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Above: Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania,

with a resident population of more than 1.5 million.

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Pennsylvania Facts

1. The official state flower of Pennsylvania is the Mountain Laurel.

2. The official state tree of Pennsylvania is the Hemlock.

3. The official state bird of Pennsylvania is the Roughed Grouse.

4. Pennsylvania is home to 119 State Parks. 

5. The state of Pennsylvania is divided into eight geographical regions: Northwest, North Central, Northeast, Southeast, South Central, Central, Southwest, and Pittsburgh.

7. The five largest cities in Pennsylvania (by population size) are Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Allentown, Erie and Scranton, in that order.

8. Pennsylvania has 27 private universities.

9. More Pennsylvania Facts: The state was once occupied by a Native American tribe called Mingo.

Above: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  

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Five Truly Unique Pennsylvania Tourist Attractions

1. Insectarium in Philadelphia features a cockroach petting zoo and a model kitchen infested with these critters.

2. The Crayola Factory and Crayon Hall of Fame in Easton offers a hands-on interactive experience.

3. Lost River Caverns in Hellertown is a natural Limestone cavern with five explorable chambers.

4. Indian Echo Caverns in Hummelstown is a must-see for Pennsylvania tourists. 

5. Clyde Peeling's Reptiland in Allenwood features live alligators, giant lizards, and poisonous snakes.

Below: Downtown Reading.


Pennsylvania Universities

Alvernia University, Reading

Arcadia University, Cheltenham Township

Carlow University, Pittsburgh

Carnegie Mellon University,Pittsburgh

Drexel University, Philadelphia

Duquesne University, Pittsburgh

Eastern University, Radnor Township

Gannon University, Erie

Holy Family University,Philadelphia

Immaculata University, East Whitehead Township

La Salle University, Philadelphia

Lehigh University, Bethlehem

Marywood University, Dunmore

Misericordia University, Dallas Township

Neumann University, Aston Township

Philadelphia University, Philadelphia

Robert Morris University, Moon Township

Saint Francis University, Loretto

Saint Joseph's University, Philadelphia

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

University of Scranton, Scranton

University of the Sciences, Philadelphia

Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia

Villanova University, Radnor Township

Waynesburg University, Waynesburg

Widener University, Chester

Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre

Below: University of Pennsylvania.


Below: A farm at Schuylkill in Autumn.


Above: The homey town of Danville.


Above: The charming town of Lancaster.

Above: Elfreth's Alley, a quaint row of Amish homes in Lancaster.

Above: The Steel Stacks at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.


Above: Boxcars are beautiful in Philadelphia.


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