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“Great Birthday Party Location”
Review of Explore & More

Explore & More
Ranked #42 of 103 things to do in Gettysburg
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94 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Great Birthday Party Location”
Reviewed 30 January 2012

My daughter had her 8th birthday party here last year and she loved it. I worried that it would be too "young" for her but the rooms they had were perfect. She and her friends played in the colonial dress up area downstairs. They loved the giant body bubble and they loved going upstairs to draw and play in the blacklight room. They weren't too impressed with the construction room but that's to be expected for these girls. :) The staff could not have been more helpful. They made a nice little banner, cleaned up the art room (where we had cake) before and after us. They also let us store her cake in their fridge while we played and had lunch at the school rec yard before it was our time to go in to explore and more.
Since her party, she's been asking to go back. It's a great place to spend a few hours playing.

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English first
Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful for kids!”
Reviewed 30 December 2011

Today was our second visit to Explore and More with two 5 year olds and a 9 year old. They all had a wonderful time and especially enjoyed the colonial house and store, the giant bubble maker and the art room. They looked forward to coming back to see the white mouse also. Such a great place for kids to be kids and use their imaginations. They can be an artist, a storekeeper, a cook, play with phones and calculators to run a business and much more. This will be a regular place to visit! The kids weren't ready to leave after two hours of playing. Our first visit, we stayed for three hours. The owner/operators do a wonderful job of making you and your children feel welcome. I am so glad we found this place!

Visited December 2011
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1 Thank Julie M
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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Mother of five year old that loves this place”
Reviewed 13 August 2011

My daughter has gone to this place twice a year for the last four years. It can keep her busy for many hours at a time. She loves this place and always has. When we speak of going on vacation to Gettysburg she always tells us she wants to go here. She loves the activities in the house such as being able to stand inside a bubble, make art projects, and run a pretend house from civil war time. She also loves the outside activities such as the garage band, mini golf, sand box, garden tea party and many others. Great place for the children.

Visited October 2010
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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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76 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great for kids”
Reviewed 28 June 2011

This place is great for kids. They love all the different rooms and exploring everything. They host birthday parties which is great because it keeps kids occupied so the adults can chat.

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Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Just OK”
Reviewed 3 September 2010

My 4 1/2 year old daughter LOVES this place. Because of that, we go fairly regularly. However, I dislike the fact that they charge for adults to enter. There is nothing for adults to do except monitor their children and make sure they don't fall down the un-gated, steep stairway in the middle of the house. The workers keep the place picked up, sometimes to a fault - they sometimes walk around behind you picking things up that the kids have taken out, making you feel a tad uncomfortable. My kid loves it, but - as a parent - I am not very impressed.

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