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Kitchen Kettle Village
Ranked #3 of 20 things to do in Intercourse
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Kitchen Kettle Village showcases all that Lancaster County has to offer — homemade baked goods, jams and relishes, good food with unexpected touches and charming one-of-a-kind overnight lodging in a picturesque countryside. We're also famous for our unique shopping experience, featuring 40 distinct merchants offering everything from locally-made art, pottery and PA Dutch quilts to name-brand favorites like Brighton, PANDORA Jewelry, UGG and Minnetonka moccasins. Visit us today and spend the day or spend the night. With plenty of things to do in the Village and around PA Dutch County, we make it easy to plan a great trip to Lancaster, PA.
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

My initial thought when planning our Lancaster County experience was that maybe the Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse, PA (hee hee) was a Hwy. outpost with a giant ma & pa restaurant where you can also get an Amish buggy ride and local goods (read: Midwest truck stops off major tollways). What a surprise when we entered the "village" comprised of many stores with local produce and gift shops. It truly IS a tiny village and worth the stop. We were running late (and wanted to visit Bird in Hand, Blue Ball, and other little cities before going to our final Mt. Joy destination). Love your names for these scenic towns. Didn't know if we should take a buggy ride, but we did and it was fantastic! While we were waiting for our buggy ride (reviewed under AAA Buggy Rides), we shopped at several stores. May be a "tourist trap", but we are tourists and loved this place, even returning early the next morning on our way to Philly.

Thank toadsoup
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"fudge shop"
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"jams and jellies"
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"cute shops"
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"shopping area"
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"ice cream"
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"leather shop"
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"specialty shops"
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"amish country"
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"great shopping"
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"petting zoo"
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"free samples"
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"kling house restaurant"
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"buggy ride"
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

The stores have many items made out of the country. The imported goods defeat the purpose of purchasing locally made products. It is crowded and few restrooms...Would go to other places.

Thank harlee15
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

Admittedly for us we found a lot of the shops there full of kitch but we loved the main shop with its jars of jams, salsas, sauces. I think you were able to try just about anything they sold in a jar so we actually left with more than we thought we would. We loved the pumpkin woopie pies as well- so light.

We also popped into the fudge shop and came out with so- the smell was too enticing.

The icecream stall was really good as well. We saw the girl making fresh waffle cones and they tasted so much better than a normal waffle cone and the icecream was just as good- lovely and creamy from the use of jersey milk.

Thank fannyUk
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Reviewed November 2, 2013

Lovely little shopping area with cute shops. Took and enjoyed the extended buggy ride. Had a fine lunch at the little cafeteria there. Enjoyed the outdoor music and ambiance.

Thank Lisa D
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

a great mix of little shops in the heart of the Lancaster countryside. Candles, jewelry, food, pets, pottery, and of course quilts can be found here. The main attraction, the Kitchen Kettle Village Store, has a huge assortment of jams, pickles and salsas. We love the Kickin' Pickles - they have a little zing to them but not too overwhelming in garlic. Only downfall is it a huge tourist spot with a lot of bus traffic. I've found if you hit it towards the end of the day or 1st thing in the morning, less crowds. Make sure you stop at the Smokehouse Shop where you can get the best locally made cheeses and sausages around.

Thank Carolyn M
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