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

December 9, 2017 Tynisha Seiler

Lansdale is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 28 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Early in the 20th century, its industries included agricultural implement works, a canning factory, foundries, brickyards, a silk mill, and manufacturers of cigars, stoves, shirts, rope, iron drain pipe, and glue. In 1900, 2,754 people lived here; in 1910, 3,551; and in 1940, 9,316 people were inhabitants of Lansdale. The population was 16,269 at the time of the 2010 census.
Restaurants in Lansdale

4355 County Line Rd, Chalfont, PA 18914-1825
Excellent
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4.5 based on 72 reviews

Byers' Choice Christmas Gallery

Reviewed By westie8213 - Westlake, Ohio

I collect Byers Choice Figures.. have been doing so for over 30 years. I started with the original Carolers and they have since added many new things to their line. For example, the Kindles, Christmas mice, etc. So, to be surrounded by hundreds of them for me was truly an experience.

It was fascinating to watch the artisans at work from an upstairs viewing area..13 individuals have a hand in creating these dolls. There are no two dolls exactly alike because of so many people working on each one.

There is a short introductory film and then free self guided tours are offered from Wednesday to Saturday from 10 until 4:30. Then, it's time to shop in the Emporium! There is one spring figurine, a lady in a lavender print dress with a big straw hat that can only be purchased at this store as a token of thanks to the many visitors.

2. Merrymead Farm

2222 S Valley Forge Rd, Lansdale, PA 19446-5899 +1 610-584-4410
Excellent
66%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 243 reviews

Merrymead Farm

Reviewed By Anita C

This is a great working farm to bring the family. They have fresh milk and milk products along with many other items available in the store. They also have seasonal plants and food for sale. It is fun to visit the animals while you are there. They also have a great Halloween display with hay rides, mazes, etc.

3. The Stoogeum

904 Sheble Lane, Spring House, PA +1 267-468-0810
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5 based on 64 reviews

The Stoogeum

Reviewed By BJ_Wanlund - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Made a little visit to The Stoogeum today, and it's basically a comedy fan's goldmine, especially if you're a gigantic Three Stooges fan. I've seen a couple of their shorts myself, and a few of their cartoon appearances, so I was semi-familiar with their catalogue. And even *I* was blown away by how extensive this place was. There are three levels. One has an art gallery of Stooges related art, one has a couple of Stooges arcade cabinets (including a Three Stooges pinball game and a modern Three Stooges ticket redemption game I think) and a number of artifacts, and one has a TON of goodies, like old lobby cards, old movie posters, old merchandise, lots of autographed pictures of the guest stars of many of those old Stooges shorts, and so much more. I actually spent an entire hour there (THAT I wasn't expecting), and I definitely plan on going back there, especially since I'm in the general neighborhood. If you're in the area and they're open (they're usually open on Thursdays from 10 to 3 or by appointment), go! It's a complete hidden gem of a location. It's tucked in behind an office park on a side street, but it is SO cool.

4. Kids Castle

425 Wells Rd, inside Central Park, Doylestown, PA 18901-2717
Excellent
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4.5 based on 216 reviews

Kids Castle

Reviewed By Dorothy S - Los Angeles, California

Incredible - and free- humongous play structure for kids and big kids at heart alike. Massive four story structure with two giant slides, climbing galore, a place to picnic and tons to see/explore. Little kids have a nearby area, but be prepared to chase them as they chase the older ones. Don't come when too hot (no shade) but a great place to visit w kids in Bucks County.

5. Freddy Hill Farms and Family Fun Center

1440 Sumneytown Pike, Montgomery, PA 19446-4876 +1 215-855-1205
Excellent
45%
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4 based on 32 reviews

Freddy Hill Farms and Family Fun Center

Reviewed By Wayne W - Silver Spring

My wife and I are always looking for mini golf during our travels and we found this place in Lansdale PA,about 20 miles outside Philly. Choice of two different mini golf courses,one harder than the other. Nice and clean. Farm animals are in pens but easily viewed. Plenty of choices of ice cream flavors which is weighed by the oz to be paid for. I got Vanilla Peanut Butter and Caramel praline. Was very good! Grounds are clean,benches to sit on for families outside and indoor seating as well.

