AAA World Article

The Turkey Hill Experience

Learn how ice cream is made, milk a mechanical cow, learn about the culture of Turkey Hill Dairy and more!

AAA World Article

All Photos Courtesy of The Turkey Hill Experience
Sponsored Content

Conveniently located off of Route 30 in Columbia, PA, the Turkey Hill Experience features interactive exhibits that are fun and educational for all ages. Though not a factory tour, you will learn all about how Turkey Hill Ice Cream and Iced Tea are made.

The Turkey Hill Experience

Walk through interactive exhibits of the ice cream making process, from delivering milk and cream to freezing the mix and filling the cartons. You’ll learn about homogenization and pasteurization then race to measure out the perfect batch. Cool off from the hard work with a stop in our blast freezer.


We know you have a dream ice cream flavor. Our Create Your Own exhibit is your chance to bring it to life. Research and develop your own ice cream concoction by choosing your ingredients and designing your package. Afterwards, you can make a commercial, where you and your new ice cream flavor are the stars.  

The Turkey Hill Experience

Next, bring your virtual ice cream creation to life in the Turkey Hill Taste Lab: a hands-on educational experience that will allow you to develop and taste the flavor you created (additional fee, reservations required).

In addition to Turkey Hill Ice Cream exhibits, enjoy a class all about our tea. Discover, taste, and experience tea from around the world in a way you never have before in the Tea Discovery exhibit. You’ll learn about tea origins, aromas, and unique flavors from a Turkey Hill tea expert (30 minutes, reserved seating).

The Turkey Hill Experience

You’ll also get a feel for what it’s like to be a Turkey Hill farmer by milking a mechanical cow and sitting in our vintage milk truck. Did we mention that there are plenty of free samples, too? Of course, no trip is complete without a souvenir, so make sure to swing by the gift shop for some one-of-a-kind Turkey Hill memorabilia.

The Turkey Hill Experience

Looking for a new and exciting kid’s birthday party place in Lancaster? The Turkey Hill Experience will put together a fun day of exploration and birthday activities at one of Lancaster County's favorite family attractions. Just get in touch with one of our party planners, and we can take care of everything.

The Turkey Hill Experience

The Turkey Hill Experience offers a fun-filled, educational, and affordable field trip for all ages. Kids, students, and adults will leave with a full understanding of what we do at Turkey Hill Dairy. It’s all here, nestled in the natural beauty of western Lancaster County.

The Turkey Hill Experience, 301 Linden St, Columbia, PA 17512, 1-844-847-4884 (1-844-VISIT-TH),


This attraction was originally featured in the May/June 2019 digital version of AAA World.

Other Articles


There is something for everyone in The Sweetest Place On Earth this summer.

Visit Philadelphia

Families discover a ton of fun in Philadelphia and the countryside

Destination Gettysburg

When looking for your next vacation inspiration, look no further than Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.