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Address: Harrisburg, PA

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 27, 2015
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Philadelphia, Mississippi
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Longmeadow, Massachusetts
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125 reviews 125 reviews
53 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

After spending several hours in the car, we enjoyed walked around the city and along the Susquehanna - we walked over the bridge and enjoyed it a lot.

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Clifton Park, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Just stopped quickly to eat at subway but wish I could have stopped in the monster book store - I think it's several levels - next time I am definitely doing a little shopping...

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The city could be lovely, especially in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Winter stinks. Crime has taken over the last 5 to 8 years. It used to be safe to walk around after dark; however, that is no longer the case. I see drug deals happening right outside WGAL news. You can't drive down Second Street without blowing out a... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

What an extravaganza of education about all things equine and shopping that will quickly overwhelm with 500 vendors. We bought a custom "Australian saddle" from the company of the same name. Though expensive to park and enter the pavillion ($32 for two), one day was enough to thrill the senses and stimulate the mind.

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Enola
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103 reviews 103 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Crime is terrible anymore, the parking authority is writing bogus tickets, read the newspaper website. The smart business owners made their money and got out. I guess people still come downtown during the summer to get trashed and carry on, but it's like a frat party. There are too many other options for food and drink in the area to... More 

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Ocean City, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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5 helpful votes 5 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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420 reviews 420 reviews
114 attraction reviews
425 helpful votes 425 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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