With its sprawling 131-acre campus nestled in the heart of Montgomery County, Meadowood is convenient to many fascinating cultural attractions, historic sights, wineries and outdoor adventures. You’ll find plenty to see, do and experience with friends and family within a short drive of the campus.
Due to restrictions in the area related to COVID-19, most of these places have either temporarily closed or limited operations for safety reasons. Fortunately, many have also incorporated virtual experiences into their offerings so that visitors can still enjoy them during the current situation.
Here are five amazing attractions close to Meadowood that you can explore online now (and in person soon).
1. Elmwood Park Zoo — 8 miles from Meadowood
Located just minutes from the Meadowood campus, Elmwood Park Zoo is a smaller zoo that’s big on innovative exhibits. You can hand-feed the zoo’s giraffes and bison, meet canary-winged parakeets and tropical sun conures in the interactive Birds of Paradise exhibit and wave to the newborn jaguar cubs in the brand-new Trail of Jaguar exhibit. A highlight for kids and adults alike is TreeTop Adventures, a ropes and zip line park.
Enjoy it virtually: Elmwood Park Zoo is currently closed to the public but is bringing the animals to your living room through Facebook Live broadcasts. And right now, you can even add an animal to your weekly meeting or family video call!
2. Longwood Gardens — 36 miles from Meadowood
These renowned public botanical gardens boast over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands and meadows. Not only does Longwood Gardens offer breathtaking horticulture and landscaping but also classes and workshops, live music and theater performances and rotating exhibits.
Enjoy it virtually: Although the gardens are closed to the public right now, you can experience their beautiful flowers and plants through “Our Gardens, Your Home” — stunning imagery and video of what’s in bloom now, as well as engaging online classes, performances and activities for all ages, plus virtual visits of public gardens around the country. Click here to start exploring.
3. Playcrafters — 3 miles from Meadowood
Playcrafters offers live, quality theater in Skippack, from comedies to dramas to musicals, with season tickets at a reasonable package price.
Enjoy it virtually: Until Playcrafters and other local theaters open up, you can catch live performances from your couch through the Theatre Philadelphia Digital Theatre Series. Click here to take your seat.
4. Sesame Place — 35 miles from Meadowood
The nation’s only theme park based on Sesame Street features six kid-friendly rides and nine family-friendly water rides, three live Sesame Street shows and a daily parade. The perfect spot for fun with the grandkids!
Enjoy it virtually: Sesame Place is closed temporarily, but you can experience it at home through fun, easy-to-use online resources for families, from games to videos to art projects. Click here to get started.
5. William Penn Inn — 14 miles from Meadowood
The oldest continuously operated country inn in Pennsylvania, William Penn Inn is famous for its continental country dining in a relaxed, welcoming atmosphere.
Enjoy it curbside: Although William Penn Inn is closed for sit-down dining right now due to COVID-19, it’s open for takeout with no-touch curbside pickup. The special menu features dishes like tangerine-grilled salmon, filet mignon and Key lime pie.
We can’t wait until you can enjoy these attractions in person. Until then, stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you back on our campus soon. For links to many other interesting places to visit near Meadowood, visit our area attractions page.