Category: Things to Do

Top 3 Kid-Friendly Things to Do in Lancaster PA

 

group of kids smiling at the camera

During your family vacations to Amishview Inn & Suites, you’ll come to find we are centrally located to a variety of things to do in Lancaster PA with your kids! There are many family-friendly adventures to take advantage of to ensure that you’re loved ones stay entertained. We know that planning an itinerary for your family getaways can be time-consuming, so let us act as your guide and offer advice on how to make your trip a kid-friendly one!

Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park  When you’re looking for kid-friendly things to do in Lancaster PA, spending the day at Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Parkshould be at the top of your list! Your kids will be grinning from ear to ear as they experience the many thrill rides that are meant for those with little ones along! The theme park has deemed itself a “Kingdom for Kids,” which means it will be the perfect way to introduce your children to an amusement park! Bring your swimsuit along during your day at the park, and make your way to Duke’s Lagoon, a water play area with activity pools, and water rides!  Enjoy a park that features over 30 rides, an abundance of activities, games, and shows for your entire family during your stay at our Lancaster inn!

Hands-on House, Children’s Museum of Lancaster  We know children sometimes need constant entertainment, which is why a visit to the Hands-on House Children’s Museumwill be the perfect stop during your stay. Plan to spend an hour or two at the museum where there are many indoor and outdoor interactive play areas to explore! Indoors your kids will be able to dress up, face paint, play pretend in a little grocery store, post office, among many other small play areas! The outdoor play location features a playground and meadow for the kids to roam about and expend their energy! Many of the indoor interactive areas are suitable for children ages 2-10 and will be one of your favorite family-friendly things to do in Lancaster PA!

Go ‘N Bananas Family Fun Center  Your family will love the variety of adventure offered at Go ‘N Bananas Family Fun Centerlocated just minutes from our Lancaster inn. All ages are welcome to the local family center where you’ll find laser tag, arcade games, bowling, and can even traverse through a ropes course! Check out the Spin Zone where you’ll be able to make quick U-turns, spin cars, and run into your fellow family members bumper cars! When you have toddlers along during family vacation, swing by the Toddler Zone in the center to keep the little ones entertained! The zone is filled with colorful playground objects and obstacles where the kids will be able to explore in a creative atmosphere! Make your way to the Go ‘N Bananas Family Fun Center to have the adventure of a lifetime!

AmishView Inn & Suites Tripadvisor’s #1 Hotel

During your stay at our Lancaster PA hotels, you’ll feel as though you’re at home away from home upon entering your room. If you’ve ever fantasized about living in the country, you’re in luck, as you’ll delight in the breathtaking views of farmland indulging in a fresh cup of coffee looking out your window. You’ll notice the intricate details on the Amish-made mahogany furniture in your room and will spark your curiosity in wanting to learn more about shopping in Lancaster, PA, for Amish furniture! Wake up every morning to a delicious gourmet breakfast as you enjoy fresh muffins, made-to-order waffles, or an omelet among many other options will set the perfect mood for the day. Take time to browse through our accommodations to see what best suits your stay. Our friendly staff is eagerly awaiting your arrival to book your stay at our Lancaster hotel, give us a call at 1-866-735-1600!

AmishView Inn & Suites room with a fireplace

Strip Mall

2017 Tanger Expansion

With the recent expansion to the Tanger Outlets, Lancaster shopping is about to get even better! The expansion finished in September of 2017, and by this holiday season the new stores will be ready to go! Adding more than 120,000 square feet of shopping space to the already substantial outlets makes it a great one-stop shop for all of your gift-giving needs.

While most retail expansions are modestly sized, the newest one at the Tanger Outlets is enormous! Adding nearly 50% more space to the shops on a 13-acre piece of land has created more than two dozen new spots for shops and retailers. The build is estimated to add 300 jobs to the local economy, and over 600 new parking spaces. The new area is set to be split evenly by current tenants moving to different spaces, as well as brand new shops.

What New Stores Will Be Moving In?

