Intercourse Travel Guide

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    walking toward the village
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Intercourse Things to Do

  • Kitchen kettle village

    A lovely place to stop for lunch or to browse around the delightful shops. There are 39 speciality shops displaying everything from local art, fine leather coats and accessories, engraved signs, folk art, hand thrown pottery, food, music boxes and hand made quilts.If you are feeling peckish you might be tempted by the hand rolled fudge, home made...

  • Countryside

    This is a random pic of the countryside of this area of Pennsylvania. As you can see there are plenty of fields in which to roll around in the hay. Other than that you can see the travel options with use of the road. Quite the summation of things all in this one pic.

  • Americana Shopping

    If I was shopping in San Francisco and saw a lot of the items that are being sold in Intercourse I probably would think it to be tacky and pass right by. Somehow knowing that the items in front of me are being made and produced by the people in the area and not in some sweat shop in China gives it value and meaning.Within walking distance around...


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    NICE RESTAURANT, good menu, great food, nice wait staff. We would go back again when in the area.There were Amish folks eating here when we were. When you see the Amish eating at a particular restaurant, you know its a good place.By the way, The restaurant is so close to the line between Intercourse and Bird-in-Hand, I'm not entirely sure which...

  • Like eating at Grandma's

    Friendly people awaits you at Stoltzfus Farm Restaurant, the actual country farmhouse that Amos Stoltzfus, the own, was raised in. The all-Amish staff is shuttled by van each day from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. They bring with them an infusion of unadulterated country cooking and fresh, wholesome presentation. The Farm seats about 100 people at red...

  • Post Intercourse relaxation

    We came here for some post Intercourse adventure drinks and snacks. Was quite the fun and funny time. Many of the pics come from this part of the day. Just make sure your car has enough to drink too or you might not be able to get it to leave.Tania was especially happy to see they have Cider here as she was only a couple months after discovering it...

  • Great to meet you

    This place was a set meal. Little of everything. And although the food wasnt the finest it was a great place to meet to start this adventure. I didnt eat much. We met for lunch an hour after i had breakfast somewhere else. And the food to me wasnt the greatest. But I did take some and try it just to make sure I wasn't going to miss out on...

  • Plain & Fancy but not that cheap!

    This restaurant tip appears on my Lancaster page in a more serious review style, but . . . This is where the magic started! Julie (travelmad478), Katey (PA2AKgirl), Joe (Easty), francanfly (Frank), Leena and I were among the first to arrive. In due time, (what were those two doing on their way to Intercourse??), cjg1 (Chris) and skye820 (Tania)...

  • Immergut Pretzels

    Just a little pretzel stand, and I bought the last one of the day. Trust me, I would have purchased more if they had them......

  • Stoltzfus again

    They don't romanticize grass and lawns out in agricultural country. I like the quality of the asphalt in Lancaster county. Top quality craftsmanship, no really, right up to the barn door.

  • Intercourse Village Restaurant

    Intercourse Village RestaurantLocal family restaurant featuring PA dutch style cuisine. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with daily 'all you can eat' specials. Family friendly atmosphere open Monday thru Saturday, 6am-8pm. Closed Sundays. Located beside the Best Western Hotel, Intercourse.

  • Stoltzfus Family Restaurant

    No Booze Roasts, Potatoes, Vegetables, Pies, old fashioned sweet bologna, fresh country sausage, smoked ring bologna, hams and bacon, smoked sausage, scrapple, kielbasa, and dried beef.


Intercourse Nightlife

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    by acemj Updated May 15, 2004

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    Going to Intercourse can be exhausting, so we all thought we would head over to Lancaster for a few drinks at this fine establishment. The patio was great. A nice breeze, some cold beverages and some fun photos of the gang, and we were all feeling pretty good about the day's activities.

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Intercourse Transportation

  • Your car

    It is sad but true that a car is needed here. This is rural PA and it is hard to get around without a car. So run out and earn some points and get your rental or purchase and lets get going to Intercourse.

  • Amish Horse Cart

    Besides walking, this is the most basic form of transportation in this area. It's fun to see them as you tour the countryside.

  • Amish Wagon

    This one is parked near downtown Intercourse, but there are many opportunities to 'rent' an Amish Cart ride from a genuine Amish Farmer.


Intercourse Shopping

  • A village within a village

    Kitchen Kettle Village is a sort of outdoor mall, but feels more like a older small town main street with no car traffic. Its fun to browse. There are lots of food-related shops, so you won't leave hungry. It sits right along Route 340 (Old Philadelphia Pike) in the middle of Intercourse, Pennsylvania. But its easy to miss because mostk of the...

  • Quilts by Nancy

    Quaint and helpful Quilts. We just received ours, which we had custom made, and it is beautiful, beyond our wildest imaginings. Would recommend them to all. These quilts were 1/3 of what we expected to pay

  • lots of fabric plus other Amish items

    They have 600 bolts of 100% cotton fabric here, plus a selection of completed quilts. They also have some food items and all kinds of crafts made by both Amish and Mennonite folks.This is the oldest store in Intercourse, according to their web site. Quilts, Fabric, food, handmade items. reasonable prices. Quilts, of course, are expensive.


Intercourse Local Customs

  • Enjoying One's self

    Here Mark is enjoying the local customs. Lots of fun times to be had in Intercourse and its surroundings. We could have kept going all night had it not been work the next day...

  • Discrete photography

    One of my favorite movies is “For Richer or Poorer” staring Tim Allen. One of the scenes shows a tourist shoving a camera in his face trying to take a picture. Remember that scene when visiting Amish country, always keep in mind that some Amish people wish their privacy to be respected. Due to their beliefs it is a courtesy to ask before...

  • The irony

    In the Land of the Amish, cameras are not rare, but it's not the locals doing the picture-taking. In fact, it's a bit disrespectful to take pictures of the Amish since they are against have their images taken. Instead, I suggest you hang out with a gang of VTers, perhaps the biggest shutterbugs on the face of the earth.Here's Joe (Easty) showing me...


Intercourse Warnings and Dangers

  • No Rootbeer sales on Sundays

    OK. I Dont have a pic of it. But there is a sign on the main road heading west out of town stating that indeed. "No Rootbeer sales on Sunday." Apparently they sell "fresh" rootbeer here at the farm and are closed on Sundays. But it is quite funny to know that in such a place that it reads like it's banned.

  • Hollywood comes to Amish Country

    Chris claims he's never acted, but I swear he starred with Tom Cruise in Top Gun.I kept calling him Val the whole day and funny thing is, he responded! Hmmmm. I wonder how he affords to work so little and travel so much? Could it be all those movie royalties that keep rolling in! Movie stars always get the girls!

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    by frankcanfly Updated Mar 26, 2003

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    Miscellaneous: If you don't bring your own stamps, you can buy some here, because you'll be sending Intercourse Postcards to your silly friends, and to VirtualTourist headquarters.

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Intercourse Favorites

  • A special thanks . . .

    Katey (on the right) did a great job of coordinating the events of the day. We needed an Intercourse expert and boy did she come through! And another special thanks goes to Julie for just showing up. The day after our meeting, she hopped a flight that would take her on a 3 day sleepless adventure to Kazakhstan! I just couldn't get over that. I'm...

  • slow the hell down! And take...

    slow the hell down! And take pictures If you drive just 30 minutes from the sprawling Philadelphia burbs, you land in an enclave of plain people. The descendents of Swiss and German anabaptists, they inhabit their own rarefied spiritual milieu.

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