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Located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Hersheypark still serves its original purpose of entertaining employees of the Hershey Chocolate Company, even if it now attracts a much broader audience as well. While it hosts a number of restaurants and stores that offer Hershey-branded treats, the main focus is on more traditional theme park attractions. This includes a number of major roller coasters, as well as quirkier offerings such as the Reese's Cupfusion interactive dark ride.
Originally opened in the early 20th century as little more than a picnic area for Hershey employees, Hersheypark gradually expanded into a full-blown amusement park. Although it suffered a period of decline in the 1960s, it was revived in the 1970s and has grown in popularity ever since. A series of major investments in the 1990s and 2000s helped to establish it as one of America's leading regional theme parks. More recently, the park spent some $25 million on installing a towering new roller coaster, Skyrush, for the 2012 season. New for 2017 is the Hershey Triple Tower.