- The list below includes 116 free or cheap things to do in or near Hershey, Pennsylvania, including 75 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Music Venue, Movie Theaters and Breweries.
- From Hershey Gardens to Troegs Brewing Company, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Hershey and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Harrisburg, York, Mechanicsburg and Lancaster.
Founded in 1846 by a group of Baptists, Bucknell University, has grown to more than 100 buildings on its 450-acre campus. Known as one of the top liberal arts universities in the nation, the Bucknell campus features an art gallery, performing arts center and literary centers.
83% 6 votes
Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA MoreLess Info
The Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center is a museum and cultural center dedicated to promoting the Pennsylvania German Culture. The museum features a collection of over 10,000 artifacts representing rural life of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Built in 1941, The Campus Theatre, is one of the few remaining single-screen, art-deco movie theaters in America. In addition to the first-run movies, guests are enthralled with the mirrored lobby, wall and ceiling murals and bronze leafing.
Established in 2001, the Lewisburg Farmers Market, has grown from its humble beginnings to more than 20 vendors. The market features seasonal produce, jams & jellies, meats, baked goods, and more; with occasional special events throughout the season.
Housed in one of the state's oldest log buildings, the Packwood House Museum holds the Fetherston's collection of glass, ceramics, textiles, furniture, paintings, Pennsylvania German decorative arts, and Oriental art. The woodland garden features a collection of Japanese cedar trees.
53% 36 votes
2638 Emmitsburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325 MoreLess Info
Gettysburg Family Amusement Complex offers activities for all ages and tastes, including a classic vintage mini golf course, go kart racing, laser tag and arcade games. Bring a picnic to enjoy at the outdoor pavilion.
50% 2 votes
340 Reading Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815 MoreLess Info
Named after a natural rock formation overlooking the Susquehanna River, Indian Head Recreational Campground is a family style campground. Visitors may enjoy fishing in the nearby river or traversing one of the available walking trails.
Spanning 10,000 square feet, The Thought Lot is a center for contemporary art that functions as both gallery and performance venue. The Thought Lot also hosts classes, and emphasizes developing and showcasing local artistic talent.