There are at least 13 new shops confirmed for the new expansion of Tanger Outlets:

  • Auntie Anne’s: a delectable pretzel shop with variations on the original buttery treat.
  • Columbia Factory Store: a specialist in outdoor, sport, and fashion apparel.
  • Express: a purveyor of dresswear and formal attire.
  • Francesca’s: a funky clothing store with unique accessories.
  • H&M: a store with hip, European trending clothing.
  • Haggar: a clothing store that specifically caters to men’s needs.
  • Levi’s Outlet: Jeans, jeans, jeans! Pro jeans and pro jean accessories.
  • Merrell: a store devoted to hiking and trail apparel.
  • The North Face: An internationally acclaimed clothing store for all your winter needs.
  • Rack Room Shoes: A shoe emporium with the trendiest stock around.
  • River Street Sweets: A homemade candy shop with delicious chocolatey confections.
  • Toys R Us: A toy store for children of all ages. Gadgets, stuffed animals, and games abound!
  • Under Armour: A clothing store selling cutting-edge warmth in razor-thin fabric.

Even More Reason To Do Your Holiday Shopping In Lancaster County

With all of these new additions to the area, Lancaster is a must-see for shoppers that love a deal. Make sure to check out the new expansion next time you’re staying with us at AmishView Inn!

Craft Beer

Microbreweries in Lancaster County

Lancaster County has a rich cultural heritage. However, we’re not only known for our historical legacy and Amish tradition, but also our brewmasters! Lancaster County is home to a number of craft breweries whse connections are downright decadent. There’s a reason we’re called the “Little Munich of America”. With more than a dozen in the area, let’s take a look at five local brewpub favorites.

Iron Hill Brewery

What started as two friends using a homebrew kit back in 1990 has become one of the most beloved local brewpubs in Lancaster. They also feature delicious artisan dishes to accompany your drinks. You can check them out at 781 Harrisburg Pike Lancaster, Pa.

The most popular drink from Iron Hill is the “Pig Iron Porter”. Described as a “classic porter”, it balances a slight bitter flavor with chocolate and roasted malt.

Iron Hill Brewery is also known for their “Ore House IPA”. This beverage emphasizes its hops with hints of pine and citrus. Along with the citrus aroma, it’s golden hue is a delight to see – making it an all-around home run for the senses.

Wacker Brewing Company

Wacker Brewing Company dates all the way back to 1853! When Joseph Wacker made his purchase, it stayed a family-run business until 1938. After surviving a devastating fire, and prohibition, the Wacker family sold its brewery to John Duschl. He maintained the business until 1956 when midwestern breweries overtook the market. In 2014, Wacker Brewing reopened – surging with creative energy combined with classic recipes. To see this historical landmark, head to 417 West Grant Street in Lancaster.

Their popular light-bodied dark beer, “Little Dutch Dunkel” is among their most popular beverages. A Dunkelweizen (“wheat beer”), this beverage starts with a bready flavor and finishes lighter like a lager.

Another popular beverage is their “Wacker’s German Pale Ale”, or “Kolsch”. This particular item is pale and fruity, with a medium to light bodied flavor.

Lancaster Brewing Company

In 1995, Lancaster Malt Brewing opened in the iconic tobacco warehouse of Lancaster city. Refashioned as a brewpub, this is where Lancaster Brewing Company still stands today. You can see the big brick building for yourself at 302 North Plum St. Lancaster, Pa.

Lancaster Brewing Company features several intriguing beer options, one of which is their “Milk Stout”. Deliciously sweet, this craft beer has hints of malt with overtones of milk chocolate and coffee. It’s a dessert drink for sure, and a nice introduction for newer craft beer aficionados.

The “Hop Hog IPA” is made especially for hop-lovers. This potent brew charges – like a hog – with hop flavor for a dry, yet satisfying, experience.

Spring House Brewing Company

Matt Keasey began the Spring House Brewing Company in 2006 as a tiny operation. However, his concoctions drew admirers from miles around, and he quickly outgrew his barn! His unique style and experimental brews can be experienced at 25 West King Street in Lancaster.

Spring House offers the “Big Gruesome Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout” for its sweet-loving Stout fans. Made with raw cocoa, vanilla beans, and peanut butter, this beverage has a full-bodied, rich taste. The raw cocoa packs a punch, but the peanut butter mellows it out for a truly mighty experience.

“The Astounding She-Monster Mango IPA” is a Spring House specialty. This beverage combines sweet mango with sour citrus for a fruity sensation.

St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company

In 2010, Jon Northup and Mike Price opened a one barrel nanobrewery in Ephrata. After receiving overwhelming community support, they expanded to a three-barrel operation using local Mennonite-crafted metalwork. By 2015, St. Boniface’s rapid growth resulted in a 15-barrel brewery with over 90% of its production sold in-house. St. Boniface has become a local staple, and you can visit its rustic brewpub at 1701 W. Main St. in Ephrata.

