Top 6 Things to do in Towanda, United States

October 18, 2017 Kandra Bartel

Towanda is a borough and the county seat of Bradford County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is located 66 miles (106 km) northwest of Wilkes-Barre, on the Susquehanna River. The name means "burial ground" in the Algonquian language. Settled in 1784 and incorporated in 1828, Towanda was once known primarily for its industrial interests, which included flour, planing and silk mills, a foundry and machine shop, dye works, and manufacturers of talking machines, cut glass, toys and furniture. The population in 1900 was 4,663 and 4,281 in 1910. As of the 2010 census the population of Towanda was 2,919.
Restaurants in Towanda

1. Pickering Winery

27697 Route 187, Wysox, PA 18854-8001 +1 570-247-7269
Excellent
54%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
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4.5 based on 21 reviews

Pickering Winery

Reviewed By Noreen H

This was a quick stop during our spontaneous day trip. The woman serving our tasting was friendly and fun. She combined some fruit wines with reds which were great ideas. She also made a lot of suggestions for wine frosting and fillings for cakes.
Oh, and good wines.

2. French Azilum

469 Queens Rd, Towanda, PA 18848-7926 +1 570-265-3376
Excellent
51%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

French Azilum

Reviewed By ChocolateCzar - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Everyone knows about the French Revolution but hardly anyone knows where the aristocrats were heading when they planned to leave France. They knew that they needed to get out of town and in a hurry and so they sent scouts out to find a place to resettle. Low and behold, it was decided that what would become Bradford Co. PA, USA was the place to go. Well, as you know they did not make it but how local history would be changed if they had.
Many families settled in the northern wilderness of Bradford Co. PA, and soon several small shops, a schoolhouse, a chapel and a theater appeared in the market square. A gristmill, blacksmith shop and a distillery were built, cattle and sheep were kept, and fruit trees and gardens were planted. But by the turn of 17 into the 1800s, money dried up and the community disappeared back from winze it came. Many of the exiles moved to southern cities such as Charleston, Savannah and New Orleans. After Napoleon made it possible for exiles to return to France, many did.
Today, there are large open fields and several out buildings. The largest building, "La Grande Maison", is a two-story log structure 84 feet long and 60 feet wide. It is rumored, but no way to prove, that it was to be for the Queen. The "LaPorte House", built in 1836, includes delicately painted ceilings and interior decor which reflect the French influence, and acts as a museum. An original foundation has been left exposed for public viewing and a reconstructed log cabin, circa 1790, also serves as a small museum. Guided tours of the LaPorte house are available as well as a self-guided tour of over 20 acres (81,000 m2) of the original settlement,
For those who love antiques, houses and other history buffs, this is a pilgrimage that must be made.

3. Towanda Country Club

645 Golden Mile Rd, Towanda, PA 18848-9241 +1 570-265-6222
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
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Poor
8%
Terrible
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Towanda Country Club

Reviewed By M00se1976 - Rochester, New York, Usa

My Brother and I played here 2 or 3 times a year for the past 25 years. Now my sons
are begging me to play here again. I love the air and the view. The holes are balanced.
Some holes are challenging and some are birdies opportunities. This place will get your hooked.
The new owner and pro shop workers are very nice.

4. Bradford County Historical Society

109 Pine St, Towanda, PA 18848-1701 +1 570-265-2240
Excellent
50%
Good
50%
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Bradford County Historical Society

Reviewed By robcurtross - New York City, New York

Local museums can be fascinating, and this is particularly strong in its collection of historic documents of the county. Many visitors compliment the museum and its staff for help in researching their families.

There is a good collection of artifacts from the area, and I spent a very interesting hour just visiting the past of an area I had no connection with.

5. Captain Jack's Bar & Grill

616 Main St, Towanda, PA 18848-1614 +1 570-265-1329
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2 based on 2 reviews

Captain Jack's Bar & Grill

Reviewed By mike C - Slidell, LA

Cool little dive bar. I was in town for work, stopped in for a beer, the bartenders were not very friendly to out of town workers. (Oilfield people) Prices were decent.

6. Luther's Mills Covered Bridge aka Knapp's Covered Bridge

Covered Bridge Road, Luthers Mills, Burlington Township, Bradford, PA 18848
Excellent
50%
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50%
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Luther's Mills Covered Bridge aka Knapp's Covered Bridge

Reviewed By robcurtross - New York City, New York

There aren't many covered bridges in this part of Pennsylvania. The Knapp's Covered Bridge is a Burr arch truss covered bridge over Brown's Creek in Burlington Township, Bradford County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

It was built in 1853 and is 95 feet (29.0 m) long. The bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, and had a major restoration starting in 2000. Knapp's bridge is named for a local family, and is also known by as the Luther's Mills Covered Bridge (for the nearby village of Luther's Mills) and as the Brown's Creek Covered Bridge.

One interesting aspect is how high it is over the water -- it makes for a very interesting picture.

It is located about a mile from Route 6 and makes for and short break in driving.

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