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Hershey
Travel Guide

Hersheypark which includes a water park

A theme park, a magnificent rose garden and a grand hotel are a few of the features of the model city planned by the father of the Hershey Chocolate empire.

You’ll be hard-pressed to find something not built by famed chocolate maker Milton Hershey in the town of Hershey, Pennsylvania. He developed the town around his original Hershey chocolate factory in the early 20th century. Discover his fascinating vision for a model factory town, which includes an amusement park originally intended to entertain his employees, a grand hotel built to employ the town’s construction workers and a philanthropic grade school.

Start your tour of the town by learning about Milton Hershey’s life at The Hershey Story. This six-exhibit museum presents his entire biography, from his birth to a family of modest means in nearby Derry Church to his worldwide success. See machines from the original factory, including a highly specialized appliance for wrapping chocolate.

Explore the compact town center to see the variety of buildings Hershey commissioned to provide entertainment and services for his workers. The Hotel Hershey, which rests on a hill north of town, was built in 1933 to employ the town’s skilled workers during the Great Depression. Stay in the luxury hotel to access the spa and enjoy chocolate-themed treatments, including a whipped-cocoa bath. Visit the Milton Hershey School in the south of town to see Hershey’s school for orphans. Find the visitor center in the grand Founders Hall.

Spend a day at Hersheypark, the park Hershey established for his employees, which is now a regionally popular amusement park. Reach speeds of 75 miles (120 kilometer s) per hour on the Skyrush roller coaster or look out over the town from the soaring heights of the Kissing Tower‘s rotating observation booth. Afterward, visit the nearby sprawling Hershey Gardens. See the original rose garden and almost 5,600 roses in the park’s center.

Hershey is a 25-minute drive from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and a 2-hour drive from Philadelphia. Don’t miss the home of one of America’s most famous creations in “Chocolate Town, U.S.A.”

Courtyard by Marriott Hershey Chocolate Avenue
Courtyard by Marriott Hershey Chocolate Avenue
3 out of 5
515 East Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA
The price is £117 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Located in the heart of Hershey, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Hershey Story Museum and Hershey Theatre. Hershey's Chocolate World and Hersheypark ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (484 reviews)
"This hotel is our go to for trips to Hersheypark. Always a consistent Lee good experience."

Reviewed on 14 May 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Hershey Chocolate Avenue
HersheyScape Inn
HersheyScape Inn
2 out of 5
115 Lucy Ave, Hershey, PA
The price is £47 per night from 16 May to 16 May
Situated near the airport, this inn is within 3 miles (5 km) of Indian Echo Caverns, Giant Center and Hershey Theatre. The Hershey Story Museum and ZooAmerica ...
4.1/5Very Good! (577 reviews)
"The hotel is really a motel without a first floor. However, for a discount motel, it was modern and clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They took many precautions for COVID, which is a plus. If you want a decent place to stay for a day or two at a very low price, this is the place for ..."

Reviewed on 13 May 2021

HersheyScape Inn
Days Inn by Wyndham Hershey
Days Inn by Wyndham Hershey
2.5 out of 5
350 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA
The price is £73 per night from 16 May to 16 May
This family-friendly Hershey hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of The Hershey Story Museum and Hershey Theatre. Hershey's ...
4.2/5Very Good! (984 reviews)
"Liked parking, pool, fitness center. Did not like that 1 cleaning member not wearing her mask in hallway then again when seeing her clean a room."

Reviewed on 27 Apr 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Hershey
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Suites at Hershey - Comfortable 2 Bedroom
The Suites at Hershey - Comfortable 2 Bedroom
176 East Hershey Park Drive, Hershey, PA
This family-friendly Hershey resort is within a 5-minute walk of Tanger Outlet Center and Troegs Brewing Company. Hersheypark Stadium and Hershey Theatre are ...
The Suites at Hershey - Comfortable 2 Bedroom
A Sophisticated Retreat Right By Hershey Park!
A Sophisticated Retreat Right By Hershey Park!
1 West Canal Street, Hershey, PA
This family-friendly Hershey holiday home is located on the riverfront, within 1 mi (2 km) of Antique Automobile Club of America Museum and Giant Center. Hershey's ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (38 reviews)
Super close to Hershey Park
"Place was very clean. Had a very old house feel with updated kitchen and bathrooms. Beautiful floors. Super close drive to Hershey. Easy communication with owner."

Reviewed on 22 Nov 2020

A Sophisticated Retreat Right By Hershey Park!
The Suites at Hershey - 2 Bedroom Sleeps 8
The Suites at Hershey - 2 Bedroom Sleeps 8
176 East Hershey Park Drive, Hershey, PA
This family-friendly Hershey condo is within a 5-minute walk of Tanger Outlet Center and Troegs Brewing Company. Hersheypark Stadium and Hershey Theatre are ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Wonderful Getaway
"The resort is beautiful and very accomodating even during this global pandemic."

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2021

The Suites at Hershey - 2 Bedroom Sleeps 8
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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