Travelogue: Wing on over to Hershey for falconry program

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Mount Shasta Herald

American Tourist: Hershey falconry program

What is it: The Hotel Hershey – part of the Hershey Entertainment & Resorts – is offering a special falconry program through October. Program participants will be able to learn about falconry, see live demonstrations and more. The Hershey property – located in Hershey, Pa. – includes many non-falconry activities, too, including Hersheypark (an amusement park), ZooAmerica (admission is free for falconry program participants) and more.  

The hotel: The Hotel Hershey, built in the 1930s, is a historical landmark, four-star hotel located on a hilltop overlooking Hershey. The Hotel Hershey's architectural style has Spanish and Italian influences, mosaic tiles and archways, and a villa-style balcony overlooking the twinkling lights of Hershey and the expanse of Hershey Gardens. Historic photographs and original artwork line the halls and decorate guest room walls, as well as the Iberian Lounge, which takes the guest back in time to dim, fireplace-lit cigar lounges.

The falconry program: According to, “The Falconry Experience by The Hotel Hershey will acquaint participants with the history of man’s relationship with raptors and the evolution of falconry. It will include free-flight demonstrations, a simulated hunt demonstration, and an opportunity for participants to hold a majestic bird of prey. The program will be run by master falconer Jack Hubley.” 

Location: Hershey is about 15 miles from Harrisburg, about 95 miles from Philadelphia and about 90 miles from Baltimore.

Price: $80 for resort guests (kids 8-12 are $65), and $85 ($70) for non-guests.

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