Ronks is a small farming community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, west of Paradise, Pennsylvania. The Strasburg Rail Road is the oldest operating railroad in the States and the oldest public utility in Pennsylvania. Ronks is a home to the Sight and Sound Theatres, a Christian theater that produces inspirational musicals with biblical themes. Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is a five-acre farm offering fun activities for the whole family including a corn maze, pumpkin patch, wagon rides and a petting zoo. Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania has a collection on over 100 historic locomotives and railroad cars .
1.Sight and Sound Theatres
Sight and Sound Theatres is a Christian theater in Ronks, Pennsylvania that produces inspirational musicals with biblical themes from Moses to Jonah and Noah. Inspirational story, song and magnificent staging bring the Bible to life on stage. Professional actors are dressed in elaborate costumes, meticulously detailed sets are 40 feet high. Add to that trained animals, spectacular special effects and great music, it is no wonder that Sight & Sound shows bring over 800,000 spectators every year. The theatre operates from the new 2,000-seat, state-of-the-art theater with a massive, 300-foot stage that wraps around the audience. The first show on the new stage was Sight & Sound’s signature and most popular production — Noah.
300 Hartman Bridge Rd, Ronks, PA 17572, Phone: 800-377-1277
2.Strasburg Rail Road
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The Strasburg Rail Road is the oldest operating railroad in the States and the oldest public utility in Pennsylvania. The Strasburg Rail Road Company was chartered in 1832 and is today offering excursion trains pulled by steam locomotives on a 4.5-mile track in Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Its headquarters is just outside Strasburg, Pennsylvania. Strasburg has five still operating steam locomotives and the largest operating fleet of historic wooden passenger coaches in the country. The Strasburg Rail Road is one of the few American railroads to still occasionally use steam locomotives to pull freight trains. The nearby Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania uses Strasburg Rail Road tracks at times to connect to the Amtrak Philadelphia-to-Harrisburg Main Line in Paradise, Pennsylvania.
301 Gap Rd, Ronks, PA 17572, Phone: 866-725-9666
3.Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
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Located near Ronks, in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Cherry Crest Adventure Farm is a unique five-acre farm offering fun activities for the whole family. There is a corn maze, pumpkin patch, wagon rides, a petting zoo and frequent festivals for kids. Farm visitors can also board the Strasburg Rail Road Steam Engine from the farm to the station, through the lush countryside to Paradise, and then back to the farm. Besides offering fun activities, Cherry Crest operates real working farm on 300 acres planted with a range of crops. The Cherry Crest property dates back to the early 1700s, when it was owned by the Ferree family, who emigrated to the Pequea Valley from France to avoid religious persecution. Jack and Donna Coleman bought the farm in 1987.
150 Cherry Hill Rd, Ronks, PA 17572, Phone: 717-687-6843
4.Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
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The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania is located in Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, along Pennsylvania Route 741. It is managed by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The museum's collection includes over 100 historic locomotives and railroad cars that tell the story of American railroads. Visitors are allowed to climb aboard locomotives and cars, watch experts restore ancient machines using closed-circuit television, enjoy interactive educational programs, and more. In addition to full-size trains, the museum also has a number of other items such as model railroad layouts, a hands-on educational center, a library, an archive, and a smaller exhibit gallery.
300 Gap Rd, Ronks, PA 17572, Phone: 717-687-8628
5.Mascot Roller Mills
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Mascot Roller Mills or Ressler's Mill, is a historic grist mill established in 1737 located at Upper Leacock Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The mill complex consists of the mill and miller's house, summer kitchen and frame barn.. The machinery was added in 1906. The mill is a three-story stone building with a gable roof and cupola, and the house, built in 1855, is a two-story, gable roofed brick structure. The one-story summer kitchen, attached to the house, is made of bricks. The small frame barn was built the late-19th century. Mascot Roller Mills is the oldest operating grist mill in Lancaster County
2900 Stumptown Rd, Ronks, PA 17572, Phone: 717-656-7616
6.Aimee and Daria's Doll Outlet
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Aimee and Darla’s Doll Outlet is the largest shop of its kind in the area. Located in Ronks, Pennsylvania, the Doll Outlet has more than 5,000 dolls in stock, from two-inch tall, up to 42-inch tall. There is a doll for everyone in a wide range of prices. The outlet sells dolls from a range of major doll companies. The selection includes a range of lifelike, realistic looking baby dolls, some beautifully hand-painted and other manufactured. There are vinyl play baby dolls for newborns and all kinds of dolls for kids of all ages. Whether you are looking for the first doll for your baby to play with, or for an addition to your collection of dolls, the outlet has it all. Clients can even design their own doll, or adopt one of their tiny baby dolls from the outlet ‘nursery.” There are also doll clothes of all kinds and doll furniture.
2682 Lincoln Hwy E, Ronks, PA 17572, Phone: 717-687-8118
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