10 Unique Experiences and Tours

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Looking to try something out of the ordinary? Here are a few unique things to do in Lancaster County.

Aerial Guided Tours

Smoketown Airport offers scenic airplane tours, including one of Amish country ($66 for 15 minutes) and one of the Susquehanna River. ($99 for 25 minutes).

Smoketown Airport, 311 Airport Dr, Smoketown, PA 17576

(717) 394-6476

Dairy Farm Tour

Tour a working dairy farm, Kreider Farms in Manheim, in a trolley that takes participants through a barn and gives them a view of a milking machine

1461 Lancaster Rd, Manheim, PA 17545

(717) 665-4415

Fulton Theater Backstage Tour

Get a peek behind the curtain at this historic Lancaster theater during the summer months from Memorial Day to Labor Day. These informative, story-filled tours delve into the Fulton’s rich history, as well as offer a glimpse into how today’s staff of artists and administrators create productions at the Fulton.

12 N Prince St, Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 397-7425

Ghost Tours of Lancaster and Strasburg

Participants explore downtown Lancaster and hear about 300 years of haunted history. They also can tour Strasburg and hear about haunted mansions and eerie graveyards.

1 E Main St, Strasburg, PA 17579; also in Downtown Lancaster

(717) 687-6687

Historic Lancaster Walking Tour

Learn more about the city of Lancaster and its famous citizens as told by a costumed interpreter. Tours are available daily.

Tours start in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel at 25 S. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17603

(717) 392-1776

Railroad Adventures

The Strasburg Rail Road offers a variety of unusual rides including ones featuring train robbers, wine and cheese, the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus. Special events celebrate Thomas the Tank Engine, antique cars and steampunk at the railroad. Special tours also allow you to see inside the railroad shop or see how a steam locomotive is fired up.

301 Gap Road, Ronks, PA 17572

866-725-9666, (717) 687-6193

Scooter and Moped Tours

See Lancaster County from two wheels. Strasburg Scooters offers covered bridge and mystery tours of the county, as well as other guided packages.

Strasburg Scooters: 242 Gap Rd, Strasburg, PA 17579;

(717) 344-2488

Underground Railroad Tour

Living the Experience is a creative, spiritual, and interactive historical reenactment of the Underground Railroad, as it occurred on-site, at the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church inLancaster. Those who attend are provided an honest portrayal of the experiential realities of those involved in the underground railroad. Following the reenactment, an ethnic buffet style meal is served.

Bethel A.M.E. of ChurchTowne, 450-512 East Strawberry StreetLancaster PA 17602-4449

(717) 393-8379

Wolf Sanctuary of PA tours

These tours take place on 80 acres of woodland, the private sanctuary of Galahad, Merlin, Smokey and more than 40 wolves. Daytime and “full moon” evening tours are both available.

465 Speedwell Forge Rd, Lititz, PA 17543

(717) 626-4617

Zip Line Canopy Tour

Participants zip across a series of cables to platforms that tour forests and wildlife. Choices include Challenge Adventure and Aerial Excursion.

Refreshing Mountain Retreat and Adventure Center, 455 Camp Rd, Stevens, PA 17578

(717) 738-1490

— Cindy Stauffer