Things to Do in this Area

Things to Do in this Area

It’s important to give yourself a break from the hospital. Hershey, Pennsylvania, area is home to world-class attractions for visitors of any age. Whether you’re interested in exploring, learning, or just having fun, you have plenty of choices nearby.

Need some time away?

If you need help planning an activity outside of the hospital, please contact Patient Experience at
717-531-4638

What to do

From riding a high-speed roller coaster to exploring ancient caverns, Hershey, Pennsylvania, and the surrounding areas have activities for any interest and budget.

We suggest visiting the attraction’s website or calling ahead to confirm hours, pricing, and location, as this information can sometimes change. Please note that this guide was created for our guests and is not an endorsement of the attractions listed.

Amusement and Theme Parks

Chocolate World
251 Park Boulevard
Hershey, PA 17033
717-534-4900

Hersheypark
100 West Hersheypark Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
717-534-3860

Adventure Sports
3010 Elizabethtown Road
Hershey, PA 17033
717-533-7479

Challenge Family Fun Center
366 Middletown Road
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-566-6322

Indian Echo Caverns
368 Middletown Road
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-566-8131

Zoos

Zoo America
201 Park Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033
717-534-3900

Museums

The Hershey Story
63 West Chocolate Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033
717-534-3439

Antique Auto Museum
161 Museum Drive
Hershey, PA 17033
717-566-7100

Gardens

Hershey Gardens
170 Hotel Road
Hershey, PA 17033
717-534-3492

Cinemas

Cocoaplex Cinema
1150 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033
717-312-1300

The Allen Theatre
36 East Main Street
Annville, PA 17003
717-867-4766

Libraries

Hershey Public Library
701 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033
717-533-6555

William H. and Marion C. Alexander Family Library
200 W. Second Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036
717-566-0949

Palmyra Public Library
325 South Railroad Street
Palmyra, PA 17078
717-838-1347

Middletown Public Library
20 North Catherine Street
Middletown, PA 17057
717-944-6412

Parks, Playgrounds, and Recreation

Let's Pretend
100 Brown Street Suite 23
Middletown, PA 17057
717-616-8426

Cocoa Castle
605 Cocoa Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033

Gelder Park
Gelder Park Drive
Hummelstown, PA 17036

Shank Park
780 Bullfrog Valley Road
Hummelstown, PA 17036

Bullfrog Valley Pond
Bullfrog Valley Road
Hummelstown, PA 17036

Founders Park
Homestead Road
Hershey, PA 17033

Shopping

Tanger Outlets Hershey
46 Outlet Square
Hershey, PA 17033

Activities for kids at the hospital

Through our Family Resource Center, Sibling Play Areas, and performance stage, we make sure children stay engaged and entertained.