Attractions in West Chester, Pennsylvania, include the Chester County Historical Society, Chester County Art Association, Treehouse World and Longwood Garden. The city is home to over 65 award-winning restaurants, over 60 boutiques and several entertainment venues.
The Chester County Historical Society promotes historical knowledge of the Brandywine Valley and features several permanent and temporary exhibits, as well as a genealogical library and gift shop. The exhibits focus on cultural and historical events in the area. Attached to the society is a cultural center that offers rental spaces for weddings and corporate and non-profit events. There is also an extensive library.
The Chester County Art Association hosts temporary art exhibits featuring oil paintings and other types of art. As of 2015, the museum is open Tuesdays through Saturdays. Treehouse World contains a collection of treehouses for play and exploration. There are also climbing stations and rides, including a 50-foot-high swing that takes riders swooping down through the forest. Treehouse World also hosts school field trips and birthday parties.
Longwood Garden offers a quiet getaway for visitors to West Chester, as well as periodic entertainment events. Orchid Extravaganza, Summer Spectacular, Ikebana and Bonsai Exhibit, and A Longwood Christmas are among the garden's attractions.