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Hands-on House

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721 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4888
+1 717-569-5437
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Great place

Love this place for the kids and myself. A great place to express their personality and try new... read more

Reviewed May 19, 2015
Stamped37
Wonderful experience for all ages

Over the course of my children growing up we visited hands on house 100+ times and were never... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2015
Kelly T
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Strasburg, Pennsylvania
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Kids can touch everything at this interactive museum designed to help children and their parents learn together in a fun way.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“grocery store” (23 reviews)
“face painting” (13 reviews)
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721 Landis Valley Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601-4888
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+1 717-569-5437
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"grocery store"
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"face painting"
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"children's museum"
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"assembly line"
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"sand box"
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"the outdoor play area"
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"rainy day"
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"play doh"
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"building blocks"
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"please touch museum"
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"construction area"
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"hands on activities"
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"fun place for kids"
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"young children"
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"age range"
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"a lot of fun"
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"landis valley museum"
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Reviewed May 19, 2015

Love this place for the kids and myself. A great place to express their personality and try new things. Very educational and the kids classes rock. We loved the bread our kids made for us.

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2015

Yum! We loved the bread too! Thank you for exploring and learning with us and for taking the time to reach out. See you at the museum soon!

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Reviewed May 5, 2015

Over the course of my children growing up we visited hands on house 100+ times and were never disappointed. The staff is well honed in child psych and safe exploration through play,(it is reflected in the atmosphere of developmental play stations and varying interactive experiences...More

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2015

Thank you for such a glowing review! We're always excited to hear from families that have grown up with us. We work hard to make sure that learning can be fun for all ages (parents included!) and it's nice to know it has not gone...More

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Reviewed March 3, 2015

We visit here often and enjoy everything about this place. Anyone with small children should check this out.More

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2015

We're happy to hear that you and your family continue to enjoy our facilities. We hope you have our membership so you can enjoy unlimited free admission for a year, plus other great benefits! Call us at 569-KIDS if you'd like to purchase one or...More

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Reviewed February 20, 2015

Very fun for the kids and parents! Don't plan a whole day around it but an hour or so will be fun. Fun activities.

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2015

Thanks for spending some quality time with us! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit. Stop in again soon.

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Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was a really wonderful and well thought out venue - I am so glad we were able to take the clhildren there - ages 6 to 13 - and they all loved it - had a wonderful time at the "store" and learned quite...More

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2015

Thanks for visiting! It's always great to hear how fun the museum can be for all ages. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed January 3, 2015

Well maintained. Lots of activities for little ones. My son especially liked the factory activities in the back.

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2015

Thank you for your response. We take pride in maintaining a clean and safe place for your little ones. We hope to see you soon back in Marty's Machine Shop!

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Reviewed November 28, 2014

We are now on our second set of grandkids we are bringing here. (15 years apart). While not much has changed in that time, it just never gets old for the kids (nor us). Obviously everything is indestructible and kid-friendly, but it's also parent-friendly, too....More

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded December 2, 2014

We love to hear great feedback from returning guests! Thank you so much for supporting the museum after all of these years. HOH brings out the children in all of us!

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Reviewed September 18, 2014

My 4 year old daughter LOVES Hands-on House. It's a great rainy and cold weather days. It's fun and educational. Read my blog: www.padutchcountryblog.com/please-touch

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2014

Glad to hear you enjoy the museum as much as we do on a rainy day!

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Reviewed September 8, 2014

We visited the Hands-on House Children's Museum on a Saturday morning around 10 a.m. with two children aged 7. They thoroughly enjoyed all the fun and learning experiences waiting for them! They loved having their Mom's "face paint" them! The highlight seemed to be the...More

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded November 24, 2014

Thank you for such a glowing review! The Corner Grocery is always a big hit. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed August 25, 2014

We have been to several of these types of attraction all over the East coast and for us, this one was just so so. The price was quite expensive for the size of the place and what it had to offer. We were there on...More

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HOHLancaster, Guest Relations Manager at Hands-on House, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2014

Thanks for taking the time to review your experience at HOH. Glad to hear your family was able to spend a bit of your weekend with us. We do apologize about the bees by the sandbox, we have been exhausting every possible non-toxic method to...More

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Becca S
April 10, 2018|
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Response from sushiguy79 | Reviewed this property |
I believe this is more for younger children under 7. My twin daughters were almost 5 and they were very impressed. Our 2 year old daughter was also impressed. They were anticipating an outdoor activity but it was 55 degrees... More
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Jean B
February 11, 2018|
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Response from Leslie M | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely. There is an older infant/toddlers' play area along with the rest of the attractions. Some of the attractions are fine for young toddlers too.
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John M
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Children and adults are $9.50 each. Enjoy
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