Lancaster County Attractions
Lancaster County is among the most visited destinations in the northeastern section of the United States. The area was first populated back in the 17th and 18th centuries by largely Dutch settlers, and the Dutch tradition of these settlers lives on. In fact, the region is often referred to as Dutch Country. More than just offering a rich Dutch culture, including phenomenal cuisine, for you to explore and enjoy, the area also features a large Amish community that invites visitors to get to know more about their way of life, tons of live entertainment options, theme parks and wineries. If you are planning a visit to Lancaster County, you will want to take time to explore these hot attractions and activities.
There is no better way to enjoy the spectacular beauty of southeastern Lancaster than with a Lancaster County Hot Air Balloon Ride. This experience begins in the early morning hours in Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania, and takes you up in a colorful hot air balloon for an experience to remember. For an hour, you will cruise over the rolling hills, farmlands, and picture-perfect small towns that are located in the area at sunrise just as the sun begins casting brilliant hues across the landscape.
Sight and Sound Millennium Theatre
The Sight and Sound Millennium Theatre is a major draw that brings in hundreds of thousands of visitors to the area, and among its most popular shows is Joseph. This show tells the biblical story of Joseph in a magical and larger-than-life production. The production includes a talented team of stage actors, live animals and gorgeous sets that tower high above the stage. With the unique design of the theater with seats that wrap around the stage, there is not a bad seat in the house.
The Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre is another hot attraction you won't want to miss. This theater serves up an amazing meal of Dutch cuisine as well as some American menu options like honey baked chicken and roast pork loin, as well as great sides and desserts. While you dine, you can take in a fabulous show. The productions rotate regularly and feature Broadway-style shows. Past shows have included Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming, Sugar and the Unsinkable Molly Brown,.