Pennsylvania offers a world of opportunities for tourists interested in sports, history and entertainment. The Keystone State is highlighted by Philadelphia
in the east, Pittsburgh in the west and beautiful rural areas in between.
Gettysburg National Military Park
Gettysburg National Military Park in south central Pennsylvania commemorates the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg with battlefield walks, restored encampments and exhibits about Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
Hersheypark is an amusement park in Hershey with 11 roller coasters, 14 water rides and a boardwalk with 378,000-gallon wave pool themed after the Hershey's Chocolate brand.
Andy Warhol Museum
The Andy Warhol Museum in downtown Pittsburgh celebrates the artist's prolific career with 12,000 pieces by Warhol. The museum also hosts traveling exhibits from artists influenced by Andy Warhol.
Independence National Historic Park
The Independence National Historic Park in Philadelphia presents Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and preserved documents by the Founding Fathers to visitors interested in American history.
Pennsylvania is home to NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL franchises based in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. And Penn State University, a perennial college football powerhouse based in University Park.
Nicholas Katers has been a freelance writer since 2006. He teaches American history at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis. His past works include articles for "CCN Magazine," "The History Teacher" and "The Internationalist" magazine. Katers holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in American history from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, respectively.
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