Rainbow Arts and Crafts: Express Yourself

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Creative pastimes are a great way to exercise parts of your brain that don’t normally get a workout. Making art can be stimulating or relaxing, especially if you’re doing it with no expectations. One of the best places in the Norristown area to get started is Rainbow Arts and Crafts, a full-service art supply store […]

Peanut Gallery Tavern: A Friendly Norristown Pub

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There’s something comforting about a neighborhood pub – it can serve as a gathering place for times both happy and sad, and endure through generations. A great example is Norristown’s Peanut Gallery Tavern. This family-owned watering hole has been open since 1974, originally named the Cork and Crown. In 1992, its name was changed to […]

Facenda Whitaker Lanes: Entertaining Montco Residents Since 1959

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For a rainy day, weekend afternoon, or Friday night, Facenda Whitaker has something for everyone. This neighborhood institution has been in operation since 1959 and has entertained generations of people in Montgomery County. The main draw, of course, is the bowling. Facenda Whitaker boasts more than 50 lanes, so you never have to wait to […]

For a Wild Time, Take the Family Out to Elmwood Park Zoo

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For almost a century, Elmwood Park Zoo has worked to educate Pennsylvanians on the importance of animal and habitat conservation. This little zoo in Norristown is also fully accredited, so you can rest assured that the animals are cared for and the facilities are above board. The zoo provides a home for over a hundred […]

Norristown Farm Park: 690 Acres’ Worth of Outdoor Recreation

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Norristown Farm Park is one of Montgomery County’s most treasured public resources and one of the region’s most unique parks. This sprawling preserve spans 690 acres of land and attracts visitors of various interests. Nature lovers appreciate the unspoiled landscapes and diverse wildlife. Fitness enthusiasts enjoy miles of paved running, biking, and walking trails, as […]

Iron Age Theatre: Norristown Performing Arts

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Broaden your entertainment horizons with a vibrant, thought provoking performance at Norristown's Iron Age Theatre. The non-profit organization focuses its talents on creative collaboration and an organic process that allows the integrity of each individual dramatic piece to inform the process. They have a commitment to producing plays that shine a light on social justice […]

The Centre Theater: On Stage

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Visit the Centre Theater to take in a live performance in their intimate 75-seat theatre, or to widen your horizons with a class via one of their educational programs. Their Heart of the Arts children’s summer theatre camp is a great way for the young ones to hone their acting and stage production skills in […]

Perkiomen Trail: Put on your Hiking Shoes

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Put on your hiking shoes or pump up your bicycle tires and hit the trail – the Perkiomen Trail, that is. The ‘Perky’, as it’s called by aficionados, provides a great way to immerse yourself in the glory of the natural world while working off excess calories and getting a great workout. It covers 20 […]

Elmwood Park Zoo: Animal Kingdom

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When the doors of the Elmwood Park Zoo opened in 1924, Norristown finally had a place for locals to experience the untold splendors of the world’s animals. A local farmer had a group of various animals and he deeded them, plus sixteen acres of land, to the city in order to establish a zoological garden. […]

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