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What could be better than a day of family fun and chocolate? Nothing! That's why Hersheypark, “The Sweetest Place on Earth,” is the perfect family vacation destination. Hersheypark was born from the vision of founder Milton S. Hershey, who wanted to create a community where his chocolate factory workers and their families could thrive. This little community in rural Pennsylvania included shops, restaurants, a school, a hotel, a sports stadium and an amusement park. Wow, what a guy! Hersheypark has made quite a few changes since it officially opened back in 1906, but the one thing that has stayed true: fun! Hersheypark is home to more than 70 rides, including thrilling roller coasters, water rides and slides, a ferris wheel, carousel and more. You'll also find live shows and concerts, historic tours and themed attractions, like the famous Hershey's Chocolate World store and factory tour. The park is open seasonally, from May through September, as well as for special events throughout the year, like “Springtime in the Park,” “Hersheypark in the Dark,” and “Hersheypark Christmas Candylane.” Certain attractions, like Hershey's Chocolate World, are open year-round. With so much to do and see, there's something for everyone at Hersheypark!