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Address: Harrisburg, PA

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Hard to review downtown HGB!!-Mixed Bag - Beautiful and not so!

I walked most of Harrisburg late Summer 2016 - what a 'mixed-bag'! Some areas are gorgeous - I must say, the exception. The city is, overall, extremely, 'run-down' so many... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 November 2016
william723
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Marco Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Downtown Harrisburg is a great place, if you're interested in exploring different types of food during your visit; there are more restaurants than shopping establishments. Shopping is limited and parking is free on Sunday. The best way to enjoy the city, is if you walk to the many places North and South of town. The entire city is a lovely... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Downtown Harrisburg isn't so great. Small area, few shops and restaurants and plenty of blighted areas that don't even look very safe.

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Central PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Downtown Harrisburg is unique as the state capitol and an interesting place to visit from its history, government to its dining. Many things to do and see. However, travel too far, and you will find the blight that inhabits many of our cities.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Good, friendly and delicious ! We had a delightful meal an excellent service. We look forward to our next visit.

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Marco Island, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I walked most of Harrisburg late Summer 2016 - what a 'mixed-bag'! Some areas are gorgeous - I must say, the exception. The city is, overall, extremely, 'run-down' so many houses not maintained -occupied till they fall apart, causing the occupants to vacate.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

A compact downtown area. Withing easy walking distance were lots of restaurant choices, the wonderful capitol building, book stores, shops and an artists' gallery. A nice afternoon.

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Louisville, KY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Other than the state Capitol building and perhaps Saint Patrick's Cathedral it's a bit of a lonely city. I saw too many empty storefronts in the downtown corridor. Strawberry Commons was lacking interesting shops and had relatively little there to merit a extended visit. See the state capital then move along.

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Camp Hill, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

There are a lt of nice restaurants downtown. Most of which are very reasonably priced. If you go after dark stick to the main restaurant area (front street).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Came here with boyfriend while visiting for Hershey Park. I would recommend Mcgrath's pub if you are looking for a nice spot to stop and get some drinks or food. We also really enjoyed going towards city island and looking out over the water. We also visited the capital building which was beautiful. For dinner we went to Appalachian brewing... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

There is plenty to do in downtown Harrisburg. Of course there's the gorgeous state Capitol building, the Capitol complex with the fountain and parks, shopping, lovely old churches, and the dinosaur art! We enjoyed taking photos of the various dinosaurs that are scattered around town, all painted uniquely, and the many churches too. Parking is expensive, but because of this,... More 

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