Things to do around Harrisburg

Welcome to Harrisburg, PA "The Capital City"

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Hersheypark

HersheyPark is a family theme park situated in Hershey, Pennsylvania, including 13 roller coasters, a full water park with wave pool, and over 70 family friendly rides.

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Come EXPLORE THE MANY WONDERS OF CHOCOLATE at the first HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE WORLD Attraction located in CHOCOLATETOWN, USA
Soak up summertime with your family at The Boardwalk At Hersheypark, included in your one-price admission!
Hersheypark is a family theme park situated in Derry Township, Pennsylvania, United States, about 15 miles east of Harrisburg, and 95 miles west of Philadelphia.

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Farm Show Complex

From the agricultural shows that gave the building its name, to the car shows, sporting events, conventions and other activities that take place here throughout the year, the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center is home to many exciting events.

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Lancaster County Firemen's Association Annual FIRE EXPO Show held at Pennsylvania Farm Show & Expo Center in Harrisburg, PA. This Fire Expo is the largest emergency services expo in the United States
Pennsylvania is proud to host the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation ... 9-16, 2016, to celebrate agriculture at the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Pennsylvania is proud to host the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation, with nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibits. Join us Jan. 9-16, 2016, to celebrate agriculture at the 100th Pennsylvania Farm Show.

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PA State Capital & Museum

The Pennsylvania State Capitol is a must-see for any history buff. Designed in 1902 in a Beaux-Arts style with decorative Renaissance themes throughout, there is historical beauty around every corner. The State Museum of Pennsylvania maintains a collection of nearly 5 million artifacts and objects that interpret the rich history and pre-history of the state.

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Designed in 1902 with a Beaux-Arts style with decorative Renaissance themes throughout, the state capitol of Pennsylvania is a place to check out.
The Pennsylvania State Capitol is the seat of government for the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and is in downtown Harrisburg. It was designed in 1902 in a Beaux-Arts style with decorative Renaissance themes throughout.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania is a non-profit museum at 300 North Street in downtown Harrisburg, run by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to preserve and interpret the region's history and culture.[1] It is a part of the Pennsylvania State Capitol Complex. While it is officially named the State Museum of Pennsylvania, members of the public, as well as official publications, sometimes refer to the facility as the William Penn Memorial Museum; the museum's central hall features a large statue of Penn.

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Whitaker Center

Using science as an entry to the arts, Whitaker Center exhibits science, the performing arts, and an IMAX theater under one roof. The center encompasses a total of 130,000 square feet, including Discovery Lab classrooms, multi-purpose rooms, the AMP Grand Lobby and the Kunkel Gallery.

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There's so much going on at Whitaker Center. Bands, Singers, Plays, Movies, Comedians, and so much more.
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The center is the first complex of its kind in the United States to use science as an entry to the arts.
Whitaker Center located in Harrisburg, PA offers live music, concerts, theater performances, movies, science exhibitions, and activities for children.

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City Islanders & The Senators

Professional soccer team the Harrisburg City Islanders and minor league baseball team the Harrisburg Senators provide entertainment for sports fans of all ages.

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FNB Field is a baseball park in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, located on City Island, in the Susquehanna River.
The Harrisburg City Islanders are an American professional soccer team based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in 2003, the team plays in the United Soccer League, the third tier of the American Soccer Pyramid.
Harrisburg City Islanders Professional Soccer Club vs. New York Red Bulls.

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National Fire Museum

The sights and sounds of firefighting come to life at the Pennsylvania National Fire Museum. Located in a century-old Victorian firehouse, the museum houses an outstanding collection of artifacts from the hand-drawn equipment of yesterday to the modern tools of today.

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Enter the 1899 Victorian Firehouse, Home of the Reily Hose Co. No. 10  and experience the sights and sounds of Firefighting History. The Pennsylvania National Fire Museum features fire apparatus from Handtubs and Steam Pumpers, hand drawn to horse drawn, to motorized Engines and a 1935 MACK tillered Ladder Truck. An outstanding and varied collection of artifacts are on display.
The museum is staffed by all volunteers
The Pennsylvania National Fire Museum is a museum devoted to fire fighter heritage in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States.

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2nd Street Saturday

Every Saturday night, explore the charming downtown of Harrisburg - delicious dining options, live entertainment, galleries and museums await you!

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Harrisburg comes to life at night. Second street is filled with pubs, bars, restaurants, and night clubs that will keep you energized all day, and all night.
The night comes to life! Live music from bands & DJ's, activities throughout Second Street, and so much more fun you can't resist.
Every Saturday night on Second Street, Harrisburg City lights up and wakes up from its normal busy work schedule.

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National Civil War Museum

The National Civil War Museum incorporates collections of artifacts, manuscripts, documents, photographs, and other printed matter that exceed 24,000 items.

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A doctor performing surgery "on-field" of a soldier that was wounded in a battle.
As President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address encompassed the emotions of the American struggle, The National Civil War Museum portrays this struggle as a time line, from the issues straining the nation through the war's conclusion at Appomattox Court House.
The National Civil War Museum incorporates collections of artifacts, manuscripts, documents, photographs, and other printed matter that exceed 24,000 items.

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Gettysburg

Gettysburg is known for Gettysburg National Battlefield, site of a turning point in the Civil War. The park also includes the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center, displaying Civil War artifacts, and Gettysburg National Cemetery, where a memorial marks the site of Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Gettysburg Address.

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The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, by Union and Confederate forces during the American Civil War.
Statues are located all throughout the battlefield to commemorate victories, loses, and other significant events.
The Union Army of the Potomac, under Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, consisted of seven infantry corps, a cavalry corps, and an Artillery Reserve, for a combined strength of more than 100,000 men.

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Williams Grove Speedway

Since opening in 1939, Williams Grove Speedway has been one of the top sprint car tracks in the country.

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Williams Grove Speedway is a half-mile automobile dirt racing track located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA.
Starting in 1939, Williams Grove Speedway has been one of the top sprint car tracks in the country.  The speedway is a ½ mile banked smooth clay oval with speeds reaching in excess of 100 mph.  The 2016 racing season runs from March 18th to October 7th.
Special sanctioned races include the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars, United States Auto Club, Super DIRTcar Series, All-Star Circuit of Champions, United Racing Club and the American Racing Drivers Club among others.  Other racing divisions throughout the season include, 358 sprint cars, super sportsman, limited late models and street stocks.  We strive to be a family oriented facility by hosting School’s Out Night, the Math Fact Challenge and supporting many local and national charities.

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Hershey PA

Surrounded by some of America’s most productive dairy farms, Milton S. Hershey opened the world’s first modern chocolate factory and built the “model town” for employees and their families so they have an attractive place to live, work, and play. In the end, he didn’t just build a factory in the town that bears his name — he built a community.

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Come EXPLORE THE MANY WONDERS OF CHOCOLATE at the first HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE WORLD Attraction located in CHOCOLATETOWN, USA.
Hershey's Chocolate World is the name of seven visitor centers which started in Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States.
Chocolate Tasting Experience HERSHEY'S Chocolate Tasting Adventure Immerse yourself in the flavorful world of chocolate in our tasting experience!

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