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Best of Harrisburg Guide

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Harrisburg
Nestled in the fertile Susquehanna Valley, Harrisburg has played a pivotal role in the shaping of American history, both as a major link in rail and water transportation and as the setting of major Civil War battles. Having bounced back from economic distress in the 1980s, the city is now a vibrant hub of family activities, from cruises along the Susquehanna to arcades and athletics on City Island. The annual Pennsylvania Farm Show is the largest indoor agriculture exposition in the U.S.

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Pennsylvania State Capitol
Pennsylvania State Capitol
Owner description: Teddy Roosevelt declared that this Italian Renaissance-style building was “the handsomest building I ever saw”. Indeed, the State Capitol, with its vaulted dome and grand... more Owner description: Teddy Roosevelt declared that this Italian Renaissance-style building was “the handsomest building I ever saw”. Indeed, the State Capitol, with its vaulted dome and grand staircase and the murals and painted floors inside, is thing to behold. less
Attraction type: Government Buildings
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National Civil War Museum
National Civil War Museum
The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look at the Civil War.
Attraction type: History Museums
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Fort Hunter Mansion and Park
Fort Hunter Mansion and Park
Owner description: Built on a bluff overlooking the Susquehanna River, Fort Hunter Mansion and Park has served as a war fort, a hub for frontier commerce, and an exclusive private estate. Now... more Owner description: Built on a bluff overlooking the Susquehanna River, Fort Hunter Mansion and Park has served as a war fort, a hub for frontier commerce, and an exclusive private estate. Now preserved and open to the public, Fort Hunter Mansion and Park invites you to explore Pennsylvania's rich history. Guided tours of Fort Hunter Mansion are available every day but Mondays, May through December. Admission is charged.Fort Hunter Park is open free to the public, daily from 8 am - dusk. less
Attraction type: Parks
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Wildwood Park
Wildwood Park
Owner description: Wildwood Park is located in the rolling hills of central Pennsylvania on the outskirts of downtown Harrisburg. Its 229 acres are a haven for countless species of flora and fauna... more Owner description: Wildwood Park is located in the rolling hills of central Pennsylvania on the outskirts of downtown Harrisburg. Its 229 acres are a haven for countless species of flora and fauna centered around the 90 acre freshwater wetland. A popular three-mile loop trail encircles the park with side trails and boardwalks for a total of six miles of trails. Its attractive Olewine Nature Center features engaging exhibits on environmental education. Established in 1901, during the City Beautiful Movement, Wildwood was part of a nationwide effort to improve urban life. In 1976, the Dauphin County Commissioners assumed ownership of the property. Now managed by Dauphin County Parks and Recreation Department, Wildwood Park is one of Pennsylvania’s premier centers for environmental studies, educational opportunities and outdoor recreation. It is a cherished retreat for nature lovers, bird watchers and exercise enthusiasts. less
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
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Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center
Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center
Attraction type: Conference & Convention Centers
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Gabriella Italian Ristorante
Gabriella Italian Ristorante
Ranked #1 of 544 Restaurants in Harrisburg
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Millworks
The Millworks
Ranked #2 of 544 Restaurants in Harrisburg
Cuisines: American, Brew Pub, Bar
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Home 231
Home 231
Ranked #3 of 544 Restaurants in Harrisburg
Price:
Cuisines: American
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Lancaster Brewing Company Harrisburg
Lancaster Brewing Company Harrisburg
Ranked #4 of 544 Restaurants in Harrisburg
Price: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Grill, Gastropub
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Tomato Pie Cafe
Tomato Pie Cafe
Ranked #5 of 544 Restaurants in Harrisburg
Cuisines: American, Cafe, International
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Red Roof Inn Harrisburg Hershey
2.0 of 5
Red Roof Inn Harrisburg Hershey
$70 - $124
Ranked #25 of 50 Hotels in Harrisburg
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Comfort Inn Harrisburg
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn Harrisburg
$77 - $158
Ranked #26 of 50 Hotels in Harrisburg
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Econo Lodge
1.5 of 5
Econo Lodge
$63 - $119
Ranked #32 of 50 Hotels in Harrisburg
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Homewood Suites Harrisburg East-Hershey Area
3.0 of 5
Homewood Suites Harrisburg East-Hershey Area
$140 - $451
Ranked #1 of 50 Hotels in Harrisburg
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Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center
3.0 of 5
Best Western Premier The Central Hotel & Conference Center
$99 - $220
Ranked #2 of 50 Hotels in Harrisburg
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Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey
3.0 of 5
Red Lion Hotel Harrisburg Hershey
$112 - $242
Ranked #3 of 50 Hotels in Harrisburg
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

The Hotel Hershey
5.0 of 5
The Hotel Hershey
$297 - $590
Ranked #1 of 25 Hotels in Hershey
Allenberry Resort
4.0 of 5
Allenberry Resort
$123 - $205
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Boiling Springs
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Hershey Lodge
4.0 of 5
Hershey Lodge
$220 - $429
Ranked #6 of 25 Hotels in Hershey

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.