Harrisburg region events and attractions

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Nearby Shopping Centers


Shopping on Eisenhower Blvd:
Lancaster Brewing Co., Domino’s Pizza, Gulf Pet and Car Wash, Monroe Auto Service, Leeds Restaurant and Lounge, Sunoco Fuel, Harbor Freight Tools, Capital Diner, McDonalds, Dollar General, Gilligan’s Bar and Grill, ABC East Lanes and Escape Rooms, Roadhouse Café, Schmidt’s Sausage Shop, Harbor House Crabs, Boulevard Pizza, Breski Beverage, Farmer’s Market Stand, Exxon Fuel, Taco Bells, Wendy’s, and the Turnpike Entrance.

High Pointe Commons- 4640 High Pointe Blvd.
Located 1.5 miles from the campground you will find stores like Target, JCPenney, Christmas Tree Shoppe, Famous Footwear, Petco, Game Stop, GNC, Sally Beauty, Hair Cuttery, Lane Bryant, Lee Nails, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Panera Bread, Five Guys, Chilis Bar and Grill, Teriyaki Madness, Tropical Smoothie, Subway, and Two Brother’s Pizza.

Giant Food Store- 450 East Main Street, Middletown (Heading in the direction of Lancaster)
7 miles from the campground. What you’ll pass on the way: Taco Bell, Wendy’s, several pizzerias, Rita’s Ice and Custard, Highspire Diner, Champion’s Sports Bar, 230 Café, Dollar General, Etnoyer’s R.V. World, Twin Kiss Soft Serve, Lin Garden, Sharp Shopper Groceries, Sheetz, United States Post Office, Hardee’s, Hop’s and Barley’s, Brownstone Café, Alfred’s Victorian, Kuppy’s Diner, Tattered Flag Brewery and Distillery, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Wine and Liquor Store, and a Dollar Tree.

The Point Shopping Mall- 4211 Union Deposit Road, Harrisburg (Heading north towards Route 81, on the east side of Route 83)
4 miles from the campground. In this shopping center is Giant Food Store, Giant Gas Station, Staples, Supercuts, Fine Wine and Spirits, Infinito’s Pizza Buffet, Burlington Clothing Store, Santander Bank, Burger King, Panera Bread, Dollar Tree, Rite Aid Pharmacy, and Citizen’s Bank. Across the street is Concentra Urgent Care, Dunkin Donut’s, Got Jerk Island Grill, PNC Bank, and Arby’s.

Union Square Shopping Center (Heading north towards Route 81, on the west side of Route 83)
4.5 miles from the campground. In this shopping center you will find, Weis Markets, Starbucks, GameStop, Gabe’s Discount Store, Salvation Army Thrift Store, Dollar Tree, Tandy Leather, Woodcraft of Harrisburg, OIP Orthopedic Injury Clinic, Joe K’s Brewhouse (Axe Throwing), Outback Steakhouse, Red Crab Seafood, Fulton Bank, McDonald’s, Sheetz, and Wendy’s. Across the street is Rita’s Ice and Custard, Waffle House, Dollar General, Price Right Groceries, Subway, HFC Pizza, Lahori Kabob and Grill, The Adventurer’s Gild: Games and Hobbies, Big Lots, Sally Beauty, and Lowe’s.

Nearby Fuel


These are the 2 closest fueling options from the camp ground:
1 mile north on Eisenhower Blvd-Sunoco Gas/Diesel 801 Eisenhower Blvd.
1 mile south on Eisenhower Blvd.-Exxon Gas/Diesel 835 So. Eisenhower Blvd.

Harrisburg City Highlights


The Pennsylvania State Capital building, Pennsylvania State Museum, Whitaker Science Center, Susquehanna Art Museum( and many smaller galleries around town), John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion Museum, Fort Hunter Museum and park, Senators baseball, numerous restaurants, pubs and nightlife downtown, Broad Street Market, Popcorn Hat Players children’s theatre and Gamut Shakespearean theatre, Horse and carriage rides, City Island Sports and Leisure complex.
Trails Capital area Greenbelt ( nearest entrance with parking from campground at the 5 Senses Garden just past intersection of Harrisburg St.(Rt 441) and Mall Rd.)
Appalachian Trail - www.appalachiantrail.org, the interactive map has great info on trail head parking.
Wildwood Lake Santuary and Nature Center - 100 Wildwood Way Harrisburg
Susquehanna River walk-a flat paved walkway from the downtown community of Shipoke to the northern end of the City.
City Island - Leisure and Sports Complex
Kayaking: The Swatara Creek in Dauphin County, The Yellow Breeches and the Conodoguinet in Cumberland County and the Susquehanna River.
Rentals: Susquehanna Outfitters, Cocoa Kayak Rentals of Hershey, Chiques Rock Outfitters


Distance Attraction Cost
15 min Walk along the beautiful Susquehanna River from Shipoke to Route 81. Free +
15 min Wildwood Lake Santuary Boardwalk Free +
15 min Olewine Nature Center Free +
15 min Italian Lake Free +
15 min Walk around City Island Free +
15 min Susquehanna Art Museum Free +
15 min Broad Street Market Free +
15 min Harrisburg State Capitol Free +
15 min City Island Free +
30 min Army Heritage Center Carlisle Free +
15 min Night Life downtown Free +
15 min Pa State Museum $5+ per person
25 min Williams Grove Speedway & Flea Market $5+ per person
35 min Lake Tobias $6+ per person
15 min City Island Mini Golf $7+ per person
10 min Pop Corn Hat Players/Gamut theater $8+ per person
15 min Civil War Museum $9+ per person
15 min Sentators Baseball $10+ per person
20 min Hershey Bears Hockey $12+ per person
15 min The Harrisburg Heat Soccer $15+ per person
10 min Whitaker Science Center $16+ per person
10 min Carriage Rides around downtown Harrisburg $20+
10 min Sunoco Performing Arts Theater $20+ per person
30 min RoundTop Ski & Outdoor Adventure Resort $29+ per person
30 min PA Renaissance Faire $32+ per person
35 min Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center, York $39+ per person
20 min Blue Mountain Kayaks $45 per day
10 min Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra - Harrisburg Forum $50+ per person
30 min Carlisle Events More Info
15 min HersheyPark $50+ per person
20 min Hershey Theater $75+ per person
5 min Roadhouse Café Bar & Grill at 1031 Eisenhower Blvd See Menu
5 min Brunch at the Sheraton Lindle Rd. Swatara See Menu
10 min Bricco See Menu
5 min Lancaster Brewing Company See Menu

The rest of this page is under construction. We will continue to add ideas for many fun activities in and near Harrisburg. Check back soon for updates.