Family Fun

Lions, tigers, and bears? Check. Giraffes? Triple check. Limestone cavern tours, gem mining, and petting zoos?  Yep, those too. The Hershey Harrisburg Region has several attractions where guests can see and learn about a wide variety of wild and exotic animals or explore underground geological wonders. We invite you to come and take a walk on the “wild” side for this segment of the Visit Hershey & Harrisburg Adventure Trail! 

Harrisburg's City Island

Harrisburg City Island is a hub of activity from minor league baseball to fairs and festivals. With a huge parking area and a walking bridge that connects the island to Downtown Harrisburg, the island is easily accessible for walks, bike rides, riverboat cruises, miniature golf, sports activities, and more.

  • 63-acre island
  • Open:  Year-round for events, outdoor activities
  • Attractions: Operate primarily Memorial Day - Labor Day
  • ADA access:  Yes
  • Average time:  3 hours
  • Online reservations: Senators Baseball and Riverboat Cruises

City Island Aerial Family Fun Adventure Trail

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Echo Dell - Indian Echo Caverns

Open year-round and always a cool 52 degrees, Echo Dell – Indian Echo Caverns offers the opportunity to explore limestone caverns and learn about impressive geological wonders millions of years in the making!

  • Underground limestone caverns
  •  Age:  440 million years
  •  Open:  Year-round
  •  Cavern Temp:  52 degrees
  •  ADA Access:  Above ground only
  •  Average time:  1 hr
  • Website


Echo Dell

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Hershey Gardens

What started as a request by Milton Hershey for a “nice little garden of roses” has bloomed into 23 beautiful acres of roses, tulips, trees, and a variety of horticultural displays and activities. Hershey Gardens is a year-round destination adjacent to the Hotel Hershey®.  

  • 23 acres
  • 11 themed gardens
  • 400+ species of butterflies
  • Open:  Daily, year-round
  • ADA access:  Yes
  • Average time:  2 hours


Hershey Gardens Family Fun Adventure Trail

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Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

Explore the 150-acre wildlife park and zoo to learn about animals like bison, elk, watusi and more. A petting zoo, reptile building, and catch & release fishing area add to the exploration opportunities at Lake Tobias.

  • 150-acre wildlife park
  •  Safari tour & zoo
  •  Reptiles & exotics facility
  •  Open: Seasonally, May - October
  •  ADA Access:  Yes
  •  Average Time:  3 hrs
  • Website

Lake Tobias

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ZooAmerica® North American Wildlife Park

Open year-round, the 11-acre park features more than 200 animals native to North America. From ocelots to alligators and from black bears to bobcats, you’ll find reptiles, birds, and a variety of furry creatures throughout the park.

  •  11-acre walk-through zoo
  •  North American Wildlife Park
  •  Open: Daily, year-round
  •  ADA Access:  Yes
  •  Average Time:  2 hrs
  •  Free w/Hersheypark Admission
  • Website



zoo america alligators

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