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Pennsylvania's road trips: Dutch Country Roads
Pennsylvania's road trips: Dutch Country Roads Go back to the Civil War in Gettysburg, shop 'till you drop in Berks County, and taste the delights of Hershey. End your trip in Harrisburg.
Travel to the Gettysburg National Military Park and find many exciting things to encounter. Find 26 miles of park roads and over 1,400 monuments, markers and memorials. Ride the Gettysburg Scenic Railroad through 22 miles of historic Gettysburg. Go on a Ghost Tour by candle-light and hear the tales of the haunted sites in Gettysburg.
Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Travel through the Pennsylvania Dutch Country and visit the Strasburg Railroad. This early 20th century station boasts shops, historic buildings, railroad memorabilia and a restaurant. Take the kids to Dutch Wonderland, a fun-filled amusement park full of tasty treats, rides and special events. Shop till you drop in the RockVale Square Outlets in over 120 stores.
Tour Crystal Cave, the oldest operating cave in the state. See the home of striking stalagmites, stalactites, and rock formations. Visit the gift shop and play a round of mini golf at the unique course where obstacles are historic relics. Shop in the V. F. Factory Outlets featuring 90 brand name factory stores.
Visit the world's sweetest amusement park, Hershey Park, home to over 60 attractions, entertainment and delicious chocolate desserts. Go to the Hershey Antique Auto Show when you travel from October 6 through October 10. See the world's largest antique car flea market, car corral, and car show. Take a trip in history to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Fair on the weekends from August 14 through October 24. The fun never ends with jousting matches, shows and traveling minstrels.
The State Capitol
Visit the domed Pennsylvania State Capitol building. Walk through the majestic main rotunda and see government at work through interactive displays. Float down the Susquehanna River on the Pride of the Susquehanna riverboat. The authentic, old-fashioned paddlewheel riverboat. Tour the National Civil War Museum, which focuses on the "human side" of the war. See artifacts from the soldiers, people on the home front, woman and African-Americans. Spend time in the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. See a live show, IMAX movie and three full floors of science exhibits.
For more information on Pennsylvania's Dutch Country Roads, visit www.visitpa.com