Sightseeing in State College

Visit for Two or Four to The National Civil War Museum (Up to 50% Off)

The National Civil War Museum

East Harrisburg

$22 $12

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17 galleries filled with more than 25,000 documents and artifacts tell an unbiased account of the American Civil War

Visit with Chocolate Tasting for Two or Four at The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue (Up to 52% Off)

The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue

Hershey

$39.90 $19

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Guests sample sipping chocolates sourced from around the world and explore the culinary and philanthropic legacy of Milton S. Hershey

General Admission for Two, Four, or Six to Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum (Up to 55% Off)

Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum

Pottsville

$20 $10

Classic cars from the '50s and '60s alongside midcentury murals, a bandstand and drive-in, and more than 20,000 collectibles from the era

Visit for Two or Four Adults or a Family to the National Watch & Clock Museum (Up to 53% Off)

National Watch & Clock Museum

National Clock & Watch Museum

$16 $8

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The continent’s largest collection of timepieces includes the massive Engle Clock, hands-on exhibits, and George Washington’s pocket watch

Apple Picking and Cornfield-Maze Outing for Two or Four at Ridgefield Farm (Up to 50% Off)

Ridgefield Farm

Shepherdstown

$56 $28

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Century-old farm grows orchards of a variety of apples and entices autumn fun seekers with a winding corn maze

$26 for Daily Admission for Two to Polymath Park Resort ($44 Value)

Polymath Park Resort

Acme

$44 $26

Explore Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture situated on 100+ wooded acres

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to the Choo Choo Barn (Up to 51% Off)

Choo Choo Barn

Strasburg

$15 $7.50

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Visitors admire a 1,700-square-foot model train layout handcrafted by one family for over 50 years; includes 150-plus miniature animations

Dairy-Farm Tour for Four or Eight at Kreider Farms (Up to 54% Off)

Kreider Farms

Kreider Farms

$38 $19

90-minute tour provides a close look at the farm's massive loafing barn and high-tech carousel used for milking cows

Admission for Two or Four at National Museum of Civil War Medicine (Up to 71% Off)

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Multiple Locations

$29 $10

Museum with an authentic Civil War surgeon's tent, a 19th century holding coffin, and dioramas detailing medical evacuations

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People tend to walk slowly through The National Civil War Museum?both out of respect for the fallen soldiers and sheer awe at how much there is to see. The institution strives to cover the events before, during, and after the war without bias to either the Union or Confederate cause.

  • Size: with 21,000 historic documents and 4,400 artifacts rotating in and out of exhibits on two floors, the museum recommends reserving 2 to 4 hours for a visit
  • Eye Catcher: Moment of Mercy?a statue outside the museum that depicts Richard Kirkland, a confederate sergeant who gave water to wounded Union troops
  • Permanent Mainstay: Weapons & Equipment, a collection of rifles and uniforms from both sides of the Mason Dixon
  • Temporary Exhibit: 1864?the first of four special exhibits to cover specific years of the war and part of the museum's lead up to the Civil War's 150th anniversary
  • Don't Miss: a giant, interactive video wall, where President Abraham Lincoln answers questions about anything except his hat
  • Leave Your Mark: descendants of Civil War veterans can purchase memorial bricks that add their relatives' names to the museum's Walk of Valor
One Lincoln Circle
Harrisburg,
PA
US

The Whitaker Center's Select Medical IMAX Theater dazzles moviegoers with 3-D adventures projected onto a six-story screen and piped through a six-channel, 16,000-watt surround-sound system. The 65' x 80' screen towers over the audience, immersing them in overwhelming three-dimensional visuals like a diorama built in Paul Bunyan's shoebox. Swing from the trees with Born to be Wild 3D, a heartwarming documentary narrated by Morgan Freeman that introduces audiences to the lives of orphaned orangutans and elephants and their human care-givers. Hubble 3D follows the crewmembers of the space shuttle Atlantis on their mission to repair the Hubble Telescope, giving viewers a close-up look at such breathtaking galactic events as the birth of stars and the Quinceañera of planets. Check out the showtimes for all current films.

222 Market St
Harrisburg,
PA
US

Milton S. Hershey, founder of the Hershey chocolate dynasty, gave the world more than just his signature bars of sweet, rich chocolate. He also built the town of Hershey, Pennsylvania, and laid the foundations for its future, providing public education for residents and preserving collections of Native American and Pennsylvania German artifacts.

Visitors to The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue learn about Hershey's entire legacy, perusing exhibits such as Failures to Fortunes, which details his impoverished childhood and later success, and Sweet Innovations, which showcases his creative chocolate-making practices, such as his unique approach to milk chocolate. Guests can make truffles and other confections to feed their pet chocolate bunnies during the hands-on Chocolate Lab, or they can stop by Café Zooka to taste flights of drinking chocolates sourced from Africa, Indonesia, and other locations around the world.

63 W Chocolate Ave
Hershey,
PA
US

A group of former preschool teachers banded together to create Explore & More Hands-On Children's Museum, a space designed to engage visitors—specifically, those between the ages of 2 and 8—with educational play. Located in a vintage 1860s house, the museum consists of seven themed rooms. Guests can glimpse into the past by entering the 1860s room, which houses a historical general store, or learn about hermit crabs, frogs, and other creatures in the nature area. Children experience the power of magnets first-hand in the exploration room, where they can also stand inside a giant soap bubble.

20 E High St
Gettysburg,
PA
US

The paranormal investigators and tour guides of After Dark Investigations specialize in small-group tours that provide customers with hands-on experience and equipment. Ghost tourists utilize EMF detectors, dowsing rods, and infrared-video cameras to capture any potential appearance of apparitions. The tours stretch to locations such as cemeteries or abandoned amusement parks near the location of the Battle of Gettysburg.

297 Steinwehr Ave
Gettysburg,
PA
US

Jerry's Classic Cars and Collectibles Museum is a time capsule from the '50s and '60s, filled with classic and muscle cars and collectible Americana and memorabilia. More than just a display, the museum takes you back in time to the middle of the century. Start at the Atlantic Gas Station mural on the first floor, play pinball, wander around the bandstand and drive-in theater on the second floor, and order up a make-believe black cow at the soda fountain.

394 S Centre St
Pottsville,
PA
US