25 Best Things to Do in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is known for its diverse terrain, which includes, forests, farmland and major waterways. Moving east to west across the state, the terrain becomes more rugged and diversity of the state soon becomes apparent. Pennsylvania was one of the original 13 colonies of the United States and is where the declaration of independence was signed. The state played a key part in the demise of the British colonial empire and its pride in its own history is clear to see. The Liberty Bell stands as an enduring symbol of American Freedom even in the present.

The Keystone State provides much more than American history and is also home to some stunning natural scenery such as the Poconos and Allegheny National Forest, which provides nature enthusiasts with endless hours of recreational activities. The state is also home to several architectural masterpieces and prevalent examples of Amish culture.

Here is our list of the best things to do in Pennsylvania:

1. Pennsylvania State Capitol

Pennsylvania State Capitol, Harrisburg

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Pennsylvania State Capitol, Harrisburg

The Pennsylvania State Capitol building, located in Harrisburg, is one of the finest examples of architecture in this small city and the surrounding area.

It was features a huge dome and was built in 1906.

Some of the interior designs are based on the Paris Grand Opera House.

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25 Best Things to Do in Pennsylvania:

Pennsylvania State Capitol, Harrisburg

  • Pennsylvania State Capitol, Harrisburg: Jon Bilous / shutterstock
  • Valley Forge National Historic Park: Delmas Lehman / shutterstock
  • Intercourse, Pennsylvania: Northfoto / shutterstock
  • Gettysburg National Military Park: Jeffrey M. Frank / shutterstock
  • Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh: Jared and Corin / Wikimedia
  • Strasburg: George Sheldon / shutterstock
  • Al Capone’s Cell, Eastern State Penitentiary: Nagel Photography / shutterstock
  • Philadelphia Museum Of Art: Samuel Borges Photography / shutterstock
  • Hershey Park: George Sheldon / shutterstock
  • Independence National Park: f11photo / shutterstock
  • Dutch Wonderland: George Sheldon / shutterstock
  • The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia: TarnPisessith / shutterstock
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History: Flickr
  • Fallingwater: Sean Pavone / shutterstock
  • The Hershey Story: Helen89 / shutterstock
  • Reading Terminal Market: f11photo / shutterstock
  • Mercer Museum: Fernando Garcia Esteban / shutterstock
  • Fonthill Castle: Fernando Garcia Esteban / shutterstock
  • Philadelphia Zoo: Wicker Imaging / shutterstock
  • National Civil War Museum: karenfoleyphotography / shutterstock
  • Indian Echo Caverns: Throwawayhack / Wikimedia
  • Mütter Museum Philadelphia: Smallbones / Wikimedia
  • Phipps Conservatory And Botanical Gardens: Vladimir Martinov / shutterstock
  • State Museum Of Pennsylvania: Zack Frank / shutterstock
  • King Of Prussia Mall: Ritu Manoj Jethani / shutterstock