Discover the best top things to do in Middletown, United States including Pennsylvania State Capitol, Indian Echo Caverns, Antique Automobile Club of America Museum, The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey, Conewago Recreation Trail, H. A. Hartman & Son Storage, Hershey Gardens, National Civil War Museum, Saturday's Market, TOYS ON THE SQUARE.
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Teddy Roosevelt declared that this Italian Renaissance-style building was the handsomest building I ever saw. Indeed, the State Capitol, with its vaulted dome and grand staircase and the murals and painted floors inside, is thing to behold.
Our family chose to tour the PA state capital (as well as other locations in the area) and found it to be very interesting as well as educational. The architecture is amazing and extremely well kept/maintained.
Security was right as expected but very polite and explained everything so the kids knew what was happening and why.
4.5 based on 704 reviews
Natural Splendor along the Swatara.Like many caverns in the Mid-Atlantic states, Indian Echo Caverns is a limestone cave. Cut through Beekmantown limestone, which is over 440 million years old, they were formed through the erosive properties of water. As time progressed, geological forces led to an "uplift" of the surrounding limestone, eventually allowing more and more water to flow through the formation. As the water flowed over the limestone, it began to create small crevices, these small crevices led to larger ones, and eventually, over a series of millions of years, it created the caverns as they are today.The temperature inside the caverns is 52 degrees year around.
We took our grandson to visit the caverns in December. Because they are underground, the temps remain at 50 degrees year round - it was warmer than the outdoor temps. The caverns are relatively small when compared to many of the more well known caves (Luray) but offer many of the same geological formations, narrow passageways, and an underground lake. Our guide was engaging and told many stories about the caverns. You can find discount admission coupons online. The gift shop offered many low cost options for kid souvenirs. Be aware that you walk down a distance into the caverns, and consequently, have a pretty steep climb (with steps) coming back up.
4.5 based on 687 reviews
Besides an extraordinary collection of old and unique cars, buses and motorcycles, there are exhibits on old diners, and gas stations. There a whole section on Tucker automobiles! Staff is mostly retired gentleman who volunteer their time. Extremely informative.
For children there are lots of hands on activities and a separated room with an extreme miniature railroad setup.
4 based on 169 reviews
Pennsylvania's first all-in-wine winery, craft brewery, and cidery - all in the same production center! Sample among more than 20 different wines and ciders, or enjoy a flight of our rotating seasonal craft brews! Enjoy live music and food each weekend, with a number of fun special events in between. For more detailed information and a calendar of events, visit our website.
We were here for a charity event which was a Farm to Table beer/wine pairing. We enjoyed the surroundings and their wine was great. They had live music outside as well. They have a great setup here with some beautiful grounds and easy access to the major highways.
4.5 based on 48 reviews
This trail is pleasant for kids, and popular with cyclists. The beginning point for us was Route 743. Parking along this road is a bit sketchy, because cars speed past. The trail itself is well-maintained and consists of finely crushed gravel, which is great for jogging, walking, and hybrid/mountain biking. As the spring where is on into summer, the trail only gets better. Recommended.
5 based on 3 reviews
H. A. Hartman & Son Storage is the oldest storage facility in the Harrisburg area! Our storage warehouse was built in 1901 by Highspire Whiskey to store 13,500 whiskey barrels. Prohibition forced the distillery to cease its operations and offer public storage by 1920. It was so popular that by 1924 they installed our Otis Elevator for Auto Storage! Visit for a free tour, today!
H. A. Hartman & Son Storage is the oldest storage facility in the Harrisburg Pa area. The tour took us through Wilson and Highspire Whiskey's history, included a ride on a vintage freight elevator, and more. We actually decided to rent a unit as they...MoreThank you for the kind review of our Historic Facility! We're pleased you enjoyed the tour and are proud to be at your service.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
Open year-round, Hershey Gardens' new Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory features an indoor, tropical Butterfly Atrium, where guests can experience hundreds of butterflies and tropical plants. Opened in 1937, the 23-acre outdoor garden features a renowned rose garden, magnificent theme gardens, colorful seasonal displays, and a whimsical Children's Garden.
Hershey Gardens are beautiful. I would recommend going in the summer to experience it and all of its beauty.
Lots of flowers and they also have a butterfly sanctuary indoors. It is gorgeous. There are butterflies everywhere.
The grounds are well spaced and cared for. I would recommend going here.
4.5 based on 864 reviews
The only museum in the United States to present a balanced, unbiased look at the Civil War.
It was a great 2hrs. The exhibits were thought provoking. The museum has 2 floors with an elevator. There’s a great view of the area from the museum. The gift shop has a good selection of items. I would definitely go there again.
4 based on 40 reviews
We enjoyed getting fresh meat, cheese and bologna sticks from Heagy's, which is gone. We used to enjoy the fresh Cajun sausages from Constine's, but they've changed ownership. You can get fresh fruits and veggies and and an array of prepared foods, subs etc... indoor flea market items as well as outdoor area as well. Great place for used books.
5 based on 28 reviews
I didn't think that stores like this existed anymore! From the outside, it looks like a regular storefront, but it is huge inside. All kinds of marvelous toys, from many countries are everywhere.
We came with our daughter, and 13 month old granddaughter, and all four of us were reluctant to leave after having spent 40 minutes there. In fact, the little one was ready to cry, and it was not like she had a run of the place, as she was strapped to her mother. My husband and I felt like we were in Fantasyland.
We made some purchases for all three grandchildren. These were all items we had never seen anywhere else.
This is such a unique and fascinating store. Very much worth a visit.
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