What to do in Hershey, PA

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Hersheypark which includes rides

Hershey Attractions

There's something quite special about smaller cities. Whether you're traveling to Hershey for a couple of days or you're staying for longer, you'll quickly fall in love with this destination. In fact, with so many wonderful things to do and impressive attractions to take in, you probably won't want to leave!

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Hershey must see attractions

1. Hersheypark

Plummet, splash and spin on the confectionery-themed coasters of Hersheypark, a destination inspired by the sweet produce of Hershey’s. Visitors of every age will find a ride to suit their tastes, with a wide array of high-speed, big-drop attractions sitting alongside gentler attractions for younger visitors. A water park and selection of chocolate-filled restaurants further add to the appeal of this exhilarating family destination.
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Hersheypark which includes a waterpark

2. Hersheypark Stadium

Hersheypark Stadium is an impressive open-air venue that hosts a variety of musical concerts and sports events. Lying between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, it is a cultural cornerstone of the region and has hosted many big names. Step into the rectangular arena and feel the excitement as the stadium lights up for night events.
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Hersheypark Stadium which includes night scenes, performance art and nightlife

3. Hershey's Chocolate World

The town of Hershey thrived because of the beloved candy that is celebrated at Hershey's Chocolate World. Watch shows, explore a replica factory and take part in hands-on chocolate experiences. Spend an entire day learning about and tasting Hershey's candy and at the end of it all, you can decide whether there is ever such a thing as too much chocolate.
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Hershey\'s Chocolate World featuring signage and markets

4. Hershey Theatre

Hershey Theatre is an ideal place to spend an evening enjoying performances of classical music and hit shows in its elegant auditorium. Even if you don’t attend a show, simply entering the foyer of this arts venue is a worthwhile experience. Walk through a hall made of four different kinds of marble with bas-reliefs decorating the arches and ceiling. Regular tours show off the beauty and history of the building in greater detail.
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Hershey Theater featuring theater scenes, heritage architecture and interior views

5. Hershey Gardens

Explore a dazzling array of differently shaped and sized plants at Hershey Gardens. This botanical attraction packs in a diverse and sizable collection of flowers, trees and bushes from all around the world, so that there is something to see at every time of year.
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Hershey Gardens featuring a garden as well as a small group of people

6. The Hershey Story Museum

The Hershey Story Museum is not just for chocoholics, but is also a destination for fans of American history and inspiring stories. Browse a variety of different interactive museum displays, which celebrate the world of candy and the remarkable man behind some of America's most famous sweets.
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The Hershey Story Museum featuring signage

What to do in Hershey

Things to Do in Hershey with Kids

There are plenty of memorable experiences in Hershey that the whole gang will enjoy. Here are a few of the most popular family friendly experiences around.


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Frequently asked questions

What is Hershey famous for?
Hershey’s Chocolate World lives up to its reputation as an iconic sight you can’t miss.
What should I not miss in Hershey?
Impress the whole family back at home by taking a selfie at Hersheypark Stadium.
Are there cheap things to do in Hershey?
Have a little fun with a Skip the Line: AACA Museum Admission Ticket and put the cash you save toward more fantastic experiences.
What can you do in Hershey for free?
With wonderful attractions like these to enjoy, you won’t even need to take your wallet or credit card:

  • Troegs Brewing Company
  • Tanger Outlet Center
  • Founders Hall

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