Pennsylvania, the thirty-third largest state, is in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The Appalachian Mountains run right through the middle of the state. The capital of the state is Harrisburg, and the largest city is Philadelphia.
Pennsylvania was one of the 13 original states of the US and it was the second state (after Delaware) to ratify the Constitution of the United States. In fact, the United States Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were drafted in Philadelphia, in the building now known as Independence Hall.
If you are planning on visiting Pennsylvania, you won’t get bored. There is a lot to see in this state! It is bordered by Delaware in the southeast, by Maryland in the south, West Virginia in the southwest, Ohio in the west, by New York in the north, by New Jersey in the east and by the Canadian province of Ontario in the northwest. Lake Erie serves as a natural border between Pennsylvania and Canada, too.
It is home to the first national zoo, the Philadelphia Zoo. It hosts several of the best museums of the country, such as the Carnegie Museums in Pittsburg, the Houdini Museum in Scranton and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. In fact, the museum in Scranton is the only building in the world devoted to the great magician Harry Houdini. The National Aviary, located in Pittsburg, is also a great attraction for visitors from all over the country.
Pennsylvania also offers numerous amusement parks, such as Camel Beach, Dutch World, Conneaut Lake Park, DelGrosso Amusement Park, and many others. The largest indoor water park on the East Coast, Splash Lagoon, is also situated here, in the city of Erie.
The music festivals, held in Pennsylvania, include the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Creation Festival, the Great Allentown Fair and Purple Door, amongst many others.
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