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Attractions

The Central Pennsylvania area offers all sorts of diversions if you are coming from out-of-town! We hope you have time to take in some of the sights during your visit!

Chocolate World

Chocolate World

251 Park Boulevard

Hershey, Pennylvania 17033

Chocolate World has a variety of attractions open all-year, including a simulated tour of the factory, a 3-D experience, chocolate-making at Factory Works, and a huge gift shop with all manner of Hershey's products.

Hershey Gardens

Hershey Gardens

(717) 534-3492

170 Hotel Road

Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033

The Hershey Gardens are beautiful outdoor gardens overlooking the town of Hershey.

Indian Echo Caverns

Indian Echo Caverns

(717) 566-8131

368 Middletown Road

Hummelstown, Pennsylvania 17036

Sparkling crystal clear lakes, intimate passageways, and room after room of mystical beauty...and you have a fantastic journey of geological wonders that will
take your breath away! (from the website)

Zoo America

Zoo America

(717) 534-3900

100 West Hersheypark Drive

Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033

Zoo America is a year-round wild life park dedicated to the preservation of North American wildlife. It sits on eleven acres of property and is home to over two hundred different species of animals.

The Hershey Story

The Hershey Story

(717) 534-3439

63 West Chocolate Avenue

Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033

Located in the heart of Chocolate Town, U.S.A., this world-class museum guides visitors on an inspirational journey through Milton S. Hershey's lifetime and beyond.

The Spa at the Hotel Hershey

The Spa at the Hotel Hershey

(717) 520-5888

100 Hotel Road

Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033

The Spa at the Hotel Hershey is home to the signature whipped cocoa bath, among many other unique chocolate and Cuban-themed spa treatments.

Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg, PA

Gettysburg is home to the site of one of the pivotal battles in the American Civil War, including President Lincoln's famous Gettysburg Address. Gettysburg has many activities and tours to offer to vacationers and tourists that are interested in the Gettysburg area and the history of the community and the battle. A narrated tour via double-decker bus and tours of the Jenny Wade house are two examples. Ghost tours are also popular with tourists, profiling various locations reported to be haunted.

The Outlets at Hershey

The Outlets at Hershey

(717) 520-1236

Outlet Square (off Hersheypark Drive)

Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033

The Outlets at Hershey offer over sixty outlet stores, including J.Crew, White House/Black Market, Nine West, Gap, and Coach.

Trolley Works

Trolley Works

(717) 533-3000

800 Park Blvd.

Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033

Journey through America’s sweetest town on an old fashioned trolley car. The inspirational legacy of Mr. Hershey unfolds in a unique entertainment experience. Taste the chocolate that made him famous and sing along with our turn of the century conductors. See the chocolate factory, Mr. Hershey’s mansion, Kiss streetlights, and much more!

Adventure Sports

Adventure Sports

(717) 533-7479

3010 Elizabethtown Road

Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033

Adventure Sports is a family entertainment center. The park offers great entertainment for the whole family and features go-karts, miniature golf, bumper boats, batting cages, video arcade and snack area, as well as their newest attraction, outdoor laser tag. A short distance away, Adventure Sports in Hershey has a twenty acre, lighted driving range with twenty four practice stations, as well as a sand and chipping area. A golf instructor is available by appointment.

Amish Country

Amish Country

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

A 30-45 minute drive from Hershey is the heart of Amish Country in Lancaster County.

The story of the Amish community dates back to the 16th century Reformation in Europe, when the Anabaptist movement spurred the creation of three "plain" communities. Although these spiritual groups have similarities, the Old Order Amish are the most conservative, emphasizing humility, family, community and separation from the modern world.

Lancaster County is home to America's oldest Amish settlement, where thousands still live a centuries-old "Plain" lifestyle. It's a place where visitors can step back in time to enjoy a slower, more peaceful pace - where the horse & buggy remains a primary form of transportation, and where windmills dot the landscape, providing a nature-harnessed power source. A vital part of Lancaster County, the Amish are involved in agriculture and an array of cottage industries. Many Amish-themed attractions, events, foods and crafts are available for your education and enjoyment.

Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra

Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra

(717) 545-5527

800 Corporate Circle, Suite 101

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17111

The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra is Central PA's leading symphonic orchestra, led by Tony Award Winner (2003 for Movin' Out, in collaboration with Billy Joel) Stuart Malina.

National Civil War Museum

National Civil War Museum

(717) 260-1861

Lincoln Circle at Resevoir Park

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101

"The only museum in The United States that portrays the entire story of the American Civil War. Equally balanced presentations are humanistic in nature without bias to Union or Confederate causes."

As President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address encompassed the emotions of the American struggle, The National Civil War Museum portrays this struggle as a time line, from the issues straining the nation through the war's conclusion at Appomattox Court House. Nowhere can you find a better understanding of the Civil War, its effect on the nation, or on the people. Come walk our halls. See and feel the emotions rise and fall as you embrace Bull Run, Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Antietam, and Gettysburg; once ordinary places transformed to hallowed ground within a few hours.

The National Civil War Museum incorporates collections of artifacts, manuscripts, documents, photographs, and other printed matter that exceed 24,000 items. Although many items have been donated to The National Civil War Museum since its opening, the vast majority of its collections were acquired by the City of Harrisburg between 1994 and 1999 under the auspices of Mayor Stephen R. Reed.

Water Golf on City Island

Water Golf on City Island

(717) 232-8533

600 Riverside Drive

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17011

Beautifully landscaped, 18 hole Miniature Golf Course is located adjacent to the Beach House on the North end of City Island. Challenging style of play Includes water hazards, sloping greens, water falls and a 60 foot walking bridge that spans two scenic bluffs. The Championship-style course will delight young and old alike. Both experienced golfers and novices will find each hole unique, fun-filled and exciting. Adjacent to the 13th Hole, golfers can take a breather in the Susquehanna Overlook. Rest a moment on the swings under the climbing Rose & Hydrangea Trellis or use the Courtyard Style Deck for the perfect backdrop for your photo memories of your day at City Island.

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

(717) 221-8201

222 Market Street

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17011

Experience the intimacy and impact of a live concert, theater or dance performance. Take in a Hollywood blockbuster on a larger-than-life IMAX screen. Dive into science with three floors of interactive, hands-on exhibits. There is always something exciting going on at Whitaker Center, Central PA’s most engaging entertainment venue for visitors of all ages. Located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is the mid-state’s premier center for arts, education, entertainment and cultural enrichment. Composed of three main venues — Sunoco Performance Theater, Select Medical IMAX® Theater, and Harsco Science Center — our mission is to serve as the center for scientific, artistic, cultural and educational activities to enhance the region’s quality of life and economic vitality.