Tour Historic Battlefields near Our Carlisle Hotel
Conveniently located off I-81 near the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the Country Inn & Suites, Carlisle, PA is the ideal home base for visiting attractions like the Pennsylvania State Capitol and the Carlisle Fairgrounds. History buffs won’t want to miss Gettysburg National Military Park or the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center. Tour historic battlegrounds and see army artifacts on display. Then, indulge your sweet tooth with a trip to the Lindt Chocolate Factory Outlet and Hershey’s Chocolate World. You can also find many family-friendly things to do at Hersheypark. For an educational experience, head to Amish Country, where you can immerse yourself in rich culture, handmade crafts and delicious food.
- Hersheypark (39.3 miles)
From roller coasters and water rides to live performances and delicious food, Hersheypark offers a fun-filled day for everyone.
Phone: +1 (717) 534-3900
- Dutch Wonderland (64.6 miles)
At Dutch Wonderland, the littlest ones rule the day. Take a spin on dozens of fun rides like Kingdom Coaster and Merlin’s Mayhem, watch a high-diving show at the Aqua Stadium, and make a splash at Duke’s Lagoon.
Phone: +1 (866) 386-2839
- Lindt Chocolate Factory Outlet (1.6 miles)
Enter chocolate heaven to get your fill of truffles, bars and thousands of sugary treats at one of only two Lindt outlets in the country. Savor a free sample as you pick out sweet gifts for loved ones!
Phone: +1 (717) 218-8158
- Carlisle Fairgrounds (5.2 miles)
Feel the horsepower at the Ford Nationals, hosted annually at the Carlisle Fairgrounds. Need more speed? The facility is home to year-round auto events, swap meets and car clubs.
Phone: +1 (717) 243-7855
- Carlisle Sports Emporium (9.5 miles)
Boasting the largest arcade in the area, Carlisle Sports Emporium is a great place for family fun. Team up for a game of laser tag, go head-to-head on the go-kart track, and putt your way to victory on the mini golf course.
Phone: +1 (717) 258-4741
- Roundtop Mountain Resort (20.8 miles)
Enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the winter and paintball, waterslides and zip-line tours in the summer at this year-round entertainment facility.
Phone: +1 (717) 432-9631
- Hershey’s Chocolate World (40.9 miles)
Follow a cocoa bean on its journey to becoming delicious Hershey's chocolate at this interactive museum. After your tour, create your own chocolate bar or enjoy an animated film in the 4-D theater.
Phone: +1 (717) 534-4900
Museums and Historic Sites:
- U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (6.6 miles)
You can hike along the Army Heritage Trail to see Civil War cabins, a World War I trench, and a variety of armored vehicles and military aircraft. Indoors, you’ll find an extensive collection of army artifacts, including photographs and personal belongings.
Phone: +1 (717) 245-3972
- Pennsylvania State Capitol (24.7 miles)
Also known as a “palace of art,” this National Historic Landmark boasts an impressive collection of murals, stained-glass windows and sculptures. Check out the massive memorial fountain, which puts on a spectacular show.
Phone: +1 (800) 868-7672
- Gettysburg National Military Park (34.1 miles)
Known as the site of Abraham Lincoln’s historic speech, Gettysburg features a beautiful park and thousands of Civil War artifacts. Plan a visit during one of the living history battle reenactments, which take place each weekend from April to October.
Phone: +1 (717) 334-1124
- Lancaster County's Amish Country (62.4 miles)
Take a horse-and-buggy ride or tour a working farm when you visit Amish Country.
Phone: +1 (800) 723-8824 or +1 (717) 299-8901
- Dickinson College (2.6 miles)
Founded by Benjamin Rush, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, this private liberal arts college has provided a top-notch education for centuries. See if you can spot the college’s famous mermaid during your campus visit.
Phone: +1 (800) 644-1773
- U.S. Army War College (5.4 miles)
Part of the Revolutionary War-era Carlisle Barracks, this institution helps produce the military and civilian leaders of tomorrow.
Phone: +1 (717) 245-3131