Things to do in HARRISBURG with kids

Get the family ready for some old-fashioned family fun, because Harrisburg is calling! There are so many things to do in Harrisburg with the kids, you won’t want to leave!

Want to start with some creativity? Then kids, get those minds and hands ready because the Curiosity Connection State Museum is ready for those 2 to 5 year olds to try those hands-on exhibits and develop their minds!

The State Museum of Pennsylvania is where the whole family can learn all about this states history - from the Earth’s beginnings to the present, and the National Civil War Museum is one of the largest museums dedicated solely to the Civil War - a great eye-opening experience.

Fancy some nature? Tucked away in Central Pennsylvania is Wildwood Park, great for exploring and playing! More playing? Places like Water Golf will certainly entertain the family!

So get the family out to have some fun in this great state’s capital city - there are so many places to visit!

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  • State Museum of Pennsylvania

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    (1 miles) Harrisburg

    Fun, exploration and discovery are waiting for kids and the whole family at this fascinating Harrisburg museum. From dinosaurs, mammals, and history covering topics from Native Americans and Civil ...

  • Curiosity Connection State Museum

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    (1 miles) Harrisburg

    A fun, creative and imaginative space where kids aged 2 - 5 can enjoy exciting Pennsylvania themed hands-on exhibits - their own museum within a museum!

  • Whitaker Center

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    (1 miles) Harrisburg

    Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is the mid-states premier center for arts, education, entertainment and cultural enrichment. Composed of three main ...

  • Water Golf on City Island

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    (1 miles) Harrisburg

    A fun 18 holes of Miniature Golf with fun water hazards, challenging sloping greens and pretty water falls! Great family fun in an incredibly scenic golf course perfect for all ages in Pennsylvania.

  • National Civil War Museum

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    (2 miles) Harrisburg

    A fascinating and historic experience for the family in Pennsylvania with the National Civil War Museum, with over 24,000 items telling the story of that infamous part of USA history.

  • Wildwood Park

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    (2 miles) Harrisburg

    Outdoor adventure, wildlife, nature, trails, and picnics all tucked away in the hills of Central Pennsylvania! On the edge of Harrisburg, Wildwood park is fresh air, great times and lots of family ...

  • Paulus Farm Market

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    (9 miles) Mechanicsburg

    Friendly farm animals to pet and feed year-round. Huge pick-your-own flower field in the summer months. Group tours and birthday parties. u-pick pumpkins, pumpkin chunkin' cannon, hayrides, maze, ...

  • Challenge Family Fun Center

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    (9 miles) Hummelstown

    Challenge Family Fun Center, conveniently located between Harrisburg and Hershey, Pa, offers 22 holes of landscaped miniature golf, indoor batting cages, mini-bowling (duckpins), an arcade and a ...

  • Lets Pretend

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    (10 miles) Middletown

    Let’s Pretend is an indoor interactive family play center, focusing on using creativity, pretending, and the arts. It's fun to pretend in Pennsylvania!

  • Paulus Orchards

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    (11 miles) Dillsburg

    Enjoy farming fun with wagon rides, farm stands, corn maze and pedal karts!

  • Roundtop Mountain Resort

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    (11 miles) Lewisberry

    Skiing and snowboarding with lessons from 3 years, but only 2 green runs. Plus covered lift serviced snow tubing hill, 2 terrain training parks and summer activities.

  • Hershey Park

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    (13 miles) Lancaster

    Rides, rides, and more rides! Did we mention there are rides?

  • Adventure Sports in Hershey

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    (14 miles) Hershey

    Go-karting, miniature golfing, batting cages, bumper boats, laser tag....the ultimate adventure for active kids!

  • Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

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    (16 miles) Halifax

    Enjoy going round the wildlife park feeding animals out of hand - they also have monkeys bears and an enjoyable safari ride round the park. One of the many good family places to go if you're looking ...

  • Paramount Sports Complex

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    (20 miles) Annville

    A great way for active kids aged 2 - 12 to stay active, Kidmazium within the Paramount Sports Complex features a multi-level climbing and play structure for children including bouncy house, plus ...

