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The Hershey Story

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Address: 63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
Phone Number: +1 717-534-8939
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Description: How did Milton Hershey go from bankruptcy to brilliance, transforming...
How did Milton Hershey go from bankruptcy to brilliance, transforming chocolate from a luxury to an everyday treat? How did he invent a community? Why did he give away his fortune? That’s the Hershey story.
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Informative and Exciting for kids

This had interaction for kids and lots of great information that I would have never known about the history of Hershey Chocolate, Herchey family, and Hershey town. Loved it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This had interaction for kids and lots of great information that I would have never known about the history of Hershey Chocolate, Herchey family, and Hershey town. Loved it.

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LaGrangeville, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Was a great tour of who chocolate is made and the history of the man who made it all possible. This very creative and ingenious man, support the people that work for him. He built housing, hospitals and schools. Today they all still stand and are used. The best part is at the end of the tour free chocolate.

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South Hamilton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A really great family place to visit. Fun for all ages, and great chocolate gifts in the store! There's lots to see inside!

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Accord, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Every time I go to Hershey Park, we always visit the factory. This time I was quite disappointed to be honest. I loved the fact that in the past, we learned the history of Mr. Hershey and how his dream grew into an incredible city and how generous he was to the community leaving an unprecedented legacy behind. I felt... More 

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Rockland, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Our trip to the Hershey Story was OK but I thought a bit overpriced and overrated. The museum was pretty small. Good factual information but a lot a repeat of other things we had done and/or already learned elsewhere. The extra $3 for the coin and print out of the news clippings was a bit overrated I thought too. Overall,... More 

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Mansfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I wanted to learn more about Milton S. Hershey while in town to visit Hersheypark. The museum is beautiful and filled with history. My 9 year old son and I were here for approximately 2 hours, I could have used at least 1 more hour! The museum offers a scavenger hunt for kids - it was excellent! I highly recommend... More 

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Newport News
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful building, we did go in and just walk around and get some info on the area. Decided not to spend money going in her but instead spend it going to Hershey park. It would be nice if Hershey offered a ticket that lets you choice 3 attractions you can go to at a discounted rate. ...

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Burbank, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Liked the trolley and walking around. No interest in going to amusement park, we are way past that without our kids. You can do this in a day and go home instead of stay in a hotel like we did. We were going to gettsburg the next day and wish we had just stopped and kept on going. Hotel in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

interesting story of Hershey history and Milton himself, if you don't know the history of the town it is worth the visit. good for all ages

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

The hershey story is an interesting museum that gives the history and story of Milton hershey. Fun interactive exhibits , and has a chocolate tasting that highly recommend. Can usually find deals on Groupon

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