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Mennonite Information Center
Ranked #9 of 71 things to do in Lancaster
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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.
Maryland
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

This place has excellent products and information on biblical history. This is a must see in addition to the Biblical Tabernacle Reproduction.

Visited July 2013
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Ewing, New Jersey
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“What a lovely stop!”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

This museum allowed for a very enjoyable afternoon visit. The movie about the Mennonites and their history was fascinating and left me wanting to learn more. The displays were relevant and delightful. 10,000 Villages is always a joy to shop in. I found an awesome Amish card game called Dutch Blitz too! The best part was the staff. Sooooo friendly and knowledgeable. Great place to visit and will stop in again!

Visited July 2013
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Wilmington, Delaware
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Nice little museum”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

If you have interest in the Mennonites and the Amish and their differences, The Mennonite Historical Society and Mennonite Information Center (they are right next to each other) are a nice stop. They are located right next to the Tanger Outlets, so if Mom wants to shop and Dad and the kids need something to do, this is a nice place to visit. The Information center has two video presentations and a small display, the Historical Center has a small museum. Good places to kill about 2 hours.

Visited July 2013
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“A very nice experience that I will come back to.”
Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

Full disclosure: I am a Christian, but I really imagine that this would be interesting even for someone of a different fairh.

My wife, 16 year old and I visited the center and took the tabernacle tour. The tour was very interesting and informative and really brought the tabernacle to life for me.

We also saw the movie about the Mennonites and the Amish. Again, very informative and well done. It is shown as a three screen video presentation.

Great time. Great value.

Visited July 2013
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pnwtoc
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“Guides are very helpful”
Reviewed July 2, 2013

We stopped here to pick up our guide and to see the Tabernacle reproduction. We spent 3 hours with our guide. She took us all over the area. I have no idea what we would have done in Amish country if not for her. I have no idea how other people tour the area without a guide. She was very knowledgeable of the Amish ways. She took us away from the touristy places to where the Amish farms really were. You can’t tour an Amish home, but you can see their farms and how they live. We stopped at several of their stores to shop and meet several Amish people.

Our guide gave us one very interesting tip. If the sign says “Amish” on it, then it’s not real Amish. The Amish people don’t refer to themselves as Amish. If they are selling something they just have a sign saying what it is (homemade jams and jellies, woodworking, homemade quilts, etc). But it won’t say Amish. That’s how you can tell the difference between authentic and something trying to attract tourists. That’s not to say that a tour of a farm or something labeled Amish can’t be good or informative, but it won’t be run by Amish people.

Visited June 2013
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