It’s a safe bet everyone recognizes and enjoys Hershey’s chocolate. Hershey’s products are sold in nearly sixty countries throughout the world. It’s one of the oldest chocolate companies in the US.
Hershey is the home of Hershey Chocolate Company and H.B. Reese Candy Company, known as ‘The Sweetest Place on Earth or’ ‘Chocolatetown USA. An entertainment complex along Hersheypark Drive in Hershey has several attractions. A Hersheypark parking lot gives free parking, with a tram to Hershey's Chocolate World.
Hershey's Chocolate World has a visitor’s center, virtual tour ride of The Hershey Company and factory store. The virtual tour ride describes the chocolate making process starting with cocoa beans harvesting to final packaging into a finished product. A free Hershey’s sample is given and a personalized ride photo available for purchase. Hershey's Chocolate World is free to visitors year round. From March to December the tour is offered 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday and 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Saturdays.
‘Hershey’s Really Big 3-D Show’
This animated 3-D musical presentation is offered in a 250-seat theater throughout the day. The show designed by Landmark Entertainment features John O’Hurley and the voice of Danny DeVito. Adult admission is $5.95 with children’s rates.
The park has 60 rides and attractions with a 4.5-acre boardwalk zone and five water rides. Food is available, entertainment features dancing and singing plus a marine mammal production.
Hershey Trolley Works - Old-fashioned trolley cars offer a round trip tour of Hershey. Singing conductors point out historical and cultural sights in the community. Trolley cars operate throughout the day with an adult fare of $12.95.
In 1894 Milton S. Hershey founded Hershey Chocolate Company at Hershey Pennsylvania. He built a chocolate plant in 1903, producing milk chocolate bars. The ‘Hershey Kiss’ was introduced in 1907, Mr. Goodbar in 1925 and Hershey’s Syrup in 1926. Semi-sweet dark chocolate chips were debuted in 1928, and the Krackel Bar in 1938.
Hershey PA is a community founded in 1903 by Milton S. Hershey. It was planned and built as a comfortable industrial community, with a current population of 14,257. Hershey is 14 miles east of Harrisburg, 9 miles north of Middletown, and 11 miles north of Elizabethtown.
The ninth largest city in Pennsylvania of Harrisburg has a population of 49,673. It is on the east side of the Susquehanna River 105 miles west-northwest of Philadelphia. Forbes Magazine named Harrisburg as the second best place in the U.S. to raise a family in 2010.
Hershey PA is a 4.5 hour drive of 278 miles from Rochester NY. Drive south from Rochester on US 390 to Corning then drive south on route 15 through Pennsylvania to Harrisburg. Then drive route 322 to Hershey.
Here’s a recent visitors impression of the attraction.
“We had a fantastic time at Chocolate World. Riding the cart through the history of chocolate was so much fun we did it twice. “