Hershey Harrisburg Blog

Category - Families

Mar 16, 2017 by Visit Hershey Harrisburg

2017 Springtime in the Park

Stop. Now, listen very carefully. Do you hear it? If you visit the Hershey Harrisburg Region in April, the sound will be hard to miss. Gears churning. Wood vibrating. Steel roaring. The unmistakable sounds of Hersheypark ® , alive for the season and ready for visitors. Springtime in the Park TM opens April 8-9, 14-16. This year, there’s an additional
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Sep 12, 2016 by Visit Hershey Harrisburg

PA National Horse Show

Are you a “horse person?” There are probably a lot of people who would say, "no." Sure, you like horses but you don’t own one or ride one and you’ve never been to a competition. So if you’re not a horse person, then why go to a horse show? Oh so many reasons! But we want to start by highlighting one very special reason that may all-too-often go unnoticed.  
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Aug 3, 2016 by Visit Hershey Harrisburg

Cool Tips for Memorable Trips

Check availability and get your Turkey Hill Experience tickets online, with the optional addition of the Turkey Hill Taste Lab . What could be cooler than unlimited free samples of locally-made Turkey Hill ice cream and iced tea? The young-at-heart and ice cream lovers of all ages will enjoy making virtual ice cream at the Turkey Hill Experience.
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Jul 5, 2016 by Visit Hershey Harrisburg

The Boardwalk at Hersheypark

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, The Sweetest Place on Earth ® is also the Coolest Place on Earth. The Boardwalk at Hersheypark is open for all the splishing and splashing you could dream of. On a hot summer day, it's a watery oasis where you can chill out after working up a sweat rolling from coaster to coaster and from family ride to family show.
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Jun 3, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Biking in Hershey and Harrisburg

Working in tourism, we write a lot about what there is to do in the region. It's such an incredible job because we're out there getting to do all those "things to do" so that we can write about them and talk to future guests (that's you!!) about the variety of activities and entertainment options in a destination. This post is partly about the
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Jun 1, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Dinomite Summer in Harrisburg

Nearly two decades ago, a Cow Parade came through Downtown Harrisburg. Many of those beautiful painted cows that were part of the city's first big public art installation are still keeping watch over a variety of high traffic spots around the city. Now, we've got dinosaurs. DINOSAURS! The prehistoric painted fiberglass dinos stomped into place ( ok,
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Apr 26, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Hersheypark Summer Season

The Great Bear is ready to roar and the Carrousel’s horses are ready to race into another summer season at Hersheypark ! What did you miss the most? The 200-foot drop on Skyrush? The grip of The Claw? The slippery sea lions? So much to choose from!
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Apr 26, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Harrisburg Summer Festivals

We should come up with a new word that describes how we all feel headed into a summer holiday weekend. It’s like a magical mixture of anticipation for the celebrations and a patriotism that’s there all the time but bursts to the surface just like the fireworks that cap the holiday. Summer is here, and it's all about flip flop feet and flag-lined
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Apr 15, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Rainy Day Fun in Hershey Harrisburg

We all know the song. "Rain, rain go away..." But wishing it away for ourselves just means it will rain on someone else and we're too nice for that, right? So instead of watching the rain clouds, make plans to visit some of Hershey Harrisburg's best-loved museums and indoor attractions. You'll be so into the antique fire trucks, civil war stories, chocolate tastings and more, that you won't give a second thought to the raindrops!
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Apr 6, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Milton and Catherine Hershey Conservatory

Chocolate and an amusement park are often the first things that come to mind when you think about Milton Hershey, but his legacy and influence go far beyond those two products. Mr. Hershey loved to create places of cultural enrichment for the community.  He and his wife, Catherine enjoyed horticulture, and through the years built several greenhouses and a conservatory where they held parties and events.
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