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Our Fun with #VisitLancaster

Thank you to  Girl’s Lunch Out and Lancaster Tourism for providing the weekend away and experiences.

Finding family friendly adventures that everyone can enjoy are sometimes hard to come by. Recently we took a trip to Lancaster County, PA to Amish Country and were pleased at the things available to us. Even though the trip was just me and the girls I know Rob and Shaun would’ve love the weekend too.

In Lancaster County, PA you’ll find outlet shopping, scenic rolling hills, quality furniture makers and of course markets that sell the best products from the local Amish families. What you may be surprised about are the quaint attractions that are geared towards all members of your family.

Strasburg Railroad is home to museum quality, turn of the century steam locomotives, freight cars, dining cars and private cars. The railroad offers 45-minute rides several times a day overlooking the lush farmland of surrounding community. Choose to attend a special event like Day Out with Thomas or Traditional Dinner and Murder Mystery to enhance the excursion.
Strasburg Railroad, Lancaster, PA #VisitLancaster
We were lucky to catch Vintage Baseball during our ride. We hopped off the train to watch a mini tournament of Vintage Baseball teams playing the way they would have played in the 19th century. The teams and crowds were welcoming and many were even in character from that era.
Vintage Baseball Day #VisiLancaster

Vintage Baseball Day #VisitLancaster
The Choo Choo Barn sounds like something perfect for the smaller kids in your family. but you’d be surprised to find 1700 square feet of animations and creativity with model trains. The detail put into this amazing display can only be truly appreciated in person.

Some of the best portions of the display are
• Amish barn-raising
• Three-ring circus and parade
• Display transformation into nighttime (every 10 minutes)
• Dutch Wonderland, enhanced with new lighting this year
• A house fire and the fire crew that puts it out

This is truly a must see for all ages, not just the train enthusiast either.

Choo Choo Barn #VisitLancaster

image provided courtesy of ChooChooBarn

If you are interested in knowing more about the history and tradition of Amish Country then The Amish Village is something you should experience. With an authentic farmhouse, one-room school house, blacksmith shop and barn you’ll be able to see and learn how the Amish lived and still live to this day.
The Amish Village #VisitLancaster
We were able to see a calf, Freddy and pet his soft hair. This was Sabreena’s highlight, she has a thing for cows. Freddy the Calf #VisitLancaster
The entire grounds were open for exploration and education.

Our #VisitLancaster trip was short but packed in so much that I know we’ll be visiting again.


  1. I love seeing your pics! So glad to see you there! 🙂

  2. Love your photos of your beautiful girls!

    • it was good to finally meet you and see that little girl of yours in person even though she didn’t like my Sabreena, maybe it was the hair 🙂

  3. What a fun trip! I would love to visit!!

  4. Looks like you had a fun trip. I love seeing your photos too.

  5. I am so glad you posted this. I’ve been wanting to find out some info on Lancaster for a family trip and here it is. Thank you.

  6. Jo-Lynne Shane {Musings of a Housewife} says

    Sounds like a great trip. We love Lancaster and hated to miss it.

  7. We love, love, LOVE Lancaster. There are so many fun things to do there. It is a great place for kids and family! : )

  8. Melissa P. says

    We love visiting Lancaster, PA. One of our favorite places to go is Kitchen Kettle Village. We love all the little shops and the people are always so friendly. There’s a few places that we like to stop at along the way as well. Makes for a great day trip. : )

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