10 Things to do Good for a Rainy Day in Hershey That You Shouldn't Miss

November 29, 2021 Velvet Champine

Hershey, Pennsylvania, the home of the Hershey Chocolate Company, bills itself as "The Sweetest Place on Earth," and it's hard to imagine another city giving it a run for its money. The city was built on chocolate, as were the great majority of its attractions. Hershey's Chocolate World takes sweet tooths on a virtual tour of the Hershey factory, and Hersheypark allows kids and adults alike to frolic through a vast land of rollercoasters, waterslides and walking, life-sized chocolate bars.
Restaurants in Hershey

1. Adventure Escape Room Hershey

3010 Elizabethtown Rd, Hershey, PA 17033-9341 +1 717-533-7479 [email protected] http://www.escapehershey.com
Excellent
91%
Good
5%
Satisfactory
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Poor
5%
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Overall Ratings

5.0 based on 22 reviews

Adventure Escape Room Hershey

OPEN FOR BOOKINGS! Go to our site to reserve! An escape room is an exciting, entertaining live-action game starring you and your friends. Use elements of the room and your wit to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within 60 minutes.

Reviewed By angiemA5193VH

A great escape room to begin with. A must do, we were the only ones in the room so it was a great adventure for our family. Adventure sports was great our game master was fun and helpful of course. ????

2. Escape Room Hershey

253 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1530 +1 717-298-1580 http://www.escaperoomhershey.com
Excellent
94%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
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5.0 based on 120 reviews

Escape Room Hershey

EscapeRoom Hershey is associated with EscapeRoom Lancaster. Both locations have 3 unique, interactive, rotating rooms. Ideal for team building or families/friends looking for a challenge and a laugh. Use clues, mysteries, strategies and a little good fortune to solve puzzles before time runs out. Transporting people to another era or location, the EscapeRoom requires people to work together toward a common goal, be they strangers, friends, first dates or co-workers on a team-building exercise. Collective intelligence and problem-solving is essential for success! Regular Booking Hours are listed, but booking times need to be scheduled through the on-line reservation system based on availability.

Reviewed By adam784 - Elizabethtown, United States

I visited Escape Room Hershey with friends last year, and we participated in the 1920s-themes room. My family and I chose the Willy Wonka-themed room this time. The two rooms I visited were fun and interactive. The puzzles are challenging but solvable. This is a great activity for friends and/or families. The price is reasonable, and the staff is great.

3. Hershey Public Library

Cocoa Ave, Hershey, PA 17033 +1 717-533-6555 http://hersheylibrary.org/
Excellent
78%
Good
22%
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5.0 based on 9 reviews

Hershey Public Library

Reviewed By Crochooked - Palmyra, United States

Hershey Library is an awesome community space. A variety of books,magazines, newspapers, audio books, and videos, for all ages. Their children's area is divided into an infant/toddler section with picture books and toys; and an older kids area with tables to do homework, and cushy benches to sit or sprawl and read. There is a great collection of books and videos for beginning readers through teens. And a parent/ teacher resource section with books and magazines. The adult area is well stocked, and includes a quiet newspaper/ magazine area, and a quiet study area with cartels with place to plug in your laptop or tablet. And free internet access! They also display art and craftsmen local school students and craft people. The library has rooms available for community groups, and advertises groups in their brochures. I starting taking my children here as toddlers, and participated in their grand opening in this "new" location, a beautiful, modern building. I have held monthly meetings of my crafting group, and taught classes, as well regular visits to select more books.

4. The Hershey Story Museum

63 W Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1502 +1 717-534-8939 [email protected] http://www.HersheyStory.org
Excellent
55%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1,735 reviews

The Hershey Story Museum

Hershey starts here! How did Milton Hershey go from bankruptcy to brilliance, transforming chocolate from a luxury to an everyday treat? How did he invent a community? Why did he give away his fortune? That's the Hershey story. Enjoy a 45-minute, hands on class in the Chocolate Lab and sample warm drinking chocolate from around the world at Tastings. Grab a delicious treat from the Pantry Café and find a unique assortment of keepsakes and chocolate at Museum Shop.

