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“Take a hike”

Ranked #19 of 55 things to do in Harrisburg
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Take a hike”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Start somewhere north of City Island and walk doww river. Walk across the old bridge to City Island and spend a hour or so there walking around the perimeter (or take the train ride around - I do both) If you have the time, take the paddlewheeler for a short trip up the river. After leaving the island, continue walking down to Shipoke to see the markings on the bridge indicating past water levels (for Hurricane Agnes, et al), the look at the homes and realize why people live there although the area sometime floods.

Visited March 2013
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Hummelstown, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Scary Place!”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

It is too bad that Harrisburg has become such a scary place! For a number of years, there had been a wonderful revitalization going on which resulted in some fantastic restaurants and night spots. However, in recent years crime has escalated and you have to be afraid to be in downtown Harrisburg, even though the restaurants are still trying to make a go of it. I find other places to go that have great restaurants and attractions. Too bad!!

Visited January 2013
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PA
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
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“"not safe"”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

It's a real shame since Harrisburg is the capital of PA ~ there are plenty of great restaurants and bars downtown, but it simply is not safe any time of the day. If you do venture there, please travel in groups.

Visited March 2013
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Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Live near by and work in the city”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Downtown is a traffic nightmare (poorly managed roads) and the crime rate is horrible. I do not feel safe walking aorund the city unarmed.

Visited January 2013
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San Diego
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Underwhelming”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

In general, for a state capital, it's underwhelming. However, there are a few gems, like a brisk morning walk along the river, dinner at Suba (above Mangia Qui), or spending the night at the quaint City House B&B for a quiet and uninterrupted night.

Visited January 2013
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