The state's capital, Harrisburg is located along the Susquehanna River, in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. With a population of just over 50,000, Harrisburg has a small town feel, however, the Capital Complex reflects an architectural design reminiscent of Vatican City's St. Peter's Basilica.
Harrisburg maintains a friendly, hometown atmosphere, though a city life does exist within its borders. Downtown embraces local art and theater groups, and walking tours are available through the Capital Complex. Jazz and other music concerts and festivals are prevalent through the summer months and the symphony has a year-long schedule.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania, appropriately located in the capital, has exhibits depicting the evolution of life in Pennsylvania from the beginning of time to the present.
Harrisburg is accessible through I-78 from the north, and I-81 from the south.