Hershey

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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.”

Days Inn by Wyndham Hershey
Days Inn by Wyndham Hershey
2.5 out of 5
350 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA
The price is Rs6,971 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb
This family-friendly Hershey hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of The Hershey Story Museum and Hershey Theatre. Hersheypark ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (970 reviews)
"Loved how they had it decorated for the holiday. Toilets need to be updated to chair height toilets very difficult to get off of."

Reviewed on 20 Dec 2021

Days Inn by Wyndham Hershey
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 Rs11,142 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
Located in the heart of Hershey, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Hershey Story Museum and Hershey Theatre. Tanger Outlet Center and Hershey Gardens are ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (586 reviews)
"Everything was great."

Reviewed on 15 Dec 2021

Courtyard by Marriott Hershey Chocolate Avenue
Tru By Hilton Hershey Chocolate Avenue
Tru By Hilton Hershey Chocolate Avenue
2.5 out of 5
204 Hillcrest Road, Hershey, PA
The price is Rs8,874 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb
Situated in Hershey, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Hershey Story Museum and Hershey Theatre. Giant Center and Hersheypark are also within 2 miles (3 ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (641 reviews)
"The squeezable shower amenities were almost impossible to use for someone with arthritis. The walls are thin. Could here everything from our neighbors. But overall a pleasant stay. The kids loved the pool. Breakfast was nice,"

Reviewed on 31 Dec 2021

Tru By Hilton Hershey Chocolate Avenue
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The Suites at Hershey
The Suites at Hershey
3 out of 5
176 E Hershey Park Dr, Hershey, PA
This family-friendly Hershey apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Tanger Outlet Center and Hersheypark Stadium. Hershey's Chocolate World and Giant Center ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (214 reviews)
"Pros: Spacious, nice suite had a full kitchen, and we loved that it had two bathrooms. Comfortable sturdy beds were nice. Cons: Sofa and living area furniture is very hard/uncomfortable so we didn’t want to spend time in that area. Bathroom floors needed to be cleaned."

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2021

The Suites at Hershey
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