While Eastern Montgomery County’s close proximity to Philadelphia provides it with access to a wealth of world-class attractions, the area is home to its own vibrant cultural landscape. Residents and visitors alike enjoy theatrical productions, musical performances, exciting films and a range of artistic programming without having to leave the county.
No matter if you are an artist or simply an avid enthusiast, the Abington Art Center (AAC) welcomes all to explore its historic 27-acre campus. AAC hosts a variety of rotating exhibits, workshops and classes, as well as exciting events. A unique and fascinating Sculpture Park surrounds the center, providing visitors a chance to experience the fusion of nature and art.
The historic Keswick Theatre, located in Glenside, is recognized as one of the most active and diversified venues in the region, presenting a calendar year full of nationally and internationally known performers, as well as dozens of shows for school children. Also be sure to visit the Mitchell Performing Arts Center (MPAC), located on the campus of the Academy of the New Church in Bryn Athyn. MPAC is a prime place to view performances from such groups as the Bryn Athyn Orchestra and local theatre clubs.
Movie-goers also have plenty of options in the area. The Hiway Theatre in Jenkintown presents great cinematic shows—both new and old—and a range of special events and programs, while the Ambler Theater offers a unique experience for audiences. With gorgeous old-style architecture serving as the backdrop, the Ambler Theater presents the latest motion pictures, documentaries and foreign films.
Aside from the cultural attractions of Eastern Montgomery County, the area welcomes sports fanatics looking to catch the game of the day. Nearby Philadelphia is major league in every major professional sport. The 2008 World Champion Phillies (MLB), 76ers (NBA), Eagles (NFL), Flyers (NHL), Phantoms (AHL) and KiXX (NISL) have all made a home in the city. In addition to these popular professional spectator sports, the area’s rich higher learning institutions have made way for an assortment of collegiate sporting events.
Visitors and business travelers in need of overnight accommodations are guaranteed a comfortable place to stay while in Eastern Montgomery County. The area’s convenient location places it within close proximity to the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Willow Grove, leading to the establishment of a number of high-quality, reasonably priced hotels. Excellent choices for unmatched accommodations include the Hilton Garden Inn Fort Washington and the Hampton Inn in Willow Grove.