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Sep 12, 2016

Therapy Riding at PA National Horse Show

Are you a “horse person?” There are probably a lot of people who would say, "no." Sure, you like horses but you don’t own one or ride one and you’ve never been to a competition. So if you’re not a horse person, then why go to a horse show? Oh, so many reasons! But we want to start by highlighting one very special reason that may all-too-often go unnoticed.  
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Sep 2, 2016

Spirited Adventures

Guess what? It’s not just girls that wanna have fun… guys wanna too! The Hershey Harrisburg region is the perfect for place for guys to be dudes – offering everything from challenging paintball courses and a premiere indoor speedway, to a distillery for locally crafted spirits and one of America’s most popular craft breweries. For your
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Sep 2, 2016

Naturally Enthralling Family Outdoor Adventures

Warm weather seasons are the perfect time to bring your family to experience the natural beauty and wonderful learning opportunities at Wildwood Park & Olewine Nature Center in Harrisburg, Hershey Gardens in Hershey, and the Ned Smith Center for Nature & Art in Millersburg. Located on the edge of Harrisburg, the fun and free Wildwood Park offers
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Apr 15, 2016

Rainy Day Fun in Hershey & Harrisburg

So you’ve planned a spectacular getaway, but it looks like rain is in the forecast! You might be asking yourself: What are the rainy day activities in the Hershey Harrisburg Region?
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Mar 17, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Harrisburg City Island

The idea of “something for everyone” can be a little bit cliché in tourism. But sometimes you really do find a spot that covers the bases (literally – more on that in a minute!) in entertainment for families, couples, business travelers and the outdoor-minded.
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Feb 26, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

The Clockwinder - PA State Capitol Clocks

The Pennsylvania State Capitol is an architectural gem that graces the Harrisburg skyline. And for all the beauty of the shining green dome that greets every visitor, the treasures on the inside of the building are every bit as stunning. Some people enter thinking, “it's just a state capitol building.” They come out wanting to see and hear more.
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Jan 5, 2016 by Allison Rohrbaugh

The National Civil War Museum

America's Civil War waged no battles in Harrisburg. No, the bloodshed reached its peak just to our south in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. But much like the famed copula at Seminary Ridge where Union General John Buford spotted an advancing Confederate Army, so too does Harrisburg have its own piece of Civil War history sitting high on a hill. Many
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Oct 14, 2015 by Allison Rohrbaugh

Shop Small

"I heard about this neat little shop around the corner but I never have time to drop in."  Sound familiar? If so, we have a holiday challenge for you! (OK - two challenges!)      Challenge #1: Visit at least one small business in the Hershey Harrisburg Region that you've never been to. 
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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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