Lititz Things to Do

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    Wilbur Chocolate Museum

    by NitnyLeo Updated Apr 4, 2011
    Wilbur Buds

    Though less famous than its competitior in Hershey, you have probably eaten Wilbur chocolate. While they have a few consumer products, most of their business is derived from processing chocolate in bulk form.

    They have a small chocolate museum that includes a kitchen where they demonstrate candy making. Admission is free. Try the Wilbur buds...they're better than that other company's kisses (less wax).

    If you have a fondness for candy....
    Hershey is about 25 miles west of Lititz;
    Godiva (Reading) is about 25 miles east of Lititz; M&M/Mars (Elizabethtown) is about 10 miles west of Lititz; Twizzlers (Centerville) is about 10 miles southwest of Lititz.

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    Yummy Wilbur Buds!

    by RheaM Written Jan 4, 2009
    Kevin and I outside Wilbur

    Oh Wilbur Buds- so yummy, so dreamy!

    If you are in Lititz, take the time to visit the Wilbur Chocolate Factory. Oh man their little buds are good! Wilbur Buds are their claim to fame and they are yummy drops of milk and dark chocolate. They put Hershey Kisses to shame.

    When you visit the Wilbur Factory you get to take a fun little tour and watch the chocolate being made. You also get to try some treats along the way!

    Take a trip to Wilbur, it's fun and historic!

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    • Family Travel
    • Food and Dining
    • Historical Travel

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    Historic Lititz Springs Park

    by hooahman Written Feb 10, 2004

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    Old Caboose In The Park

    The Lititz Springs Park is a large PRIVATELY OWNED Park that is free and open to the public. Take a minute to goto their webpage - it really has an interesting history. A great place to picnic or let the kids run. There are tons of ducks here and duck food machines. Surprisingly the duck poop isnt too bad! Walk the whole way to the back of the park and look at the actual spring - still bubbling pure water out of the ground. Make sure you also look at the Lion head carved into the stone. An active committee of volunteers does a great job of overseeing this park - enjoy it!

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    PARKVIEW HOTEL - A Nice Watering Hole

    by hooahman Written Feb 10, 2004

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    Unchanged Over Many Years

    This old fashioned bar is a great place to have a cold beer. It even has the original pressed tin ceiling. It no longer offers public rooms and all of its renters are males (supposedly it only has one bathroom upstairs). If your wife or girlfriend has dragged you along to Lititz so she can shop in its many little fancy stores and boutiques, tell you are going for a walk and head over to the Parkview!

    Several local geocaches nearby. Also a few other good bars which I will post here. You should also check out the actual spring in Lititz Springs Park (right around the corner).

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    • Beer Tasting

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    Wilbur Chocolate Factory

    by feline01 Written Oct 4, 2002

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    According to the story, this was Hershey's main competitor. Wilbur invented the Wilbur bud which Hersehy copied into the Hershey Kiss. Guess who made all the money and became a huge conglomerate? The chocolate factory has a nice museum and of course, you can buy their yummy chocolate.

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  • Wilbur Chocalate...

    by Mknight Written Oct 4, 2002

    Wilbur Chocalate Factory
    Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
    Linden Hall School for Girls
    Lititz Springs Park
    Lititz Moravian Church
    Wilbur Chocalate Factory is a very small factory around before Hershey's, on a good day you can smell chocalate for miles in the town.
    Sturgis is the first pretzel bakery in the United States.
    Linden Hall is a very old boarding school with a lot of very beautiful building designs and great history.
    The park is just a beautiful setting for a nice quiet picnic lunch and to feed some ducks.
    The Moravian Church, lititz was founded by the Moravians and just has so much history there as well.

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    Make Your Own Pretzel

    by NitnyLeo Written Sep 12, 2002
    Sturgis Pretzel Bakery

    Being the good host that I am, I took some guests to Lititz. They fell in love with the Sturgis Pretzel Bakery building and just had to see the inside. I'm glad they did. It was an interesting little tour that included hands-on pretzel rolling.

    The building was built in 1784. Eventually, Julius Sturgis, the town baker, became the householder. It was in 1850 that he started making pretzels. By 1861, the pretzels had become so popular, that Sturgis stopped baking bread and only made pretzels...the USA's first pretzel bakery.

    If you are fond of hard pretzels, buy Hammond's. They're the best. Sturgis pretzels are too skinny (IMHO).

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