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Columbia, PA:
The Turkey Hill Experience is located at 301 Linden Street. The facility features interactive exhibits allowing you to learn about dairy culture, the story of Turkey Hill Dairy, and how the company’s ice cream and iced tea flavors are selected and created. You can create your own virtual ice cream flavor, sit in a vintage milk truck, milk mechanical cows, and star in your own Turkey Hill commercial. There’s plenty of free samples of iced tea and ice cream too! (844) 847-4884  

The National Watch and Clock Museum is located at 514 Poplar Street. The Museum features the largest collection of timepieces in North America – more than 13,000 from around the world, including a German table clock from about 1570. Visiting the Museum is the closest you can come to time travel. From prehistory to the space age, the items on display delight visitors of all ages. At the Museum one can enjoy the sights and sounds of watches and clocks from around the world, be inspired by the artistry and science of timepieces, and marvel at the inner workings of timekeepers of all shapes and sizes. There is also a gift shop. (717) 684-8261


Cornwall, PA:

Cornwall Furnace is located at 94 Rexmont Road. It is a survivor of the early American iron industry, built in 1742 and closed in 1883. Visitors can explore the Gothic Revival buildings where cannons, stoves, and pig iron were cast. Furnace, blast equipment, and related buildings still stand as they did over a century ago. (717) 272-9711  


Elizabethtown, PA:
Ironstone Ranch is located at 1 Hollinger Lane. It is a working horse ranch and farm property, covering over 275 acres of scenic pastures and woodlands. They offer miles of trails for horseback riding, hay wagon or carriage rides. Experience ranch activities, roast s’mores over one of their massive fire pits, utilize the riding arena and view the natural wildlife in this most remarkable setting! Schedule your wedding or other event also! (717) 902-9791  


Lancaster, PA:

Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum is located at 2451 Kissel Hill Road. This is a family-oriented child friendly environment with daily hands on activities for everyone. There is a playroom, craft activities, pottery shop, scavenger hunts and take home activity sheets. There are occasional wagon rides offered that circle the 100 acre historic grounds where you can experience all the sights and sounds of the surrounding village and farms. There is a calendar of events to check out online. Every generation will enjoy this. (717) 569-0401  
 
Amish Farm and House is located at 2395 Covered Bridge Drive. Much to do here. The house tour is in the 1805 farmhouse, which was last occupied by a real Amish family and is furnished like a modern Amish house. The guide explains Amish history, clothing, customs and culture. The farm tour is a 15 Acre farm that was part of a 1715 grant from PA’s founder, William Penn. There are walking paths where you will see a wide variety of farm animals, historic barns and an original blacksmith shop. There is a one room schoolhouse located on the property. Visit with local artisans such as a woodcarver or the resident quilter. This farm has the original 90 minute bus tour through the Amish farmlands! (717) 394-6185 

Dutch Wonderland is located at 2249 Lincoln Highway East. This family theme park was designed for families with young children in mind. Open since 1963, it offers rides, attractions, a water play area and loads of fun for everyone. It truly is a Kingdom for Kids! Enjoy Duke’s Lagoon for kid sized slides, multi-level waterplay platform, a variety of spray nozzles and tipping cones. Cross over to Exploration Island and discover dinosaurs on the prehistoric path or dig up ancient fossils in the sand pits. Let the kids drive around the island on the Turnpike or take a relaxing boat ride on the Gondola Cruise. Start your next adventure right there. (717) 291-1888
 

Lititz, PA:
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is located at 219 E. Main Street. Founded in 1861, it is the first commercial pretzel bakery in America. Get a hands on lesson in pretzel twisting, take a tour of the facility and taste the results of 150+ years of pretzel baking heritage! Located in the middle of beautiful PA Dutch Country. Groups are welcome. See the original ovens built by Julius Sturgis and learn the history of pretzel making in America. (717) 626-4354

Wolf Sanctuary of PA is located at 465 Speedwell Forge Road. In the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, quietly secured on 80 plus acres of natural woodland, you will find the home of the Wolves of Speedwell. For nearly 40 years, the Darlington Family has offered refuge to gray wolves and wolf-dogs. Originally created as a private rescue, it has grown into an educational facility. They offer public tours where guides lead guests around to several of the packs, providing information about the wolves as well as information about their biology and conservation. There is also a sanctuary gift shop. (717) 626-4617    

