H - Hershey, Pa.
Know as the sweetest place on earth and indeed the whole town smells like chocolate!
Yes, it is true that the town of Hershey, Pa. was started by Milton S. Hershey in 1903 when he broke ground for his factory there and a planned community. That within itself is quite a story and you can read more about that here. Not only a brilliant businessman but a man with vision and care for his fellow mankind.
It should be of no surprise that nearly everything in the town seems to have to do with Hershey like the
which has established itself as the area's premier performing arts center, presenting Broadway shows, classical music and dance attractions, and many world-renowned entertainers.
There is the
Hershey Gardens which contain:
Historic Hershey Rose Garden
A beautiful garden that contains the brilliant assortment of 5,600 roses of all different varieties includes an interesting mix of heights, colors and flower forms of Hybrid Tea, floribunda, shrub, and miniature roses.
A special Seasonal Display Garden, A Perennial Garden, A Herb Garden , A High Point Garden which features old garden roses as a tribute to his wife Catherine Hershey, A .Rock Garden, Oornamental Grasses, A Japanese Garden and The Children's Garden that is is filled with surprise hideaways, creatures and whimsical characters.
If that isn't enough there is also The Butterfly House and The Oak Grove to explore!
Hershey Amusement park
Not everything is about chocolate...there is the
Antique Auto Museum
The Museum collection currently numbers over 150 vehicles, all of which have been donated. Exhibited vehicles are rotated regularly so no matter when you come or how many times you will most likely see something totally different but they are all beauties dating from the 1800's to 2000.
Even the hotels get in on the action
The Hershey Chalet