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Turkey Hill Experience, Columbia

(3.5/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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. Before you head to Columbia, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Columbia family vacation planner, to make sure you see all that Columbia has to offer, including Turkey Hill Experience.
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  • We took our 8 year old along with family and 4 friends here for the day. The museum has a lot of interesting history to discover, but for kids, it was all about the free unlimited ice cream sample, th...  more »
  • You get all you can eat Turkey Hill ice cream if that isn't worth it alone I don't know what is? You can also sample a few varieties of Turkey Hill iced tea. Kids can virtually design their own flavor...  more »
  • This was a great half day experience outside of Lancaster. Tickets were easy to order online and the check in was just as fast. I went with my 13 yo daughter and my 72 yo mother. We had a lot of fun. ...  more »
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  • This is a must if you are visiting the Lancaster PA area. The Turkey Hill Experience is well worth the price of admission Adults $ 9.95 and Children $ 7.95 for a tour of the facility and the history behind Turkey Hill Dairy and manufacturing. The Experience gives you access to unlimited sampling of their Ice Teas and hard ice cream. If you are not pressed for time and are able to get into a time slot without having to wait very long. The Taste Lab is also available and is only $ 5.00 more which gives you a chance to become a mixer( Think of Cold Stone ). You will receive a scheduled time to attend a Classroom session with the Turkey Hill staff. Where you will be able to make your own ice cream, using over 20 flavors, approximately 15 toppings and 20 or so crumbled mixes. When everyone had a chance to create their own flavor. The staff places your creation in a hardener after which you will be able to consume the very flavor you have created in a pint container. So don't over indulge on the freebies, save room for your own creations. You are also able to create, the flavor profile, packaging for your new flavor and record a commercial to promote your ice cream. ***This is just like creating your own candy bar at Hershey*** another great stop along the way
  • My kids love this place and that's why I'm giving it the high ranking. It's not much, but they pull it off well. Price - Around 10 bucks a person for the basic tour and then the "create your own" ice cream experience costs extra. Experience - You'll see the history of Turkey Hill, and get to play with many interactive displays that have you "create your own" ice cream. I skip the create your own portion and let my kids play with the exhibits. it's roughly about a two hour experience. You also get free samples of ice cream and iced tea. If you factor that into the price, it's pretty fair for a large family. Again, skip the create your own portion of the trip and you have a fun half day trip with the kids.
  • What a fantastic place. Adult or child, well worth the minimal amount of money for admission. I ate more than my share of ice cream samples and got to make my own ice cream flavor.
  • For around $10 an adult, Turkey Hill Experience is a great place to hang out and enjoy an afternoon. You get unlimited ice cream and iced teas. It's a great place to bring the kids also. They have a lot of activities for kids; such as the make your own ice cream flavor. They have a small ball pit for young children. They have places to sit and enjoy the ice cream also. I recommend this place to anyone who travels to Lancaster county.
  • The Turkey Hill Experience and Lab is, in my daughter's words, "so worth the money." I would have to concur. Unlimited ice cream samples, unlimited tea and lemonade samples, a create your own ice cream lab that actually teaches you something, and a gift shop that is not outrageously priced. These are the highlights of Turkey Hill. There is also quite a lot to learn about the history of the company and ice cream creation in general. How the product is pasteurized to how it's flavored to how it's packaged and shipped....all in all you could spend a good 2 to 3 hours in there easily. I would definitely recommend it to families, kids, and kids at heart.