Why Visit Lancaster, PA? To Relax and Have Fun!

You Won’t Get Bored in Lancaster County!

There is so much to see and do in Lancaster for all ages and interests – from this area’s unique history and heritage to our many fun attractions and live music and entertainment. Just scan through the items below and you’ll see what we mean.  Individuals, families, and tour groups will find plenty to see and do here.

But for those who just want to escape to a slower pace, you’ll find that here, too. Get away from the fast-paced, hectic urban lifestyle and relax here amid scenic farmlands, covered bridges, and the gentle clip-clop of buggies on back country roads.

So, if you want lots to see and do, or just a peaceful change of pace, you can find plenty of both in Lancaster County. Have fun!

 

Dutch Wonderland - kids on roller coasterLancaster PA Attractions -

Fasten your seatbelt for a wide variety of fun things to see and do throughout Lancaster County for all ages. There are theater productions, tours, museums, amusement parks, covered bridges, Amish activities, special events all year long, and much more. Hang on…


Aaron & Jessica's Buggy Rides in Bird-in-Hand, PAAmish Related Attractions

You can’t visit the Amish Country without experiencing a bit of the Amish culture. Learn more about our Amish neighbors by visiting an Amish farm or taking an Amish buggy ride through our scenic back country roads. There are guided tours available, or you can hire step-on guides to hop aboard your own car and take you on your own personal tour.


Amish Quilt Shop - quiltAmish Quilts

– Lancaster County has been called America’s quilt capital. Many Amish quilts are passed down from generation to generation as family heirlooms. You’ll find hundreds of quilts, wall-hangings, and pillows at our many quilt and craft shops. Sometimes the Amish sell quilts…


Adamstown Antiques Mall signLancaster Antiques

Lancaster County features one of the largest concentrations of antiques in the nation. Adamstown is known as the Antiques Capital of the United States. Each week over 3,000 antique dealers converge on Adamstown to display and sell their merchandise. Antique collectors…


Covered bridge in FallCovered Bridges of Lancaster County 

One of the popular symbols of Lancaster County is the covered bridge. One of the first covered bridges in America was built here. While covered bridges have all but disappeared from the American landscape, you will still find 28 covered bridges you can drive…


Bird-in-Hand Farmers MarketFarmers Markets

These are Lancaster County originals.  Our farmers markets, including the oldest in the nation, offer that fresh from the farm goodness in a unique atmosphere. Fruits and vegetables, meats and cheeses, fresh baked goods, crafts and quilts, jams and jellies, plus…


American Music Theatre - WessEvents of All Kinds

Lancaster County hosts special events all year long. Enjoy theatrical productions and Broadway calibre shows, top name celebrity concerts, mud sales and local country fairs, arts and craft shows, Christmas events, running events, golf tournaments, and much more.


Smorgasbord displayThe Food

One of the top attractions in Lancaster County year after year is the food – delicious meals served in an almost endless variety of quality restaurants. From Fine Dining to Family Style. From Smorgasbord to Sunday Brunch. And everything in between. Loosen your belts…


Mud Sale auctioneersMud Sales

You heard right.  No, we don’t sell mud here.  Local volunteer fire companies start their main fund-raising sales in the Spring, when it’s often muddy.  Hence the name.  The Amish and their English neighbors enjoy these sales where you can find great bargains on quilts, craft items, tools, furniture, even Amish buggies.


Historic Rockford PlantationMuseums and Historical Sites

In Lancaster County you will find numerous state and local museums and historic sites, some dating back to the 1700’s. You can tour the oldest meeting house in America or the home of a former U.S. president. See a replica of Moses’ biblical tabernacle, learn the history of…i


Tanger OutletsOutlets In Lancaster

Lancaster has a reputation for factory outlet shopping. Here you’ll find over 150 factory outlets offering big discounts on popular name brand and other quality merchandise of all kinds. And shoppers love to visit Lancaster prior to Christmas because of all…


Tobacco fieldPeaceful Scenery

Sure, we have our busy roads, too. But get out in the country (which is most of Lancaster County) and listen to the quiet. Sometimes the only sounds you’ll hear are birds, cows, and the clip-clop sounds of a passing Amish buggy. Unwind and relax amid rolling hills and picturesque farmlands.


Dutch Apple Dinner TheatreTheater & Entertainment

Prepare to be entertained. Our numerous live theaters present original and Broadway productions and live, top-name celebrity concerts. We have our symphony orchestra and comedy clubs and concerts in the park, plus live music at other local venues. The entertainment here never stops.


And this list is just the skimming the surface of what Lancaster County and the Pennsylvania Dutch Country has to offer. Dive in to any of these categories, or the list on the side of this page, and you’ll see what we mean.

There is much to see & do throughout Lancaster County. Enjoy!


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