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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Crystal Cave, Gems, and Games

Written by Suzanne715 on 06 Jun, 2005

After a hike up a steep stairway, we follow the macadam path to the movie house and take our seats. The short, informative clip provides a basic understanding about how caves develop over millions of years. As soon as the movie ends, we…Read More


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Lincoln Cavers, Whispering Rocks - Buy One Get One Free

Written by Suzanne715 on 07 Jun, 2005

Entering Lincoln Caverns through a man-made entrance, we walk through a long, limestone tunnel about six feet high. Water droplets splash the gravel floor. Just before the first room, a triangular boulder drips with glaze resembling a giant slice of peach pie. Inside the golden-brown walls…Read More


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Coral Caverns, A Rare Find

Written by Suzanne715 on 06 Jun, 2005

Gigantic limestone boulders surround the cavern entrance framed with railroad ties. Inside, old black lanterns light the dark pathway descending into the cave. We pass delicate, brown rock formations of two conjoined elephants with a monkey straddling their heads and a miniature Statue…Read More


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Laurel Caverns, an Underground Playground

Written by Suzanne715 on 18 Jun, 2005

Tucked away in the Laurel Highlands of western Pennsylvania lies the 435-acre Laurel Caverns Geological Park, the largest cave in the state. There are three cave options; family tour, wild caving expeditions, and repelling. My husband and I sign up for the 3-hour guided cave…Read More


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Drag Boat Races at Kipona

Written by Suzanne715 on 21 Jun, 2005

Arriving at Kipona, I was delightfully surprised by the bright, bold colors everywhere. Large blue, red, and yellow banners line the crest of the riverbank. Green flags wave overhead in the soft breeze. Red and white petunias spill over flower boxes at an eating area…Read More


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Philadelphia's Fast Food

Written by Owen Lipsett on 06 Jul, 2005

The farmland to the east and west of Philadelphia produces the best meats, milk, and produce on the United States' East Coast - which plays a major part in Philadelphia's large number of fine restaurants. Fitting for a city as justly famous for its…Read More


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The Streets of Philadelphia

Written by Owen Lipsett on 06 Jul, 2005

Philadelphia’s streets were famous long before Bruce Springsteen memorialized them, as the first in the United States laid out according to a grid system. Indeed, Elfreth’s Alley, the oldest continuously inhabited in the United States, numbers among them. But it’s not the individual…Read More


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Shawnee's Daytrip to Philadelphia

Written by moatway on 01 Oct, 2003

It’s 7:20am in the morning and thirty of us are getting on a bus for Philadelphia rather than sleeping in. We have come from parts far and wide and want to see the liberty city the easy way, guided and coddled. Moving rapidly past the…Read More


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What to Expect at a Grange Fair and Encampment

Written by diminor1929 on 22 Sep, 2002

Most people come here to spend the last week every August reuniting with friends and relatives they have known for generations. The encampment started 138 years ago when farmers who lived far away from each other used the Grange Fair as the main social…Read More


Wing Bowl

Written by ephraim on 28 Jun, 2001

OK, this is one of the stangest things I have ever seen in my life. I realize the sweeping import of that statement, but I''ll just take a deep breath and try and begin to explain the Wing Bowl. Every year the morning guys on…Read More


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