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Amish Country

PA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Scenic Drives, Farms, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Scenic Drives, Farms, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed my time in Amish country. There is something very peaceful about the Amish people. I especially liked visiting their markets for fresh produce and food. Everything was delicious. I took a buggy ride and had a great conversation with my Amish driver. He shed some insight on their lifestyle. While this life is not for everybody, sometimes it's... More 

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northeast pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

If coming to Lancaster County, please drive carefully, slowly, and respectfully. Share the road and please do not pass Horse n Buggies on dangerous hills or curves. Please do not rev your motorcycle or vehicle while passing a buggy. November thru March is Amish Wedding season, every Tuesday and Thursday. Buggy traffic is at an all time high especially during... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We signed up for the Supersaver Tour which includes the Amish Farmlands Tour, AMISH EXPERIENCE Theater, Amish Country Homestead & Schoolroom and Buggy ride. It provides a good understand of the Amish culture and story. The tour guide is doing a great job by showing us the houses, identifying which are Amish and their daily activities.

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haifa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

as we had a local guide, we were able to delve more deeply into history and culture of the region. without explanations we would have seen less and understood nothing

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Yankee in the south
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67 reviews 67 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The challenge here is to observe a very devout and unusual way of life without being drawn into any of the imitations. Do your homework online and avoid anything touristy. Enjoy driving around to see the farms being worked and the buggies on the road. There are some authentic smorgasbords with delicious food. Be respectful of the people and don't... More 

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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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109 reviews 109 reviews
44 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My husband and I decided to drive to Lancaster, PA in order to see the Amish village and surrounding area. It is so beautiful there as well as quite since it is mostly farms after farms and how pretty they are. It is a nice drive no matter where you go...we just drove in any street and we were able... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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68 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

52 seniors descended upon Lancaster, Pa. as we traveled the New England States. The Amish Village was one of our stops for a tour and lunch. Our guide was wonderful as he explained the "Amish" culture and guided us through the country side. We thoroughly enjoyed the area and experience. We were able to participate in an Amish wedding (re-enactment)... More 

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Stow, Massachusetts, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Children should see this area before they grow up. The Amish way of life is not easy, but it is rewarding. By the way it is pronounce ARMish not AYmish.

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AUCKLAND
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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Our Globus tour group had a great day driving through Amish country in Lancaster County. We saw beautiful farmlands and many Amish going about their business by horse and carriage. We had lunch and shopped in the most interesting Intercourse Village Market where some shops were run by Amish people. All in all a very worthwhile visit.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Who new there were so many covered bridges outside of New England? Check out the padutchcountry.com for self-guided drives of the area to find their many quaint covered bridges. Try to avoid Hwy.30 as it is clogged with weekend traffic just east of Lancaster (unless you are headed to the outlet malls found there.)

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