Activities for a Rainy Day in Lancaster

What to Do in Lancaster When it Rains

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  • Amber
    North Carolina60 contributions
    Give yourself about two hours to really walk through and enjoy this place! We walked through once to look and then a second time to buy. Due to traveling, we weren’t able to buy meat and produce like we would have wanted but we were able to go through and try a lot of different things.
    Written 23 September 2022
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  • Chris and Alison USA
    Hackettstown, NJ600 contributions
    Front row seats to Jersey Boys was such a treat for my wife and I!

    PRO: Exceptional show, acting, story, music. I was concerned I was going to be blasted by speakers in the front row. Not a problem. Great acoustics and levels.

    CON: None!

    Looking at the theater, any seat you get will be ideal to watch any show they have!
    Written 16 August 2022
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  • Anthony M. P
    Seaford, DE82 contributions
    My wife and I had our first date on Sept 12, 1964. We saw the movie Bikini Beach with Frankie Avalon. He performed at the American Music Theater on Sept 11, 2022. It was the eve of the 58th anniversary of our first date. The theater suggested a tribute to be played during the pre-concert slide show. After the show we got to meet Frankie Avalon at the stage door and get his autograph. I couldn't have asked for a more rewarding experience to help celebrate our special event.
    Written 13 September 2022
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  • Chrissn628
    Pennsylvania114 contributions
    The tour of Wheatland was really interesting. The tour guide was excellent and dressed like Buchanan. He had extensive knowledge of Wheatland and Buchanan. The tour was well worth it. The movie in the visitor center was not so great. It brought up Buchanan's sexuality several times which we did not feel was necessary. More information on his early life would be an improvement.
    Written 2 October 2022
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  • Tevye V
    11 contributions
    I absolutely loved visiting the Tabernacle! The person leading the tour was very friendly and knowledgeable. I was really in aww over being there. Wanted to visit for two years now.
    Written 7 September 2022
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  • Holland1965
    Pigeon Forge, TN10 contributions
    Very helpful with information regarding the area and surrounding areas. Gettysburg, Hershey and Amish county
    Written 3 August 2022
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  • Deirdre
    New Jersey8 contributions
    Great experience. Our Tour Guide Tom was fantastic. Beautiful house and scenery. Great area to walk your dogs as well. Highly recommend.
    Written 27 July 2022
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  • CATHY W
    4 contributions
    Found this while researching things to do.very informative! It gives you a real life size of what the tabernacle looked like. Also learned a lot about the history if the Mennonites and Amish
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Mama Travels
    111 contributions
    Do not be put off that it is only a one-story Science museum! It has so much to offer with its various stations. We went on a first Friday (5 - 7 pm) when the fee is waived. It was crowded but my kids were never idle because there was always a station available for them to try and work at. The bubble station here worked very well (better than Port Discovery's) and we especially loved the sand art and the circuit table where they could figure things out themselves. There is also a small outdoor exhibit on rain barrels and recycling (reusing the water). It is a great place to visit especially if you just live near the area.
    Written 3 September 2022
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  • Jean B
    Georgetown, DE230 contributions
    We decided to try The Hands on House since it was to hot to do much else. We had our 2 1/2 year old granddaughter and 6 year old grandson. Our granddaughter loved all the activities and our grandson was bored within a 1/2 hour.
    It was a little pricey for the limited activities and the fact that the outside area was closed for a summer school group from 10-1230. And we were only there until 12. You also pay for adults, which seemed a little much.
    Would recommend for kids probably under 4, over that age would be bored unless you spend the time in the outside area if it’s open.
    Written 1 September 2019
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  • Karen C
    Racine, WI6 contributions
    We took our 8-year-old granddaughter to a recent show at the Lancaster Marionette Theatre. She's a Disney princess girl, and we weren't sure what she would think about this kind performance. She loved it! She sat in one of the front row seats, fully mesmerized by every part of the show. Later, she told us that she loved, loved, loved everything and wants to go back. We, the adults, appreciated Robert Brock's kindness in giving her some special attention with an on-stage selfie. We all enjoyed the pre-show tour of the adjoining marionette museum as well as the show.
    Written 25 February 2020
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  • Mark G
    Catonsville, MD2,739 contributions
    Tanger Outlets seem to be holding up much better than the Shops at Rockvale a mile or so down route 30, with mostly full store fronts and a who's who of national brands. We did notice though store opening hours were 10 am, Yankee Candle opened at 11 do to staffing shortages. This current administration is still paying people not to work and the store said it is a real problem finding help. This small outlet (70 stores) is well laid out and well taken care of, though can be a challenge during busy times.
    Written 10 June 2022
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  • 2016Ava
    28 contributions
    One of the reasons I come to this outlet is to shop at QVC outlet. They have bargains throughout the year but during the holidays it’s much more. I always find something to get for my family. For the men in the family there are small electronics. For the ladies I usually get handbags, kitchen items, QVC does have some unique items you can’t find anywhere else.
    The only complain I have is that the staff can be a little more pleasant especially around the holidays. Some are really nice but a few are like ‘why am I here’ attitude. They don’t have to be overly friendly but...
    Also, the handbags don’t come with the charms that they show online. Always, something is missing..ite either the strap itself, or the charms or the tags. When we question, we are told that’s the reason they are at the outlet stores. Then why some of the bags have every accessory they come with? That statement is not true in my experience. Outlets have out of season items and/or customer returns that have not been used.
    I think, the bags that don’t have straps, should have another 10% discount at the least so customers can use that to buy straps online. I end up not buying because there are no straps. These bags end up in the final sale bin after several months.
    I would still recommend shopping at QVC at this location.
    Written 19 December 2020
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  • Darla B
    Fredericksburg, VA86 contributions
    We had an amazing dinner. We enjoyed watching as food came out of kitchen and it all looked fantastic! We had artichoke and crab dip for an appetizer and a burger and fried chicken sandwich — just delicious! But finished it off with Brown butter cake!! Oh my my! So good! Great environment. Staff was super friendly.
    Written 14 November 2021
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  • KASDKS
    Hanover, PA62 contributions
    We took our 5 year old grandson here to see the dinosaur exhibit. Much to our surprise, we were able to keep him interested and engaged in many of the exhibits here and spent 4 hours exploring this small museum with him! He loved the dinosaur exhibit of course, but also enjoyed touching and feeding the live animals and doing many of the hands on activities they have here for kids. We paid the extra fee to see a short film in the planetarium. They have different shows that are age appropriate for different guests. Definitely worth a morning or afternoon spent here with kids!
    Written 14 September 2019
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