Hershey is a census-designated place and unincorporated community located in Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania in the United States of America. The town has various attractions such as the Hershey’s Chocolates which is a manufactur company in Hershey. The chocolate company was founded by candy magnate Milton S. Hershey. It is part of Harrisburg –Carlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area and located 14 miles to the east of Harrisburg. Currently, the town has no legal rights to provide municipal services hence Derry Township provides its services. Census done in 2010 showed that the region has a population of 14,257. Because of the chocolate production, the town is referred to as The Sweetest Place on Earth.
In Hershey, you will find something for every season. The breathtaking gardens, mouth-watering treats, thrilling attractions and luxurious accommodations. Hershey has a strong reputation because of the chocolate-coated candy kingdom which has grown over the years. Visitors who visit the town are always reminded of the sweet heritage of the heavenly smell of the chocolates. The cocoa avenues in Hershey are lined with Hershey Kisses streetlights. A walk through the beautiful Hershey Gardens will give you a glimpse of Mr. Hershey tribute to his wife. It is the best place to spend your holiday.
Apart from the chocolates, there are also other attractions that attract more than 2 million visitors annually. There are show-stopping entertainment and heart-pounding roller coasters. There is also a wildlife park that features more than 200 animals of 75 species. In the wildlife you can have an opportunity to see different animals and enjoy your stay. There are also seasonal special events which include Creatures of the Night and many others. The winter season transforms the town into Christmas Candy Lane which is a favorite holiday for children of all the ages. You can also visit the Santa at the North Pole. There are various places where you can shop for unique gifts and enjoy the sweet treats in the winter season.
There are various family attractions in the region which will make your family have the best experience. You can enjoy a breathtaking trip underground by visiting Indian Echo Caverns. It is a natural phenomenon which can be fun to the whole family. If you need to have more fun with your family, you can have go-cart races or play miniature golf at Adventure Sports. Every year in October, you can also enjoy the annual meeting of the Antique Auto Club of America. If you are a sports enthusiast then, this is the place to enjoy, Hershey’s host of athletic attractions annually. Also, there is horse racing which takes place at Penn National Race Course. You can get the action personally at the five spectacular championship golf courses. In every season, Hershey brings family shows and popular entertainers. The local clubs also offer spectacular dancing setting.
The community is built on History and aims at preserving the future generations’ way of life in its ways. It has a Museum where the visitors get the opportunity to know more about the community and how the city began. The life and the vision of the founder Milton S. Hershey are found in the Museum. To get more information on the history of the community one should also visit the Milton Hershey School Founders Hall, which is the largest unsupported dome in the Western Hemisphere. Hershey has an incredible history which visitors have to know and understand. The other attractions include Hershey Theatre, Symphony Orchestra, and Country Club.
There is also the Hershey Entertainment company which operates and owns the Hershey Park Stadium. In the stadium, there are various events that are held which attract a broad spectrum of individuals. There are other attractions such as Hershey Gardens and ZooAmerica which have created job opportunities for different people who live in the locality. There are also other facilities such as the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, which is located in Hershey. The Pennsylvania State Police and Derry Township Police Departments are recognized as the major law enforcement agencies. Additionally, Hershey is a home to a few museums, an opulent spa, and four world-class golf courses.
A visit in Hershey is not complete without visiting the Hershey Stadium. Various famous artists and people invited into the stadium. For instance, The Dixie Chicks and in a separate occasion Demi Lovato. In 2004, the venue hosted President George W. Bush re-election campaign event. Also, the venue is a home to the Cocoa Bean Game. A football game between Milton S. Hershey High School and Hershey High School is held annually. The sporting and events that are held in the stadium are the best. Hence, they attract a wide audience from different parts of the world. Popular culture is also a common practice in the community.
After the visit and walk, you need a place to relax and spend your night with your friends and loved ones. Hershey hosts a variety of motels, conference centers and motels for every need whether individual, a group or a family. They give you the experience of feeling at home while at the same time you are far away from home. They give you another home that is better. One of the places that you can enjoy your night with friends and loved ones is the Inn at Westwynd Farm. In the Inn, you get an opportunity to enjoy luxurious guest rooms, afternoon refreshments, gourmet breakfasts and moving around the Inn with the beautiful horses. Also, you can visit or spend your night in the Hillside Farm Bed and Breakfast. Here, you will get one suite, two guest rooms and two cottages that are surrounded by farms. Additionally, you can get accommodation at the Olde Square Inn Bed and Breakfast. Here you will get gracious accommodations. The hospitality and good accommodation provided will give you time to relax and adventure more into the town.
Visiting Hershey is a breathtaking experience for all the visitors. If you want to have the most memorable experience in your life, then this is the place to be.