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Dec 31, 2017

Midtown Harrisburg: The City's Culture Cornerstone

Locals and seasoned visitors know about the eclectic culture vibes exuding from Midtown Harrisburg. From its independent businesses, craft breweries, and farm-fresh culinary creations, you’ll find nothing short of memorable and unique experiences each time you visit. Here’s a sample of what Midtown has to offer, with new and exciting businesses
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Dec 27, 2017

7 Kid-Approved Family Attractions for Your Winter Getaway

Don't let the cold weather freeze your plans for a winter getaway! The Hershey Harrisburg Region is an all-season family destination offering tons of activities that hold up all winter long. From whizzing go-karts and science experiments to museums and animal exhibits, kids love to learn and play here! Whitaker Center We’re not exaggerating when
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Dec 20, 2017

The Ultimate Getaway for Every Chocolate Lover

Instead of candy hearts and roses for Valentine’s Day, how about an entire weekend getaway dedicated to chocolate? You're cordially invited to Hershey The Sweetest Place on Earth SM for a month’s worth of sweet activities for chocolate lovers of all ages, aptly named Chocolate-Covered February ® ! For Grownups While most of the activities occur on
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Dec 15, 2017

Art to Admire: Inside Harrisburg's Exquisite Galleries

Harrisburg’s rich culture and history make it an ideal destination for art lovers. The city is home to world-class art venues and boutique galleries which handsomely illustrate our region’s beauty through the talents of local artisans and its willingness to show visitors that art is for everyone! Susquehanna Art Museum Susquehanna Art Museum
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Nov 10, 2017

Harrisburg's Mansions Tell Its History

Situated on the bank of the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, you'll find Harrisburg's historic mansions, which have stood the test of time tell the story of our region’s history. Learn about some of Harrisburg’s distinguished properties and the prominent Pennsylvanians they housed. John Harris - Simon Cameron Mansion Brief History Have you ever
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Sep 27, 2017

Surround Yourself in History

You don’t have to be a historian to be fascinated by America’s military past. From the tattered buttons and bayonets of the Civil War to breathtaking photography and first-hand accounts of the War on Terror, we can all learn about our nation’s military history in appreciation of our troops who’ve served bravely. What you might not realize is the
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Sep 7, 2017

All Roads Lead to Hershey & Harrisburg

They say you never forget your first car. Whether it was new or just new to you, wheels shiny or scuffed, it was your ride. And our love affair with the automobile doesn’t stop at the ones we own. We all have that “dream car.” The one that makes your head turn. The one that reminds you of Grandpa. The one that you’d fix up if you could. The Hershey Harrisburg Region plays host to car-lover events year-round, and one of these cars would make an excellent souvenir! 
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Aug 31, 2017

6 ½ Quirky Destinations in Hershey and Harrisburg

The Hershey Harrisburg Region is famous for a lot of things, but let’s talk about a few hidden gems that you won’t find in your average guide book. 1. The Pennsylvania National Fire Museum occupies an 1899 Victorian firehouse, full of remarkable artifacts, antique trucks, vintage helmets, and all the bells and whistles (and alarms) you want to
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May 15, 2017

Big Fun, Big Savings!

Nature lover? Check. History buff? You got it. Sweet tooth? Of course! No matter how many personalities make up your family, the Hershey Harrisburg Region has something for everyone this summer. Starting under $10, these experiences allow your entire family to make memories together all summer long! From geological wonders to botanical beauty, see
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Feb 6, 2017

Winter in Hershey Harrisburg

Winter in Hershey isn’t quite the sleepy town you may picture it to be. Yes, the rollercoasters are hibernating and the carousel horses are taking a rest. But the town is still alive with many winter-friendly activities worth a weekend getaway. Let’s start with a warning about bears. Not the kind you see in the woods, but the kind that are
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