A family with a relative who adores candy, sweets, and desserts, will find it difficult to avoid
. Hershey Amusement park is visible from the highway and Chocolate World advertisements increase as visitors approach the town.
founded the factory and the town in 1907.
From its humble beginnings, Hershey Park grew into a sprawling amusement park and entertainment complex anchored in the Northeast United States. Hershey has over 60 thrill rides and attractions for visitors of all ages. If a family desires smaller scale thrills, they can purchase combination tickets to
. Dutch Wonderland is age-appropriate park for families with young children. It offers rides "Just for Kids" and fun for the whole family within a 30 mile drive of Hershey Park.
After 20 rides on Great Bear, the following morning should include a visit to Chocolate World and
. Chocolate World is an interactive shopping and educational experience. It consists of animatronic characters who explain cocoa bean harvesting and a tour of a replica of the Hershey's chocolate plant. At the end of the tour, guides reward visitors with a free sample of Hershey's chocolate.
Wind down from the chocolate factory buzz by taking the family to ZooAmerica or
sites of interest
within driving distance of Hershey. ZooAmerica is another one of Milton Hershey's famed entertainment and cultural projects. While educating visitors on environmental conservationism, the zoo maintains five animal communities. An adoptive lynx from Calgary named Snidely and a variety of unique companions inhabit the communities.