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What to Do in Lancaster, PA (2023)

If you’re not sure what to do in Lancaster, PA, you’ve come to the right place! Visit Amish Country PA and experience all the fun things there are to do in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania! Whether you’re looking for specific attractions, fun activities, entertainment venues, or just want something to do for a few hours, you can find it here. We know there’s a lot to do here, that’s why we’ve shared a quick list of tips from locals to help you enjoy your visit.

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Even for long-time 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, we’ve also categorized our  Lancaster, PA points of interests into helpful lists of what you can do in Lancaster:

If you’re looking for more sightseeing in Lancaster, PA, you can also find a list of things to do near Sight & Sound Theatre and a list of things to do near Dutch Wonderland.

Interested in finding some of the more unique things to do in Lancaster County, PA? We have you covered.

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What to Do in Lancaster for evenings, and weekends:

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 on vacation, Lancaster, PA is where you’ll always find fun things to do for every family member (or even on a romantic getaway)! We’ve also got some local tips and information on getting here. And if you live here, there’s plenty to do for a staycation in Lancaster, PA!

Here are things to do in Amish Country PA…

101+ Top Things to Do in Lancaster, PA (Amish Country, PA)

Aaron & Jessica’s Buggy Rides

Aaron & Jessica’s Buggy Rides

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.

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3121 Old Philadelphia Pike
Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
717-768-8828

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Bob Neff Tours

Bob Neff Tours

Refreshing, wholesome and family-oriented getaways that create an appreciation for the wonders of God’s world. Our professional team is dedicated to providing a worry-free, quality touring experience. We offer a wide variety of tours to many destinations. Overnight and one-day motorcoach tours, flights, cruises, and international getaways.  “We’ll take you there.”

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1525 Oregon Pike, Suite 2201
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-397-0000

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Cackleberry Farm Antique Mall

Cackleberry Farm Antique Mall

Celebrating our 25th Year!  One of the Largest & Finest climate controlled Antique Malls in Lancaster County! Visit our Huge 26,000 sq. ft. facility which houses over 125 Dealers selling a wonderful selection of antiques & collectibles! Open All Year Long!  It's Not Just an Antique Mall – It’s Your Destination!   

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3371 Lincoln Highway East
Paradise, PA 17562
717-442-8805

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Concerts at American Music Theatre

Concerts at American Music Theatre

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  AMTshows.com  to see what's going to be on stage when you're in town!

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

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Countryside Bus Tours at The Amish Farm and House

Countryside Bus Tours at The Amish Farm and House

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

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Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road

Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road

Join Thomas the Tank Engine, Percy, Mavis, and Rusty during Day Out With Thomas, visiting multiple times a year. Enjoy a 20-minute ride aboard the larger-than-life coal-burning steam train pulled by Thomas. Plus, storytelling, videos, imagination stations, photo opportunities, and our Fun Extras. Visit www.StrasburgRailRoad.com for tickets. Advance purchase is recommended.

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

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Glasshouse Wineworks

Glasshouse Wineworks

On Market Square Manheim, Glasshouse Wineworks produces a widening range of wines and ciders, and offers small bites along with a rotation of PA beer and spirits. The tasting room is available year-round, and a wine garden boasts a relaxed vibe and live music during late Spring to early Fall.

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8 S. Charlotte Street
Manheim, PA 17545
717-665-0990

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Hands-On House Children’s Museum of Lancaster

Hands-On House Children’s Museum of Lancaster

Our Summer is full of STEM, art and learning through play for children ages 4-10.  Hands-on activities educate, entertain and engage imaginations. Go wild for animals, take a storybook adventure, explore outer space, discover music, art, and world cultures; find session dates and details and register today!

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721 Landis Valley Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
717-569-5137

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Jacob’s Choice at the Amish Experience Theater

Jacob’s Choice at the Amish Experience Theater

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 special effects immerse you in this dramatic story as you experience what it’s really like to be Amish.

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

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Morgantown Reuzit MCC Thrift Shop

Morgantown Reuzit MCC Thrift Shop

Visit one of the quaintest and friendliest thrift stores in Eastern Lancaster County.  Our Cozy Shoppe features clothing, housewares, books, home décor, toys, jewelry, sewing and crafts and so much more! Our customers love our 50 cent clothing room and we also have a silent auction with vintage and collector’s items.

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2769 Main Street
Eastern, PA 19543
610-286-7233

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Outback Toys

Outback Toys

Outback Toys has one of the largest selections of farm & construction toys, trucks & cars, farm-related clothing, gifts and memorabilia in the United States. Kids, adults, collectors and everyone in between can spark the joy of stepping into a physical toy store right here in Lititz, PA!

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101 W. Lincoln Avenue
Lititz, PA 17543
888-414-4705

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Soap Making Classes

Soap Making Classes

In 2 hours I will be teaching you how to make 3 different FUN luxury products, that you get to take home with you.  Maximum 4 people per class, children 10 years and over are welcomed.  Classes are booked in advance. Call 717-844-1444 or email me at candy@greenstreetlux.com.

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216 South Church Street
Quarryville, PA 17566
717-844-1444

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Village Greens Miniature Golf

Village Greens Miniature Golf

Challenging golf amid the natural beauty of wooded hillside gardens intertwined with dramatic waterways. Traditional challenges plus natural obstacles. Two courses cover 13 acres in a beautiful wooded setting. The foliage changes with the season. Not a typical miniature golf course! Afterward, enjoy old-fashioned milk shakes, hand-dipped ice cream, sandwiches.

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1444 Village Road
Strasburg, PA 17579
717-687-6933

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Warehouse Hotel at The Nook

Warehouse Hotel at The Nook

The Warehouse Hotel which is located inside of Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim, PA, has 135 on-site hotel rooms and suites. During your stay, you have access to over 700,00 square feet of sports surfaces, an arcade, climbing gym, state-of-the-art fitness center and more!

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75 Champ Blvd
Manheim, PA 17545
855-618-6181

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Aimee & Daria’s Doll Outlet

Aimee & Daria’s Doll Outlet

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!

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2682 Lincoln Hwy. East
Ronks, PA 17572
717-687-8118

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FAQs About Things to Do in Lancaster, PA

What are popular attractions in Lancaster, PA?

There’s lots of things to do in Lancaster County, PA. Here’s a list of 101+ popular things to do.

What are some outdoor things to do in Lancaster, PA?

You’ll find everything from hot air balloon rides and biking tours, to zip-lining and much more in this list of outdoor things to do in Lancaster.

What are some fun attractions for kids in Lancaster, PA?

Lancaster has tons of things to do with kids that parents love too! Toddlers and children of all ages will have a blast exploring:

  • Farm adventures
  • Train rides (on real steam-powered trains)
  • Large toy train displays
  • Indoor play centers
  • Amusement parks
  • Theatres with kid-friendly plays and magic shows
  • Mini-golf courses
  • Places to ride a horse
  • Playgrounds
  • Museums
  • …and much more!

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What are some things to do in Lancaster, PA this weekend?

You can find an extensive list of things to do on weekends in Lancaster, PA here.

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What is there to do in downtown Lancaster, PA?

Lancaster is more than just the Amish. Only minutes away from rolling farmlands and the clip-clop sound of horses and buggies, you’ll find the bustling city of Lancaster (population 59,000). There’s plenty of things to do in downtown Lancaster, including:

  • Farmers markets
  • Walking tours
  • Lots of history
  • Kids activities
  • Art galleries
  • VR game lounge
  • Restaurants
  • Stores
  • Live entertainment (including multiple theatres)
  • Parks
  • Colleges
  • Minor league baseball team
  • …and much more!

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