Lancaster County, Pennsylvania offers much more than a rich tradition of farming… we’re home to an incredible variety of family-friendly activities – guaranteed to have something for every member of your family.

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1. Turkey Hill Experience

Create your own virtual ice cream flavor and packaging and star in your own commercial. Enjoy unlimited free samples! Don’t miss the Turkey Hill Taste Lab: a hands-on, educational experience allowing you to develop and taste the flavor you created virtually.

 

301 Linden St | Columbia, PA
844-847-4884
turkeyhillexperience.com

2. Good ‘N Plenty

Bring family and friends to enjoy our traditional Lancaster County home cooking and you’ll see why we’ve been chosen one of AAA top 10 best “down home dining” restaurants In north America, as well as being voted “the best” local PA Dutch restaurant for 15 years. Come see what all the fuss is about.

 

Rt 896 | Smoketown, PA
717-394-7111
GoodnPlenty.com

3. Wolf Sanctuary of PA

Wolf Sanctuary of PA offers a haven to wolves and wolf-dog hybrids that no longer have a home in the outside world. The sanctuary provides quality care and enrichment and holds educational public tours. Come visit and learn about wolf conservation and biology.

 

465 Speedwell Forge Rd | Lititz, PA
717-626-4617
wolfsanctuarypa.org

4. Miller’s Restaurant & Smorgasbord

In 1929, Anna Miller served good food in a kindly manner to truckers, as her husband repaired their rigs. And for 87 years, her extended family has done the same. Miller’s is PA Preferred and a ServSafe, Reader’s Choice, Central PA and Lancaster County Magazine award winner. Menu and buffet dining. Reservations welcomed. Get coupons on our website.

 

2811 Lincoln Highway East (Rt 30) | Ronks PA
717-687-6621
Millers1929.com

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5. Strasburg Rail Road

See the Amish Country in a unique way at America’s oldest operating railroad! Enjoy the scenery and family fun as you ride in a beautifully restored train car pulled by one of several historic steam engines on your 9-mile round-trip journey to Paradise, Pennsylvania.

 

301 Gap Rd | Ronks, PA
866-725-9666
strasburgrailroad.com

6. Cackleberry Farm Antique Mall

Lancaster. Huge 26,000 square foot facility houses over 125 dealers selling a wonderful selection of antiques and collectibles! Open all year! Monday – Saturday 9:30 am – 5 pm; Sunday 10 am – 5 pm; Closed Tuesday. Cafe and gift shop on premises.

 

3371 Lincoln Hwy E | Paradise, PA
717-442-8805
cackleberryfarmantiquemall.com

7. Riehl’s Quilts & Crafts

Something special is growing at Sam & Susie Riehl’s Farm. 100 local family craft businesses, all in one shop! From baskets to brooms, bird feeders and bed quilts, your choice is as locally made as the corn in our fields! So come down the lane – Where all we make is the “Riehl” deal.

 

247 East Eby Road | Leola, PA
717-656-0697
RiehlsQuiltsandCrafts.com

8. The Choo Choo Barn

All aboard for a unique and memorable experience for all ages! Featuring 150 moving figures and scenes and 22 operating trains.  Our hand-created model train layout has impressed families for over 50 years with realistic detail that will leave you asking “How’d they do that?”!

 

226 Gap Rd | Strasburg, PA
717-687-7911
choochoobarn.com

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9. Amish Village

Immerse yourself in Amish life! Guided tour options include the 1840 Farmhouse, Backroads Bus Tour, or the Premium Package. All tours include self-guided exploration of the 12-acre grounds including friendly barn animals, a one-room schoolhouse and unique shops.

 

199 Hartman Bridge Rd | Ronks, PA
717-687-8511
amishvillage.com

10. Smokehouse BBQ + Brews
at Plain & Fancy Farm

Featuring “Low+Slow” BBQ, house-made sauces, local brews and our most popular, traditional Lancaster County favorites. Our 10-acre property is also the only place where you can “find-it-all.” Visit our mobile-friendly website for Buggy Ride, Homestead, Theater, Magic Lantern and Shopping Coupons. Call Aheads and Walk-ins are Welcomed.

