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Looking for things to do with kids when you visit Lancaster County? Don't miss one of PA Dutch Country's most-popular indoor family attractions, the Turkey Hill Experience.


The Turkey Hill Experience offers a fun-filled, educational and affordable field trip for all ages. Your students will leave with a full understanding of what we do at Turkey Hill Dairy.


During your self-guided visit, students will participate in numerous interactive exhibits. Three of those will allow them to use their imagination to develop, package, and market a virtual ice cream flavor. Additionally, they will learn about the ice cream making process from raw ingredients to finished goods and how we market our top-selling ice cream and iced tea.


Students will also learn what it was like in the early days of Turkey Hill Dairy and how we grew from a small family-owned dairy farm into the national production facility we are today. While here, learn what it was like to be a milk delivery driver, milk our mechanical cows, and sample our products


In our Turkey Hill Taste Lab, each student will bring their virtual flavor to life as our instructor walks them through the process step by step. Beginning with a basic white ice cream mix, students will add the proper amount of flavoring, variegate and other inclusions to develop their perfect recipe. Enjoy your ice cream creation while you settle in for a little course in Turkey Hill Ice Cream Production 101.


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301 Linden St, Columbia, PA 17512, USA

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