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The Hershey Story

63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033
717-534-8939
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Ranked #7 of 19 attractions in Hershey
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stairs / elevator
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Hilliard, OH
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Sadly would have cost $50 for my family of five to take the tour. Opted for chocolate from the Gift Shop and a visit to the Chocolate Ave Grill, instead.

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Hamilton, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Yes, there is a lot to learn and fun to be had at the Hershey Story but don't miss out on many of the other activities available here too. During this trip, we took our daughter into a room where she could create her own Christmas ornament with clay. Don't miss some of the fun adventure in the Chocolate Lab,... More

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Spotswood, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a little pricey for what you get. The museum was ok and did have some interesting information and artifacts. The chocolate lab was an extra fee but it was what my kids liked the best. It was a very hot day with a good chance of storms on the day of our visit so it was a better... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed the museum, I think that my 8 and 11 year old would have been bored. Being active duty military got my husband in free and my ticket was only $7.

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Visited with my 8 and 13 year old boys. The museum was very interesting and the staff were extremely helpful. I am not sure we would do the chocolate lab again. The lab was nothing more than a little melted chocolate and a coffee stir stick. Maybe the other place would be better to make your candy. All in all... More

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Boardman, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We thought that $10 per person was a little much. It is very nicely set up with some interactive touch screen activities. However we mostly went there to do the chocolate lab and it was sold out for almost 2 hours. There isn't that much to do to occupy your time.if you're going to wait that long! If you can,... More

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New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This gives all of the story you don't get at Chocolate World and a lot less chaotic. I read a review that suggested doing this 1st, and I was glad I did. The tour at Chocolate World is easier to follow with the info from here. We did not get to do the Lab, but it sure looked like fun,... More

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Savannah, Georgia
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Our party included a 5, 7 and 8 year old so we were not expecting to spend much time at a museum but the children's scavenger hunt got all three involved and willing to linger in the exhibit halls. The interactive sections were fun for all of us (the room where you learned the various factory jobs and were "hired"... More

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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We visited the museum because they had a make your own chocolate lab and Everton time we tried to do that at Chocolate World, it was "down". We were not disappointed. We did the chocolate lab first and my 9 and 6 year olds loved it. Fun and informative. We did the museum next and it was really interesting. There... More

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Ladera Ranch, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Fun little museum that my kids enjoyed for about an hour. Interactive exhibits are frustrating to wait in line for so it is best experienced when empty.

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