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Address: Harrisburg, PA

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Mostly a toxic dump.

Pennsylvania should ashamed that Harrisburg is its capital city. Parking, Filth, Crime. With that in mind, there are some hidden gems, the Symphony and the Capital Building... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
Jay K
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Ocean City, Maryland
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Ocean City, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Pennsylvania should ashamed that Harrisburg is its capital city. Parking, Filth, Crime. With that in mind, there are some hidden gems, the Symphony and the Capital Building. Not enough gems to hid the fact the city has gone downhill. I don't recommend it and if you decide to come stick to around second street but good luck with parking. There... More 

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Philadelphia, Mississippi
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

unusual dining options, good quality of food, but not much beside that, mostly a business centers around

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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359 reviews 359 reviews
93 attraction reviews
379 helpful votes 379 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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Trinidad
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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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173 reviews 173 reviews
72 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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