- TripBuzz found 90 things to do with kids in or near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, including 71 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like York, Hershey, Mechanicsburg and Carlisle.
- From State Museum of Pennsylvania to Whitaker Center, the Harrisburg area offers 66 different types of family activities, including: Bowling, Movie Theaters, Parks and Historic Buildings.
- Situated on the east bank of the Susquehanna River is Pennsylvania's capital city, Harrisburg. The city plays host to the annual Pennsylvania Farm show, the largest indoor agricultural show in the US that is also free to the public. Rated by Forbes in 2010 as the 'Second best city to raise a family', residents enjoy the cities widespread cultural activities.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania has over 4,000,000 objects related to life in Pennsylvania since the beginning of time. Areas of the museum include archaeology, community life, domestic life, fine arts, industry, technology, military history, paleontology, geology, popular culture, political history, zoology, …
222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17963 MoreLess Info
The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is a 130,000 square foot building. The center has the only IMAX Theater in central Pennsylvania, 240 science exhibits, and a 664-seat theater.
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Harrisburg Park, 3rd St & Division Street, Harrisburg, PA 17130 MoreLess Info
With a lighted walking path surrounding the lake, Italian Lake provides scenic views of the water and a place to watch the sunset. The lake is inhabited by ducks and geese; and is landscaped with shrubs, flowers, and trees.
Situated on an actual island in the middle of the river, the City Island Railroad & Carousel are attractions within the park on the island. The railroad is a small child-friendly train that slowly runs through the area, and the classic carousel is adjacent to the train.
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City Island, 600 Riverside Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17101 MoreLess Info
A miniature golf course that features 18 scenic and carefully landscaped holes, Water Golf On City Island features bridges, waterfalls, and flower trellises. The course also offers group discounts and party packages.
1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA MoreLess Info
The National Civil War Museum contains 4,400 artifacts, along with 21,000 archival pieces covering both sides of the Civil War. The museum is divided into a timeline so visitors can understand what happened when during the Civil War.
The Wildwood Park contains the Benjamin Olewine III Nature center where children can climb a tree, read a nature story, and watch birds eat from bird feeders, and parents can shop at the gift store. The park also contains nature trails ranging from .25 miles to 3.1 miles.