 

3121 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt 340)
717-768-4400
PlainAndFancyFarm.com

11. Strasburg Scooters

Enjoy a guided covered bridge tour through the back roads of Amish Country. Ride alongside horse and buggies as well as past Amish schoolhouses with an experienced guide. Strasburg Scooters offers a variety of tours including Covered Bridge, Date Night in Amish Country and more.

 

242 Gap Rd | Strasburg, PA
(717) 344-2488
strasburgscooters.com

12. Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

History never tasted so good! Come and see America’s first commercial pretzel bakery and experience how delicious 150 years of baking tradition with the Sturgis family tastes. We offer a unique glimpse into the history of the pretzel with our guided tours through the bakery Julius started in 1861.

 

219 E. Main St. | Lititz, PA
717-626-4354
JuliusSturgis.com

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13. Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

Join over a million adventurers who have discovered one of Lancaster’s true attraction gems. Over 50 farm fun activities for the whole family included in your admission! Admission includes: the Amazing Maize Maze, Farm Tour Wagon Ride, Wagon Express Ride, Hay Jump, Strawbale Racer, and so much more!

 

150 Cherry Hill Rd. | Ronks, PA
717-687-6843
CherryCrestFarm.com

14. Susquehanna River Towns of
Columbia, Marietta & Wrightsville

Experience the amazing sights, great food, and good times that overflow the banks of these Susquehanna River towns. You’ll soon learn why Columbia was selected one of the Top 20 Best Small Towns to Visit by Smithsonian Magazine.

 

445 Linden Street | Columbia, PA
(717) 684-5249
PaRivertowns.com

15. National Christmas Center

Experience Christmas as never before, at this one-of-a-kind Museum, dedicated to preserving the memories, history and traditions of Christmas. Travel around the globe and through the centuries in 15 galleries and exhibits that showcase the secular and the sacred aspects of the holiday.

 

3427 Lincoln Highway | Paradise, PA
717-442-7950
NationalChristmasCenter.com

16. Amish Farm and House

Treat yourself to a very authentic Amish outing the whole family will enjoy! We are the original Amish Farm Museum and in addition to our very educational house tours, we also offer fully narrated countryside bus tours. Farm and school visit included in all packages.

 

2395 Covered Bridge Drive | Lancaster PA
717-394-6185
amishfarmandhouse.com

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17. Refreshing Mountain

Zip on by for a refreshing outdoor adventure. With over 5000 feet of aerial fun, our professionally guided ziplines will push your adrenaline envelope to the max. Add more adventure recreation with our climbing tower, paintball target shooting, archery, and so much more.

 

455 Camp Rd. | Stevens, PA
717-738-1490
RefreshingMountain.com/ziplines

18. Flower and Home Marketplace

Truly a hidden gem of shopping and decorating. 90,000 sq. ft. of floral, home accents, seasonal, crafts, scrapbooking, party supplies, jewelry, candles, gourmet, gifts & more. The region’s most incredible selection of everything for your home, all under one roof.

 

196 Broad Street | Blue Ball, PA
717-351-0015
flowerandhome.com

19. Country Home Furniture

Celebrate our 16th anniversary with us! All North American made and the area’s largest selection of upholstery,  solid wood, and Amish handcrafted furniture.  We offer you quality, affordable luxury. Committed to America, our builders and manufacturers are in NC, MS, OH, Indiana and PA, to name a few.

 

1352 Main St. | East Earl, PA | Shady Maple Complex
717-354-2329
chfs1.com

20. Bird-in-Hand Farmer’s Market

Visit Bird in Hand Farmer’s Market where you will experience mouth-watering aromas and bountiful displays presented by approximately 30 local vendors. Offerings include meats and cheeses, homemade baked goods, poultry and eggs, PA Dutch potato chips, soft pretzels and nuts, funnel cakes, and much more!

