Hershey is known as the Sweetest Place on Earth and Chocolatetown, USA for multiple reasons but the most common fact is Milton S. Hershey, founded Hershey chocolate in Hershey, Pennsylvania. An important nerd fact to know is Hershey does not have a legal status as an incorporated municipality and the services are all provided by Derry Township. The “model town” was built from the premise of chocolate and Milton Hershey established an upscale community for his worker’s to live, work and play with streetlights made of Kisses. In Hershey you can experience a virtual tour of the Hershey Factory, ride through Hershey’s chocolate World to see how chocolate is made or experience Hershey Park with its many roller coasters and life-sized chocolate bars. Pristine Agency invites you to come with us a we take a closer look at 5 attractions in Hersey you simply can’t miss.
Hershey Park is easily the place for the young and the young at heart. It offers a variety of packages; including Kids eat, stay and play for free! There are roller coasters for all ages, shows to accommodate everyone and full service or allergen friendly restaurants. But most important are the life-sized chocolate characters. Location: 100 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA 17033 (http://www.hersheypark.com/)
Hershey’s Chocolate World
Hershey’s Chocolate World is a great place to go for the cost conscious parent because it is “FREE” to enter and experience the virtual tour from bean to chocolate bar. The parking is also “FREE” for the first three hours. For the parents with endless pockets, your family can savor the flavors by visiting the create your own candy attraction, the dessert creation studio or even take a journey through town (by Trolley) to learn about Hershey, Pennsylvania and Milton Hershey. Location: 251 Park Blvd, Hershey, PA 17033 (http://www.hersheys.com/chocolateworld/locations/hershey)
Hershey Gardens is another spectacular option for the “model town” and was opened by request of Milton Hershey for the now over 3,500 rose bushes in 175 varieties over 3-1/2 acres. The garden has numerous other themed gardens for viewing by all ages, with one specific for children, yes the Children’s Garden, host hands-on activities, discovery, fun and Hershey kiss shaped misters that spray water. Another popular themed attraction within the gardens is the Butterfly Garden because the entire lifecycle of a butterfly is on display within the house and it hosts more than 300 butterflies representing more than 20 North American varieties. This attraction is not only a popular attraction for visitors of Hershey but frequented by the local resident! Location: 170 Hotel Road, Hershey, PA 17033 (http://www.hersheygardens.org/)
Antique Automobile Club of America Museum (AACA)
The Antique Automobile Club of America Museum (AACA) was named “Reader’s Choice for Best Museum” and “Best Tourist Attraction” for the many innovative exhibits and displays. The world-renowned museum houses antique and vintage cars, buses, motorcycles and bikes from the 1890’s through the 1980’s. The AACA Museum is a proud affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and offers educational tours for pre-K through twelfth grade, hands-on activities and informative self-guided or guided tours for groups. Location: 161 Museum Drive, Hershey, PA 17033 (http://www.aacamuseum.org/)
Hershey Country Club
Hershey Country Club Golf Course is a part of the continued vision Milton Hershey designed and desired for the employees and families of “everything Hershey”. The country club has three impeccably maintained courses (West Course, East Course and Spring Creek) with rich history and numerous accolades (http://www.hersheycountryclub.com/history/accolades.php). The West Course designed in 1930 with an American-style layout, the East Course designed in 1969 with the Central Pennsylvania countryside in mind and Spring Creek, formerly Juvenile Golf Club until 1969, came about in 1932 for the players under age 18. The PGA and LPGA have both hosted events at the Hershey Country Club. Location: 1000 East Derry Road, Hershey, PA 17033 (http://www.hersheycountryclub.com/golf/index.php)
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