Hershey Park was created for the emloyees and relatives of Milton S. Hershey's Chocolate Factory on April 24, 1907. Milton wanted to create a more pleasant environment for workers and residents in his community than any typical factory town of the time. Now offering over 60 attractions, including 10 world class roller coasters, Hershey Park is one of the cleanest, oldest, and true-to-his-theme amusement parks in this country!
Hershey Park has more than 90 acres of thrilling rides, stupendous shows, and taste-tempting eateries. Get soaked on one of the world's tallest and wettest splashdown rides, "Tidal Force." "Great Bear" Pennsylvania's only steel inverted roller coaster.
The Boardwalk at Hersheypark, their largest attraction, not only commemorates Hersheypark's centennial but the beaches of the East Coast as well. Check out the 5 distinctive water attractions, including East Coast Waterworks, the largest water-play structure in the world, plus all the sights and sounds of this new water play area.
The origins of the zoo lie with the story of Franz and Louise Zinner who moved to Lebanon, PA from Weisenberg, Germany in 1899. The Zinners had owned twelve prairie dogs and a bear cub, however they were unable to keep them in their yard in Lebanon. They also knew that Milton Hershey was in the early stages of building a park and in 1905 they went to see Hershey to speak to him about keeping the animals as a park attraction. Hershey agreed and after a lengthy discussion the two men decided to build a zoo. Franz Zinner served as the zookeeper until his death during the 1918 Flu Epidemic.
Hershey Chocolate World
Fun and sweetness meet adventure and excitement at Hershey's Chocolate World, a totally interactive chocolate experience and a shopperï¿½s paradise for anything and everything Hershey.
Your tour begins in the tropical rain forest where cocoa beans grow. As the beans are harvested, follow their journey across the ocean to America, where they are delivered to The Sweetest Place on Earth; Hershey, Pennsylvania. Then, engage your senses as the cocoa beans continue through a simulated Hershey's Chocolate Factory. Here you will see, feel, and hear the processes that deliciously transform the beans into milk chocolate. This fun and informative ride concludes with a free sample of Hershey's great American chocolate!