Things to do in Lancaster

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  • DCRESIDENT486
    Washington DC, DC33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited the end of March when farming resumed for the season. It was an insightful bus ride with Dale through the country side...there was no question he could not answer! It was interesting and unexpected to see how the Amish community is so co-mingled with the non-Amish.
    Written March 25, 2024
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  • JoeHend
    Bensalem, PA56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My wife and I have been tot he Fulton a number of times over the past number of years, after finding out about it. We live over 1 1/2 hrs. away, so we try to parlay out stay into a couple of shows in the area.
    This time we were in town for the production of "9 to 5" and it was excellent. The theater, itself, is beautiful, have undergone a major restoration in the 1990s re-opening in 1995.
    The theater features a couple of venues for the various productions that take place here. The Fulton rightfully sits on the National Landmark Registry.
    Written March 7, 2024
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  • travelkitty50
    Frederick, MD963 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We drove here on a very cold January day for the morning tour. There is a nice wooded lot to park in and the tickets are reasonable. We and another couple were the only ones and the tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. A very good day!
    Written March 12, 2024
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  • Jakes Mom
    Springfield, PA133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a wonderful venue. Seat are comfortable and leg room is reasonable. I was there for the Elvis Gospel Show with Mike Albert and The Stamps Quartet. Nothing I say would give this show the justice it deserves. Their performances of Elvis' gospel songs bring tears to your eyes. I would have been there for the Scott Bruce show on Saturday but the weather prevented me from attending. Saw it last year and my friends who made it Saturday raved about his show as well. Will be back next year and for however long life allows me.
    Written January 23, 2024
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  • Nicole C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place to go to get some sweet and savory treats. Easy parking and great feel. Not as big as I thought but worth the quick visit.
    Written February 11, 2024
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  • deniseleighton222
    Petawawa, Canada12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were just visiting here to fill some gaps in our schedule and we are so glad that we did! We were greeted promptly at the door by the friendly staff. We discovered that we did not have time to see the life-size replica of the Tabernacle that day, but we did have time for a free 20 minute movie/documentary on the history and life of the Amish and Mennonite people. The movie was very informative and interesting. They have some displays upstairs as well as a large souvenir and gift shop that was extremely well stocked. We returned the following day for the Tabernacle experience and we're not disappointed! It was $10 per person and it started with an introduction by a guide before entering into the Tabernacle area. Go see this display, you won't regret it!
    Written September 30, 2023
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  • JW C
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Log works, farm equipment, and crafts were very interesting. Most docents very knowledgeable and helpful. Good introductory video about Pennsylvania Dutch and founders. Clean, tidy, excellent condition, good information.
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    Written June 26, 2023
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  • Susan A
    Flowery Branch, GA8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This visitor center was so warm and inviting. It felt warm, cozy and had a welcome home feeling. It was spacious and had much merchandise from which to choose.
    Susan Joy, a tourism hostess, was very helpful. She saw that I did not have gloves and knew we were going on an hours long Amish tour on a brisk day.
    She went beyond being helpful, loaning me her personal gloves. She also gave me a plastic bag to put her gloves in (to be hung on an outside rear door handle in case the visitors’ center was closed when we returned from our tour).
    I thought we Southerns were hospitable! Susan, my name as well, was helpful in every way, shape and form. Stop by there and tell her that Susan from Georgia sang her praises on Trip Advisor. Thank you kindly. ❤️🤗🙏
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Nicole
    Lancaster, PA21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love coming here for the Christmas stuff they do every year. I love the non profit trees ! They’re my favorite thing to go look at. I love how they help the community with the non profit trees
    Written December 13, 2023
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  • jeff f
    Ambler, PA942 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was fairly cold unfortunately when we went but that didn't stop the grandkids from having a fantastic time. There is so much to do and see, it certainly is an all day event. Signage is great and the staff are all friendly and helpful. Can't wait to go back when the weather is warmer.
    Written September 28, 2023
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  • candicegaud
    Mechanicsburg, PA157 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our family of four had a blast here Sunday afternoon. My 5 and 8-year-olds didn't want to leave. It's one giant room so at first you think it might go pretty quickly but there's so much to do it occupied my boys for hours. They especially loved the water lab, cube robots, and the air tubes as well as the giant bubble maker and the music stage. For $12pp we felt the price was very fair. This is similar (but smaller) to the science museum in Pittsburgh but with way less crowds.
    Written January 21, 2024
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  • Margaret C
    63 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My niece, and I went to last evening’s (10/25 @ 8:30 PM) tour of After Dark: Exploring the Haunted History of Rock Ford. The curator, Samuel Slaymaker, gave us a tour which included several reported incidents of spiritual activity over the 19th century. He provided readings from 1900s LANCASTER newspapers of General Hand’s Home. We had a wonderful time and the atmosphere with the real candles, which were lighted, provided the spooky atmosphere appropriate to the tour’s theme. Looking forward to the Yuletide tours.
    Written October 26, 2023
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