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Lancaster
Pennsylvania Dutch country is a fascinating destination to explore. Visitors will get a glimpse of farm life as it was in the early 1800s. Visit markets and farm stores for homemade shoofly pie and fresh produce, or shop for a handmade quilt. President James Buchanan's elegant home, Wheatland, is no less historic but contrasts sharply to the simpler Pennsylvania Dutch heritage sites in Lancaster. Consider a side trip to nearby Hershey, home of Hershey Park and the Hershey chocolate factory.

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Dutch Wonderland
Dutch Wonderland
Owner description: With over 35 rides, attractions, and shows, Dutch Wonderland is the perfect place to spend time together as a family. Cool off in Duke's Lagoon water play area and make... more Owner description: With over 35 rides, attractions, and shows, Dutch Wonderland is the perfect place to spend time together as a family. Cool off in Duke's Lagoon water play area and make discoveries at Exploration Island, where dinosaurs come to life! Coming summer 2017, Merlin's Mayhem, a magical high-flying coaster, features thrills, twists and turns during an enchanted journey in search of Merlin's dragon friend, Mayhem. less
Attraction type: Theme Parks
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Amish Farm and House
Amish Farm and House
Owner description: In 1954, the play, “Plain and Fancy” was a smash hit on Broadway. The Broadway hit drew a spotlight as the play was featured around the Amish lifestyle and their home: Lancaster... more Owner description: In 1954, the play, “Plain and Fancy” was a smash hit on Broadway. The Broadway hit drew a spotlight as the play was featured around the Amish lifestyle and their home: Lancaster County. This was the tipping point of a tourist boom the progressively grew from 25,000 annual visitors to 2,000,000 by 1960. Due to the increase of tourists and invasion of privacy of the Amish, Lancaster-local Adolph Neuber believe that there should be a place to accurately learn about the Amish, while respecting their privacy. An Amish family opened their home and property to visitors for tours. Since 1955, The Amish Farm and House has been connecting the Amish community and the public. Tour Lancaster County’s Amish Farm and House. Opened nearly 60 years ago, The Amish Farm and House has hosted travelers from around the world visiting Lancaster County. Experience Lancaster County’s Premier Amish Attraction with our farm and house tours. less
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Farms
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Wheatland
Wheatland
Costumed guides conduct tours of the historic mansion of the 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan.
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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Landis Valley Museum
Landis Valley Museum
Owner description: Relax and roam through the authentic crossroads village and farms of Landis Valley as you learn the rich history of the Pennsylvania Germans of Lancaster County. Comprised of over... more Owner description: Relax and roam through the authentic crossroads village and farms of Landis Valley as you learn the rich history of the Pennsylvania Germans of Lancaster County. Comprised of over 40 buildings on 100 acres, the museum is the guardian of 65+ varieties of heirloom seeds and the largest collection of Pennsylvania German artifacts in the U.S. Through costumed demonstrators, special events, group tours, award-winning exhibits, and educational programs for adults and children you'll come away all the more enriched by your experience here. less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Mennonite Information Center
Mennonite Information Center
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... more 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. less
Attraction type: Visitor Centers
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Himalayan Curry and Grill
Himalayan Curry and Grill
Ranked #1 of 570 Restaurants in Lancaster
Cuisines: Indian, Tibetan, Nepali
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
John J. Jeffries
John J. Jeffries
Ranked #2 of 570 Restaurants in Lancaster
Price:
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Silver Spring Family Restaurant
Silver Spring Family Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 570 Restaurants in Lancaster
Cuisines: American
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
The Belvedere Inn
The Belvedere Inn
Ranked #4 of 570 Restaurants in Lancaster
Price: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Lancaster Brewing Company
Lancaster Brewing Company
Ranked #5 of 570 Restaurants in Lancaster
Price: $10 - $25
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Classic Inn
1.5 of 5
Classic Inn
$64 - $120
Ranked #21 of 39 Hotels in Lancaster
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Sleep Inn & Suites Lancaster County
2.5 of 5
Sleep Inn & Suites Lancaster County
$86 - $181
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mountville
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MainStay Suites of Lancaster County
2.5 of 5
MainStay Suites of Lancaster County
$86 - $176
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Mountville
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Lancaster Bed and Breakfast
The Lancaster Bed and Breakfast
$115 - $195
Ranked #1 of 22 Lancaster B&B and Inns
A New Beginning Bed and Breakfast
A New Beginning Bed and Breakfast
$90 - $125
Ranked #2 of 22 Lancaster B&B and Inns
EJ Bowman House Bed and Breakfast
3.0 of 5
EJ Bowman House Bed and Breakfast
$127 - $239
Ranked #3 of 22 Lancaster B&B and Inns
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

The Inn at Leola Village
4.0 of 5
The Inn at Leola Village
$170 - $258
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Leola
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