Posted: 07/13/2023 | by Olivia

Attractions in Lancaster, PA

Soar to new heights and see the county from a birds-eye view or learn to paint like a pro. Whatever you do in Lancaster, be sure to share some goodness and take in each experience.


Find out what it's really like to live like the Amish at one of our immersive experiences.

  • Experience Lancaster’s living heritage at America’s first Amish attraction, the Amish Farm and House
  • Take a guided tour of the 1840’s Amish farmhouse and explore the 12-acre village grounds at The Amish Village.

Outdoor Adventures

Here in Lancaster County, we have plenty of history which brings spooky adventures.

  • Take a walk on the spooky side with Ghost Tours of Lancaster, featuring 300 years of haunted history from fatal curses to star-crossed lovers.

If you're looking to include animals in your outdoor adventures, Lancaster County has got you covered.

  • The Wolf Sanctuary of PA, is a natural habitat for displaced wolves and wolfdogs. The only way to view the wolves is by tour, so be sure to check their website for tour dates and times.
  • For farmland fun, stop by Cherry Crest Adventure Farm. Admission to the farm includes the Amazing Maize Maze, Farm Tour Wagon Ride, Hay Jump, Strawbale Racer and lots more!

Miniature Golf, Bowling, and Laser Tag

Safari scenes, pirate ships, and waterfalls are just a few of the things you’ll see on Lancaster County miniature golf courses.

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Cool off after a fun round of mini-golf with ice some! Join the Lancaster County Ice Cream Trail where you can save with special deals, earn points, and redeem prizes through the end of September.

  • Bowl, drink, and dine at Decades. This six-lane boutique bowling alley and arcade is located in the historic Stahr Armory in Downtown Lancaster.

Family Fun

Itching for some adventure? Lancaster is filled with attractions suited for thrill seekers.

  • Take a ride on America’s oldest operating railroad at Strasburg Rail Road. Soak in the scenery as you travel through Lancaster County’s beautiful farmland.
  • The Choo Choo Barn features more than 1,700 square feet of special model train displays.
  • Head over to the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. The premier museum of railroading features a world-class collection of more than 100 historic locomotives and vintage railroad cars.
  • Create your own ice cream flavor, learn about dairy culture, and enjoy endless ice cream samples at the Turkey Hill Experience.
  • Stop by Tiny Town where kids can explore nine luxury playhouses sure to ignite creativity and curiosity.
  • Tap into your inner Sherlock Holmes at the Escape Room Lancaster. This unique, interactive experience is sure to challenge your mind and put teamwork to the test.

Arts, Museum, and History

Enjoy classic and new critically acclaimed shows while you munch on an All-American meal.

  • Magic & Wonder Dinner Theater features dazzling costumes, sidesplitting comedy, and crowd-pleasing variety, this family-friendly show offers something for everyone – and the jaw-dropping illusions will make you feel like a kid again.
  • Get hands on at Lancaster Science Factory as you learn, experience, and explore. Through exhibits, work stations and mini-labs, children can experiment and create as they learn the principles and application of science in engineering and technology.
  • Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is another hands-on educational experience in Lititz, PA. Learn how to twist a pretzel at the first commercial pretzel bakery in America.
  • Engage your inner artist at Painting with a Twist. Bring your own wine to enjoy as the talented instructors walk you through step-by-step how to create a masterpiece.
  • For a perfectly relaxing activity, The PotteryWorks is open for walk-ins or appointments. Instructors will guide you through the decorating and glazing process then fire your pottery in the kiln for pick-up a week later.

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Memories are just waiting to be made at Lancaster, PA’s many family-friendly attractions.

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