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Man walking in Hershey park

The Hershey Harrisburg Region has some of the best outdoor activities in PA, including roller coasters, water rides, gardens, zoos, riverboat rides, baseball games, go-karts, tours, and more! The sun is shining, so get outside and discover our great outdoors!


Tours & Experiences

Take home a special memory when you experience one of our immersive outdoor tours. Get up close to herds of exotic animals on a safari ride at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park. Take a lazy river cruise on The Pride of the Susquehanna Riverboat or a roundtrip ride on the Millersburg Ferry. See Hershey from a new perspective with a hot air balloon ride from Balloon Rides Daily. Surround yourself in history on the hallowed grounds of the Gettysburg Battlefield or experience a simpler time with an Amish buggy ride.

Pride of the Susquehanna

Echo Dell Gem Mining

Amusement Parks & Attractions

From coasters and kiddie rides to animal encounters and “agri-tainment,” there’s nothing sweeter than hearing your family laugh while they’re having a great time. Get Hersheypark HappySM on over 70 rides and attractions including 14 coasters and an 11-acre water park! Even your family’s miniature members can joy ride on 20 kiddie rides located throughout the park. Say hello to the friendly animals at ZooAmerica® North American Wildlife Park, located next door to Hersheypark and included with your one-price admission. There’s more than underground caves at Echo Dell – Indian Echo Caverns. Above ground, you can visit their seasonal petting zoo and try your hand at gem mining. South of the Hershey Harrisburg Region you’ll find Dutch Wonderland, a theme park that caters to families with young children. Cherry Crest Adventure Farm, a 15-acre farm filled with seasonal activities, is a great attraction for city-dwellers who want to experience country living.

Sports & Adventure

Experience a little outdoor adventure or let the family competition heat up at these active attractions. Adventure Sports in Hershey has seven attractions including outdoor laser tag, batting cages, bumper boats, and a driving range. Carlisle Sports Emporium has outdoor and indoor go-kart tracks and two 18-hole mini golf courses. Water Golf on City Island is the area’s most scenic mini-golf course with panoramic views of the Susquehanna River, beautiful course landscaping, and dozens of ice cream flavors for a post-game celebration. Root, root, root for the Harrisburg Senators Baseball team at their island stadium in Harrisburg. You might know Roundtop Mountain Resort for their skiing, but in the summer they offer ziplining and ropes courses, water slides, and OGO ball rides!

Adventure Sports go carts

Fort Hunter



Parks & Nature

Acres of serene natural settings provide the perfect backdrop for a beautiful day outdoors. Wildwood Park in Harrisburg is an urban oasis with nature trails where you’re sure to spot some wildlife in and around the lake. Fort Hunter Park provides green space and beautiful views of the Susquehanna River in a location steeped in Harrisburg history. From here you can get a great photo of the Rockville Bridge, the longest stone masonry arch railroad bridge in the world. Little Buffalo State Park offers eight miles of hiking trails as well as swimming, picnicking, boating, camping, fishing, and more!

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