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Saturday, April 15, 2017

7 Family-Friendly Things to See and Do this Summer in Hershey

7 Family-Friendly Things to See and Do this Summer in Hershey
Heading to Hershey Pennsylvania this summer? If so, you'll find hundreds of different things to see and do while you're there. What's really great about visiting Hershey is that this "sweet place" is really geared towards families, so the majority of the activities you find here are family-friendly!

Here are 7 Things to See and Do this Summer in Hershey
The Kissing Tower at Hersheypark in Hershey Pennsylvania
The Kissing Tower at Hersheypark
1. Hersheypark - is the ONLY large amusement park in south central Pennsylvania and lucky for you, it's located right in downtown Hershey. This fun amusement park has numerous roller coasters, water rides, kiddie rides, bumper cars, swings and all of those classic rides you find at a large amusement park.
 Hershey's Chocolate World in Hershey Pennsylvania
Hershey's Chocolate World
2. Hershey's Chocolate World - is an indoor attraction and a great one to visit on a rainy day or extremely hot day during the summer. Admission is FREE to get in and one of the main attractions is FREE, but the other activities will cost a fee. You can grab something to eat & drink while you're there and do a little shopping for Hershey's candy and souvenirs.
The Hershey Story Museum in Hershey Pennsylvania
The Hershey Story Museum
3. The Hershey Story Museum - is an indoor museum that encompasses two complete floors. This museum is all about the legendary Milton S. Hershey and how Hershey Chocolate came to be. Some of the exhibits here are hands-free and many of them are children-friendly. After you've toured through the museum, you can grab a little something to eat from the cafe or shop in the museum's gift store for candy and souvenirs.
The Hershey Gardens in Hershey Pennsylvania
Hershey Gardens - Butterfly Atrium
4. Hershey Gardens - is a gorgeous botanical garden that also includes a children's garden and butterfly house. Admission is reasonable and you can leisurely take your time scrolling through the beautiful gardens and make sure you stop into the new butterfly atrium that was added last year. You'll see all kinds of colorful butterflies flying around and you can get up close and personal with them. 
Adventure Sports in Hershey Pennsylvania
Adventure Sports in Hershey
5. Adventure Sports in Hershey - is a short drive outside of the downtown area. This place is open seasonally and offers miniature golf, bumper boats, go-karts, laser tag, batting cages and an indoor game arcade. If you're looking for a light lunch or dinner, you can grab that in their cafe along with some delicious ice cream too!
ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park in Hershey
ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park
6. ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park - is connected to Hersheypark, but it's open year-round. This zoo is on the smaller side and features animals from all over North America. You'll see river otters, various owls, birds, bears, Canadian lynx, skunk, various snakes and reptiles, wolves and more! Once you've toured the zoo, you can do a little souvenir shopping in their small gift shop.
Indian Echo Caverns in Hummelstown Pennsylvania
Indian Echo Caverns
7. Indian Echo Caverns - is a short drive outside of the downtown area and located in Hummelstown. These limestone caves are open-year round and open to the public for guided tours. On the property you'll find picnic pavilions, a gift shop and a small pen of goats that the kids can visit with along with a playground where they can burn off some steam. 
Indian Echo Caverns in Hummlestown Pennsylvania
Indian Echo Caverns - Hummelstown 
You can find extensive reviews on each one of these attractions located in Hershey Pennsylvania right here on our travel blog under the Pennsylvania category. In the coming weeks, we'll be publishing an extensive 18+ things to see and do in Hershey list on the blog that will also include some "adult" activities too! 

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1 comment:

jopb said...

You have posted so much about Hershey that I know what I want to explore when I can manage to travel there. My top 2 are HersheyPark and ZooAmerica, but the others you mentioned would also be enjoyable.