Amish Country Attractions

The Amish ExperienceAmish Country attractions in Lancaster County PA offers a variety of options; house, country tour, media production as well as a VIP (visit in person) tour.

The Amish Farm and House gives a tour of the house and then see the farm grounds at your leisure where there are animals and many things to delight in.

Aaron and Jessisca’s Buggy Rides: ride like the Amish do in an authentic buggy or spring wagon on a 4 mile scenic route through Amish farmlands.

AAA Buggy Rides: located in the Kitchen Kettle Village, Intercouse, PA offers two different rides through Amish Country.

Antiques

The town of Columbia has many antique shops.

Lancaster County PA antiquesRivertown Antique Center is located in a 110 year-old restored tobacco warehouse along the Susquehanna River.

Burning Bridge Antiques Market has over 200 dealers, open 7 days housed in a restored 3 story brick building with over 24,000 square feet of retail space.

Partners and Friends Antique Center has a large selection of great antiques for sale.

Tollbooth Antique Market Place is a uniquely diversified mix of Antiques, Vintage, Collectibles,Retro, Industrial, and Modern Mid Century. Something for everyone!

Art Galleries

Garth Gallery & Cafe Garth: a unique art gallery and café nestled in the historic borough of Columbia in a mid-19th century storefront and carriage house in Columbia, PA.

Julia Swartz Art GalleryJonal Gallery is focused on bringing a wide range of art to Columbia,Pennsylvania and the surrounding cities and communities. Established and emerging artists alike have a home here to show their works
to an ever growing list of art lovers and art collectors.

Julia Swartz Art Gallery offers water colors, oils and prints. Julia paints a wide variety of subject.

Red Raven Art Company: offering a diverse array of artistic styles on Lancaster’s Gallery Row.

Lancaster’s Gallery Row is a nationally recognized art center.Gallery Row is the center of theLancaster art scene.

Dining

McCleary’s Irish Pub is an authentic family operated Public House here to serve you with an Irish experience right here in Lancaster County.

http://www.heritagelancaster.com/loxleys-restaurantJohn Wright Restaurant: Where York and Lancaster Meet. Enjoy casual dining in a restored warehouse along the Susquehanna River.

Country Table is famous in Lancaster County for its good home cooked meals! Something for everyone’s tastes!

Loxleys: imagine dining in the most impressive tree house ever built. The open layout and use of the natural environment give the feeling of being submersed in nature. Step inside and see why it’s unlike any restaurant in Central Pennsylvania. Feast on the extensive menu.

Entertainment

Sight and Sound is a Christian theater company based in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, operating the Millennium Theatre in Ronks, Pennsylvania and a similar facility in Branson, Missouri.

American Music Theater is Central PA’s live entertainment destination. Enjoy an unforgettable show or concert experience in the comfort and convenience of AMT.

American Music Theater Lancater PAMagic Lantern Patriotic Show: travel back over 100 years to experience an authentic “Magic Lantern” show in the only theater of its kind in the world. With a live Showman, music, spectacular images, and Victorian “special effects,” celebrate the story of our nation in a show like no other!

Dutch Apple Dinner Theater is a year-round theater presenting live musicals performed by professional performers selected from national auditions and a live orchestra with a buffet of classic American cuisine.

Fulton Theatre: today the 160+ year old Fulton Theatre is still an entertainment showcase in Lancaster. The Fulton Theatre is thought to be the oldest continuously operating theater in America and has been named a National Historic Landmark.

Markets

The mission of the Columbia Historic Market House is to carry on the vision of an in-town public market by providing a community gathering place that celebrates people, food and agricultural traditions while joining the ongoing efforts to revitalize the downtown.

Lancaster Central Market is the country’s oldest farmers’ market, in the heart of Amish country occupies a beautiful 120 year old red brick building chock-full of local character.

Museums

National Watch and Clock Museum Columbia PANational Watch and Clock Museum: explore the history of timekeeping. Over 12,000 items are in this vast collection, the largest in North America.

Wright Ferry Mansion: a jewel of early 18th-century house museums, Wright’s Ferry Mansion is also Pennsylvania’s best-kept secret, tucked away along the banks of the Susquehanna.

Burning of the Bridge Diorama  in historic Wrightsville tells the story of the burning of the Wrightsville-Columbia Bridge, one of the longest covered bridges in the world, to stop the eastern advance of Lee’s army, and the cooperation of the residents and the invaders to save the town from fire. Had the Confederates been able to cross the river at Wrightsville, it is entirely possible that the Battle of Gettysburg would not have been fought, and perhaps the Civil War would have had a different ending.

Landis Valley Farm Museum is a living history village of Pennsylvania Dutch life.

Turkey Hill Experience  in Columbia, features interactive exhibits allowing you to learn about dairy culture, the story of Turkey Hill Dairy and how the company’s ice cream is made along with many other products that Turkey Hill Dairy makes.

Recreation

Chiques Rock Outfitters: based conveniently on the Susquehanna River in Lancaster County, Columbia Pennsylvania, Chiques Rock Outfitters offers a safe, pleasant outdoor experience that novice and expert kayak and canoe paddlers alike will enjoy. Climbing and hiking guided tours also offered.

Northwest Lancaster County River Trail Shank’s Mare Outfitters specializes in sales and rentals of touring, fishing, and whitewater kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, hiking and cross country skiing gear.

The Northwest Lancaster County River Trail is a multi-purpose, public recreation trail approximately fourteen miles long. Great to hike or take a bike ride.

Hershey Park is a family theme amusement park of renown, as well as Zoo America, situated in Derry Township. Trolley tours of Hershey give history and the story of how Milton Hershey had a vision for the town and school.

Glide Ride Stables is a small, unique stable located in Lancaster County offering trail rides on a Tennessee Walking Horse or Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse.

Spooky Nook is the largest indoor sports complex in North America for teams, tournaments, specialized sports training, sports clinics, fitness, climbing and more!

cool-creek-1There are a number of great golf courses close by:

Cool Creek Golf Course

Four Seasons Golf Course

Cross Gates Golf Course

Village Greens (miniature golf)

Wineries

Nissley Estate and Winery: stone-arch winery on 300 acres with 22-year tradition of producing distinctive wines bearing its “Estate Bottled” designation.

Mount Hope Wine Gallery: a 19th-century mansion hosting a wine shop, tasting room & various festivals on the grounds.

Nissley Estate and Winery:The Vineyard at Grandview: visit The Vineyard at Grandview’s warm and friendly tasting room to enjoy a sample of fine wine or find an idyllic spot to share a picnic with friends.

Waltz Vineyards is a small, family-owned winery which specializes in estate grown, premium wines A relaxed atmosphere with fun people and top-rated, hand-crafted wines!

Moon Dance Winery: the charming atmosphere with stunning views of the vineyards and surrounding countryside is Pennsylvania Wine Country at its finest.