If you’re a sweet-tooth like me, you’ll probably agree that when it comes to tasty treats you can’t really beat a delicious, sweet mouthful of blissful sin- Chocolate!
Well here in the city of Hershey, Pennsylvania chocolate is one of the main attractions that have put this destination on the map! But more on that later…
Here is “The Best Things To Do In Hershey, Pennsylvania”.
Troegs Brewing Company:
Tröegs Brewing Company, founded by Chris and John Trogner in 1997 is a brewery where brothers have been handcrafting world-class beers that combine traditional English brewing techniques with the new style American brewing flavour.
The brew-house is located in a 5,000 square foot tasting room that opens onto a beer garden. Visitors are able to observe the brewing process firsthand, and take a tour along a window-lined hallway for a close-up view of the entire brewery. An afternoon really well spent for adult visitors to Hershey!
Hershey Gardens began solely as a formal rose display in 1937 by Milton Hershey. Now in the modern era it boasts 23 acres of brilliant floral displays immaculately maintained to catch your eye. There are different themed gardens as well as seasonal displays so that no matter what the time of year or whether it is your first or 50th visit you can be sure you will see something new and beautiful from this display of horticultural excellence!
There are two mentionable displays that remain unchanged throughout the year, one being the breathtaking butterfly house where patrons walk through this enclosure and are surrounded by these fascinating insects. The other is the original rose garden that now has over 5,000 rose bushes surrounding it!
Antique Automobile Club Of America Museum:
The love of automobiles is an American past-time that is up there with Football and Baseball. For some they prefer American Muscle, some are Nascar fanatics and then there are those that appreciate the history of antique automobiles.
This museum offers patrons the chance to take a trip back in time and look in detail at not only antique cars but also busses as well as motorcycles.
Some of the main attractions of the exhibit include being able to get up and close with some famous automobiles such as the bus from the blockbuster 90s movie “Forrest Gump” as well as housing Betty White’s car as well as Whitney Houston’s stretch limousine!
This museum is a great day out not only for car and bike enthusiasts but for families of all ages with something to see for everyone!
The Hershey Story:
They Hershey Story is a specialty museum that answers all of the rich history of this fascinating city, telling the tale of how Milton Hershey would go from bankruptcy to his multi-million dollar idea of turning the luxury item of chocolate into an everyday accessible treat for anyone to enjoy whilst creating a world renowned community at the same time!
The main attraction for both adults and children at this museum is the ability to enter “the laboratory” and create your own chocolate bar. (Of course, you get to eat it after you’re done!)
An absolute must do if you are passing through the aptly-named town of Hershey!
Not to overshadow such a great piece of history as The Hershey Story but there is one attraction about this great city that draws a major crowd and keeps them coming back year after year- Hershey Park.
The park was founded in 1906 by Milton Hershey himself and was originally built for his factory workers! This somewhat quirky fact has made it an integral part of the city’s history.
The venue is the perfect day out for people of all kind. As well as being a world-class amusement park the grounds also house a waterpark as well as the North America Wildlife Park. There are many chocolate-themed rides at the park including 12 roller coasters!
So it goes without saying whether you’re here for a thrill, to kick back in a relaxing pool or to see some exotic wildlife, Hershey Park has it all!
So these are the 5 best attractions in Hershey, PA. Hopefully now you can spend less time planning your vacation and more time making some great memories with the help of this guide!