6. Asher's Chocolates

80 Wambold Rd, Souderton, PA 18964-2700 +1 215-721-3276
Excellent
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4.5 based on 101 reviews

Asher's Chocolates

At Asher's Chocolates, we understand that one of life's sweetest pleasures is a simple box of chocolate. Asher's is a family-owned and operated business, and we've been making our fine chocolate and other classic confections for over four generations. Just like Chester Asher did, we use the freshest and finest ingredients around, and that has lead to us sticking to the same recipes for over 100 years! Did you know we have one of the largest lines of Sugar Free chocolates in the country? Shop online today and taste the difference of Asher's!

Reviewed By mmelachr - Palm Bay, Florida

We went so that the children could tour the factory and buy chocolate. We should have called prior to going, which is what the staff recommends. But we looked around the shop and found plenty to purchase. I appreciate the fact that they have the...MoreWe're sorry to hear that the factory wasn't working that day. We do close down for maintenance a few days each year. We welcome you to come back and see how we make those delicious confections!

7. Sellersville Theater

24 W Temple Ave, Sellersville, PA 18960-2342 +1 215-257-5808
Excellent
74%
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4.5 based on 209 reviews

Sellersville Theater

Reviewed By KuhnsGuy

Seating is tight and the theater is very drafty, particularly if you are seated near a door. However, the theater is quaint and inviting as well as intimate. Shows are moderately priced and affordable for most everyone. Drinks and food are available before the show but expect to pay a premium. Seats are ok, a bit uncomfortable but doable. Great venue to enjoy a concert or event with friends without breaking the bank

8. Peace Valley Park

230 Creek Rd, New Britain, PA 18901-5531 +1 215-822-8608
Excellent
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4.5 based on 107 reviews

Peace Valley Park

Reviewed By Mark V - Lansdale, Pennsylvania

We've been going to Peace Valley for decades. Lake galena was where I learned to windsurf before they ruined the launch area. You can still rent rowboats and canoes. A six mile walking trial is perfect thought a few hills will get you working. The nature center is a treat.

Picnic areas are nice and I understand you can reserve them for family picnics, etc.

Biggest problem is bicycling around the lake has gotten to be a struggle because of the poor condition of the trails and others with baby carriages and strollers have complained as well. Once upon a time it was fun for roller blades, too, but forget it now.

9. Prism Brewing Company

810 Dickerson Rd, North Wales, PA 19454-2369 +1 267-613-8572
Excellent
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4 based on 43 reviews

Prism Brewing Company

Reviewed By LaRa12 - Horsham, Pennsylvania

We stopped by on a Saturday afternoon and sampled a few beers and were very pleased with our selections.
The server/bartender was friendly and attentive and provided suggestions regarding beer and food.
We would love to return and try the other selections of beer and food offerings.

10. Ambler Theater

108 E Butler Ave, Ambler, PA 19002-4426 +1 215-345-7855
Excellent
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5 based on 89 reviews

Ambler Theater

The Ambler Theater, built in 1928, is a modified Spanish design. It is a nonprofit community-owned theater with approximately 6,000 members. The theater seats 140 and 110 in 2 of the auditoriums. Renovations to the third auditorium were completed in 2007 and it seats 270. The theater features dolby digital sound, stadium seating, handicap access and hearing impaired services.

Reviewed By Gary F - Maple Glen, Pennsylvania

The Ambler Theater is a local gem and an antidote to the horrid multiplex, cookie cutter theaters that predominate in the suburbs It is the closest movie experience to the Ritz theaters that we have in the suburbs. Much of the original architecture of an "ancient" movie palace have been retained. The lobby is small but authentic. So is the small refreshment stand.
Seats are comfortable and the theaters are small enough so the screen occupies much of your line of sight. The attendees are usually well behaved
and respectful of others.
Left for last is the outstanding moves that only Ambler brings to the screen - small independent productions, foreign films, documentaries, televised performances.

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