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Hi everyone, I haven't been to State College in like ahh, umm 7 years, WOW. My 2 boys are 5 and 4, any suggestions on where we can take them at State College that are good for kids or kids friendly?? We're taking them to their first game this coming fall and we know of things like the creamery, any other suggestions or anything new on campus that kids might enjoy?
Either cold stone creamery or the college creamery.
Did you just put Cold Stone and THE Creamery in the same sentence? I almost spit up a mouthful of OJ!
“We need to keep this (expletive) together,” Mauti and Zordich to Hill
LOL cold stone...Really dude?!?
I've never understood what the big deal was about the Creamery. It's not like the ice cream is anything special.
The Tailgreat at the Bryce Jordan Center is fun for kids. It is held on Saturday morning. If you sign them up for the Nittany Lions Kids Club, you can get them to meet the Nittany Lion and have pictures taken there. Last year, our kids got to go out on the court and cheer with the Lions and the cheerleaders.
"Beer is proof God loves us and wants us to be happy."
Skeller!! Never hurts to start them early.
This post was edited by gianluca 22 months ago
I disagree. Creamery ice cream is fantastic.
This post was edited by DocAlan02 22 months ago
I'm not saying it isn't really good, just that it doesn't really do anything to separate itself from the pack.
Doesn't get much better than a scoop of Death by Chocolate and a scoop of Cookies n Cream.
BLASPHEMY!!! HOW DARE YOU!?
With the Creamery, you're supporting an important PSU institution that has been part of the university's fabric for 150 years, and that supports teaching and research in the Food Sciences department.
With Cold Stone Creamery, you're supporting another faceless corporation.
In a couple years, I would start marching them up Nt. Nittany like I do to my son whenever we visit for a game.
Until then, on game day, there are lots of fun kids games happening outside the stadium, and the pep rally is usually fun for a while. I always brought a football and tossed it around with my son outside the stafium as well. Just rambling around the tailgaters is always fun for my son.
That's never brought up though. It's always talked about as if it's the greatest ice cream in the world.
Not to belabor an off-topic point, but the Creamery ice cream has historically been much better than other ice creams IMHO because they did not use preservatives or additives, and you can really tell the difference with ice cream that has additives (it has a more gummy texture). Creamery ice cream tasted very pure. Breyers was another ice cream that refrained from additives as well (their vanilla ice cream was just milk, sugar, cream, and vanilla).
However, I recall reading a few years back that the Creamery began using preservatives and additives and their ice cream, while still very good, does not have that pure taste to me. Breyers recently began using gums and additives as well. So I would say Creamery ice cream was once outstanding and better than most other ice creams, but since they started using fillers, it's still very good but does not stand out like it used to.
For instance, here are the ingredients for Peachy Paterno:
milk, cream, sugar, peaches, non-fat dry milk, nectarine puree, corn syrup solids, propylene glycol, mono esters, mono and diglycerides, cellulose gum, guar gum, carrageenan, vanilla, peach schnapps, vanilla, citric acid, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, yellow 5 & 6.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by strez 22 months ago
Far, far, away from Sandusky.
That would make sense. I'm not part of the old guard of Penn Staters, so maybe I only got to have the newer, "watered down" ice creams.
"BraysDeepBalls" ... Is that what Jerry used to call you?
Just wanted to let you guys know that I feel terrible for you guys (fanbase). Ive always had the utmost respect for your football program
Can't believe it's not been said yet, but you gotta see the Shrine. I have a picture of my 2 kids when they were around that age sitting on the shrine. One of my favorite pictures. You also have to take them to see Joe's statue outside the stadium.
I started taking my kids up when they were about 9 or so (I have 17-year-old twin girls, one of whom will be a freshman up there this fall). Yeah, I don't know why I didn't start earlier. The amazing thing was that we did not need a huge variety of things to do. We come up Saturday morning for a noon game (we always go to the opener) and go straight to the game. Afterward, we would walk to the hub and then around the campus. We'd then go back, get the car, and drive to our hotel. Relax, swim, and then go back to College Ave for dinner (different place each year). We'd walk around town for a bit before or after. On Sunday morning, we'd go to the shrine for our annual picture, and then go see whichever stuff they were interested in looking at. We'd go to the Creamery at about noon or so and then leave for home. It has varied a little bit over the years, but stays pretty similar. They just love being on campus.
My son, who is just 15 months old, has already been up once and will be going every year.
+ 1,000 for the Death by Chocolate.
That's because it's from Penn State, and therefore it is.
This post was edited by Andrew Dzurita 20 months ago
Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain't come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS
Gotta go to Rec Hall or IM, jog the track or shoot some hoops. Drive to the top of Pine Grove Mountain or to Skytop for fantastic views!
Downtown always has something going on.
IMO just walking through campus is good too. It's beautiful during the fall.
Never too early to learn the campus, don't want your kids lost during the first week of class lol
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