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Lost Potential

I always have mixed feelings about Harrisburg - to me, it seems to be a city of lost potential. So... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2018
Wendy S
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Very pretty view driving down the street on the water front. We found the city to be odly quite... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are two types of people that downtown Harrisburg caters to: state workers and drunks. There are many restaurants to choose from to eat and drink. 2nd Street is where you will probably spend most of your time. For visitors: If you are bringing your...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Anyone who thinks Harrisburg is a great city has never left Hbg and probably has an IQ of less than 100. Crime ridden, drug infested. Downtown scene tries its best to be like NYC but fails miserably.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Andy D
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Only spent a day in Harrisburg. The State Capitol building is amazing. The interior is absolutely beautiful. Nicest I've ever seen. The National Civil War museum is a don't miss for anyone interested in American history.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

Downtown Harrisburg has changed over the years. There now are a lot of choices for dining and night spots throughout the area, and is fairly walkable. I never have problems getting around here whenever I'm around. Like any downtown city area, parking can be a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

While we were at the museum we noticed that our time was running out on the parking meter. We were able to use our phone to add and pay for more parking time so we added another 1/2 hour. We got back to the car...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Harrisburg is a really nice city all in all. Many many interesting places to go, Like city island, Eateries, Many different cultures. I'm just a country person and not comfortable in big citys.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 20, 2018

Worth it to see some fine examples of Art Deco and neo classical. Very beautiful can’t churches. Fine looking facades

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 13, 2018

I always have mixed feelings about Harrisburg - to me, it seems to be a city of lost potential. So many vibrant organizations, but not as much collaboration as you would expect of a Capital City. If you take the time to do the research,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Wendy S
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Very pretty view driving down the street on the water front. We found the city to be odly quite (for a Monday). However, we live in Boston so most cities seem quite in comparison.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

Raised in the 717 my entire life. Harrisburg is a decent little urban oasis in the middle of a vast backwards rural area of Pennsylvania. Has a small number of bars and restaurants and the area does try to make an effort at organizing events...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Fran L
April 18, 2015|
Response from Thebigunodos | Reviewed this property |
Pennlive has an article on them called "Monuments and memorials in Harrisburg" from Feb. 28, 2018. I can't paste the link for some reason but I hope that helps.
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Planning day trip in Harrisburg/Hershey (7 Replies)
Hi all! Planning to fly into NYC late October this year for 2 days, leaving early Sunday via Amtrak to get to Harrisburg and visit nearby "all that's Hershey" for an overnight stay and leave mid-day the following day to Philly. My question: like to have a good amount of time to visit Harrisburg and get a car (or other transport) to visit Hershey. Where is the best place to stay overnight...in Harrisburg and see Hershey the next day or the other way around? Are car rentals readily available...More
April 21, 2013|
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You will need to rent a car to get to Hershey. The problem with arriving on a Sunday is that most car rental places are closed. There is a Budget Car Rental location open until 12 noon on Sunday at 4612 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg. You could take a taxi from the train station to their location or if you contact them, maybe someone would pick you up at the train station. There are car rentals at the airport open on Sunday but that doesn't really help you. Since seeing the Hershey area is your...More