Lancaster County is rich in culture, hospitality and diverse lifestyle of the locals. This city has an immense history, safe neighborhood, a cutting-edge arts scene, and it encourages entrepreneurship and investment.
Lancaster offers something for everyone. From boutiques to parks, theaters to museums, there is always something unique to explore here. Whether you are a local visitor or a tourist, here are the top five places you mustn’t miss.
American Music Theater
The 1,600-seater American Music Theater is the only theater which features both touring concerts and original shows. The theater hosts more than 300 traditional, Broadways, rock legends, and comedy live performances every year. This theater has comfortable seating arrangements and great acoustics with friendly staffs. The admission fee is fairly reasonable.
Just like its slogan, a kingdom for kids, Dutch Wonderland is truly a place for children to enjoy in Lancaster. This family amusement park includes over 30 rides and a water play area called Duke’s Lagoon, which is perfect for both children and adults. It is also a great place to celebrate birthday parties, family outing and other special occasions. The park is converted into Dutch Winter Wonderland showcasing reindeer and the Royal Light Show in the winter season.
The Fulton Theater
The Fulton Theater is an old theater which has been entertaining the Lancaster crowd for more than 150 years. Fulton Theater offers great seats and wonderful shows. It presents a wide variety of plays like Broadway caliber musicals, comedies, and dramas. From local talent to Broadway talent, Fulton Theater showcases it all.
Landis Valley Museum
Landis Valley is a living history museum, which exhibits Pennsylvania German history and culture, 1740 through 1940. With houses of different eras, a schoolhouse, firehouse, general store, and blacksmith shop, it is basically a small town recreated for visitors. This valley museum has a one-room school house, where you can try woodworking in this recreated 19th- century Pennsylvania Dutch village.
Wheatland was the former home of President James Buchanan. This place gives an insight about the Buchanan’s presidency history, and his family life. This beautiful house with beautiful furnishings tells the stories where the details of his political and personal life intersect. There is a tour guide who will give you a tour of this house. The entry fee is again very reasonable.
Come along, and explore these beautiful places in Lancaster. A lot with Pennsylvania Amish culture, our will find out different and exciting things to do in this County.
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