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Travel Tips for Hershey

Statue of Milton Hershey

by littlesam1

After paying your entrance fee and entering the park, one of the first things you will see is this statue of Milton Hershey. Milton S. Hershey was a visionary. With only a fourth grade education he became the founder of Hershey's Milk Chocolate. He built the chocolate factory and a model town around the factory for his employees. The park was originally part of the public recreation system set up for the employees. He was a great man who did much more than just make chocolate. He and his wife were unable to have children so they founded an orphanage for boys. Today this is recognized as Milton S. Hershey school. He took pride in the school, the town and the business. He remains remembered for placing the quailty of his product and the well being of his workers ahead of profits.

Hershey Park

by Cielo_Algaeed

Hershey Park is celebrating its 100th year this 2007 (1907-2007) and what's the better way to celebrate? Be a part of it!
Considered as the "Sweetest Place on Earth" Hershey offers the biggest attraction they have ever built in Hershey land :-)
Roller coasters, musical shows, water rides, boardwalk, fine dining, entertainment and chocolates! What more could you asked for? it's all in one. Honestly, it was one fun trip we had. Although i would suggest that 2 days to 3 days should be spent to better explore the place.

Price per person:
$45.95 incl of tax ~ One Day Pass

Please visit their official website for more informations regarding tickets, directions, park hours, map etc.

How many coasters?

by littlesam1

Hershey Park has many roller coasters. To me the best one is still the original. The Comet is one of those grand old historic wooden roller coasters. It was built in 1945 and still shakes and rattles as you plunge down the rails. One of the great experiences of my childhood that I still love today. But that is just the beginning. If you click on this picture to enlarge it you can count tracks from four different coasters all almost wrapping around each other. There are now two additional wooden roller coasters. And at least five or maybe six of the metallic giants that twist and turn and spin you in all directions.

Chocolate Spa

by Cielo_Algaeed

Do you feel tired because of too much walking and sweating? Its high time for you to to relax and have a Hershey's Chocolate Spa. Although i didnt try it for myself, but the idea of having a body scrub, body wrap, choco massage and jacuzzi with the used of chocolate flavored items is really a treat and something that one should look forward to.
It can be a little pricey and advanced reservation has to be made. Nevertheless, i can say that its worth it! relax and enjoy your chocolatey spa!

Open Daily Beginning at 9 AM
(Hours may vary with the season)

HERSHEY PARK--A Chocolate Lover's Fantasy!

by VeronicaG

"It's A Fun, Family Park!"

Hershey Park is a family-friendly theme park. Everything revolves around CHOCOLATE because its founder, Milton S. Hershey opened up the world's first modern chocolate factory in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He created a town for his employees, then built a place of entertainment and amusement for them in 1907--Hershey Park.

Mr. Hershey was a generous man, so in 1909 he opened the Hershey Industrial School for Orphan Boys. The trust continues even now providing a solid education and home environment for boys and girls in need.

There are over 60 rides and attractions here at Hershey Park. There are dolphin and sea lion shows, game booths, souvenir shops and food. Cute characters parade around the park for photo opportunites. Hershey Park was voted the #1 amusement park in the Northeast.

There are two places to stay on the grounds. Hotel Hershey, a luxury hotel with posh accommodations and fancy rose gardens. The Hershey Lodge, comfortable and nicely decorated with two outdoor swimming pools and a restaurant--but don't arrive too late or too hungry because it will be closed. A bus shuttle will take you to and from Hershey Park. We were given mini chocolate bars when we checked in.

Hershey Park opens at 10 am mid-May through Labor Day and special weekends in September. Holiday events are held throughout the year. Admission (includes Zooamerica North American Wildlife Park) is $39.95 adults; ages 3-8 and seniors age 55-69 $22.95; over 69 the cost is $15.95.

For more information call: 1-800-HERSHEY or see The address is 100 West Hershey Park Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania and is located off of Rt. 32 East.

"The Hershey Railroad"


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