- The list below includes 86 free or cheap things to do in or near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, including 73 different types of inexpensive activities like Bowling, Movie Theaters, Music Venue and Parks.
- From Wildwood Park to Riverfront Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Harrisburg and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Mechanicsburg, York, Hershey and Carlisle.
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.
Beginning at the Walnut Street Bridge, the River Front Park trail in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania descends to the path's River Walk pathway. Toward the end of the 2.5 mile walk, the trail ascends and makes a loop back to the bridge.
A prominent cemetery in the Harrisburg area is the historical Harrisburg Cemetery. The cemetery was originally founded in 1845 and is a burial ground for Revolutionary War soldiers and prominent political figures.
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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.
Metro Bank Park is located on City Island, and is the home field for the Harrisburg Senators. The island also contains a playground, outdoor fitness area, replica trading post, arcade, steam trains, carriages, and a beach.
The oldest continuously operating market house in the US, Broad Street Market, founded in 1860, features both organic vegetables, meat and baked goods, and a seperate building for prepared food including sandwiches and a variety of international cuisine.
Wildwood Park & Lake Sanctuary includes a lake, nature center, several miles of nature trails and all kinds of plants and wildlife. They also host multiple special events every week that are both fun and educational.
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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.
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.