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Downtown Harrisburg

Address: Harrisburg, PA
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Ranked #19 of 20 Attractions in Harrisburg
Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Type: Neighborhoods, Other
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Downtown Harrisburg can get a bad rap at times, but it is truly a fun place to go out with friends at any age, and it is nice that there is a mix of classier and more relaxed places. McGrath's is one of the best, and you will always have good food at Stock's or Bricco. There is no reason... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Horrible, dirty city. Parked my car around 6:30pm, and received a parking ticket within 5 minutes of parking my car, whilst trying to figure out if I was in the right place. Had dinner at a so-so very expensive Italian place by the capital building and went home to pay the parking ticket. Although the tickets must be paid within... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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345 reviews 345 reviews
92 attraction reviews
363 helpful votes 363 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

There are good parts and sleazy parts of downtown Harrisburg. I like some of the architecture, some of the local bars and restaurants and, of course, the very impressive Capitol Building.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I visited Harrisburg in March this year. I was there for only 3 days so I did not get the opportunity to see much of 'downtown'. But on my second day, I took my camera and went for a walk. I was very much moved by the wood sculpture near the Walnut Street bridge on Front Street. It depicted a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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166 reviews 166 reviews
71 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We are always so confused when we come here. We really like the city. It's a fun place. Neat architecture. Cheap museums. We've looked into staying at the hotels, but if you stay IN the city, they charge a fortune and parking is a HUGE issue and expense. If I stay outside the city, I am worried about my safety.... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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274 reviews 274 reviews
248 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We enjoyed our visit here but parking downtown was extremely difficult. The State Capitol building was very impressive with such great architecture.

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Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, United States
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74 reviews 74 reviews
33 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I share the opinions of PSUForever1. Once you get to 2nd Street everything is great. It is not only hard to find close parking, but the price for an evening can come to $15 - $20. That is the price you might pay for an event, such as a professional football or baseball game, but not for an evening of... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I love the downtown Harrisburg area for the restaurants along Second Street. Unfortunately, the new parking prices is driving much of that business to the suburbs. $3/hour is just not reasonable for the size of this city. Those in charge need to reconsider these costs. It will kill an otherwise thriving urban area!

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new york
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113 reviews 113 reviews
59 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I never thought I'd enjoy a trip to the Capital so much. The capital bldg itself is amazing to see. The architecture both in and out is beautiful. You can take a guided tour which I was unable to do. If you cant do the tour; they let you inside on the ground floor to look at some of the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

I was born there, and lived there till 1985.been back to visit family. When I drive through neighborhoods I grew up in , which was known as the hill. windows up car locked. rolling stops at stop signs.let's just say it went to hell !!! My family members all moved to the outskirts. so now I fly in , get... More 

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