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Lapp Valley Farm (New Holland)
Ranked #1 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Farms; Landmarks
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Ranked #2 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is home to a world-class collection of more than 100 historic locomotives and railroad... more » Owner description: The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is home to a world-class collection of more than 100 historic locomotives and railroad cars, an immersive education center, a vast library and archives and a working restoration shop. Special events, museum store, free on-site parking, free WiFi. « less
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Ranked #3 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #4 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Farms; Landmarks
This farm offers the Maize Maze attraction in 10-foot-high corn stalks.
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Ranked #5 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Trams; Scenic Railroads
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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Dutch Wonderland (Lancaster)
Ranked #6 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Amusement 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 #7 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Specialty Shops; Specialty Museums
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Ranked #8 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Historic Sites; Specialty Museums
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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Choo Choo Barn (Strasburg)
Ranked #9 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Specialty Shops; Specialty Museums

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 #10 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Museums
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Wheatland (Lancaster)
Ranked #11 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

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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Ranked #12 of 74 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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Ranked #13 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Farms; Tours
Owner description: Amish Country Tours is the oldest operating tour company in Amish Country, and the only operator with certified guides. Far... more » Owner description: Amish Country Tours is the oldest operating tour company in Amish Country, and the only operator with certified guides. Far from the commercial clutter of Route 30, the Amish Experience at Plain & Fancy Farm sits on Route 340 between Bird-in-Hand and Intercourse, a non-commercial AAA designated Scenic Cultural Byway, surrounded by Amish farms. Our exclusive Amish Visit-in-Person Tour is the only opportunity of its kind to allow for close interaction with the Amish at work, at milking time, and in the home, and the only tour designated by the County of Lancaster as an official Heritage Tour. It is limited to 14 guests on our mini-shuttles. Online or advance phone reservations are strongly recommended and may be purchased up to one day prior to tour date. Call for same-day tour availability reservations. As a special bonus for 2014, Amish VIP tour purchasers receive a VOUCHER FOR A FREE BUGGY RIDE from Aaron & Jessica's departing on our property! « less
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Ranked #14 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: History Museums; Specialty Shops; Specialty Museums
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 #15 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Amusement/ Theme Parks; Wineries

Home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, Mount Hope Estate & Winery is a grand property with a long history dating back to colonial American. Today, Mount Hope is home to... more »

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Ranked #16 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Neighborhoods; Malls
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Ranked #17 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Biking Trails; Hiking Trails
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Ranked #18 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources

  The Mennonite Information Center offers visitors an in-depth experience of Amish and Mennonite people groups, beginning with the acclaimed 3-screen film "Who are the Amish... more »

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Ranked #19 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #20 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Museums
Owner description: Rock Ford Plantation is the 18th Century mansion and estate of Revolutionary War General Edward Hand, who served as Adjutant... more » Owner description: Rock Ford Plantation is the 18th Century mansion and estate of Revolutionary War General Edward Hand, who served as Adjutant to George Washington. Built circa 1794, over 90% of the original historic fabric of the house, including shutters, woodwork, floors and glass, is intact. During the guided tour of the mansion, visitors will learn about Edward Hand's personal and military history as well as the background of the mansion and the artifacts contained therein. Rock Ford Plantation is open for guided tours from April through October. Please visit our website for up-to-date information on our tour season and admission information. « less
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Ranked #21 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Museums
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Ranked #23 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Historic Sites; Neighborhoods; Scenic Drives; Farms; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #25 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #26 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Specialty Museums; 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 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Museum featuring hundreds of model trains, some specimens dating back to the 1800s.
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Ranked #28 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: The center for Moravian life and culture in Lititz, the square holds the Brother and Sister Houses (men and women were... more » Owner description: The center for Moravian life and culture in Lititz, the square holds the Brother and Sister Houses (men and women were separated in the congregation) as well as the original church, erected in 1787. « less
Ranked #29 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Museums
Owner description: Home of the Lititz Historical Foundation and the historic 1792 Johannes Mueller House. We offer seasonal tours, special... more » Owner description: Home of the Lititz Historical Foundation and the historic 1792 Johannes Mueller House. We offer seasonal tours, special exhibits, and so much more. Step into history today! « less
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Ranked #30 of 74 attractions in Lancaster County
Category: Historic Sites; Farms; Landmarks
Owner description: Nestled behind the hustle and bustle of today's world sits a picturesque 15-acre oasis that has been a must visit destination... more » Owner description: Nestled behind the hustle and bustle of today's world sits a picturesque 15-acre oasis that has been a must visit destination for Lancaster County visitors since 1955. Come experience Lancaster's Living Heritage at Lancaster's premier Amish attraction! « less
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