Hershey Pennsylvania is know as the sweetest place on earth. Home of the Hershey Chocolate Company.
Kissmobile



There is an amusment park, museums a hotel as well as factories devoted to the making of candy. There is also a school started by the founder as well as a large hospital, The entire town has street lights shaped like hershey kisses.
Hershey Park Sunset
I have visted there many times over the year but this was my first time going to the gardens and the butter fly house.

www.hersheygardens.org/garden_attractions/butterfly_house.php
On a leaf Butterfly There is also a great rose garden as well as an aboretum and several other smaller gardens to walk through and enjoy. The garden wraps around part of the Hershey Hotel an amazing place to stay and eat if you get the chance.. Have eaten at the Circular one of the places inside the hotel a copuple of times. I have to go back as they have just redone it completely. The windows overlook part of the gardens. It can be kind of expensive but since we don't do it often it is worth the occasional treat. Save room for the freshly made Chocolate Shuffle.

www.thehotelhershey.com/dining/cdr.php

While not as big as Longwood Gardens.
www.longwoodgardens.org/

If you are in Central Pennsylvania it is worth stopping for a few hours.
There is also a small zoo not to far away called Zoo America which has animals native to North America.

A face a only a mother could love Sandhill Crane Bald Eagle