Lancaster PA Attractions – Things To Do in Lancaster County

Attractions and Things To Do in Lancaster, PA

Come and experience all the attractions, activities, and entertainment to be enjoyed throughout Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

When people think about Lancaster County and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country, they usually think about the Amish. However, there is a broad variety of attractions, events, and fun things to do and see throughout Lancaster County.

Check out our many unique attractions, our historical heritage, the excellent food, the shopping, and the fun activities for people of all ages. Many people return here year after year because of all that this area has to offer amid our peaceful country setting.

So, come get away from it all…and to all that we have waiting for you throughout Lancaster, Pennsylvania!

Enjoy the Many Lancaster PA Attractions:

Make-A-Friend Workshop

Kitchen Kettle Village, 3529 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Intercourse, PA 17534, 717-768-0152

A cultural activity center where you discover, create and take home a treasure from Lancaster. Make an authentic Amish friend or build a wooden barn. Discover the Pennsylvania Dutch culture at hands-on activity stations and puppet show featuring Amish friends, Becca and Benuel! Rain or shine, it’s workshop time. Visit website.

National Christmas Center

3427 Lincoln Highway East (US. Rt. 30), Paradise, PA 17562, 717-442-7950

Family Attraction/Museum: Life-sized indoor exhibits capture the magic of Christmas memories, history and traditions throughout the year! "Journey to Bethlehem" (total environmental experience); Explore TudorTowne animated storybook village, Santa's Workshop, Toyland train mountain (under a giant Christmas tree!), 1950's Woolworth's re-creation and more! Gift shop on site/online. Handicap accessible/seating throughout.  Visit website

National Toy Train Museum

300 Paradise Lane, Ronks, PA 17572 (P.O. Box 248, Strasburg, PA 17579), 717-687-8976

An extensive collection of toy trains from the mid-1800's to the present day. Five operating interactive train layouts, continuous toy train videos, research library, and a gift shop. Located close to many other railroad attractions and Amish farmlands. Learn more by visiting their website.

National Watch & Clock Museum

514 Poplar Street, Columbia, PA 17512, 717-684-8261

Take a tour through the history of timekeeping, from early non-mechanical devices to today's atomic and radio controlled clocks. With over 12,000 items in its collection, this museum is the largest and most comprehensive horological collection in North America. Visit their website to learn more.

Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Assoc., Inc.

4977 Lincoln Hwy. East (Route 30), Kinzers, PA 17535, 717-442-4249

The most complete steam and gas shows around. See in operation and display antique tractor pulls, threshing, steam traction and stationary steam engines, large gas engines and hit and miss engines, tractors, construction equipment, our blacksmith shop and sawmill. Visit our model shop, antique car display, ride 2 steam railroads.  Visit website

Sight and Sound Theatre

300 Hartman Bridge Road, Strasburg, PA 17579, 800-377-1277

Story, song, and spectacular staging bring each of Sight & Sound’s epic shows to life. Dozens of professional actors attired in elaborate costumes, meticulously-detailed sets towering up to 40 feet high, trained animals from camels to birds, unmatched special effects, and beautifully memorable music inspire 800,000 guests every year. See website

Village Greens Miniature Golf

1444 Village Road (Route 741), Strasburg, PA 17579, 717-687-6933

Challenging golf amid the natural beauty of wooded hillside gardens intertwined with dramatic waterways. Traditional challenges plus natural obstacles. Two courses cover 13 acres in a beautiful wooded setting. The foliage changes with the season. Not a typical miniature golf course! Afterward, enjoy old-fashioned milk shakes, hand-dipped ice cream, sandwiches.  Visit website

Wonderland Mini-Golf

Adjacent to Dutch Wonderland. 2249 Lincoln Hwy. East (Rt. 30), Lancaster, PA 17602, 717-393-3679

Experience the challenge and fun of 18 holes of miniature golf. Whether you're an amateur or an expert on the greens, the whole family will have fun. Afterwards, enjoy an ice cream sundae at the Par 3 Cafe'. Special rates for groups of 10 or more. Children 3 and under play FREE!  Visit website.

A is For Amish Buggy Rides

312 Paradise Lane, Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 717-725-8664

Ride back in time and enjoy the beautiful Lancaster County countryside. Experience a taste of Amish country life. Our drivers will answer all your questions about our Amish Lifestyle. Amish buggies and spring wagons Three different rides available. Large groups welcome. Petting zoo. We hope to see you soon. Visit website.

Amish Barn Buggy Rides

3029 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 717-768-8886

Enjoy an Amish Buggy Ride through an all Amish area where a cluster of homes create an Amish village. You'll pass by the Blacksmith's Shop, the Buggy Factory, Amish School, Furniture Maker, Orchards, and impeccable Amish houses and farms. Experience the tranquility that these gentle people bring to life.  Visit website

Amish Village

199 Hartman Bridge Road (Route 896), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 717-687-8511

Experience the Amish way of life! After a guided tour of our 1840 farmhouse, stroll throughout the scenic 12-acre grounds. Explore a one-room schoolhouse, barn with farm animals, and Smokehouse Food Market. Meet and mingle with Amish staff. Then discover the breathtaking countryside through our Backroads Bus Tour.   Visit website

Biblical Tabernacle

Mennonite Information Center, 2209 Millstream Rd., Lancaster, PA 17602, 717-299-0954

