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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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Best Ride in All of Hershey

Best ride at Hershey by far that follows the chocolate making process. I won't go into details, because I would be robing you of the ride experience. However I will say, you do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Fairfax County, Virginia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Best ride at Hershey by far that follows the chocolate making process. I won't go into details, because I would be robing you of the ride experience. However I will say, you do get free candy at the end!

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De Pere, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

What a nice little museum. Gave you a background on Milton hershey and his contributions to chocolate manufacturing and the community. We also had a great dessert in the museum cafe.

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Its a great little museum filled with everything about Milton Hershey and how he started it all..they have a nice gift shop and a chocolate lab experience that was fun. go on the tour of the museum first then the lab my recommendation...café zooka is a nice little café located there as well good for a tasty snack!!

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Columbus, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Ok, I'm a bit biased because I don't like candy, and the only chocolate I like is dark chocolate, so this isn't really my type of place, but my kids LOVED it. They got make their own chocolate bars and learn about the history of chocolate. We also took a ride through the process of making chocolate, which was interesting.... More 

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Burbank, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I think this museum is an integral part of the Hershey experience. If you stop here, you'll never look at a Hershey bar the same again! The world needs a few more Milton's... What I learned about Milton Hershey made me love Hershey chocolate even more. Milton was a generous, considerate and compassionate man. After learning about all he did... More 

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Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had a great time here. We made our own chocolate bars with sea salt and graham cracker crumbs. Learned the history of Hershey. Even made newspaper articles with our pictures on them and emailed them to ourselves. It is a very interactive adventure. Great for kids.

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now Orlando
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent first stop to learn the story of Hershey!!! We started our day here for about 2 hours and it was great looking over all of the artifacts upstairs and then get to work downstairs. I earned 15 cents an hour!!! We then did a chocolate tasting of chocolates around the world.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This museum was so interesting and the Chocolate Lab experience was really cool for the kids. They loved the little hair nets and aprons to make their own chocolate bars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I am a child and I had a great time. First time I had fun at a Museum. It was great. They even gave you a taste of what it was like as a worker. I loved it here. They have Education, Fun, and great memories. Another thing they have there is something they like to call the Chocolate Lab.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I hadn't even known this attraction existed. I had been reading reviews online about the Hershey Chocolate World and the fairly mixed responses. That has free admission, and several free activities, but most of the more interesting things are pricier. I saw one review that suggested that "the how they make chocolate exhibit at the hershey story was better" and... More 

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