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Address: Harrisburg, PA

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Dinosaur statues abound

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2016
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Lakeland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

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Lakeland
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3 of 5 stars 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 

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Monroe, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars 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.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Winos, drunks, addicts, homeless and lots of scary people. Even in front of first rate hotels, they constantly panhandle. Not a good impression for visitors and guests.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

I had to go downtown, I like the streets named after our forefathers. The statues and leaders making it's statesmen. A powerful landmark.

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