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Mennonite Information Center

2209 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602
717-299-0954
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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, Shopping
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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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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
9 helpful votes 9 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 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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15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 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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Abbot
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80 reviews 80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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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
16 helpful votes 16 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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Advance, North Carolina
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145 reviews 145 reviews
28 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I did not actually visit the Mennonite Information Center, but our group paid for a certified Amish Country tour guide, and we picked up and dropped her off at the center. Therefore, I assume she was associated with the facility. Her name was Ann, and she boarded our tour bus and guided us around the beautiful Amish area of Lancaster... More 

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New York, USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Based on other reviews we had arranged for a tour guide to join us in our own family car (4 adults, 2 teenager). Our guide Lois was just wonderful, she shared so much with us about Mennonites and Amish that we much better understood and valued the experience. Thanks to her we visited several places at our own speed and... More 

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