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Address: Harrisburg, PA

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State Capital is the highlight.

Other than the state Capitol building and perhaps Saint Patrick's Cathedral it's a bit of a lonely city. I saw too many empty storefronts in the downtown corridor. Strawberry... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Louisville, KY
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Louisville, KY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Other than the state Capitol building and perhaps Saint Patrick's Cathedral it's a bit of a lonely city. I saw too many empty storefronts in the downtown corridor. Strawberry Commons was lacking interesting shops and had relatively little there to merit a extended visit. See the state capital then move along.

Thank jgbtravels
Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

There are a lt of nice restaurants downtown. Most of which are very reasonably priced. If you go after dark stick to the main restaurant area (front street).

Thank Charles W
New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Came here with boyfriend while visiting for Hershey Park. I would recommend Mcgrath's pub if you are looking for a nice spot to stop and get some drinks or food. We also really enjoyed going towards city island and looking out over the water. We also visited the capital building which was beautiful. For dinner we went to Appalachian brewing... More 

Thank Langlokt
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

There is plenty to do in downtown Harrisburg. Of course there's the gorgeous state Capitol building, the Capitol complex with the fountain and parks, shopping, lovely old churches, and the dinosaur art! We enjoyed taking photos of the various dinosaurs that are scattered around town, all painted uniquely, and the many churches too. Parking is expensive, but because of this,... More 

Thank Janet S
Monroe, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

Free street parking on Sunday was a bonus. It was nice to walk around to see the dinosaur art. Walked across the bridge. Nice views. Restaurants looked nice.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

There are some museums if you have the time, and the thoroughly worthwhile National Civil War Museum is not far away. But unless you are "civil-minded" or a Pennsylvania kid on a school trip, I am not aware of anything that you really would miss just by seeing the state capitol from the outside and driving across the vast river.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

We went to the National Civil War Museum the part of town it was in didn't seem that nice that's just my personal opinion. The downtown area was nice but it was Sunday and not that many people around. We stayed North of town and the area was very nice took a walk in the neighborhood just off N Front... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

We enjoy going downtown and enjoy what it has to offer. The river is beautiful and many buildings are gorgeous. There are many restaurants that are favorites and we enjoy trying new ones. El Sol, Bricco, Cafe Fresca are wonderful. We just tried Cork and Fork and it was also very good. It's not a huge city and its not... More 

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Connellsville, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

While the people are generally friendly there are way too many homeless people panhandling. Also there are only certain blocks downtown you can walk safely at night.

Thank Pops2023
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

I only go downtown to do a little bit of business then get out of town. There are some good restaurants but nothing that entices me to drive there just to eat or drink. It isn't safe to go down there at night if you aren't with a group of people.

Thank sweetbratt1

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