Allentown, PA is the third largest city in PA. Allentown has a minor league baseball team, various shops and restaurants. Allentown is only 60 miles from Philadelphia and 90 miles from New York City. Allentown is located on the Lehigh River and is the largest city in Lehigh Valley.
Allentown is a two-time winner of the All-America City Award in 1962 and 1974-75. Allentown has several buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Allentown has a musical heritage of civilian concert bands and is home to the oldest civilian concert band in the United States. The Allentown Art Museum is home to a collection of more than 13,000 pieces of art and the city houses a collection of public sculptures including the DaVinci Horse, one of three in the world. Allentown’s reputation as a rugged blue collar city has led to many references to the city in popular culture. Dorney Park was a film location for John Waters’ Hairspray released in 1988.
Dorney Park started in 1860 as a summer resort and was purchased by Cedar Fair, L.P. in 1992. One of the largest amusement parks in the northeastern USA, it covers 200 acres with nearly 100 rides and attractions. Seven world class roller coasters, including Possessed, Talon, STEEL FORCE and Hydra. Also home to drenching, soaking, waterslides and water play areas in one of the largest waterparks in the country.