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Pennsylvania Dutch Country Sights


  • 100 W. Hersheypark Dr. Map It
  • Hershey
  • Amusement Park/Water Park

Updated 05/19/2011

Fodor's Review

At Hersheypark you can enjoy thrilling rides and socialize with 6-foot-tall Hershey Bars and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Advertised as the "Sweetest Place on Earth," the park's 100-plus acres has more than 65 rides and attractions, a "Boardwalk" with a lazy river and wave pool, a wildlife park called ZooAmerica with hundreds of animals, as well as tons of live entertainment options. Begun in 1907, Hersheypark is prized as one of America's cleanest and greenest theme parks. Among its historical rides are the Comet, a 1946-vintage wooden roller coaster, and a carousel built in 1919 that has 66 hand-carved wooden horses. For thrill seekers, some of the newer rides include the exciting Lightning Racer double-track wooden racing coaster, the Great Bear steel inverted coaster, and the Roller Soaker—half roller coaster, half water ride. There are also big-name concerts and sporting events at Hersheypark Stadium, the Star Pavilion, and Giant Center.

Sight Information


100 W. Hersheypark Dr., Rte. 743 and U.S. 422, Hershey, Pennsylvania, 17033, United States

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717-534–3090; 800-437–7439

Sight Details:

  • $53.95
  • Memorial Day–Labor Day, daily 10–10, some earlier closings; May and Sept., weekends and occasional weekdays, call for hrs

Updated 05/19/2011


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