Harrisburg-Hershey

Things to do in Harrisburg-Hershey

Learn how chocolate is transformed from bean to bar taking the Great American Chocolate Tour, a roller-coaster-style ride through a simulated factory, narrated by cartoon cows. Then, taste some of the company’s signature wares at Hershey’s Chocolate Tasting 101 at Hershey’s Chocolate World.

Brace Yourself: Opened in May 2008, the so-called “sweetest place on earth” just got edgier.

This hilly Phoenix coaster dates from 1947, and the nearly finished Flying Turns is an open-chute toboggan. Among the park’s more than 50 rides, there are also classics like retro bumper cars and a creepy haunted house.

Penn State runs its own creamery, and it operates its own popular ice cream parlor with 18 flavors on rotation including cherry chip and peanut butter marshmallow.