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Hershey Gardens

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Address: 170 Hotel Rd, Across from The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA 17033-9507
Phone Number: +1 717-534-3492
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Open year-round, Hershey Gardens' new Milton & Catherine Hershey...

Open year-round, Hershey Gardens' new Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory features an indoor, tropical Butterfly Atrium, where guests can experience hundreds of butterflies and tropical plants. Opened in 1937, the 23-acre outdoor garden features a renowned rose garden, magnificent theme gardens, colorful seasonal displays, and a whimsical Children's Garden.

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Beautiful Butterflies

Butterfly atrium absolutely beautiful! So many tropical butterflies that are stunning!! Watching all the butterflies fly by your head/body is amazing. I found this place extremely... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Westminster, Maryland
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Westminster, Maryland
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Butterfly atrium absolutely beautiful! So many tropical butterflies that are stunning!! Watching all the butterflies fly by your head/body is amazing. I found this place extremely relaxing.

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Thank J K
Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited on a very warm day in December and being outside was a real blessing. The gardens are beautifully laid out and unique in their species and types in both flowers and trees. Don't miss the interesting trees! What a photo opportunity. The butterfly atrium was not as impressive. There were only about 8 kinds flying around and the... More 

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Mertztown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The butterfly room was amazing. Walking through and seeing the butterflies moving around was excellent. The outside was just beautiful even in November.

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Thank lori h
Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hershey Gardens are quite stunning. Although we were there in November, we could picture how amazing they must be in the spring/summer months. The grounds are meticulously groomed. The butterfly exhibit was amazing!! The children's garden was adorable and only further emphasizes the Hershey family's dedication to kids.

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Faridabad, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this place in July, when most of the flowers are in full bloom and this place looked exquisite! We could not enter the gates as we reached after 5 pm but the sight from the fence itself was great. Took some great pictures.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The butterfly exhibit just opened. It was amazing. Everyone was so knowledgeable and helpful. I was in a wheelchair and it was easy to get around.

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Thank missdonna57
Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rose garden still interesting late in season. Great stroll around the grounds, a little over a mile. Should have paid more attention to the map as we missed the Japanese Garden. Butterfly area too hot & muggy to enjoy, few butterflies.

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Thank Verne K
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Hershey Gardens in November, not expecting to see much, but there were a lot of roses, different colors and still blooming, Also the foliage was spectacular, so many red trees, yellow trees and evergreens. Children's gardens is very nice as well! I am sure the gardens are amazing in spring and summer as well! I considered it a... More 

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Sicklerville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The gardens were beautiful. The roses were gorgeous. We also loved the butterfly garden. Will definitely go back when everything is in bloom!

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Regina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although we visited the gardens in November, the roses were in bloom and the fall decorations were well-done. There are several different areas in the gardens and they were well-marked and easy to find. The plants were also labelled which was very helpful. I especially loved the bonsai garden. It took a couple of hours to visit, but you might... More 

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