The Keystone state entices visitors with a rich mix of history, culture and natural beauty. Here you can honor the sacrifices of those who died in the Civil War at Gettysburg, or of the modern day heroes whose plane crashed near the tiny town of Shanksville on 9/11. But Pennsylvania offers more than poignant monuments to the past. Each year lighthearted fun takes over the town of Punxatawny as Phil, the word’s most famous groundhog, demonstrates his meteorological prowess. World-class amenities line the bustling streets of Philadelphia while small town charm fairly oozes from the tiny, mountain village of Jim Thorpe - named by National Geographic as one of the 50 best places to live and play in the United States. Sports fans can cheer for Pennsylvania’s major league hockey, football and basketball teams at 3 River Stadium in Pittsburgh or the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Pennsylvania has a long and storied history as a home for medical mavericks and pioneers. The University of Pennsylvania is home to the nation’s first medical school, founded in 1765. The nation’s first hospital, the Pennsylvania Hospital, founded by Benjamin Franklin and Dr. Thomas Bond, traces its origins as far back as 1751.