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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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  • 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 ...

  • 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!

  • The Cohanzick Zoo

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    (105 miles) Bridgeton

    The Cohanzick Zoo, established in 1934, is New Jerseys First Zoo. Located in the beautiful Bridgeton City Park, this little zoo is set on 15 acres and is home to approximately 100 animals. Admission ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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".

  • 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 - ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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!

  • 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 ...

  • Claws n Paws Animal Park

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    (110 miles) Lake Ariel

    Get CLOSE to the Animals at the "Zoo-in-the-Woods!" Upon entering the park you will receive a schedule sheet telling the times of all animal shows, Dino Digs, and giraffe and parrot feedings.

  • Animaland

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    (102 miles) Wellsbro

    Home to over 200 exotic, wild, and domestic animals. Enjoy a stroll on a beautifully landscaped path through 12 acres of exhibits such as exotic cats, monkeys, kangaroos, and many others.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Happy Tymes Family Fun Center

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    (92 miles) Warrington

    Bowling, Go Carts, Mini Golf, Batting Cages, Rock Climbing, Frog Hopper, Space Train, Slime Buckets Dozens of Arcade Games, Great Food and One of the Largest Soft Play Areas in Pennsylvania.

  • Hershey Park

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    (13 miles) Lancaster

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

  • Lakemont Park

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    (81 miles) Altoona

    Lakemont Park is home to over 30 rides and attractions, including the Island Waterpark, two rollercoasters, Go-Kart track, the kids Mini-Indy Go-Karts, Spins'n Grins Kiddieland, an 18 hole minature ...

  • Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom

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    (74 miles) Allentown

    There's big fun for the little ones at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. With pint-sized rides and slides to special services for children, families are sure to have a comfortable and enjoyable day ...

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