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When you are looking for a Pennsylvania travel destination that combines the quaintness of the past with the excitement of today, visit the Lebanon Valley. There are numerous historic attractions, beautiful scenery, friendly folks and a relaxed way of life reminiscent of years gone by, and yet it's only a short drive from major tourist centers like Hershey, Lancaster, Reading and Harrisburg.
In the Lebanon Valley, explore America's early history at Colonial homesteads, marvelous museums, important industrial sites and quaint communities. Choose from natural attractions ranging from underground caverns to lush gardens, from wildlife preserves to spring-fed trout streams. Hike, bike, camp, hunt, fish, canoe and ride horseback in the great outdoors. Sample local specialties such as our world-famous Lebanon Bologna and Pennsylvania Dutch delicacies.
Visit the Cornwall Iron Mines which turned out to be the largest United States' iron deposit east of Lake Superior, and were once the largest open-pit iron mines in the world. They were mined continuously until 1973, totaling 234 uninterrupted years of production. You can also see the Cornwall Iron Furnace which began production in 1742. The operation also included the Hopewell Forges on nearby Hammer Creek. In 1798 it was taken over by Robert Coleman and his family. Cornwall Furnace was in production from 1742 until 1883, and appears today much as it was when production ended. In 1932 the Coleman family deeded the property to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and it is now a designated National Historic Landmark open to the public.