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MLK weekend 2019: things to do in Hershey, PA

Looking for something to do on this long weekend? Look no further....there's plenty of sweet things happening even during winter in Hershey The Sweetest Place On Earth! Grab your loved ones and choose from some of our ideas we've outlined below. 

Visit ZooAmerica - free for kids!

Did you know winter is one of the best times to visit ZooAmerica North American Wildlife Park? Open year-round, the animals on exhibit outdoors are much more active and easier to see this time of year. All month long, kids ages 8 and under can visit for FREE on Saturdays and Sundays for ZooAmerica's Disccovery Weekends! This weekend, the Otters are the featured animal, where guests can learn more and experience an up-close "animal encounter."

Dine on new bites (and sips) at The Hotel Hershey

Every season, The Hotel Hershey culinary team updates its restaurant menus to take advantage of in-season ingredients and keep guests excited. Trevi 5 and the Iberian Lounge just "flipped" their menus this past week. And pop into the Tavern at Harvest - they roll out new cocktails on Friday afternoon!

Experience the tropics, indoors

The indoor Butterfly Atrium at Hershey Gardens is the perfect way to keep warm. Always in a tropical setting, the Atrium is home to dozens of rare butterflies from South and Central America, Africa and Asia. 

Learn about our founder

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.

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

Warm up in Chocolate World

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

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