Reviewed By 202kristyl

We started our day at The Hershey Story right when they opened. It's a smaller sized museum, but we really enjoyed all the information. One of my children did the apprentice program, which comes with a little workbook with questions about the exhibits, and earned Hershey souvenir coin. One of my other children used the QR code reader to do a scavenger hunt of items in the exhibits. Both were given a large wooden token to swipe that would activate screens that would share narratives about Hershey's life and business. We learned a lot about this great American entrepreneur and philanthropist and left with a great respect for what he did in and with Hershey, PA. It was the perfect foundation to understand a trolley tour we took later at Chocolate World that showed the factory, community buildings, and school all built by Hershey. We didn't have time to do any of the add-on activities at The Hershey Story. We were headed to Chocolate World next. We were able to get through the whole second floor (the bulk of the museum), but had to skip the Cuba exhibit to get to CW in time for our first timed ticket there. We did the second floor in an hour and 15 minutes, but I wish we'd had a little more time. If you're just seeing this one museum, I'd give it 2 hours (or more if you're trying to do the add-on experiences). Since we did both HS and CW, I can wholeheartedly say that both are worth a visit. HS is a museum with a museum like experience. CW is mostly like a mini Disney World type experience, with the exception of the historic trolley tour, which is a great second course of sightseeing history after the first course in the HS museum. They work really well together. If you have to choose between one or the other, I'd have a hard time telling you which one to pick. If you have kids, they'll probably like CW more (although there are kids friendly add-on experiences at HS that might make up for skipping CW). I felt like the CW attractions were slightly more interesting-sounding than the ones at HS, but it all depends on your budget, schedule, and interests, I'm just glad that we go to do both. It was a lot to try and jam into one day, but it can be done. At first I was afraid I'd wasted money getting tickets for both, but I'm really glad we did both things.

5. Hershey Trolley Works

Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 508 reviews

Hershey Trolley Works

Family friendly 45 minute live show with acting and singing to bring the story of Milton Hershey to life in a uniquely entertaining way.

6. Troegs Brewing Company

200 E Hershey Park Dr, Hershey, PA 17033-2719 +1 717-534-1297 ext. 102 [email protected] http://www.troegs.com/tasting_room__gift_shop.aspx
Excellent
64%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 598 reviews

Troegs Brewing Company

Tröegs Brewing Company was founded by Chris and John Trogner. Since 1997, the brothers have been handcrafting world-class beers that combine traditional English brewing techniques with the eclecticism of new American brewing. While only available in the Mid-Atlantic region, Tröegs Brewery is known nationwide for their award-winning Troegenator Double Bock, highly-desirable seasonal releases like Nugget Nectar and The Mad Elf, and brewery-only beers like the Scratch and Splinter series. Tröegs Brewery in Hershey, Pennsylvania provides guests with a complete brewing experience. The brewhouse is located in a 5,000 square foot tasting room that opens onto a beer garden. Visitors are able to observe the brewing process firsthand, and take a self-guided tour along a window-lined hallway for a close-up view of the entire brewery.

Reviewed By T3027NQkimk - Hershey, United States

Just a short distance from Hershey Park and the Tanger Outlets, Troegs offers a cool respite from the Disneyesque feeling of Hershey. You'll find a current list of beers including those on tap, seasonal, scratch series and in cork and cage bottles. There are many large rustic tables available in the cavernous main area. If it's crowded, head around the corner to the right for more seating along the bottling route. Try several beers in a tasting sampler and then check out the food menu. You'll have to line up at a separate window to give your food order, but take a buzzer and go back to your table to wait. Soda is also available. Most of the food is locally sourced and delicious. The cheese platter is small for the money. The large pretzel and dips, Mad Elf fondue, and the fries are consistently good. The menu varies often, so check back to see what's new. There may be oysters or foie gras paired with duck or chicken. There's a variety, so I recommend getting several dishes to share. There's even a great Sunday brunch menu. Troegs is loud, there are often small children running amok, so it would not be good place for a quiet tête à tête. Come with your friends or celebrate with a large group. There is also outdoor seating. You need to arrive early to get a table, or stalk people as they are leaving. The same goes for parking. On crowded days, people park at the Outlets and walk over rather than circling the parking lot. If you have time, take a guided tour to learn about the history of Troegs and the process of beer making. It's interesting and you get a bird's eye view of the brewery from up on the catwalk. It may be hard to hear your guide over the din of the brew hall, but you'll learn what goes into that delicious beer.

