Find plenty of things to do near Harrisburg like visiting Hersheypark®

During your stay at the Country Inn & Suites, set aside time to enjoy all the fun things to do near Harrisburg and Hershey. From the roller coasters at Hersheypark® and a hockey game at Giant Center to a tour of the stunning state capitol building, the area’s main attractions are never far when you choose one of our hotel rooms. History buffs appreciate quick commutes to the National Civil War Museum, and kids of all ages love the hands-on activities at the Whitaker Center. For some relaxation during your trip, bring a picnic lunch to City Island Park or book a dinner cruise aboard one of the last remaining paddlewheel boats in America.

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The National Civil War Museum

1.92 mi / 3.09 km from the hotel
A Civil War buff’s delight, this fantastic museum explores this era of history through 4,400 three-dimensional artifacts and 21,000 archival pieces.

City Island Park

3.97 mi / 6.38 km from the hotel
Ride a riverboat, a steamship, or a carriage to experience this 63-acre park. You can also play miniature golf, enjoy a picnic, practice your swing in the batting cages, or admire the view while you picnic.

Giant Center

7.96 mi / 12.81 km from the hotel
Watch a Hershey Bears hockey game or check the schedule for a diverse array of events from Disney on Ice to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

Harrisburg Doll Museum

2.2 mi / 3.54 km from the hotel
Filled with more than 5,000 antique dolls and toys, this museum looks like a life-size Victorian dollhouse and is a treat for all ages.


8.73 mi / 14.05 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®

8.22 mi / 13.23 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.

Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center

3.35 mi / 5.39 km from the hotel
With 11 halls and three arenas, this nearly 24-acre venue has a full calendar throughout the year, from trade shows and concerts to sports events and craft shows. It’s also home to The Pennsylvania Farm Show, the unofficial state fair.

The Pride of the Susquehanna

3.92 mi / 6.31 km from the hotel
Built more than 30 years ago, this paddle-wheel riverboat provides a beautiful view of the city skyline along with food, beer and wine tastings, and live entertainment. Book a 45-minute tour, a dinner cruise, or a creatively themed family cruise.

Whitaker Center

3.45 mi / 5.55 km from the hotel
Kids of all ages love getting hands-on in the science exhibits at the Whitaker Center. Don’t miss a showing in the IMAX theater or a live music or dance performance.

Hersheypark® Stadium

8.71 mi / 14.02 km from the hotel
Join thousands of fans for performances by chart-topping artists like Kendrick Lamar, Harry Styles, or Maroon 5 at one of the state’s must-visit concert venues.

Pennsylvania State Capitol

3.51 mi / 5.64 km from the hotel
Tour this historic landmark, considered one of the nation’s most beautiful state capitols. Learn more about Pennsylvania while you enjoy the stunning art and architecture, including a 272-foot dome modeled on St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican.

Indian Echo Caverns

5.63 mi / 9.07 km from the hotel
Even among the many underground attractions in Pennsylvania, Indian Echo Caverns stands out for its majestic limestone caves. Kids love panning for gold, gems, and fossils as well as shopping for souvenirs.