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Things To Do At Night In Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Updated 2020

things to do at night in lancaster pa
Patricia
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania is filled with history and charm. The marvelous county is one of the oldest counties in the United States and is widely known for its Amish attractions and sights. But there’s more to this charming location than meets the eye. Aside from gorgeous country scenes and Amish attractions, there are tons of fun activities to do in Lancaster, Pennsylvania – especially at night. From a visit to Long Park to joining a Ghost tour, you will be spoilt for choice. Get a glimpse of what you should see at nighttime at one of the oldest counties in America. Below are the top things to do at night in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

1. Visit Long Park

Long's Park Fountain, Lancaster PA
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There are tons to see at this charming park located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. This city park hosts tons of music festivals and theater performances at night for anyone who needs entertainment. There are other amenities to see such as the petting farm, pavilions, tennis courts and many more. Long Park is simply the best place to be one with nature and enjoy the true essence of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Long's Park

Address: US-30 & Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601, United States

Website: Long’s Park

Opening hours: 7am - 10pm

Price: Free

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2. Take photos at Holtwood Dam

The Holtwood Dam creates this rugged & beautiful view
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Holtwood Dam is simply the best place to get your next favorite Instagram shot. The scenic dam is beautiful even without any filters. It’s the perfect backdrop for a hike with friends and family. It’s also a great place for fishing. Holtwood Dam is marvelous at night. There are campsites perfect for camping and sightseeing. There are also tons of hotels and accommodations near Holtwood Dam if you want to stay in the vicinity longer. While you’re in Holtwood Dam, make sure to visit the nearby attractions such as the Susquehannock State Park and Tucquan Glen Nature Preserve.

Holtwood Dam

Address: Airville, PA 17302, USA

Website: Holtwood Dam

Opening hours: Open 24/7

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3. Watch a musical at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Encore Dinner Theatre interior
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Cap off your day of nature tours at Lancaster by watching a musical or two at the Dutch Apple Theater. The buffet dinner, while watching musicals and stage plays come to life, is simply the perfect date night with your special someone. The hit Lancaster theater has tons of offerings from local adaptations of Camelot to their own original plays. Experience the Dutch Apple Theater – you’ll surely love it.

Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Address: 510 Centerville Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA

Website: Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre

Opening hours: 12pm - 4pm

Price: 3 USD

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4. Pamper yourself at Body & Sole Reflexology and Spa

Spa
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Of course, after a whole day of touring and hiking, you would want to enjoy a night of simple relaxation. Lancaster’s Body & Sole Reflexology and Spa will ease your pain away and make your Pennsylvania visit truly worth it. Body & Sole is made of professionals who are best at relaxation and alternative health. The amenities are relaxing and the staff is very accommodating. Definitely worth the visit after your Pennsylvania day tours are done.

Body & Sole Reflexology and Spa

Address: 1821 Oregon Pike Suites B-C, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA

Website: Body & Sole Reflexology and Spa

Opening hours: 10am - 8pm

Price: 55 USD

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5. Play indoor games at Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Trampoline park
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Want a workout that’s both fun and exhilarating when you visit Lancaster, Pennsylvania? Then good news for you because there’s a Sky Zone Trampoline Park available for your fun workout needs. Like any other Sky Zone Trampoline Park branch in the United States, the Lancaster branch has tons of indoor trampoline parks perfect for beginners and pros. This awesome athletic fun is also perfect for kids. If nature trips and ghost hunting became too boring for them, you can always bring them to the Sky Zone Trampoline Park where they can spend their energy.

Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Address: 1701 Hempstead Rd #102, Lancaster, PA 17601, USA

Website: Sky Zone Trampoline Park

Opening hours: 10am - 8pm

Price: 26.99 USD

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6. Enjoy Broadway tours at American Music Theatre

Theater
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Do you like musicals? Then fret not because Lancaster, Pennsylvania has the American Music Theatre – a premier theater stage where musical tours stop by and perform classic musicals that you will love. Experience incredible music nights and Tony-winning performances in this gorgeous theater. There’s also delicious food waiting for you in the theater’s very own café and restaurant. It’s the perfect date night idea when you visit Lancaster.

American Music Theatre

Address: 2425 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602, USA

Website: American Music Theatre

Opening hours: 9am - 6pm

Price: 10 USD

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7. Take your children to the Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park

Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park — "Celebrating 50 Years"
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Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park claims that they are the best amusement park in the whole state – and we agree. Fun and excitement await you as soon as you enter the gates of this magical adventure land. Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park offers 35 attractions, rides, and shows that will surely keep the whole family entertained. They also have a mall and often host birthday parties. The amusement park is most especially thrilling at night as they offer heart-stopping shows for the whole family.

Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park

Address: 2249 Lincoln Hwy E, Lancaster, PA 17602, USA

Website: Dutch Wonderland Family Amusement Park

Price: 15 USD

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8. Target shooting at Morr Range

Shooting range
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Let your inner action star out at Morr Range, a safe and comfortable indoor shooting range in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Morr Range offers affordable training classes and completely prioritizes the safety and security of guests. The trainers are all professionals who are always ready to serve. They also have a fun restaurant inside just in case you get hungry from the 12 amazing shooting ranges that Morr Range offers.

Morr Range

Address: 2488 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602, USA

Website: Morr Range

Opening hours: 11am - 6pm

Price: 20 USD

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9. Explore the Lancaster Science Factory

The arch finally stood
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Let your kids get fun and nerdy at the Lancaster Science Factory. Hone their imagination, skills, and wit as they immerse themselves in hands-on educational courses. They have a space workshop for your future astronaut, fun exhibits, and more. Lancaster Science Factory also hosts fun events and birthday parties.

Lancaster Science Factory

Address: 454 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602, USA

Website: Lancaster Science Factory

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm

Price: 15 USD

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10. Join a ghost tour (from USD 18.0)

As mentioned, Lancaster, Pennsylvania has a lot of history. And of course, a long history means tons of ghost stories that will scare children or delight horror fans. Tons of people visit the county just so they can experience premiere ghost tours in the area. What better way to spend your night in Lancaster other than attending a ghost tour of cemeteries and famous haunted houses in the area? Listen to first-hand accounts of star-crossed lovers and rivalries that make Lancaster truly fun and interesting.

Ghost Tour of Lancaster

Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

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Visit Lancaster, Pennsylvania at night

Dalton Square, Lancaster
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These fun things to do at night at Lancaster, Pennsylvania will surely make your stay so worth it. Visit the best of Pennsylvania today.

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Pat is a graduate of Language and Literature and a full time mom to a cat. She loves reading and going to the beach. Her favorite city in the world is Baguio City. See her shenanigans through her...Read more

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