Day Trips to Lancaster County, PA

Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center

455 Camp Road, Stevens, PA 17578, 888-353-1490

Exciting outdoor adventure at Refreshing Mountain! Perfect for families, groups, or couples. Go ziplining, challenge an outdoor obstacle course, explore an on-site wildlife center, practice archery, enjoy a hiking trail or the outdoor pool, scale a 40-ft climbing tower, experience our brand new escape room, and much more!   Book online

Shady Maple Smorgasbord

129 Toddy Drive   (7 miles East of Ephrata off Rt. 322),   East Earl, PA 17519,
717-354-8222

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Largest Buffet in the USA!   Enjoy our deliciously authentic Pennsylvania Dutch all-you-can-eat smorgasbord buffet, including a wide variety of grilled meats and seafood, unlimited drinks and homemade desserts.  Free meal on your birthday with the purchase of another adult meal, ID required.  Open Monday thru Saturday. Closed Sundays.  To learn more visit!  www.Shady-Maple.com

Sight & Sound Theatres

300 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks (Strasburg), PA 17572, 800-377-1277

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For more than 40 years, Sight & Sound Theatres® has been bringing Bible stories to life on stage. Every production is a spectacular show with a meaningful message. Edge-of-your-seat action meets heartfelt drama on a panoramic stage, featuring massive sets, special effects, and live animals.   Visit Website

Stone Gables Estate – Ironstone Ranch – Star Barn

1 Hollinger Lane, Star Barn Way,   Elizabethtown, PA 17022,   717-902-9791

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Stone Gables Estate comprises over 275+ acres of scenic views and hidden gems. See the spires of the historic Star Barn off in the distance. Bring the family picturesque horseback riding trails and ride the Harrisburg, Lincoln, and Lancaster Railroad. Unwind from your hurried pace and enjoy a relaxing atmosphere.
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Strasburg Rail Road

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

Steam through Amish country. Enjoy 45 minutes aboard a real steam train. Enjoy authentic trains and railroaders, shops, dining and other fun extras at the historic East Strasburg Station. Check schedules and additional information at www.StrasburgRailRoad.com.    All Aboard!

Strasburg Scooter Tours

246 N. Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA 17579, 717-344-2488
2705 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505, 717-584-8064

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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

Tanger Outlet Center – Lancaster

312 Stanley K. Tanger Blvd.,   Lancaster, PA 17602,,   800-408-3477, 717-392-7260

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Save up to 70% off retail prices at our 65+ designer and fashion outlets. You'll find stores of your favorite designer brands, like Polo Ralph Lauren, Talbots, Nike, Nautica, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana Republic and more. Open all year long Monday-Sunday. Find out more at   www.TangerOutlet.com/Lancaster.

Turkey Hill Experience – Interactive Ice Cream Fun!

301 Linden Street,   Columbia, PA 17512,   717-684-0134

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Walk through interactive exhibits and learn how ice cream and iced tea flavors are made. Then create your own ice cream flavor in our Taste Lab, and create a TV commercial promoting your flavor. Enjoy plenty of free samples of ice cream and iced tea. Fun for the whole family.     Visit Website

AAA Buggy Rides

3461 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt 340), Intercourse, PA 17534, 717-989-2829

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Our friendly drivers will enlighten and entertain you with fascinating stories and information about the Amish lifestyle. Choose from any of our famous horse and buggy tours: The Ultimate Four Mile Country Buggy Ride, The Five Mile Covered Bridge Ride, The Over Three Mile All Country Ride and more!     Visit Website

Aaron & Jessica’s Buggy Rides

3121 Old Philadelphia Pike, at Plain and Fancy Farm, Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505,
717-768-8828

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Ride like the Amish do… with a Horse and Buggy view!  Our Amish drivers escort you through working Amish farms. Several family priced ride options available. ASK ABOUT OUR Private Rides! Group tours welcome. Located at Plain and Fancy Farm just east of Bird-in-Hand along Route 340.   Visit Website

Amish Experience: Theater, Homestead, & Farm Tours

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

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The Amish Experience is a complete interpretive center focusing on Amish culture and heritage.  Completely surrounded by Amish farmland along Route 340, the experience offers “Jacob’s Choice” in the Amish Experience multi-media Theater, guided walking tours of an Amish House & School, and guided bus tours of the Amish farmland.    Visit Website

American Music Theatre

2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602, 800-648-4102, 717-397-7700

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The entertainment never stops at the AMT! All year long you can enjoy celebrity concerts, Broadway tours, and original shows. You'll leave with a song in your heart. Located across from Rockvale Outlets and just down the street from Dutch Wonderland. Call, or go to  AMTshows.com  for their current schedule.

