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Mennonite Information Center

2209 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602
717-299-0954
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Traveler Description:   The Mennonite Information Center offers visitors an in-depth experience of Amish and Mennonite people groups, beginning with the acclaimed 3-screen... more »
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California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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15 helpful votes 15 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
27 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Kennesaw, GA
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This place isn't going to win any excellence awards, but it's high-quality nevertheless. It really breaks down into five things: 1) The Tabernacle tour (cost): very worth it, especially if you have Judeo-Christian interests. Very cool depiction of the original tabernacle to scale, and the guide who runs it, while not always the most charismatic person, is very knowledgeable and... More

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We only did the free stuff: video--Postcards from a Heritage of Faith, a look at the faith perspectives of Mennonites which was interesting and looked around the center which includes a bookstore and Ten Thousand Villages gift shop with fair trade products as well as a brief exhibit illustrating Mennonite history and lifestyles. We did not pay for the Tabernacle... More

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Bracebridge, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

We took the tour of The Tabernacle with a retired Mennonite pastor who gave a historical overview of the Hebrews followed with a clear explanation of The Tabernacle's function. The bookstore is very well stocked with charts, DVDs and literature. Ten Thousand Villages has a display of their wares here as well.

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Clementon, New Jersey
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22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

If you are looking for 3D or special effects, you won't find it here. This is a dated reconstruction of the Tabernacle as described in the Bible. It is not interactive, it is a static presentation and you mostly sit and listen to the presenter. That said, I loved it and thought it was very well done.

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