Enjoy a visit to Hersheypark® and other top things to do near Mechanicsburg

From Hersheypark roller coasters to Gettysburg’s historic battlefields, the Country Inn & Suites in Mechanicsburg provides a comfortable home base near many things to see and do. Since we’re about 20 minutes from downtown Harrisburg, you can enjoy a full day of shopping, dining, and sightseeing before returning to your hotel room. For enjoyable outdoor excursions, book a tee time at Armitage Golf Club or plan a fishing excursion on the Susquehanna River. In town on business? You’ll appreciate being within easy reach of local corporations like Bortek Industries, Inc. and Delta Dental.

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Armitage Golf Club

2.38 mi / 3.83 km from the hotel
This award-winning course welcomes leagues, beginners, and seasoned pros to its green fairways. After your game, treat yourself to a juicy burger or a tasty wrap at The Caddy Shack Restaurant.

Capital City Mall

2.12 mi / 3.41 km from the hotel
Browse the nearly 80 retail stores offered at Capital City Mall, including H&M, American Eagle, and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Afterward, round off your trip with an Auntie Anne’s pretzel.

Carlisle Fairgrounds

11.58 mi / 18.64 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.

Gettysburg National Military Park

30.48 mi / 49.05 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.


17.37 mi / 27.96 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.

Mechanicsburg Museum Association

13.97 mi / 22.49 km from the hotel
Find out more about the history of Mechanicsburg as you tour four historic buildings, including the 1866 Stationmaster’s House, the 1886 Freight Station, the 1867 Passenger Station, and the 1899 Washington Street Station.

Monkey Joe’s Camp Hill

1.88 mi / 3.02 km from the hotel
For kids who have abundant energy, Monkey Joe’s provides the ultimate playground, complete with an obstacle course, blow-up slides, and bounce houses.

Paulus Farm Market

2.14 mi / 3.45 km from the hotel
Visit this family-friendly farm to enjoy a slower pace of life as you shop for fresh produce or a basket of flowers. Kids can feed the animals and play on the wooden tractor.

Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center

7 mi / 11.26 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.

Whitaker Center

5.87 mi / 9.45 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.

Williams Grove Speedway

51.19 mi / 82.38 km from the hotel
Hosting events from March through October, this half-mile speedway thrums with the excitement of dirt-track sprint car racing.

Pennsylvania State Capitol

5.95 mi / 9.57 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.