Collegeville is a borough on Perkiomen Creek in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It is a suburb of Philadelphia. Collegeville is known as a home of Ursinus College established in 1869. Much of the life in town revolves around the college. The college is home to the renowned Berman Museum of Art with thousands of artworks from all parts of the world. Evansburg State Park was established to protect the rural aspect of the area around Collegeville and to provide space for recreation for the local residents. The Providence Town Center is an open-air shopping mall located just outside Collegeville.
1.Berman Museum of Art
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Located in Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pennsylvania, Berman Museum of Art contains a diverse collection of art that provides important resource for teaching, but also for outreach and art education in general. The permanent collection represents different historical periods and styles, focusing on American 19th and 20th century paintings, prints, and sculpture. Works on paper collection has more than 1,500 pieces, and includes works by Dürer, Rembrandt, and Cézanne. The museum also owns a collection of Japanese woodcut, scrolls, and artifact , which supports the extensive Japanese language, teaching and culture courses taught at the Ursinus college. There is also a significant collection of Pennsylvania German art and artifacts used extensively for research by campus and external scholars. The museum also offers rotating exhibitions that feature historical and contemporary art, lectures, workshops, and diverse interactive programming.
601 E Main St, Collegeville, PA 19426, Phone: 610-409-3500
2.Evansburg State Park
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Evansburg State Park is a 3,349-acre park near Collegeville in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, established in 1979 to protect the rural nature of the area and to provide recreational opportunities for the residents of southeastern Pennsylvania. The park includes a range of habitats - forests, meadows, fields and farmland and is a popular destination for picnicking, golf, biking, hiking, hunting, horseback riding, and fishing. Skippack Creek, which runs through the park, is stocked with brown trout, rainbow trout and many other species of fish. Skippack Golf Club located within the park is an 18-hole golf course. The park has 26 miles of hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking trails.
851 Mayhall Rd, Collegeville, PA 19426, Phone: 610-409-1150
Really good soup is hard to find. That simple truth is behind the huge success of Zoup, a large chain of counter-serve stores that keep cropping up all over the States and Canada. At Zoup!, they offer hundreds of soups, with 12 daily-changing varieties including Lobster Bisque and Chicken Potpie soup. They have soups that are low-fat, dairy-free, vegetarian, spicy or gluten-free. Each bowl is served with a hunk of freshly baked bread. They even allow you a small sample before you decide which soup you want. They also offer freshly made salads, sandwiches and bowls. Their Collegeville restaurant, located in Providence Town Center, is bright, modern, colorful and very popular spot that is always full, so come early for lunch to find your favorite soup.
500 Broad Street, Collegeville, PA 19426, Phone: 610-409-6100
Giampietro’s is a popular family-owned and operated Italian deli and market in Collegeville, Texas, famous for its authentic Philly Cheese Steak and a range of Italian deli specials. Their breads and rolls are freshly baked every day, burgers are made from high quality ground beef and not from a frozen patty and their meatballs, gravies, salads, dressings, soups, dips, chili, Italian pork and chicken are all made from scratch. So, why not stop by Giampietro’s for a quick healthy lunch, after work to get a fresh meal for your family or to get ingredients for a gourmet Italian meal at home! There is a lot to choose from: fettuccini Alfredo with pancetta and asparagus, baked ziti, eggplant parmigiana, baked macaroni with stewed tomatoes, meat lasagna and much more.
3855 Ridge Pike, Collegeville, PA 19426, Phone: 610-489-1850
5.Town Book Center and Cafe
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What started in 1990 as the Little Professor bookstore, grew into a 8,000-square foot book center, wine shop, café and a community center in the Providence Town Center in Collegeville, Pennsylvania. Huge space is packed with books of all kinds, from bestsellers and paperbacks, school books and romances. They have rare books and new releases and just about anything their customers ask for. They also offer 14 kinds of wines from Crossings Vineyard in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It is the only bookstore in Pennsylvania to offer wine. The store also works with school libraries, organizes fundraisers for local charities, organizes and manages book clubs, book readings and special community events.
220 Plaza Drive #B-3, Collegeville, PA 19426, Phone: 610-454-0640
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