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Pennsylvania #8 destination in United States 2023. The average rating score is 4.47 based on 389.3k traveler reviews, of 4.246 attractions. Timezone: America/New_York, current date and time: Sunday, April 21, 2024, 1:53.

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  1. 5.0 Gettysburg National Military Park (8.423 reviews)
    - Must see for anyone interested in history.
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Battlefields • Parks
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    The Battle of Gettysburg, a turning point in the Civil War, was the Union victory that ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North. Often referred to as the "High Water Mark of the Rebellion," Gettysburg was the Civil War's bloodiest battle and was also the inspiration for President Abraham Lincoln's immortal "Gettysburg Address." See more..
  2. 5.0 PNC Park (6.113 reviews)
    - Beautiful ballpark!
    Arenas & Stadiums
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    Overlooking the Pittsburgh skyline from across the Allegheny River, this state-of-the-art ballpark is the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. See the Pirates play between April and early October and take a seat behind home plate to take in the commanding views of the city. Grab a few hot dogs or pick between other delicious snacks from the concessions. Before you leave, don’t skip a visit to the gift shop. PNC Park can be reached from the city center easily via the subway. You can also visit other Pittsburgh landmarks like the Andy Warhol Museum afterward. – Tripadvisor See more..
  3. 5.0 Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center (5.762 reviews)
    - An excellent place to visit if you are interested in the Civil War
    Sunday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Visitor Centers • Battlefields • History Museums
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    "A New Birth of Freedom," narrated by Morgan Freeman, orients you to the battle; then see the sights and hear the sounds of the battle in the historic Cyclorama Painting Experience. Finally, tour the museum, packed with original artifacts and interactive exhibits. Tickets and shuttle bus to Eisenhower National Historic Site and seasonal programs at Spangler Farm Civil War Field Hospital from Visitor Center. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, USA Today Top 10 Places to Visit, AAA Gem. Purchase tickets prior to your arrival online and reserve a Battlefield Guide (licensed through the National Park Service) through the Gettysburg Foundation, non-profit partner to the National Park Service at Gettysburg. Admission fee for Cyclorama, Film and Museum. Entry to Visitor Center, Museum Bookstore and Refreshment Saloon is free. See more..
  4. 5.0 Longwood Gardens (4.422 reviews)
    - Very Nice Visit
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Gardens • Scenic Walking Areas • Fountains
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    In 1906, industrialist Pierre du Pont (1870-1954) purchased a small farm near Kennett Square, PA, to save a collection of historic trees from being sold for lumber. Today, Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s great horticultural displays, encompassing 1,077 acres of dazzling gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ and 4.5-acre conservatory. Longwood continues the mission set forth by Mr. du Pont to inspire people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education and the performing arts, through programming that includes exhibitions, musical performances by leading artists, renowned horticulture education programs, horticulture research, environmental stewardship and community engagement. See more..
  5. 5.0 Sight & Sound Theatres (3.353 reviews)
    - Fantastic place for all ages
    Sunday: Theaters
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    Sight & Sound® is a ministry on a mission to bring the Bible to life through live theater. What started 45 years ago as a traveling multimedia show has today become a destination for over 25 million people. This inspiring family experience includes a majestic 2000-seat theatre, a massive 300-foot wrap-around stage, a professional cast, spectacular sets up to 40 feet high and a variety of live animals. Go back in time and witness the greatest stories of the Bible as they come to life right before your eyes! See more..
  6. 5.0 Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens (3.328 reviews)
    - Rain or shine
    Sunday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Historic Sites • Gardens
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    A green oasis in the middle of Pittsburgh’s vibrant Oakland neighborhood, Phipps has provided a world-class garden experience to its visitors since 1893. Visit to discover breathtaking seasonal flower shows and special exhibits, a nationally-recognized orchid collection, butterflies, botanical gardens, fun family activities, and much more. See more..
  7. 5.0 Fallingwater (2.770 reviews)
    - Well… it’s Fallingwater!
