Above: Philadelphia is the largest city in Pennsylvania, with a resident population of more than 1.5 million.
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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. Pennsylvania was the first US state to put its website on state license plates.
10. 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.
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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