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Pennsylvania Dutch Country

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Pennsylvania Dutch Country is a region in Pennsylvania also referred to as South Central Pennsylvania. The region is home to many major tourist attractions such as Lancaster county's Amish country, Harrisburg's state capitol and museums and Hershey's chocolate world and theme park.

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While Pennsylvania Dutch Country consists of a lot of rural areas and is noted for its high Amish population, it is home to over 1.5 million people and maintains one of the highest rates of population growth in the Northeast United States due to lower cost of living but close proximity to major metropolitan areas. It is truly a diverse region with rolling hills, orchards and farms but also growing, vibrant yet historic cities.

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By car

The easiest way to get around the region is by car. There is an extensive network of roads and the area is criss-crossed by several major interstates (81, 76, 83) and U.S. routes (11, 15, 22, 30).

By train

Amtrak's high-speed Keystone line which links to Philadelphia travels through Lancaster and Dauphin county with stops in Lancaster, Mount Joy, Elizabethtown, Middletown and Harrisburg is useful if traveling between the major east coast cities and visiting the towns mentioned or their immediate areas.

See

  • Plain and Fancy Farm, [1]. Good all-around tour of the Amish community including a restaurant, bus tours and a movie. Particularly good if you're a foreign visitor without a car.

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Eat

  • Miller's Smorgasbord, 2811 Lincoln Highway East Ronks, PA 17572 (On the left side of Rt 30. About a mile past rt 896 when travelling East.), 1-800-669-3568, [2]. Very authentic Dutch food for a fair price. Restaurant is often crowded, so reservations are highly recommended. There are many shops on the premises which are well worth checking out.


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Links

  • Hershey Harrisburg Official Visitors Center [3]
  • Lancaster County Pennsylvania Dutch Country Official Visitors Center [4]


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