- TripBuzz found 90 things to do with kids in or near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, including 71 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like York, Hershey, Mechanicsburg and Carlisle.
- From State Museum of Pennsylvania to Whitaker Center, the Harrisburg area offers 66 different types of family activities, including: Bowling, Movie Theaters, Parks and Historic Buildings.
- Situated on the east bank of the Susquehanna River is Pennsylvania's capital city, Harrisburg. The city plays host to the annual Pennsylvania Farm show, the largest indoor agricultural show in the US that is also free to the public. Rated by Forbes in 2010 as the 'Second best city to raise a family', residents enjoy the cities widespread cultural activities.
Doc's Roller Review is an entertainment complex featuring a number of fun amenities and attractions for its guests to enjoy. These attractions include rollerskating, a large game room, and an in-house snack bar.
550 Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA MoreLess Info
The 10 000-seat Giant Center is home to the Hershey Bears hockey club, and also hosts concerts and large-scale entertainments. Weekend public skates give visitors a chance to experience the ice surface firsthand.
When the Hershey Factory could no longer hold the number of guests that wanted to tour it, the company created Hershey's Chocolate World. Visitors can take a ten-minute chocolate tour ride, make their own candy bars, go on a trolley ride around Hershey, participate in chocolate tasting groups, and shop.
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100 West Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, PA 17033 MoreLess Info
In 1910, Milton Hershey was given 12 prairie dogs, and that started the formation of ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park. Today, the park has over 200 animals all from North America.
Established in 1999 the Hershey Area Playhouse entertains locals and visitors with quality stage productions put forth by local talent. The playhouse puts out its own newsletter to keep members informed of upcoming happenings and productions for the coming season.
Milton S. Hershey originally founded Hershey Park in 1905 as a place for his employees to have picnics, and soon started adding thrill rides. The park is open to the public and has 68 rides, including 11 roller coasters.
63 West Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033 MoreLess Info
The Hershey Story contains 10,000 square feet of interactive exhibits that tells the rags to riches story of Milton Hershey and how he gave back gave to the community. At the building, children can participate in a 45-minute chocolate lab; meanwhile, everyone can eat at the cafe, and shop.