Crayola Factory And National Canal Museum

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First four colors that were retired

On the way to New York City I saw a sign for the Crayola Factory. Had to go see that. It had tons of exhibits, including the largest crayon, retired colors, and a live show where a guy told kids how crayons were made. Above the Crayola Factory is the National Canal Museum, where you can get a toy boat and float it through a small canal that traveled around the room.

Outside was an old town square with a one man band, tons of food places, and antique stores. Ate at a little hole in the wall place next to a used book store. In one antique store there was an old man named Stewart who was selling off all his old diecast cars. He had hundreds. He had Tonka, Matchbox, Hot Wheels, and for as old as he was he knew the history of each one. If you picked up a car he could tell you all about it. I bought a few Matchbox cars off him to go with my collection, but he had tons more.

There was also a park by the river where you could take a canal boat ride. I took a few photos of the river, mainly because I went the wrong way, then back to the town square. There is also Lafayette University at the top of the hill looking over the city.

http://www.crayola.com/Factory/

http://www.canals.org/

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First four colors that were retired
First four colors that were retired
Lehigh River at the park
Lehigh River at the park
Street performer at the town square
Street performer at the town square
Town Square
Town Square
Magic Shadows in Crayola Museum
Magic Shadows in Crayola Museum
Crayola show
Crayola show
Crayola History Wall
Crayola History Wall
Canal Museum
Canal Museum
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Kids getting their canal boats th…
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