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Downtown Harrisburg

Harrisburg, PA
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Ranked #23 of 25 Attractions in Harrisburg
Type: Neighborhoods, Cultural
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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323 reviews 323 reviews
88 attraction reviews
347 helpful votes 347 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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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135 reviews 135 reviews
65 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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273 reviews 273 reviews
247 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
16 helpful votes 16 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
55 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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124 reviews 124 reviews
23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Downtown Harrisburg is really nothing more than a few blocks of restaurants and clubs. If you have kids or friends with you and expect to do much more than eat at a bar outside of a River Fest type event, you'll be disappointed.

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North Stonington, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We come to Harrisburg annually to visit family. This city is clean and people are very friendly. We love to walk along the Susquehanna River on the beautiful walkways. The walk over the footbridge to City Island is picturesque. City Island itself has so much to offer with the Harrisburg Senators AA baseball team and The City Islanders soccer team.... More

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