Day Trips: Arts and Lost Caverns
Find two local attractions you can visit on about one tank of gas.
Want to get out of town and go for a trip, but looking to save money?
Try one of these three trips you can enjoy on just one tank of gas: Musehouse Literary Arts Center in Chestnut Hill, Newtown Theatre in Newtown and the Lost River Caverns in Hellertown.
Musehouse Literary Arts Center
About: Musehouse opened almost one year ago to give writers - from professionals to amateurs - a place to foster and appreciate the literary arts. With regular events like poetry reading and talks from accomplished writers, Musehouse is a place to catch some great minds in writing. Or if you prefer to develop your own skills, you can select a course from the catalogue for this fall, including poetry, memoir, playwriting workshops and even a course for elementary school-aged children.
Lost River Caverns
Address: 726 Durham Street, Hellertown
- $11 adults
- $7 children ages 3-12
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily September through May
- Cave is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day.
Summary: Lost River Caverns is a natural limestone cavern discovered in the late 1800s. It was opened for tours in 1930. Tours run every half hour, taking visitors roughly 120 feet into the ground. Highlights include the Crystal Chapel, which has hosted dozens of weddings since 1949, and the Lost River itself.