Directions

Here Are Some Common Routes Into Central Pennsylvania

From the East

From the east, I-80 in PA, use Exit 24. Follow PA 26 South to U.S. 322 West bypass. Turn right onto the bypass then take the next exit: Penn State University Park/Research Park Exit.

  • To Nittany Lion Inn from the above exit, turn left at the light and follow Park Avenue to the Inn entrance, on the left near Business 322/North Atherton Street.
  • To Penn State Conference Center Hotel from the above exit, turn right at the light and follow Park Avenue directly to Penn State Conference Center Hotel in Research Park
  • To Toftrees Resort and Conference Center from Interstate 80: Take Exit 24 on I-80. Follow Route 26 past the Nittany Mall. On Rt. 26, at the 4th stop light past the mall, bear right on to the Rt. 322 West bypass. (Signs will say "Hospital and Philipsburg".) Follow Rt. 322 bypass (also known as the Mt. Nittany Expressway) to the Toftrees Exit.

From New York City (225+ miles)

Take the George Washington Bridge to I-80 West. See directions from I-80 above.

From Philadelphia (nearly 200 miles)

Take Philadelphia Schuykill Expressway to the Pennsylvania Turnpike West. Take Exit 19, Harrisburg East, and follow the signs for the next 15 miles to Route 322 West. (The actual route you will follow is I-283 North to I-81 West to 322/22 West). Take 322 West, past Lewistown, to State College. (Alternate route: take the Northeast Extension of the Turnpike to I-80. Follow the directions form I-80 above.)

To Toftrees Resort and Conference Center from Philadelphia: Rt. 76 (PA Turnpike) to Rt. 283 North, which becomes Rt. 83 North; follow to Rt. 81 West to Rt. 322 West. Take Rt. 322 bypass (Mt. Nittany Expressway) to Toftrees Exit.

From Harrisburg (80+ miles)

Follow the signs to Route 322/22 West. Take 322 West past Lewistown, to Boalsburg and State College.

  • To Nittany Lion Inn from above, take the 322 West bypass to the Penn State University Park/Research Park Exit. Turn left at the light and follow Park Avenue past campus and the stadium to the Nittany Lion Inn. The entrance will be on your left.
  • To Penn State Conference Center Hotel from above, take the 322 West bypass to the Penn State University Park/Research Park Exit. Turn right at the light and follow Park Avenue directly to Penn State Conference Center Hotel.
  • To Toftrees Resort and Conference Center from Harrisburg, take Rt. 322 West to Rt. 322 bypass (Mt. Nittany Expressway) to Toftrees Exit.
  • To Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship : Next to the Nittany Lion Inn is the Nittany Parking Deck; park here. Across the street from the Parking Deck on the corner of Park Avenue and South Allen is the Business Administration Building (BAB). Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship is located in 409-A Business Administration Building.

From the West

From the west , in PA take I-80 East to Exit 20 (Woodland) just east of Clearfield. Then take Route 322 East to State College.

  • To Nittany Lion Inn from above, stay on Business Route 322/North Atherton Street, past a variety of businesses. At the light at Park Avenue, turn left. The Inn is on your right.
  • To Penn State Conference Center Hotel from the above, take the 322 East bypass to the Penn State University Park/Research Park Exit. Turn left at the stop sign and follow Park Avenue directly to Penn State Conference Center Hotel.

Option One: From Pittsburgh , (125+ miles) follow Route 22 East to Duncansville. Then take Route 220/I-99 East bypassing downtown Altoona and Tyrone. After Port Matilda, take Route 322 East to State College.

  • To Nittany Lion Inn from above, stay on Business Route 322/North Atherton Street, past variety of businesses. At the light at Park Avenue turn left. The Inn is on your right.
  • To Penn State Conference Center Hotel from above, take the 322 East bypass to the Penn State University Park/Research Park Exit. Turn left at the stop sign and follow Park Avenue directly to Penn State Conference Center Hotel.
  • To Toftrees Resort and Conference Center from Pittsburgh: Rt. 22 East to Rt. 220 North (do not use Altoona Business District) to Rt. 322 East to State College. Take Rt. 322 bypass (Mt. Nittany Expressway) to Toftrees Exit.
  • To Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship : Next to the Nittany Lion Inn is the Nittany Parking Deck; park here. Across the street from the Parking Deck on the corner of Park Avenue and South Allen is the Business Administration Building. (BAB) Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship is located in 409-A Business Administration Building.

