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Feb 22, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

The Hershey Story Museum

Some would say it's "The Great American Chocolate Bar" because its milk-chocolatey taste is recognized and beloved by so many. Others, though, would say it's "The Great American Chocolate Bar" because its creator embodied all that is good about the American Dream.
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Sep 28, 2015 by Visit Hershey & Harrisburg

A $200 Weekend in Hershey & Harrisburg

It might seem too good to be true. How can a family make a quick getaway to a city like Hershey or Harrisburg and only spend $200? It’s possible! With a few frugal tips and some local experts to show you the ropes, your family can enjoy a weekend taking in the arts, enjoying local food and embracing all that time together can bring. Through these
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Aug 27, 2015 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Camping in Hershey and Harrisburg

Question: When is a s’more more than just a s’more?   Answer: When it’s made in Chocolatetown USA – home of the Great American Hershey’s Chocolate Bar!  Because nothing says traditional treat quite like the gooey goodness of that famous campfire cuisine! And nothing brings a family together quite like all the special moments made at a campsite, from tackling the tent to roasting the perfect hot dog. 
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Aug 27, 2015 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

“Here ye! Here ye! Let it be known far and wide that all who step foot upon this glorious Shire shall be forever touched with enchantment, the grace of a Queen and the heart of a King!” If "characters" and the Hershey Harrisburg Region are mentioned in the same though, chances are you'll think of the famous Hershey's bar, Kiss or Reese. But each fall, a different (and much, much, much older) set of characters take up residence not far away from our sweet chocolaty friends. 
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Jul 28, 2015 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Summer Safari - Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

One the questions we hear most often at the Visitors Bureau is, "What can we do while we're visiting that's different ?" We're fortunate in the Hershey Harrisburg Region to have a pretty long list of answers to that question, and we love the surprise we hear when we suggest Lake Tobias Wildlife Park for a safari tour in the middle of Pennsylvania.
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May 6, 2015 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Hershey Gardens - Behind the Blooms

Milton Hershey's original vision for Hershey Gardens was a "nice garden of roses" for his wife Kitty. Now, it's 23 acres of gorgeous flowers, trees and grasses tucked beneath the iconic Hotel Hershey and overlooking Hersheypark. The horticultural specialists are hard at work before the gates open and all through the day to plant, prune, mulch and
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