WELCOME TO EPHRATA - AN INTERESTING TOWN
"THE TOURIST TRAP SIDE OF EPHRATA"
Ephrata's biggest tourist trap is the Ephrata Cloister. A cluster of reproduction buildings memorializing an order of weirdos who didnt speak and slept on wooden slabs. Operated by the PA Historical & Museum Commission. The next tourist draw is the Green Dragon Farmers Market. The animal and cattle auction is gone but there are still many good produce, meat and amish-food stands. These are mixed in between the Korean sweater vendors and the Peruvian sweater vendors. Before you leave you have to find the amish food stand next to the pretzel shop. No matter what time of the day you visit there will ALWAYS be a couple of old Amish men playing checkers. They study the checker board with the intensity of someone trying to save the world. The Dragon isnt what it used to be but its still an interesting place to spend a Friday.