Turkey Hill Experience, Columbia

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Learn how ice cream is made at Turkey Hill Experience. Go behind the scenes of Turkey Hill Dairy, an ice cream and iced tea company, for some interactive activities. The kid-friendly dairy museum showcases dairy culture, Turkey Hill's history, and the making of the company's top products. You can milk the mechanical cows, ride in the vintage milk truck, and sample the different flavors of ice cream and iced tea that Turkey Hill produces. In the taste lab, put your new knowledge to the test by creating your own ice-cream flavor. Plan to visit Turkey Hill Experience during your Columbia vacation using our convenient Columbia journey planner .
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  • This was our first time visiting Turkey Hill and it was absolutely worth the wait. We loved everything from the taste testing to the making of our own flavor of icecream.  more »
  • Took my niece and her 6 and 10 yr old boys in August. This past week, my BFF came to visit so I took her. We are 59 and 60. She had just as much fun as they did. We especially liked the many decorated...  more »
  • Brought my grandchildren. 7YO Girl and a 9YO Boy. We had a blast. From the photos in front of the huge cow out front to the ice cream lab. There are lots of interactive displays using todays technolog...  more »
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  • Great for kid/grand kids. The actual part where you make ice cream is somewhat informative but is basically a bit of money for the same TH ice cream you could buy for less at the store. The museum part was a definite plus given the way it mixes information on how the business started/grew with food and nutrition facts. On balance was glad we made the trip, but would not recommend traveling far for just this. We coupled the TH Experience + ice cream lab with a trip to the Dutch Apple Theater which is about 15 minutes away for a great day trip to Lancaster
  • Although it was designed for children I went with three other adults and had lots of fun. I liked seeing the history of milk delivery but the endless ice cream sampling was the highlight​. I also really liked creating my own flavor which is something you have to make a reservation and pay extra for. A couple of the displays weren't quite working but overall it was fun and I would go again. Oh, be sure to save some cash for the gift shop because you'll probably find at least one thing that you want.
  • It was fun but very crowded. I enjoyed all the stuff we could do but when we went to eat ice cream there are huge lines and you could only get one ice cream at a time and then go in the line again. All In all though it is very fun for kids.
  • Great experience and definitely worth doing the lab testing experience where you get to make your own flavor of ice cream. Even the tour was cool with a lot of hands on things for everyone to do. They even have a small ball pit and slide.
  • Great place to visit for adults and children. We purchased the TH Experince and Lab tickets which got us access to the exhibit and a class where you get to make your own flavor of ice cream to eat after the class. My husband and I enjoyed it very much.

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