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Mister Ed's Elephant Museum

6019 Chambersburg Rd, Orrtanna, PA 17353-9683
+1 717-352-3792
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Well worth the side trip

I found this via RoadsideAmerica. I love finding unique roadside attraction on our family trips... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Becca R
via mobile
Worth the side trip from Gettysburg!

After leaving Gettysburg, I could not go home without seeing the famous Mister Ed's! The grounds... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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You'll never forget Mister Ed's Elephant Museum, featuring more than 12,000 pachyderm figurines, circus souvenirs, political paraphernalia, toys and more. Be a kid in a candy store with more than 700 varieties of your favorites from yesteryear through today. You gotta try our more than 70 flavors of creamy homemade fudge and our fresh roasted jumbo peanuts. Stroll our whimsical gardens, count fish in our pond, or bring a blanket and have a picnic. Voted one of USA Today's "Top 10 Souvenir Shops" in the nation in 2014.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“candy store” (24 reviews)
6019 Chambersburg Rd, Orrtanna, PA 17353-9683
+1 717-352-3792
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this via RoadsideAmerica. I love finding unique roadside attraction on our family trips. Last year, we hit the Dinosaurland attraction and this place was just as fun. I love elephants and candy so it was great. The outside is very eccentric and fun...More

Thank Becca R
Reviewed 1 week ago

After leaving Gettysburg, I could not go home without seeing the famous Mister Ed's! The grounds make for quirky but harmless fun. Lots of fun surprises await as you stroll around - I won't ruin them all here! Inside, there is a very thorough candy...More

Thank Tee610
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here mostly to walk around outside as suggested and we weren't disappointed. It's not very large, but it's cute and I got lots of garden ideas. Inside there was nothing especially unusual or different. There is a small room as an elephant museum...More

Thank mnjzmom1966
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited here many years ago and the amount of elephant related stuff was incredible then. However, the museum experienced a fire in 2010 which destroyed much of the museum. Never fear, the loyal elephant loving public came to the rescue and donated MORE elephant...More

Thank jserramcorder
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place. It is about 20 minutes away from gettysburg, but worth the drive. All kinds of candy including nostalgic candy from your childhood. Many little gifts to purchase. Also has an elephant musuem with over 20,000 (?) items to look at. Animatronis elephant...More

Thank Tank002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving from Gettysburg to West Virginia we were puzzled: " why are these flip-flops hanging in the trees on the side of the road?" we wondered. Well, we were soon faced with Mr. Ed's Elephant Museum. It's not a museum, and it has nothing to...More

Thank bliming
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was not what I expected but was pleasantly surprised. Kids loved the candy shop and the great collection of Pez dispensers. Purchased fudge and assorted candy by the pound. Very touristy but well worth the stop. Must check out the garden and the pond complete...More

Thank dundeeb0y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in on my way to Gettysburg (it's right on Rte 30); what a unique roadside attraction. Before going into the store I walked my dogs in a whimsical little garden, where we were warmly greeted by P T Barnum, Mr Ed's Westie. But what...More

Thank Melanie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, this is a free attraction so set your expectations accordingly. There is a large assortment of candy and nuts to choose from. I purchased cinnamon glazed cashews and they were a tasty treat on our ride home. This is a good place...More

Thank mamabear3111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped on a whim and were thrilled by what we found. candies and sodas were neat, but the real eye openers were the gardens, the elephants, and the stories behind it all. Don't matter whether you're 6 or 60, take the time: you'll have...More

Thank David W
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