Cumberland Valley is home to a collection of tucked away attractions that can fill your weekends with family fun and offer many journeys to be discovered. Below are a few "hidden gems" in your own backyard. Find even more at

Kings Gap Garden

Get in touch with nature and native Cumberland Valley plants at the Kings Gap Garden. The garden located on the grounds of the Kings Gap Environmental Education Center features three educational areas containing native plants and flowers, an herb garden and a wildlife habitat area.

Rolls Royce Museum

This hidden 5,000 sq. ft. facility in Mechanicsburg holds a changing collection of Rolls-Royce and Bentley motorcars, an extensive research library and functioning garage where technical seminars are given by noted professionals.

The Trout Gallery at Dickinson College

This fine arts museum located in the Weiss Center for the Arts houses Dickinson's permanent collections of art, ancient through contemporary, with changing exhibits.

Oakes Museum

This quirky attraction is located on Messiah College's campus and is only open on Saturday afternoons, but it's definitely worth a visit. This museum is devoted to natural history with exhibits that take you back thousands of years to America and Africa. It features 75 full mounts, including a zebra, giraffe and elephant.

Paulus Farm Market

This popular market in Mechanicsburg is pretty well known for their farm-fresh products and great flower selection. However, the hidden gem at this farmer's market is the kid's activities. In the warmer months, kids can enjoy barnyard and baby animals, horse tire swings, a wooden tractor structure and other play areas.

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