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Plan your Class Trip to Hershey and Lancaster!

Central PA offers a host of diversions that can easily accommodate your group during your Hershey class trip.  Suggested activities for your travel experience are listed below.   For more great options and ideas, contact the expert team at Kaleidoscope Adventures!  As a leader in the student travel industry for more than 27 years, KA stands ready to help you create an amazing trip that’s perfect for your adventure!


 Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center

Refreshing Mountain is a beautiful spot for fresh air fun!  Skim the treetops on ziplines and skybridges or challenge your skills on the elevated obstacle course.  Test your mettle on the 40-foot climbing tower and then hop on the giant swing 35 feet in the air. Refreshing Mountain offers private guided adventures like an outdoor escape experience and challenge course so guests can enjoy the day freely! During your visit, consider staying in one of the spacious, bunk-style cabins.  Cabins sleep 60 – 120 guests and include meals.

The Amish Experience at Plain & Fancy Farms (Outdoor and Indoor)

Immerse your students in the simple Amish lifestyle at the Amish Experience in Lancaster, PA. Tour the farmlands, visit a typical Amish home and one-room school.  Stop at the Amish Experience Theater for a production of Jacob’s Choice.

Village Greens Mini Golf 

Two beautiful mini golf courses cover 13 lush acres of countryside at Village Greens. The Orange Course is a traditional game with a covered bridge, cave and even a tobacco shed.  The Gold Course is a truly unique experience that uses the existing landscape, dramatic waterways, and natural obstacles in its design.

Private Ghost Tours of Lancaster 

Private ghost tours of Lancaster are available any night and include the book Ghost Stories of Lancaster, PA.  Enjoy the night air and spooky stories as you learn about Lancaster’s “spirited” side.


ZooAmerica® is a North American Wildlife Park in Hershey, PA.  It offers private, indoor educational programs and guided tours of the zoo.

The Falconry Experience 

The Falconry Experience is run by Master Falconer Jack Hubley and includes free-flight and hunting demonstrations of these majestic birds of prey.  One may even land on your hand!  Private group encounters and education program with a falcon are available for groups of ten.

Indian Echo Caverns

 These caverns just outside of Hershey are a natural underground attraction featuring breathtaking caves and formations.  The caverns are cut from 440 million-year-old limestone and are a constant 52 degrees year-round.  Take a private, 30-minute educational tour and then reserve one of two outdoor covered picnic areas for lunch on your own.


Hersheypark got its start more than 110 years ago as recreational spot for Milton Hershey’s employees.  Now it’s a world-class family theme park packed with thrilling coasters and attractions.


Hershey’s Chocolate World

 Hershey’s Chocolate World in Hershey, PA is a fun look at the Hershey’s chocolate making process from bean to bar.  See, hear, feel and smell as you ride through the chocolate making tour in comfort. Cows will sing, and kids will love it!  

Strasburg Rail Road™

 Visit America’s oldest operating railroad dating back to 1832!  The five steam engines and 20 passenger cars at Strasburg are not replicas – guaranteeing an authentic experience of a steam railroad.  Take a 45-minute short line ride through Amish country as you listen to a bit about railroad history and the surrounding area.

Magic & Wonder Show

 Illusionist Brett Myers headlines this dynamic variety magic show at the Magic & Wonder Theater.  Explore real and imagined worlds during an exciting and student-friendly production.

Field of Screams Haunted Attraction

 America’s #1 Haunted Attraction (USA Today) has four world-class haunted experiences September through November.  Field of Screams has been featured on the Travel Channel, in Time Magazine and Newsweek. Plan a private event for your group and prepare to be scared!


I have been traveling with Kaleidoscope for 19 years and still continue to be impressed by their expertise and willingness to go the extra mile to make my trip a success!

Christy Hauert

Our trip was a great success! Everything was well throughout and organized. I am very pleased with the level of care that went in to our trip becoming a success. Thank you!

Darcie Bishop

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