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Strolling across the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum is like walking a giant timeline from the late 1800s to the 1970s. This affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, however, interprets history through a very specific lens: classic motor vehicles, expertly preserved and presented from different eras. Size: more than 150 donated vehicles, with 85?100 on display at any given time Oldest Gem: the 1895 Chicago Motor Benton Harbor, which could reach a heart-pumping 23 miles per hour Most Modern Vehicle: 1977 Chrysler Cordoba with fine Corinthian leather seats Hopefully Not in the Rearview Mirror: 1945 Harley Davidson Police Special, frequently used by the California Highway Patrol Special Programs: movie screenings, exotic car shows, automotive technology competitions, and more Pro Tip: Allow at least 90 minutes to explore the entire museum Hidden Gem: a charging station where electric car owners can "refuel" while exploring the museum
161 Museum Dr.
Hershey,
PA
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In 1937, Milton Hershey, founder of the eponymous chocolate company, wanted to build a "nice garden of roses," so the 3.5-acre Hershey Gardens were born. Over time, it has grown into a 23-acre paradise filled with seasonal flowers such 5,000 rose bushes and 30,000 tulips. Themed gardens welcome visitors of every taste to wander among ornamental rocks and grasses or smell aromatic herbs. The Children's Garden features hideaways and whimsical characters to enliven imaginations, and the Butterfly House, which opens May 23, shelters hundreds of North American butterflies in a walkthrough exhibit every summer.
170 Hotel Rd.
Hershey,
PA
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The package also includes Sweet Access passes to Hersheypark, a theme park with 12 roller coasters and 9 water rides. During two-day visits, guests get unlimited front-of-the-line ride access, premium seating at all entertainment shows, and six hours of personal-concierge services. With members of NKOTB along for the ride, you'll drop at speeds of 75 mph on the park's new Skyrush roller coaster. After an afternoon barreling through cobra loops and plunging down water slides, head back to The Hotel Hershey, an official resort of Hersheypark and a four-star award winner from Forbes Travel Guide. Guests settle into bedrooms at the Woodside Cottages complete with sweeping front porches and native-stone hearths. The deal also includes a package at The Spa, including a milk-and-honey soak and a cocoa massage.Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.
Hersheypark
Hershey,
PA
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PA DanceSport provides expert toe-twiddling instruction in both Latin and ballroom dance with two open dance sessions every week held inside their 3,000-square-foot floating maple ballroom. During private lessons, trained instructors—two of whom have competition experience—help prancing participants make first wedding dances more memorable, and first cup of coffee congas less conspicuous. Group lessons tackle a range of styles from traditional quickstep and swing, to fast-paced salsa and Zumba, eradicating the self-conscious sidestep from rumba repertoires. Check the class schedule for more information.
585 E Main St
Hummelstown,
PA
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Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats.
15 E Caracas Ave.
Hershey,
PA
US
Milton S. Hershey, founder of the Hershey chocolate dynasty, gave the world more than just his signature bars of sweet, rich chocolate. He also built the town of Hershey, Pennsylvania, and laid the foundations for its future, providing public education for residents and preserving collections of Native American and Pennsylvania German artifacts. Visitors to The Hershey Story, The Museum on Chocolate Avenue learn about Hershey's entire legacy, perusing exhibits such as Failures to Fortunes, which details his impoverished childhood and later success, and Sweet Innovations, which showcases his creative chocolate-making practices, such as his unique approach to milk chocolate. Guests can make truffles and other confections to feed their pet chocolate bunnies during the hands-on Chocolate Lab, or they can stop by Café Zooka to taste flights of drinking chocolates sourced from Africa, Indonesia, and other locations around the world.
63 West Chocolate Avenue
Hershey,
PA
US
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