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Pennsylvania has much to offer student travelers and is a popular student travel destination for a reason! From chocolate and rollercoasters to wild animals and panoramic views, come along as we explore what students could uncover in both Hershey and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

There’s a reason “Pittsburgh is Kidsburgh”—it’s a family-friendly destination full of attractions and activities students will love.

Be sure not to skip a visit to the Carnegie Science Center, home to four floors of interactive exhibits and the Buhl Planetarium, along with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, recognized as one of the top natural history museums in the country. Both are two of four Carnegie institutions that call Pittsburgh home!

While visiting, students could also enjoy a spectacular panorama of Pittsburgh and its three rivers with a ride on the Duquesne Incline; get a rush with highspeed indoor go-karting at Full Throttle Adrenaline Park; take a ride into the past at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum; follow the journey of Black freedom seekers and discover Pittsburgh’s importance to the Underground Railroad at Senator John Heinz History Center; and more.

Top things off by seeing the city from a different view with a cruise on a Gateway Clipper Riverboat.

Located 3.5 hours from Pittsburgh is Hershey, Pennsylvania, known as “The Sweetest Place on Earth!” Hershey is named after Milton S. Hershey, who built his famous chocolate company in the town known today as Hershey in 1905.

Here, students could indulge in a bounty of attractions, including (of course) enjoying some delicious Hershey chocolate at Hershey's Chocolate World. From creating their own candy bar to taking a free chocolate factory tour ride, students will love getting a behind-the-scenes look at how their favorite treat is made.

But there’s more to Hershey than just chocolate. A VIP tour of ZooAmerica gives students an up-close look at animals like the American alligator, gray wolf, black bear and bald eagle, while a visit to Hersheypark offers thrills in the form of rollercoasters and curriculum-based learning that happens right there in the theme park.

Students could also see the more than 100 cars on display at the ever-changing and interactive AACA Museum; stroll among the beautiful gardens and colorful butterflies at Hershey Gardens; catch a touring Broadway performance or film screening at Hershey Theatre; catch a Hershey Bears AHL hockey game and more.

No matter where you’re headed, let ETI help you plan the perfect trip for your students today!

Courtesy of ETI

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