St. Boniface developed the “Paideia Pale Ale” to represent the prototypical ideal for all pale ales. It’s single-hop and malt blend are pure, with reduced bitterness.

Their “Libation DIPA” is meant to evoke the gods themselves. Its emphasis on malt, and unique hop blend, showcase a sweetly balanced beer.

So Much Beer, So Little Time

Not enough time to visit all the breweries during your stay at Amishview Inn? Don’t Worry! You can always come back to finish your tour, we would be glad to have you again. If you are looking to try multiple craft brews at one location, don’t forget to check out our friends at Smokehouse BBQ & Brews or Rumspringa Brewing Company!

AMT Christmas Show 2017

AMT Christmas Show

We love when guests come to visit us for the holidays! You can be sure our halls will be decked, and whether you prefer to shop or to be entertained, Lancaster County has something just for you. In fact, within minutes of Amishview Inn you can experience some of the best Holiday shopping, Antiquing, and shows for all ages.

We would like to put the spotlight on one of our favorite shows coming this winter – The 2017 Christmas Show: Home For The Holidays at American Music Theater! It’s truly a spectacle of fun and nostalgia.

Performances To Make You Feel “Home for the Holidays”

With the holiday season on its way, people are prepping for family traditions and festivities. Soon, holiday decorations will adorn homes and shops. Holiday music will delight listeners over the airwaves and cheer will be everywhere. For many, the time of Christmas is filled with wonder and whimsy.

This year, the American Music Theater aims to recreate that wonder for its audiences in The 2017 Christmas Show: Home For The Holidays. Taking place on a festive Christmas Eve, this show will celebrate the many traditions that we looked forward to as children, and plan now as adults. You’ll even see Santa’s Candy Factory with a dazzling array of colorful costumes and decorations. Singing, dancing, and music are sure to put you in the Christmas spirit. Not just any music, that is, but the outstanding musical arrangements played by the AMT orchestra!

Plus, the ushers will be handing out complimentary holiday gifts for kids!

It’s Showtime!

The 2017 Christmas Show will be running from November 1st until December 31st, so don’t miss this spectacular show! Only a few minutes from Amishview Inn, let the talented performers at AMT help you experience the joy of past holidays. Visit American Music Theater’s website for more information.

Let Us Be Your Home For The Holidays

Looking for a winter getaway? Let Amishview Inn be your home during the holidays! Our beautiful views and optional adult-only wing can give you the peaceful retreat that you deserve. Contact us now to get more information or make your reservation today.

 

Holiday shopping in lancaster

Holiday Shopping In Lancaster County

Looking to do some holiday shopping in Lancaster County? Early birds and last minute shoppers alike will find that Lancaster is the perfect place to shop this holiday season. Whether you are looking for national brands, or local goods from Amish Country, you can find it all. Here are some of our favorite places to finish off that gift list in Lancaster.

Kitchen Kettle Village

If you’re looking for less mainstream gifts, Kitchen Kettle Village offers a variety of local goods. Located in Intercourse, PA, this collection of over 40 shops specializes in rustic and artistic wares. Home-canned jams, handcrafted leather goods, hand-stitched quilts, and more are available at the Village. You can also find specialized gifts at Kitchen Kettle Village, including an assortment of handmade crafts. More information is available on their website. Best of all, its located only minutes from Amishview!

Quilt Shop At Miller’s

Hundreds of Handmade Quilts.

Choose from hundreds of handmade quilts, quillows, wall hangings and exquisite gift items from Amish, Mennonite, and other local artisans. Members of our friendly, knowledgeable sales staff are always available for questions.

3,500 Square Foot, Well-lit Showroom.

Our meticulous Quilt Shop staff selects only the finest examples of craftsmanship to fill our spacious 3,500 square foot, well-lit showroom.

Plain & Fancy Country Store

Shop our 5,000 square foot store for authentic Amish made bonnets, dresses, wooden toys, dolls and crafts to adorn your home. We carry books, DVD’s and souvenirs so you can take a piece of Lancaster County home with you. We have home decor, candles, mugs and gifts for every occasion. Our store proudly carries an assortment of “Made in the USA” gift items. We feature locally made treats, a large assortment of jams, jellies and pickled vegetables made from local ingredients, and fresh baked shoofly pie, whoopie pies and raisin bread.

Tanger Outlets

Located right off of Route 30/Lincoln Highway, this outlet mall houses over 50 individual shops. Tanger’s layout makes it easy to park in one spot and spend the day walking through all of your favorite shops. Clothing, toys, housewares, and everything in between are available from the shops at Tanger Outlets. The outlets make it simple to tackle that shopping list! They keep an updated directory of their shops online for your perusal.

