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Hotels in Harrisburg near Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex

Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex Introduction

The home of America’s largest indoor agricultural event, the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center is set on a 60-acre site - 24 acres of which are indoors. Within the complex are 3 arenas and 11 halls. The main event is the state show, now known as the Pennsylvania Farm Show, which was first held in 1917. The complex also hosts The Great American Outdoor Show, as well as a major auto show and a horse show. The venue is located 3.2 miles northwest of The National Civil War Museum, and 2 miles north of Capitol Park.

Hotels near Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex

Within a 4-mile radius there’s a good selection of hotels, many geared towards the budget end of the market. There’s one informal all-suite hotel within walking distance of the complex, which has an indoor pool and free breakfast. Most hotels in the area also offer free breakfast and Wi-Fi, and many have a pool. For a more luxurious stay, there's a modern hotel with restaurants connected to the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. The best deals are in the winter, but demand is high during the big country shows in January and February.

Where to stay near Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex

Just south of Capitol Square, the area around Strawberry Square shopping center has a choice of some of the city’s finer hotels and plenty of options for eating out. It's also perfect for sightseeing and proximity to the station. Midtown is popular, and you may like the restaurants on North 2nd Street and the Amish specialties at Broad Street Market. There are plenty of riverside hotels on both banks of the Susquehanna River. For an even wider choice of hotels (and to visit a chocoholics paradise), drive 14.8 miles east to Hershey.

Things to see near Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex

The most striking landmark in the center of Harrisburg is the State Capitol Building, with its impressive 272-foot dome. Built in an Italian Renaissance-style, it houses collections of art, sculpture, and murals. For a view of the battle between the Union and Confederate armies, the National Civil War Museum tells the story of the American Civil War. For a breath of fresh air, halfway across the river City Island features small shops, miniature golf, a restored carousel, a train, carriage rides, and even a baseball team.

How to get to Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex

There are 2 direct bus services into Downtown Harrisburg from the Azalea Dr. At Cameron St. Ob stop, which is a 3-minute walk across the highway. Once in the city you can catch trains to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New York from the Harrisburg Transportation Centre (2 miles away). To reach the complex by car, take the turning south on US-22 from Interstate 81. Parking is plentiful with large on-site lots and a 29-acre park-and-ride area close by. The Harrisburg International Airport is an 11.2-mile drive to the south.