The following day trips may be of interest to you when you visit Hershey:
Crayola Crayon Factory Tour
Easton, PA – 1.5 hours
Ever wonder where all those Crayola colors came from? Well, here’s your answer… a trip to the Crayola Factory.
You’ll get the complete answer, history, and interactive projects that will free the kid in you and captivate the children with you. If you were ever told, “You must stay inside the lines!”, here is your chance to learn to think, “outside the lines”, be creative with the kids and have a blast.
Oh, yes, you’ll see how crayons and markers are made too! If you are going with children, it is important to allow some time for them to be creative with projects offered for their enjoyment.
Eisenhower National Historic Site
Gettysburg, PA – 1 hour
Walk in the footsteps of Winston Churchill, Charles DeGaulle and Nikita Khrushchev, in central Pennsylvania, with a visit to the Eisenhower National Historic Site at Gettysburg. The Eisenhower National Historic Site is the presidential and retirement home of Dwight D. Eisenhower. Purchased by Eisenhower in 1950, the 189 acre farm sported a show herd of Angus cattle and served as a presidential retreat, temporary White House, and meeting place for world leaders. Located adjacent to the Gettysburg Battlefield, the site today comprises 690 acres and is still maintained as a working farm. The estate was the only home that President Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie, ever owned. The house, grounds and buildings are preserved.
Displayed are the formal living room, sun porch, many of the president’s paintings, original furniture, photographs, gifts and other items. Visitors can also see a video presentation of Eisenhower’s life. Self-guided walking tours of the grounds and cattle barns are available.
Harley-Davidson Factory Tour
York, PA – 45 minutes
Drawing visitors from all over the world, The Harley-Davidson Motorcycle Museum and Plant Tour is one of the most unique activities you will ever experience. The antique motorcycle museum features the history and heritage of America’s #1 motorcycle manufacturer and the plant tour shows the final assembly of the famous Harley-Davidson motorcycles.
Exhibits range from the first 1906 Harley-Davidson through the current models. The plant tour allows visitors to see the manufacturing of parts and the assembly of motorcycles. It takes approximately 2 and 1/2 hours to assemble a Harley!