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Pennsylvania has a lot of so-called tourist traps, which might sound like a bad thing, but it’s actually a good thing because it means the Mitten has a lot of spots that attract tourism. My favorite “tourist trap” is probably anything that displays the fall colors, because I love the autumn foliage.

So, what’s the biggest tourist trap in all of Pennsylvania? The crew at BestLifeOnline.com has put together a list of the biggest tourist traps in each state. In the article, they state, “There are places all over the world that are considered tourist traps, or places where tourists are lured in with the expectation of something great. Sometimes, these attractions can exploit travelers with overpriced goods or services, but other times, they can really live up to the hype. Either way, it’s always good to be aware of what popular and frequently visited locations are considered tourist traps that won’t have much to offer before you travel there.”

So, what’s the biggest tourist trap in Pennsylvania? It’s a place called “Haines Shoe House.” Of the destination, the publication states, “Remember the story about the little old lady who lived in a shoe? So, someone actually built a shoe-shaped house in York, Pennsylvania, and you can go inside it. Haines Shoe House is five levels and can be toured from spring through October. The couple that currently owns the house even does the tours. Even if the house doesn’t impress you, at least there is ice cream for sale.”

As for other states, in Ohio, the biggest tourist trap is the BibleWalk Wax Museum. In Indiana, it’s The World’s Largest Paint Ball, and in Illinois, it’s Super Museum. I haven’t been to any of these tourist destinations, so maybe I should get them on my to-visit list. Find the full list for each state here.

Pennsylvania: These Are the Highest Paying Jobs in the State

  • 15. Orthopedists

    The average salary for a orthopedist is $186,170 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 9 salaries reported, updated at October 11, 2022.

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    Orthopedist: Medical Definition, Expertise & Specialties

    An orthopedist is also known as an orthopedic surgeon. This specialist helps people get relief from pain and mobility problems due to musculoskeletal issues. This group of disorders can affect your: Orthopedic surgeons diagnose and treat a broad range of conditions, including: Rheumatologists and orthopedists both specialize in diseases affecting your musculoskeletal system.

  • 14. Orthodontists

    The average salary for a orthodontist is $1,147 per day in Pennsylvania. 45 salaries reported, updated at October 13, 2022.

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    What Is Orthodontics?

    Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing and treating "bad bites" ( malocclusion). Common orthodontic treatments include braces, clear aligners and retainers. The way your teeth fit together has a significant impact on your oral health.

  • 13. Telemedicine physicians

    The average salary for a telemedicine physician is $83.90 per hour in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 4 salaries reported, updated at July 22, 2022.

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  • 12. Urgent care physicians

    The average salary for a urgent care physician is $167,692 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 1.2k salaries reported, updated at October 14, 2022.

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    What is Urgent Care Medicine?

    Because urgent care practitioners are on the "front lines" of medicine, they need to be proficient in evaluating and caring for - at least initially - any patient who walks into an urgent care medicine center or urgent care clinic.

  • 11. Obstetricians and gynecologists

    The average salary for a obstetrics and gynecology physician is $125,230 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 29 salaries reported, updated at September 21, 2022.

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    Definition of an Obstetrician and Gynecologist

    Definition of an Obstetrician and Gynecologist Obstetricians and gynecologists are physicians who, by virtue of satisfactory completion of an accredited program of graduate medical education, possess special knowledge, skills and professional capability in the medical and surgical care of women related to pregnancy and disorders of the female reproductive system.

  • 10. Neurologists

    The average salary for a neurologist is $189,828 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 14 salaries reported, updated at October 9, 2022.

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    What Is a Neurologist? What They Do & When to See One

    A neurologist is a medical doctor who diagnoses, treats and manages disorders of the brain and nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves). A neurologist knows the anatomy, function and conditions that affect your nerves and nervous system. Your nervous system is your body's command center.

  • 9. Oral surgeons

    The average salary for a surgeon is $194,344 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 2.4k salaries reported, updated at October 14, 2022.

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    Oral Surgery: Procedures, Types & Definition

    Oral surgery is a broad term for any operation performed on your teeth, gums, jaw or surrounding oral and facial structures. It includes a wide range of procedures, including teeth extractions, dental bone grafts, periodontal (gum) grafts and corrective jaw surgery. You could need oral surgery for a number of reasons.

  • 8. Pediatric hospitalists

    The average salary for a pediatric hospitalist is $127,792 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 5 salaries reported, updated at October 9, 2022.

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    What is a Pediatric Hospitalist?

    If your child has an illness or injury requiring hospitalization, he or she may be cared for by a pediatric hospitalist. Pediatric hospitalists are pediatricians who work primarily in hospitals. They care for children in many hospital areas, including the pediatric ward, labor and delivery, the newborn nursery, the emergency department, the neonatal intensive care unit, and the pediatric intensive care unit.

  • 7. Psychiatrists

    The average salary for a psychiatrist is $240,324 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 225 salaries reported, updated at October 14, 2022.

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    What Is A Psychiatrist? What They Do and When to See One

    A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who's an expert in the field of psychiatry - the branch of medicine focused on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders. Psychiatrists assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological conditions. They can diagnose and treat these conditions.

  • 6. Physicians (except pediatrics)

    The average salary for a physician is $194,168 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 60 salaries reported, updated at October 14, 2022.

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    Western Medicine: Explained & Examples

    Western medicine is the traditional healthcare you receive in the United States. It's the care you receive when you go to a doctor's office, medical clinic, hospital or urgent care. This type of medical care uses techniques based on scientific evidence. Healthcare providers rely on proven methods to diagnose and treat conditions and improve your overall health.

  • 5. Periodontists

    The average salary for a periodontist is $224,548 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 4 salaries reported, updated at July 11, 2022.

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    What is a Periodontist? Definition & Types of Periodontics

    Periodontics is a dental specialty. The word "periodontics" comes from two Greek words: "peri," which means "around" and "odont," which means"tooth." So, the field of periodontics treats conditions that affect the tissues "around your teeth," such as bone loss, gum recession and periodontal (gum) disease.

  • 4. Surgeons (except ophthalmologists)

    The average salary for a surgeon is $194,344 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 2.4k salaries reported, updated at October 14, 2022.

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    Definition of SURGEON

    These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'surgeon.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

  • 3. Gastroenterologist

    The average salary for a gastroenterologist is $207,636 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 8 salaries reported, updated at August 30, 2022.

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    What is a Gastroenterologist? - American College of Gastroenterology

    A Gastroenterologist is a physician with dedicated training management of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract and liver. Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon and rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver.

  • 2. Cardiology physicians

    The average salary for a cardiology physician is $266,751 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 15 salaries reported, updated at October 5, 2022.

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    What Is a Cardiologist? What They Do and When to See One

    A cardiologist is a doctor who's an expert in heart and blood vessel diseases. They can treat heart diseases and help keep you from getting heart diseases. After completing four years of medical school, cardiologists spend three years learning general internal medicine as a resident, plus at least three more years of specialized training after that.

  • 1. Anesthesiologists

    The average salary for a anesthesiologist is $240,824 per year in Pennsylvania. That’s from data consisting of 33 salaries reported, updated at October 11, 2022.

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    What Is an Anesthesiologist? | Hospital for Special Surgery

    What is an anesthesiologist? What training is involved? An anesthesiologist is a doctor (MD or DO) who practices anesthesia. Anesthesiologists are physicians specializing in perioperative care, developing anesthetic plans, and the administration of anesthetics. He or she has finished college, then medical school (four years), then an internship (one year) followed by a residency in anesthesia (three years).

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    This list is via Indeed.com.

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