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 what nature can do from the ground up! Fun is always in full bloom at Hershey Gardens. Surround yourself with 23 sprawling acres of gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from the conservatory. Home to one of 25 Butterfly Atriums in the country, you can get up close and personal with over 500 butterflies!
Find out how cool nature can be at Indian Echo Caverns. It’s always 52 degrees and there’s always jaw-dropping sights around the next cave wall! From its crystal clear lakes to Gem Mill junction, Indian Echo Caverns is a true gold mine — for kids and parents!
After spelunking into the caves, you can dig into the rich history of Pennsylvania in Downtown Harrisburg at the Pennsylvania State Museum. Learn of the lives of influential Pennsylvania heroes and the wonders of PA’s wildlife all in one place. Time travel through Precambrian to Cenozoic periods, then stroll into the 19th Century through Village Square! The planetarium inspires wide-eyed views, so keep those eyes peeled for the rotating list of great exhibits!
After gazing into the past, look out to the river to see the Pride of the Susquehanna. It’s one of only 6 remaining paddle wheel riverboats in the US, and offers stunning views over calm waters — all within a 45-minute cruise! Stay aboard a bit longer to watch the sunset with dinner, or head back onto land for more entertainment. When the sun goes down, the lights go up for this summer’s Shakespeare in the Park. From June 2-17, your family can enjoy FREE admission to Shakespeare under the stars at Reservoir Park!
And of course, our region is a sweet spot for tons of sweet stops. Create your own virtual ice cream flavor and package at the Turkey Hill Experience, and starring in your own TV commercial makes the experience even sweeter. Experience chocolate like never before at Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction. Learn how chocolate is made on the free Hershey’s Chocolate Tour ride, plus enjoy a complimentary Hershey’s chocolate sample!
Whether you’re looking to indulge in nature, embrace our history, or enjoy a sweet treat, all adventurers are welcome! Your family can spend this summer making great memories in the Hershey Harrisburg Region without making a dent in your wallet! The personality of Pennsylvania has something for everyone!