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Old 06-13-2010, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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So, we are going to be staying in Lebanon for my husband's school reunion, he hasn't lived there in ages. I'm thinking about staying an extra day to "do something", (this would be Sunday and possibly Monday enroute to VA) i.e., see what else is around, flea markets, touristy stuff, etc. - We would be traveling South then to VA so I don't want to go too far afield (we also haven't yet extended the hotel for the extra night so if anyone has a though on that I would welcome it).
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Old 06-14-2010, 07:21 AM
 
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Lebanon (center to center) is 12 miles from Only In Hershey which would qualify as touristy.

Or you can visit Pennsylvania Dutch Country in the heart of Lancaster County Pa | Amish Country activities, shopping, dining, lodging | PA Dutch Convention Visitors Bureau not much further south of Lebanon, that's touristy too.

Here's a flea market SW of Lebanon: Saturday's Market, PA Dutch Country Farmers Market and Flea Market And another one but you're probably not going to be there the day it's open: Root's Country Market & Auction Inc.
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Old 06-14-2010, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Thanks ki0eh! We won't be there on Tuesday for the Root's one. Anybody know anything in nearby areas? Reading maybe? I've never been (I'm a native Pittsburgher), York (which is on the way home), anything along 83 (I think that's the Route). TIA
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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So......I'm guessing there is NOTHING else to do?
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Old 06-18-2010, 07:58 AM
 
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Not exactly. You can climb a concrete observation tower My Website > Home in the mountains south of town or search for ghost towns in the mountains north of town St Anthony's Wilderness

Obviously much depends on what it is you like "to do."
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Cape Coral Fl. / Lebanon Pa.
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The only thing I can think of on Sunday in Lebanon is the flea market at Sun Set Market on N. 7th St. Or maybe a B-ball game at City Island in Harrisburg, If not into baseball check out city island anyhow kayak and canoe rentals on the Susquhanna River.. Food I'll recommend Duke's Riverside in Wormleysburg. Sit on the Deck nice river view..

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Old 06-18-2010, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Reps to you both - thanks for the suggestions! That's Duke's place sounds great.
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Old 07-20-2010, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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We ending up going to The Gin Mill Friday night, sat outside, great waitress, decent food, enjoyed it. We went to the reunion/get together on Sat., Sunday night we went to The Blue Bird Inn in Cornwall, again, great waitress and HUGE food portions, I recommend it. We went earlier that day to Adamstown and checked out several antique/collectible places, ate at a diner and liked the whole day. Not so good was the decision to leave on Monday via Lancaster enroute to home - I honestly can't think of anything about Lancaster to recommend it, we did speak to a nice visitor rep. on a bike, ate at some chain that has a flamingo logo and had a really good chicken salad wrap. Sadly, Lancaster seems to have a high proportion of homeless and/or unemployed men that just hang around the downtown area.

I did ask locals about Duke's and they said it's not called that anymore, it changes names continuously, so we didn't chance it.
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Downtown Harrisburg
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I did ask locals about Duke's and they said it's not called that anymore, it changes names continuously, so we didn't chance it.
Duke's in Hershey? I didn't know they changed. Duke's is a funny thing. The food is always "good". I've never had a bad meal there. In fact it's probably the best pub food I've found in the area. None of their food will ever win an award, but the fact that their menu is so diverse and all of it is "ok" at worst definitely says something.

The west shore Duke's is a staple around here, if you can stomach the traffic. The service is usually between "bad" and "mediocre" on weekend nights, but during the day it's not bad. Duke's is the one place that everyone can at least agree on. They're like the Dennys of bar / restaurants.

Anyway, glad you enjoyed your stay!
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:52 AM
 
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ate at some chain that has a flamingo logo and had a really good chicken salad wrap.
That would be Isaac's. They are from Lancaster but I've only eaten at some of their Harrisburg area locations. I've found their food to be interesting but ingredients not fresh and portion size small for the money. Maybe since they're from Lancaster the ingredients are fresher in Lancaster.
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