Lancaster PA Things To Do – Attractions in Lancaster County

Attractions and Things To Do in Lancaster, PA

If you’re not sure what to do in Lancaster, you’ve come to the right place! Come and experience for yourself all the fun things there are to do in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania! Whether you’re looking for specific attractions, activities, entertainment venues, or just want something to do for a few hours, you can find it here.

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Even for longtime visitors, there are places to visit and new things to see that can make your next visit as exciting as your first. Thanks to our historical heritage, excellent food, great shopping, and fun activities for folks of all ages, people return year after year.

In addition to the attractions on this page (scroll down), we’ve also categorized our attractions into helpful lists:

So come get away from it all, and rediscover that wonderful feeling you get in our peaceful country farmland setting. Of all the places to visit, Lancaster, PA is where you’ll always find fun things to do for every family member. Here’s things to do in Amish Country PA…

Enjoy Many Places to Go & Things to Do in Lancaster, PA:

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

National Christmas Center Family Attraction / Museum

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

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

Nookside Stables

500 Landisville Road,  Manheim, PA  17545,  717-618-8178

Lancaster's only Horseback Riding Adventure just got better! Nookside is now serving ALL ages with exciting guided horseback rides through obstacle courses in picturesque Lancaster County, and offers new Pony Wagon Adventures for a full hands-on experience for the whole family.  Visit website

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

Smoketown Helicopters

311 Airport Drive, Smoketown, PA, 717-344-4871

View Lancaster County like never before with a helicopter sightseeing tour or flight training program! Fly over your favorite landmarks, sports stadiums, parks, and more. Tours start at just 39.99  for all ages and can be scheduled for any day of the week!  Visit website

Aimee & Daria’s Doll Outlet

2682 Lincoln Hwy. East (U.S. Route 30) · Ronks, PA 17572 · 717-687-8118

Over 5,000 porcelain and vinyl dolls. Largest selection of dolls, doll clothing, doll furniture, and doll accessories in Lancaster County. Reborn baby dolls. Berenguer babies.  And an entire room of clothing & accessories for American Girl dolls. We have the perfect doll for you!  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! Over 40 years 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!

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.

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. This not-for-profit museum features shared educational experiences that delight kids ages 2-10 and parents alike. Exhibits include Little Valley Farm, Mostly Make-Believe, The Corner Grocery, an outdoor Play Garden, and more!  Visit website

Herr’s Snack Factory Tour

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

Enjoy Herr's 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 educational fun you'll remember for a lifetime. Handicap/wheelchair accessible. Visit website

Jacob’s Choice at the Amish Experience Theater

3121 Old Philadelphia Pike (Route 340), Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 717-768-8400

Discover the world of the Amish today through the emotional struggle of the Fisher family to preserve 400 years of tradition. Five screens, smoke, fire, wind and Disney-like special effects immerse you in this dramatic story as you experience what it’s really like to be Amish.  Visit website


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