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The State College Community

Like most Big Ten college towns, State College provides a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, movie theaters, and shopping establishments.

The University attracts a wide variety of high quality art and performance entertainment, and every July, State College hosts the nationally known Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.

The University maintains high quality physical fitness facilities, including two indoor pools and one outdoor pool, three weight rooms, two indoor running tracks and two golf courses. These facilities are available to all students for modest fees.

A full listing of visitor resources including attractions, venues, and accommodations available on Penn State's website.

State College also has a network of bicycle and walking paths. The region is located at the edge of the Appalachian mountain range, and presents many memorable hiking and mountain biking opportunities.

The Centre Daily Times, the local newspaper, includes the Centre Region Guide with detailed information on topics ranging from recycling, taxes, voter registration, sports and outdoors, and entertainment.