Then visiting Chocolate Town USA is a must! The small town Hershey in Pennsylvania, also known as The Sweetest Place on Earth, is Home to one of the largest chocolate manufacturers of the world. Throughout the town you will be reminded of the sweet tradition. You can smell the heavenly scent of chocolate coming from the factory. And there are street names like Chocolate Avenue or Cocoa Avenue. The street lanterns are decorated with giant Hershey Kisses.
In the course of time Hershey developed from a small town to a shopping and entertainment center, focussing on chocolate, of course. Hershey is located 14 Miles east of Harrisburg. Its original name was Derry Church. However, after the chocolate products of the local Milton S. Hershey became more popular in the USA, it has been renamed to Hershey in 1906.
Street Lights with Hershey Kisses
What’s on in Hershey?
Hershey’s Chocolate World
Because it’s all about chocolate, this might be the reason for you to come to Hershey. So I assume that a visit to Hershey’s Chocolate World would be most interesting for you (and your kids).
- When you enter the building at the main entrance, you will find Hershey’s Chocolate Tour on your right hand side. It is a virtual journey from a tropical rain forest where the cocoa beans are growing and being harvested, to Hershey, Pennsylvania. You can see how milk chocolate is made of the cocoa beans. A quite interesting journey through a simulated chocolate factory. The tour ends with a free product sample. Yummy!
- Hershey’s Chocolate Tasting Adventure
An entertaining and educational journey to the world of chocolate. The chocolate expert Dr. Livingston McNib presents an interactive multi media discussion of chocolate lore. You’ll taste various chocolates with unique inclusions. After completing the Chocolate Tasting Adventure, you’ll receive an official „Masters Degree in Chocolate Tasting“ of the HERSHEY’S University.
- Really Big 3-D Show
A „really big“ animated 3-D Musical Show is presented in a 250-seat theatre multiple times each day. HERSHEY’S Product Characters virtually jump off the big screen and come to life. The show features the voice of Danny DeVito.
- Hershey Trolley Works
Singing trolley conductors entertain and inform you on an enchanting ride through Chocolate Town, USA. The trolleys depart from the main entrance of the Chocolate World.
A lot of additional interesting attractions are waiting for you at the Chocolate World:
- Hershey’s Create Your Own Candy Bar
Create your own chocolate bar like in an original chocolate factory using pure milk chocolate with a selection of ingredients and toppings. And design the package for your creation.
- Hershey’s Dessert Creation Studio
In the Dessert Creation Studio you can develop your own dessert, for examole Fondue (with dark chocolate, white chocolate or milk chocolate), Cookie-Pizza, Waffle or s’more. While waiting for the dessert to be completed, the children and their parents can make „paint brushes“ using strawberry-, chocolate or caramel syrup.
- Hershey’s Kisses Packaging
If you always wanted to know more about a chocolate factory , you should become a worker just for one day and wrap your own Hershey’s Kisses.
- Hershey’s Photo Bar Wrapper
Personalize a Milk Chocolate Wrapper or a syrup bottle with a picture of yourself. Pose for a photo and have it printed on the wrapper. You may also include a personalized phrase.
- Hershey’s Chocolate Works Machine
Combine your favorite mix of Hershey products and fill a bucket with the Chocolate Works Machine.
The Hershey Park was introduced in 1907 and dedicated to the workers of the Hershey Chocolate Company to relax from work. Later, it has been opened to the public. With more than 110 acres it has 60 rides and other attractions.