Top 10 Things to do in Strasburg, United States

July 27, 2017 Marlin Saiz

Known as "Train Town USA," historic Strasburg is the home of numerous rail-based attractions. Take a 45-minute ride on the nation's oldest short-line railroad or wander through the halls of The National Toy Train Museum or The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania. Strasburg and the surrounding Lancaster County are also home to the Amish, making it possible to visit a traditional Amish Village, ride in horse drawn buggies, shop for handmade goods, and try the cooking of the Pennsylvania Dutch.
Restaurants in Strasburg

1. Sight & Sound Theatres

300 Hartman Bridge Rd, Ronks, PA 17572-9513 +1 800-377-1277
Excellent
90%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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.

2. Strasburg Scooters

242 Gap Road, Strasburg, PA 17579
Excellent
93%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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!

3. Bird in Hand Bake Shop

542 Gibbons Rd, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9783 +1 717-656-7947
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 106 reviews

Bird in Hand Bake Shop

Reviewed By Christine C - USA

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.

4. The Old Country Store

3510 Old Philadelphia Pike, Intercourse, PA 17534-7008 +1 717-768-7101
Excellent
84%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

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.

5. Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania

300 Gap Rd, PA Route 741, Ronks, PA 17572-9567 +1 717-687-8628
Excellent
73%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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

6. Choo Choo Barn

226 Gap Rd, Route 741 East, Strasburg, PA 17579-1478 +1 717-687-7911
Excellent
71%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 388 reviews

Choo Choo Barn

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.

Reviewed By USFFrank - Orlando, FL

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.

7. American Music Theatre

2425 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602-1423 +1 717-397-7700
Excellent
80%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

American Music Theatre

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.

Reviewed By creativetraveler - New York

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.

8. Bird in Hand Farmers Market

2710 Old Philadelphia Pike, Bird in Hand, PA 17505-9706 +1 717-393-9674
Excellent
56%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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!

9. Cherry Crest Adventure Farm

150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks, PA 17572-9520 +1 717-687-6843
Excellent
77%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

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

10. Village Greens Miniature Golf

1444 Village Rd, Strasburg, PA 17579-9625 +1 717-687-6933
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 144 reviews

Village Greens Miniature Golf

Village Greens Golf combines the challenge of golf with the natural beauty of lush gardens to create a unique recreation experience for all generations to enjoy together! Two courses cover over 13 acres of beautiful Lancaster County, PA countryside enhanced with gorgeous gardens and meandering streams. The shorter 18 hole Orange course offers quaint obstacles in a spacious garden alive with color. The expansive Gold Course occupies a secluded, wooded hillside. The natural terrain supplies all the challenges amid the beauty of a manicured garden paradise. Both courses offer a true putting surface on grass carpet, as well as being lighted for night play. Village Greens' courses have been nationally recognized as one of Sports Illustrated's "25 Summer Essentials". The courses are consistently voted #1 by readers of local and regional publications. The Snack Shoppe features grilled sandwiches and yummy fries. Old fashioned hand dipped milkshakes or whipped cream topped sundaes are a favorite, but a huge Village Greens banana split is the ultimate ending to a wonderful visit! Dining is available inside or out on the umbrella shaded patio. Located in the Pennsylvania Dutch Country and just outside the historic borough of Strasburg, Village Greens invites visitors to the area to "Play a Round With Us!".

Reviewed By MEEEK - Suffern, New York

Although we paid for both courses, we only did the longer course. Because of the lines at each hole (and we chose the course with the shortest line), it took us a few hours just to get through these 22 holes. Although the shorter course...MoreCan't wait to see you back again! So glad we could be a part of your great day!

ThingsTodoPost © 2018 All rights reserved.