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 culture of Lancaster County and the Pennsylvania Amish. There’s also an amusement park built especially for kids. But perhaps what Route 30 is most famous for are 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, H&M, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, and more. About a mile down the road, the Shops @ Rockvale is home to over 50 shops and restaurants for your shopping 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, 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 Information Center, which offers a free movie, exhibits, books, gifts, and “step-on” guides for personalized tours of the countryside.
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 Restaurant, Smorgasbord & Bakery, where you can savor tradition heritage dishes and freshly baked goodies. Dienner’s Country Restaurant offers a smorgasbord full of PA Dutch classics for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When that sweet tooth is calling, Dutch Haven is the place to stop for shoo-fly pie. This sweet treat is the perfect ending to any meal – or maybe even a mid-day snack.
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.
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.
Old Mill Stream Campground
The Inn at Paradise
Roamers’ Retreat Campground
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Lancaster East at the Outlets
After Eight Bed & Breakfast
Sleep Inn & Suites by Choice Hotel – Ronks
Candlelight Inn at Ronks
Budget Hotel Inn
Tru by Hilton Lancaster East
La Quinta Inn & Suites
Other Places to Visit:
Bible History Exhibits
Rainbow’s Comedy Playhouse
Lost Treasure Mini Golf
Locally Made Food Shop
Cocalico Creek Country Store
Quilt Shop at Miller’s Smorgasbord
Jake’s Country Trading Post
White Horse Antiques at Paradise
Cackleberry Farm Antique Mall