7. AACA Museum, Inc.

161 Museum Dr, Hershey, PA 17033-2462 +1 717-566-7100 [email protected] http://www.aacamuseum.org/
Excellent
71%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 806 reviews

AACA Museum, Inc.

The AACA Museum Inc., a Smithsonian Affiliate, displays beautifully restored automobiles, buses, and motorcycles from the 1890s to the 1980s in unique life-like scenes on a cross-country journey from New York to San Francisco. This Museum, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, is known to be one of the largest automotive museums. Special exhibits change several times a year always providing something new to view. Our interactive exhibits and model train display are fun for all ages. The AACA Museum, Inc. is home to the Cammack Tucker Collection; along with being the home of the Tucker Automobile Club of America. The Museum holds the World’s largest and most prestigious permanent collection of Tucker Automobiles and related artifacts. We’re proud to have been recently recognized by Road & Track as one of the top 12 automobile museums in the country. The Museum is in South Hanover Township, located just off Route 39, one mile west of Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, Pennsylvania.

Reviewed By Oaktowngee - Columbia, United States

Had a great time at the AACA Museum on Saturday, Nov. 14th with my wife. The history, the cars and buses were amazing. I particularly enjoyed the muscle cars and the Turn of the Century cars (1900-1920). They had buses on the lower level and they were awesome! The exhibit on Road Maps was cool also because of the artwork and detail that is missed using modern day GPS. I recommend that you go to this museum if you are a car lover or history buff. I am considering an annual membership since we don't live far and they have new exhibits and cars semi-annually. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly and made our visit special.

8. Hershey Theatre

15 E Caracas Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1412 +1 717-534-3405 http://www.hersheytheatre.com/
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 336 reviews

Hershey Theatre

Reviewed By JRN1955 - Carlisle, United States

My wife and I went there for the first time on February 28 to see a performance of Bandstand (a musical). I have an appreciation for architecture, and this place is a real gem. It dates back to the early 1930s and has been beautifully restored. Nothing like sitting on mohair upholstered seats and enjoying fabulous acoustics. It would be too costly to build today and there are few craftsman around that could handle the fine building finishes. We are eager to go back there!

9. Cullari Vineyards and Winery

1251 E Chocolate Ave, Hershey, PA 17033-1254 +1 717-533-8985 [email protected] http://www.cullariwineshershey.com
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

Cullari Vineyards and Winery

Hershey's first and only winery. We have over 30 different varieties of wines all of which are bottled in Hershey. Our most popular wines are White on White, Black on Black, Pomegranate Splash and Coco Nostra chocolate wine. There is no entry fee, but we do have some tasting options that are between $1.00 and $6.00. We have handicap parking in the rear of our building and a place for a picnic. Feel free to bring your own food or snacks.

Reviewed By sunnyskies014 - Pittsburgh, United States

We came upon this winery while staying in Hershey. They had a nice selection of wines including chocolate wine. I had picked up a few bottles. The man there was very friendly and pleasant. I would definitely return if ever back in the area. Hidden gem!

10. Founder's Hall at the Milton Hershey School

1201 Homestead Ln, Hershey, PA 17033-8818 +1 717-520-2000 [email protected] http://www.mhs-pa.org/about/visitors-center/
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 120 reviews

Founder's Hall at the Milton Hershey School

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