- 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.
1 Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park, Harrisburg, PA MoreLess Info
The National Civil War Museum contains 4,400 artifacts, along with 21,000 archival pieces covering both sides of the Civil War. The museum is divided into a timeline so visitors can understand what happened when during the Civil War.
A prominent cemetery in the Harrisburg area is the historical Harrisburg Cemetery. The cemetery was originally founded in 1845 and is a burial ground for Revolutionary War soldiers and prominent political figures.
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50 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101 MoreLess Info
Small batch beers, craft sodas including root beer made with cane sugar, hamburgers, and pizza are available at Appalachian Brewing Company. The company also offers live performers, and some tours of the building.
Constructed out of limestone, The Forum Auditorium features the region's symphony performances and operas for visitors to enjoy. The ceiling of the auditorium is designed to look like constellations in the sky.
222 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17963 MoreLess Info
The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts is a 130,000 square foot building. The center has the only IMAX Theater in central Pennsylvania, 240 science exhibits, and a 664-seat theater.
The Wildwood Park contains the Benjamin Olewine III Nature center where children can climb a tree, read a nature story, and watch birds eat from bird feeders, and parents can shop at the gift store. The park also contains nature trails ranging from .25 miles to 3.1 miles.
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City Island, 600 Riverside Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17101 MoreLess Info
A miniature golf course that features 18 scenic and carefully landscaped holes, Water Golf On City Island features bridges, waterfalls, and flower trellises. The course also offers group discounts and party packages.
Metro Bank Park is located on City Island, and is the home field for the Harrisburg Senators. The island also contains a playground, outdoor fitness area, replica trading post, arcade, steam trains, carriages, and a beach.
President Eisenhower declared the Joseph Huston designed Italian Renaissance style Pennsylvania State Capitol the prettiest building he ever saw. The highlight of the building is the 272-foot dome inspired by Michelangelo's St. Peter's Basilica dome in Rome.
The State Museum of Pennsylvania has over 4,000,000 objects related to life in Pennsylvania since the beginning of time. Areas of the museum include archaeology, community life, domestic life, fine arts, industry, technology, military history, paleontology, geology, popular culture, political history, zoology, …