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“Great place, great info and a great guide” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mennonite Information Center

Mennonite Information Center
2209 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602
717-299-0954
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Ranked #2 of 14 shopping in Lancaster
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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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.
Boston, MA
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“Great place, great info and a great guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

My family went to Lancaster County because we were going to Philly for a family event that happened to to coincide with a school vacation week so we decided to make a mini road trip out of it. Because of a family crisis we hadn't done much planning. I was sort of expecting very rural and was somewhat taken aback by the overabundance of outlet shopping and chain restaurants.

Thankfully we had done enough research to know about this place. The movie about the Amish and Mennonites was very informative, teaching me things I never knew. We hired (booked the day before) a Mennonite tour guide to join us in our car and show us around. Our guide , Fay, was pleasant and informative. I feel that without her we wouldn't have seen or learned nearly as much as We did. She took us to one property where an Amish family lived and did woodworking. We got to see the workshop , speak to the owner, and tour their horse barn. They also had craft shop and sold a few snacks. This tour was the highlight of our time in the area.

Visited April 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Guided car tour is the way to see Amish Country!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

At the info center, you can request a guide to ride with you in your car. It cost $49 for two hours and $16 per additional hour. You can call ahead for a reservation. Our guide was Sue and she knew every road in the area. She provided us with information on the Amish and Mennonite cultures as we traveled along. The tour was broken up with shopping/restroom stops at great little shops. I loved the store where they sold fresh root beer and pretzels.

We did not watch the movie or spend much time at the information center - although they had many resourses available. Having had very limited time in the area, we are very happy with our decision to hire a guide at the Mennonite Information Center.

Visited April 2013
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Quarryville, Pennsylvania, United States
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“True overview of Mennonites and Amish”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

If you want to know the difference between the Mennonite and Amish,They show a movie over view of where their faiths originated. Enjoyed movie and the lobby store with available information for purchase. They also can take tours with you to meet the Amish and their farms. The best tour in area!

Visited December 2012
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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“Good but not great”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

I suppose my expectations were too high. The "film" we paid to see where photos. The presentation was very well done and informational.
The tabernacle was also very interesting but not spectacular.
The people were very helpful and told us about interesting places to visit in the county.

Visited December 2012
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Boring!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is probably interesting for some, but was not for me. I think the presenter was a little too dramatic and tried a little too hard. I did see several people nodding off during this presentation.

Visited November 2012
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