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Address: State College, PA 16802
Phone Number: 814-865-5471
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There are always activities of some kind on the University Park Campus. This visit was our first to the Palmer Museum of Art with family visiting from out of town. Admission is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Reedsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

There are always activities of some kind on the University Park Campus. This visit was our first to the Palmer Museum of Art with family visiting from out of town. Admission is free and there are some really amazing pieces, from paintings to sculpture, to glass work and ancient historical items. We spent two hours and could have stayed much... More 

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Grand Forks, North Dakota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We had a custom tour of campus with our professor and we saw al kinds of really cool places. It was really nice.

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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Wow, this place is incredible! the scenic drive and the campus surrounded by mountains it's really awesome. Hubby and I went to see Kevin Hart for his latest tour filming and of course it was a great show. The best part was getting to see this school and it's just massive!

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Wilmington, DE
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Came for a Lion Ambassador Reunion and combined it with a college visit for the next generation of Nittany Lions. Same charm and personality as 35 years ago -- Penn State stood the challenge of time!

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Had their Sunday brunch which is a great value. Suggest that you make a reservation especially on busy holiday weekends or weekends with university events. Buffet selection is awesome and many of the university Hotel Management staff/students are directly involved! Kudos to them for a great buffet!

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Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We visited on a weekend. The maps online were not very helpful and really didn't show the streets that were closed off. Parking was very confusing. The facilities were nice, but their bag policy seemed a little over the top. You are only allowed a small bag and they search everything for sporting events.

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Bordentown, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Very nice arena, long uphill walk to the doors, good experience. Took forever to get out of the place - they only had 4 standard sized doors to let out thousands of people... seemed like a fire hazard to me. Overall very good.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Nice to swim at Penn State... can't wait for them to update their natatorium like they have updated their other sports facilities.

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Westfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is our second child at PSU; it is a top notch University with a great town; alwys felt safe no matter the time

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Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Spent a weekend to see my team play Have to say the staff was remarkable. They could not have done any better. Looking forward to my next visit.

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