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Turkey Hill Experience

301 Linden Street, Columbia, PA 17512
1-888-986-8784
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Come learn how our ice cream is made, sit in our milk truck, brainstorm your own ice cream flavor, milk a mechanical cow and learn about the people... more » Owner description: Come learn how our ice cream is made, sit in our milk truck, brainstorm your own ice cream flavor, milk a mechanical cow and learn about the people and culture of Turkey Hill. Discovery and delight abound for the whole family. And of course, there are free samples of Turkey Hill ice cream and iced tea! « less
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Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My son had a fun time doing the activities. There was a slide, ball pit, a bucket moving activity, and a few other things that were age appropriate. The woman at the desk said that the make your own ice cream was too old for him, but a friend said that he would have loved it so that was a... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
56 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This was something that I totally wasn't expecting! WOW, what a great Experience. It's hard to explain what it is, aside from the fact that Turkey Hill people did an awesome job with an interactive museum talking all about Ice cream and Ice Teas. This wasn't only fun for kids as they ran around doing and feeling and acting their... More

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Do not pass up the opportunity to make your own ice cream. The infusion choices are numerous! Educational and hands-on. Great for all ages and personality types.

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Sayre, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We were looking for a family excursion to include our 2 sons and their wives, plus our 2 1/2 year old grandson. I was surprised at the relatively high admission price, considering there really isn't that much to see and do. We've all been to "Chocolate World" at Hershey (which is free.) It's very informative and fun. Turkey Hill is... More

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Columbia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Perhaps the most interesting thing about Turkey Hill Experience is the fact that Turkey Hill chose to place the attraction in an historic building: the Bailey and Ashley Silk Mill, originally built in 1899. The building had been empty for years and most likely would have had a date with a wrecking ball had the borough of Columbia, Pa had... More

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Rebecca C, Manager at Turkey Hill Experience, responded to this review

Dear Neighbor, The Turkey Hill experience is located in Columbia, PA in the Bailey and Ashley building because Armor P. Frey sold his first quart of milk to a resident of Columbia. Turkey Hill takes great pride in the community and giving back to others. When visiting the THE you can participate in our Taste Lab where your virtual creation... More

Middletown
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I took our 7 year old granddaughter to the 'Experience' a few weeks ago. Although the concept is very cute, there is just not enough hands on exhibits to make this a really worthwhile attraction. Our little one had a great time but we were in and out in less than an hour. I think if they... More

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Conshohocken
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went to Turkey Hill Experience on Labor Day. Yes, it was crowded, but orderly. Yes, some kids got overly zealous on using the hand screens to create their own ice cream package or ice cream flavor, or determine what their ideal ice tea drink is, or milk a cow, but hey, they were on a sugar high! Free ice tea!... More

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Tafton, PA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There were 8 of us. 4 adults and 4 children. We arrived first thing in the morning so we were very fortunate to get reservations for the TASTE LAB. There is a hands on exhibit that involved "milking cows" plastic cows and water comes out, an old fashioned milk truck and packages of ingredients which show what goes into making... More

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Mechanicsville, Virginia, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My family of five did the Turkey Hill Experience and were quite disappointed. They claim you get unlimited ice-cream and tea samples but this is not true. They had eight flavors of ice-cream to sample and you had to wait in line to get a sample. Since the company offers over 100 varieties I expected a few more to sample.... More

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Bel Air, Maryland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We made reservations online for the experience and Taste Lab. It was $14.50 for adults and $12.50 juniors. We were instructed to arrive 45 minutes before the taste lab time. 5 minutes before your time slot you wait by the door in the back. The taste lab is a pint of soft ice cream. You mix in flavoring such as... More

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