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The scenic and historic capital of PA, formerly known for a high crime rate, but recently experiencing a cultural renaissance, particularly in Midtown, home of Book Row and the Midtown Theater, as well as the Historic District and Cheap Date jazz Tuesdays.

The Capitol District, Shipoke District, and Midtown offer some of PA's finest architecture. The Capitol building is worth a trip from anywhere; it is a fine example of neoclassical stylism combined with Baroque and renaissance revival elements.

Downtown looks like a miniature version of Chicago or Philly, with an impressive skyline for only having 50,000 residents. Harrisburg features fine dining, good and diverse bars, casual restaurants, three hookah bars, and a beautiful river walk.

City Island, Harrisburg's Navy Pier, is the "Playground for the Whole Family" while the cities host of museums and festivals will keep a visitor of any taste busy.

The biggest little metropolis in the US.
Mayor of an up-and-coming town, somewhere outside of Central PA: "Welcome to our fair city. We are currently growing and improving, so many people have referred to us as another Harrisburg, PA."
by Jay Matthews December 09, 2006
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A city bunch of wanna bes pretending like we're some kind of bad ass city. Our city is small, all the streets are confusing and go in a circle, yet white people always lock their car doors as soon as they hit the city. Maybe because they know that they are going to end up going in circles and some "thugs" may see them twice and try to rob them, or maybe its because they think that's something to do in every city. The "thugs" of the area would get their cute asses kicked by thugs of a REAL city. The only thing "big" about the city is the area surronding it.
"Thug": "Yo, let's go get some pussy in da burg(Harrisburg, PA)!"
Random "Passer-by: You are retarded."
by chrispykrem December 14, 2010

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