A short drive from Jellystone Park™, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania is filled with family-friendly activities to enjoy throughout the year!

1. Amish Village

Located in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, the Amish Village is an authentic look at today’s Amish lifestyle. Located on 12 scenic acres, The Amish Village lets visitors tour an authentic Amish property, including a one-room schoolhouse, barn with farm animals, blacksmith shop, smokehouse market and more.

 

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2. Dutch Wonderland

With over 35 rides, attractions, and shows, Dutch Wonderland is a great place to spend time together as a family. Cool off in Duke’s Lagoon water play area and make discoveries at Exploration Island, where dinosaurs come to life!

 

(Photo via lancasterpa.com)

3. Lancaster Central Market

Visit the country’s oldest farmers’ market, Lancaster Central Market, in the heart of Amish country! Regional food specialties include Pennsylvania Dutch sausage, scrapple (a breakfast meat of pork scraps and cornmeal), and headcheese (like scrapple, an acquired taste). You’ll also find preserves, including chowchow (pickled vegetables in a spicy mustard sauce), and bread and butter pickles. The market is also a great place to buy souvenirs.

 

4. Hersheypark

Hersheypark is a popular theme park that features over 60 thrilling rides & attractions, including 11 roller coasters, half a dozen water rides, 24 kiddie rides, live entertainment, fun events, photo opportunities with Hershey’s characters, challenging games, unique shops, and delicious dining. You’ll also find Hershey’s Chocolate World, offering a total chocolate experience.

 

5. Strasburg Railroad

Climb aboard the larger-than-life steam train at Strasburg Railroad and enjoy a 45-minute, round-trip ride through the tranquil Amish countryside to Paradise, PA and back. Marvel at more than 1,000 acres of farm fields as they pass by your window. Disembark and enjoy old-fashioned fun at Groff’s Grove or Leaman Place Grove, convenient recreation areas along the train’s route for mid-way boarding or unloading. Ride aboard the First-Class Cars for an especially memorable experience!

 

Well, there you have it! 5 great reasons to visit Jellystone Park in Quarryville, Pennsylvania! There’s so much to do here at Jellystone Park, you may never want to leave. But our family vacation resort is also a great “home base” for those who want to explore attractions in the surrounding area like Amish Village, Dutch Wonderland, Lancaster Central Market, Hersheypark, and Strasburg Railroad! PLUS, there’s many more things to do in the Lancaster, PA area while you’re here.