Harrisburg Activities for Families & Fun

Family-Friendly Vacations to Hershey, PA

On a family vacation to Harrisburg / Hershey, PA? Make it a memorable one by exploring the best Harrisburg activities for families. Enjoy an afternoon indulging your sweet tooth at Hershey's Chocolate World, or visit The State Museum for an educational day of archaeology and history, or lounge around the hotel with onsite family activities in Pennsylvania for kids. Browse these nearby Harrisburg Hershey attractions to make the most of your family vacation!

Family Activities in Harrisburg and Hershey

Hershey's Chocolate World

Hershey's Chocolate World is the go-to place for Hershey lovers. Visitors can take a ten-minute chocolate tour ride, make their own candy bars, go on a trolley ride around Hershey, participate in chocolate tasting groups, and shop.

The State Museum of Pennsylvania

The State Museum of Pennsylvania has over 4,000,000 objects related to life in Pennsylvania since the beginning of time. See historical cars, like a Model T, and ancient dinosaur and mammoth skeletons.

Dutch Wonderland

Dutch Wonderland is a 42-acre amusement park with 34 rides and a water play area. The park is geared for parents of small children, and it also has shows that are geared towards preschool age children.

The Pennsylvania State Capital

When President Theodore Roosevelt attended the dedication of the capital building, he said, “This is the handsomest building I ever saw.” The Capitol was designed in the American Renaissance style by Philadelphia architect Joseph Huston, who envisioned the building as a “Palace of Art." Marvel at this gorgeous building, where the state's laws are created, debated and passed.