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carlise in august

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carlise in august

We are flying into the Corvette show in Carlise the end of August and staying the following week in Hersey Pa since we have no kids, We are looking for fun things to do in the area outside of Hersey Park. What do you suggest re: caverns, casinos, tours, plays etc.

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1. Re: carlise in august

I would suggest reading the "Leaving for Hershey" post that is about 4 earlier than yours. Lots of the information you want is posted there.

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2. Re: carlise in august

I don't mind reposting all this information. The Harrisburg-Hershey area has a lot to offer, it depends on your interests.

1. There is the Whitaker Center, which has the Harsco Science Center (many hands-on exhibits) and an IMAX Theater (Harrisburg). (www.whitakercenter.org/science/index.asp).

2. Also in Harrisburg, you can ride the “Pride of the Susquehanna” riverboat on City Island, play Water Golf, take a horse drawn carriage ride, or catch a Harrisburg Senators minor league baseball game during the summer (www.harrisburgpa.gov/parksRec/cityIsland/).

3. The PA State Capitol has tours and there is the PA Museum with a variety of displays, both are in Harrisburg. (http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/toursWelcome.cfm and http://www.statemuseumpa.org/).

4. There is also a Civil War Museum in Harrisburg. (http://www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org/).

5. Fort Hunter Park in Harrisburg has a Victorian-era mansion, restored barn, church, stable, and tavern house that illustrate life in the 1800s (http://www.forthunter.org/).

6. Harrisburg’s Wildwood Lake Sanctuary is a scenic wetland home to rare birds, delicate flowers, amphibians, and animals; the Olwine Nature Center has exhibits (http://www.wildwoodlake.org/).

7. In nearby Boiling Springs is the Allenberry Resort & Playhouse, which is a quaint small restaurant/theater and resort along the Yellow Breaches Creek (http://www.allenberry.com/).

8. If you are looking for a break from the HersheyPark scene, there are two family mini golf centers in the area worth checking out – Adventure Sports (http://www.adventurehershey.com/) and Challenge Family Fun Center (http://www.challengefamilyfun.com/).

9. The Middletown &-Hummelstown Railroad (http://www.mhrailroad.com/) is a nice relaxing old-fashioned railroad trip. You can combine it with a visit to Indian Echo Caverns (http://www.indianechocaverns.com/).

10. Hershey attractions (http://www.hersheypa.com/) which include:

a. Hershey Park (http://www.hersheypark.com/index.php

b. Hershey Gardens (http://www.hersheygardens.org/)

c. The Hershey Story (http://www.hersheystory.org/)

d. Hershey Trolley Works (http://hersheytrolleyworks.com/)

e. Chocolate World (http://www.hersheys.com/chocolateworld/)

f. Milton Hershey School Founder’s Hall (mhs-pa.org/about/…)

11. The Antique Auto Museum near Hershey Park( http://www.aacamuseum.org/)

12. Lake Tobias Wildlife Park in Halifax offers a safari tour and petting zoo. It is about a half hour drive north of Harrisburg. ( http://www.laketobias.com/)

13. Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Grantville, a short drive northeast of Harrisburg, will appeal to those that like to gamble. (http://www.pnrc.com/)

14. In the colder months, Ski Roundtop offers skiing, snowboarding, and tubing. They also have some year round and warmer weather activities. (http://www.skiroundtop.com/)

There is plenty to do in the Harrisburg-Hershey area. Enjoy your visit.

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