Posted: 06/06/2024

Unique Experiences in Lancaster County, PA

Looking for something off the beaten path in Lancaster? Check out these unique experiences!

String lights illuminate the Catacombs at Bube's Brewery in Lancaster.

Adventure Explorations
Adventure Explorations offers guided outdoor adventures including climbing, fishing, kayaking, and more in Lancaster, PA. They can also create a tailored experience to suit your needs.

Amish Meals at Home with Samuel and Ruth Lapp
Ruth and Samuel host groups in their home and serve up dinner selections such as chicken pot pie, roast beef, potatoes, vegetables, homemade bread and more. Meals with the Lapp family are by reservation only.

Barry’s Car Barn

In Intercourse, PA, take a trip down memory lane at Barry’s Car Barn! American muscle cars from the 50s, 60s, and 70s are on display along with signage and other fun car-related items from the time.

The BeadWorks

In Lancaster City, build your own earrings, necklaces, or bracelets at The BeadWords. You can also shop for rocks, fossils, and other goodies here.

Bube’s Brewery

Bube’s Brewery is a historic restaurant in Mount Joy, PA. Bube’s offers a variety of unique experiences such as dining in the catacombs (pictured above), ghost tours, pirate feasts and more. Keep your eye out for their fun events!

BUiLDiNG CHARACTER is Downtown Lancaster’s largest retail destination and their mission is simple: offer vintage, recycled and handmade goods at great prices. Inventory at their 70+ independent shops changes quickly, so it’s best to stop in often.

Carlisle Sports Emporium
Carlisle Sports Emporium offers so many activities to do with the family, friends, or even with a date! From indoor and outdoor go-karts to laser tag, arcade games, batting cages and even mini-golf! There is so much to do here that you'll have endless fun!

Decades is a six-lane bowling alley in Lancaster City that also features a restaurant, bar, and vintage arcade games. At this unique location, you can order drinks and food straight to your lane!

Demuth Museum

The Demuth Museum offers rotating views of a permanent collection of Charles Demuth originals, as well as the ability to see where he created over 1,000 works of art.

Historic Lancaster Walking Tour

Take a step back in time and learn about Lancaster’s rich history as one of the oldest inland cities in the country. You’ll take a stroll through Lancaster City while learning about how today's Lancaster came to be.

Indian Echo Caverns
In Hummelstown, PA you can take a 45-minute guided tour of Indian Echo Caverns and see the stunning natural beauty of the cavern.

Lancaster Science Factory
Lancaster Science Factory is home to over 70 interactive and educational exhibits. Play in the Water Lab, build bridges in the Engineering Zone, and more. From 5-7pm on the first Friday of every month the Science Factory is free.


Laserdome is a family fun center near Spooky Nook Sports where you can play arcade games and play laser tag! After 8pm, adults can BYOB and let the fun begin.

LoKal Experiences

LoKal Experiences offers a range of tours including a History & Craft Beer Walk, Tour & Meal with an Amish Family, Sweet & Savory Tour, and more unique experiences to see a new side of Lancaster.

Madcap & Co.
Downtown Lancaster's go-to gift-and-specialties shop since 2015, Madcap & Co. offers hundreds of local, regional, U.S.-made, and fair trade products

Refreshing Mountain Wildlife Center
Refreshing Mountain is often most known for their cabins and ziplining, but they are also home to a wildlife center! Get up close with snakes, amphibians, lizards, birds of prey and more. Guides safely handle the animals, providing facts and fun along the way.

Smoketown Helicopter Tours
See Lancaster from new heights by taking a helicopter tour. Whether you have a little bit of time, or a lot of time, there’s a variety of helicopter tours available to suit your needs.

Southern Market
Southern Market is a unique food hall in Lancaster City, featuring 10+ eclectic eateries with everything from pho and sushi to ice cream and waffles. In the center of the market is Bar 1888, featuring a menu of drinks designed to pair with Southern Market's flavors and "remixed classics."

Strasburg Scooter Tours

Enjoy a guided tour of Lancaster’s backroads by hopping in a 50cc scooter. Tours include Covered Bridge, Date Night, Ice Cream Experience, Spooky Scoot, Thanksgiving Day Tour, Scootin’ with Santa and more.

Join the Lancaster County Ice Cream Trail

The Salty Turtle Float Center
Find REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) at Salty Turtle Float Center. Float therapy is a holistic health treatment that can allow both mind and body to feel more relaxed.

Wolf Sanctuary of PA
In Northern Lancaster County you can meet the packs that call the Wolf Sanctuary of PA home. As you make your way through the sanctuary, learn about wolf behavior and biology or even come back for a full moon tour!

Verdant View Farm

Experience an authentic farm by learning how to milk a cow, feed a calf, visit a historic barn, and take a guided walking tour to catch a glimpse of Lancaster’s agricultural heritage.

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