Free Things at Hershey Lodge: 12 Hefty Freebies

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Sure, a stay at Hershey Lodge can add up. But, take into account all of the free things at Hershey Lodge and I can definitely see where the value sets in. A recent stay at the Hersheypark hotel (and a big walk around!) let me see for myself all of the free fun to be had. From must-haves to activities to off-property complimentary admissions, here are 12 hefty freebies at Hershey Lodge!

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The gorgeous lobby fireplace at Hershey Lodge.

Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the fine folks at Hershey Lodge because I’m a Sweetest Family member! All opinions are my own!


Hershey Lodge is one of those properties that you really should experience at least once. With a gorgeous, rustic theme, it’s filled with immersive touches and plenty of things to do.

And if I’m being honest, it’s a place that you could absolutely take a non-park day and spend your entire time checking out its amenities. But, when it comes to free things at Hershey Lodge there’s definitely not a loss. Here are my 11 favorites. 


Free Things at Hershey Lodge: Water Works

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Exterior of Water Works at Hershey lodge – free admission for on-property guests!

By far, having free, unlimited use of Hershey’s Water Works is the top freebie. It’s not a huge water park, but it is decently sized. To add to the immersion of Hersheypark and Hershey, PA, the attractions have fun Hershey candy names like the Twizzlers Twist Water Slide. 


If you’re planning on exploring the area, here’s a list of fun things to in Hershey, PA!


Free Things at Hershey Lodge: Early Park Admission

Hershey Lodge offers a one hour early Hersheypark Sweet Start® for guests staying on property and visiting the park. You’ll need to show Hershey lodge identification to enter early. 


Mini Golf

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One of the 18 holes at the free mini golf course at Hershey Park.

Outside near Water Works (and near the outdoor pool) is a fun, 18-hole mini golf course. All you need to do is show your room key and you’ll get unlimited play. 


Free Things at Hershey Lodge: Hershey Gardens Passes

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When you visit Hershey Gardens, make sure to check out the Butterfly Atrium.

Hershey Gardens is a gorgeous respite from the theme park. Opened in 1937, it’s filled with picturesque spots to sit and admire, but my favorite is the Butterfly Atrium. Free admission tickets are included in a Hershey Lodge stay. You’ll receive them when you check in. 


The Hershey Story Museum Passes

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One of the many interactive experiences at Hershey Story Museum.

A couple of years ago, I had the pleasure of visiting The Hershey Story Museum. It’s filled with hands on exhibits and shares the story of Mr, Chocolate himself, Milton Hershey. Again, you’ll receive a complimentary pass to the museum for each person in your room when you check in. 


Free Things at Hershey Lodge: Kids Craft Sessions

At check-in, look for the activities board for free kids crafts. Times and crafts change daily. 


Each night, a fie pit is available for making s’mores. Kits can be purchased in the sundries shops. 


Kids Check-In

I LOVE this one! Kids have their own check-in in the lobby area. They get to sign an official check-in book & join in on a guessing game. But, the funnest is the sweet treat they get when done. 


Tennis & Basketball Courts

Pretty explanatory, but there are both tennis and basketball courts for guest use. 


Hershey Bars

When you’re all checked in, be prepared for some chocolate! We received a few Hershey Bars to eat at our leisure. 


Free Things at Hershey Lodge: Parking

Great freebie here. If I had my way, all lodging parking would be free but that’s not the case. For Hershey Lodge, guests receive free parking – yay!



We had zero problems connecting to the free wifi during our stay. 


From tickets to early park entry to on-property activities, here are 12 hefty freebies at Hershey Lodge! #HersheyLodge #HersheyPark #Hershey #VisitHershey #familytravel #freeatHersheypark

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