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Category - Families

Sep 12, 2016

Therapy Riding at 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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Sep 2, 2016

Naturally Enthralling Family Outdoor Adventures

Warm weather seasons are the perfect time to bring your family to experience the natural beauty and wonderful learning opportunities at Wildwood Park & Olewine Nature Center in Harrisburg, Hershey Gardens in Hershey, and the Ned Smith Center for Nature & Art in Millersburg. Located on the edge of Harrisburg, the fun and free Wildwood Park offers
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Aug 3, 2016

Test Your Skills & Prepare for Thrills

What’s included in the one-price Mountain Adventure experience at Roundtop Mountain Resort ? OGO Balls – An 11-foot diameter ball with a second 6-foot ball suspended inside by cords. The inflated outer ball is made of a soft, transparent vinyl material and the inner ball, where you ride, contains about 5 gallons of fresh water. The balls roll down
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Aug 3, 2016

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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Apr 15, 2016

Rainy Day Fun in Hershey & Harrisburg

So you’ve planned a spectacular getaway, but it looks like rain is in the forecast! You might be asking yourself: What are the rainy day activities in the Hershey Harrisburg Region? Thankfully we have plenty of indoor activities that’ll make you and the family see rainbows instead of cloudy skies. Try out one of these "Plan B" itineraries, packed
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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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Mar 17, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Harrisburg City Island

The idea of “something for everyone” can be a little bit cliché in tourism. But sometimes you really do find a spot that covers the bases (literally – more on that in a minute!) in entertainment for families, couples, business travelers and the outdoor-minded.
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Feb 26, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

The Clockwinder - PA State Capitol Clocks

The Pennsylvania State Capitol is an architectural gem that graces the Harrisburg skyline. And for all the beauty of the shining green dome that greets every visitor, the treasures on the inside of the building are every bit as stunning. Some people enter thinking, “it's just a state capitol building.” They come out wanting to see and hear more.
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