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Was a nice town years ago

Used to work downtown from the 70's to the mid 2000's. Recently went to the Museum for a visit and... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
grisby1972
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
State Capital

Harrisburg is a nice city. Plenty of old buildings. It is right on the river which is very scenic... read more

Reviewed April 11, 2018
sushiguy79
,
Islip Terrace, New York
via mobile
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“nice city” (4 reviews)
“the river” (17 reviews)
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Harrisburg, PA
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"friendly place to visit"
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"movie theater"
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"riverfront"
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Used to work downtown from the 70's to the mid 2000's. Recently went to the Museum for a visit and I found that a lot of the buildings are empty or run down, dirty streets and sidewalks and a lot of vagrants. After hours I...More

3  Thank grisby1972
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Harrisburg is a nice city. Plenty of old buildings. It is right on the river which is very scenic. Plenty of hotels, restaurant, and bars all of high quality. After dark, the downtown area can get sketchy.

1  Thank sushiguy79
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

The city is located along the Susquehanna River and has a great walking path along the river. The downtown area is easy to access and has great places to eat and fun things to explore. Kids will like the dinosaurs that are currently on display...More

Thank J G
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Reviewed February 26, 2018

We go often to Harrisburg. Since the 70's. We stayed at the Downtown Hilton. But mainly at the Radisson in camp hill. Everything is nearby. A beautiful convention hall inside. Lots of good restaurants nearby too. Easy to get to. At the Radisson the site...More

Thank Stephen R
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

dirty and nothing to do. not what the capital of a city should look. like. it would be nice if the parking was better too.

2  Thank Salma F
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Reviewed January 30, 2018

Downtown is really up and coming with many restaurants. But there are definitely bad neighborhoods so you have to be careful.

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

A good stroll in a capital that is not overwhelming. Clean, and with the State Park never far away. I'd call it a friendly place to visit. Rather the opposite of New York

Thank Ontario76
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Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

This is a downtown with the capitol building and river as focal points. There are numerous churches and some nice restaurants and bars to visit. Parking is not great but just find a lot or garage and park it. Meters are active until 7 pm...More

Thank LiketoeatCincinnati
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Reviewed August 20, 2017

Loved the architecture and the parks along the river. We were looking for a nice, walkable experience, but ended up in some apparently sketchy areas. Sadly, no shortage of folks down on their luck.

1  Thank ace4444
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Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Over the last few years in Downtown Harrisburg a lot of new stores have opened. It seems like we are heading toward an art and business district downtown. The area is becoming more vibrant and very diverse. I believe in the next 7 years Harrisburg...More

1  Thank itTakesLoveAndHugs
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