Lancaster, PA, is known as the heart of Amish country. In fact, Lancaster is home to the oldest Amish settlement in America. With a population of around 16,000-18,000 Old Order Amish living in Lancaster County, the area is also known as Pennsylvania Dutch Country.
While experiencing the ways of the Amish is one of the main attractions to Lancaster, PA, there are a variety of things to do and see in our city. Read on to learn more about all there is to discover in Lancaster!
Amish Farm and House Countryside Tours: As the original mini-bus tour through Amish Country, Amish Farm and House Countryside Tours takes visitors on a 90-minute ride through the charming farmland surrounding Lancaster. The tours are interactive and personalized, and you’re sure to learn lots about the varying Amish communities living throughout the county!
Fulton Theatre: Enjoy a Broadway-style production at Lancaster County’s professional regional theatre. As a National Historic Landmark, the Fulton puts on a number of comedies, dramas, and musicals every year, attracting talent from both near and far to the stage. Over 160 years old, the Fulton Theatre is an important landmark not to be missed on your next trip.
American Music Theatre: This historic theater has been hosting award-winning performers across genres for decades, offering the ultimate family experience. Whether it’s country music, pop music, or Broadway-level performance you crave, the AMT has it.
Dutch Wonderland: If you’ve got kids with you – or if you’re just a kid at heart – consider stopping by Dutch Wonderland, one of the best amusement parks in the state. A combination of top-notch performers and rides make Dutch Wonderland an experience you won’t forget.
Central Market: If shopping is more of your forte, check out Lancaster’s historical Central Market, which is one of the oldest famers markets in the country. Enjoy not only fresh produce, but local delicacies and traditions – such as scrapple.
On Orange: If you’re looking for something to eat, you can’t go wrong at On Orange, a local staple that has been around for years. Their menu offers both regional favorites and classics, so there’s definitely something for everyone.
Checkers Bistro: Lastly, whether it’s lunch or dinnertime, we also recommend Checkers Bistro, an “unforgettable dining experience” that utilizes local markets and farms, where you can get the best seafood around.
There’s lots to see and do in Lancaster, PA, so be sure to explore when you’re here! And don’t forget to stop into Lancaster Nissan to say hello, look around, and take a test drive around our town. We can’t wait to see you!