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Cool Things To Do In Strasburg, PA

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Things To Do In Strasburg

If you are looking to visit a place that is away from the hustle-bustle of the regular tourist destinations then this is the right place for you. The town of Strasburg in Pennsylvania is a quiet little town and yet has a series of attractions for its visitors. Known as the “Train Town USA”, the town is famous all over the country for its historic railroad network.

In the year 1983, Strasburg was recognized as a historic district by the National Register of Historic Places. This article has been designed in a way to help you figure out the many hidden gems of this beautiful town. We hope you have fun exploring it!

Must-Visit Attractions In Strasburg And Lancaster, PA

Here is a list of places that you must not miss out on when traveling to Strasburg and Lancaster.

1.Strasburg Rail Road

 A ride on Strasburg Rail Road is one of the most exciting things to do in this peaceful town.
Strasburg Rail Road | Photo Credit – Roger W

The oldest railroad in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Strasburg Rail Road is one of the most important attractions of the town of Strasburg, PA. One of the top things to do in Strasburg, PA is to experience the magic of the railroad which still operates on steam and will take you back in time.

You can opt for a forty-five minute long round -trip which will take you through many scenic sites of the Amish countryside.  Not to forget, you shall also have the benefit of enjoying an audio-commentary in the rail, which will acquaint you with the facts of the town.

A ride on Strasburg Rail Road is one of the most exciting things to do in this peaceful town and you will certainly appreciate it.  The tickets are only available online, so make sure that you visit their website and book your tickets in time.

2.Enjoy A Game Of Golf At The Village Greens

A great place for an afternoon snacks in Strasburg,PA
The Snack Bar | Photo Credit – fauxto_digit

Spread over an area of 13 acres, the Village Greens is a must-visit place for anybody who loves to play golf. The golf course is characterized by its lush green fields, which make the experience of golfing at Village Greens even better. 

Village Greens also has a restaurant called, ‘The Snack Bar’ where you can spend some time relaxing after a rigorous game.

3.Dutch Wonderland

Take a drive to the town of Lancaster to visit the famous Dutch Wonderland in Strasburg.
Dutch wonderland | Photo Credit – Tori Behr

Take a drive to the town of Lancaster to visit the famous Dutch Wonderland. This is one of the best things to do in Lancaster with your kids. The amusement park is built on an area of 48 acres and comes with the promise of happy times. Here you will find over 35 rides that are ideal for anyone who is looking for some adrenaline rush.

The park has a number of attractions which rightly make it a ‘wonderland’. For instance, it has an Exploration Island, where, as they say, ‘dinosaurs come to life.’ The adventure park has been built keeping the interests of young children in mind and we assure you that your kids will love it. The park also has Dining options, so you would have a space to sit back and relax.

4.Railroad Museum Of Pennsylvania

One of the best place to visit in Strasburg.
Railroad Museum | Photo Credit – Fred Schroeder

As the name suggests, the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is dedicated to appreciating and celebrating the historic network of the railroad in the town of Pennsylvania. At the museum, you would be able to explore over 100 historic railroad cars and locomotives that are dedicated to celebrating American railroad history.

There are a lot of attractions in the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, which include, the Rolling Stock Hall, and exhibit gallery, and an observation bridge among other things. A visit to this museum will acquaint you with the rich history of the progress of the railroad and we highly recommend it. When you visit the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania, do not forget to check out their gift shop where you can buy relics that are built around aspects of locomotives.

5.Sight And Sound Theatre

If you are looking for things to do with your family in Strasburg, then we recommend you to catch a show at the Sight and Sound Theatre. Here you can catch a live show based on biblical stories. This is a perfect place to spend the evening with your family, as all of you would appreciate the theatrical craft of the performers at the Sight and Sound Theatre

Places To Eat At In Strasburg

Here are two places in the town of Strasburg that all food-lovers must visit.

1.The Strasburg Creamery

ice-creams at  Strasburg
ice-creams at Strasburg | Photo Credit – Sean MacEntee

The Strasburg Creamery has been in operation since 1985 and is one of the best places in Lancaster County for ice-creams. Here you have the chance to taste over 300 different varieties of ice-creams that come in fresh waffle cones. The ice-cream parlor keeps reinventing themselves from time to time and we suggest you check out their seasonal flavors. So what are you waiting for?

2.The Strasburg Bakery- Desserts By Vickiann

Craving bakery products in Strasburg? If yes, then this is the right place for you. Managed by Vickiann and her team, this is a one-stop location in Strasburg for bakery items.

Here you can have it all, from sticky buns to tarts. The place is open from Wednesday to Saturday from eight in the morning to four in the evening. We highly recommend you to visit this place and try out their fruit bread along with some coffee.

3. Speckled Hen

Located in Historic Strasburg, PA, the Speckled Hen is one of the most famous dining spots in the town. It has been in operation since 2015 and was co-founded by local residents of Strasburg, Ryan, and Janae Dagen.

The place is famous for its fresh food and aromatic coffee. The hen is its name stands for their love of local farm culture. Most of the ingredients for the food is locally-sourced from nearby farms. This could be a perfect place for a date and we highly recommend it.

Places To Shop At In Strasburg And Lancaster

Experience the essence of Strasburg and Lancaster by indulging in some shopping at these places. All of these places are unique in their own right and we are sure that you will enjoy visiting them.

1.The Shops At Rockvale

Located between Strasburg and Lancaster, The Shops at Rockvale is a shopping heaven. Here you will find all the important brands in clothes and accessories that you can think of.

On your trip to Strasburg, you must stop by at The Shops at Rockvale and indulge in some retail therapy. The place also has a food mart, where you can enjoy some sumptuous snacks.

2.The Tanger Outlets

The Tanger Outlets is located at a distance of a few miles from downtown Strasburg. The place is home to a number of brands, both new and old.

If you are looking to spend some bucks and immerse in shopping, this is certainly the place for you. The place organizes a series of events from time to time to enhance the shopping experience for its customers.

3.A Find In Time

A Find in Time, like its name suggests, is a one-of-a-kind store that is dedicated to antique items. Here you can shop for items that have been meticulously curated over several years.

From vinyl records to paperbacks, the shop has it all. If you have an eye for antique items and like to shop in a traditional way, you will really appreciate this place.

4.Allegro Wine Shoppe

Wine | Photo Credit – Alice Salles

One of the best things to do in Strasburg is to visit Allegro Winne Shoppe. Here you can spend your day indulging in tasting wine with fellow wine lovers. At Allegro Wine Shoppe you will be able to taste some of the finest wine of the town. You can also buy it from the store.

The Allegro Wine Shoppe offers wine-tasting tours that will acquaint you with their products and help you make the right selection.

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