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Attractions:
Arts & Culture

Bryce Jordan Center
The 16,000 seat Jordan Center hosts circuses, sports exhibitions, family shows, commencements, lectures, Big Ten Basketball and THON, as well as some of the top-name performers in the music entertainment industry. 814-863-5500; www.bjc.psu.edu Center for the Performing Arts
Penn State’s premier venue for performing arts! Each year, dozens of performers ‑ from comedians, to musicians, to opera ‑ take the stage at Eisenhower and Schwab. 814‑863‑0255; www.cpa.psu.edu

Palmer Museum of Art
The Palmer Museum, right in the middle of campus on Curtin Road, has been the premier art gallery in the area since its inception in 1972. Its bold facade was part of a major renovation and expansion in 1993, the Museum now houses 11 galleries. Along with permanent fixtures, featured exhibits usually change when the semesters do; see their website for what’s next and for related events. And…admission is FREE! 814‑865‑7672; www.palmermuseum.psu.edu

The State Theatre
The State Theatre is a non‑profit community theatre in the heart of State College. The theatre is dedicated to serving the Centre County region by providing a venue for performing arts, including but not limited to: music, theatre, dance, opera, independent and classic films, family programming and so much more.
814‑272‑0606; thestatetheatre.org

The Valley Showcase
The Valley Showcase, in Millheim, features locally-made, handcrafted furniture, quilted items, jewelry, and handbags. Also on display is a small but unique selection of antiques.
814-441-0797; valleyshowcase.blogspot.com


Attractions:
Happy Valley Hotspots  

East Broad Top Railroad
Climb aboard the EBT, located in Rockhill Furnace, PA, and travel into yesteryear. Thrill to the sights, the sounds, and the power of steam locomotion, and visit the roundhouse. See the shops where trains were repaired and maintained, browse through the Orbisonia station, and learn about the importance of railroads in America’s history. 814-447-3011; ebtrr.com

Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum and Horseshoe Curve National Historic Landmark
The museum is housed in the historic 1882 Master Mechanics Building that once was home to the extensive testing labs of the “Pennsy.” Visit three floors of exhibits and enjoy historic films in the Norfolk Southern Theater. At the Horseshoe Curve, approximately 40 miles from State College, you can ride to the track elevation on board the single track funicular or walk the beautifully scenic steps to the top. 814-946‑0834; railroadcity.com

Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery
Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery is your local vineyard & winery in the heart of Lion Country and a Penn State tradition for over 20 years. Visit them at their mountainside location above the historic village of Linden Hall and taste award-winning wines. Winery tours by appointment. Hours: Tues.-Fri. 1:30-5pm, Sat. 10-5pm, & Sun. 12:30-4pm. 7 miles east of State College 814-466-6373 http://www.mtnittanywinery.com/

Pennsylvania Military Museum
The Museum, located in Boalsburg, PA, recounts the story of Commonwealth citizens who served our country in defense of the nation. Their service is highlighted through exhibits and artifacts that are documented by the museum’s excellent collection of vehicles and small arms. 814-466‑6263; pamilmuseum.org

Penn’s Cave
America’s only all‑water cavern celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2008. Don’t worry about the weather outside, it’s always 52 degrees in the cave. Take a break and head to Penn’s Cave! 814‑364‑1664; pennscave.com

Raystown Lake Region
Located in central Pennsylvania’s Allegheny Mountains, Raystown Lake is the heart of Huntingdon County, and home to year‑round outdoor fun. Check out bed & breakfasts, lodges, campgrounds and other places to stay! 814‑658‑0060; raystown.org

Seven Mountains Wine Cellars
The new winery offers Grab & Go Tailgating packages featuring WE ARE Penn State Blue(berry) and Cayhuga White wines, a must-have for your tailgate. Stop by and spend some time at the tasting bar or join friends on the deck for a glass. 814‑364‑1000;
sevenmountainswinecellars.com

State College Spikes
The State College Spikes are Central PA’s Best Family Value and the Class‑A Short‑Season affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Spikes host 38 regular season home games at beautiful Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, located next to Beaver Stadium and the Bryce Jordan Center. Single‑game tickets are as low as $6 so bring the family for the perfect night of fun, affordable, family entertainment. Visit StateCollegeSpikes.com for ticket information and a game schedule for next year’s 2012 season. 814‑272‑1711; minorleaguebaseball.com

