Six Reasons to Stop by the Discover Lancaster Visitors Center
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If you are traveling to Lancaster, PA be sure to plan a stop at our Visitors Center located right off of Route 30’s Greenfield Road exit. Inside you will find local information, clean restrooms and friendly faces there to welcome you. If these reasons alone aren’t enticing enough, here are a few more reasons why you should stop by our Visitor Center…
1. A clean, safe stop
We know stopping with kids can be a process, so we try to always provide a family friendly environment. Our Visitors Center offers clean, spacious restrooms, plenty of parking, and outdoor picnic tables for a nice snacking area. So whether you are traveling with your crew, your dog, or just yourself you are sure to feel comfortable stopping. Plus, we are right off the exit so you don’t need to worry about traveling too far off the main route.
2. Real people who give real directions and information
Our Visitor Centers’ staff are the best local guides to Lancaster that you could meet. They know all of the backroads where the best farm stands are, and can give you clear, concise directions to anywhere in the county. Whatever your question, they are sure to know the answer. They are experts on where to stay, what to eat, which show to see and even “how to become Amish” (they surprisingly get asked this a lot!).
3. Maps, brochures, Special offers- oh my!
Sometimes when you are on the backroads of Lancaster, Siri just won’t cut it. It’s nice to have a map handy to get around, and we have them. We also have free experience trails you can follow to visit different businesses and earn points towards special prizes (available only through pick up at the Discover Lancaster Visitors Center).
4. Mr. Sticky’s Famous Sticky Buns
Located in the same parking lot as the Visitor’s Center, Mr. Sticky’s is a notorious local favorite. Fair warning, as all locals know these sticky buns are “extremely addictive” and also amazingly delicious. Grab one as a sweet treat to go with your coffee to revive you from your drive.
5. Our Art Gallery & Gift Shop
Our Visitors Center includes a beautiful, naturally lit gallery which features local artists from around Lancaster County. From paintings, to pottery, to hand stitched quilts and quillows, the work in the Visitors Center gallery is superb. Our gift shop also features locally made goods ranging from sea-salted caramels all the way to handcrafted furniture. You are sure to find the something to take back home with you.
6. Our New (as of 2023) Video!
The Discover Lancaster is proud to present a new short film showing in our Visitors Center Theater. A Patchwork of Neighbors, depicts the essence of Lancaster County through personal stories told by locals. We even have exclusive voice over from an Amish person! This engaging film is the perfect way to understand the patchwork that makes up our dynamic destination. The film plays on a continuous loop during normal Visitors Center hours.
So next time you come this way, stop in and say “hello,” we can’t wait to see you and share everything we can with you about our beautiful Lancaster County. We may have humble roots, but we love to brag about all that there is to do around here. If you can’t wait to come explore check out our Getaway Guide (order here) or sign up for our e-newsletter to stay in the know.