Lancaster PA Family Attractions – Fun for the Whole Family!

Lancaster Offers Plenty To Do for the Whole Family

Your family won’t run out of things to do in Lancaster County. Families can build their relationships, create some memories, and have a blast doing it.

  • Get lost in a cornfield maze or tour a fascinating museum.
  • Play laser tag or miniature golf.
  • Take in a play or a movie in the park.
  • Marvel at elaborate model train displays or climb aboard a train pulled by a full-sized, steam-powered locomotive.
  • Ride a roller coaster or an Amish buggy or a go-kart or a zip-line.

This list goes on and on. There are many attractions and things to do for families in Lancaster County. Come have fun together with your family.

Get out and create some memories together – fun, family memories that could last a lifetime.

Enjoy These Family Attractions Together:

Strasburg Rail Road

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

Steam through Amish Country. Enjoy a 45-minute ride to Paradise and back aboard America's oldest short-line railroad on an authentic steam train. At the historic station, enjoy unique shops to commemorate your visit, dining opportunities both onboard the train and at the station, and other Fun Extras.  All Aboard!  Visit website

American Music Theatre

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

Families love the shows at AMT! From concerts and Broadway Tours, to original musical revues that are fun for the whole family, there's something on stage for everyone at AMT. Call the box office or visit www.AMTshows.com to see what's going to be on stage when you're in town!

Amish Farm & House

2395 Lincoln Highway East (U.S. Route 30), Lancaster, PA 17602, 717-394-6185

Bring your family to learn about Amish family life. Take a guided tour through an original Amish home and learn about the Amish lifestyle, clothing styles for adults and children, and Amish schools. Afterward you can tour the farm, feed our goats, and tour our Amish school. Enjoy a fun family experience!  Visit website

Amish Village

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

No car or dishwasher. Learn why Amish live without these modern amenities through a guided tour of our 1840 farmhouse. Stroll along scenic 12-acre grounds. Explore a one-room schoolhouse, visit live farm animals, and have your family’s photo taken inside a buggy.  From our family to yours, welcome to Lancaster! 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

Cherry-Crest Adventure Farm

150 Cherry Hill Road, Ronks, PA 17572, 866-546-1799

Join over a million adventurers. Over 50 Farm Fun Activities for all ages. Home of the Amazing Maize Maze. Entertain family and friends as you visit our farm animal center, singing chicken show, pedal karts, pumpkin slinger, guided wagon tour, and more. See you at  Cherry-Crest Adventure Farm.

Choo Choo Barn – Traintown U.S.A.

226 Gap Road (Route 741 East), Strasburg, PA 17579, 717-687-7911

Visit our gigantic model train layout, hand-built by one family since 1961. With 22 trains and over 150 hand-built, miniature animations, kids are “wowed” by the action and adults can’t believe the time and effort spent to build such a masterpiece. A work of art that’s fun for the whole family!  Visit website

Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road

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

Arriving at Strasburg three times a year, Thomas the Tank Engine invites the family along on a 25-minute adventure. Ride aboard the larger-than-life coal-burning steam train before exploring an array of family activities loaded with fun. Tickets are available at www.StrasburgRailRoad.com. Advance purchase recommended.

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

510 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA 17601, 717-898-1900

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre is a year-round theatre presenting live musicals performed by professional performers selected from national auditions and a live orchestra with a buffet of classic American cuisine. Group rates for parties of 16 or more and Children's Theatre shows four times each year. Hotel and theatre packages available. Visit website

Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park

2249 Lincoln Hwy. East (U.S. Route 30), Lancaster, PA 17602, 1-866-FUNatDW

This 48-acre park has been voted one of the top five best kids’ parks in the world by Amusement Today magazine. Enjoy their water play area, live entertainment, and over 30 rides and attractions your family will love. Open weekends in early May, daily Memorial Day through Labor Day, and most weekends through December.  Visit website

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

National Watch & Clock Museum

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

People of all ages will enjoy this fascinating museum of timekeeping devices.  You'll see the earliest non-mechanical devices, tall clocks, cuckoo clocks, the atomic clocks of today, and thousands of clocks in between - over 12,000 items in this collection, the largest in North America. Take time to learn about time! Visit their website

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