Tussey Mountain
Snow is on it’s way - Tussey Mountain is Happy Valley’s very own ski resort. Tussey offers terrain for all levels of skiers and snowboarders There is even a tubing hill!  Bring your friends, family, or host an office party at the lodge! 814‑466‑6266; tusseymountain.com

Way Fruit Farm
What started as a wedding gift of 100 apple trees in 1875 has grown into a local landmark. The new store room is more than five times its original space, with local dairy and meats, sauces, and of course fruits and vegetables. Stop by for their own cider or apple butter and bring some home with you! 814‑692‑5211, www.wayfruitfarm.com

Woolrich Flagship Store & Outlet
A perfect day trip destination from Happy Valley is a visit to the Woolrich Flagship Store & Outlet in Woolrich, Pennsylvania, the village where the company was founded in 1830. 814‑769‑7401; woolrich.com


Attractions:
Penn State Sports Venues  

Bryce Jordan Center
The 16,000 seat Jordan Center hosts Penn State’s men and women’s basketball. 814-863-5500; www.bjc.psu.edu/

Medlar Field at Lubrano Park
State‑of‑the‑art baseball stadium completed in June 2006. Home to the Nittany Lion baseball team in the spring, and to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Short Season Single‑A Affiliate, the State College Spikes. 877‑99‑SPIKES; statecollegespikes.com

Penn State All‑Sports Museum
The Penn State All‑Sports Museum is an interactive delight for returning alumni and visitors of all ages. Just follow the canopy from Curtin Road into the southwest corner of Beaver Stadium to find this all‑inclusive archive of Penn State sports history. 814‑865‑0044; gopsusports.com/museum

Penn State Golf Courses
Two 18‑hole courses ‑ Blue and White ‑ and an array of practice facilities are where the men’s and women’s golf teams call home. The Blue Course hosts the annual Men’s Rutherford Intercollegiate and the Women’s Nittany Lion Invitational, while the White Course provides a challenging alternative. Both are open to the public. 814‑865‑GOLF; pennstategolfcourses.com


Attractions:
Apparel & Accessories  
Collegiate Pride Inc.
Collegiate Pride Inc. offers promotional, printable, customized apparel in a variety of options for men, women, children, and infants. They also carry high quality products great for any corporate event or tradeshow.  For more information check out their website http://www.collegiateprideinc.com/ or call 814-237-4377.

The Family Clothesline
Your local Penn State Store, The Family Clothesline, has been operated by a Penn State graduate and lifetime Alumni since 1985. They are located in the heart of State College and are a Licensed Distributor of top-quality Penn State clothing and merchandise. To see their full merchandise line, check out their website, www.pennstateclothes.com or call 888-237-1946.

Harper’s Clothing
Over 80 years ago, Harper’s opened its doors with a relentless commitment to providing its customers with the best of the best. Today, in the company’s third generation, they are regarded as one of the area’s great clothing stores. They offer free custom alterations by their European tailors and they have fashion coordinators as part of their ripe tradition. 814‑238‑4767; www. harpersshopformen.com.

Lions Pride
Looking to sport the newest blue and white gear, but live out of town? Order online with Lions Pride, and they'll ship anywhere in the contiguous 48 states for a flat $5 fee. Get your Penn State apparel for men, women, children or infants. 814‑234‑2153; www.lions‑pride.com.

Old State Clothing Company
Check out their brand new location! With a navy blue paint job and totally redesigned interior, they have really transformed the space! You can also visit their store inside the Centre County Visitor’s Center or order online anytime. 888‑234‑1415; http://oldstate.com.

The Valley Showcase
Locally made handcrafted items that include furniture, quilted items, jewelry and handbags. Also on display is a small but unique selection of antiques. 814-441-797; http://valleyshowcase.blogspot.com/.

Woolrich Flagship Store & Outlet
A perfect day trip destination from Happy Valley is a visit to the Woolrich Flagship Store & Outket in Woolrich, Pennsylvania, the village where the company was founded in 1830. 814‑769‑7401; www.woolrich.com.

