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Address: State College, PA 16802
Phone Number: 814-865-5471
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fantastic visit to penn state...it is a great campus to walk around..easy parking in various lots

a great campus to walk around..although various parking garages throughout campus..pictures at the lion a must do ..so much to do.so little space to share

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
new york
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Paramus, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to the Penn State Michigan game and had to find handicap parking. Those directly traffic were rude and did not help at all. We drove for an hour around in heavy traffic trying to find someone who could tell us were to park.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

THE Pennsylvania State University is among the most beautiful college campuses in the United States. But, unless you are a student or alumni, why visit? Because the campus is beautiful, accessible, and interesting. Here's a few tips: - Get ice cream on campus! - Visit the Penn State sports museum and tour the football stadium - even if you're not... More 

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new york
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

a great campus to walk around..although various parking garages throughout campus..pictures at the lion a must do ..so much to do.so little space to share

Thank grapetreebay
sparta, nj
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321 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All kinds of things to do here like see Billy Joel in concert (GREAT Show) or go watch a football game (go Nittany Lions!) or go to the Creamery (YUM). This will have you ready to go back for another degree.

Thank b d
Warren, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While at Penn State University, I couldn't help but notice Mesha - the hardest working person on campus. He moved me by his attention to detail and his dedication to his job. After approaching Mesha to compliment him on his hardworking nature, I quickly learned he is much more than a hard worker. He's friendly, caring, compassionate and truly takes... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Penn State University campus is one of the most beautiful college campuses to visit. Downtown State College is as amazing. Lots to see and do. Concerts in Bryce Jordan Center as well as basketball games. Football games are amazing, or I should say "tailgating" is amazing. History and architecture to see.

Thank Ellen S
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I have been wanting to see Paul McCartney forever and we finally got the chance to travel to State College. Bryce Jordan Center is huge and we managed to get really good seats. A lot of folks stand for almost the whole concert so be careful of where you get your seats!! I will admit we got a good parking... More 

Thank tinker1bellPa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My daughter has just started at Penn State, so I have been there several times, firstly to visit it with her to see if she liked it, secondly on move-in weekend, and thirdly for parents weekend. Each time was in different seasons, March, August and October. The campus is very beautiful and picturesque. A mixture of old and new architecture... More 

Thank Maxine E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This is a great location to see a concert. Penn State has a lot to offer in scenery, restaurants and overall atmosphere. Plan ahead and come early, traffic can be rough and have your party in the parking lot though, because no alcohol is served inside Bryce Jordan Center.

Thank Jennifer G
Jonesboro, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This is one of the most caring campus communities in the US. Academic standards are set very high, so merit is always rewarded. Being on the State College campus makes you want to belong to this wonderful University. Love you Penn State!

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