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Fun things to do in HARRISBURG

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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  • 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 ...

  • 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".

  • Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo

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    (55 miles) Thurmont

    Get stalked by a tiger, jaguar or lion and live to tell the tale. Feel the breath of a bear, follow a fallow deer, or tickle a tortoise. Hand-feed goats, sheep, donkeys, llamas, ducks and other ...

  • Reptiland

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    (59 miles) Allenwood

    Reptiland is a specialized zoo that introduces visitors to the less-loved members of the animal kingdom in a safe, entertaining format. Explore the world of mambas, cobras, vipers, pythons and other ...

  • Plumpton Park Zoo

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    (61 miles) Rising Sun

    Jimmie the Giraffe, Sis the Tiger, and Zoe the Zebra are all waiting for the family to go visit at this very intimate and sweet Maryland Zoo, with over 130 animals on display.

  • The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

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    (67 miles) Baltimore

    Over 1,500 mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians at this family friendly zoo in Baltimore! There are over 200 species for the kids to enjoy, and learn about on your family day out in Maryland!

  • Green Meadows Petting Farm Ijamsville

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    (68 miles) Ijamsville

    A family friendly petting farm in Maryland with sweet barn animals for kids to play with, as well as hay rides, cow milking, and an interactive animal show. Lots of animal fun in your family day out!

  • Lehigh Valley Zoo

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    (71 miles) Schnecksville

    Part of an incredible 1,100 acre nature preserve, this zoo is home to over 275 animals from all around the world. They even have wagon rides and paddle boats!

  • Brandywine Zoo

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    (79 miles) Wilmington

    Open year round, the zoo is home to 120 animals representing 56 species on 12 acres.

  • Elmwood Park Zoo

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    (82 miles) Norristown

    The zoo is arranged into different habitats - Bayou, Farmland, Grasslands, South/Central America, Wetlands, Woodlands with over 150 animals in their natural settings

  • Linvilla Orchards

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    (82 miles) Media

    The ultimate farm fun for kids! They can take a hayride through the lush fields and orchards, or climb aboard the “The Playland Express” train. With farm animals, pony rides, fishing and lakes - ...

  • Leesburg Animal Park

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    (90 miles) Leesburg

    Get Up Close and Personal with Exotic & Domestic Animals on 21 acres of fun! Visit Giant Tortoises, Lemurs, and Serval Cats. Feed and pet animals and take a PONY RIDE. Tour the entire Park on a ...

  • Philadelphia Zoo

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    (92 miles) Philadelphia

    By the looks of it, Philly Zoo appears to be one of the best Zoos in the US. One of the many fun family places to visit if you're looking for things to do in Philadelphia for kids

  • NJ Adventure Aquarium

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    (95 miles) Camden

    Some of the exhibits include the massive shark tank, where people can walk through a tube and see the sharks swimming from all angles, a 4-D ride that takes visitors through the sea, as well as the ...

  • Adventure Aquarium

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    (95 miles) Camden

    Features nearly 200000 square feet of sea life and wildlife, located at Camden.

  • Hershey Park

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    (13 miles) Lancaster

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

  • Dutch Wonderland

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    (39 miles) Lancaster

    Dutch Wonderland is a 48 acre amusement park set in the scenic location of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Lots to do for families with little people especially, but also loads of great family fun rides.

  • Knoebels Amusement Park

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    (46 miles) Elysburg

    Classic wooden coasters, water rides and adrenaline pumping rides in this Pennsylvania theme park in the heart of a forest. Kiddie rides too!

  • Adventure Park USA

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    (65 miles) New Market

    Yee haw! 17.5 acres of Western theme park fun, as well as a fun Desert Oasis Mini Golf Course, Ropes Course and a challenging Rock Wall! Adventure Park USA is a fun family day out option for those in ...

  • Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom

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    (74 miles) Allentown

    Big fun for those little ones at this Wildwater Kingdom! Pint-sized rides for those kiddies and enjoyable family fun for all!

  • Lakemont Park

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    (81 miles) Altoona

    Over 30 rides and attractions, as well as go-karts, golf course and a water park! Don't forget Kiddieland for those younger ones!

  • Darien Lake

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    (94 miles) Darien Center

    boasts a massive selection of amusements, rides and adventure suitable for all ages and abilities and includes an enormous water park. Epic.

  • Cascade Lake

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    (45 miles) Hampstead

    A Water Park in Which to Relax, Play and Enjoy the Outdoors. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in Maryland

  • Blue Falls Grove

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    (52 miles) Reading

    Blue Falls Grove offers an olympic size swimming pool, a kiddie pool, and a 36-foot high, 3-flume Waterslides!

  • North Arundel Aquatic Center

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    (80 miles) Glen Burnie

    A swimmingly good time with water slides, whirlpool, waterfalls and main swimming pool.

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