Things To Do in Bird-in-Hand, PA

Attractions in Bird-in-Hand, Ronks, and Smoketown, PA

You’ll find Bird-in-Hand in the middle of the Amish Country, conveniently located only 2 miles north of Route 30 and 4 miles west of Intercourse, PA. That means you’ll find numerous Amish-related attractions, peaceful countryside, and other points of interest in Bird-in-Hand, Ronks, Smoketown, and the surrounding area.

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You’ll find lots of activities in Bird-in-Hand for kids and grown-ups alike! Hop aboard a tour bus, scooter, or even a hot air balloon. Visit the local farmer’s market. Take in a family-friendly magic show, broadway-style play, or immersive theater experience. Visit a wine gallery, play miniature golf, ride in a horse-and-buggy, learn about the Amish in a one-room schoolhouse, visit a petting zoo, take an airplane ride at the nearby Smoketown Airport (which bills itself as “Aviation’s Gateway to Amish Country, PA”), or try out archery.

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Bird-in-Hand is also just minutes away from many other nearby attractions in Intercourse, PA, along U.S. Route 30 (the Lincoln Highway), and in Strasburg.

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There’s lots to see and do in Bird-in-Hand, PA for the entire family!

What to See & Do Near Bird-in-Hand / Ronks:

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

Magic & Wonder

At the Bird-in-Hand Stage - 2760 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 800-790-4069

See a Vegas-quality, but family-friendly, magic show. Brett Myers and his magical cast return in a new show of grand illusions, audience participation, and comedy.  Meal and show packages are available at the Bird-in-Hand Family Restaurant & Smorgasbord.  Visit website

Magic Lantern Shows

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

Travel back over 100 years to experience an authentic “Magic Lantern” show in the only theater of its kind in the world. Enjoy a live Showman, music, spectacular images, and Victorian “special effects”. Seasonal presentations celebrate our nation's story in the summer Patriotic Show, and experience a nostalgic Christmas Show for the holidays.  Visit website

Mount Hope Wine Gallery & Rumspringa Craft Brewery

3174 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 717-768-7194

The Mount Hope Wine Gallery and Craft Brewery features complimentary sampling and sales of award winning Mount Hope Wines, Rumspringa Brewing Company Beers, and Lancaster County Ciders. Enjoy snacks with wine, beer, and cider by the glass at the Barn Café or pick up some bottles or growlers to go. Visit website

Strasburg Scooters @ Bird-in-Hand

2705 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 717-584-8064

There are some thrills of driving that you just don’t get cooped up in a car. Enjoy our guided scooter tour through Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Hop into a 50cc Scoot Coupe and discover exceptional views of the countryside, and an insightful look at some of Lancaster County’s oldest covered bridges.  Visit website

Waters Edge Mini Golf

230 North Ronks Road, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 717-768-4653

Bring your family to Water’s Edge and enjoy a timeless activity for all ages. Our two 18-hole courses, located in the heart of Dutch Country, will excite and challenge the young and old alike. Make sure to visit the Bird-In-Hand Petting zoo and stop in for a scoop of hand-dipped Turkey Hill ice cream!  Visit website

Aaron & Jessica’s Buggy Rides

3121 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), (Between Bird-in-Hand & Intercourse), Ronks, PA 17572, 717-768-8828

Lancaster's only ride through real working non-commercial Amish farms. Start your ride through our covered bridge, rain or shine. 4-mile tour with Amish guides. Family owned. Open all year. Longer rides available. Group and bus tours welcome. See you! Ask about Rumspringa and "Amish Mafia".  Visit website

Abe’s Buggy Rides

2596 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 717-392-1794

Enjoy a private tour aboard an Amish buggy through the picturesque Amish Country.  Ride through the Amish farmland, past an Amish school. Two-mile, four-mile, and five-mile rides are available. Petting zoo and picnic area, too. Serving repeat customers since 1967. Fun for the whole family.  Open March through Christmas.   Visit website

Amish Country Homestead & One-Room School

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

Tour the only officially designated “Heritage Site” Amish house. Explore the nine rooms as your certified guide unravels the riddles of Amish clothing and life without electricity. Sit at authentic Amish desks in the Fisher One-Room School and learn how eight grades are taught in one room.   Visit website

Amish Experience Farmlands Tour

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

Journey deep into the farmlands on roads rarely traveled to discover the “hows” and “whys" of the very different culture of our Amish neighbors. Journey with your certified guides along spectacular unspoiled vistas. Amish stop always included except Sundays. One-room schools, Amish weddings, planting, harvesting…each tour is different and special.  Visit website

Amish Experience SuperSaver Tour

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

Enjoy the emotional story of “Jacob’s Choice” in the Amish Experience Theater. Explore the Amish Country Homestead & One-Room School. Discover the spectacular beauty of the Amish farmlands on your 14-passenger shuttle, led by a certified Amish Country tour guide.  Visit website

Amish Experience Visit-in-Person Tour

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

Visit three real Amish homes. Meet a farmer at milking time, a craftsman in their workshop, and a family in their home. We work with 30 authentic Amish households not normally open to the public. This exclusive tour 14 people maximum to ensure everyone interacts with the Amish hosts.  Visit website

Balloon Rides Daily – U.S. Hot Air Balloon Team

Bird-in-Hand Family Inn, 2737 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 800-763-5987

Experience the Thrill of a Hot Air Balloon Ride, floating over the Amish Farm Country below. Our guests have enjoyed this wonderful Hot Air Balloon Experience for more than 25 years. Balloon Rides originate from The Bird-in-Hand Family Inn. Sunrise and Sunset Rides. Call for reservations: 800-763-5987 for reservations, or Visit website

Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market

2710 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340), Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 717-393-9674

We are located in the heart of scenic PA Dutch Country.  Bird-in-Hand is a quaint village where visitors find treasures that will satisfy everyone from quilting and crafting enthusiasts to those who enjoy shopping the bounty of an authentic farmers market.   Visit website.

Bird-in-Hand Stage

2760 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 800-790-4069

Our Broadway-style musicals have been delighting Amish Country audiences since 2011. We have become a favorite stop for live performances in Lancaster County. In 2018, we are thrilled to present the new musical The Home Game and also to welcome back the illusions of Brett A. Myers and the debut of his Magic & Wonder: DREAM show. Visit website

 

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