Discover the best top things to do in Bird in Hand, United States including Bird in Hand Bake Shop, Sight & Sound Theatres, Strasburg Scooters, The Old Country Store, Riehl's Quilts and Crafts, American Music Theatre, Bird in Hand Farmers Market, Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, Choo Choo Barn, AAA Buggy Rides.
Restaurants in Bird in Hand
4.5 based on 106 reviews
I have been stopping at the Bird in Hand Bake Shop for decades and each visit is better than the previous! When you walk inside, you are greeted warmly by the Amish and Mennonite workers and can smell the delicious aromas of their baked goods. No matter what type of baked goods you like, they have it! From all types of cookies (including sugar free and gluten free options) to breads to pies and sticky buns, there is something that you will love! During the summer, their ice cream also appears to be a popular option too!
In addition to their baked goods, they also sell souvenirs and locally made crafts. While some of their souvenirs are generic (i.e. stuffed animals and Christmas decor), most of it is locally made (quillos, cookbooks, Amish made keychains, coin purses, table runners etc.).
Outside, there are areas to sit and relax and watch buggies passing by. For the little ones and animal lovers, there is also a small petting zoo which you can visit. During the warmer months, an Amish run pretzel stand (based in a food truck) is on the property and sells pretzel dogs, pretzel sandwiches and other goodies.
5 based on 2 reviews
Amazing! I’ve been here 3 times for 3 different bible stories and have enjoyed/love all of them. Can’t wait to see go this year. Recommend for anyone. Church groups, friends, couples, family, is for everyone.
5 based on 706 reviews
Get up close and personal with Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Enjoy a guided covered bridge tour through the back roads of Amish Country. Ride alongside horse and buggies as well as past Amish schoolhouses with an experienced guide. Strasburg Scooters offers a variety of tours including Bridges and Beer, Amish Country Mystery Tour and more. All tours are led by an experienced guide.
What a great way to spend some family time! No better way to pass the day than getting some fresh air while touring the quiet, back roads of the Amish countryside & taking tons of pictures! The Fall foliage was absolutely beautiful! We couldn't have asked for a better day OR GUIDE. Cookie, our guide was a hoot! Very knowledgeable, funny & PATIENT. Highly recommended. You won’t be disappointed!
5 based on 383 reviews
Plan to stop by The Old Country Store, the oldest store in the heart of the village of Intercourse, when you visit Amish country in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.Our local Amish and Mennonite craftspersons create thousands of handcrafted items that marry beauty and function. They, too, shop in the same store as you who come to discover their creations. From their homes to your home!
It was Quilt Week in Lancaster, and we went to this well-known store that features quilt fabric, products, kits, books, and even more. Beautiful stuff and friendly staff. The reason for four stars instead of five was because it was so crowded, you almost couldn't move. I feared that would happen since MANY quilters would be in the area.
4.5 based on 74 reviews
While they do have beautiful quilts and a lot of them, they have become one of the more expensive places to buy quilts. They range in price from about $600 to over $1,000. Probably better looking at the small shops if possible, unless your main goal is to see a huge inventory. Most of the people working there are friendly, They do sell other items, including a lot of things which are homemade. they sell pillows , but are limited in the designs on them. This has become more for buses and tours than just the ordinary family coming in, but that is how a lot of the area is now. I usually try to deal from the locals and the less commercialized ones when possible.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
American Music Theatre is the only theatre of its kind in the country that features both touring concerts and Original Shows. This 1,600-seat theatre hosts more than 300 live performances a year – from Broadway tours to rock legends to famous comedians to today’s hottest acts. Since its debut in 1997, they’ve welcomed Grammy winners, CMA winners, Tony winners, and even Oscar winners to their stage. They’ve also featured some of the most talented musicians, vocalists, and dancers in the nation in their own Original Shows. No other theatre in the region offers a wider variety of performances, year in and year out. Take the opportunity to catch a show in the comfort of one of the most premier venues on the East Coast for live entertainment.
We always love the shows at the American music theater. The Christmas show was spectacular. The voices, the dancing, the music, the costumes all made to show a wonderful experience. I do wish the staff would be a little bit friendlier. Many seem to lose their patients very quickly when asked questions. Maybe it was just the hecticness of the season.
4.5 based on 607 reviews
Bird in Hand Farmers Market is a must stop when we are in the area. The place is ram jam packed with so many varieties of goods, foods and deliciousness. Breads, jellies, meats, veggies, fudge and my two weaknesses…cheese & beef jerky. It’s a great stop to make before heading home from your visit to the area. All in all…definitely give them a try!
4.5 based on 862 reviews
The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is home to a world-class collection of more than 100 historic locomotives and railroad cars, an immersive education center, a vast library and archives and a working restoration shop. Special events, museum store, free on-site parking, free WiFi.
Huge collection of rolling stock all indoors. So you can visit anytime of year. Detailed descriptions of everything
Even have a small station set up inside. Strasburg railroad is across the street and the Choo choo barn right up the street.. From models to full size if you like trains, this is the place
4.5 based on 388 reviews
Over 70 years in the making, this gigantic model train layout is still owned and operated by the Groff family. Master modeler, Tom Groff, designs and adds new animations, scale buildings and local scenes each year. See a fire engine race to the rescue to put out the fire at a burning house – with real water! Watch in awe as night falls over Traintown, USA. You’ll recognize local landmarks like Dutch Wonderland and the Strasburg Railroad – in detailed miniature! This is much more than a train display – it is an amazing, hand-built work of art.
Back at the Choo Choo Barn again. This time to see it decked out for Christmas. As usual, we weren't disappointed. All of the Holiday decorations and little additions were perfect. And during when it's "nighttime" there, some of the decorations and Christmas trees even light up. Plan on going around the display at least twice in order to see some of things you might have missed the first time.
4.5 based on 207 reviews
An amazing Horse and Buggy Ride through Amish Country and a real covered bridge on a back country road. You can also get out of the buggy and tour a private working Amish farm to experience Authentic Amish life first hand.
We took a 35-minute buggy ride with AAA buggy rides. It was really more of a wagon, not what I'd consider a buggy, which held about 10 people. My son enjoyed the offer to sit up front with the driver. The ride was more of a ride than a tour - the driver answered questions they were asked and volunteered a little information, but most of the ride was in silence. We followed a basically circular route that went past Amish farms and schools and some nice pastoral landscape. Tip - we were able to print a voucher from their website that gave $2 off for each person in our group, which was nice. When we visited, on a Friday in July, we signed up and had about 30 minutes to wait before our ride. The area has several shops and food options all in the same parking lot area, so we found it pretty easy to wander around and kill time until our ride started.
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