There's a few-mile stretch of road in Lancaster County that the locals just refer to as Route 30. This corridor is packed with PA Dutch Country attractions, many focusing on the cultural of Lancaster County and the Pennsylvania Amish. There's also an amusement park kingdom built especially for kids. But perhaps for what Route 30 is most famous are the Lancaster, PA outlets.
With all of the things to do along Route 30, it's no wonder there's plenty of Lancaster hotels, motels and restaurants to help you recharge after a day filled with exploring, shopping, riding, or whatever you discover.
Discover Lancaster Visitors Center
Make the Discover Lancaster Visitors Center - located just off the Greenfield Road exit of Route 30 - your first stop when you arrive in Lancaster County for all your travel needs! You'll find loads of PA Dutch Country maps and brochures of the region as well as expert advice from our friendly, local travel consultants. These experts are happy to assist with Lancaster lodging arrangements and dining reservations, all the while offering tips for activities, attractions and special out-of-the-way places. The Visitors Center also features free wireless Internet access, a brief Lancaster County film and 1-hour Amish Farmlands Tours.
Lancaster, PA Outlets
Conveniently located along Route 30 are two top-notch outlet shopping hot spots: Rockvale Outlets Lancaster and Tanger Outlet Center. Between the two locations, you'll find everything you need to check off your gift list - or treat yourself! - and all at great bargains. Check out the brand-name items from 160+ stores, such as Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Pottery Barn, GAP, Fossil, Kenneth Cole, Coach, J.Crew and many, many more!
PA Dutch Country Attractions & Cultural Activities
Route 30 has lots of PA Dutch Country attractions to keep you busy all day long. Visitors interested in learning more about the Pennsylvania Amish and Mennonite traditions will enjoy the Amish Farm and House, a fully-functional Pennsylvania Dutch farm. Here, take guided or self-guided tours around the grounds and farmhouse to learn about the Old Order Amish. To learn more about Lancaster County's plain culture, be sure to visit the Mennonite Information Center, which offers a free movie, exhibit, books, gifts and "step-on guides" for personalized tours of the Amish countryside.
Route 30 is also host to many cultural activities, such as theater and interactive educational centers. The American Music Theatre presents more than 50 celebrity concerts and holiday shows each year, covering a variety of entertainment genres for all ages.
Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park
Youngsters will love exploring this kingdom for kids! Located just seconds away from both Lancaster, PA outlet centers, Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park houses more than 30 kid-friendly rides, including roller coasters, water play, miniature golf and live entertainment. Characters such as Duke the Dragon and the Princess of Dutch Wonderland also welcome kids for special events designed to educate and entertain! A favorite PA Dutch Country's attraction, Dutch Wonderland is a family adventure that's not to be missed.
Lancaster, PA Hotels, Motels & Restaurants
In the midst of these PA Dutch Country attractions are a number of Lancaster County restaurants to suit every taste. Here you can find Pennsylvania Dutch favorites, gourmet cuisine, casual eateries and quick snacks and treats. There are not enough hours in a single day to take in all that Lancaster County has to offer, so take advantage of the convenient PA lodging options along Route 30. A variety of Lancaster hotels and motels offer comfortable amenities and top-notch hospitality that will help you feel right at home.
With over 35 rides, attractions, and shows, Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement is the perfect place to spend time together!find out more
Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery
Tour the original bakery, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting, and taste the results of 150+ years of pretzel baking heritage.find out more