Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Turkey Hill Experience!


We had the very special privilege of visiting the Turkey Hill Experience in Lancaster, PA. 

It was a great experience!

It was fun, informative and engaging. The design of the experience, from the information presented to the layout of the building was brilliant!

The front of the building!

We had such a wonderful time!

The drive was relatively short, about an hour and ten minutes. The kids stayed occupied with a Nintendo DS and Innotab Tablet. There were no fits (I count myself lucky).

When we got there, we were the first people there! (We were about a half an hour early)!

It was one of the most affordable kids interactive/amusement experiences we've ever gone on. 

Ticket prices, (for regular admission) are as follows:

We recommend allowing 60-90 minutes to enjoy the Turkey Hill Experience. Enjoy free samples while you visit and be sure to check out our gift shop and take a souvenir home with you!

Regular (ages 18-61): $9.95
Junior (ages 5-17): $7.95
Senior (ages 62+): $8.95
Children (ages 4 and under): Free


(A cool aspect of pricing? If you are serving or have served in the military, your ticket is free! *with proper military ID, of course).

We started off in history area part of the experience. We learned all about the history and culture of western Lancaster County and the Susquehanna River Valley. We  milked a mechanical cow and sat in a milk truck.


In the history part of the tour.
 
 
 
 
Milking a cow.
 
 
One of the most exciting and unique aspects of the Turkey Hill Experience is creating your own virtual ice cream flavor and container! We walked through many interactive exhibits of the ice cream making process, from milk and cream delivery to freezing the mix and filling the cartons (they have a fun game where you have to fill the containers. We totally lost!). Learn about homogenization and pasteurization then race to measure out the perfect batch. 
Creating her own Virtual Ice Cream Flavor!
 
Research and develop your own ice cream concoction by choosing your ingredients and designing your package. Cool off from the hard work with a stop in our blast freezer. We also learned how Turkey Hill tests their ice cream with a sample taste test of our own! 







Princess choosing her favorite flavor of ice cream! We learned that her favorite flavor is Turkey Hill's most popular flavor! Do you know what it is? It's VANILLA!

We also learned all sorts of interesting facts. Did you know that it takes five minutes to fill nine hundred and seventy five containers of ice cream? That is a lot of ice cream in a small amount of time! 

We even got to make our own ice cream commercial!

There is so much to do and see at the Turkey Hill Experience. We were very sad to leave! Every part of it was fun! It was also a great educational trip. We learned so much! About homogenization and pasteurization, scents and all sorts of amazing things! 

I cannot recommend a more exciting trip! It was fun, fun, fun! The kids were so happy!  It was inexpensive, local and engaging! 

It was so much fun!(I know that sounds redundant, but, it was an wonderful experience!) 


My little Peanuts!



What is your favorite flavor of Turkey Hill ice cream? Mine is Party Cake!
Modern Mommy





 
 
 
 
 

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