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Mennonite Information Center

Address: 2209 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone Number: 717-299-0954
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Ranked #4 of 31 Attractions in Lancaster
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
Owner description: Today, a world-wide influence emanates from the Mennonite InformationCenter. Not only do more than...
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Today, a world-wide influence emanates from the Mennonite InformationCenter. Not only do more than 75,000 visitors come each year from allnationalities, ethnic backgrounds and religious persuasions, the Center receives 8,000 hits per month on its Internet Web site.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff in store. Many unique items for purchase. We watched both films (one free and one very inexpensive) which were informative for us but our 3yo struggled a little to sit still to watch both. Our 6yo however was very interested. In the shop upstairs there is even a toy box and the kids loved to... More 

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Cocoa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The people are very knowledgeable and the tour was well done. It was nice to see what it looked like for the ancient Israelites.

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Chihuahua
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We arrived just at closing hour, but the staff was very friendly and still took the time to allow us in, and to talk to us for a while. This is a must visit, even if its only to the store. Congrats to the staff for your great service!!

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Laurel, Maryland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Back in the 1920s a Baptist pastor in Florida built a life size version a Biblical Tabernacle. The Mennonites eventually bought the replica and moved it to Lancaster. While I have read the Biblical description many times, it was really interesting to see a hard copy version. The guide did a good and accurate job of describing it. They also... More 

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Morristown, New Jersey
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The Mennonite Information Center, located on the outskirts of Lancaster, PA, has available a wealth of local information for travelers (aka tourists), places to shop off the beaten' track, as well as good dinning suggestions. If you are interested, there is a movie in the center highlighting the Mennonite history, faith and daily living traditions. There is also books, and... More 

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Downingtown, PA
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102 reviews 102 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I have always wanted to come here so we made it a special trip to go to the Mennonite Information Center. For $3.00 per person we attended the movie that explained the differences between the Amish and the Mennonite. They had a free movie also which was quite enjoyable. They have a very large gift shop as... More 

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California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The Mennonite Information Center has two parts, each of which involves an admission fee. Part A is a reproduction of the Biblical Tabernacle (Mishkan) of the Israelites in the desert. The guide was generally knowledgeable and pleasant but I'm not sure the representation of the Tabernacle was accurate. And the admission price seemed steep for the time spent (less than... More 

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Maine
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Just a short bit of background--we have been visiting this area for over 20 years... and I have "studied" the Amish culture and religion. We were, therefore, very hesitant to hire a guide. While we wouldn't claim to have "seen it all," we certainly didn't feel we needed the typical tourist tours. And we didn't get one. We started by... More 

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Leicester, New Hampshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I visited Amish country and visited the Mennonite Information center to learn more about the Amish and Mennonite communities. This place was a very good place to visit to learn, and shop for small gifts that you might give to friends and family back home. They had great videos on the Mennonite and Amish people, and I... More 

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Conowingo, MD
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I actually stumbled across this exhibit while dining in nearby Strasburg with my sister. She spotted the brochure in the hallway there next to Isaac's Restaurant. As it was a short ride to the Mennonite Visitor Center where it was housed, we thought "What the heck--let's go!" It was not hard to find--it is on Rt. 30 just east of... More 

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