- Our list of the best things to do in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, features the top 75 nearby activities — including 23 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Carlisle, PA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Museums & Galleries, Entertainment & Shows, Amusement, and Outdoor Places.
- The results below include the top 14 things to do within the city of Carlisle, PA , followed by 61 popular activities in nearby cities, including Harrisburg, Mechanicsburg, Shippensburg, Middletown, Gettysburg and Boiling Springs
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Plant Nite 1418 Baltimore Street, Hanover, PA MoreLess Info
No green thumb is required to design a terrarium at this out-of-the-ordinary creative social event
95% 281 votes
950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013 MoreLess Info
The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center has a one-mile Army Heritage Trail where people can see 14 periods in the Army's history, often with period dressed interpreters. The center also has over 16 million items of Army history available for researchers, along with a cafe and a gift shop.
97% 73 votes
High Street (US Route 11), Carlisle, PA 17013 MoreLess Info
Only 1 in 100 students that apply to Dickinson College is accepted by the four-year liberal arts college. Students have been receiving an education at this campus since 1773, and the campus contains several buildings that were built in the 1800s.
94% 48 votes
500 Kings Gap Road, Carlisle, PA MoreLess Info
Kings Gap Environmental Education and Training Center has 16 miles of hiking trails. The center also has a 32-room stone mansion that is used to train government officials in environmental issues.
93% 42 votes
21 N. Pitt St., Carlisle, PA 17013 MoreLess Info
Cumberland County Historical Society has a large textile collection of quilts and ceremonial clothes dating from the early 1800s through 2000. The society also has military weapons, military equipment, furniture, pottery, woodcarvings, paintings, drawings, cookie cutters, and cobbler tools.
92% 37 votes
Carlisle, PA MoreLess Info
Carlisle Barricks is an US Army barracks that contains the US Army War College to train those at the highest command. The barracks is the second oldest active military base, and first was used in 1756.
83% 69 votes
29 S. Middlesex Road, Carlisle, PA 17015 MoreLess Info
The Carlisle Sports Emporium has laser tag, miniature golf, arcade games, rock climbing, and roller-skating. They also have indoor and outdoor go-karts with specially designed carts for those under seven.
76% 41 votes
44 W. High St., Carlisle, PA 17013 MoreLess Info
The Carlisle Theater first opened its doors in 1939, and was the first centrally air conditioned building in Carlisle. The art deco building is used for films, performing arts, concerts, and community events.
84% 19 votes
22 N. Pitt Street, Carlisle, PA 17013 MoreLess Info
Georgie Lou's Retro Candy and Gifts has candy bars, candy novelties, gourmet chocolate, along with purses and things for the kitchen. Many of the candies remind buyers of the 1950s, and 1960s.
82% 17 votes
101 Shady Lane, Carlisle, PA 17013 MoreLess Info
Guests can choose from over 200 avocational cooking classes at The Kitchen Shoppe Cooking School. The school and shop also serves a gourmet superstore with more than 20,000 food and cooking related items.
50% 4 votes
180 E South Street, Carlisle, PA 17013 MoreLess Info
LeTort Park features a pavilion for gatherings and picnics, a playground built for climbing, along with slides and swing set. The park also includes a baseball field for getting a game together and duck pond for wildlife watching.