Park City Center

Located at the intersection of Harrisburg Pike and Route 30, Park City Center is the largest enclosed shopping center in Lancaster County. With nearly 1.5 million square feet of space, and over 170 stores, Park City Center is one of the best places to get your holiday shopping done. This mall is divided into 8 wings, with 5 anchor stores, including: Sears, Kohl’s, JCPenney, Boscov’s, and The Bon-Ton. A full listing of their shops can be found here.

Spend this Winter Season Holiday Shopping With Us!

When you stay at Amishview Inn, you put yourself right in the middle of some of the best holiday shopping available. Spending your days shopping, and your nights relaxing in one of our rooms overlooking Amish Country, makes for a great vacation! Don’t forget to mention our Free Shopping Enhancement.

antique shops in lancaster

Antique Shops in Lancaster County

Shopping for antiques is a thrilling pastime. Searching through hundreds of relics of years past to find that new piece for your collection. Looking for interesting mementos. Finding worn pieces of history to refinish and make new.

Regardless of why you love antique shopping, you’ll find plenty of opportunities here in Lancaster County. Regarded as one of the largest concentrations of antiques in the United States, the area boasts plenty of shops, co-ops, and flea markets for you to explore.
Lancaster County – Home of the Antiques Capital
In the northeastern part of Lancaster County lies the small town of Adamstown. Despite its size, Adamstown is considered to be the Antiques Capital of the US due to its massive number of vendors. There are more than 3,000 antique dealers for you to peruse!

We’ve compiled a list of some of the more famous antique shops in Lancaster County.. Whether you are looking for furniture, china, jewelry, timepieces, or something unique, these antique stores have got you covered!

Find out what all of the excitement is about by visiting some of the dealers listed below:

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272 Antiques
1300 N Reading Rd
Stevens, PA 17578
717-336-0888

A Passage In Time
1707 Lincoln Hwy. East (Route 30)
Lancaster, PA 17602
717-295-1088

Adams Antique Annex
2400 N Reading Rd
Denver, PA 17517
717 335-3116

Adamstown Antique Gallery
2000 North Reading Road
Denver, PA 17517
717-335-3435

Adamstown Antique Mall
Rt. 272 at Traffic light
Adamstown, PA 19501
717-484-0464

Alternative Furnishings
2664 N. Reading Rd
Reinholds, PA 17569
717-484-2225

Antique Barn
3027 Old Philadelphia Pike (Rt. 340)
Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505

Antique Quilt Source
3064 Bricker Road
Manheim, PA 17545
717 492-9876

Antique Showcase & German Trading Post
2152 North Reading Road (Rt. 272)
Denver, PA
717-336-8447

Antique Village of Strasburg
227 Hartman Bridge Rd
Ronks, PA 17572
717 687-8802

Antiques & Stuff
23 North Broad Street
Lititz, PA 17543
717-419-1523

Bird-in-Hand Antique Market & Old Village Store
2705 Old Philadelphia Pike (Route 340)
Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505
717-397-1291
Brickerville Antiques
2 E. 28th Division Hwy. (Route 322)
Lititz, PA 17543
717-626-0786

Burning Bridge Antique Market
304 Walnut St
Columbia, PA 17512
717 684-7900

Cackleberry Farm Antique Mall
3371 Lincoln Hwy E
Paradise, PA 17562
717 442-8805

Columbia Rivertown Antique Center
125 Bank Ave
Columbia, PA 17512
717 684-8514

Conestoga Auction Company
768 Graystone Rd
Manheim, PA 17545
717 898-7284

Country French Collection
2887 N. Reading Rd
Adamstown, PA 19501
717-484-0200

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Days Gone By
46 East Main Street
Lititz, PA 17543
717-625-4971

Don and Ann’s Antique Roe
2705 Old Philadelphia Pike
Bird-in-Hand, PA 17505

General Heath’s Antiques
Located along Rt. 272
Adamstown, PA 19501
717-484-1300

Heritage Antique Center
2750 N. Reading Rd Rte 272
Adamstown, PA 19501
717-484-4646

Key Antiques
340 Main Street
Denver, PA 17517
717-598-7142

Lancaster County Antique Center, LLC
2255 N. Reading Rd Rte 272
Denver, PA 17517
717-336-2701

