Lancaster Activities: Show Tickets, Things to Do, Amish Tours, Dining and Attractions

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Dutch Wonderland
Opening in 1963, Dutch Wonderland is a 48-acre theme park geared towards children and their families. The park includes over 32 rides ranging from family fun rides to thrilling roller coasters, Duke’s Lagoon water park, entertaining shows, prehistoric park featuring animatronic dinosaurs, eateries to enjoy, and shops to grab a variety of souvenirs and trinkets. This park will be the perfect place for you to bring your family and enjoy a day together riding fun rides and spending time with one another.

Hersheypark
To enjoy all things chocolatey head to the main tourist attraction in the area that is just a short drive from Lancaster, Hersheypark. Originally a playground for Hershey employees and their families, this theme park has grown immensely since it opened in 1906. The 121-acre park features over 70 rides and attractions for the whole family to explore. Enjoy thrilling roller coasters, fun family rides, spectacular shows, a water park during the hot summer months, delicious restaurants, and amazing dessert shops filled with tons of chocolate desserts and treats to try.

Escape Room Lancaster
Put your detective skills to the test at Escape Room Lancaster. Pick from a variety of three entertaining and fun themed rooms as you are locked inside for 1 hour to solve all the clues and escape before time runs out. Perfect for family and friends to enjoy together, team-building, or a fun couples date activity, you will have a blast solving all the puzzles and getting out before the time expires. Work together and try you hand at the Escape Room Lancaster today!

Historic Attractions

The Amish House and Farm
At this fun Amish attraction in Lancaster county, you can learn all about the Amish community and their lives. Take a guided house tour of a Amish house and farm to learn how the people survive and thrive through their everyday lives. After, head out on a bus tour exploring the beautiful countryside of Lancaster to see real Amish communities and even stop at an Amish business to explore the handmade crafts and food items. After your guided tour of the home and country roads, enjoy spending time on the farm where there is plenty to enjoy with the whole family including a petting zoo where you can pet and feed farm animals, see an Amish-built schoolhouse, and so much more.

Wheatland
The Wheatland home was built in 1828 and was formerly the home of the 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan. He occupied the home for two decades, including during his presidency. The home was designated a National Historic Landmark and is now open for guided tours to learn about this fabulous structure and the significance it brought to the areas history. Learn about the areas history, about the 15th president, and so much more provided by the expert staff. You can also grab a souvenir or a piece of history home with you at The Museum Store for great gifts and trinkets to enjoy.

Rock Ford Plantation
Home to Edward Hand, the Adjutant General to George Washington during the American Revolution, the Rock Ford Plantation was a working farm complete with fields, orchards, and livestock. You can now tour the home and acreage, complete with period furnishings from the era of when the Hand family lived at the estate around 1794-1802. During your time at the home, you will learn about the Hand family as well as the enslaved people who lived here and were often undocumented.

Experience Nature

  • Long’s Park
  • Williamson Park
  • Lancaster County Central Park
  • Overlook Park

Restaurants in Lancaster, PA

  • Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant
  • Rachel’s Cafe & Creperie
  • Shady Maple Smorgasbord
  • John J Jeffries Restaurant

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Hersheypark
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Hersheypark in Hershey, PA, is a theme park the entire family will enjoy, with exciting thrill rides for the adrenaline junkies and mild kiddie rides for the younger set, as well as live-action shows and music.
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Private Walking Food Tour in Lancaster
Experience the cultures and flavor of Lancaster, PA with this exciting foodie endeavor. On the Private Walking Food Tour of Lancaster, you will sample local cuisine while experiencing the history of this iconic city.
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Private Amish Home & Farmlands Tour with Narration, Amish Dairy Farm Tour, Creamery Tasting, Amish Shops & More
This amazing tour allows guests of all ages to experience the Amish lifestyle and culture through an amazing array of activities and touring options. It is the perfect opportunity to experience what Lancaster is all about.
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Guided Private Rock Climbing Adventure in Nature in Marietta, PA
Rappelling and rock climbing overlooking the gorgeous Susquehanna River is a great way to get a taste of the vertical world. You'll begin your day by studying the fundamentals of climbing and belaying. Then it's off to the cliffs with your professional local guides, who will point you the magnificent wildlife around every bend, including native birds, turtles, trout, deer, weasels, and more. You will enjoy the thrills of climbing and rappelling from heights of 70-120 feet. The excursion will be completed with a locally sourced dinner prepared on the path.
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Sunset with Lancaster Hot Air Balloon Ride
See patchwork fields and the most beautiful farmlands of Lancaster, PA with the Lancaster Hot Air Balloon Ride. You'll soar high into the air to see Lancaster in a brand new way.
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Lancaster Evening Ghost Tour by Candlelight Building
The Lancaster Evening Ghost Tour by Candlelight is a unique way to experience the extensive history of Lancaster, PA. Here, visitors will be able to learn all about local legends and mysteries.
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Buggie on the Lancaster County Amish Farmlands, Museum Tour, Farm Visit
Embark upon the Lancaster County Amish Farmlands, Museum Tour, and Farm Visit to fully learn about the Amish way of life! It's an educational and fun adventure to add to your Pennsylvania vacation.
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Amazing Models at the National Toy Train Museum
Explore history of the hobby of collecting toy trains at the Lancaster National Toy Train Museum. You'll be able to see rare pieces and marvelous exhibitions to learn all about toy trains!
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Horse and Buggie on the Lancaster Downtown & Amish Country Authentic Lancaster Tour
Experience both the modern city side of Lancaster Downtown as well as the traditional Amish Country areas with this fun Authentic Lancaster Tour!
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Monument on the Lancaster Downtown History and Craft Beer Walk
Embark upon an amazing walking tour that takes you through the heart of Lancaster, PA with a historical emphasis. You'll also enjoy the craft brews of the city.
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