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Category - Arts & History

Oct 27, 2018

Shop Small & Buy Local: Where to Find Unique Souvenirs

Like a mosaic, it’s the little things that bring the culture of the Hershey Harrisburg Region to life. By little things, we mean small businesses run by generations of families or a few good friends who have a creative vision and a passion for sharing a taste of our region with guests. While you’re here, make time to visit that little shop around the corner, take a detour to explore a multi-story antique treasure trove, or pack a few jars of local jam into your suitcase.
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Oct 3, 2018

10 Amazing Statues & Monuments to Visit

From impressive military memorials made to resemble a war-torn building to bronze effigies of our region’s founding fathers, these 10 statues, monuments, and memorials are part history, part art.
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Sep 21, 2018

Your Fall Bucket List: 17 Essential Autumn Activities

The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are slowly turning colors, and pumpkin everything is on the shelves. No other season packs in so many quintessential things to do: pumpkin picking, Halloween costumes, hayrides, wineries, fall activities for kids – to name a few. Do it all and more in the Hershey Harrisburg Region with this fall “to-do” list that's easy as pie to complete!
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Aug 31, 2018

Find Culture, Character & Cuisine at Broad Street Market

Spanning three city blocks in Midtown Harrisburg, the Broad Street Market is a gathering place for the community and a must-see spot for visitors looking to get a healthy sampling of the city’s culture. Take a look inside the oldest continuously operating market house in the country.
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Aug 24, 2018

Simply The Best & Reader's Choice 2018

Each year, readers of  Harrisburg Magazine  cast their votes for the region’s best places to eat, stay, and play! The result is a roadmap of must-see destinations approved by locals who experience our area day in and day out.
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Aug 5, 2018

School Your Kids With These Fun Learning Opportunities

When you're a kid, the best part about summer is NO SCHOOL! With our interactive museums, fascinating history, and creative ways of blending education and fun, parents can get their little students back in a learning mindset, even if it's just for the day. Check out this semester’s schedule!
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Jul 1, 2018

35 Free Activities in the Hershey Harrisburg Region

Looking for cheap things to do in Hershey or Harrisburg? We’ll do ya one better. How about a list of completely free activities? From family-friendly attractions to self-guided tours and hikes, you don’t need to break the bank to get a taste of the region. When you’re traveling on a budget, it’s great to find some freebies like these:
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May 31, 2018

Sweet Additions to Your Hersheypark Trip

Each year, millions of families follow the scent of chocolate to Hershey The Sweetest Place on Earth ®, visiting our biggest attractions including Hersheypark ® and Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction. In and around the town of Hershey, there’s even more to explore. So delay the ride home for a few hours and stop over at one of these sweet places!
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