Tucked along the northeastern corner of Pennsylvania is Adamstown and its many offerings of history, fields and a quick distance to one of the country's most beloved attractions: Hershey Park. Adamstown, the self-proclaimed capitol of antiquities within the United States, was founded in 1850. Through the years it has granted travelers much to celebrate, its local charms more than enough to please. But waiting beyond is Hershey and all its can't-miss thrills. Discover both small-town quiet and high-speed adventures. BBOnline knows you deserve both.
Hershey Park: A History
Milton S. Hershey was a man with many dreams (all of them laced to chocolate and family values). After carving a candy empire and becoming one of the most prominent figures of the world, he decided to reward the efforts of his employees. And this gesture is what would eventually spawn Hershey Park. Established in 1907, it offered sporting events, theatrical shows and then-modern rides--such as the merry-go-round. Those who worked within the factories were able to indulge in leisurely afternoons. It was an instant success. And, throughout the decades, it has been revitalized into an amusement extravaganza.
Hershey Park: Attractions
Leave your Adamstown Bed and Breakfast and discover true variety. Within Hershey, guests will be treated to 11 roller coasters, nine themed areas, 51 individual rides and an endless selection of shops and eateries. The park spans over 110 acres, not counting the attached charm of ZOOAmerica--which is included in any entry. Through these, families will be able to enjoy such things as the Fahrenheit (one of the world's steepest coasters), Tidal Force (a flume-ride that drops individuals over 100 feet) or the Chevrolet Music Box Theater. The possibilities are endless and the pleasures never stop. You will enjoy every minute.
Hershey Park: Information
While none can challenge Hershey's reputation for fun, none should also challenge the need for good planning. Never assume that rides will be available whenever you travel from your Adamstown Inn. They may not be. There are instead many points to consider:
Hershey is open only from May until September (with special events placed annually throughout November and December). Hours change daily and require appropriate planning. You should contact the park for a full list of its schedules. You must also note that certain areas--like the famed Boardwalk--are not available until late summer.
The park offers several admission plans (with considerable savings for those who will stay for more than one day). Understand how much time you can devote to this and see what can be done. Average ticket fees for an afternoon are $52.95 for an adult and $31.95 for a child. Park members can enter free of charge.
Hershey provides wheelchair rentals and complete access to their rides. There is also a kennel available to board your pets while you play.
For further information, you should contact:
100 Hershey Park Dr.
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
For historical delights, look to Adamstown. For family thrills, seek out Hershey Park. BBOnline is certain both will satisfy.