DescriptionThe aroma of chocolate pervades Hershey, a name synonymous with the confection. In the rich Lebanon Valley, the town was founded in 1903 by Milton S. Hershey, who planned and built an attractive industrial community. The Hershey Foods Corp. factory is one of the largest chocolate and cocoa plants in the world.
The 550-acre campus of Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, on US 322 at 500 University Dr., includes Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital, Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute and other health facilities; phone (717) 531-8521.
Giant Center, a 12,500-seat arena, is home to the Hershey Bears AHL hockey club. Hersheypark Stadium presents outdoor sports events and concerts; it seats 30,000. Next to the stadium is Star Pavilion, an 8,000-seat amphitheater that features musical events in summer. Phone (717) 534-3911 for additional information for all venues.
One-hour tours of Hershey Theatre, built by Milton S. Hershey in 1933, are given Friday mornings at 11 a.m. (also Sunday at 1 p.m., Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day). The performing arts center features Broadway shows and other entertainers; phone (717) 534-3405.
ShoppingTanger Outlet Center, 46 Outlet Sq., offers nearly 60 stores, including Ann Taylor Factory Store, Calvin Klein, Coach, J. Crew, Reebok and Tommy Hilfiger.
Things to SeeAntique Automobile Club of America Museum
Indian Echo Caverns