Historic and fun things to do in Carlisle

The Country Inn & Suites, Carlisle, PA is the ideal home base for exploring all that our historic town and the Cumberland Valley have to offer. Easy access to I-81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike make day trips to Hersheypark and Hershey’s Chocolate World a joy for families. Fans of history can walk in the footsteps of military heroes when they visit Gettysburg National Military Park or the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center. For an educational experience, head to Amish Country, where you can immerse yourself in rich culture, handmade crafts, and delicious food.

If you prefer to stay in town, you can take a tour of Dickinson College to spot their famous mermaid. Car fans can take advantage of the numerous car shows held throughout the year at nearby Carlisle Fairgrounds. And after a day of adventure at Roundtop Mountain Resort, you can wind down by swimming a few laps in our indoor pool before relaxing in a room or suite and using the free Wi-Fi to map out tomorrow’s adventures.

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Roundtop Mountain Resort

16.74 mi / 26.93 km from the hotel
Enjoy skiing or snowboarding in the winter and paintball, waterslides, and zip-line tours in the summer at this year-round entertainment facility.

Carlisle Fairgrounds

3.23 mi / 5.2 km from the hotel
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.

Carlisle Sports Emporium

5.91 mi / 9.52 km from the hotel
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.

Dickinson College

2.04 mi / 3.28 km from the hotel
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.

Dutch Wonderland

54.43 mi / 87.59 km from the hotel
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.

Gettysburg National Military Park

25.86 mi / 41.62 km from the hotel
Relive history at the site of the largest battle waged during the American Civil War. Tour the battlefield, learn about the site's history at the museum, or join a dynamic walking tour through a re-created town.
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