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Category - Arts & History

Mar 3, 2020

Rainy Day Activities in Hershey & Harrisburg

So you’ve planned a spectacular getaway, but it looks like bad weather is in the forecast! Thankfully we have plenty of indoor, rainy day activities that’ll make you and the family see rainbows instead of cloudy skies. ​
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Nov 15, 2019

Christmas at the Capitol

If you haven’t had the chance to see the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building, Christmas is a wonderful time to visit! In the already beautiful Capitol Rotunda, you’ll find a towering tree and holiday decorations inside and out. It’s like our own little Rockefeller Center Christmas celebration. The Tree The 2019 tree will be lit on December 9! The
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Nov 11, 2019

Guide to Harrisburg & Hershey Museums

There’s no shortage of history in Hershey & Harrisburg. Discover the sweet story of Hershey’s Chocolate, walk the hallways of the Pennsylvania State Capitol, marvel at turn-of-the-century automobiles, and envision the Battle of Gettysburg as you walk in a soldier’s boots. While you’re here, stop at a few of our museums, rich with history and ready to inspire you. In this guide, you’ll find details on when to visit each museum and what to see while you’re there!
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Aug 26, 2019

25+ Things to Do on Chocolate Ave.

From restaurants and chocolate tastings to shopping and street festivals, there are so many things to do along Chocolate Avenue in Hershey. Founder Milton S. Hershey envisioned the town as an ideal place to work, live, and play. Today, you can enjoy several walkable blocks of shopping and dining in Downtown Hershey, plus additional locations all along Chocolate Avenue, the sweetest street in town!
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May 8, 2019

Old-Fashioned Charm in Hummelstown PA

Time ticks a little slower in Hummelstown, Pa., despite the large clock on Main Street. Hummelstown is filled with charming shops, delicious restaurants, and unique attractions. Picturesque brick sidewalks link the stops, adding to its quintessential small-town feel. It’s off the beaten path, but still right next to the path, located just minutes outside Hershey.
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Jan 31, 2019

All About Hershey: Sights, History & Sweet Fun

What makes Hershey so sweet? From the Hershey’s Kisses streetlamps and life-size candy bars to family fun and indulgent experiences for grownups, it's hard not to smile while you're in Hershey The Sweetest Place On Earth ®. Let's take a look at why Hershey is so sweet! Five Things You Can Do In Hershey That You Can’t Do In Any Other Town There are
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Jan 31, 2019

One-Stop Shops: Activities & Dining Under One Roof

When your sightseeing is hindered by weather or you’re just sold on convenience, the Hershey Harrisburg Region has a few choice places that offer activities and delicious food all under one roof. Around Hershey The Hershey Story, Museum on Chocolate Ave. | The Pantry Café Take a sweet trip back in time to unwrap the life and legacy of Milton S.
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Jan 10, 2019

12 Kid-Approved Winter Activities

  Don't let the cold weather freeze your plans for a winter getaway! The Hershey Harrisburg Region is an all-weather, family destination offering tons of winter activities that hold up all season long. From whizzing go-karts and science experiments to museums and animal exhibits, kids love to learn and play here! And let’s face it, you’re looking for a reason to get them out of the house!
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Dec 30, 2018

Uniquely Harrisburg: Activities, History & Quirky Sights

Every city has that special something that locals love and keeps visitors coming back year after year. Harrisburg is more than Pennsylvania’s capital, Hershey’s neighbor, or pass-through city along the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Take a peek at Harrisburg’s must-see attractions, fascinating history, and the quirky sights to see along the way. Essential
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Dec 21, 2018

Date Night: Dinner and A Show

The Hershey Harrisburg Region is home to several impressive theatre and show venues as well as an eclectic dining scene. Why not combine the two into an entertaining and delicious date night getaway? These pairings are walkable to one another, encouraging a little romantic handholding between stops! Hershey Theatre & Fenicci’s of Hershey Distance:
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