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Ranked #1 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Theaters
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The Fulton Theatre (Lancaster)
Ranked #2 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #3 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Specialty Museums; History Museums
Owner description: Experience the awe-inspiring power of trains and the fascinating heritage of our nation's railroading on display. There is... more » Owner description: Experience the awe-inspiring power of trains and the fascinating heritage of our nation's railroading on display. There is something for everyone to enjoy in the Museum's family-friendly and innovative education and preservation programs. The world-class collection of more than 100 historic locomotives and railroad cars includes everything from classic woodburners and mammoth steam engines to sleek, electric-powered and diesel locomotives. A number of these authentic locomotives and railroad cars are open regularly for you to explore. Take the throttle on a simulated run in a real Norfolk Southern freight locomotive cab, sit in an engineer's seat, climb aboard a caboose, explore Steinman Station early 20th century passenger depot and telegraph office and inspect a 62-ton locomotive from underneath. Walk 100 years back in time past the general store, hotel and tavern, union office, photography studio and railroader's home. Watch restoration activities in real time via closed circuit TV, enjoy hands-on activities in Stewart Junction railway education center, view changing exhibits of art and artifacts in the second floor gallery and browse the Whistle Stop Shop museum store. The Museum also is home to a vast library and archives, featuring more than half a million railroad-related photographic images, 13,000 artifacts including tools, uniforms, signals, timetables, telegraph equipment and much more. Special events are held throughout the year. Free on-site parking and free Wi-Fi. Virtual tours of equipment may be downloaded on your mobile device. Group tours, facility rentals, memberships and volunteer opportunities also are available. « less
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Ranked #4 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Theaters
Owner description: American Music Theatre is the only theatre of its kind in the country that features both touring concerts and Original Shows.... more » Owner description: American Music Theatre is the only theatre of its kind in the country that features both touring concerts and Original Shows. This 1,600-seat theatre hosts more than 300 live performances a year – from Broadway tours to rock legends to famous comedians to today’s hottest acts. Since its debut in 1997, they’ve welcomed Grammy winners, CMA winners, Tony winners, and even Oscar winners to their stage. They’ve also featured some of the most talented musicians, vocalists, and dancers in the nation in their own Original Shows. No other theatre in the region offers a wider variety of performances, year in and year out. Take the opportunity to catch a show in the comfort of one of the most premier venues on the East Coast for live entertainment. « less
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Ranked #5 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Parks
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Wheatland (Lancaster)
Ranked #6 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Historic Sites

WHEATLAND Step inside the stately home of President James Buchanan and explore the rooms, stairwells and stories where the secrets and details of his political and personal life... more »

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Dutch Wonderland (Lancaster)
Ranked #7 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: A Kingdom For Kids! It’s not just a slogan – it’s a commitment to young children and their families that beyond our castle... more » Owner description: A Kingdom For Kids! It’s not just a slogan – it’s a commitment to young children and their families that beyond our castle walls is a place just for them called A Kingdom For Kids!, where family fun is proclaimed by royal decree. Since opening on May, 20, 1963, Dutch Wonderland has consistently been recognized as a premier family amusement park and has been voted one of the Top 5 Best Kid’s Park in the World by Amusement Today magazine. Having your birthday party, other celebrations, family outing, and Scouting events at Dutch Wonderland is easy with catered options, picnic lunch boxes, and cabana rentals. With attractions like Choo Choo Charlie, Frog Hopper, Dragon’s Lair, Duke’s Lagoon and so much more, Dutch Wonderland is a favorite amongst children of all ages! « less
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Ranked #8 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Scenic Railroads; Trams
Owner description: Travel through Pennsylvania Dutch Country as an authentic steam locomotive pulls you past working farms, our Amish neighbors... more » Owner description: Travel through Pennsylvania Dutch Country as an authentic steam locomotive pulls you past working farms, our Amish neighbors and beauty as far as the eye can see. Join us for lunch or dinner aboard our Dining Car, ride our miniature steam train and visit our shops. Visit our website for packages and special events. « less
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Ranked #9 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Theaters
Owner description: The Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre is one of the few marionette theatres in America, located in Historic Downtown Lancaster,... more » Owner description: The Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre is one of the few marionette theatres in America, located in Historic Downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania.Robert Brock, the founder and artistic director of Hole in the Wall Puppet Theatre, keeps this unique art form alive and well. He creates all the marionettes used in HIW productions, writes the scripts and music and performs  in his unique one-man style.   His humor appeals to children, as well as grown-ups.The John Durang Puppet Museum is open before performances. John Durang was the first puppeteer to be born in the USA. He was born in Lancaster in 1763. Backstage tours are given prior to every performance.The Hole in the Wall welcomes field trip groups. We hope to see you soon at one of our exciting shows. Thanks for visiting! « less
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Ranked #10 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Specialty Museums; Historic Sites
Owner description: One of America's earliest religious communities, the Historic Ephrata Cloister was founded in 1732 by German settlers seeking... more » Owner description: One of America's earliest religious communities, the Historic Ephrata Cloister was founded in 1732 by German settlers seeking spiritual goals rather than earthly rewards. Gathered in unique European style buildings, the community consisted of celibate Brothers and Sisters, and a married congregation of families.At the zenith of the community in the 1740s and 1750s, about 300 members worked and worshiped at the Cloister. Today, the National Historic Landmark is open for tours, special programs, and on-going research opportunities. « less
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Ranked #11 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Zoos
Owner description: Wolf Sanctuary of PA is dedicated to providing as near a natural life home to the wolves and wolf hybrids that live here. We... more » Owner description: Wolf Sanctuary of PA is dedicated to providing as near a natural life home to the wolves and wolf hybrids that live here. We hope to share educational information with our visitors and introduce you to the world of the wolf. « less
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Choo Choo Barn (Strasburg)
Ranked #12 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Specialty Museums; Specialty Shops

The Choo Choo Barn sounds like something just for 5-year olds.  You couldn't be more wrong.  The size and scope of the model train set is stupendous.  Although there are several... more »

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Ranked #13 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Specialty Shops; Specialty Museums
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Ranked #14 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Museums
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Ranked #15 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Specialty Shops
Owner description: The National Watch and Clock Museum was officially opened to the public in 1977 with fewer than 1,000 items. Since that time,... more » Owner description: The National Watch and Clock Museum was officially opened to the public in 1977 with fewer than 1,000 items. Since that time, the collection has increased to over 12,000 items and the museum has undergone several expansion projects. The latest expansion opened in October 1999 and featured an entirely new and redesigned exhibit space, as well as a new two-story addition. Today, the museum is recognized as the largest and most comprehensive horological collection in North America.The National Watch & Clock Museum is conveniently located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, less than two hours from Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, and Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre. « less
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Ranked #16 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: History Museums
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Ranked #17 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Museums
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Ranked #18 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields
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Ranked #19 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Farms; Scenic Drives; Historic Sites; Neighborhoods
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Ranked #20 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Neighborhoods; Malls
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Ranked #21 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Golf Courses
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Ranked #22 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #23 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
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Ranked #24 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums
Museum featuring hundreds of model trains, some specimens dating back to the 1800s.
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Ranked #25 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Museums
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Ranked #26 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Specialty Museums
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... 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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Ranked #27 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Military Museums
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Ranked #28 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #29 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Movie Theaters
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Ranked #30 of 83 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Hiking Trails; Biking Trails
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