 

2710 Old Philadelphia Pk | Bird-in-Hand, PA
717-393-9674
birdinhandfarmersmarket.com

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21. Barnyard Kingdom

Discover fun on a real farm-where we grow memories! Over 30 fun, farm activities await you and your family at Barnyard Kingdom including Pig Races, Corn Mazes, Giant Slides, Barnyard Animals, a Jump Pad & more! We are always growing! Barnyard Kingdom is a fun and educational place for people of all ages.

 

211 S. Donerville Rd. | Lancaster PA 17603
717-872-1554
www.countrybarnmarket.com

22. Abe’s Buggy Rides

Since 1968 Abe’s Buggy Rides has been providing private rides through the countryside in authentic Amish-style buggies. Experience your tour in the same family-style buggy as the Amish still use today. Bigger buggies are available for larger families. “Come Ride With Us”.

 

2596 Old Philadelphia Pike | Bird in Hand, PA
717-392-1794
AbesBuggyRides.com

23. Smoketown Helicopters

Take your vacation to the next level with a helicopter tour! We offer variety of helicopter tours over Amish Country. Located in the heart of Lancaster County with flights departing daily. Call us for a reservation.

 

311 Airport Drive | Smoketown, Pa
717-344-4871
smoketownhelicopters.com

24. Li’l Country Store & Mini Horse Farm

Visit our Amish owned farm, that combines wonderful local and family-made craft and gift items with the cutest miniature horses in the universe, providing fun for everyone. Visit our barn and pet our horses at no charge or try a mini horse cart or saddle ride (small charge). Enjoy some delicious Dutch treats or ice cream during your visit.

 

264 Paradise Lane | Ronks, PA
717-687-8237
lilcountrystoreandminifarm.com

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25. Dutch Wonderland

Dutch Wonderland is the perfect place to spend time together as a family.  Enjoy over 35 rides, attractions and shows. Cool off in Duke’s Lagoon water play area and make discoveries on Exploration Island, where dinosaurs come to life! Open weekends starting April 30th, daily Memorial Day through Labor Day.

 

2249 Lincoln Highway East | Lancaster, PA
1-866-386-2839
dutchwonderland.com

26.Verdant View Farm

Experience hands-on learning on a family farm. Milk a cow, feed a calf, venture inside a historic barn, and interact with farm animals.  Educational, guided walking tours with scenic views of the Strasburg Rail Road passing through the fields. Open seasonally, March-November.  View availability and book online.

 

429 Strasburg Road | Paradise, PA
 717.687.7353
verdantview.com

27. Burning Bridge Antiques Market

Come experience for yourself why Burning Bridge Antiques Market is the talk of the Antiques world! Originated in the late 1800’s, we have painstakingly added modern conveniences while preserving the historic beauty. Our dealers offer a diverse mix of fine antiques and collectibles at competitive prices.

 

304 Walnut Street | Columbia, PA
717-684-7900
BurningBridgeAntiques.com

28. National Toy Train Museum

Owned and operated by the Train Collectors Association, The National Toy Train Museum displays rare, unusual and specialty trains and accessories from the 1800s to the present representing over a 100 different manufacturers. Exhibits, include five interactive operating layouts, are revised and updated yearly.

 

300 Paradise Lane | Ronks, PA
717-687-8976
nttmuseum.org

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29. Ephrata Cloister

Experience another time, another place, another way of life at Ephrata Cloister. This religious community (1732–1934) made significant contributions to Pennsylvania’s rich history. Explore buildings dating between 1735 and 1837, cemeteries, and Museum Store and their accomplishments.

 

632 West Main Street |  Ephrata, PA
717-733-6600
ephratacloister.org

30. Historic Strasburg

From cozy bed and breakfasts to magnificent theatrical productions to unique quaint shops – the Strasburg community has something for everyone. Experience Strasburg – the most historic town in Lancaster County – and experience the best that Pennsylvania Dutch Country has to offer.

 

StrasburgPA.com

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