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Mmmm... Chocolate

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A September 2006 trip to Hershey by grannola

Hersheys Chocolate World Photo, Hershey, Pennsylvania More Photos
Quote: We could not leave the area without a side trip to Hershey.

Mmmm... Chocolate

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Overview

Hershey's Chocolate World Photo, Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Hershey is truly the town that chocolate built. There are many attractions, but they all have Hershey in the title and at least some chocolate connections.First and foremost is Hershey Chocolate World. This is the place where you get to take a tour of a pretend chocolate factory (it's more like a ride than anything). They have lots of opportunities to spend money (on photos and yummier things), but the tour is free (includes a free chocolate sample) and even the parking is free if you stay less than 2 hours. It is open year-round.Hershey Gardens is also open year-round. The cost of admission is about for adults, less for kids. It is a collection of gardens with different themes. B...Read More

Comfort Inn Harrisburg

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Hotel

Comfort Inn Harrisburg Photo, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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We stayed at the Comfort Inn in Harrisburg near Hershey so we could go visit the Hershey World attractions.We checked in without any problems, got a cot and a playpen in our room. We had reserved a crib when we made the reservation, so it was already there. The cot was brought right down and the clerk helped move some chairs out of the way so we could get it set up next to the wall.Then we tried to turn on the TV. The TV remote control didn’t work. We went to the desk, got another one, which also didn’t work. Went back to the desk, got a 3rd and finally 4th zapper. The 4th one was the charm, and it worked fine.We were there on Labour Day, so the first morning breakf...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 4, 2006

Comfort Inn Harrisburg
7744 Linglestown Road
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17112
717-540-8400

Perkins Family Restaurant Photo, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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We decided to try Perkins Family Restaurant because it was right across the street from the hotel we were staying at. Perkins is a chain in the US that we'd never heard of before.We were not sure what to think when we saw the portable church in the yard. (I have never seen one of those before, it was a converted 18-wheeler with a big sign that read "Mobile Chapel"), but we decided to give it a go anyway. As it turned out, Perkins is a combination family restaurant and bakery. They have several different varieties of pie in a cooler just inside the door. They all looked delicious. They sell pies by the slice or the whole pie to take with you.The kids menu is great, with all d...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 18, 2006

Perkins Family Restaurant
7833 Linglestown Rd.
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17112
(717) 545-5650

Hershey's Chocolate World

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Attraction

Hershey's Chocolate World Photo, Hershey, Pennsylvania
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We opted for the free ride through the pretend chocolate factory. Although Hershey World is right next to Hershey Park, and the 8-year-old wanted to go on the roller coasters, we convinced him that that was not the best option considering our group. Anyway, he liked the chocolate tour ride, so it was OK.We got there around 10am, which is when the park next door opens, but there were no line-ups. (It was labour day and things were winding down a bit.)There were several rides and things that cost a lot of money at Hershey World. There was a trolley tour that went up past the actual factory, a 3-D movie, etc. With the baby, we decided we'd just skip most of that and take in the f...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 4, 2006

Hershey's Chocolate World
251 Park Boulevard
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
(717) 534-4900

Hershey Gardens

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Attraction

Hershey Gardens Photo, Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Hershey Gardens was a place we could go with the kids without paying an arm and a leg and get some exercise and fresh air. It is not far from Hershey Chocolate World and it overlooks Hershey Park.When we first went in, there was a sign that told how Mr. Hershey had been asked to donate a public garden to Washington, DC. Mr. Hershey decided he'd rather plant a garden closer to home where the locals could enjoy it and Hershey Gardens was born. They have a beautiful collection of gardens, rose garden (based on Mrs. Hershey's rose garden), rock garden, herb gardens, etc. Of course, the kids were more interested in things they could do.There was the best butterfly house that we've ever been...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 14, 2006

Hershey Gardens
156 Hotel Road
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
(717) 958-356