Headed to Lancaster PA

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  1. jkruger03

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    Any cool shops or places I should check out. Time will be limited to a couple hours on Saturday.
     
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    Kids? Dutch Wonderland and the Turkey Hill Ice Cream experience are good for little ones. The ice cream thing can be done in an hour or two.
     
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    Cool thanks man. Yes I'm with my wife and girl. She's 14 months old
     
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    I lived there for 15 years- Central Market- right off the downtown square. One of the oldest markets in the country. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday only. Amish farm stuff to modern deli. Or head out 340 to Intercourse or Bird-In-Hand and drive the Amish farms.
     
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    Definitely visit Central Market and do the drive around. Either is a great way to spend a few hours in Lancaster...
     
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    I went to HS there and still go back often. We've had season passes to Dutch Wonderland for the past 6 years.

    Are you going up there for any particular reason? If you are out on the Route 30 East side of town expect it to be extremely crowded, lots of traffic, etc. this weekend. That's the tourist side of Lancaster.

    A guitar shop called Tone Tailors recently opened in downtown. I've not been yet, but the newspaper articles and youtube clips and so forth look pretty cool.

    When my kids were around your daughters' age we'd take them to Oregon Dairy. It's free to go to, there's a nice playground, farm animals to see, etc...a pretty low-key and low-stress family outing.

    http://www.oregondairy.com/deck-and-playground
     
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    My wife has family in Lancaster. I was told that's exactly where we will be haha. Thanks for the suggestions
     
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    Make sure you stop in Intercourse,PA for a quickie.
     
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    Or you might make a wrong turn and end up here...

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    When you recover, this place

    http://www.countryknives.com/

    is a great blade store out in the country near Intercourse, if you're into that sort of thing...
     
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    cruise the valley surrounding rte 82 and see the dupont mansions.

    go to wilmington and get a proper sub from cappriotti's. you won't be sorry

    drive north and visit centralia. but don't bring the little one there. could be toxic fumes. afaik, it's still burning
     
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    Go to the Bird-In-Hand family Restaurant & Smorgasbord for breakfast. You will need to be rolled out to your car in a wheelbarrow.
     
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    There is a really cool restaurant/cigar bar in downtown about a block from the fountain/rotary that is a cool place to kill a couple hours. Forget the name. Also they have a nice minor league baseball stadium.
     
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    A ride through the countryside on the Strasburg Railroad has always been a favorite activity of mine when in the Lancaster area. Cool old steam engines with vintage passenger cars and the PA Reailroad museum is directly across the street from the station.
     
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    Beautiful place.
     
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    I wound up spending the weekend up in Lancaster too. Saturday we went to Maple Grove. Sunday and Monday we went to Hershey Park. Weather was spectacular!
     
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    The PARR museum has a really nice play area for kids too. There's a tourist farm along the RR route that is nice for smaller kids - Cherry something I think.
     

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