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Plan Your Visit to the Turkey Hill Experience

Looking for things to do with kids when you visit Lancaster County? Don't miss one of PA Dutch Country's newest indoor family attractions, the Turkey Hill Experience. You'll find everything you need to plan your next trip right here, including how to buy your tickets online. If you have any questions, be sure to contact us before you arrive.

"Experience" a new approach to the factory tour

The Turkey Hill Experience is not a guided tour — it's an indoor interactive attraction in Lancaster County, PA that you explore in any way you like. There is no one correct way to see everything. You and your family can investigate each interactive station in the order you want, spending as much time as you'd like in each area of the Experience.

What your family will see at the Experience

Family at the Turkey Hill Experience Playing in the ball pit at the Turkey Hill Experience Smelling the Iced Tea Exhibit at the Turkey Hill Experience

Although there are no actual ice cream or iced tea products being made at the Turkey Hill Experience (it's not a working factory), you can discover how these products are made in a fun and interactive set of exhibits and stations. You can produce and star in your own TV commercial, milk mechanical cows, and develop your own virtual flavor ideas.

And that's only the beginning. There are also lots of opportunities for kids to run, jump and play their way around the Experience, too.

Another area tells the Turkey Hill Dairy story through maps, videos, and a dairy exhibit featuring a milk display. You'll learn about how the Frey Family started Turkey Hill Dairy right here in Lancaster County, PA.

Kids make their own ice cream in the Turkey Hill Taste Lab

Making your own ice cream in the Taste Lab Learning how ice cream is made

Enter the Taste Lab and put yourself in charge of creating your own ice cream flavor, ready for eating. You'll start with vanilla ice cream and follow the same steps that we use in the factory...stir in the flavoring of your choice, add in a variety of delicious mix-ins and finish it off with your favorite syrup.

Please be aware that the Taste Lab is not included in the regular admission to the Turkey Hill Experience. You'll need to purchase a separate pass in order to make your own ice cream.

Taste Lab seating is limited, subject to availability and reservations are required. Schedule subject to change.


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How long will it take to see everything?


Experience only: 60 - 90 minutes

Experience & Taste Lab: 90 - 120 minutes

Because there are so many things to do at our attraction, how much time you spend at the Turkey Hill Experience will depend on you group or family. But we suggest allowing approximately 60-90 minutes for only the Experience. If you plan on visiting both the Experience and the Taste Lab, we suggest allowing 90-120 minutes.

What does it cost?

Admission Type Experience + Taste Lab* Experience Only
Adult (ages 18-61) $14.90 $9.95
Senior (ages 62+) $14.45 $9.50
Junior (ages 5-17) $13.90 $8.95
Children (ages 4 and under) $4.95 Free
Military $4.95 Free
Major Credit Cards Accepted

Admission rates vary based on age group and package selected. Children 4 and under receive free admission to the Turkey Hill Experience (Taste Lab is an additional cost). There are discounts offered to seniors, juniors and past/present military personnel. The military offer of one FREE basic Experience admission is available only to the person who served (not the entire party) and proper ID is required at the time of your visit.


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Where in Lancaster County is the Experience located?

Map of Turkey Hill experience in Columbia, PA

The Turkey Hill Experience is just minutes from Lancaster County's popular PA Dutch Country. It is built on the site of an old silk mill in the town of Columbia, Pennsylvania (about 20 minutes from Downtown Lancaster and 15 minutes from York, PA). We are conveniently located less than 1/4 mile from the Columbia/Marietta exit of Route 30.

Please see our map and driving directions for turn-by-turn-directions from some popular destinations like Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and New York, or use the map to create your own driving directions from your home to Lancaster County.

When is the Experience open?

Seasonal hours of operation

Because we're an indoor attraction, we are open year-round. But our hours of operation change with the seasons. The best way to know when we are open is to check our seasonal hours of operation page before you head out and visit us in Lancaster County, PA.


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Visiting with a group of 12 or more?

A group tour at the Turkey Hill Experience

The Turkey Hill Experience is not only a great choice for families with kids, but it's also an ideal place for group tours of 12 or more people to visit. We offer lunch options and free bus parking. All of the things to do at the Experience (including exhibits, restrooms, and the Taste Lab) are accessible by wheelchair, and all public floors can be reached by elevator. To begin the scheduling process, please complete our Group Sales Information Request Form. One of our representatives will contact you within 48 business hours to discuss the details of your visit and answer any questions you may have.