What Are Some Interesting Places Found on a Map of Pennsylvania?


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Some interesting and top-rated attractions in Pennsylvania are Independence National Park and the Liberty Bell, the famous Hershey Park, and the Eastern State Penitentiary. Pennsylvania is also home to the Andy Warhol Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Independence National Historic Park, the home of the Liberty Bell, is one of the most famous areas in Pennsylvania. Other historic buildings also remain nearby, including the Congress Hall and several museums.

Hershey Park, known as "The Sweetest Place on Earth," is located in the town of Hershey. The amusement park — named after Milton S. Hershey, the creator of the Hershey chocolate factory — is home to more than 65 rides and attractions including roller coasters and water rides.

The Eastern State Penitentiary, built in 1829, housed numerous notorious criminals including the infamous Al Capone. Capone, known as "Scarface," finished an eight-month sentence in 1930. The penitentiary now sits in a state of semi-ruin since closing its doors in 1971.

The Andy Warhol Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art are just two of Pennsylvania's many museums, a number of which are dedicated specifically to art. Pennsylvania's other art museums include the Lancaster Museum of Art and Erie Art Museum.

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