"HERSHEY PARK--A Chocolate Lover's Fantasy!" Top 5 Page for this destination Hershey by VeronicaG
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Hershey Park is a family-friendly theme park. Everything revolves around CHOCOLATE because its founder, Milton S. Hershey opened up the world's first modern chocolate factory in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He created a town for his employees, then built a place of entertainment and amusement for them in 1907--Hershey Park.
Mr. Hershey was a generous man, so in 1909 he opened the Hershey Industrial School for Orphan Boys. The trust continues even now providing a solid education and home environment for boys and girls in need.
There are over 60 rides and attractions here at Hershey Park. There are dolphin and sea lion shows, game booths, souvenir shops and food. Cute characters parade around the park for photo opportunites. Hershey Park was voted the #1 amusement park in the Northeast.
There are two places to stay on the grounds. Hotel Hershey, a luxury hotel with posh accommodations and fancy rose gardens. The Hershey Lodge, comfortable and nicely decorated with two outdoor swimming pools and a restaurant--but don't arrive too late or too hungry because it will be closed. A bus shuttle will take you to and from Hershey Park. We were given mini chocolate bars when we checked in.
Hershey Park opens at 10 am mid-May through Labor Day and special weekends in September. Holiday events are held throughout the year. Admission (includes Zooamerica North American Wildlife Park) is $39.95 adults; ages 3-8 and seniors age 55-69 $22.95; over 69 the cost is $15.95.
For more information call: 1-800-HERSHEY or see www.hersheypa.com. The address is 100 West Hershey Park Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania and is located off of Rt. 32 East.
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