The Keystone State

When the Pittsburgh Steelers play in the Superbowl this weekend, they’ll be leaving behind a state with plenty of traveling opportunities. Pennsylvania is rich with history and perfect for families to enjoy. Here are 5 Things you won’t want to miss in Pennsylvania.

1. Carnegie Museums

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In Pittsburgh there are 4 museums worthy of visiting: the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Carnegie Science Center, and The Andy Warhol Museum. This museums are a family-friendly way to explore the arts, history, and the sciences.

2. Gettysburg National Military Park

Gettysburg National Cemetery

The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War. The Union Army blocked an attempted Confederate invasion of the North and from that battle came great casualties and Lincoln’s famous address. The battlefield here is a museum of its own now, with tours and reminders of the past.

3. Independence Hall

Independence Hall

Both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were signed in this historic building. It was also the original home of the Liberty Bell. For movie enthusiasts, you can play out the scenes of National Treasure on your tour of this hall.

4. Dutch Wonderland

Fun Slide at Dutch Wonderland

This Lancaster County amusement park is aimed towards families with small children. Dutch Wonderland features 34 rides and a water play area. The park is themed around a castle, with the entrance featuring a stone facade and costumed characters dressed as a dragon, a princess, and a knight.

5. Hershey’s

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Older children will appreciate the rides better at Hershey Park. The park has 62 rides and attractions including 11 roller coasters. Next door you’ll find Hershey’s Chocolate World. There could hardly be a better name for a gift shop of a chocolate maker with tastings and the chance to make your own candy creation.

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I'm Julie, I love to travel, I'm very hyper and I like to "hype" things and from that, TravelHyper was born. I'm a Missouri native and I cover St. Louis travel ideas as well as my own travels. I also like to focus on places I want to visit and budget travel ideas by creating trip plans. There's so much world out there and I hope you'll find that it's worth seeing and that vacation doesn't have to be out of reach to you.

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