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Things to Do in Pennsylvania

Separated by the Appalachian Mountains, discover Pittsburgh with the Andy Warhol Museum, Carnegie’s museum of Art and natural history, plus nearby Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece. Across the state, find Philadelphia with attractions: Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and the art museum. Things to do include Lake Erie’s beaches, Lehigh Valley with Valley Forge, Brandywine with DuPont’s gardens and art, chocolates and amusements in Hershey, Gettysburg’s historic battlefields and the Amish south of the capital, Harrisburg. Rural areas showcase forests, covered bridges and antique shops. Restaurants vary from world cuisine to hot dogs at Pirates and Phillies baseball games. Stay in hotels, resorts, inns and B&Bs.
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Antique Auto Museum at Hershey

161 Museum Drive
Hershey, Pennsylvania
717-566-7100
The Antique Auto Museum displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses and motorcycles in unique scenes and settings. Visitors are transported through eight decades from the early 1900s through the 1970s, while traveling from New York to San Francisco.

With more than 70,000-square feet of space, it is one of the nation's largest automotive museums, having the ability to display approx. 100 vehicles throughout three levels.
Hours & Admission
Daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission.

ChocolateTown Square

Cocoa Avenue and Chocolate Avenue
Hershey, Pennsylvania
717-298-2200
A community park, it offers performances throughout the summer. These can include puppetry, circus acts - juggling and acrobatics, music - songs and musical instruments, storytelling and street theater. In the event of inclement weather, all performances will take place at The Hershey Story, 111 West Chocolate Avenue.
Hours & Admission
Park: Daily dawn to dusk. Programs: mid-June to early August, Wednesday 12:00 noon. Free.

Hershey Gardens

170 Hotel Road
Hershey, Pennsylvania
717-534-3492
A 3.5-acre rose garden planted for Milton Hershey in 1937 grew to become this 23-acre botanical garden in less than six years.

Designed in various themes, today the garden showcases:

• a memorial garden in honor of those who have served in the military

• the original garden now with 275 varieties of roses...
Hours & Admission
Gardens: January and February, Friday to Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., March, November and December, daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., April to late May and early September to October, daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., late May to early September, daily 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Butterfly house: late May to late September. Closed major holidays. Admission.

Hershey Theatre

15 East Caracas Avenue
Hershey, Pennsylvania
717-534-3405
The Hershey Theatre has established itself as the area's premiere performing arts center. It presents touring Broadway shows, classical music and dance performances and world-renowned entertainers.

Built by Milton S. Hershey between 1929 and 1933, the historic theater is an architectural wonder from its grand lobby to bas-relief artwork to the floating stars and cloud ceiling. A walking tour highlights the building from top to bottom and from the front to the back of...
Hours & Admission
Box office: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission.

Hershey Trolley Works

251 Park Blvd.
Hershey, Pennsylvania
717-533-3000
Trolley conductors provide a historical, song-filled journey through Hershey. Along this entertaining ride, visitors may see such sights as the Homestead, where Milton S. Hershey was born, the Milton Hershey School, and The Hotel Hershey. A number of different tours are offered throughout the year. Stops can include Founder's Hall, focal point of the Hershey's legacy or the grand lobby of Hershey Theatre or actors relating information about Mr. Hershey or a Christmas holiday tour, complete with caroling and a visit from Santa.
Hours & Admission
January to mid-March and December, daily 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., mid-March to late May and September to October, daily 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., late May to August, daily 9:45 a.m. to 7:45 p.m. November 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Extended hours during select weekends, summer, fall and holiday periods. Closed December 25. Admission.

Hershey's Chocolate World

251 Park Blvd.
Hershey, Pennsylvania
717-534-4900
The official visitors center of The Hershey Company, Chocolate World opened in 1973 in response to the high demand for tours of the chocolate factory. Hershey's Chocolate World is now one of the most visited corporate visitors center in the United States.

Guests take the Great American Chocolate Tour and learn about the chocolate-making process. Other activities include Hershey's Really Big 3-D Show; Hershey's Factory Works, which includes a simulated Hershey's Kisses chocolates...
Hours & Admission
September to early June, daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., early June to August 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Closed major holidays. Free.

Hersheypark

100 West Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, Pennsylvania
717-534-3090
Hersheypark, a 110-acre attraction, has grown to become a world-class theme park while retaining the charm and character that marked its beginnings in 1907 - a shady retreat where Milton S. Hershey's chocolate factory workers could picnic, boat and canoe.

Hershey Park is ranked as one of the cleanest and greenest theme parks in America. It boasts more than 60 rides and attractions, including 10 roller coasters, more than 20 rides designed especially for children, live entertainment,...
Hours & Admission
Early to late May, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., late May to early September, daily 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., early September to late September, Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Extended hours during select weekends, summer, fall and holiday periods. Admission.

The Boardwalk at Hersheypark

100 West Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, Pennsylvania
717-534-3090
In the summertime, Hersheypark combines an amusement park with a trip to the beach - The Boardwalk at Hersheypark. The latter is a tribute to the legendary beaches of the northeast: Atlantic City, New Jersey; Coney Island, New York; Ocean City, Maryland; and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Park highlights include longtime favorites Roller Soaker - that enables riders to dump up to four gallons of water on spectators below, who in turn can drench riders with large sprayers - and Tidal Force,...
Hours & Admission
Late May to mid-June and late August to early September, daily 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., mid-June to late August, daily 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission.

The Hershey Story - The Museum on Chocolate Avenue

111 West Chocolate Avenue
Hershey, Pennsylvania
717-534-3439
Visitors can learn about the life and legacy of chocolate magnate and philanthropist Milton S. Hershey - his character, values and vision. Discover how he revolutionized the production of milk chocolate and see personal items of Mr. Hershey.

Inspired by Milton Hershey's talent for experimentation, the Chocolate Lab offers a variety of experiences for all ages. Students and visitors can learn about the unique qualities of chocolate, as well as how chocolate is...
Hours & Admission
January and February, daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., March to mid-May and early September to December, daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., mid-May to early September, daily 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Extended hours during select weekends, summer, fall and holiday periods. Closed major holidays. Admission.

ZooAmerica

100 West Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, Pennsylvania
717-534-3900
ZooAmerica, a North American Wildlife Park, occupies 11 acres and is home to more than 200 animals in 75 species. Both the animals and the plants represent the five regions of North America. Wildlife is housed in natural environments and wildlife preservation is highlighted.

Started as The Hershey Zoo in 1916, following Mr. Hershey's trips Africa, Asia and Europe, at that time, it was one of the largest private collections in the country with bears, deer, elk, angora goats,...
Hours & Admission
November to March, daily 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., April to early June and early September to October, daily 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., early June to early September, daily 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Extended hours during select weekends, summer, fall and holiday periods. Closed major holidays. Admission.
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