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Attractions for Teens in Pennsylvania, Maryland, NC, and Virginia?

My family and I are going on vacation to Myrtle Beach in a week and we are taking two days to get there and two days to get back. We are going through Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia. If anyone knows of any fun places to stop that are NON-HISTORICAL and fun for the 13 year old twins (girls) and would like to share, that would be great! Thanks!
  • heather
     asked this on July 08, 2011 at 06:54 PM
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Not sure if this counts as historical or not but a tour of the infamous Eastern State Penitentiary might be a fun. You can see some of the sites in Philly's Old City and catch a bus near the Constitution Center for a short ride to the prison: http://www.easternstate.org

And of course everyone can run the Rocky steps in front of the Philly Art Museum.
  • dan
     answered this on July 13, 2011 at 10:33 AM
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Thank you both! We will be stopping at South of the Border.
  • heather
     answered this on July 13, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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South of the Border... don't worry, you'll see the signs for about 200 miles before the NC-SC border. It's fun, not worth staying that long but a good reason to get out of the car. If you want a theme park, King's Dominion south of DC is just off the highway.
  • Pieter
     answered this on July 12, 2011 at 01:16 PM
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Assuming you're driving down the I-95 corridor, your most obvious choices for an overnight stop would be Philly, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. The National Aquarium at Baltimore is pretty cool, though is quite pricey. You could swing through B'More for a look at the Inner Harbor before heading down to the D.C. area for an overnight. It's not all monuments and historic monuments in D.C. There's the fabulous (free!) zoo, great bike rides and walks, and fun stuff like kayaking on the Potomac. If your girls like sports, there's also Nats baseball and D.C. United soccer to consider. D.C. also has lots of fun, interesting places in which to eat. A little north of D.C., there's the Go Ape! Ropes course (http://www.goape.com/) near Rockville, Maryland, which would definitely burn off some road-trip energy if you want to get off the road for a half-day or so. For something a bit more rustic, head a little south of D.C. to Pohick Bay Regional Park, which has a small water park and some rustic cabins where you could overnight somewhere a little different to the usual Interstate motel! There are bald eagles on the bay here, viewable by scheduled guided kayak tours. Still on the water-park theme, Great Wolf Lodge near Williamsburg would be another fun detour. In that same area, you could also check out the whitewater rafting near Richmond on the James River. Hope this helps. Have a great time!
  • Alistair
     answered this on July 09, 2011 at 08:32 AM
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