Dutch Wonderland, Lancaster

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The imitation stone facade of Dutch Wonderland was built by a potato farmer in 1963. The park has 34 rides and Duke's Lagoon water park, as well as shows and games for children. The Kingdom Coaster and Joust roller coasters are favorites, along with the traditional carnival rides, such as bumper cars. For a glimpse of the past, visit Exploration Island, which is home to 15 early animatronic dinosaurs that growl and bow as you walk the Prehistoric Path. Planning Lancaster trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
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  • This is an annual destination for us to take our grandchildren. Fun for all of our 8 grandchildren; 2-14. Love the relaxed atmosphere. Great shows. The place is clean and spacious. The staff are frien...  more »
  • This little amusement park is a true hidden treasure! It’s perfect for my 4 kids- age 1-8. Very family friendly, no price gouging! We go yearly, and are thinking about season passes this year. Water p...  more »
  • Three generations of my family have enjoyed this park. Each time we visit there are new attractions - and many that remain. It is remarkable to see my children recall their experiences as they tend th...  more »
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  • I was impressed. For a smaller independent park, Dutch Wonderland punched above its class. There were an abundance of family friendly attractions. While I was a little disappointed my visit happened before the opening of their newest attraction, the available offerings were plenty entertaining. The lines were short to non-existent during my visit. The staff were sensitive to this and made it easy to quickly shuffle back for a second ride when there was no one else in the queue.
  • Great Park with rides for everyone! We were ages 6 , 8, 17 and adults in there late 40s. Many of the rides are geared towards little kids but are big enough for adults to ride with them. It was very clean and reasonably priced. It was my niece's birthday and at the front gate she was given a birthday sticker. Everywhere we went staff went out of their way to wish her a happy birthday! We all enjoyed the diving show at the little Arena. Get online because early shows can fill up fast. There is a campground directly next door that you can see from some of the rides in the park. Restaurants all around if you wanted to leave the park to eat. I'm not sure if it's technically allowed but we had no problem bringing in some outside snacks and drinks. As you can see from a few of my pictures there was also a Santa convention going on! We had a great time and will be back.
  • So much fun! We hope to come back this summer. The lights were absolutely beautiful for the Christmas season! The staff were very nice. And the park was very clean for the amount of people that was there.
  • Great for families with young children! We went twice this year: once during the main season and once recently for their Dutch Winter Wonderland and both times were a blast. My three year old son REALLY enjoyed Exploration Island and the animatronic dinosaurs. If you are looking for the fastest, highest, thrill rides, this may not be the be the place for you, but if a memorable day with your family is what you want, pay a visit to Dutch Wonderland!
  • Great place to take my kids. We brought the season passes and you get your money's worth from the pass. We jave gone over a dozen times this year and we live it. We want to try the camp grounds next year. There is also a water pack during the summer and it is perfect on a hot day.

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Where to stay in Lancaster

If your trip to Pennsylvania's "Dutch Country" includes a budget for luxurious accommodations, stay at a resort in the city of Lancaster. Though quite pricey, the city's resorts offer access to on-site restaurants, fitness centers, game rooms, indoor pools, and championship golf courses. For something less expensive, consider staying at a bed and breakfast in the picturesque Amish countryside. Inns just a short ride from downtown Lancaster offer good food and comfortable rooms, plus free parking and complimentary Wi-Fi.
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