Tourist Attractions and Activities to Visit in Hershey, PA

Plan Your Trip to Hershey PA!

Begin your family adventure or vacation in Hershey, PA, home to world-class museums, exclusive resorts, and must-experience family attractions for visitors of all ages. Hershey is commonly known as the site of the famous Hershey Chocolate Company, The Hershey Gardens, the ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park, and other well-known Pennsylvania points of interest. These grand tourist attractions in Hershey are just a short drive from The AACA Museum. We welcome guests in the Harrisburg metro area, as well as Lancaster, Lebanon, and all of Pennsylvania, to visit our museum and other nearby attractions during their visit.  Enjoy this video from the Hershey Harrisburg Regional visitor’s bureau on all the stories you can create while visiting the greater Hershey, Pennsylvania and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area.


Hershey, which is conveniently located in the center of Pennsylvania, provides guests ample opportunity to experience all that the community has to offer. Commonly referred to as “Chocolatetown, USA” and “The Sweetest Place on Earth,” Hershey, PA offers some fun-for-all attractions in the vicinity, such as Hershey’s Chocolate World, HERSHEYPARK, Hershey’s Trolley Works, and the Hershey’s Gardens. Touring these attractions is a blast for the whole family.

The bustling city is also home to some unique antique shops, such as Crossroads Antiques, Ziegler’s in the Country, Antique Depot, and Olde Factory Antiques & Crafts. If you’re looking for an attraction that is a little livelier, stop by ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife Park. This fantastic 11-acre walk-through zoo has more than 200 animals and is open year-round.

Although tourism attractions and things to do in Hershey, PA are plentiful, be sure to make The AACA Museum, Inc. your first stop on the itinerary. You’ll get the opportunity to view hundreds of vintage vehicles, each in a unique scene or setting. Whether you’re looking to beat the summer heat or for things to do in the rain, the Museum is your place for indoor family fun in Hershey. For more information about the museum or to learn about our upcoming events or exhibits, search our website or call us today.

The Hershey Partnership: Hershey PA Chamber of Commerce
Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau
Discover Lancaster Visitors Bureau

Visit Lebanon Valley
York County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau
Gettysburg Convention & Visitors Bureau


Things To Do In Hershey PA



local_chocworldExplore THE MANY WONDERS OF CHOCOLATE at the first HERSHEY’S CHOCOLATE WORLD Attraction located in CHOCOLATETOWN, USA – Hershey, Pennsylvania! Treat yourself to an assortment of one-of-kind experiences and discover the sweetest feeling of pure happiness. Plan your chocolate adventure today! Chocolate World is the perfect destination for all ages!
Hershey’s Chocolate World


local_hersheyparkOver 100 acres of fun! Hersheypark® is open from early May through late September and features over 60 rides and attractions including 11 roller coasters, The Boardwalk at Hersheypark water play area and world-class entertainment!


local_zooZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife Park, an 11-acre walk-through zoo, features more than 200 animals representing five regions of North America. Creatures of the Night is a unique Halloween destination. Guests stroll through blue lit exhibits and experience the nocturnal behaviors of animals. Special group rates are available for groups of 15 or more. ZOOAMERICA is fun for all ages and is open year round.

Hershey Trolley Works

local_trolleyAll Aboard for a truly memorable excursion on the Hershey Trolley! The journey begins in front of HERSHEY’s CHOCOLATE WORLD and from there singing trolley conductors take you on a fascinating, sentimental journey that is engaging for all ages. Don’t miss the old-fashioned fun and informative entertainment of this one-of-a-kind ride through the town built on chocolate.

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course

Penn National Race Course Hollywood CasinoHollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course is your destination for world-class casino gaming and entertainment! Play over 2,450 slot machines and over 56 action-packed table games. A variety of dining options with quick snacks to gourmet meals offers something for everyone. Don’t miss the thrill of live and simulcast thoroughbred horse racing year-round. Hollywood Casino is 15 minutes northeast of Harrisburg and 10 minutes north of Hershey off exit 80 on Interstate 81.

Hershey Gardens

local_gardensHershey Gardens features 23 acres of horticultural excellence! The 3 1/2 acre original rose garden contains more than 7,000 roses of 275 varieties, as well as extensive collections of specimen trees and shrubs. Stroll among the nationally recognized seasonal displays, magnificent theme gardens, the fantastic indoor Butterfly House and new Children’s Garden.
Hershey Gardens

The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue

Located in the heart of Chocolatetown, this new world-class museum guides visitors on an inspirational journey through Milton S. Hershey’s lifetime and beyond, a tale spanning more than 150 years of trials and triumphs, philanthropic endeavors and one man’s unwavering confidence.
The Hershey Story

Hershey Theatre

Hershey Theatre stageLocated in downtown Hershey, this magnificent theatre has established itself as the area’s premier performing arts center, presenting the finest in touring Broadway shows, classical music and dance attractions, and world-renowned entertainers.

Founders Hall

local_founders-hallFree admission – Visit Milton Hershey School’s Founders Hall and learn about Mr. & Mrs. Hershey’s most significant achievement, the country’s largest pre-K home and school for boys and girls from families of low income and social need. A video presentation describing Milton Hershey School, its students, and its programs are shown each day.
Founders Hall

The Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society

Free Admission – Stroll through yesteryear on sweet streets named Chocolate and Cocoa. Discover life as we once knew it with over 50,000 artifacts dating back to the 17th century.

Hershey for the Holidays

local_holidaysSweets, Treats, Sights, and Sounds abound in Hershey over the holidays! With over 2 million lights Hershey sparkles beyond compare! Gift giving is easy with the specialty shops at The Antique Auto Museum, the holiday boutique shops at HERSHEYPARK, the sweet treats at HERSHEY’s Chocolate World and the outlet shopping at THE OUTLETS AT HERSHEY, PA. Enjoy unique attractions this time of year including HERSHEYPARK Christmas Candylane, HERSHEY Sweet Lights– a drive-thru spectacular of lights, A Chocolatetown Christmas dinner theatre and much more!

Local Shopping in Hershey and surrounding areas

The Tanger Outlets at Hershey

There’s excellent bargain shopping at The Tanger Outlets. You’ll find designer brand outlet stores offering 30-70% off everyday retail and tax-free shopping on apparel and footwear. Brand names include Polo Ralph Lauren, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Jones New York, Nine West, and Nautica.
The Tanger Outlets at Hershey

Enjoy shopping at local antique shops:

Crossroads Antiques

825 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033

Olde Factory Antiques & Crafts

139 South Hanover Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036