  • Alpaca Farm

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    (20 miles) York Springs

    We are a family run Alpaca Farm located in the heart of South Central Pennsylvania. We Always Welcome Farm Visits. Just Contact Us to Set Up a Time! Alpacaholic Acres is located in York Springs, ...

  • Suburban Bowlerama

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    (25 miles) York

    Family bowling fun at this 30 lane retro-themed bowling center - giving families fun since 1958!

  • National Watch and Clock Museum

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    (26 miles) Columbia

    A fascinating look into the history of time! Clocks from all over the world fill this museum of timekeeping in Columbia, Pennsylvania.

  • Buttonwood Campground

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    (31 miles) Mifflintown

    A family friendly camping experience on the beautiful Juniata River Valley in Central Pennsylvania. Some sites with direct river access! Great activities for kids, including carnivals!

  • Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

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    (32 miles) Lititz

    Welcome to America's first pretzel bakery! Step up to our twisting table and learn how to twist a pretzel with your own piece of dough; see the ovens that produced the first hard pretzels in America; ...

  • Castle Roller Rink

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    (33 miles) Lancaster

    Family fun on wheels...and in a castle! Rollerskating fun for kids of all ages, with the best and latest music!

  • Hands-on House Childrens Museum

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    (34 miles) Lancaster

    A children's museum dedicated to helping kids ages 2 to 10 learn and making sure they have lots of fun in the process! Discover, play, and have fun on the interactive exhibits!

  • Explore & More Childrens Museum

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    (36 miles) Gettysburg

    Explore & More is a Hands-on Children's Museum dedicated to providing challenging, educational experiences targeted at the education and growth of young children.

  • American Civil War Wax Museum

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    (36 miles) Gettysburg

    The American Civil War Museum brings history "back to life" Located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, our museum is an educational and inspiring experience for families or tour groups of all ages. The ...

  • Gettysburg National Military Park

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    (37 miles) Gettysburg

    A fascinating way for kids to learn about the turning point in the Civil War, and the inspiration for Lincoln's Immortal "Gettysburg Address" - the battle site of Gettysburg.

  • Land of Little Horses

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    (38 miles) Gettysburg

    Get up close and personal with our famous namesake miniature horses and their farm animal friends. Races, Displays, and Special Events are sure to delight the kids and "kids at heart".

  • Dutch Wonderland

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    (39 miles) Lancaster

    48 acres of fun family amusement park in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, with rides for every age AND shows!

  • Americana Museum of Bird-in-Hand

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    (40 miles) Bird in Hand

    Take a nostalgic walk through small town America at the dawn of the 20th century. Museum exhibits include a barber shop, woodworking shop, tea parlor, print shop, millinery, toy store, blacksmith ...

  • Choo Choo Barn

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    (40 miles) Strasburg

    1,700 square foot train features over 150 hand-built animated figures and vehicles and 22 operating trains - we guarantee the Choo Choo Barn is like nothing you've ever seen! One of the many fun ...

  • Allstar Family Fun and Sports Complex

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    (41 miles) Gettysburg

    offers 2 differing 18 Hole Mini Golf Courses, bounce houses and 2 exciting Go Kart Race Tracks.

  • The Amish Village

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    (41 miles) Ronks

    A culturally fascinating look at life in an authentic Amish lifestyle. Great tours for families where kids can learn all about this unique way of life.

  • Roadside America

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    (42 miles) Bernville

    A fascinating look at America through 8,000 square foot of fully landscaped displays and 300 miniature structures and 18 actual running trains!

  • Strasburg Rail Road

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    (43 miles) Ronks

    The larger-than-life coal-burning steam train is just the beginning. Ride the Cagney Steam Train, a miniature version; operate a hand-powered Pump Car or watch the little ones "steer" the pint-sized ...

  • National Toy Train Museum

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    (43 miles) Strasburg

    Hundreds of toy trains in a modern museum built like a historic train station! Toy trains are for kids of all ages! While real trains go back to the advent of the Industrial Revolution in the early ...

  • A Is For Amish Buggy Rides

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    (44 miles) Ronks

    History awaits to take you back in time at this traditionally Amish experience in Pennsylvania. Buggy rides through the Amish farms and gardens for you!