Overview Pennsylvania

Visiting Pennsylvania

PA certainly earns its nickname, “Keystone State.” Aside from being one of the Thirteen Colonies, the historic state is home to Gettysburg, Amish country, seven pro sports teams, and the oldest brewery in the US. It also leads the States in pretzel manufacturing, making it the most delicious of the original colonies. Thrill-seekers will have plenty to choose from here, with excellent parks like Hershey Park, Kennywood and the kid-friendly Idlewild Park and SoakZone. Pittsburgh alone is home to some of the country’s best museums, part of the legendary Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing ... Read More
PA certainly earns its nickname, “Keystone State.” Aside from being one of the Thirteen Colonies, the historic state is home to Gettysburg, Amish country, seven pro sports teams, and the oldest brewery in the US. It also leads the States in pretzel manufacturing, making it the most delicious of the original colonies. Thrill-seekers will have plenty to choose from here, with excellent parks like Hershey Park, Kennywood and the kid-friendly Idlewild Park and SoakZone. Pittsburgh alone is home to some of the country’s best museums, part of the legendary Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips Pennsylvania

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Overly Country Christmas

Written by Vanilla Sugar on 13 Mar, 2009

Brrrr, Momma. It’s cold in here."Despite my daughter Suzie’s complaints, I stubbornly refused to close the driver side car windows. Even with the Toyota heater turned to the maximum red zone and the fan turned to high, the December air nipped our exposed faces.…Read More


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Road Trip to Lancaster

Written by Troobabiee7 on 14 Jan, 2009

I love a good road trip. There's nothing like rolling the windows down, cranking the music up, and hitting the wide, open road... even if it's just for a three hour trip. This was my family's first real vacation in a few years,…Read More


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BODIES - The Exhibition

Written by MilwVon on 12 Feb, 2008

BODIES – The ExhibitionCarnegie Science CenterPittsburgh, PABODY WORLDS is the world renowned exhibit created by Gunter von Hagen that has traveled the world bringing the human body in its most basic form to illustrate how it functions. Using a technology called “plastination” human bodies…Read More


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The National Road (rt. 40) and The Lincoln Highway(rt.30)

Written by zabelle on 31 Jul, 2007

In 1754/55 General Braddock with his young subordinate George Washington began the construction of a road through the southwestern portion of Pennsylvania. Its purpose was to allow the movement of troops, artillery and supplies into the area that was disputed with the French around the…Read More


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French & Indian War Sites

Written by zabelle on 31 Jul, 2007

Fort Necessity If ever there was an aptly named fort, this certainly was it. Constructed by the young George Washington in 1754 it was with the certainty that the French and their Indian allies would be coming to seek revenge for the massacre of their…Read More


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City of Erie, PA

Written by MonnieR on 15 Feb, 2007

The urge to visit Erie, Pa., tends to be strongest in the fall, mostly because there’s splendor in the park—the 3,200-acre Presque Isle State Park, that is. In fact, there’s plenty to do here year-round—though in winter, be prepared for plenty of snow.The Presque Isle…Read More


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Important tips for Easterners making that road trip out to the rural west.

Written by creekland on 07 Oct, 2006

In pretty much all of our travels we learn (by experience) some important tips that we always pass on when people ask us (in person) for advice. It only seems appropriate to add such an entry here too. This is mainly for those who live…Read More


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The Beginning - an Introduction to our Trip.

Written by creekland on 05 Oct, 2006

No review is worth much unless you understand the perspective of the one giving the review - otherwise, how do you know if you would agree or disagree? Should you see the sight - or will you be bored silly? So... more about us -…Read More


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Skateboarding FDR in Philly

Written by Philly_Girl on 15 Aug, 2005

When my 17-year-old nephew came to visit this summer, I planned to take him to all the historical sites of Philadelphia. You know the ones, the Liberty Bell, Valley Forge, etc. Evidently though, he had done his research, and he had a slightly different…Read More


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Indian Caverns, Tour for the Senses

Written by Suzanne715 on 06 Jun, 2005

A colorful totem pole greets visitors upon arrival at the parking area. Looking up the hill, the Indian Cavern gift shop is built into the mountainside. Plaques line the outside wall and share interesting stories about people associated with the cave. The…Read More


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