Whether it is chasing inspiration up a rugged mountaintop, searching for meaning in a painted masterpiece, or seeking out understanding on an historic battlefield, no matter where you go to find your artistic inspiration, look no further than Pennsylvania. From its majestic mountains to its magnificent museums, Pennsylvania offers the one of the most exciting creative environments in the country. Explore the outdoors in Pennsylvania to learn of Lake Erie's shores, Laurel Mountains' vistas, and the winding banks of the Susquehanna. Or if you prefer, take in the myriad of arts offerings throughout Pennsylvania: explore Pennsylvania's commitment to fine arts in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and every city in between. Maybe your imagination is piqued by wonders long gone. Well, there's plenty of history to explore in Pennsylvania. Discover how places like Gettysburg and Valley Forge helped shape the course of American history.
From the architectural wonders of HersheyTown (think Hershey's kisses) to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania simply overflows with sights and sounds that are simultaneously awe-inspiring, creatively stimulating and historically significant. A visit to the Dutch Country, for example, is great for shopping, but is also teeming with Civil War heritage, and a wonderful opportunity to try traditional Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. Close by, the Fulton Opera House in downtown Lancaster shines as a theater, not just for its fantastic stage productions, but also for the historical importance of the building whose history is as rich and layered as its striking architecture. Another must visit for fashion students is the King of Prussia Mall, which is the largest mall in the East.