Hershey/Harrisburg, PA

You know the candy, but do you know the story?  Visitors of all ages can find out how Milton Hershey’s dream was the building block for the entire town. Schools, a timeless hotel, thrilling theme park, sprawling gardens and more bear his name and delight visitors in every season.

Top Activities

Hershey’s Chocolate World: Experience the one-of-a-kind attraction that lets you create your own candy bar using real factory equipment at HERSHEY”S Create You Own Candy Bar! Enjoy a FREE Chocolate Making Tour. Experience Hershey’s® Chocolate World® New 4D Show, HERSHEY’S Chocolate Tasting Adventure,  Food Court and more.

Hersheypark®: Hersheypark® delights guests of all ages with more than 65 rides and attractions (including 12 thrilling roller coasters.)  Cool off with nine water attractions in The BoardwalkAt Hersheypark®, enjoy live entertainment, and explore ZooAmerica®! Stay over in Hershey and take advantage of our multi-day Hersheypark flex ticket plans! Get the total Hershey experience at The Hotel Hershey, Hershey Lodge and Hershey Highmeadow Campground.

Pennsylvania State Capitol Tours: President Theodore Roosevelt called it the “handsomest building” he’d ever seen. Pennsylvania’s State Capitol is considered is considered priceless, a true Palace of Art. Located in the heart of Harrisburg, FREE guided tours of the capitol are offered seven days a week.

Tanger Outlets Hershey: With the sounds of roller coasters blowing in the wind, this Outlet Center is a shopper’s delight with over 60 stores including Polo Ralph Lauren, Under Armour, Coach, Banana Republic and Gap Outlet. $$ Note: There is no sales tax on clothing and shoes in Pennsylvania!

Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course: A red carpet experience awaits your group when you visit Central Pennsylvania’s premier entertainment facility open 24/7. The Casino floor features Blackjack, Poker, Roulette, Craps, and more, plus 2,450 hot slots.  Restaurants range from elegant fine dining to casual fare and free live entertainment sets the high energy mood. Plus, enjoy live and simulcast thoroughbred horse racing year-round.

 

Ideas for First Time Visitors:

  • Hersheypark
  • Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction
  • The Pennsylvania Capitol Building
  • Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course
  • The National Civil War Museum

Ideas for Repeat Visitors:

  • Indian Echo Caverns
  • Roundtop Mountain Resort
  • Hershey Harrisburg Wine and Craft Beer Countries
  • PA National Fire Museum
  • Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts

Special Events

AAH Collaborative Exhibition

The Art Association of Harrisburg has invited four faculty members from Pennsylvania College of Art and Design’s (PCA&D) photography department and three woodworkers from Mellow Minded Café to exhibit their work in a collaborative exhibition entitled, (photo)synthesis: from wood to paper, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 8th, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm. This diverse show merges the practices of fine art and craft, while synthesizing various mediums, as well as, display and installation practices.


Always… Patsy Cline

Always… Patsy Cline

  • Written and Originally Directed by Ted Swindley
  • Based on a True Story

A music legend and pioneer in Country music, Patsy Cline’s unique stylings remain as relevant and popular today as they were over five decades ago. The original cross-over sensation, topping the Country and Pop Charts, Cline paved the way for artists such as, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain, and Carrie Underwood. Always… Patsy Cline is based on a touching true story affectionately told through letters written between Patsy and her biggest fan turned confidant, Louise Segar. A genuine bond of friendship, which began over a cup of coffee, lasted until Cline’s untimely death in 1963. Told through downhome country humor, heartache and celebration, Always… Patsy Cline takes audiences through the ups and downs, from her breakthrough on live radio, to her rise to fame at the Grand Ole Opry. Featuring 27 unforgettable hits, including “Crazy,” “Walkin’ After Midnight,” “I Fall to Pieces,” and “Sweet Dreams,” this musical memory book is a glorious tribute to the one-of-a-kind sound of Patsy Cline!

Discounts for Youth (17 and younger) and Seniors (60 and over) are available by calling the Fulton Theatre Box Office at 717-397-7425.


Harrisburg Senators vs Hartford Yard Goats

Opening pitch:

  • Thu. – 7:00pm
  • Fri. – 7:00pm (Fireworks)
  • Sat. – 6:00pm
  • Sun. – 1:30pm

The Harrisburg Senators are a minor-league baseball team based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The team, which plays in the Eastern League, is the Double-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals.

Local Transportation

Premiere #1 Limousine Service: For 10 years, Premiere #1 Limousine Service has provided luxury transportation services in Central PA. We offer a versatile fleet of sedans, suvs, vans, limousines and buses.  Our 24-hour dispatch center is there to answer your call 24/7. We are also the closest transportation company to Harrisburg International Airport (MDT).


Lowee’s Group Tours/Innovative Coaches: With 30 years of experience, we know how to select the best venues with our guests’ budgets and desires top of mind. We offer services for every age group from students to seniors. Our tours and events are specially designed to create a unique experience. Our events can range from a few hours to several days.


Bailey Motor Coach: With a fleet of late model deluxe motorcoaches, Bailey Coach provides transportation for schools, churches, senior groups, and team travel. Our luxury coaches offer convenient amenities and seating for 26, 47 or 55 passengers. For smaller groups and individuals, we offer private car and van transportation.


Unique Limousine: Unique Limousine is a family company, providing only the best in professional chauffeured transportation. We accommodate groups of all sizes with expert service and caring attention to detail. From day trips to multi-day conventions, we promise you an outstanding “Unique Limousine” experience.


Executive Coach: Executive Coach has been providing group charter services and ground transportation since 1979. Our services include motorcoach charter transportation, shuttles, pier transfers, long distance service, corporate events, school groups and sports teams. The fleet consists of 30, 41, and 56 fully-equipped passenger coaches.


Distance from Major Airports

  • Harrisburg International Airport (to downtown Harrisburg) – 11 miles

Local Tour Guides

Harrisburg Tours, Talks and Walks: Experience the full story of William Penn, John Harris, Simon Cameron and many more with my exclusive historical WINDSHIELD TOUR tailor made for your group. You’ll see the sights and visit the attractions making your Harrisburg experience come to life. Memories are made here!