Harrisburg-Hershey

Things to do in Harrisburg-Hershey

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.

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.