Option Two: From Pittsburgh , (125+ miles) Stay on Route 22 East to Water Street. Turn left and take Route 45 to Pine Grove Mills. At the flashing light, go straight onto Route 26 North (soon to be West College Avenue). At the intersection of Beaver Avenue and Business Route 322/Atherton Street, turn left.

  • To Nittany Lion Inn from above, turn right at the light at Park Avenue. The Inn entrance is immediately on your right.
  • To Penn State Conference Center Hotel from above, turn right at the light at Park Avenue. Follow Park Avenue past campus and the stadium to Penn State Conference Center Hotel.
  • To Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship : Next to the Nittany Lion Inn is the Nittany Parking Deck; park here. Across the street from the Parking Deck on the corner of Park Avenue and South Allen is the Business Administration Building (BAB). Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship is located in 409-A Business Administration Building.

From Washington , D.C. (nearly 200 miles)

Option One: Take route 270 to Fredrick, Route 70 to Breezewood, Route 30 East to Everett, and Route 26 North to State College.

Option Two: Follow Route 270 to Fredrick, Route 15 North to Harrisburg, then Route 322 West to State College.

Option Three: Take Route 270 to Fredrick, Route 70 to Breezewood, PA Turnpike 76 West to Bedford, and then I-99 to Bald Eagle, and take 220 past Port Matilda. Route 322 East will then take you to State College.

  • To Nittany Lion Inn & Penn State Conference Center Hotel , depending on the route:

Option One: Take final directions from Route 26 North, Pittsburgh option two.

Option Two: Take the final directions from Route 322 West from Harrisburg.

Option Three: Take the final directions from Route 322 East, Pittsburgh option one.

  • To Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Next to the Nittany Lion Inn is the Nittany Parking Deck; park here. Across the street from the Parking Deck on the corner of Park Avenue and South Allen is the Business Administration Building (BAB). Farrell Center for Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship is located in 409-A Business Administration Building.

The Nittany Lion Inn and Penn State Conference Center Hotel are located on opposite ends of Park Avenue in State College, PA.

See the contact information below for addresses and phone numbers for The Nittany Lion Inn, Toftrees Resort and Conference Center, and The Penn State Conference Center Hotel

By Plane

Daily flights include: U.S. Airways Express from Pittsburgh, Harrisburg*, and Philadelphia; United Express from Dulles in Washington, D.C.; and Northwest Airlink from Detroit. The University Park Airport is 10 minutes from the Penn State Conference Center Hotel and Nittany Lion Inn. Limousine and taxi service is available for all flights.

*Harrisburg International Airport is 90 minutes from State College.

For reservations and information:

U.S. Airways Express: 800-428-4322 or 814-355-0661
United Express: 800-241-6522 or 814-355-7861
Northwest Airlink: 800-225-2525 or 814-237-9731
University Park Airport: 814-865-5511
Harrisburg International Airport: 717-948-3900
Air Atlantic (charter airline): 814-364-1477

Private or charter aircraft may fly into University Park Airport. Phone
814-865-5511 to make arrangements. There are facilities for overnight
accommodations, fuel, and maintenance service.

By Bus

Fullington Trailways and Greyhound Lines connections are available to and from State College. CATA (local downtown service) is also available.

Fullington Trailways : 814-238-1100
Greyhound : 814-238-7971
CATA : 814-238-2528
Mansun Tours : 814-355-4128

By Train

State College is serviced by AMTRAK via stations in Harrisburg, Altoona, Lewistown, and Huntington.

Local Hotel Information:

Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
Penn State Research Park
215 Innovation Boulevard
State College, PA 16803
Telephone: 1-800-893-4602
Nittany Lion Inn
200 West Park Avenue
State College, PA 16803
Telephone: 1-800-233-7505
Toftrees Resort and Conference Center
One Country Club Lane
State College, PA 16803-2099
Telephone: 814-234-8000

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