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The Sweetest Ways to Celebrate Dad in Hershey, PA

We love you, dads!

Want something to do with dad this weekend, or looking for gift ideas? Look no further....there's plenty of sweet things happening in Hershey The Sweetest Place On Earth! Grab your dad, grandpa, brother, "best bro," anyone father-like in your life and choose from some of our ideas we've outlined below.

Spend the day at The Hotel Hershey

First, treat dad to The Falconry Experience at 11 a.m. Together you will experience free-flight demonstrations, a simulated hunt demonstration and you will have the opportunity for the majestic bird of prey to land on your hands! Make your reservation by calling 717-534-8860. Next, pop into the iconic Iberian Lounge. Order some bar snacks and let him peruse the new whiskey menu. Featuring more than 120 whiskies from around the world, dad is sure to find something to wet his whistle. 

Enjoy a Day at the Amusement Park with Dad

Is dad a coaster enthusiast? There is no better way to spend Father's Day with him than enjoying the thrills on 14 mild to wild coasters at Hersheypark amusement park. Plus, all guests (including dads) can save more than 30 percent off regular admission when buying tickets online through June 30 with the current “Everyone Pays Kids’ Price” offer.

Tickets to a show

Looking for a gift for the best dad in the world? Buy him tickets to see his favorite comedian, band, or performer!

  • Adam Sandler will bring his 100% Fresher Tour to Giant Center on June 22.
  • Florida Georgia Line will return to Hersheypark Stadium on August 17.
  • KISS End of the Road tour stopping at Hersheypark Stadium on August 21.
  • Zac Brown Band coming to Hersheypark Stadium for the fifth summer in a row on August 29.
  • Hootie & The Blowfish are back together and will perform at Hersheypark Stadium on August 30.
  • Colin & Brad: The Scared Scriptless tour just announced it will come to Hershey Theatre on November 17.

Have something else in mind? Head to HersheyEntertainment.com to see all that's coming to Hershey.

Take Dad Behind the Scenes at the Zoo

ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park offers behind-the-scenes tours, so guests can explore even more of the wild. If dad is an animal lover, this is the perfect Father's Day gift for him. The Early Bird Tour, which is offered Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 8-10 a.m., gives participants an up-close and personal look at select zoo species during a guided walk. Dad will even have the opportunity to touch a reptile, hold a bird of prey feed and some animals! The cost is $54 per person and includes same day admission to ZooAmerica. Participants must pre-register and pre-pay 72 hours in advance. Limit 10 participants per tour. For more information or to register, please call 717-534-3900.


Swing into the Golf Pro Shop and snag some new gear for dad, then challenge him to nine holes on the gem that is Spring Creek Golf Course.

Visit Hershey Gardens - dads are free on Sunday!

Hershey Gardens is providing free admission for dads on Sunday, June 16. Bring dad to enjoy the roses in full bloom, the indoor Butterfly Atrium, the Children's Garden and more! 

Learn about our founder - dads are free on Sunday!

The Hershey Story Museum honors and preserves the life and legacy of Milton S. Hershey, the town he created and the lives he touched. Museum exhibits explore Mr. Hershey's early failures, how he successfully revolutionized the process of making milk chocolate, the "other" model town he built in Cuba and how he and his wife, Kitty, created Milton Hershey School. Today the School stands as the Hersheys' legacy and is the world's largest residential home and school for children in financial and social need. Dads receive free admission on Sunday, June 16.

While you're at The Hershey Story, grab tickets for interactive Chocolate Lab and Chocolate Tastings experiences.

Unwrap your adventure at Chocolate World

There's always something to do at Hershey's Chocolate World AtttractionCreate Your Own Candy Bar, help solve the mystery at the 4D Chocolate Movie and become an expert at the NEW Hershey's Unwrapped Chocolate Tasting Journey. Don't forget about the FREE Hershey's Chocolate Tour.

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