Hershey's Chocolate World In Hershey, PA
I've been to Chocolate World in Hershey, PA several times, and I'm sure I'll be back soon enough. All of Chocolate World consists of the factory, Hershey Parks and Gardens, the chocolate spa, and the historical tour and museum.
Admission is free to Hershey's Great American Chocolate Tour. My kids usually go on this s few times whenever we're there. (I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that everyone gets a free chocolate sample on the way out.) Moving carts take you through a simulated chocolate factory, all the way from harvesting to the finished sample. Warning, there are large singing cows throughout the tour! It's a huge hit with the kiddos.
The gift shops have everything your sweet tooth desires, with sections dedicated entirely to the Reese's fans and Hershey's Milk Chocolate fans. Home to the world's largest Hershey's Kiss and Hershey Bar, you'll have plenty of photo opp's. In addition to edible gifts, the shops are filled with unique novelties; from little keychains all the way up to $300.00 giant stuffed animals.
But before you spend all over your souvenir money in the gift shops, I suggest you head to the Factory Works area; where you can create a custom item, make your own candy bar, get your picture on a Hershey bar, or fill your own Hershey Kiss container and get your photo on it. All of these range in price from $7.95 to $19.95. The actual end product combined with the souvenirs and factory experience is well worth the price, especially if you have young children.
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When you're tired of walking around, what better place to sit and relax than the bakery and food court. They have everything from an ice cream shop to coffee and cupcakes, cookies and mini cheesecakes, as well as a few delicious places to grab lunch.
There are several other things to do there; like chocolate tasting, a trolley tour, and a 3D show. For pricing a scheduling info, click here.
Click here for info on Hershey Park. It's a full-size amusement park that requires a separate visit altogether. Admission to Hershey Park gets you into both the amusement park and the water park.
The Hershey spa is another attraction in the area worth checking out. It is quite pricey though. Click here for more info on The Spa at Hotel Hershey. Hopefully one day I can do a sponsored post for them. Call me, Hershey!