    Sunday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Historic Sites
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    Perched on a rock above a gushing waterfall, this historic house was built for a Pittsburgh family by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s, ingeniously designed to blend harmoniously into the tranquil and beautiful woods around it. See more..
  8. 5.0 Bury The Hatchet King of Prussia - Axe Throwing (2.050 reviews)
    - Great party event!
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 9:15 PM Spent 2-3 hours Game & Entertainment Centers
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    *Hours subject to change* Competitive axe throwing is a well known Canadian past time that's becoming increasingly popular in the United States. Simply put, it's like playing a game of darts, except with axes! At Bury The Hatchet you'll experience the thrill of launching an axe at a wooden target in a safe and fun environment. You and your best mates will spend two hours becoming intimate with a 1.5lb piece of whirling wood and metal as you learn, practice, and then finally square off toe-to-toe in a group tournament. See more..
  9. 5.0 Flight 93 National Memorial (2.021 reviews)
    - Peaceful and beautiful
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Speciality Museums • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
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    The memorial site dedicated to those who lost their lives on United Airlines Flight 93, September 11, 2001. See more..
  10. 5.0 Gettysburg National Cemetery (1.968 reviews)
    - Full of Civil War history
    Sunday: 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Cemeteries
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    This place offers full memory and full history of the U.S. Civil war. In addition to learning the history, the view from top of the hill gives visitor the full imagination of the war during that time. A must stop when visiting Gettysburg. See more..
  11. 5.0 Segway Tours of Gettysburg (SegTours, LLC) (1.751 reviews)
    - One of the best Segway tours we've taken
    Sunday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Segway Tours • Historical & Heritage Tours • Sightseeing Tours
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    My wife and I have been on many Segway tours on our trips. This tour rates right up there as one of the best, most professional, and very informative. First of all, Al did an amazing job as our safety person. He was very attentive and kept a close eye on everyone in the group in order to keep us all safe as we had to cross some Gettysburg streets. He brought some snacks and water for the group, which we all enjoyed. Our resident historian, Joe, blew us away with his deep knowledge of all the Gettysburg battles. Such a nice and caring man, which made it very easy to ask all the questions we had. The way he told of the battles was like being taken back in time. This is a top notch professional business. You won't be disappointed if you reserve your spot See more..
  12. 4.5 Independence Hall (9.072 reviews)
    - Great tour
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Historic Sites • Government Buildings
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    Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed in this historic building. See more..
  13. 4.5 Philadelphia Museum of Art (7.403 reviews)
    - Beautiful huge museum
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Art Museums
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    A surprise around every corner - discover the cultural heart of Philadelphia. The museum’s landmark building houses one of the most remarkable collections in the country, featuring some of the greatest works of American, Asia, and European art anywhere. You’ll find van Gogh's Sunflowers, the world’s largest Marcel Duchamp and the only dedicated Rodin Museum outside France. Eat. Drink. Shop. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or the fiftieth, you’ll always see something new. Catch a world-class exhibition or get to know the masterpieces that live year-round in the museum’s 200 galleries, including many stunning architectural spaces and period rooms. Then, browse an impressive collection of art books and more at the Museum Store and grab a bite made by Constellation Culinary at one of the cafés or Stir, the only Frank Gehry–designed restaurant on the East Coast. Kids 18 and under are always free. Bring the whole family and enjoy kid-friendly programs all year long. See more..
  14. 4.5 Eastern State Penitentiary (6.439 reviews)
    - A MUST VISIT while in Philly!
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours History Museums
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    Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site was once the most famous and expensive prison in the world, but stands today in ruin, a haunting world of crumbling cellblocks and empty guard towers. Known for its grand architecture and strict discipline, this was the world’s first true “penitentiary,” a prison designed to inspire penitence, or true regret, in the hearts of convicts. Tours today include the cellblocks, solitary punishment cells, Al Capone’s Cell, and Death Row. See more..
  15. 4.5 Barnes (5.404 reviews)
    - Great art but dress up warm and bring your phone.
    Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Art Museums
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    The Barnes Foundation houses one of the finest collections of nineteenth- and twentieth-century French painting in the world. An extraordinary number of masterpieces by Renoir, Cezanne and Matisse provide a depth of work by these artists that is unavailable elsewhere. Established as an educational institution, the Barnes carries out its mission teaching classes in its galleries and Arboretum. See more..
  16. 4.5 Strasburg Rail Road (5.003 reviews)
    - Wonderful day
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Trams • Scenic Railroads
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    Steam through scenic Lancaster County aboard America’s oldest operating railroad, where the first thing you can expect is an authentic steam railroad experience! Strasburg Rail Road steam locomotives and cars, including First Class, Dining, Coach, and Open Air, all beautifully restored and carefully maintained by a world-class staff. Our regular steam train excursion provides a 45-minute roundtrip through the countryside, while an audio commentary highlights the history about the railroad and surrounding area. More than 2,500 acres of farmland are visible from the train, much of which is farmed by our Amish neighbors. Group rates are available for 10 or more Guests with additional perks for Cafe 1832 and our gift shops! Special Events include Day Out With Thomas, Christmas Trains, Wine & Cheese events, and more! Face Masks and social distancing required. Advanced Reservations required. See more..
  17. 4.5 Liberty Bell Center (4.839 reviews)
    - A beautiful symbol of our country
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
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    Though it can no longer be rung, the bell remains a lasting American symbol of freedom. See more..
  18. 4.5 Reading Terminal Market (4.799 reviews)
    - Don’t miss this Philly gem!
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Spent 1-2 hours Flea & Street Markets
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    Featuring over 80 concessions, this historic market has something for even the most eclectic of tastebuds. See more..
  19. 4.5 Duquesne Incline (4.316 reviews)
    - Duquesne Incline
    Sunday: 7:00 AM - 12:45 AM Speciality Museums • Trams
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    Scale Mount Washington in a 19th century cable car for a fun ride with breathtaking views. The ride is a 400-foot incline and brings you breathtaking views of the Pittsburgh skyline and the city’s three rivers. When uphill, visit the museum to learn more about Pittsburgh history as well as inclines from all over the world. A few restaurants overhanging the mountain are a stone’s throw away, and so is the stunning Grandview Overlook. The Duquesne Incline is cash-only so be prepared. Paid parking is available across the street from the Duquesne incline’s lower station. – Tripadvisor See more..
  20. 4.5 Presque Isle State Park (3.207 reviews)
    - A great substitute for an ocean beach
    Sunday: 5:00 AM - 9:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours Parks
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    Presque Isle State Park is a 3,200-acre sandy peninsula that arches into Lake Erie and offers travelers a beautiful coastline and lots of fun in the water. Stop by the 19th-century lighthouse to enjoy the views, then go for a swim in one of the park’s sandy beaches or take a boat tour on the open waters of Lake Erie. You can also hike the marshy shores of the Gull Point Trail while spotting several threatened species and migrating birds. Presque Isle State Park is open from the early morning to sunset year-round. If visiting during winter, you may get to do some ice fishing too. – Tripadvisor See more..
  21. 4.5 The Franklin Institute (3.168 reviews)
    - Philly for a day to see the boy who lived!
    Sunday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Speciality Museums
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    Travel through 3,500 years of glassmaking history at The Corning Museum of Glass, the world’s largest glass museum. Catch a glass-blowing demonstration, make your own glass ornament, watch a flameworking showcase, check out the tower of casserole dishes, and marvel at countless glass sculptures. The Innovation Center promises great fun too, where you can whisper to a friend from both ends of a giant glass egg. Don’t leave without visiting the Shops, and refueling at the café. Book your ticket in advance—each ticket is valid for two days and includes entry to all the galleries and glass demos. – Tripadvisor See more..
  22. 4.5 Mount Washington (3.029 reviews)
    - Best views of the city
    Sunday: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Neighborhoods • Mountains
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    Located directly south of downtown Pittsburgh, this lively neighborhood boasts an active business district in addition to scenic parks and recreational activities. See more..
