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BAM Summer Camps 2020

BAM: Imagination Celebration 2020: Virtual Summer Camp for ALL Ages

Stay at home and release the creative potential of your mind with several online interactive activities focusing on the 20th century art movement, Surrealism. This avant-garde movement in art and literature is characterized by dream-like visuals, the use of symbolism, and collage images. To describe something as surreal, you mean that the elements in it are combined in a strange way that you would not normally expect, like a dream. Several prominent artists came from this movement, including Salvador Dali, Dora Maar, Andrea Breton, Rene Magritte, and Frida Kahlo.

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Happy Valley Agventures

Happy Valley is a place where fresh picked takes on a whole new meaning and the produce section is simply called, nature. Come explore all the Agriculture Adventures waiting to be discovered.

Penn's Cave

Pennsylvania Caves Association offers special student discount in 2020

Several members of the Pennsylvania Caves Association (PCA), the statewide organization that represents show caves located throughout the state, have announced their plan to offer a special discount program to school students and their immediate family members once these attractions are permitted to reopen in 2020.

Bark at the Park Beagle

PAWsitive News for Pets

The perfect places in Happy Valley that are welcome to dogs...and people. Hotels, restaurants, attractions and more, open to you and your furry best friend.

Nittany Lion Shrine

From Sun to Snow, Happy Valley is the Place to Go

There are so many opportunities for places to visit, sights to see, food to eat, and teams to cheer-on in Happy Valley. As a visitor, exploring the many opportunities the valley has to offer means having to come for more than just one trip. To help plan your next trip to Happy Valley, we wrote the “must do’s” for each season.

Old Main at Night, Penn State

Haunted Happy Valley

Everyone likes a good ghost story, and here in Centre County we have our fair share of them. The haunted places in and around Penn State lend a little mystery and fun for those looking for a story and an adventure.

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The 8 Best Hikes Near State College, PA

Situated in Central Pennsylvania between the big cities of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, State College is a charming college town that’s a world unto itself. It’s nestled against the Appalachian Mountains in an area known as Happy Valley, and is home to Penn State University, more than 42,000 students, and outdoor adventures galore.

The Happy Valley Adventure Bureau cannot stress enough that we believe in responsible and safe travel. We do encourage visitors planning business or leisure travel to Happy Valley to refer to the following resources for reliable information and updates regarding COVID-19. Please keep in mind that some articles on this blog were written in a different age pre-virus. Please refer to the individual business websites for current status and hours available. HVAB links to business and other appropriate pages at every opportunity.