Sightseeing & Entertainment

Amish Country Tours
Route 340, at Plain & Fancy Farm. 717-768-3600
Enjoy 2-hour back road guided Amish farmland tours at 10:30am & 1:45pm (Mon.-Sat.) and 11:30am only Sunday. Also thru October: Amish Visit-In-Person Tours at 5:00pm (Mon.-Fri.). Underground Rail Road Tour at 5:00pm (Saturdays). All-day Philadelphia Tours at 8:30am Wednesdays only.
Amish Experience F/X Theater
Rt. 340 at Plain & Fancy Farm. 717-768-3600
Emotional, unforgettable story of the Amish, told with special effects and unique imagery. Open daily, shows on the hour.
Biblical Tabernacle
2209 Millstream Rd., Lancaster PA 17602, 717-299-0954
Full-scale reproduction of Moses’ Tabernacle, seen only by guided 45 minute lecture tour.
Choo Choo Barn, Inc.
Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579, 717-687-7911
1,700 Sq. Ft. hand-built miniature train display – 22 trains – 150 animated figures!
Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
510 Centerville Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601. 717-898-1900
Performances Tues.-Sat. evening with selected matinees and Sun.-Twilight shows.
Child rates available.
Ghost Tour of Lancaster
Mrs. Penn’s Shoppe, 2 W. Main Street, Straburg, PA 17679, 717-687-6687
Discover the other side of Lancaster’s history on this candlelight walking tour. All ages.
Hershey’s Chocolate World
251 Park Blvd. Hershey, PA 17033, 717-534-4900
Free Hershey’s Chocolate Making Tour, Hershey’s Really Big 3D Show, and a Free
Hershey’s sample.
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
219 E. Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543. 717-626-4534
Tour America's First Pretzel Bakery. Hands-on pretzel twisting training. Learn about pretzel history. Bakery store.
Mennonite Information Center
2209 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602, 717-299-0954
Showing “Who Are the Amish” with Step-on Guides for Amish Country tours,
open Mon-Sat 8am-5pm.

Mount Hope Estate & Winery / Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
Rt. 72, north of Manheim, PA. 717-665-7021
Home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire. Complimentary wine tasting.
Mon-Sat. 10-6, Sun. 11-5.
National Christmas Center Family Attraction and Museum
3427 Lincoln Highway (Rt. 30) Paradise, PA 17562, 717-442-7950
Tour life-sized, indoor exhibits and celebrate Christmas memories, history & traditions.

Rainbow Dinner Theater
3065 Lincoln Highwat East, P.O. Box 56, Paradise, PA 17562, 800-292-4301
Your ticket to a great time in Lancaster County. Rainbow Dinner Theatre offers all comedy, all the time.  Bring your friends and family to our dinner theatre and you'll enjoy fine dining, fine wines, and lots of laughs.

September Farm Cheese
Route 322 halfway between Blue Ball and Honeybrook, 610-273-3552
Artisan-style cheese, aged cheddars, hand waxed. Made from fresh pasteurized milk on our award-winning dairy farm. Shop for cheese and accompaniments, taste plenty of samples, and enjoy a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich, fresh homemade soups, and creamy hand-dipped ice cream at our brand new café, country store, and cheesery.

Strasburg Rail Road
Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579, 717-687-7522
Travel through PA Dutch country on a steam train. Eat on a dining car, visit shops, and other ride fun extras.

Turkey Hill Experience

Route 441 at Route 30, Columbia 301 Linden Street Columbia, PA 17512 , 1-888-986-8784
Come learn how our ice cream is made, sit in our milk truck, brainstorm your own ice cream flavor, milk a mechanical cow and learn about the people and culture of Turkey Hill. Discovery and delight abound for the whole family. And of course, there are free samples of Turkey Hill ice cream and iced tea! The Turkey Hill Experience has a free area for visitors to explore. The rest of the Turkey Hill Experience is by paid admission only. Buy tickets online, and use promo code AMISH13 to save money.
US Hot Air Balloon Team

Launching from Bird-in-Hand PA, 17505  800-763-5987
Premier provider of hot air balloon rides and hot air balloon tours and events.  You only live once.  Take a balloon ride and float over the Amish Farmland.
Victorian Magic Lantern Shows

3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505. 800-555-2303 ext. 213
Entertainment “before there were movies.”  Storytelling at its best, with beautiful imagery, rousing music, Victorian special effects.  The first full-time magic lantern theater in the world in the last 130 years.

Buggy Rides

Aaron & Jessica's Buggy Rides
Plain & Fancy Farm, Rt. 340, between Bird-in-Hand and Intercourse. 717-768-8828
Operated by Amish. Stop at a real Amish farm. All in the country - 40 mile view. Open daily.

Museums & Historical Sites

Amish Country Homestead
Rt. 340 at Plain & Fancy Farm. 717-768-3600
Only Amish house tour designated Lancaster County "Heritage Site." Guided tours at quarter to the hour daily.
Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society
2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602. 717-393-9745
Come and experience 300 years of Amish and Mennonite culture through our quilts, furniture, and other artifacts.
National Toy Train Museum
300 Paradise Lane, Strasburg, PA 17579, 717-687-8976
Five operating train layouts, movies, library, gift shop, hours 10-5 open 7 days May-Oct.

Miniature Golf

Village Greens Mini Golf
1444 Village Road,Strasburg, PA 17519, 717-687-6933
The Village Greens combines the challenge of golf with the natural beauty of lush gardens to create a unique recreation experience for all generations to enjoy together! Our two courses cover over 13 acres of beautiful countryside which has been enhanced with shrubbery and flowers.
  Water’s Edge Mini Golf
230 N. Ronks Rd, Bird In Hand, PA 17505. 717-768-4653
Two beautiful mini gold courses, petting zoo, fish and duck pond, and delicious snacks and hand-dipped ice cream on site.


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