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Amish Country

PA
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Farms, Scenic Drives, Historic Sites, Neighborhoods
Useful Information: Activities for young children
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East Brunswick, New Jersey
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106 reviews 106 reviews
44 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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225 reviews 225 reviews
57 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
51 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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New Holland, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you really are interested in the Amish and there way of life don't go on a commercialized tour. Just put new Holland Pa, east earl pa, blue ball Pa or intercourse pa in your GPS. You will find authentic Amish at work and a lot of them sell real Amish made items right in front of the farms. I... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I was skeptical about spending the day mooning over a religious sect in PA. My college age daughter was insistent that we learn more about the Amish and how they live. Not only was the county of Lancaster a very easy place to visit, but there was good shopping (hear: OUTLETS!!!!), many restaurants and the Amish House Museum was a... More

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Arecibo, Puerto Rico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Just came back from Lancaster Amish country, What a beautiful and easy going place. Its like going back in time, but at the same time one has not bone back. Visited a couple o antique stores and I found thing that had been around for over a century + and still being used for farming, like they had just been... More

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new york
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8 reviews 8 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

beautiful farmland, quiet, lots of and lots of flat land, cows, horses, farmers and streets of quaint shopping from local amish farmers. Beautiful to drive through and take a step back in time.

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MORROW, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My husband and I visited this area as part of an anniversary trip We totally enjoyed this vacation! I recommend that you take one of the bus tours first, to learn about the Amish people and drive around the countryside. We took a combination tour that included the bus tour and house and farm. There are quite a few tours... More

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