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Carlisle (Pennsylvania)

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Carlisle is a city in Pennsylvania. It is the seat of Cumberland County, and is home of Dickinson College[1]. It is located in the Harrisburg area.

Get in[edit]

There are no major public transportation links to Carlisle. The Greyhound bus stop closed sometime after 2000, and there has not been a train station in the city for many years. The closest public transportation is in Harrisburg. The Pennsylvania Turnpike (I-76) and I-81 pass through Carlisle.

Get around[edit]

Capital Area Transit [2] Bus Route C [3] services Carlisle. Most of downtown is very walkable, notably Hanover, High, and West Pomfret Streets.

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The two main streets in Carlisle are Hanover and High Streets. These streets intersect in the middle of town, creating a nice square by the courthouse. Most of the buildings of interest in Carlisle are located along one of these two streets.

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The Carlisle Theatre[4] on High Street has regular movies and performances

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There is only one first-run bookstore in the entire city, the Whistlestop Bookshop on High Street.

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Amy's Thai Cuisine - on High Street

Miseno's Ristorante and Pizzeria - on W High Street

California Café - on W Pomfret Street

Mt. Fuji - really good sushi and for reasonable prices. Ask for the Mt. Fuji (Not on the menu). Located on 149 N Hanover Street.

Euroburger - Bosnian cuisine. Located on 51 S Orange Street.

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  • Hotel Carlisle and Embers Convention Center, 1700 Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA 17013, 1-(800) 692-7315, [5]. Has 267 guest rooms and suites with special business class rooms. Accommodations include heated indoor pool, saunas, hot tub, fitness center, game room, 24-hour business center, and high-speed internet access. Special onsite features of Embers restaurant and "Shooters" billiards room.
  • Ramada Limited Carlisle, 1252 Harrisburg Pike, I-81 Exit 52, Carlisle, Pa - 17013, 717-243-8585, [6].  edit
  • Residence Inn by Marriott – Carlisle (Carlisle, PA Hotel), 1 Hampton Court Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013 (Exit 226 off Turnpike and Exit 52 off I 81.), 717-610-9050, [7]. checkin: 3pm; checkout: 11am. Award Winning Hotel 2 years running  edit
  • Hampton Inn – Carlisle (Carlisle, PA Hotel), 1164 Harrisburg Pike Carlisle, Pennsylvania 17013, 717-240-0200, [8].  edit
  • Sleep Inn, 5 East Garland Drive, 5 East Garland Drive, [9]. The Sleep Inn® hotel is located directly off Interstate 81, less than one mile from downtown Carlisle, the U.S. Army War College and Dickinson College. This Carlisle hotel is minutes from the Carlisle Fairgrounds, Pine Grove Furnace State Park and Williams Grove Speedway.  edit


Get out[edit]

Routes through Carlisle
PittsburghBreezewood  W noframenoframe E  MechanicsburgHarrisburg
Wilkes-BarreHarrisburg  N noframe S  ChambersburgHagerstown



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