There's so many different interesting and fun things to do in the Williamsport area that we can't put them all in categories. This list represents interesting things that are unique or individual enough that there aren't enough of them for their own category.
Cruise down the Susquehanna this summer on the Hiawatha, an authentic stern Paddlewheeler, schedule a private wine tasting or party at the Bastress Mountain Winery, or explore the world of mambas, cobras, vipers, pythons and other rare and beautiful snakes at Clyde Peeling's Reptiland. Whatever your interest and inclination, it's bound to be nearby.
Williamsport attractions are listed by distance from The Genetti Hotel:
Downtown Williamsport 0 miles
Downtown Williamsport lies primarily within the ten-block grid formed by West 4th Street and West 3rd Street to the north and south, and William Street and State Street to the west and east. The Heart of Williamsport is its Downtown Business District with over 500 businesses providing Banking, Legal, Professional, Medical, Shopping, Dining, Overnight and Extended Accommodations, Entertainment and much more.
Hiawatha Paddlewheel Riverboat 1.9 miles
1500 West Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701, 570-326-2500
Cruise down the Susquehanna this summer on the Hiawatha, an authentic stern Paddlewheeler. The Hiawatha is a replica of its namesake that sunk in 1914 due to a bad storm. Located in the Susquehanna State Park, pack a picnic lunch and come enjoy a day down by the river. Within Williamsport itself, the Susquehanna State Park borders the Susquehanna River as it wraps along the southern edge of town. Operates May through October.
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland 9.0 miles
18628 US Route 15, Allenwood, PA 17810, 570-538-1869
Reptiland is a specialized zoo that introduces visitors to the less-loved members of the animal kingdom in a safe, entertaining format. Explore the world of mambas, cobras, vipers, pythons and other rare and beautiful snakes. Giant alligators, gentle tortoises, curious lizards and colorful frogs also await discovery on this zoological adventure. An exciting multi-media show reveals the close-up world of reptiles on the big screen and live lecture demonstrations offer guests the chance to touch harmless specimens and speak with friendly experts.
Lycoming Mall 9.2 miles
300 Lycoming Mall Circle, Muncy, PA, 570-546-6879
The Lycoming Mall is convenietly located east of Williamsport on Rte. 180 and has over 100 business under one roof. There are major department stores, smaller specialty shops, as well as variety or restaurants and services. Don't forget to stop and visit the carousel in center court. Shops include specialty boutiques, art galleries, bargain outlets, antiques shops, quaint country stores and hand crafted jewelry stores.
Bastress Mountain Winery 9.7 miles (59 minutes)
5451 State Route 654, Williamsport, PA 17702, 570-745-2332
Having made wine for over 12 years privately Shawn Zimmerman and his wife Karen decided it was time to take there passion for wine public and open the Bastress Mountain Winery. Using Pennsylvania grown grapes Shawn makes over 13 different wines from dry to semi-dry. Bastress Mountain Winery offers wine tasting and tours as well as a variety of wine accessories and gifts. Schedule a private tasting or party or have Bastress Mountain Winery a personal label just for your next special event. Discover the flavor of Lycoming County at Bastress Mountain Winery and taste creations like Mountain Raspberry, Romeo White and Sweet Bastress Red.
Knoebels Grove Amusement Park 40.0 miles
Rt. 487 Elysburg, PA 17824, 570-672-2572
Knoebels offers world class roller coasters that take you to great heights, twist you around and suck you into your seat. Or feel the thrill of falling on the Downdraft. Like music while you spin? Try the Cosmotron. Looking for a day of relaxation? Ride in our Antique Cars or get a birds-eye view from our Giant Wheel. Want a little more action? Try the Whipper or shriek in our Haunted Mansion. Kids love Knoebels. We've got rides that will make them laugh and think they're firemen or able to drive cars. Knoebels entertainment schedule has all the shows, singing and magic that you have come to enjoy year after year. Take a look at their various venues and see what the line-up for the day that you will be at Knoebels.