Visit the full-size reproduction of Moses' Tabernacle in the Wilderness, designed from Biblical descriptions in the book of Exodus. Lecture tours explain the history and spiritual significance of this dwelling place of God among his people. Guests representing many faiths and cultures from all over the world have found this fascinating. Visit website

Buck Motorsports Park

900 Lancaster Pike, Quarryville, PA 17566, 717-859-4244, 800-344-7855

Powersports - for today's supercharged family! Our 38th year -- presenting the best motorsports entertainment at affordable family prices. Championship truck and tractor pulling, monster truck shows, mud bog events, demolition derbies, fireworks, tuff truck competitions, and more! Power, excitement and thrills to appeal to all motorsports fans! See You at the Buck! Visit website

Concerts at American Music Theatre

2425 Lincoln Highway East, (Rt. 30 across from Rockvale Outlets), Lancaster, PA 17602, 800-648-4102, 717-397-7700

AMT is where music is alive! Don't miss the biggest concerts, Broadway tours and original shows live on stage year round. Call the box office or visit www.AMTshows.com to see what's going to be on stage when you're in town!

Corn Cob Acres: Fields of Fun

191 College Ave. (Lancaster County, immediately off the Mountville Exit of Rt. 30), Mountville, PA 17554, 717-285-7748

Located on the Schopf Bros Farm. One of the fastest growing family activities in Lancaster County! Over 40 farm fun activities including hayrides and pumpkin picking will fill your day with excitement. Open Saturdays 10am to 5pm and Sundays noon to 5pm, Sept. 6- Nov. 2. Free Parking. Visit website

Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road

301 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 866-725-9666

Take a 25-minute ride with Thomas the Tank Engine™, rolling into Strasburg three times annually. Ride aboard the larger-than-life coal-burning steam train, enjoying activities for the entire family: storytelling, videos, imagination stations, photo opportunities, and many of the Railroad's beloved Fun Extras. Visit www.StrasburgRailRoad.com for tickets. Advance purchase is recommended.

Farmland Fun at Verdant View

429 Strasburg Rd., Paradise Twp., PA 17562, 717-687-7353, 1-888-321-8119

Experience life on a real working dairy and crop farm. This educational tour for adults & children includes interaction with a variety of farm animals and optional activities like hand milking a cow, bottle feeding a calf, and a wagon ride. Try the many hands on activities as a Farmer's Apprentice. Visit website

Field of Screams

191 College Avenue, Mountville, PA 17554, 717-285-7748

America’s #1 Haunted Attraction! Field of Screams boasts an impressive line-up of 4 world class Haunted Attractions. Come out and be scared on The Haunted Hayride, Den of Darkness Horror Barn, The Frightmare Asylum Haunted House, and the NEW Nocturnal Wasteland Wicked Walking Trail. Unique and Terrifying Fun. Visit website

Fulton Theatre

12 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17608, 717-394-7133

The historic Fulton Theatre is the oldest continuously operating theater in America. Enjoy live theater productions, special performances, and the Lancaster Symphony Orchestra at this historic and elegant 160 year old theater in downtown Lancaster. Learn more

Hands-On House Children’s Museum of Lancaster

721 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, 717-569-KIDS

There's so much to explore at the area's only museum where playing and learning go hand-in-hand. Not-for-profit museum features shared educational experiences that delight kids and parents alike. Self-directed exhibits for adults and children ages 2-10 to explore together. Exhibits include Marty's Machine Shop, E-I-E-I KNOW, Mostly Make-Believe, and more! Visit website

Herr’s Snack Factory Tour

271 Old Baltimore Pike, Nottingham, PA 19362, 800-63-SNACK

Enjoy Herr's FREE Snack Factory Tour. Sample tasty snacks, fresh and warm from our cookers. With guided tours, gift shop, Chipper's Café, video and more, Herr's offers families, schools and bus tours lots of fun! It's a day trip of free, educational fun you'll remember for a lifetime. Handicap/wheelchair accessible. Visit website

Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

219 E. Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543, 717-626-4354

Tour America's First Commercial Pretzel Bakery and get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting. See the original brick ovens built in 1861 and learn about the long history of pretzel baking. Taste our fresh hot soft pretzels and unique flavors of hard pretzels baked by the Sturgis family. Visit website

Lancaster Archery Academy

2195-A Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602, 800-829-7408, 717-394-7229

Archery lessons for the entire family, TechnoHunt archery simulator tests your skills on moving targets. Archery Tag, combines dodge-ball and paint-ball while using all the skills of archery! Stop by the showroom with over 35,000 sq. ft. of everything in archery!  Find out more at www.LancasterArcheryAcademy.com.

Laserdome Entertainment Center

2050 Auction Rd., along Rt. 283 at the Rt. 230 Mt. Joy exit, Manheim, PA 17545, 717-492-0002

Laser tag, laser light shows, and the county's largest arcade - all part of the hi-tech fun at Laserdome. Our games are fun for everyone in your family ages 6 and up. Open late so you can play longer! Open Tuesday - Sunday. Find out more at www.Laserdome.com.

Lil’ Country Store & Miniature Horse Farm

264 Paradise Lane, Ronks (Paradise), PA 17572, 717-687-8237

Stop in and say Hello to the miniature horses at our Old Order Amish farm just outside Strasburg. They are gentle, friendly, and waiting to be petted. Saddle rides and cart rides are available. Our Lil' Country Store features many Amish hand-crafted products, including framed prints, quillows, birdhouses, and food products. See webpage


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