Hershey’s Chocolate is my FAVORITE.
It tastes like home to me. I’ve lived and visited many other countries, tried all their chocolate, but nothing compares.
(Although, Lindt will do in a pinch – especially the red-wrapped ones.)
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Like most road trip stops in the middle of the day, we don’t have a lot of time. While our hearts and stomachs want us to stay and have some fun, our schedule and stomachs make us find a place to eat and pick up cute
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Hershey’s Chocolate World
Hershey’s Chocolate World is the stop. I mean, THE stop.
It’s free to visit. If you keep your visit under three hours, it’s free to park.
There are food stalls in the back that include deli items, soups, warm items, baked goods, ice cream, and more. Then there’s a lot of Hershey-branded goods and variants of all of their famous chocolate. My favorite, that I have never purchased, is the big-as-your-head Hershey’s Kiss.
Chocolatey Activities for families visiting Hershey’s Chocolate World
The feeling can lean to chocolate-themed-mall-heaven, but
We did the 4-D movie. Instant win for me when we walked in the lobby and saw our favorite Hershey’s characters in some of our favorite places around the world.
We also designed our own chocolate bar wrapper.
Other things we will have to try later include: The Chocolate Tour, Making our own Candy Bar, and the Trolley Ride.
More than just Chocolate World
There’s more to do in Hershey, Pennsylvania than just this great road trip stop. When we can plan a longer trip I want to stay at the Hershey Hotel. Then head to Hershey Park for a day or two. And then, check out the Hershey Story Museum which is just the type of thing I like to do – learn more about the history of the place… and the chocolate.
And before we do any of this stuff, I will be checking out a book about it. Surprisingly, there are some options.
Children’s books for a trip to Hershey, Pennsylvania
Milton Hershey: Young Chocolatetier
By M.M. Eboch
This chapter book would be interesting for a kid visiting Hershey because it is about Milton Hershey, the man behind Hershey, when he was a kid.
Who Was Milton Hershey
By James Buckley illustrated by Ted Hammond
My kids are big fans of the Who Was series. This book explains the man behind Hershey Chocolate.
The Mystery in Chocolate Town
By Carole Marsh
This is another fun series for kids. In this book, Hershey is the setting for a mystery the kids will love reading about.