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Posted: 08/04/2023 | by Tori

Route 30 Outlet Shopping and Attractions

PA Dutch Country attractions & Lancaster outlet shopping along Pennsylvania Route 30

In Lancaster County, there exists a well-known stretch of road called Route 30. This area is home to several PA Dutch Country attractions, with a focus on Lancaster County's culture and the Pennsylvania Amish community. Additionally, there is an amusement park designed specifically for children to enjoy. However, Route 30 is most famously known for the Lancaster, PA outlets.

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Route 30 is most famous for the Lancaster, PA outlets.

Two top-notch outlet shopping hot spots, Tanger Outlets and the Shops @ Rockvale, are located in this area. Between the two locations, you’ll find everything you need to check off your list, all at great prices. Tanger Outlets features over 70 stores including brands you love like Under Armour, Alfred Dunner, H&M, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, and more. Get your sweets fix with a visit to River Street Sweets-Savannah's Candy Kitchen. About a mile down the road, the Shops @ Rockvale is home to great deals, exciting activities like axe throwing at Hatchet & Axe, Busy Bodies Play Cafe where kids can run free, and restaurants for your pleasure.

Located just seconds away from both Lancaster, PA outlet centers, Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park houses more than 35 kid-friendly rides, including roller coasters, a water playground, and live entertainment. Youngsters will love exploring this kingdom for kids! A favorite PA Dutch Country's attraction, Dutch Wonderland is a family adventure that's not to be missed.

Visitors interested in learning more about the Pennsylvania Amish and Mennonite traditions will enjoy the Amish Farm & House, a living-heritage attraction. Take a guided or self-guided tour around the grounds and farmhouse to learn about the Old Order Amish, or hop on a bus and wander the backroads are you learn along the way.

To learn even more about Lancaster County’s plain culture, be sure to visit the Mennonite Life Visitors Center, which offers a complimentary movie, exhibits, books, gifts, “step-on” guides, and personalized tours of the countryside for you to gain in-depth knowledge of how Lancaster County's plain culture thrives.

If you’re looking to catch a show, you’re in luck. Route 30 is home to the American Music Theatre, presenting celebrity concerts, original shows, and a holiday spectacular. Their performances cover a variety of entertainment genres for all ages.

Where to Eat:

In the midst of these PA Dutch Country attractions are a number of Lancaster County restaurants to suit every taste. For those craving the hearty flavors of PA Dutch cuisine, find your way to Miller’s Smorgasbord Restaurant & Bakery, where you can savor traditional heritage dishes and freshly baked goodies. Dienner’s Country Restaurant offers a smorgasbord full of PA Dutch classics for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Maybe you’re craving craft beer and new American cuisine – if so, Lancaster Brewing Co. Taproom & Grill is the spot for a cold IPA paired with a thin-crust pizza, zesty fish tacos, or a hearty sandwich. They’re serving up award-winning brews, made nearby in Downtown Lancaster.

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Where to Stay:

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, motels, bed & breakfasts, and campgrounds offer comfortable amenities and top-notch hospitality that will help you feel right at home.

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