10 Things to Do in Intercourse That You Shouldn't Miss

January 31, 2018 Etsuko Causey

Intercourse (population: 1,274 as of 2010 census) is an unincorporated village and census-designated place in Leacock Township, Lancaster County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, 10 miles (16 km) east of Lancaster on Pennsylvania Route 340. Intercourse is a popular site for tourists because of its location in "Amish country" and its sexually suggestive name. The movie Witness was filmed in Intercourse as well as other parts of the surrounding area, and For Richer or Poorer was set there, though not filmed in Intercourse. Because of the town's unusual name, the sign posts for the town are frequently targeted by thieves.
Restaurants in Intercourse

1. The Old Country Store

3510 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534-7008 +1 717-768-7101
Excellent
84%
Good
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Satisfactory
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5 based on 383 reviews

The Old Country Store

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!

Reviewed By Dianna W - Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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.

2. Lapp Valley Farm

244 Mentzer Rd, New Holland, PA 17557-9507 +1 717-354-7988
Excellent
85%
Good
12%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
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5 based on 408 reviews

Lapp Valley Farm

Reviewed By Christine C - USA

I love stopping at Lapp Valley Farm! The employees (all Amish and Mennonite to my knowledge) are kind, hospitable and helpful.The store itself is kept immaculately clean and always smells of their homemade waffle cones. The flavors of ice cream offered vary by day, however each one I have tried has been delicious. Prices are also very reasonable making it affordable for families. Just a word to the wise, serving sizes are generous so you if you aren't too hungry maybe just stick with one scoop!

Weather permitting, I love eating my ice cream on their wrap around porch which overlooks the surrounding countryside. Some of the dairy's cats may stop by to say hello while you are on the porch too!

Another fun part about visits here is stopping to visit the dairy cows and the calves!


On a side note, they do have a drive through in case you want to take your ice cream to go!

3. Strasburg Scooters

242 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
Excellent
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Good
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Satisfactory
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5 based on 706 reviews

Strasburg Scooters

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.

Reviewed By Carol B - Bensalem, Pennsylvania

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!

4. Sight & Sound Theatres

300 Hartman Bridge Rd, Ronks, PA 17572-9513 +1 800-377-1277
Excellent
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Good
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5 based on 2 reviews

Sight & Sound Theatres

Reviewed By Suu_Yapa - New York

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. Centerville Bulk Foods

3501B Scenic Rd, Gordonville, PA 17529-9600 +1 717-768-3364
Excellent
66%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Centerville Bulk Foods

Reviewed By Lisaonthegoco - Littleton, Colorado

I found prices at Shady Maple to be better than Centerville but to be in the store with several Amish/Mennonite shoppers was fun including seeing them load purchases into bicycle baskets, buggy and pull behind carts was interesting. The deli items, eggs and produce was gorgeous. I bought large purple garlic to bring home and found Monk fruit sweetener here. I was looking for Chicken soup powder in bulk but they had only very small packages. I am shopping during a vacation visit so did not make a large purchase.
This is a small local market in an out of the way location but as I said above, we are just visiting the area.

6. AAA Buggy Rides

3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534-7007
Excellent
75%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 207 reviews

AAA Buggy Rides

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.

Reviewed By SnowyShasta - Portland, Oregon

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.

7. Bird in Hand Farmers Market

2710 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9706 +1 717-393-9674
Excellent
56%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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4.5 based on 607 reviews

Bird in Hand Farmers Market

Reviewed By Willof72

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!

8. Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

300 Gap Rd, PA Route 741, Ronks, PA 17572-9567 +1 717-687-8628
Excellent
73%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 862 reviews

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

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.

Reviewed By Grayhare - Macungie, Pennsylvania

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

9. Kitchen Kettle Village

3529 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534-7007 +1 717-768-8261
Excellent
59%
Good
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Satisfactory
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Poor
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Terrible
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Kitchen Kettle Village

Kitchen Kettle Village showcases all that Lancaster County has to offer — homemade baked goods, jams and relishes, good food with unexpected touches and charming one-of-a-kind overnight lodging in a picturesque countryside. We're also famous for our unique shopping experience, featuring 40 distinct merchants offering everything from locally-made art, pottery and PA Dutch quilts to name-brand favorites like Brighton, PANDORA Jewelry, UGG and Minnetonka moccasins. Visit us today and spend the day or spend the night. With plenty of things to do in the Village and around PA Dutch County, we make it easy to plan a great trip to Lancaster, PA.

Reviewed By LisaT324brooklyn - Brooklyn, New York

We went off season, on a Monday, a lot was closed. Stores that were open were charming and staff was friendly and helpful. We ate at the restaurant, it was a real country breakfast, fresh and plentiful. Staff was very pleasant. The house was charming, with fireplaces on. We were two couples, not sure if they can accomadate large parties, I would call first

10. Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks, PA 17572-9520 +1 717-687-6843
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
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4.5 based on 379 reviews

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

This farm offers the Maize Maze attraction in 10-foot-high corn stalks.

Reviewed By Alzor S

$20 per person including kid over 2. Basically a tourist trap that is about as authentic as Iranian tequila

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