The Amish Farm and House

2395 Covered Bridge Drive,   Lancaster, PA 17602,   717-394-6185

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Learn about the Amish at our educational farm museum! We offer guided house tours through an old Amish farmhouse and bus tours through beautiful Amish country. Visit our Amish schoolhouse, pet our animals and ride on Amish scooters all on our 15-acre farm.     Visit Website

Amish Village

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

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Take a guided tour of an authentic Amish farmhouse and learn about the customs and traditions of the Plain community.  Visit a one-room schoolhouse and shop in the Smokehouse Market where you can meet our Amish staff. Don't forget to  grab a selfie inside the Amish buggy.     Visit Website

Best Kept Secrets Tour

Throughout Lancaster County, 717-721-9409

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A shopping/food and fun adventure featuring up to 40 off-the-beaten path businesses. Travel place to place enjoying all the valuable coupons and special free things the businesses have planned for you. Every tour is different. What a fun way to explore! Order  Tickets  online.     Visit Website

Bird-in-Hand Farmers Market

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

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Don't miss a visit to one of the Dutch Country's premier shopping destinations.  Our 25 plus vendors offer a wide variety of foods, including meats and cheese, produce, canned and baked goods, snacks and so much more.  In addition we have locally made silk floral arrangements, crafts, furniture and toys.      Visit Website

Bounce Kraze – Fun Indoor Inflatable Park and Arcade

407 Granite Run Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601, 717-947-4500

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Join us for hours of bouncing fun for your little one! Filled with 9 bounce houses, slides, obstacle courses & a toddler area, arcade with redemption prizes & snack bar. You will love our Birthday Parties~Group Discounts~Bounce Rentals & Fund Raising     Visit Website

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm – Family Fun on the Farm

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

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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

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Gigantic model train layout! Our 1,700 square foot train display is home to over 150 hand-created, animated figures and 22 operating model trains. Family-owned since 1961, this work of art is fun for all ages! We are much more than “just trains”! Open daily, Mid-March - December. Learn more: www.ChooChooBarn.com

Countryside Bus Tours at The Amish Farm and House

The Amish Farm and House, 2395 Covered Bridge Drive, Lancaster, PA 17602, 717-394-6185

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Discover Lancaster's living heritage on Lancaster’s original 90-minute bus tour. Take in the scenic beauty of rural Lancaster County. You'll see and learn about Amish schools, Amish farms and culture, covered bridges, and even visit an Amish store or roadside stand. Daily tours - please call ahead for reservation.
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Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road

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

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Arriving at Strasburg three times a year, Thomas the Tank Engine and Percy invite the family along on a 20-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

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Dutch Apple is a year-round theatre presenting live musicals performed by professional performers from across the country. Dining options include: All American cuisine buffet Sunday- Wednesday evening/all matinees; Served Dinner at your table Thursday Evening; Prime Rib Buffet Friday/Saturday Evening. Group Rates for parties of 16 or more.   Visit Website

Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park

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

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It’s family time! Enjoy Dutch Wonderland’s Duke's Lagoon water play area, live entertainment, and over 35 rides. Open weekends starting May 15, weekdays Memorial Day - Labor Day and most weekends through December.  Visit Website

Go ‘N Bananas Family Fun Center – Fun For All Ages!

1170 Garfield Road, Lancaster, PA  17601, 717-287-5000

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Looking for something to do? Hours of fun with bumper cars, ropes course, laser tag, mini-bowling, arcade, café and more! Climate controlled with free parking, we’re just a few minutes from Lancaster city. Use our money-saving passes or pay for each attraction. Please  Visit Our Website  for more information.

Kitchen Kettle Village

3529 Old Philadelphia Pike (Route 340), Intercourse, PA 17534, 800-732-3538

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Fun, food, shopping & lodging await you at our Village built around our "world famous" canning kitchen where you will discover tradition with a twist. Sample jams & relishes made before your eyes, and taste award winning wines. Find a great selection of locally made items & national brands throughout the Village.    Visit Website

Lancaster Balloon Rides – Balloon Rides Daily

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

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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

Lancaster Central Market

23 N. Market Street, Lancaster, PA 17603, 717-735-6890

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In downtown Lancaster is the country’s oldest continually operated public farmers’ market – since 1730. Over 60 local standholders offer fresh baked goods, produce, meat, cheeses, beverages, soup, salads, sandwiches, ice cream, crafts, and more. This gathering place is open Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from  6 am - 3 pm.     Learn More

Lil’ Country Store & Miniature Horse Farm

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

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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.  Visit Website

Miller’s Restaurant & Smorgasbord, Since 1929

2811 Lincoln Highway East (Route 30), Ronks (Paradise) PA 17572, 717-687-6621

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Lancaster’s original, award winning smorgasbord restaurant has been voted best, again! Located just west of Paradise, Miller’s is centrally located on Route 30, minutes from Sight & Sound, American Music Theater, Rockvale, Tanger and Amish attractions. Visit our website for current hours, menu and additional information.   Visit Website

Old Windmill Farm – Amish Farm Tours

262 Paradise Lane, Ronks, PA 17572,  717-687-7929

Come experience life on an Amish farm. Milk a cow, feed a calf and the pygmy goats, miniature bull, and miniature chickens. Watch the pot-bellied pigs perform. All ages will enjoy this! Then tour their big garden and sample the fresh produce. Groups are welcome. Learn about Amish life from the Amish.     Visit Website

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