Lancaster Things to Do

  • Wheatland - home of James Buchanan
    Wheatland - home of James Buchanan
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  • Typical Amish Transport
    Typical Amish Transport
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  • Kitchen Kettle village at town called Intercourse
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  • Zip Line Awesomeness!

    by kwolfrp Written Feb 25, 2014

    Refreshing Mountain Retreat & Adventure Center is the place to be this spring. We've never had so much fun in one day! The zipline canopy tour is amazing. With spring coming up, this is a great place to take the family for a day. I am so excited to get back up on those ziplines! We also can't wait to come back in the summer once it warms up and use to pool. I know they also offer team building and group packages. I highly recommend this Christian retreat center, even in the winter!

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    visit Hersheys Candyland

    by angiebabe Written Aug 7, 2013

    45 minutes from Lancaster is the town of Hershey where around the turn of the century Milton Heshey, a Mennonite, discovered how to mass produce chocolate.
    This is all shown at Hersheypark and its Chocolate World Visitors centre.
    Then you end up in the huge 'recoup the free admission' chocolate shop.

    Driving through town even the street lights are in Hershey chocolate drop shapes! and all the street names are names of past employees.

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    Names of towns that get you wondering....

    by angiebabe Written Aug 7, 2013
    Kitchen Kettle village at town called Intercourse

    Bird in Hand - follow Route 340 for an exploration through Amish countryside - also visited the Bird in Hand on Route 340 on the corner of Maple Ave for local dishes such as Shoo Fly Pie!

    Intercourse 11 miles east of Lancaster - where I visited the Peoples Place complex with bookshops, craftshops and the 20Q exhibit with information about the Amish

    even towns called Paradise and Fertility!

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    Best Kept Secrets Tour

    by Wanderer001 Updated Jun 3, 2013

    If you do not know what to do in Lancaster this is a great idea. It is mostly shopping, and guys there are not many stores just for you on this tour. However, the drive from place to place is nice.

    One way to tell how popular of a tour this is would be just how many locals you will see doing the tour with you.

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  • Lancaster Barnstormers at Clipper Magazine Stadium

    by phillyfan800 Written May 16, 2013

    When visiting Lancaster, my family and I caught a Lancaster Barnstormers game at Clipper Magazine Stadium and loved it. The Barnstormers are a minor league team, and we got to see some good baseball. This is truly an event for the family. My kids loved the brand new playground area, inflatable slides, bumper boats, and merry go round. The food was great (we ate at Hess's Barbecue in the park), the park was clean, tickets are cheap, and my entire family had a great night.

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  • Lancaster Barnstormers at Clipper Magazine Stadium

    by phillyfan800 Written May 16, 2013

    When visiting Lancaster, my family and I caught a Lancaster Barnstormers game at Clipper Magazine Stadium and loved it. The Barnstormers are a minor league team, and we got to see some good baseball. This is truly an event for the family. My kids loved the brand new playground area, inflatable slides, bumper boats, and merry go round. The food was great (we ate at Hess's Barbecue in the park), the park was clean, tickets are cheap, and my entire family had a great night.

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    Lititz PA

    by Wanderer001 Updated May 8, 2013

    Truthfully Litiz reminds me of what Lancaster used to be like before it became built up. We did spend some time only a few hours here on or last day. I wish we had gone here on our first day and spent less time in Lancaster proper.

    There is so much to see there just take a look at their web site. It really is too much to list here.

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  • Touring Harley Davidson plant in York

    by furguss1961 Written Jul 7, 2011

    By far the highlight of our trip was an afternoon spent touring the HD plant in York (about 15 minutes west on route 30). We had a guided tour of the actual manufacturing facility and the showroom had many nice bikes you could look at and use for photo ops. There is a nice gift shop and very friendly staff. The tours can vary in length, we are told, ours was over an hour. It began with an enjoyable 10 minute film on the history of Harley Davidson.
    I believe they are having an open house in late Sept 2011 to unveil the new models. There will be foods, selfguided tours and the ability to test drive the new bikes. Sounds even better!
    The tours are free and we highly recommend enthusiasts to take advantage. Enjoy!

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  • Central Market

    by rebecca.roams Updated Apr 4, 2011

    Be sure to visit Central Market! A great atmosphere. Homemade foods, fresh fruits, meats, and flowers-- for low prices. You'll want to take a cooler!

    Hours:
    Tuesday & Friday
    6:00am-4:30pm

    Saturday
    6:00am-2:00pm

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    Renningers Antique and Farmers Market (Adamstown)

    by Knight_Kadosh Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Renningers Antique and Farmers Market

    Located on the Eastern edge of Lancaster County you will find Renningers-Adamstown Market. There are many independent shops and markets that stretch along Route 272 and the nearby vicinity. Adamstown, PA is known as the "Antique Capital of the World".
    Open 7:30am to 4pm - Sunday

    This is worth a day trip for anyone in the area. Every Sunday you will find a gigantic Antique & Collectible Market with more than 375 dealers indoor, and during the spring, summer & fall up to 400 display in the outdoor section.
    Antiques Capital USA

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    Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

    by Knight_Kadosh Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area

    Nice wildlife preserve located on the Lancaster-Lebanon County line. This is a nice place for relaxing and enjoying nature! There are a number of planned activities and programs throughout the year. You will find slide programs, and various Wildlife Art Shows, including prints and hand-carved waterfowl decoys. Environmental Education Specialists are happy to identify the various bird species that habitat the area during migration.
    Be sure to check their web site for times and dates of these activities and programs.

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    Cornwall Iron Furnace

    by Knight_Kadosh Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Cornwall Iron Furnace

    One of the world's best-preserved historic iron making facilities, Cornwall Iron Furnace operated from 1742 to 1883. It was among the earliest iron furnaces in Pennsylvania and was distinguished for its role in the manufacture of cannon and munitions during the American Revolution. Once producing one-seventh of the world's iron, the Cornwall Iron Furnace is an example of the pioneering spirit of America.
    Near Lancaster- Lebanon County line.

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    Mount Hope Estate & Winery

    by Knight_Kadosh Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Mount Hope Estate & Winery

    They have a great wine tasting room in the Victorian Mount Hope Mansion. Don't miss the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire's Professional Acting Company as they bring to life this beautiful 200 year old Victorian Mount Hope Mansion. Various programs and activities throughout the year.

    Carriage Wine Shop Hours:
    Monday through Sundays 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Near Lancaster-Lebanon County line

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    Mt. Gretna Lake and Beach

    by Knight_Kadosh Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Mt. Gretna Lake and Beach

    A nice family oriented Lake with a beach (an imported sand shoreline). Lifeguards on duty and a roped in area for none swimmers. Nice remote forested area to escape the heat or hustle and bustle of a busy vacation.
    Near Lancaster-Lebanon County Line

    Mt. Gretna

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    World's Largest Chicken Barbecue

    by NitnyLeo Updated Apr 4, 2011
    A few of the 16,500 barbecued chickens

    Be part of the World's Largest Chicken Barbecue (certified by the Guinness Book of Records) on the third Saturday of May. 2003 will be the 50th anniversary of the event, and the record is expected to be broken again. Over 33,000 chicken dinners will be served between 10am and 6PM...that's over 16,500 freshly barbecued chickens. Though there is a "drive-thru", you can eat it in the park and enjoy the entertainment.

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