I love to play tourist in my own town. I always tell people to give it a try. I know it sounds weird, but if you have a day where you have nothing going on, and you are sitting around wondering what you should do, play tourist in your own town.
There are usually all kind of things to do in your town, or the surrounding town, that you don’t even realize. So, if you live around Wrightsville, PA or are thinking of traveling close by, here are some fun things that you can do while you are. Thanks to Susquehanna Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram for sponsoring this article on Fun Things to Do in Wrightsville.
Visit Turkey Hill: The Turkey Hill Experience features a ton of fun things to do. It is a way to spend over about 2 hours, and I am sure, you can easily spend even longer there. With interactive exhibits, you and the kids will learn about dairy culture, the story of Turkey Hill Dairy, and how the company selects its ice tea and ice cream flavors. You can become a Turkey Hill Ice cream maker for the day, and even create your own virtual ice cream flavor. Play in the vintage milk truck, milk the mechanical cows, make your own Turkey Hill commercial featuring you as the star, and get plenty of Turkey Hill ice cream and tea free samples.
Harley Davidson Factory Tour: Love Harley’s? Then check out the Harley Davidson Factory tour. Harley-Davidson® Factory Tours gives fans the opportunity to watch the legendary bikes being made. It is a behind the scene look at the legend coming to life.
Bube’s Brewery: In the mid-1800s, German beer became the rage in America. It was very different than the English-style ale. Because this beer is a lager, it needed a very different style brewing. Brewers in the 1850s could not keep up with the demand for lager so by 1860 a brewery boom was underway. There were breweries all over the US. In 1876 a small brewery was started in Mount Joy, PA. Alois Bube made the Bube Brewery his life’s work. He expanded his small brewery several times and built a Victorian hotel to save his beer and accommodate overnight guests and offer dining to travelers passing through Mount Joy. By 1900 he was a very successful business man and his reputation spread far and wide. By the turn of the century, he had a very successful business and his reputation as a good brewer and decent businessman had spread far and wide. While he died suddenly in 1908, he had built up enough of a fortune that his family was able to live there until the 60s, changing nothing even after Prohibition made the brewery close in 1920. Now you may enjoy dinner and drinks at the Brewery, take tours and even take part in a ghost tour.
Herr Family Homestead: The 1852 Herr Family Homestead lets you go back to life in the 19th century on a Lancaster County farm. The lane is lined with trees and you can wander up the path to garden. You will be able to walk the grounds and the buildings and explore the traditions and learn the history of the Pennsylvania Germans who moved to the southeastern are of Pennsylvania.
First National Bank Museum: Take a guided tour of the First National bank Museum. This is the only known bank that has been preserved in its original setting in the US. Chartered in 1864, this bank played a key role in the growth of the area. Everything is in place from the huge walk-in vault, the tree stump that was the check canceller and hammer. There is even the bullet hole from the attempted bank robbery.
Whether you are coming into town for the day or have live there your whole life, seeing the town as a tourist does, gives you a day of fun.