100 W Hersheypark Dr, Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033 USA

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“amazing family theme park”

Hersheypark (known as Hershey Park until 1970) is a family theme park situated in Hershey, Derry Township, Pennsylvania, United States, about 15 miles east of Harrisburg, and 95 miles west of Philadelphia. Founded in 1905 by Milton S. Hershey, as a leisure park for the employees of the Hershey Chocolate Company, as of 2012, the park is wholly and privately owned by Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company. The park has won several awards, including the IAAPA Applause Award. The park opened its first roller coaster in 1923, the The Wild Cat, an early Philadelphia Toboggan Company coaster. In 1970, Hershey Park began a redevelopment plan which made the park into the new Hersheypark. The 1970s brought the first looping roller coaster on the East Coast, as well as a 330 foot tall observation tower, the Kissing Tower. Beginning in the mid-1980s, the park rapidly expanded. Between 1991 and 2008, the park added eight roller coasters and a water park. As of 2011, the park's area covers over 110 acres, containing over 60 rides and attractions. The park contains a waterpark called The Boardwalk at Hersheypark, and a zoo called ZOOAMERICA - North American Wildlife Park. Adjacent is Hershey's Chocolate World, a visitors' center that is open to the public and that contains shops, restaurants, and a chocolate factory-themed ride.

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Hannah M.

This place screams fun! My husband and I brought our family here for the entire day in June. We ate so much played all the rides visited all the attractions and so on. We did buy the cup with... Read more

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Fresita E.

Hersheypark is one of the best places on earth. They have 14 roller coasters and many family ride. It is my homenaje cause I literly go there every day. Stay Hersheypark Happy Peace. Read more

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Jennifer M.

Seeing we got a good deal on season passes, our daughter talked us into going to the Dark Nights scare zones and attractions. We opted for all of the scare events. While I see a few reviews were... Read more


100 W Hersheypark Dr
Hershey, Pennsylvania
17033 USA


Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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