Hershey’s Chocolate World was built as a replacement of the Hershey chocolate plant tour, which had reached its capacity and no longer was able to handle the large numbers of visitors per year. The facility opened on June 30, 1973, and took inspiration from World’s Fair pavilions. Through its first year of operations, Chocolate World had over 1.4 million visitors. In its first thirteen years of operation, the visitor’s center received 20 million visitors.

Hershey’s Chocolate World is the name of five visitor centers that started in Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States. Open year-round, Hershey’s Chocolate World offers marketplace shops and restaurants, specializing in Hershey’s chocolate products. Attractions include Hershey’s Great Chocolate Factory Mystery in 4D, the Hershey Trolley Works, Create Your Own Candy Bar, Hershey’s Unwrapped: A Chocolate Tasting Journey, and a free Hershey’s Chocolate Tour ride.

The first Hershey’s Chocolate World is located off of Hersheypark Drive, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and is in an entertainment complex that also includes Hersheypark, Hersheypark Stadium, Hersheypark Arena, Hershey Museum, and Giant Center

Hershey’s Chocolate has a consumer rating of 3.76 stars from 67 reviews indicating that most customers are generally satisfied with their purchases. Consumers satisfied with Hershey’s Chocolate most frequently mention favorite chocolate. Hershey’s Chocolate ranks 5th among Chocolate sites.

Hershey is proud to announce that we have been named #34 on 2020 Forbes Just 100 list, which ranks American corporations that are trailblazers on issues that matter most to their consumer base.