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Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Harrisburg
Category: Government Buildings; Landmarks
Owner description: Teddy Roosevelt declared that this Italian Renaissance-style building was “the handsomest building I ever saw”. Indeed, the... more » Owner description: Teddy Roosevelt declared that this Italian Renaissance-style building was “the handsomest building I ever saw”. Indeed, the State Capitol, with its vaulted dome and grand staircase and the murals and painted floors inside, is thing to behold. « less
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Harrisburg
Category: History Museums; Museums
The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look at the Civil War.
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Harrisburg
Category: Nature and Parks
Owner description: Built on a bluff overlooking the Susquehanna River, Fort Hunter Mansion and Park has served as a war fort, a hub for frontier... more » Owner description: Built on a bluff overlooking the Susquehanna River, Fort Hunter Mansion and Park has served as a war fort, a hub for frontier commerce, and an exclusive private estate. Now preserved and open to the public, Fort Hunter Mansion and Park invites you to explore Pennsylvania's rich history. Guided tours of Fort Hunter Mansion are available every day but Mondays, May through December. Admission is charged.Fort Hunter Park is open free to the public, daily from 8 am - dusk. « less
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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in Harrisburg
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #5 of 20 attractions in Harrisburg
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Wildwood Park is located in the rolling hills of central Pennsylvania on the outskirts of downtown Harrisburg. Its 229 acres... more » Owner description: Wildwood Park is located in the rolling hills of central Pennsylvania on the outskirts of downtown Harrisburg. Its 229 acres are a haven for countless species of flora and fauna centered around the 90 acre freshwater wetland. A popular three-mile loop trail encircles the park with side trails and boardwalks for a total of six miles of trails. Its attractive Olewine Nature Center features engaging exhibits on environmental education. Established in 1901, during the City Beautiful Movement, Wildwood was part of a nationwide effort to improve urban life. In 1976, the Dauphin County Commissioners assumed ownership of the property. Now managed by Dauphin County Parks and Recreation Department, Wildwood Park is one of Pennsylvania’s premier centers for environmental studies, educational opportunities and outdoor recreation. It is a cherished retreat for nature lovers, bird watchers and exercise enthusiasts. « less
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Harrisburg
Category: History Museums; Museums
Museum housing more than two million objects associated with or significant to the history and heritage of Pennsylvania.
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Harrisburg
Category: Science Museums; Museums
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Ranked #8 of 20 attractions in Harrisburg
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #9 of 20 attractions in Harrisburg
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 20 attractions in Harrisburg
Category: Convention Centers; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #11 of 20 attractions in Harrisburg
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #12 of 20 attractions in Harrisburg
Category: Ships; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 20 attractions in Harrisburg
Category: Islands; Nature and Parks

City Island is downtown Harrisburg's major city park.  It is home to the Harrisburg Senators minor league baseball team, as well as the minor league soccer team.  City Island is... more »

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Ranked #14 of 20 attractions in Harrisburg
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #15 of 20 attractions in Harrisburg
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #16 of 20 attractions in Harrisburg
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
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Ranked #17 of 20 attractions in Harrisburg
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 20 attractions in Harrisburg
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #19 of 20 attractions in Harrisburg
Category: Neighborhoods; Other
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Ranked #20 of 20 attractions in Harrisburg
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
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