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Ranked #1 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
Owner description: Central Pennsylvania's premier regional theatre & National Historic Landmark combines Broadway caliber musicals, comedies and... more » Owner description: Central Pennsylvania's premier regional theatre & National Historic Landmark combines Broadway caliber musicals, comedies and dramas with the grandeur of ornate Victorian architecture. « less
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Ranked #2 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
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 #3 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
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 #4 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
Category: Museums
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Ranked #5 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural

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 #6 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
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 #7 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
Category: Museums; Cultural
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Ranked #8 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #9 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
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Ranked #10 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
Category: History Museums; Cultural
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Ranked #11 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
Category: Museums; Cultural
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Ranked #12 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
Owner description: Children can discover a one-room school house, try their hands at woodworking and mingle with lambs in this recreated 19th-... more » Owner description: Children can discover a one-room school house, try their hands at woodworking and mingle with lambs in this recreated 19th- century Pennsylvania Dutch village. « less
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Ranked #13 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
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Ranked #14 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
Category: Children's Museums; Museums
Kids can touch everything at this interactive museum designed to help children and their parents learn together in a fun way.
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Ranked #15 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
Category: Natural History Museums; Museums
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Ranked #16 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
Owner description: Rough and Tumble is celebrating it's 66th year in 2014. Ride 2 steam railroads, See Steam Traction Engines running as well as... more » Owner description: Rough and Tumble is celebrating it's 66th year in 2014. Ride 2 steam railroads, See Steam Traction Engines running as well as antique Tractors. Visit the Saw mill, model shop, Auto Museum, Stationary Steam Museum, Blacksmith Shop, and Gas Engine area. Visit the antique Earth moving construction area as well as the Line Shaft machine Shop. Watch a parade of power and sled pulling on the track.Check our schedule of events on our web site and enjoy the may areas of Rough and Tumble Historical Association. « less
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Ranked #17 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #18 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
Category: Convention Centers; Landmarks
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Ranked #19 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #20 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
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Ranked #21 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
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Ranked #22 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
Category: Dams; Outdoors
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Ranked #23 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
Category: Historic Sites; Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: The life and works of artist Charles Demuth (1883-1935) can be explored by visiting the art museum housing his major works... more » Owner description: The life and works of artist Charles Demuth (1883-1935) can be explored by visiting the art museum housing his major works and the adjacent 18th-century buildings that were home to his family for five generations. « less
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Ranked #24 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
Category: Art Galleries; Cultural

Lancaster County is a wonderful place to experience the world of Art.  The City of Lancaster is home to numerous galleries and studios that are open to the public.  The City is on... more »

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Ranked #25 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
An integral part of the Underground Railroad, this church served as a safe haven for slaves on their way to freedom.
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Ranked #26 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
Category: Museums
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Ranked #27 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
Category: History Museums; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Museums
A museum featuring art and artifacts made by the people of Lancaster including the Amish.
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Ranked #28 of 29 attractions in Lancaster
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums

This museum is well worth visiting even if you are remotely interested in textiles. Not only are there beautiful Amish quilts professionally and informatively displayed but also a... more »

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