Visit Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania is a northeastern U.S. state known for its diverse terrain of rolling hills and forests, large cities, farmland and natural attractions such as the Allegheny National Forest and the Poconos. Popular tourist sites include the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Gettysburg National Military Park near Harrisburg, Fallingwater in Mill Run and Valley Forge National Historical Park outside of Philadelphia.

Interesting historical facts include Pennsylvania being one of the original 13 colonies to ratify the Constitution on December 12th, 1787. It also played an important role during the Revolutionary War as it was where George Washington established his winter headquarters at Valley Forge in 1777-1778 while trying to defeat Great Britain.

Popular tourist destinations include HersheyPark amusement park with roller coasters and chocolate-themed attractions; Longwood Gardens with over 1,000 acres of gardens; Knoebels Amusement Resort for family fun; The Strasburg Railroad for steam train rides; Ricketts Glenn State Park for hiking trails with spectacular waterfalls; and Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom waterpark.