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Fun Facts

Milton Hershey had purchased a ticket to travel on Titanic, but was called back to the states early for a business emergency.

The famed Appalachian Trail curves through the Hershey Harrisburg Region. The trail is 2200 miles long, but we think our 28 miles are the best!

You can stand on the exact spot where in 1906 U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt deemed the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building “the handsomest” he’d ever seen.

Hershey Gardens is 23 acres of trees, flowers and other plants whose colors burst to guests’ delight. The gardens were originally intended by Mr. Hershey to be a “nice little garden of roses” for his wife Catherine – or “Kitty.”  KitKat anyone?

Broad Street Market in Harrisburg is the nation’s oldest continually operating market in the country. During the Civil War, vendors at the market fed tens of thousands of Union soldiers who were stationed at nearby Camp Curtin.

Hershey, Pennsylvania – where the streets are lined with Hershey’s Kisses®! Chocolate Avenue in downtown Hershey is lined with street lamps shaped like the famous candies. The Kiss Lamps, alternating between wrapped and unwrapped, were first installed in 1963.

The Rockville Bridge in Harrisburg is the longest stone masonry arch railroad bridge in the world. 48 majestic arches measuring 70 feet each span the Susquehanna River. Train enthusiasts, or, “rail fanners” can often be found parked at access areas just beneath the bridge.

The historic Hershey Bears AHL hockey club has won more Calder Cup Championships (11) than any other AHL franchise.

Wilt Chamberlain’s famous 100-point game was played in Hersheypark Arena.


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