State College is located in the state of Pennsylvania and a borough or town in Centre County. It sits in the Nittany Valley that is located between Bald Eagle Mountain on the northwestern side and by the Tussey Mountain on the southeastern side, which is near Pennsylvania’s geographic center. The area was first settled in 1859 and was named for the Pennsylvania State College, or the Pennsylvania State University art present, which was then established in 1855. The campus’ Old Main building was a renowned American mural. The Land Great Mural by Henry Varnum Poor. The town is classified as a service center for the University, along the University Park, and has a high technology industry present and is also considered as the shipping point for the surrounding farmlands that produce oats and pigs. The medium-sized borough of State College has 16 constituent neighborhoods and a population of 42,352 people, making it the 15th largest community in Pennsylvania. The city is demographically, culturally, and economically dominated by the presence of the Pennsylvania State University which has led to an amazing variety of affordable neighborhoods, restaurants, bars, and shops that serve the area’s interesting mix of students, professionals, and families. State College is affectionally known as “Happy Valley,” and locals hold regular celebrations and events such as the Central PA 4th Fest, Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts, and the Blue and White Weekend— all of which draw more than 100, 000 visitors to State College. The city also has more designers, artists, and medica creatives than 90% of America’s communities, which in turn has helped shape the colorful character of State College. Whether you permanently live in the area or visiting for the weekend, you’ll never run out of things to do. Some notable local attractions are the Shaver's Creek Environmental Center, Frost Entomological Museum, Altoona Railroaders Memorial Museum, Penn's Cave, Matson Museum of Anthropology, Palmer Museum of Art, and the Arboretum at Penn State. No matter how many times to come to State College, there’s always something new to discover.
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