1043 East Chocolate Ave, (formerly Fairway Motel), Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033, United States
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The Chocolate Avenue Grill
Hershey Chocolate Factory
Exhibit on the Indians
The Hershey mansion
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Wren Dale Country Club
If you are a masochist then this is the course for you.
For $85, you can spend three hours being tortured, frustrated and having you self-esteem destroyed. It is truly humbling and humiliating to play this course unless you are better than average golfer. We duffers should avoid this course at all cost.
Even playing the short tees at 4900 yards (7100 yards for the long tees) is grueling. The whole course is up, down and all around. Narrow fairways, gorse along the edges with horrible rough up to 10 inches long; water hazards that are voracious as wild pigs hungry for your balls; greens with pin locations in 11-inch rises. And everything is so well kept that you have to believe the establishment knows they are frustrating you on purpose (no one to blame but your own poor skills).
Greens are bent grass and play fast in the summer heat.
There is a strict dress code (collared shirt, long pants or normal shorts, rubber spikes only).
Driving ranges and putting greens and chipping greens are all available for your warm up exercises.
For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, give this course a shot.
Meet the Characters
Meeting up the Character is one fun thing to do. Strike a pose and give your best smile for a lasting souvenir. Characters are usually located inside the souvenir shops or in shaded areas (check brochure for character appearances). So, get those camera ready for Mr. Hershey's Choclate Bar and Mr. Symphony.
Hershey's Kissing Tower
Hershey's Kissing Tower is the tallest structure which you can find in Hershey Park. It has a huge sign stating their 100 yrs of celebration.
This is a slow phase, smooth moving tower ride wherein you can have a 360 degree view of the whole Hershey Park. It goes up slowly and goes down smoothly without having any feeling of discomfort. So, to those who are not much into wild rides this activity is for you.
Don't Forget The Roller Coaster
There are people who just travel the country riding roller coasters as their hobby!! This photo shows one of Hershey's roller coasters in the background. These rides were usually the most popular and required the rider to be a certain height. Hershey had a collection of coasters that were mildly invigorating to very wild and crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hershey Park has 10 coasters: I've included how they are rated--
Comet--High Thrill; Great Bear--Agressive High Thrill; Lightening Racer---High Thrill; Roller Soaker---Moderate Thrill; Sooperdooperlooper---Agressive Thrill; Storm Runner---Agressive Thrill; Widewinder---Agressive Thrill; Trailblazer---Moderate Thrill; Wild Mouse---Agressive Thrill; Wild Cat---Agressive Thrill.
Town built on, for, with Chocolate!
I was driving from Philadelphia to Lancaster and Hershey, famous for its chocolate - which I did know was a big name in the USA as Cadbury's is to us in the UK, NZ and Australia etc - was not much further and as it had a write up in my 'Lets Go USA' I thought I might as well go see a truly American institution!
This town was built by Milton Hershey in the 1900s specifically to accompany his new chocolate factory. He apparently had a vision to develop a recipe for milk chocolate that no longer would only the rich afford but something everyone would afford. He bought up thousands of acres near his hometown where by 1905 he had built a new chocolate factory with plans for a completely new town.
In 1918 he donated his entire fortune in trust to provide free homes and education for needy children in a school that bears his name.
After an interesting visit through the chocolate factory and museum and thus learning a bit more about this American brand of chocolate (not really had much contact with myself out of the USA) I noticed that the street lights throughout the town were made in the shape of the chocolate drops that are synonmous with Hershey chocolate. Many of the street names had something to do with chocolate or the chocolate industry.
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Address: 1043 East Chocolate Ave, (formerly Fairway Motel), Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033, United States