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Location Reports Central Pennsylvania


the links including a four-and-a-half-star- rated PGA championship golf course.


In addition, Penn State University’s Bryce Jordan Center is able to hold more than 360 trade show exhibits.


The Ramada Conference Center has 285 guestrooms and 25,000 square feet of meeting space, which includes a spa- cious amphitheatre.


The Carnegie House, a four-star boutique hotel, will open ESSpa this summer; Penn State’s Stone Valley Vertical Adventures offers one of the largest team building courses on the East Coast. The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle is perfect for small board retreats.


Things to Do


State College, home to Penn State’s Nittany Lions, is among the top college and adventure towns in the nation.


Visit Bellefonte, "Central Pennsylvania's Victorian Secret." Located 10 miles from Penn State University, it is named after the natural spring located in the center of town. The town was established in 1795 and is home to many examples of Victorian architecture.


Boalsburg, the birthplace of Memorial Day, is home to the Pennsylvania Military Museum, Columbus Chapel and the Boal Mansion.


Outdoor enthusiasts can explore Penn's Cave by boat or go mountain biking or fly fishing. Another option is to visit the new Nature Inn at Bald Eagle State Park, or climb Mount Nittany for spectacular views.


York County, PA www.yorkpa.org


York County is located in the center of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country Roads Region, just a short drive to and from many popular destinations such as Lancaster’s Amish Country, Gettysburg’s Battlefields and Hershey’s Chocolate World. York offers a convenient central


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location that makes it ideal as a gateway to the region.


What’s New


The “Factory Tour Capital of the World,” York County is home to over 20 factory tours that include everything from the handcrafting of violins to the making of warm, fresh potato chips. There is some- thing to appeal to everyone here.


York County is home to several new tours being offered to groups and individuals in 2011, including:


Modern Landfill and Recycling, which offers a behind-the-scenes look into a state-of-the-art solid waste management facility.


At York County Resource Recovery, visi- tors can discover how garbage is turned into “green” power, and watch as “trash- to-steam” produces electricity.


The Sunrise Soap Company produces a variety of skin-healthy products. Production varies by day, and tours may include the observation soaps, lotions, lip balms, body scrubs and more being made.


Watch hand-dipped ice cream being made with the finest ingredients at Sweet Willows Creamery, offering more than 25 flavors to satisfy every appetite.


Opening its doors in spring 2011, The Turkey Hill Experience invites visitors to see the process of creating the compa- ny’s delicious and famous ice cream, iced tea, fruit drinks and more.


Places to Meet


When it comes to putting together a meeting, convention or event, York offers convenience, value and a variety of flexi- ble facilities.


From the York Expo Center's 120-acre gated complex to five full-service proper- ties, seven limited-service properties and four unique venues, planners will find a variety of options available to accommo- date their events.


The York Expo Center offers convenient access and on site parking for 5,000 vehicles. Its Toyota Arena is great for trade shows, consumer shows, ban- quets, concerts, sporting events and more. Offering a seating capacity of 5,500, it houses a clear span exhibit space of 74,000 square feet.


The expo center also is home to Memorial Hall East, a 28,000-square foot facility with three optional breakout rooms. Memorial Hall West houses an addition 29,000-square feet, with more spaces on site that include Heritage Hall, a banquet center, Horticultural Hall, and an old main hall that can be partitioned into two rooms.


With over 11,000 square feet of event space and over 100 guest rooms, Heritage Hills can accommodate groups as large as 500. The resort’s numerous amenities include two on site restaurants and bars, a salon and day spa, an 18- hole golf course plus a driving range. What's more, Heritage Hills offers a sce- nic campus that ensures attendees will enjoy their stay. Hotel accommodations include an array of room styles, such as a Master's Suite, Business Suites, Whirlpool Leisure Rooms and Hospitality Suites.


The Yorktowne Hotel is a prominent land- mark that reflects the history of the roar- ing ‘20s. Built in 1925, the hotel is locat- ed in the heart of downtown York’s his- toric neighborhood. In addition to 20-foot high ceilings, ornate chandeliers and wood paneling, the property offers 121 spacious rooms, free wireless high speed Internet access, valet parking, two restaurants, a complimentary fitness cen- ter, a complimentary business center, as well as meeting and banquet space.


Things to Do


The Factory Tour Capital of the World, York County offers over numerous free factory tours, including the five new addi- tions for 2011.


Two distinct PA Civil War Trails have been developed in a partnership with the Pennsylvania Tourism Office, PA


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