Mad Hatter Antique Mall
61 Willow Street
Adamstown, PA 19501
717-484-4159

Moravian House Antiques
122 East Main Street
Lititz, PA 17543
717-475-5570 or 717-474-5584

Morphy Auctions
2000 North Reading Road
Denver, PA 17517
717-335-3435

Oley Valley Antiques
2453 N. Reading Rd
Adamstown, PA 19501
717-335-3585

Pine Hills Antique Mall
3 Adams Drive
Reinholds, PA 17569
717-484-6313

Renninger’s Antiques & Collectibles Market
2500 North Reading Road
Adamstown, PA 19501
717-336-2177

Shupp’s Grove Antique Market
607 Willow Street
Reinholds, PA 17569
717-484-4115

Stoudt’s Black Angus Antiques Mall
2800 N. Reading Rd (Rt. 272)
Adamstown, PA 19501
717-484-2757

Stoudtburg Village & Shops
2800 North Reading Road (Rt 272)
Adamstown, PA 19501

Strasburg Antique Market
207 Georgetown Road
Strasburg, PA 17579
717-687-5624

Time Matters Antique Mall
2684 N. Reading Rd. (Rt.272)
Reinholds, PA 17569
717-484-1514

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If you love “antiquing”, turn it into a weekend adventure! With all the antique shops available in Lancaster County, you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Amishview Inn every night while living out the thrill of the chase during the day!

Father and son at museum

Museums in Lancaster County

Lancaster County is home to many great museums, ranging from historical to child-friendly. Trains, clocks, art, and more await you in Amish country. Try adding some museums from our list below to your own vacation!

Antique Automobile Club of America Museum (AACA)

The AACA showcases dozens of fascinating motor vehicles. It demonstrates the history of cars in an entertaining, and educational, way.. A must see for car enthusiasts.
161 Museum Dr
Hershey, PA 17033

Demuth Museum

This museum is dedicated to the works of American modernist Charles Demuth. It provides a dazzling array of exhibitions and education opportunities. Fans of the visual arts will love this peek into art history.
120 E King St
Lancaster, PA 17602

Ephrata Cloister

One of America’s earliest religious communities, the Ephrata Cloister became known for its printing styles and unique music. Nearly a dozen buildings from the 18th century still remain on site.
632 W Main St
Ephrata, PA 17522

Hands-on House Children’s Museum

The Hands-on House is dedicated to making learning fun for kids ages 2-10 years old. With a philosophy focused on interactivity, children and adults alike will have a blast participating in their classes, exhibits, and programs.

721 Landis Valley Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601

Hans Herr House and Museum

Regarded as the oldest building in Lancaster County, the Hans Herr House is the oldest Mennonite meeting house in America. This colonial-period dwelling epitomizes the medieval Germanic style common of the time.

1849 Hans Herr Dr
Willow Street, PA 17584

Historic Rock Ford Plantation

Showcasing a unique example of architectural integrity, more than 90% of this house is still intact as originally built.Revolutionary War general Edward Hand called this beauty home. History buffs will love seeing the 18th Century elegance that still lives on at Rock Ford Plantation.

881 Rockford Rd
Lancaster, PA 17602

Lancaster Museum of Art

Housed in a Greek Revival style mansion from 1845, this museum displays contemporary art. Its exhibitions focus on both regional and national artists.
135 N Lime St
Lancaster, PA 17602

National Christmas Center

Showing the history of Christmas in an educational and entertaining way, boasts more than 20,000 square feet of holiday cheer. The center is open year round, but if you are planning to go, do so before their doors close at the end of the 2017 season.

3427 Lincoln Highway
Paradise, PA 17562

National Toy Train Museum

A monument to collecting, building, and operating toy trains, the National Toy Train Museum is an exciting attraction for young and old alike. With models going back to the 1800s, and five interactive train layouts, this museum is a fun activity.In fact, it’s often regarded as the best train museum in America.
300 Paradise Ln
Ronks, PA 17572

National Watch & Clock Museum

Recognized as the most comprehensive horological collection in North America, the National Watch and Clock Museum boasts more than 12,000 items. From large standing clocks to small timepieces, their collection houses all things time.

514 Poplar St
Columbia, PA 17512

North Museum of Natural History & Science

For over 60 years, the North Museum of Natural History & Science has been inspiring curiosity in residents and visitors to Lancaster county. For science lovers of all ages, they host exhibits, events, educational programs, and more.

