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PA Tourism – Things To Do In Lancaster

Things to Do in Lancaster County, PA

Lancaster County is home to Pennsylvania Dutch Country and Lancaster City, a marvelous blend of country charms and sophisticated culture. From Clipper Magazine Stadium to Kitchen Kettle Village, explore all the things you can see, do, and experience in and around Lancaster. Don't have time to plan the perfect business or leisure trip? You can hire Alegre Concierge Services to show you how to efficiently take advantage of all Lancaster has to offer.

Antique Shopping

Known as “Antiques Capital USA,” Adamstown is truly a treasure trove of antiques and collectibles. From some of the first automobiles to handcrafted vases, there are literally thousands of vendors here, as well as shops and restaurants. For more information, visit http://www.antiquescapital.com/

Lancaster Barnstormers

The Lancaster Barnstormers, of the Freedom Division of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball , play in Clipper Magazine Stadium just a short walk from the hotel's front door! The stadium seats 6,000 fanswith plenty of food and fun for all ages. If you want to be at the center of it all, choose Lancaster Arts Hotel. For more information about the Lancaster Barnstormers, check out http://www.lancasterbarnstormers.com/

Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire

Held at Mount Hope Estate and Winery, August through October, the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire has brought fantasy and romance to Pennsylvania Dutch Country for almost 30 years. Experience an Elizabethan village with all of the entertainment and excitement that go with it. Other year-round highlights include the Swashbuckler Brewery and the Theater at Mount Hope. Visit http://www.parenfaire.com/

Hersheypark/Water Park

What do you love more, chocolate or roller coasters? You don’t have to choose when you visit Hersheypark, in Hershey, Pennsylvania. This theme park has it all  -  thrill rides, kiddie’s rides, attractions, shops, eateries, and of course, that delicious confectionery treat. Located 28 miles, the Lancaster Arts Hotel can give you quick, easy access to Rt 283.  Visit http://www.hersheypark.com/index.php

Strasburg Rail Road

Kids and adults alike love exploring the Strasburg Rail Road in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Learn about the 180 year old history of this great passage. There’s plenty to do at the East Strasburg Station, from eating aboard the train, to taking a ride, and you may even spot Thomas the Train!. Visit http://www.strasburgrailroad.com/

Lancaster Science Factory

Let your little explorers get up close and personal to the world of science at the Lancaster Science Factory. The Factory makes its home in the former Urban Place Kerr factory. Discover a variety of exhibits, from Brain Teasers to Alternative Energy Sources to Newton’s Laws. Visit http://www.lancastersciencefactory.com/

National Christmas Center

Revel in the magic of Christmas all year round! The National Christmas Center in Paradise, PA, preserves the Christmas spirit with special exhibits, mementos, and more. To find out about hours and the latest events, visit http://www.nationalchristmascenter.com/

Theatres & Concert Venues

  • American Music Theatre - 1,600-seat theatre in Lancaster, Pennsylvania that hosts over 300 live concerts and performances each year: From Broadway shows to rock concerts and comedy club performers to the hottest country music concerts.  www.amtshows.com 
  • Sight & Sound Theatre –  A Christian based theatre company that visualizes and dramatizes Biblical truth through live stage performances. www.sight-sound.com
  • Chameleon Club – A concert venue located in Downtown Lancaster that hosts a variety of unique musical talents. www.chameleonclub.net
  • Fulton Theatre & Opera House – A premier theatre and National Historic Landmark that showcases Broadway caliber musicals, comedies and dramas with the magnificence of ornate Victorian architecture. www.thefulton.org

The Amish Experience

  • The Amish Farm and House – Lancaster’s first and all-inclusive Amish Heritage Site. A fun and educational experience!  http://www.amishfarmandhouse.com/
  • Aaron and Jessica’s Buggy Rides – Take a ride in an Amish Buggy,  enjoy homemade pretzels, cookies and lots of fun! http://www.amishbuggyrides.com/
  • The Amish Village – Take an authentic look at today’s Amish Lifestyle – a one room schoolhouse, blacksmith shop, smokehouse market and more! http://theamishvillage.net/
  • The Amish Experience – Go on a guided tour of a true Amish home, Farm, and School house.  Family Style dining is avaialble at the Plain and Fancy Dining Room! http://amishexperience.com/ 

Local Museums

  • James Buchanan’s Wheatland - Wheatland was the home and estate of 15th U.S. President James Buchanan.  Visit the Wheatland house and grounds, and learn more about this pre-Civil War politician. For more information, go to http://www.wheatland.org/
  • The Lancaster Museum of Art - The museum is located in a Greek Revival style mansion built by Clement Grubb in 1845-46. It seeks to educate the public about fine art through its permanent collection as well as visiting works.  Visit http://www.lmapa.org/
  • Rock Ford Plantation - Elegant 1794 Georgian mansion of Gen. Edward Hand, of the Continental Army;  Rock Ford Plantation is comprised of 33 acres at the southeastern edge of Lancaster City surrounded by Lancaster County Central Park.  Seasonal events and tours are available. www.rockfordplantation.org
  • Hands-on House - Where playing and learning go hand-in-hand! Interactive exhibits and programs for adults and children age 2-10 to explore together. www.handsonhouse.org
  • North Museum of Natural History and Science – A museum that inspires curiosity and a love of science in children and adults of all ages. Through unique exhibits, fun events and educational programming, this is a venue not to miss! www.northmuseum.org
  • Demuth Museum - The Demuth Museum is a great attraction that is dedicated to developing awareness, understanding and appreciation of the artwork and legacy of Charles Demuth, renowned American modernist painter and his family's contributions to the Lancaster community. www.demuth.org

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