8 Things to Do in Norristown That You Shouldn't Miss
Norristown is a borough (with home rule status) in and the county seat of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. Located along the Schuylkill River approximately six miles from the Philadelphia city limits, Norristown has a population of 34,324 as of the 2010 U.S. Census. It is the 4th most populous municipality in the county and 2nd most populous borough in Pennsylvania.
1. Elmwood Park Zoo
4 based on 386 reviews
Reviewed By YoginiXC - Mullica Hill, New JerseyMullica Hill, New Jersey
The zip line was great
I used a groupon to experience the zipline. It was great. The zoo offers a nice environment. Although it was winter and very few animals out in the woods, I had a challenging but enjoyable time completing the adventure course.
2. Norristown Farm Park
4.5 based on 44 reviews
Reviewed By gostartraveler - Forked River, New JerseyForked River, New Jersey
Nice place for a walk!
We enjoyed the trails, both our kid riding their tricycle and later all of us walking. Would be nice to see some historic buildings, but it was a nice day just enjoying the outdoors. There's a _lot_ of walking, though, so take one of the maps and be aware
3. Five Saints Distilling
5 based on 11 reviews
Five Saints Distilling and International Spirits is located in the former Humane Fire Engine Company No. 1. We offer a whiskey cocktail bar, beer, wine, retail sales, tours, evening arts and entertainment, and private events. Currently we are a BYOF with a restaurant under construction.
Reviewed By Tammy F - Mahwah, New JerseyMahwah, New Jersey
Very interesting tour of the distillery!
The location is super cool since it's in a fire house that's over a 100 years old. That instantly draws you in. They've kept all of the old memorabilia and historical integrity of the structure. Just love that. The owner gives a great tour and is super in
4. Theatre Horizon
5 based on 10 reviews
Your Professional Theatre in Norristown. Through theatre, we create a community of artists, students and audiences in which each member is encouraged to grow. Great conversation, great theatre, and a great night out await you!
Reviewed By BMGPhiladelphia - PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia
Nice, cozy theater
The new building that just opened is nice - an intimate setting. The staff is friendly, shaking hands & warmly greeting everyone at the door. They made us feel really welcome and comfortable. The production we saw was "Pretty Fire", a biographical sketch
5. Selma Mansion
5 based on 2 reviews
Reviewed By Ami G - Metairie, LouisianaMetairie, Louisiana
This building is full of historic value of not only the family who built and lived there, but the city that surrounds it. I would not recommend this location for children as they have items in the location that are original to the home and therefore very
6. The Barn Playhouse
4 based on 3 reviews
The Barn Playhouse is owned and operated by The Dramateurs, Inc., A 501(c)3 non-profit educational corporation. Since 1934, the group has pursued the goal that was laid out when it was organized: "To stimulate greater interest in dramatic art and literature in Norristown and its vicinity through educational programs." The group has presented a summer season of plays at The Barn Playhouse in Jeffersonville every year since 1937.
Reviewed By Julio2206 - Conshohocken, PennsylvaniaConshohocken, Pennsylvania
This quaint theater offers excellent musical and non musical performances with great cast! Almost like going into the city for professionals, but much less expensive! Parking and intermission treats are wonderful!
7. The Centre Theater
4.5 based on 2 reviews
Reviewed By Tiana M - Norristown, PennsylvaniaNorristown, Pennsylvania
Little Gem in Norristown
I've been to a couple of shows and It's very nice. It's small but don't let it deceive you. They put on a nice show and have some done by both kids and adults. I would say the only problems are parking and location. It makes it a bit difficult being locat
8. Captain Ron's Diving
5 based on 18 reviews
Learn to explore this amazing world through scuba diving! We can show you the beauty of the ocean and its creatures. Come face to face with a sea turtle and watch a clown fish play on a coral reef. Join Captain Ron and his Crew on your journey to become a scuba diver. Experience exotic places and explore the things that interest you; whether mysterious sunken treasures or extravagant coral ree
Reviewed By Justin S
Excellent dive training operation!
Working on PADI Master Scuba Dive rating with Captain Ron's diving. Have completed 2 full-days / 6 dives with them at Dutch Springs, PA. I have another day planned with at 3 dives to complete my fifth Dive Specialty course. Each one so far has been interesting, challenging, and fun. The overall experience has been great - very professional, top-notch rental equipment, friendly, easy-going, extremely focused on safety and a bunch of fun. Captain Ron has a low key approach to teaching (not a drill sargent or task master!) but requires his students to achieve high standards before completing a task and progressing. I think I will be taking my 11 year old son and his friend to Captain Ron for their Advanced Open Water training when time permits.Thank you for your review! We love to see divers advance their training and continuing on with specialty courses. We look forward to having you back and would certainly welcome the opportunity to train your son and his friend in Advanced Open Water Diving!We cannot do it without great students like you!