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A Town Called Intercourse USA

Yes Intercourse USA really exists and supposedly, it has the most stolen sign in the whole of the country. Intercourse, in Lancaster County Pennsylvania is a bit of a tourist hot spot as it sits squarely in beautiful Amish Country. We had to visit Intercourse town as part of our USA road trip and this part of the world didn’t disappoint in any way.

Intercourse USA Road Sign Intercourse Pennsylvania Amish Lancaster County

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Intercourse USA

If you want to see the beautiful and traditional Amish horse-drawn buggies, along with the rolling farmlands of this part of the world, Intercourse town is a very good place to spot them.

Amish Buggies Intercourse Pennsylvania
Watch out for Amish Buggies. Intercourse.

Intercourse itself is full of gift shops, quilt shops and country antique stores. They’re great if you’re in a shopping position, unfortunately, as we now live out of backpacks full time, we weren’t. It’s incredibly liberating to only own what you can carry. This is one of the reasons travel is cheaper than staying at home and part of how we managed to continue travelling the world with the kids for 6+ years.

The joy of Intercourse for us, was in just driving around, enjoying the countryside in this part of the world. It is so pretty, incredibly so. We think we picked a good time of year, that blanket of snow on rooftops and rolling fields made things even prettier.

Intercourse USA Amish Buggy Pennsylvania

This road, the Pennsylvania Route 340, took us through Bird in Hand where we had a great time visiting the farmers’ market, trying new foods and looking at hand-made Amish crafts. As we’re not from the US, apple cider was totally new to us and chocolate-coated bacon was pretty interesting. American bacon is nothing like UK bacon, that’s another revelation of this trip.

More posts on Lancaster County and Amish country to come, we highly recommend this part of the world, there is a lot more to it than just the Amish community, but that in itself, was amazing. We also found interesting places involving pretzels and chocolate, this was a very food focussed trip.

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Intercourse Town USA, Touring Amish Pennsylvania

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We spent 2 months road tripping the USA and Lancaster County, Amish Pennsylvania and Intercourse town were a highlight of our tour. We have more posts on our tour of the USA in the USA travel blog archives but a few other stand-out experiences were finding fossilised shark’s teeth at Myrtle Beach, discovering the Darien Sea Monster and taking an airboat ride in the Everglades. Our most popular posts in this section are Planning a USA Road Trip and New York on a Budget.

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Monday 25th of December 2017

LOL! You should also visit Climax, MN!

Alyson Long for World Travel Family

Tuesday 26th of December 2017

Yes I think we probably should Kary.

The Guy

Saturday 8th of February 2014

Ah this brings back memories. I've been there and had my picture taken by the road sign. We then went on for a traditional Amish meal where I also picked up a copy of the local newspaper, Intercourse News.

There are actually quite a lot of towns in the area with sexually orientated names. I'm not sure if it is the Amish sense of humour or just great marketing?

Talitha Guittin

Wednesday 5th of February 2014

Hi Alyson! I for one would like that sign in my living room ... The Niagara Falls look nice. How do they compare to Foz de Iguaçu? My kids thought THAT was awesome. Should you go to Foz, check out the Argentinian side of the falls too. You get much closer (my kids loved the bird-park in 2006, but we haven't been back since...). But for a panaromic view, the Brazilian side is a must do! Keep going - your blog is really fantastic!


Wednesday 5th of February 2014

Wow - you're close to our farm! Make sure you visit the Strasburg (Steam) railroad. They are super-nice folks and the ride on a steam train is a beautiful way to see our special PA farmland.

Enjoy your visit!

[email protected]elfamily

Wednesday 5th of February 2014

It was fantastic around there Daria! We've left now, for Canada. I have lots more posts to come about Lancaster County, we enjoyed our time there immensely.

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Alyson is the creator of World Travel Family travel blog and is a full-time traveller, blogger, and travel writer. A lifetime of wanderlust and now over 7 years on the road, 50+ countries allowed the creation of this website, for you. She has a BSc and worked in pathology before entering the travel arena and creating this website. World Travel Family Travel Blog has been helping you travel more, better, and further since 2012, when Alyson and James first had this life changing idea. On this site you can find endless travel information, tips, and guides plus how to travel, how to fund travel, and how to start your own travel blog.


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