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    Coal Cracker

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Oct 2, 2007

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    Coal Cracker is one intensed water ride. Expect to get wet! And as you go down the loop prepare yourself for a photo shoot of a lifetime :-) You can check out your photos at the exit and you can purchase it for $20.00. 5 persosn are allowed per cart.

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    Hershey Gardens

    by Tom_Fields Written Sep 23, 2007

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    Here are 23 acres of lush flowers, trees, herbs, and fountains. Hershey Gardens also offers a fine view of the town, the theme park, and everything around them. Dating back to 1937, the gardens have thousands of different species. Check out the Japanese Garden, the Memorial Garden, the Rock Garden, the Rose Garden, the Herb Garden, Seasonal Garden, among others.

    Open daily year-round, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (shorter hours from November through March).

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    Zoo America

    by Tom_Fields Written Sep 23, 2007
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    This pleasant zoo has a pretty good assortment of animals. It was founded close to a century ago, by Milton Hershey and some locals who had a small collection of animals.

    There is an active conservation and education program here. And of course there are many children's activities. Admission to the park includes the zoo.

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    Hershey Museum

    by Tom_Fields Written Sep 23, 2007
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    Next to Hershey Park is a modest museum that teaches a lot about Milton Hershey, the culture he came from, and the times in which he lived. There are not only exhibits about the past, but also cooking demonstrations using Hershey products. One of the most unusual is the Apostolic Clock. Every hour, it has an impressive display of miniature figures that appear and go around in a circle. It's a scaled-down version of some of the elaborate European clocks. There are also exhibits on the American Indians, for whom Hershey had great respect.

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    Hershey Park

    by Tom_Fields Written Sep 23, 2007
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    This is one of the best theme parks that I've visited. The rides include an old-style wooden roller coaster, a few steel roller coasters, some water rides, a ferris wheel, and numerous others. Lockers are available for storing cameras and other valuables. The Boardwalk area allows visitors to don swimwear--not allowed in the rest of the park.

    If possible, visit sometime during the week, preferably while schools are open. The park is open weekends from May to September, and all week from May 23 to September 3. I was there Labor Day weekend, and the lines were impossibly long.

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    Hershey Trolley Works

    by Tom_Fields Written Sep 23, 2007

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    If you want to learn about Hershey itself, and how Milton Hershey built it, then take the narrated trolley tour. The trolley takes you all over town, and the narrator tells all about the remarkable man who created all of this. The sidekick dresses up in period costumes and fills in more detail.

    It's a bit hokey, but a lot of fun and great for the kids. You also get to see Milton Hershey's mansion and the real Hershey plant (unfortunately, it's closed to the public).

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    Hershey's Chocolate World

    by Tom_Fields Written Sep 23, 2007

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    Here's the best starting point for touring this area. Learn all about chocolate on the tour, shop for candy and memorabilia, and enjoy a light meal at the food court. Book a trolley tour, or get tickets for the theme park.

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    Musical Show

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Sep 1, 2007

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    Within Hershey Park, they have allocated a huge space to accomodate hundreds of people to watch a live Musical show. Ther performers are really good doing medley songs. They ahve colorful outifts, great performance and fantastic voices. Family will definitley enjoy.
    Check the brochure for time schedule.

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    Classic Car Ride

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Aug 29, 2007

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    Classic Car Ride is slow moving ride while on board a classic car. For each car maximum of 4 persons are allowed. You cannot actually go and drive to any direction because it has its own pathway and speed limit.
    Kids will enjoy :-)

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    Meet the Characters

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Aug 29, 2007

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    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.

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    Hershey's Factory Works

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Aug 29, 2007

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    Hershey Factory Works Create Your Own is an activity both young and adult will enjoy. In here, you will have the chance to create your own/personalized chocolate bar wrapper or make a personalized message on the plume of a giant Hershey Kisses chocolate. Designs are endless and so, if you have something in mind, just approach one of the staff and they would be very much willing to help you.

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    Heshey's 3D Show

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Aug 29, 2007

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    Like any other 3d or 4d shows, watching it is always fun. Seeing your friendly hershey characters come to life as they come out of the screen and be just a hand touch away. This musical animated show is really entertaining both adult and kids will love. Special effects like tickling air, splashing water and moving chair makes it more exciting. This 3d show is located at the Chocolate World. Shows run by the hour. Check show time schedule.

    Price:
    $5.95 for adults (13-61)
    $3.95 for children (3-12)
    $4.95 for seniors (62+).
    Discounts are available for groups

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    Hershey's Factory Tour ~ Chocolate World

    by Cielo_Algaeed Updated Aug 29, 2007

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    Hershey's Factory Tour is a simulated trip wherein you can see how the Hershey chocolates are being made (the original Hershey Plant is located just few blocks away from here) Your tour begins in a tropical rainforest set up to see how the cocoa beans grow, its harvest time, how its is being roasted and other process which transforms a simple cocoa into a yummylicious chocolate bar or hershey's kisses. Board the hershey's cart and see for yourself tons of hershey products being made. Before the tour ends, you will have a souvenir photo shoot. You can purchase the photo for $20.00
    Free chocolates as you exit.

    The tour is free of charge

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    Chocolate World: See how Hershey's are Made

    by SJTravel Written Aug 16, 2007

    Hershey Chocolate Company makes MANY of the candy that we (especially Americans) are so fond of eating. The brand not only makes the classic Hershey Bars and Kisses, but also Reeses, Mounds and Almond Joys, Jolly Ranchers, Ice Breaker Gum, Twizzler, Kit Kats, and York Peppermint Patties. Chocolate World is your chance to see how some of their products are made. It is free to get into Chocolate World. They have a couple restaurants/a food court. A huge candy store, with other paraphernalia as well. Also, they offer a "tour" of how their factory works. I use the word "tour" very lightly because although you do go through some sort of guide, it isn't really a tour of a factory. You are really walk along, sometimes ride along, watching this movie of how Chocolate is made. Sometimes, you can see some of the machines used to make the chocolate, but they do not function. At the end, you get a miniature Hershey Bar. I would not recommend wasting your time here, unless you are already in the area and want something to do. If you are at Hershey Park, then you can visit Chocolate World as well.

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    Hershey Park: Fun for the kiddies

    by SJTravel Written Aug 16, 2007

    An amusment park and water park that is all chocolate themed. This is a typical theme park, but not as fun for the older kids/adults as it is for children. I went with a group of college students and they didn't have that much fun. They were over it, before we were even half way through the day. They have quite a few coasters that will keep people occupied, they are labelled children's ride, mild thrill, moderate thrill, high thrill, and agressive thrill. There are several places to eat and some great shops. They have a shop dedicated to Christmas, so if you like that holiday season, you may get your fill in there. It is neat to just see the stuff they have, even if you don't buy anything. As I said, it is definitely your typical theme park. They have a discount for military. I wouldn't recommend going unless you are in the area and traveling with children. However, I wouldn't make travel plans around the park.

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