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    Lauren Baker
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    5 Jan 13, 2014

    What makes Hershey fun to visit is the fact that chocolate pervades every inch of the town, not just the factory and theme park. The entire town smells like chocolate! The street lights are shaped like kisses! When you visit, bring your sweet tooth!

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    4 Aug 19, 2013

    The town in Pennsylvania where Hersey's chocolates originate from and where you can still visit a Hersey choclate theme park.

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    Joseph Coureur
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    3 Mar 31, 2013

    I liked the city well enough, but there's not much there. Hershey was one of the "company towns" completely controlled by the single employer in the area, so there's some interesting history there.

    The whole place seems like chocolate, which is not as pleasant as it sounds.

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    Becky M.
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    3 Jul 21, 2012

    I've only ever really driven through Hershey, which is an awesome place because it smells like chocolate and the streetlights are shaped like Hershey's Kisses.

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    Lois Minturn
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Fun place to visit, of course we were visiting for the Hershey chocolate factory. The town actually does smell like chocolate. Take the trolley tour very informative. Tour the choc. factory was fun. Kids loved it also.

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    Leigh Virkus
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    3 Jul 05, 2012

    This is all about chocolate - Hershey chocolate. The town is very pretty and even the lamp posts are shaped like Hershey Kisses. The best thing is probably the amusement park but take some time to go through the town.

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    Andrea L Weaver
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    2 Jul 05, 2012

    Went to Hershey in the winter to see the factory and do the tour. Tour was disappointing it is a ride targeted for kids complete with singing cows and all. IMO don't waste your time.

    The gift shop did have some rare versions of the candy which are probably hard to find anywhere else (think kit-kat Reese's combination) but that's about all this place had going for it.

    There is a theme park, but it was closed because it was winter so I can't really comment on it- it may make the trip worthwhile...

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    Frederick Schad
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    This is a great place to go for a weekend trip. There are rides, shows, and the Hershey Lodge is nice.

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    Keri Boling
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    hershey chocolate factory was wonderful! made my own designer candy bar.Alot to see on the tour.Many desserts and chocolate items to buy.hershey theme park is across the street.Something for everyone to enjoy!

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    tami brown
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Has great outlet shopping, and the tour of Hershey is so much fun. Unique city street lights shaped like Hershey Kisses

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    Arlo Hemphill
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    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Definitely worth a single visit, particularly if you live on the east coast of the U.S. My biggest impression was that the entire town smelled of chocolate, and that even the landscaping utilized cacao (chocolate bean) shellings as mulch. It's chocolate city for sure and wears thin once your sweet tooth runs dry. However, it's good family fun and something to see.

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    Bartravel
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Hershey is a small touristy town whose entire tourist appeal is based solely on its chocolate factory. (Full article here: http://www.bartravel.com/english/newus/hershey_amish.htm)

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    Kathleen Beck
    4 Jul 20, 2012

    Great for families. Fun place and who doesn't like chocolate!

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    Nally
    3 Jul 16, 2012
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    רחל ידגר
    5 Jul 10, 2012

    yummy to my tummy

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    Rebecca Barrett Boisvert
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    aome vacation with kids

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    Alexis Gt Lexy
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Was there in April 2011 for my daughter's 6th birthday

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    Bill Preston
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    you have to visit hershey park if you go

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    Joanne Ahrent
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    lot's of fun@ the amusement park& chocolate factory, YUM!

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    Lila Simpson
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    That park is great, my family goes there every summer. I luv the factory theme.

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27,714 people visited Hershey

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An industrial town founded in 1903, Hershey is perhaps best known for its chocolate factory. Also called "Chocolatetown, USA" and "The Sweetest Place on Earth", Hershey is global headquarters to the Hershey Company and home to HersheyPark amusement park. Immerse yourself in Hershey's Kisses and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups at Hershey's Chocolate World, the company's visitor center featuring ... read more
restaurants, shops, a 3-D show and tour ride. Other nearby attractions include the Hersheypark Arena and Stadium, the Hershey Museum and Hershey Gardens.

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