- Our list of the best things to do in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, features the top 122 nearby activities — including 42 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Harrisburg, PA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, Amusement, and Shopping.
- The results below include the top 28 things to do within the city of Harrisburg, PA , followed by 94 popular activities in nearby cities, including Hershey, York, Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, Middletown, Boiling Springs, Manheim, Columbia and Thomasville
President Eisenhower declared the Joseph Huston designed Italian Renaissance style Pennsylvania State Capitol the prettiest building he ever saw. The highlight of the building is the 272-foot dome inspired by Michelangelo's St. Peter's Basilica dome in Rome.
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.
Originally built as a fort on the bend of the river to provide protection during the French Indian Wars, Fort Hunter became an early community with a self-sufficient farm. Today, visitors can tour the restored mansion, and enjoy the wildlife in the area.
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1820 N. Fourth Street, Harrisburg, PA MoreLess Info
The Pennsylvania National Fire Museum is housed in an 1899 Victorian firehouse and features a collection of artifacts that range from the early days to modern times. The museum also displays vintage fire engines and other memorabilia.
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.
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.
80% 118 votes
50 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 MoreLess Info
Small batch beers, craft sodas including root beer made with cane sugar, hamburgers, and pizza are available at Appalachian Brewing Company. The company also offers live performers, and some tours of the building.
82% 209 votes
2300 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110 MoreLess Info
The Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center hosts an array of events throughout the year. The center presents agricultural shows, car shows, green living presentations and more.