Lancaster, PA Family Attractions – Fun for the Whole Family!

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Lancaster Offers Plenty of Fun Family Activities

Lancaster County is chock-full of family attractions for every age, from toddlers all the way up to seniors. Lancaster, PA is a family-friendly place. Have a blast with your family while creating memories and building relationships. Looking for fun family activities near you? Browse our hand-picked list (below) of family attractions for every member of your clan!

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And check out our lists of things to do in Lancaster, PA with kids and general list of attractions in Lancaster, PA.

Here’s some ideas of family-friendly things to do in Lancaster, PA.

  • Get lost in a cornfield maze or tour a fascinating museum.
  • Play laser tag or miniature golf.
  • Take in a play or a movie in the park.
  • Marvel at elaborate model train displays or climb aboard a train pulled by a full-sized, steam-powered locomotive.
  • Ride a roller coaster or an Amish buggy or a go-kart or a zip-line.

And the list goes on. The next time you’re wondering, “What’s fun for families to do in Pennsylvania?”… just think of Lancaster County. From horse and buggy rides to roller coasters, and beyond, Lancaster has your next fun family outing! There’s lots of family fun in Pennsylvania!

Enjoy These 73+ Family Attractions Together:

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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.

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Day Out With Thomas at Strasburg Rail Road

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

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Join Thomas the Tank Engine and pals, Percy, Mavis, and Rusty during Day Out With Thomas, visiting in June and September. Enjoy a 45-minute ride aboard the larger-than-life coal-burning steam train pulled by Thomas. Plus, a variety of Thomas-themed activities packed with fun. Tickets are available at www.StrasburgRailRoad.com. Advance purchase recommended.

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Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park

2249 Lincoln Highway E. (U.S. Rt. 30)
Lancaster, PA 17602
866-FUNatDW

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With over 35 rides, Duke’s Lagoon water play area, and live entertainment, Dutch Wonderland is perfect for families! Open weekends starting May 15, weekdays Memorial Day - Labor Day and most weekends through December. 

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Hands-On House Children’s Museum of Lancaster

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

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There’s so much to explore at Hands-on House, where learning and playing go hand-in-hand. This nonprofit museum features interactive educational experiences that delight kids ages 2-10 and parents alike. Exhibits include Little Valley Farm and Farmers Market, STEM Lab, A-Mazing Airways, an outdoor Play Garden, and more!

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National Watch & Clock Museum

514 Poplar Street
Columbia, PA 17512
717-684-8261

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People of all ages will enjoy this fascinating museum of timekeeping devices.  You'll see the earliest non-mechanical devices, tall clocks, cuckoo clocks, the atomic clocks of today, and thousands of clocks in between - over 12,000 items in this collection, the largest in North America. Take time to learn about time!

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Rough & Tumble Engineers Historical Assoc., Inc.

4977 Lincoln Hwy. East (Route 30)
Kinzers, PA 17535
717-442-4249

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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.

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Sight & Sound Theatres

300 Hartman Bridge Rd. (Rt. 896)
Ronks (near 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.

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American Music Theatre

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

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Families love the shows at AMT! From concerts and Broadway Tours, to original musical revues that are fun for the whole family, there's something on stage for everyone at AMT. Call the box office or visit  www.AMTshows.com   to see what's going to be on stage when you're in town!

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Amish Village: Tour an Amish House, School, and Village

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

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How is your family life different from the Amish? In our guided tour of an authentic Amish farmhouse, you’ll be amazed at how the Amish adapt to cooking, washing clothes, and heating their homes. Take a self-guided tour around the 12-acre property, visit a one-room schoolhouse and the Smokehouse Market.

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Buck Motorsports Park – The “Playground of Power”

900 Lancaster Pike
Quarryville, PA 17566
717-859-4244
800-344-7855

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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!

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Busy Bodies Play Café – Kids Play, Discover, and Learn

Shops @ Rockvale
35 S. Willowdale Drive, #1815
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-517-8352

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Busy Bodies is designed to give children the opportunity to play and learn with activities that promote both gross motor and fine motor skills. The goal is to foster the development of the whole child - physical, social, emotional, and cognitive, all while PLAYING!! Be sure to come check us out.

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