Lancaster is a city in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, and the county seat. It is one of the oldest inland communities in the United States. With a population of 58,039 as of the 2020 census, it is the eleventh most populous municipality in Pennsylvania. The population of the Lancaster metropolitan area is 552 984, making it the 104th largest metropolitan area in the United States and the second largest in South Central Pennsylvania.
Healthcare, tourism, public administration, manufacturing, and professional and semi-professional services are the city's primary industries. Lancaster is the center of Dutch Country in Pennsylvania.
Lancaster Central Market
Central Market, also known as Lancaster Central Market, is a historic public market located in Penn Square, in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Until 2005, the market was the oldest municipally-operated market in the United States.
Dutch Wonderland is a 48-acre theme park just east of Lancaster, Pennsylvania in East Lampeter Township, appealing primarily to families with small children. The park's theme is a "Kingdom for Kids."
The Fulton Opera House, also known as the Fulton Theatre or simply The Fulton, is a League of Regional Theatres class B regional theater located in historic downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania. It is reportedly the oldest working theatre in the United States. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964.
Long's Park is a Public park with 80 acres of outdoor activities, including a lake, petting farm & playgrounds.
Strasburg Rail Road
The Strasburg Rail Road is a heritage railroad and the oldest continuously operating standard-gauge railroad in the western hemisphere, as well as the oldest public utility in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.