Shopping: Beer & Wine

Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery
They are your local vineyard & winery in the heart of Lion Country and a Penn State tradition for over 20 years. Come visit them at their mountainside location above the historic village of Linden Hall and taste their award-winning wines. Winery tours by appointment. Hours: Tues.-Fri. 1:30-5pm, Sat. 10-5pm, & Sun. 12:30-4pm. 814-466-6373; http://www.mtnittanywinery.com/

Olde New York Bottle Shop
Visit Olde New York’s on‑site Bottle Shoppe and take home some sophisticated brews. The Bottle Shoppe stocks a huge selection of imported beers, microbrews and some hometown favorites. 814‑237‑1582; oldenewyork.net.

Otto’s Pub & Brewery
The only brewery in State College, it’s the place for fresh food and fresh beer. Their American cuisine is made with local ingredients, and the beer is brewed on site. They get their beef from a local farm, whose cows get to enjoy spent grain of the brewing process! Many menu items, like wings and fondue, feature beers as a centerpiece. 814‑867‑OTTO; www.ottospubandbrewery.com.

Seven Mountains Wine Cellars
The new winery offers Grab & Go Tailgating packages featuring WE ARE Penn State Blue(berry) and Cayhuga White wines, a must have for your tailgate. Stop by again and spend some time at the tasting bar or join friends on the deck for a glass. 814‑364‑1000; sevenmountainswinecellars.com

W.R. Hickey Beer Distributor
Opened after prohibition in 1933, W.R. Hickey is the master distributor for Yuengling, Labatt, Heineken, Beck’s and more! Hickey celebrated its 75 year anniversary in 2008. 814‑238‑3057; wrhickey.com

Shopping:
Gifts and Specialty Shops   

Collegiate Pride Inc.
Collegiate Pride Inc. offers promotional, printable, customized apparel in a variety of options for men, women, children, and infants. They also carry high quality products great for any corporate event or tradeshow.  814-237-4377; http://www.collegiateprideinc.com/.

The Family Clothesline
Your local Penn State Store, The Family Clothesline, has been operated by a Penn State graduate and lifetime Alumni since 1985. They are located in the heart of State College and are a Licensed Distributor of top-quality Penn State clothing and merchandise. To see their full merchandise line, check out their website, www.pennstateclothes.com or call 888-237-1946.



Lions Pride
Looking to sport the newest blue and white gear, but live out of town? Order online with Lions Pride, and they'll ship anywhere in the contiguous 48 states for a flat $5 fee. Get your Penn State apparel for men, women, children or infants. 814‑234‑2153; lions‑pride.com.

Old State Clothing Company
Check out their brand new location! With a navy blue paint job and totally redesigned interior, they have really transformed the space! You can also visit their store inside the Centre County Visitor’s Center or order online anytime. 888‑234‑1415; www.oldstate.com.

PA Military Museum Gift Shop & Bookstore
The Bookstore has a large selection of military books and other military-related items, including: children’s toys, magnets, bumper stickers, posters, picture frames as well as a selection of items that show your support of our men and women in uniform. Items are available for all branches of the military, including retiree and reserve personnel. 814‑466‑6263; pamilmuseum.org.

The Valley Showcase
Locally made handcrafted items that include furniture, quilted items, jewelry and handbags. Also on display is a small but unique selection of antiques. 814-441-797; valleyshowcase.blogspot.com.

Woolrich Flagship Store & Outlet
A perfect day trip destination from Happy Valley is a visit to the Woolrich Flagship Store & Outket in Woolrich, Pennsylvania, the village where the company was founded in 1830. 814‑769‑7401; woolrich.com.

Your Cigar Den
This quaint store not only sells cigars, but provides the perfect atmosphere to kick back with friends and enjoy a cigar or two. Their attentive and knowledgeable staff will assist you with all of your purchases. 814‑867‑0666; yourcigarden.com.


