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Dutch Wonderland

Updated on December 23, 2012

Dutch Wonderland is a Kingdom for Kids!

Dutch Wonderland is a jewel of a theme park located in Lancaster County, PA. I grew up going to Dutch Wonderland, and I have been taking my own children there for the past 12 years. This park is a treasure and will delight children and adults alike. The park is perfect for the younger crowd, but there is enough excitement for my 14 year old too. It is a perfect place to spend a summer day. Dutch Wonderland includes Duke's Lagoon--a splash park and the regular rides and show areas. There is a classic old wooden roller coaster, a diving show, great food, a variety of rides for tiny tots to older kids, and more.

Rides to please everyone!

There are 24 family fun rides and 10 rides just for little kids 36 inches and under. There is an awesome wooden rollercoaster and a log flume. Our favorites include the train, the antique cars, the bumper cars, the roller coasters, and the old fashioned water wheel boat. My littlest ones love the Choo Choo Charlie train ride where they engineer their own personal train. There are relaxing rides (like the sky ride and monorail) and exciting rides (like the roller coaster and the joust).

Choo Choo Charlie Train Ride

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The Joust - Mini Rollercoaster

Duke's Lagoon

The Water Area

Duke's Lagoon is a section of Dutch Wonderland where you can have fun and beat the heat with water fun! There are water jets streaming upward, kid size water slides, a multi-level water play area and tipping coconuts full of water. There is plenty of seating for parents or grandparents (out of the water). Swim suits can be worn and there are changing areas right by Duke's Lagoon. There are also cabanas you can rent for your time at Duke's Lagoon. This is a great way to cool down on a hot summer's day!

Fun at Duke's Lagoon

This is a jewel of a park! - Beautiful, clean, and well-managed

How do I get there?

Dutch Wonderland:
2249 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster PA

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Get a taste of Lancaster County - Visit Dutch Wonderland!

Learn More About Lancaster County - Plan your trip to Lancaster County

Dutch Wonderland is only one attraction in beautiful Lancaster County. Lancaster County is also famous for the Amish who live here. Learn more about the Amish People and plan your trip with some of these resources.

Dutch Wonderland is an Awesome family theme park.

This is a wonderful place to make great family memories that you will hold for a lifetime!

Train Ride

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Have you been to Lancaster County? - Have you been to Dutch Wonderland?

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    • MacPharlain profile image


      5 years ago

      Our family loves Dutch Wonderland. I've been to a lot of amusement/theme parks and Dutch Wonderland is the most family friendly one.

    • goldenrulecomics profile image


      6 years ago from New Jersey

      I haven't been there in years, but oddly enough we visited Amish country in May and stayed in a motel right down the street!

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      6 years ago

      Nice lens, mom. Sorry about my other silly comments. You can delete those!

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      7 years ago

      I LOVE Dutch Wonderland!

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      7 years ago

      Belated congratulations on your Purple Star for this fun family adventure lens. Your children have the brightest smiles!

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      8 years ago

      I wish I had a puple star!!

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      8 years ago

      I wish I had a puple star!!

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      8 years ago

      @JoyfulPamela2: Thanks! It was a lovely surprise on a brand new lens!

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      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Congrats on your purple star!!

    • maytheforcebewi profile image


      8 years ago

      I've been going to Dutch Wonderland since I was a little guy. I really like it. My favorite rides are the Twister, the Joust, and the Voyager.

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      8 years ago

      The only way that we visit Dutch Wonderland is with free summer reading program tickets through the Lancaster County libraries. Ticket prices have gotten so expensive that it makes it almost impossible for larger families to afford. We much prefer Knoebels amusement park in Ellysburg, PA. We camp there for 2 nights and spend 2 days in the park and still end up spending less than we would at Dutch Wonderland.


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