Having lived in Hershey PA for over 8 years, my family and I love to go back and visit a few times a year to visit our favorite places and attractions within the town, and sometimes we don’t even visit Hersheypark. Don’t get me wrong, we LOVE to go to the park, but when time is tight or the park is closed for the season there is still plenty of things to do in Hershey to make a visit worthwhile. I have complied a list of my Top 5 Things to do in Hershey PA.
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5 Things to do in Hershey PA
HersheyPark of course! Home to more than 70 rides–including 13 rollercoasters!– and attractions, including 25 kiddie rides and a water park, live daily entertainment, food and shopping, Hersheypark is all about family fun for everyone and every generation. And did you know that for just one price you can take advantage of Hersheypark, the Boardwalk at Hershey (Waterpark) and ZooAmerica!
ZooAmerica–Did you know that ZooAmerica is open year round and that it is free with the purchase of a Hersheypark ticket? Don’t feel like visiting the park? Then you can purchase a ticket just for ZooAmerica and visit the 11 acre zoo with more than 200 animals from five regions of North America, including the Southern Swamps, Northlands, Eastern Woodlands, Big Sky Country and the Great Southeast. The Zoo is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day or a fun way to spend a few hours together as a family.
Chocolate World–No visit to Hershey would be complete without a trip to Chocolate World. Make sure to take the free Chocolate World ride and have fun with the singing cows. In addition to the Chocolate World Ride you can also take part in the Chocolate Tasting Experience, Create Your Own Candy Bar or watch the 4D Chocolate Mystery Movie.
Chocolate World is a great place to grab a quick lunch or dinner before you head into the park, you can stock up on all your favorite Hershey products.
Hershey Gardens–do you enjoy flowers and nature? Then you need to head to the Hershey Gardens where something is always in bloom! This gorgeous, large garden is a treat for nature lovers and offers one of the best views of Hershey. There is a fun Children’s Garden that your kids are sure to enjoy and during the summer you can visit the Butterfly House, where you can get up close and personal with butterflies. The Hershey Gardens also has many seasonal programs available so there is sure to be something going on no matter what time of year you go.
Ride the Hershey Trolley–hands down my favorite attraction in Hershey. The Trolley ride leaves from Chocolate World and takes you on a tour of the highlights of the life of Milton Hershey–and at each stop you get a piece of candy! This tour is very informative and kids love to be able to ride the trolley–and many a baby has been lulled to sleep by the rocking of the trolley.
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