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State College, PA

About State CollegeThe Pennsylvania State University, founded as an agricultural college in 1855, is located in the fertile Nittany Valley of central Pennsylvania. The school, established to teach methods of soil conservation, became Pennsylvania State College in 1874. A community slowly grew up around the school, and it was incorporated as the Borough of State College in 1896. Today Penn State University offers undergraduate degrees in more than 160 programs and some 160 graduate degree programs. The commonwealth's largest university, Penn State has more than 99,000 students at 27 locations statewide, including more than 46,600 at the University Park campus in State College.

State College features mountain bike trails and opportunities for fly-fishing.

Visitor Centers Central Pennsylvania Convention & Visitors Bureau 800 E. Park Ave. State College, PA 16803. Phone:(814)231-1400 or (800)358-5466

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The Pennsylvania State University

The Arboretum at Penn State

The Berkey Creamery, Department of Food Science, College of Agricultural Sciences

Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum and Art Gallery

Frost Entomological Museum

Penn State All-Sports Museum

Penn State University Special Collections Library

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State College, PA

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1730 University Dr. State College, PA 16801

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1555 University Dr. State College, PA 16801

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Hyatt Place State College

219 W Beaver Ave. State College, PA 16801

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Best Western Plus University Park Inn & Suites

115 Premiere Dr. State College, PA 16801

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