400 College Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603

President James Buchanan’s Wheatland

Visit President James Buchanan’s estate and explore the story of his presidency. The only United States President from Pennsylvania, Buchanan spent much of his private life at Wheatland.

1120 Marietta Ave
Lancaster, PA 17603

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

This museum is considered world-class when it comes to railroad history. It holds artifacts and locomotives dating back to 1825! In addition to its exhibits, it offers special events, a vast library, and a working restoration shop.

300 Gap Rd
Strasburg, PA 17579

Things to do in Lancaster

3 Things To Do In Lancaster This Fall

Planning a getaway for this Autumn? Look no further than Lancaster County! Let the grace of the fall harvest add a peaceful backdrop to your vacation as you explore all that Amish Country has to offer. Here are some of our favorite things to do during the fall in Lancaster:

Visit Cherry Crest Adventure Farms

Experience the Amazing Maize Maze, interact with farm animals, and participate in a pedal cart race at Cherry Crest Farm. With more than two dozen attractions, this farm has something that will entertain visitors of any age. You can visit the farms now through November.

Long’s Park Arts & Crafts Festival

This annual festival chooses 200 craftspeople and artists to display their work in an outdoor gallery.. With tight requirements for show applicants, the festival only features the best vendors.. Come celebrate its 39th year at Long’s Park September 1st – September 3rd!
Take in the Beautiful Scenery and Local Wine
With harvest in full swing, the vineyards and fields around Lancaster County can be mesmerizing. Consider visiting one of the top vineyards in the area to enjoy some wine while taking in the view.

Visit the Area’s Farmers Markets and Local Baked Goods

Experience the local produce and baked goods of Lancaster County at one of its many markets. Green Dragon in Ephrata is open on Fridays, Roots Market in Manheim on Tuesdays, and the Central Market Mall on Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. If you are looking to take home some of your favorite foods, you can purchase baked goods at Miller’s Gift & Bake Shop.

Come Back Again

If you’re looking for more things to do with your family in Lancaster County, check out some of our favorites. With so many things to experience, it’s hard to fit it all in one trip. But don’t worry, you can always come back! Amishview Inn will be here to provide you with one of the most serene hotel experiences in Amish Country.

Family on bikes

9 Things for Families to Do in Lancaster

If you are visiting Lancaster, or are lucky enough to live here, fill your time by exploring the exciting offerings in the area. Not sure where to start? Here are some of our favorite things to do in the early months of Autumn.

Experience Lancaster’s Natural Beauty

Looking to take in the area’s beautiful wildlife while avoiding the summer heat? Check out some of Lancaster’s best biking and hiking trails. If you have young ones, drive through the countryside and take it all in.

First Friday for Art and Shopping

Experience the excitement and creativity of Lancaster City on First Friday. The first friday of each month, stores, galleries, and boutiques hold extended hours and special events. Live music, a variety of shopping, and a dynamic atmosphere welcome you as you walk through downtown Lancaster.

Full Steam Ahead

Fans of trains and tranquil countrysides should make sure to get tickets for the Strasburg Rail Road. In September, you can take part in Day Out With Thomas, a special event featuring Thomas the Tank Engine.

Get Your Fill of Lancaster Foods

Can’t get enough of the local cuisine? Eat your fill of local, from-scratch foods at Miller’s Smorgasbord. If you are in the mood for smoked BBQ or a PA Dutch platter, stop by Smokehouse BBQ and Brews.

Find Your Own Treasure

Collectors, refurbishers, and general explorers will love Lancaster County’s variety of eclectic antique shops.

Take the Kids to the Castle

For kids that want excitement, Dutch Wonderland Amusement Park offers rides for the whole family. It’s open most weekends in September and October, and hosts special events around Halloween.

Attend Broadway-level Performances

If you are more interested in thespian entertainment, Lancaster County has quite a few high-caliber theaters and shows. American Music Theater regular puts on a variety of shows of all musical styles.

Have Fun While Learning

Satisfy your child’s “educational trip” requirement at school by visiting one of the area’s kid-friendly museums.

Shop Local Goods

Can’t bear to leave Lancaster County? Take some baked goods and local wares home with you from Central Market. America’s oldest farmers market boasts a wide variety of local meats, cheeses, and more so that you can experience a taste of Lancaster wherever you are. If you want to take home some PA Dutch favorites, pick up some baked goods at Miller’s Gift & Bake Shop.

Don’t worry if you can’t fit all of the activities in one trip, you will always be welcome back! For more ideas on things to do, check out our list of attractions near Amishview Inn.