Warpstock 2005 - Hershey, Pennsylvania, October 6 - 9 2005

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Local Hershey Attractions

For families there is nearby,

Chocolate World, chocolate ... chocolate ... and more chocolate! HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE WORLD has been satisfying cravings for the world's greatest sweet treat for 30 years. The official visitors center of Hershey Foods Corporation is open daily and always free. Meet the HERSHEY'S Product Characters, learn all about chocolate-making, experience HERSHEY'S Really Big 3D Show, and of course, eat some chocolate! Whether you're visiting Hershey for a week or a day, it's an adventure you won't want to miss.

Dutch Wonderland, about 25 minutes South of Hershey. In a 2004 survey conducted by the industry newspaper Amusement Today, hundreds of amusement park fans from all over the world voted DUTCH WONDERLAND Family Amusement Park among the Top 5 Best Kids’ Parks in the world!

Hershey Park, will be closed during Warpstock.

Gettysburg National Battlefield (about 35 miles South of Hershey). The small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania was the site of the largest battle ever waged during the American Civil War. Fought in the first three days of July 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg resulted in a hallmark victory for the Union "Army of the Potomac" and successfully ended the second invasion of the North by General Robert E. Lee's "Army of Northern Virginia". Historians have referred to the battle as a major turning point in the war, the "High Water Mark of the Confederacy". It was also the bloodiest single battle of the war, resulting in over 51,000 soldiers killed, wounded, captured or missing.

Lancaster County, best known for the Amish farms and buggies, the Lancaster farmer's market, Amish handcrafted furniture, and country style family dining restaurants. There is a large list of area attractions here.

Strasburg Rail Road, about 20 minutes South-East of Hershey in Lancaster County. All aboard America's oldest short-line railroad, where you'll ride authentically restored passenger cars pulled by a huge, coal-burning steam locomotive.

ZooAmerica, adjacent to Hershey Park, 11 acres of wildlife adventure featuring more than 200 animals. Open daily!

For people interested in the military, there is,

The United States Army Militairy History Institute, (located in the National War College in Carlisle, PA about 20 miles West of Hershey). Their mission is to preserve the Army’s history and ensure access to historical research materials. We serve as the primary facility where researchers study Army history.

For folks interested in cars and motorcycles there is,

Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) The Eastern Division AACA National Fall Meet takes place each year during the 1st full week in October. The Hershey Region began hosting the show in 1955 and has done so each year since then.

Harley Davidson factory tour in York, PA (about 15 miles South-West of Hershey). Established as an assembly facility in 1973, Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations in York, Pa. is the largest Harley-Davidson manufacturing facility, employing roughly half the company's production workforce. The York facility covers more than 230 acres and has over 1.5 million square feet under roof.

For shopping there is,

The Outlets at Hershey, If you like bargains, you’re in the right place! Liz Claiborne, Reebok, Nautica, and G.H. Bass, along with 60 other outlet stores, are located right next to HERSHEYPARK!

The Rockvale Square Outlet mall in Lancaster. Over 120 outlet stores. Buy direct from the manufacturer and save everyday. Plus, enjoy no sales tax on clothing and shoes in Pennsylvania. Amenities on the property include a hotel, 6 restaurants, a Food Court, a bank, an information center and 2 ATM machines. All this is located on 76 acres in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country.

The Reading Outlet mall. A little further away to the East in Lebanon Conty, this outlet mall is legendary and is the oldest outlet mall in the United States.

And for those with a little more time to travel,

don't forget cities such as New York, NY, Philadelphia, Pa, Baltimore, Md (and the Baltimore Harbor) and Washington D.C. which are all within a couple hours of Hershey!

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