’s Miners Maze. While you are there you can pan for gemstones, visit the gift shop and try a Bison burger at the Cave Café.
Founded in 1855 as an agricultural college, Penn State University has grown and defined itself as one of the nation’s top universities. From the historical landmarks, beautiful walks on campus, lively college atmosphere and mountainous views, Penn State University is a place worth visiting. A few popular historical commemorative spots can be seen throughout campus including Old Main, Rec Hall, the Lion Shrine, Beaver Stadium, Bryce Jordan Center and the newly built Pegula Ice Arena.
Located in Boalsburg, PA is the PA Military Museum. Through exhibits and artifacts, the museum tells the story of Pennsylvania citizens who served their country. The museum also features an incredible collection of military vehicles and small arms and is the host to several community events throughout the year including the PA National Guard’s Celebration of Service, the People’s Choice Ferstival of Pennsylvania Arts and a series of educational lectures.
Tussey Mountain has skiing, snowboarding and snow-tubing for all to enjoy in the winter months! Situated on 50 acres, Tussey features seven trails, three ski and snowboard lifts, two snow tube lifts, a rental shop, and an on-site ski shop. Both group and private lessons are available daily for skiing and snowboarding through the Tussey Mountain Snow Sports School. Tussey Mountain is the place for summer fun as well. You can enjoy family-friendly entertainment in a beautiful, outdoor setting. From go-karts to mini golf there is something for the kid in all of us. Weekly concerts, movies and summer long events draw people from all over to experience this scenic mountain.