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Downtown Harrisburg

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Eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike: End boredom with part 3 of an audio drive
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Eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike: End boredom with part 3 of an audio drive

This self-guided GPS audio tour is Part 3 of a four-part eastbound Pennsylvania Turnpike series that eliminates highway boredom. It tells incredible prehistoric tales of ancient Indians who once walked this trail and the dramas that unfolded as Indians and European settlers collide. <br><br>This part of the series begins at the Sideling Hill travel plaza. It continues over and under wilderness ridges before levelling off and crossing the broad Susquehanna River Valley. By the time you reach the end at the Highspire travel plaza, you also will have reached a new understanding about life here centuries ago.<br><br>We'll hear the story of Tree Worm and his controlling mother-in-law. We'll learn why a tribe was called the Hemp People. Do you like Indian Summers? The people who coined the term absolutely dreaded them. I'll tell you why. We'll learn to speak a little Seneca, and get the story on a boarding school that served as the model for turning Indians into "true civilized Americans."
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davidhI2406IG wrote a review Feb 2020
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania18 contributions2 helpful votes
Harrisburg Is the state capital city that struggles with being mid sized. There are a number of restaurants on second street which offer outdoor seating (summer). Problem is homeless / low income city dwellers constantly walk by and pan handle. Same thing occurred with a walk along the river front. Perhaps my experience was not typical. However, it was my experience on more than one occasion. City island struggles to be something other than a ball park with parking...that is all it is.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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SF88 wrote a review Jan 2020
San Francisco, California109 contributions81 helpful votes
Downtown is compact and very walkable. Great museum (PA State Museum), impressive City Hall and historic buildings close by. Plenty of restaurants and coffee shops along your walk. Shopping has largely left the downtown City Hall area, unfortunately, with a partically vacant mall that didnt seem used given most stores are now outside the central core. easy walk to the Susquehanna river and City island with its baseball, concerts and events in the warmer months. We still enjoyed a walk downtown on a crisp November day.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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T G wrote a review Nov 2019
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania6 contributions
First it is a lot of great restaurants at there, affordable housing, a lot of work (job), good neighborhoods, great supermarket, a huge hospital, a lot of great school, Walmart, Home Depot, ALDI, Macy’s, great pharmacy, great law enforcement, fire fire awesome, Like 4 or more huge mall with a lot of entertainment and good price. Many diversities, Awesome Church, downtown are awesome Beautiful view at there. Driving everything is close, and more and more great place to live.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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bethstreeb wrote a review Jul 2019
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania31 contributions4 helpful votes
Downtown Harrisburg has a lot of restaurants to partake in and the River walk. You can walk across the pedestrian bridge at Market and Front street and go over to City Island. There's quite a few things to do during the day. In the evenings on the weekends it's usually a hot spot for the bar scene. A lot of the restaurants moonlight as bars/clubs. Over the years the dancing aspect of it has seemed to have died down. As a female i also would not go downtown at night alone. Do not venture too far past second street.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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PaleoGypsy wrote a review Jul 2019
Reading, Pennsylvania1,901 contributions352 helpful votes
Parking at City Park Island costs $5.00 per vehicle. Bring tip-money if you plan to use the Port-a-potties along the street. While there were more than 40 food trucks, there weren’t any paleo food trucks like they have in Portland, OR, so I did not eat anything. We encountered some street people who acknowledge you at one of the main entry points. Bring your own chair if you want to watch the live bands. Much of the architecture along the Riverfront could use some renovation. Also, let’s power-wash the areas around the State Capitol Building.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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