There are certain sights that are iconic of Pennsylvanian life, whether it be because they are an important cultural spot, or simply because we’ve all seen them a million times. From gorgeous architecture, to natural wonders, to sports spots, and more, here are some images that you’ll definitely recognize if you’re from PA.
1. The famous Philadelphia bridge escapes few eyes.
How many times have you crossed the Benjamin Franklin Bridge?
2. And the skyline of Pennsylvania's biggest city.
Philadelphia has some remarkably beautiful buildings.
3. Skeletal remains of past Pennsylvania industry remain.
Bethlehem steel has been revitalized into a culture center for the Lehigh Valley; though the stacks still remain an important landmark. Remnants of the steel and coal industries abound across Pennsylvania.
4. The most beautiful baseball field in the country.
PNC Park Pittsburgh is a sight that won't be soon forgotten.
5. And of course, Pennsylvania's greatest symbol of national history and liberty.
The Liberty Bell itself, held in Philadelphia's Independence Hall. (Though you may also know that it was held in a church basement in Allentown for a time during the Revolutionary War.)
6. People from all over Pennsylvania would recognize this sight...
Sprawling cornfields take up so much of our state, and they're beautiful.
7. Centralia is our state's weirdest spot (or at least our most famous weird spot).
The heavily graffitied, broken and busted up streets haunt eastern Pennsylvania's consciousness... A massive fire in a coal mine underneath Centralia's streets has been burning since the 1960s.
8. The picturesque Lake Erie offers access to one of our nation's biggest lakes.
Presque Isle Park is a beautiful site for contemplation or recreation.
9. Covered bridges are a special Pennsylvania tradition and for many, the sight of them signal "home."
Here we have the Kurtz Mill Covered Bridge in Sunnyside, Lancaster.
10. Most of us have visited the Lion Shrine at some point.
Whether or not you actually attended Penn State University, the Nittany Lion is still a significant symbol of PA life. Maybe you've even sat atop the lion and had your picture taken.
11. The country's oldest brewery, nestled in Pottsville, is a sight for sore eyes.
What's your favorite beer? That's right, Yuengling.
12. Pennsylvania's Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful natural wonders in our state.
Pine Creek Gorge is a dramatic, striking vista.
13. And finally, Pennsylvania's state capitol is an example of beautifully unique architecture.
The capitol in Harrisburg is a sight that few Pennsylvanians would forget.