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Downtown Harrisburg

Harrisburg, PA
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Are there no books that you would rather read instead?

There are some museums if you have the time, and the thoroughly worthwhile National Civil War... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Get out of town visit

We went to the National Civil War Museum the part of town it was in didn't seem that nice that's... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2016
Charlene C
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

There are some museums if you have the time, and the thoroughly worthwhile National Civil War Museum is not far away. But unless you are "civil-minded" or a Pennsylvania kid on a school trip, I am not aware of anything that you really would miss...More

1  Thank Crypto_the_Younger
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We went to the National Civil War Museum the part of town it was in didn't seem that nice that's just my personal opinion. The downtown area was nice but it was Sunday and not that many people around. We stayed North of town and...More

1  Thank Charlene C
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We enjoy going downtown and enjoy what it has to offer. The river is beautiful and many buildings are gorgeous. There are many restaurants that are favorites and we enjoy trying new ones. El Sol, Bricco, Cafe Fresca are wonderful. We just tried Cork and...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 18 May 2016

While the people are generally friendly there are way too many homeless people panhandling. Also there are only certain blocks downtown you can walk safely at night.

2  Thank Pops2023
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I only go downtown to do a little bit of business then get out of town. There are some good restaurants but nothing that entices me to drive there just to eat or drink. It isn't safe to go down there at night if you...More

1  Thank sweetbratt1
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Winos, drunks, addicts, homeless and lots of scary people. Even in front of first rate hotels, they constantly panhandle. Not a good impression for visitors and guests.

2  Thank rednets2016
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I had to go downtown, I like the streets named after our forefathers. The statues and leaders making it's statesmen. A powerful landmark.

Thank Paula H
Reviewed 16 February 2016

Attractions nearby brought us here and it was ok to drive through, but not much downtown would be appealing to many looking for historic buildings or a nice waterfront park. Too many other places to go if you´re looking for that.

2  Thank Amerinorsk-family
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Back in the day there was little to do in town. Over the years a hotel here, an eatery there, and things have improved. Lots of places to get a drink, a few places to eat interesting food. Add to this a beautiful river, a...More

Thank Courthouse067
Reviewed 21 December 2015

The installation of expensive on street parking meters in Harrisburg has made parking, inconvenient, chaotic and expensive, completely ruining visits to the city and hampering the many fine establishments downtown. It's completely out of control and has narrowed our enthusiasm for going into town before...More

4  Thank Ed B
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