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Gracie’s on West Main

Gracie’s on West Main is the perfect combination of “unique” and “familiar”.  It’s that place you walk into and feel immediately at home, even though it’s your first visit.  Gracie’s is a restaurant with reliably friendly staff and incredibly delicious food.  It’s where local retirees come to meet up and solve the world’s problems.  Where …
White house

The Amish Village

Most tourists visit Lancaster Pennsylvania for its large Amish community.  But not all that long ago, the Amish were living pleasantly under the radar of most Americans.  It wasn’t until the “Plain and Fancy” played on Broadway in 1955 that the idea of coming to Lancaster to see the Amish was “a thing”.  The show …
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The Exchange Lancaster

When people think of Lancaster Pennsylvania, images of Amish farms, Amish horse & buggies, roadside stands and covered bridges probably spring to mind.  But people ‘in the know’ also conjure up images of a thriving downtown district, dotted with unique boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants, theaters, art galleries, historic sites and more.  It’s hard to imagine …

Shady Maple

31 Things to Know About Shady Maple Shady Maple is the #2 Tourist Attraction in Lancaster County, second only to Sight & Sound Theater!  Why is Shady Maple so beloved by tourists & locals alike?  It starts with providing people what they love… delicious authentic PA Dutch cooking & quality products, all in one location, …
The Mad Hatter

Antique Extravaganza

11 Reasons to Shop Adamstown PA Antiques Extravaganza For serious antique buyers and sellers, the Antique Extravaganza events  that happen three times a year in Adamstown, PA are not to be missed!  While Adamstown (aka – Antiques Capital USA) always has a tremendous number of diverse antiques sold in dozens of shops showcasing hundreds of …
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Best Restaurants in Intercourse / Bird-in-Hand / Strasburg / Ronks

Smack in the center of Lancaster County is a triangle of towns I lovingly call the “Bermuda Triangle of Tourism”.  If you draw lines to connect Intercourse, Bird-in-Hand and Strasburg you’ll fine the vast majority of Amish-related tourist attractions are in or very near that triangle!  So if you’re planning to take a buggy ride, …


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