  23. 4.5 Strip District (3.002 reviews)
    - Unpretentious local area not to be missed
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    The Strip District is a scenic Pittsburgh neighborhood featuring historic landmarks, top-notch food and great shopping options. Squeezed between the Allegheny River and a railroad, the area is worth visiting at any time. During the day, you can browse the countless ethnic and produce markets, and drop by the first Primanti Brothers location, while at night, you can explore all the taverns and breweries. You can learn about the city’s rich history at the Senator John Heinz History Center. Don't miss the neighborhood's main icon, St. Stanislaus Kostka Church, as well. The Strip District is included in several Pittsburgh walking tours. – Tripadvisor See more..
  24. 4.5 Independence National Historical Park (2.995 reviews)
    - Unique National Park Experience
    Historic Sites • Historic Walking Areas • National Parks
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    One of the most famous square miles in the United States, the park is home to the Liberty Bell, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and Independence Hall. See more..
  25. 4.5 Independence Visitor Center (2.455 reviews)
    - Best place to start your history tour of Philly
    Sunday: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM Spent < 1 hour Visitor Centers
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    The Independence Visitor Center is the official visitor center of Greater Philadelphia, primary point of orientation for Independence National Historical Park. Our multilingual staff are fluent in twelve languages to help all visitors. Tickets for 100 local tours, attractions, museums, are available for purchase. Free services and amenities offered here include: official Welcome Film of Philadelphia; maps and brochures; WiFi access; and public restrooms. See more..
  26. 4.5 Knoebels Amusement Resort (2.430 reviews)
    - Knoebel’s is #1
    Temporarily closed - Closed until Apr 29, 2023 Spent More than 3 hours Amusement & Theme Parks
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    We take great pride in being a place the whole family can enjoy! We are America's largest free-admission amusement park and offer free parking, free daily entertainment and free picnic facilities. While at the park, take a dip in our 900,000 gallon Crystal Pool filled with refreshing mountain stream water. The pool area includes watersides, diving boards and a play area for young children. Stay overnight at one of two campgrounds that include cabins and over 800 campsites for tents and campers. In addition to nearly 60 rides, award winning food, swimming, games, and shopping, you can add a round of golf at Knoebels Three Ponds Golf Course right next door to the park. See more..
  27. 4.5 Dutch Wonderland (2.388 reviews)
    - Great for a one-time visit
    Temporarily closed - Closed until further notice Amusement & Theme Parks
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    With over 35 rides, attractions, and shows, Dutch Wonderland is the perfect place to spend time together as a family. Cool off in Duke's Lagoon water play area and make discoveries at Exploration Island, where dinosaurs come to life! See more..
  28. 4.5 Citizens Bank Park (2.326 reviews)
    - Beautiful stadium
    Arenas & Stadiums
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    Philadelphia Phillies' home stadium See more..
  29. 4.5 Acrisure Stadium Tours (2.186 reviews)
    - A Wow experience at Acrisure Stadium
    Spent 1-2 hours Arenas & Stadiums
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    Home of the Pittsburgh Steelers, this horseshoe-shaped stadium opened in 2001, and offers spectacular views of the city and riverfront. See more..
  30. 4.5 The Amish Farm and House (2.162 reviews)
    - Wonderful Experience!
    Sunday: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spent 2-3 hours Historic Sites • Farms
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    We are OPEN for the season. Come visit us for a great tour of an Amish house or sit back and relax as we drive through the farmlands. Our 15-acre farm is filled with friendly animals who can't wait to meet you! Escape to Amish Country and enjoy your vacation at a slower pace. Here at the Amish Farm and House you can cross off your entire 'Amish Country bucket list' with us! We have guided house and bus tours, buggy rides, 15-acre farm visits, animals, Amish artisans, food and more! We invite you to visit our historic house museum and completely immerse yourself into the Amish lifestyle. Our bus tours will guide you through picturesque Amish farmlands and make stops at Amish shops. After touring with us, pet our farm animals and visit an Amish one-room schoolhouse all on our 15-acre farm. We've been welcoming guests to Amish Country since 1955 when we started as America's first Amish educational museum. Now it's your turn to experience the beauty of Amish Country. See more..
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