 
Mount Joy, PA:
Eastland Alpacas is located at 2089 Risser Mill Road. This is a 30 Acre farm that provides quality animals and breedings to improve each generation of offspring. In addition to raising alpacas, they have an on-site farm store stocked with unique items made from alpaca fiber. Visitors are always welcome to see the alpacas and they participate in a variety of community events. (717) 653-2757  

 
Pequea, PA:
Sickman’s Mill is located at 671 Sand Hill Road. This historic 19th century flour and grist roller mill was built in 1793 then rebuilt in 1862. It features a 4.5 story stone grist mill in working condition. They offer tubing on the Pequea Creek and tubing party packages. There is also a vacation home rental. (717) 872-5951  
 

Ronks, PA:
The Amish Village is located at 199 Hartman Bridge Road. It is located in the heart of Amish country. Take an authentic look at today’s Amish lifestyle. It is located on 12 scenic acres and allows visitor tours of the smokehouse market, blacksmith shop and a real Amish property to include a one-room schoolhouse. They have an actual Amish schoolteacher who is occasionally available to chat with guests and answer their questions about Amish education. (717) 687-8511  

Mascot Roller Mills and Ressler Family Home is located at 2900 Stumptown Road. The remarkably preserved water-powered grain mill sends visitors back in time to learn about the milling history along the banks of scenic Mill Creek. The adjacent 1855 Miller’s house, once home to 3 generations of the Ressler family, offers a charming look at early 20th century housekeeping and family life. The home is preserved just as it was when the earliest Resslers offered neighbors the finest flour and neighborly hospitality. Visit and journey back to a simpler time when milling was a staple of the Lancaster County farming community. (717) 656-7616

A is for Amish Buggy Rides is located at 312 Paradise Lane. Travel down back country roads in the heart of Amish country with the most knowledgeable and friendliest drivers. Born and raised in Lancaster county, the drivers are all from the Amish, Mennonite, and Brethren communities.  The buggy ride will produce an unforgettable Amish experience as they are located in the most rural Amish area away from the hustle and bustle. They offer ride options and places to visit. Tour an Amish dairy farm, miniature horse farm, quilt shop, woodworking shop, craft store, and much more. Meet the people, feel free to ask questions and listen to them give you history and explain Amish life. They will point out landmarks, you can visit the farm and enjoy the free petting zoo. There are picnic areas, barnyard, silo to climb and more. (717) 725-8664

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is located at 150 Cherry Hill Road. This is a 15-acre adventure farm, with 50+ Farm Fun activities, including the Hay Chute Slide and Straw Bale Racer, Jump Pillow, Farm Tour Wagon Ride, Petting Zoo and Farm Experience Center, Corny’s Ball-cade, and of course the famous Corn Maze. (717) 687-6843

The Strasburg Railroad is located at 301 Gap Road. When you visit, the first thing you can expect is an authentic experience of a real steam railroad. It has five working steam locomotives and 20 operating passenger cars. You will take a 45-minute, round-trip ride through the tranquil Amish countryside to Paradise, PA and back. During the ride, you will receive an audio commentary providing interesting facts, history and information about the railroad and surrounding area all at a nice pace. You will see more than 2,500 acres of Lancaster County farmland from your window, much of this farmed by Amish neighbors. This land supports livestock as well as crops. You will have the opportunity to disembark and enjoy old-fashioned fun at Groff’s Grove or Leaman Place Grove, convenient recreation areas along the railroad’s route for mid-way boarding or unloading. (866) 725-9666


Willow Street, PA:
The 1719 Herr House & Museum is located at 1849 Hans Herr Drive. Visitors go on a guided tour that explores 2 buildings that contain artifacts, architecture, stories, and experiences of Native Americans and German European cultures. The Longhouse is the type of dwelling Native Americans used here before the arrival of European dwellings. The Herr House is the oldest surviving building in Lancaster County. (717) 464-4438