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Things To Do In Bethlehem!

July 19, 2018 | Written by Madison McCandless, ArtsQuest Marketing Intern

BANANA FACTORY

Take a class at the Banana Factory! A particularly popular experience consists of working with flat glass in distinctive patterns, melting it in kilns and creating one of a kind decorative artwork. The Glass Studio also accommodates group events, including demonstrations, fun party outings, and corporate team building programs.

Photo: Michael Guarino

HOOVER-MASON TRESTLE

Take a walk up on the Hoover-Mason Trestle and check out the storyline that goes along with the landmark.  Great spot to start your day or take a break before heading over to a Free Summer concert at Levitt Pavillion!

Photo: Madison McCandless

MUSIKFEST CAFÉ

Enjoy a concert with a one of a kind, bird’s-eye view of the Historic Bethlehem Steel Blast Furnaces! With flexible seating, bar service, and a dance area it makes for a beautifully, intimate concert venue.

Photo: Diane Richter

FRANK BANKO ALEHOUSE CINEMAS

The Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas are a two-screen independent, foreign and alehouse cinema located at ArtsQuest! Crack open a Yuengling beer, sit back, and enjoy the films.

Photo: Diane Richter

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF INDUSTRIAL HISTORY

Housed in the former facility of the Bethlehem Steel, is a museum affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution that seeks to preserve, educate, and display the industrial history of the nation.

Photo: NMIH

EAT AT MOLLY’S AND EXPLORE THE SOUTHSIDE

Molly’s has become a Southside favorite over the years.  Just a few blocks away from the ArtsQuest campus, the Irish grill & sports pub is a great spot to finish your exploration of the Southside!

Photo: Molly’s Irish Grille & Sports Pub

HOTEL BETHLEHEM

The Dalai Lama, Shirley Temple, Winston Churchill, Amelia Earhart, Muhammad Ali and more have stayed at the Hotel Bethlehem.  The historic landmark is still beautifully vintage telling the story of how modern Bethlehem came to be.

Photo: Historic Hotel Bethlehem

THE DELEWARE & LEHIGH NATIONAL HERITAGE CORRIDOR

This section of the D&L Trail continues to follow the towpath with views of the historical Bethlehem Steel site and its current transformation. About halfway between Bethlehem and Freemansburg, there is a picnic area and canal lock #43 at Charlie Brown’s Clearing.

Photo: D&L National Heritage Corridor

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