Shopping: Nurseries
The Rock Garden Perennial Nursery
The Rock Garden is a perennial nursery offering plants suitable for rock gardens, alpine troughs, shade gardens, and perennial borders. From diminutive alpine to large hosta, they have perennial plants and flowering shrubs suitable for any garden. Oak Hall, PA;
therockgardennursery.com.

Shopping: Penn State Merchandise

Collegiate Pride Inc.
Collegiate Pride Inc. offers promotional, printable, customized apparel in a variety of options for men, women, children, and infants. They also carry high quality products great for any corporate event or tradeshow.  814-237-4377; http://www.collegiateprideinc.com/.

The Family Clothesline
Your local Penn State Store, The Family Clothesline, has been operated by a Penn State graduate and lifetime Alumni since 1985. They are located in the heart of State College and are a Licensed Distributor of top-quality Penn State clothing and merchandise. To see their full merchandise line, check out their website, www.pennstateclothes.com or call 888-237-1946 for more information.

Fan Material
Show your Pride with Officially Licensed Penn State tablecloths, napkins and aprons by Fan Material. 100% SpunPoly, stain‑resistant and washable, these linens will last a lifetime of enthusiasm. New sizes and products coming soon. 814‑355‑7169; fanmaterial.com

Harper’s Clothing
Over 80 years ago, Harper’s opened its doors with a relentless commitment to providing its customers with the best of the best. Today, in the company’s third generation, they are regarded as one of the area’s great clothing stores. They offer free custom alterations by their European tailors and they have fashion coordinators as part of their ripe tradition. 814‑238‑4767; harpersshopformen.com

Kranich’s Jewelers
Kranich's Jewelers is your eminent State College jeweler and has been for over a hundred years. Visit their downtown store to meet expert jewelers who can guide you with your purchase. See their range of jewelry featuring Penn State-specific items and selections by designers, including Simon G., Scott Kay, Swarovski, Ritani and more!
814-234-4481; kranichs.com‎

Lions Pride
Looking to sport the newest blue and white gear, but live out of town? Order online with Lions Pride, and they’ll ship anywhere in the contiguous 48 states for a flat $5 fee. Get your Penn State apparel for men, women, children, or infants. 814‑234‑2153; lions‑pride.com

Old State Clothing Company
Check out their brand new location! With a navy blue paint job and totally redesigned interior, they have really transformed the space! You can also visit their store inside the Centre County Visitor’s Center or order online anytime. 888‑234‑1415; oldstate.com


Shopping: Salons & Spas
Euphoria at Le Salon & Spa
This full-service hair salon and spa offers services such as body spa treatments, facials and pulsed light hair removal systems. 814‑238‑6440; http://www.facebook.com/pages/Euphoria-at-Le-Salon/241124512576424?sk=wall.

The ESSpa at the Carnegie Inn
ESSpa is owned and operated by Hungarian skin care expert, Eva Kerschbaumer, who also founded ESSpa Kozmetika, in Pittsburgh. This award winning facility has been recognized as “The Best Spa in America” by the publication Industry Source and the “Best Skincare” in Western Pennsylvania by Pittsburgh Magazine. 814-380-9772; http://www.esspa.us/welcome.html.

Shopping:
Sports & Outdoors
Off-The-Rack Outfitters
Visit Off-The-Rack Outfitters at Medlar Field at Lubrano Park to see all the latest Spikes merchandise as well as a wide selection of Penn State apparel. They are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and will have extended holiday hours. Don’t forget you can shop at Off the Rack Outfitters online 24 hours, 7 days a week! 814‑272‑1711;
spikes.mlbstore.com

Movie Theaters
The State Theatre
The State Theatre in Downtown State College is Happy Valley’s premier entertainment venue. From concerts, to musicals, to movies, the State Theatre has it all. Check out the State Theatre’s website for upcoming films and show times. 814‑272‑0606; http://www.thestatetheatre.org/.

Carmike 6 Discount Theater
Located across the street from the Nittany Mall. 814‑237‑1997; http://carmike.com/.

College 9
Located behind Lowes off North Atherton Street. 814‑272‑3050; http://www.uecmovies.com/locations/Info.aspx?ID=6.

Premiere Theater
Located next to the Best Western Inn and Suites off East College Avenue. 814‑861‑5006