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PennsylvaniaUnited States of America

Liberty Bell Center showing a city, a monument and heritage architecture

Visit some of the most important sites of U.S. history and enjoywatching some of its best professional sports teams.

You could call Pennsylvania thebirthplace of the United States. For appreciation of our nation’s history, walkthe heritage trails of Philadelphia.In Independence National Historical Park,visit Independence Hall, where theDeclaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed. Nearby, seethe Liberty Bell Center, housing thefamous bell with its iconic crack.

Elsewhere in Philadelphia, enjoyvaried cultural experiences at the renowned Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Eastern State Penitentiary museum, the National Museum of American Jewish History, Morris Arboretum, and the PleaseTouch Museum for kids of all ages. See what a Philly cheesesteak sandwichshould taste like in the town where it originated and cheer on the PhiladelphiaPhillies baseball and Philadelphia Eagles football teams.

In Pittsburgh, the Pirates play baseball at one of the country’s bestballparks, PNC Park. Watch theSteelers play football or enjoy cultural activities at other Steel City sites: Carnegie Museum of Art, Carnegie Museum ofNatural History and the gardens of PhippsConservatory. If you love to ride a bike, you can literally go to BicycleHeaven when you visit this large museum and bike shop dedicated to cycling.

Hike along the Appalachian Trailnear Harrisburg or take a cruise onthe Susquehanna River. See the StateCapitol with its beautiful American Renaissance architecture and fine arttreasures. As you drive past the village of Dauphin Borough, notice the smallreplica of the Statue of Liberty, originally installed by vandals, but nowadopted by the community.

Visit Hershey, home of the well-known chocolate factory and much-lovedcandies. Take a factory tour and sample chocolate at Hershey’s Chocolate World and bring the kids to Hersheypark for 12 roller coasters andwaterpark activities.

Nearby Lancaster has a large Pennsylvania Dutch community. Visit smallfarm markets to purchase delicious fresh produce and hand-made quilts. Sharethe road with horse-drawn carriages, the preferred mode of transportation forthe area’s Mennonite community.

Enjoy a living history lesson andlively activities in Pennsylvania, the second state admitted to the UnitedStates of America.

Popular cities in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia featuring a city, city views and a high-rise building
Philadelphia
Known for Historical, University and Museum
Home of the famous cheesesteak, the City of Brotherly Love is rich in American history and culture. 

Reasons to visit

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • University of Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh
Known for Sport, University and River View
The Steel City shimmers with natural beauty, architectural flair and cultural panache.

Reasons to visit

  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History
  • Cathedral of Learning
Lancaster
Lancaster
Known for Shopping, Entertainment and Theatre
Shop for handmade Amish goods, explore a thriving arts scene and visit some of the oldest attractions in America in this south central Pennsylvania city.

Reasons to visit

  • Sight and Sound Theatre
  • Dutch Wonderland
  • American Music Theatre Lancaster
Gettysburg which includes military items, a memorial and a statue or sculpture
Gettysburg
Known for Historical, Tour and University
This town was the site of one of the most significant Civil War battles. Today, visitors can learn more about the event through re-creations and artifacts.

Reasons to visit

  • Gettysburg National Military Park
  • Gettysburg Battlefield Museum
Allentown
Allentown
Known for Dining, Shopping and Casino
Ride some of the tallest roller coasters in the country, marvel at images of space and see where the Liberty Bell was hidden at this Pennsylvania city.