Things To Do in Lancaster County
Regardless of your interests, Lancaster County offers a range of activities. Watch a minor league baseball game with the Lancaster Barnstormers, visit a fun and kid-friendly amusement park like Dutch Wonderland, experience unique Amish attractions such as working farms and museums, or even take a buggy ride!
There are more things to do in Lancaster County than you can imagine.
One of the best locations to facilitate family fun in Lancaster is some of the fantastic amusement parks. Whether you enjoy roller coasters, hayrides, other rides, great food, or just being with your family, you are sure to find an amusement park in Lancaster County that meets your criteria.
For those who love the thrill of the hunt for a treasure to add to their collection, or perhaps are seeking out a specific nostalgic piece that brings them way back, Lancaster is brimming with antiques.
Where else can you find hot air balloon rides, miniature golf, amusement parks, interactive train museums, and more, than in Lancaster County? Family fun is truly synonymous with Lancaster!
Whether you are looking for a driving range in Lancaster County, or a full-fledged golf course, you will surely find it. Golf courses in Lancaster County have hosted some of the best golfers in the world, as well as an LPGA championship event.
The miniature golf courses in Lancaster County are nationally-renowned and played by travelers from all over the world ... one of our courses was ranked in a listing of the top ten best mini-golf courses by Sports Illustrated. Play them all on your next visit!
There are many movie theatres in Lancaster County. Some are large, some are small; some show the newest flicks, others allow you to see that one you missed earlier and is out of most theatres. Either way, grab some popcorn and head out to a great movie!
Some of the best museums around are found right here in Lancaster County. Whether you are interested in cars, clocks, art, local history, or the military, there is a museum in Lancaster County dedicated to your interest.
There are a plethora of parks in Lancaster County that afford visitors the opportunity to escape the droves of people and "stuff" in some of the more bustling parts of the area. Come relax and enjoy the glory of nature!
The Strasburg Railroad has drawn international accolade from its visitors; it is located right here in Lancaster County, as is the National Toy Train Museum, the State Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, and so much more. There is a reason Strasburg is considered the Train Capital of the World!
With renowned outlets, trendy boutiques, and a large mall, Lancaster County runs the gamut in terms of shopping options. There is a store in Lancaster that will meet your needs - shop at the Lancaster County outlets for great deals today!
If you love Broadway-quality shows for half the price, or prefer comedic dinner theatre, there is a theatre in Lancaster County for you.
Visit Chickies Rock County Park and Find the Ruins of the Henry Clay Furnace
Chickies Rock Park
Perhaps SummitPost.org says it best: "Chickies Rock is merely a hill if you look at it by the map. Yes, it looks a little steep, but nothing like what you see when you stand at the base and look up the 220 foot vertical wall. Impressive........yes, definitely, especially for Pennsylvania. Chickies Rock is without a doubt the premier natural rock climbing location in the state. You can go there any day of the year and there will be at any one time at least 5-10 climbers heading up the steep precipice ... It has history, history, and even more history. It is now part of the Chickies Rock County Park which contains more than 422 acres of preservation land. Much of this land along the river was part of the old Pennsylvania Canal. Prior to that it was one of the largest Indian villages discovered in Lancaster County. Even more than that, it ran lines for the PA Railroad and still is active in shipping by rail. Geologically speaking Chickies Rock is something special to many people on the east coast. It is the largest exposed Anticline on the east coast. This geological feature is very easy to pick out as the rock arches up on the north and south sides of the outcropping. The center of the anticline is located right around the northwest corner of the outcropping and it forms a mini-cave." Simply put, Chickies Rock is breathtaking, and is worth a visit on your next trip to Lancaster County.