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State College
State College, as can be imagined from its name, is a college town, the home to the main campus of Penn State, one of the ten largest public universities in the United States. Downtown State College is home to hundreds of businesses that serve the university's students and professors, from boutique shops, to coffee houses, to theaters for the performing arts. The city is also home to the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, which brings 125,000 visitors to the downtown area each year.

All things to do » Things to do

Penn State University
Penn State University
Attraction type: Colleges & universities
The Arboretum at Penn State
The Arboretum at Penn State
Attraction type: Gardens
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Pegula Ice Arena
Pegula Ice Arena
Attraction type: Arenas & stadiums
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Palmer Museum of Art
Palmer Museum of Art
Attraction type: Art museums
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Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania
Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania
Attraction type: Children's museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Berkey Creamery
Berkey Creamery
Ranked #1 of 217 Restaurants in State College
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Late Night
Waffle Shop The
Waffle Shop The
Ranked #2 of 217 Restaurants in State College
Waffle Shop
Waffle Shop
Ranked #3 of 217 Restaurants in State College
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Callao Cafe and Market
Callao Cafe and Market
Ranked #4 of 217 Restaurants in State College
Price: $7 - $11
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Café, Creperie, Sandwiches
Dining options: Takeout, Street Food
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Waffle Shop The
Ranked #5 of 217 Restaurants in State College

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nittany Budget Motel
Nittany Budget Motel
$49 - $81
Ranked #15 of 26 Hotels in State College
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Rodeway Inn
2.0 of 5
Rodeway Inn
$63 - $106
Ranked #18 of 26 Hotels in State College
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BEST WESTERN Nittany Inn Milroy
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN Nittany Inn Milroy
$82 - $137
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Milroy
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Country Inn & Suites By Carlson
2.5 of 5
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson
$84 - $182
Ranked #1 of 26 Hotels in State College
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Carnegie Inn & Spa
3.5 of 5
Carnegie Inn & Spa
$138 - $205
Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in State College
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SpringHill Suites State College
3.0 of 5
SpringHill Suites State College
$139 - $299
Ranked #3 of 26 Hotels in State College
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