Historic and fun things to do await you in Carlisle

The Country Inn & Suites, Carlisle, PA is an ideal launchpad for exploring all that our historic town and the Cumberland Valley have to offer. Easy access to I-81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike make day trips to Hersheypark and Hershey’s Chocolate World® a breeze for families. If you’re a history buff, walk in the footsteps of military heroes when you visit Gettysburg National Military Park and learn more at the US Army Heritage and Education Center. For an educational experience, head to Amish Country, where you can immerse yourself in historic farm tours, handmade crafts, and delicious food. Prospective students can take a tour of Dickinson College, a historic liberal arts school founded in 1783. After a day of skiing and discovering more fun things to do at Roundtop Mountain Resort, your family is sure to sleep well in your hotel room

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Roundtop Mountain Resort

16.74 mi / 26.93 km from the hotel
Enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the winter and paintball, waterslides, and zip-line tours in the summer at this year-round entertainment facility.

Carlisle Fairgrounds

3.23 mi / 5.2 km from the hotel
Feel the horsepower at the Ford Nationals, hosted annually at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. Need more speed? The facility is home to year-round auto events, swap meets, and car clubs.

Carlisle Sports Emporium

5.91 mi / 9.52 km from the hotel
Boasting the largest arcade in the area, Carlisle Sports Emporium is a great place for family fun. Team up for a game of laser tag, go head-to-head on the go-kart track, and putt your way to victory on the mini golf course.

Dickinson College

2.04 mi / 3.28 km from the hotel
Founded by Benjamin Rush, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, this private liberal arts college has provided a top-notch education for centuries. See if you can spot the college’s famous mermaid during your campus visit.

Dutch Wonderland

54.43 mi / 87.59 km from the hotel
At Dutch Wonderland, the littlest ones rule the day. Take a spin on dozens of fun rides like Kingdom Coaster and Merlin’s Mayhem, watch a high-diving show at the Aqua Stadium, and make a splash at Duke’s Lagoon.

Gettysburg National Military Park

25.86 mi / 41.62 km from the hotel
Relive history at the site of the largest battle waged during the American Civil War. Tour the battlefield, learn about the site’s history at the museum, or join a dynamic walking tour through a re-created town.


31.07 mi / 50.01 km from the hotel
Ride roller coasters, fly down waterslides, visit zoo animals, and taste delicious chocolate treats within four parks at this family-friendly destination.

Hershey’s Chocolate World®

30.55 mi / 49.16 km from the hotel
Take a free tour to learn how chocolate is made, and then get tickets for unique experiences like creating your own candy bar, solving a chocolate mystery, or indulging in a chocolate tasting.

Lancaster County’s Amish Country

52.26 mi / 84.11 km from the hotel
Take a horse-and-buggy ride or tour a working farm when you visit Amish Country.

Lindt Chocolate Factory Outlet

0.28 mi / 0.44 km from the hotel
Enter chocolate heaven to get your fill of truffles, bars, and thousands of sugary treats at one of the few Lindt outlets in the country. Savor a free sample as you pick out sweet gifts for loved ones!

US Army Heritage and Education Center

3.85 mi / 6.2 km from the hotel
Hike along the Army Heritage Trail to see Civil War cabins, a World War I trench, and a variety of armored vehicles and military aircraft. Indoors, you’ll find an extensive collection of army artifacts, including photographs and personal belongings.

U.S. Army War College

3.25 mi / 5.24 km from the hotel
Part of the Revolutionary War-era Carlisle Barracks, this institution helps produce the military and civilian leaders of tomorrow.