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  • HersheyPro 2014
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    Great tourist destination with a terrific amusement park, some museums and a delightful downtown. Chocolate World is a must do. Beautiful scenery from the car museum too.

    Recommended for:History BuffsBudget TravelersFamily TravelersLGBT
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  • HersheyPro 2014
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    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!

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversFamily TravelersLocal CultureStudents
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  • HersheyPro 2014
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    The town in Pennsylvania where Hersey's chocolates originate from and where you can still visit a Hersey choclate theme park.

    Recommended for:BackpackersFamily TravelersFoodiesLocal Culture
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  • HersheyPro 2014
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    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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    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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  • Hershey

    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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  • HersheyPro 2014
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    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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    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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  • Hershey

    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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  • Hershey

    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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  • Hershey

    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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  • HersheyPro 2014
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    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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  • Hershey

    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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  • Hershey

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

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  • Hershey

    yummy to my tummy

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  • Hershey

    aome vacation with kids

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  • Hershey

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

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  • Hershey

    you have to visit hershey park if you go

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  • Hershey

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

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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 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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