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    Harrisburg International Airport: Harrisburg, PA 17057

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ZooAmerica

Is one of the attractions near Harrisburg International Airport. This wildlife park in Hershey, Pa., is approximately nine and a half miles from the airport. Visitors can see animals from different parts of North America here. Animals from the Southwest include desert tortoises, ocelots, gopher snakes and vampire bats. Burrowing owls, roadrunners and thick-billed parrots are some of the types of birds in this area of the park. Reptiles from the Florida Everglades include American alligators, alligator snapping turtles and snakes. Gray wolves, reindeer and porcupines are some of the animals from the Canadian forests.

The Hershey Story

Also in Hershey exhibits at this museum tell the story of Milton Hershey’s life and how he founded the Hershey Company. Visitors can purchase tickets to attend a class in the Chocolate Lab. They will learn how cocoa beans are grown, harvested and made into candy. Class participants will be able to make candy to take home. Children between ages four and 13 must be accompanied by an adult to attend a class in the lab. The Hershey Story is approximately 12 miles from Harrisburg International Airport.

Hersheypark
Hersheypark

Hersheypark

Approximately 12 miles from the airport this theme park in Hershey has rides for every member of the family. Rides for small children include a ladybug train and trucks that go around a track. Older children can go around in loops on a roller coaster or ride down water slides into splash pools. Family rides here include a wooden carousel and a Ferris wheel. Concerts are held at the park during the summer. Restaurants in the park serve chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers. Visitors who want snacks can have pretzels or ice cream.

Whitaker Center

The for science and the arts in Harrisburg is approximately 10 miles from the airport. Interactive exhibits for small children include a waterworks section with water spouts and jets. Children can act out plays on the Storybook Stage. There is a three-story playhouse that children can renovate and a Midtown Market for them to explore. Older children can explore engineering concepts in the Move It! Exhibit. Children can learn about health while they play carnival games in the Carnival of Health.

State Museum of Pennsylvania

Is in Harrisburg and is approximately 12 miles from the airport. Some of the exhibits and collections here focus on Pennsylvania’s history. The Curiosity Connection is an interactive learning center for children. They can build trucks on a miniature assembly line or create art on a glass wall. A visit to the Dino Lab gives people a chance to see what happens in a fossil preparation laboratory.

The National Civil War Museum
The National Civil War Museum

The National Civil War Museum

Approximately 11 miles from the airport where exhibits on Lincoln and the Battle of Gettysburg. Another exhibit tells the story of how the war began. Civil War weapons, music and battle maps are the focus of other exhibits. ZooAmerica is one of the attractions near Harrisburg International Airport. This wildlife park in Hershey, Pa., is approximately nine and a half miles from the airport. Visitors can see animals from different parts of North America here. Animals from the Southwest include desert tortoises, ocelots, gopher snakes and vampire bats. Burrowing owls, roadrunners and thick-billed parrots are some of the types of birds in this area of the park. Reptiles from the Florida Everglades include American alligators, alligator snapping turtles and snakes. Gray wolves, reindeer and porcupines are some of the animals from the Canadian forests.