- Our list of the best things to do in State College, Pennsylvania, features the top 40 nearby activities — including 22 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- State College, PA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Amusement, Museums & Galleries, Outdoor Places, and Entertainment & Shows.
- The results below include the top 27 things to do within the city of State College, PA , followed by 13 popular activities in nearby cities, including Huntingdon
97% 637 votes
336 Forest Resources Building, State College, PA 16802 MoreLess Info
Built in 2009 on 35-acres, The Arboretum at Penn State, includes over 17,000 plants and 700 different species. In addition to maintaining the beautiful gardens, the arboretum is focused on educational programs and research.
Conceived in 1855 as an agricultural science university, Penn State University, has grown into a world-class facility with a wide-array of educational curriculums. Enrolling more than 10,000 students per year, the school is best-known for its sporting achievements.
95% 102 votes
University Drive, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, State College, PA 16802 MoreLess Info
Pegula Ice Arena is the home to the Penn State varsity hockey program. Though the main rink is used by the universities hockey team, the community rink is open to the public for youth hockey, skating programs and private events.
Located on the campus of Penn State University since 1972, Palmer Museum of Art, features eleven galleries and 150-seat auditorium. With more than 6,000 pieces in the permanent collection, the museum also offers special exhibits throughout the year.
100% 24 votes
576 S. Foxpointe Drive, State College, PA 16801 MoreLess Info
Focusing on sustainable practices and energy efficiency in growing grapes and making wines, Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery makes a variety of red, white, and blush wines. They welcome visitors for tastings, and host a farmers' market.
100% 16 votes
1001 East College Avenue, State College, PA 16801 MoreLess Info
With estate tours and trade demos, the Centre County Historical Society provides an interactive way to enjoy the town's history. Demos include hearth cooking, blacksmithing, and a look at common iron items made by the trade.
Brewing inspired craft beers since 2002, Otto's Pub & Brewery, is committed to using the best in local foods and ingredients. Plan your visit to Otto's and you can pair a delicious meal from their full-service menu with one of their fine brews.
Situated on 87 acres, Tom Tudek Memorial Park features a butterfly garden and facilities for baseball, soccer, basketball and tennis. The park also offers a 1.3-mile perimeter walking path, a dog park, picnic areas and a children's playground.