Columbia, Pennsylvania: The Turkey Hill Experience

Ice cream manufacturer turned a gutted silk mill into an interactive giant tub of ice cream and a simulated deep freeze. Flush out the pipes in a fake factory and milk a robot cow.

Address:
301 Linden St., Columbia, PA
Directions:
Exit US Hwy 30 onto Hwy 441/Linden St. (Columbia) just east of Susquehanna River bridge. The Experience is just south of US Hwy 30, on the northeast corner of Hwy 441 and Linden St., next to the Burger King.
Hours:
Summer daily 9:30-5; fewer hours and days off-season. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
888-986-8784
Admission:
Adults $10.
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The Turkey Hill Experience

Don't pig out on samples before you make your own flavor ice cream. The whole family loved it.

[Jenifer, 06/17/2017]

Create your own flavor.

The Turkey Hill Experience

You can create your own ice cream flavor in the Turkey Hill test lab.

[Stacy, 08/27/2016]

Turkey Hill Dairy truck.

The Turkey Hill Experience

Short and sweet. Geared towards children.

[Nicole, 03/09/2016]

Freeze exhibit.

The Turkey Hill Experience

An 80-year-old Pennsylvania ice cream manufacturer has turned a gutted and abandoned silk mill into an interactive frozen dairy "experience." No ice cream is made at the Experience, but Turkey Hill is betting that you won't care. The Experience was designed by the same company that built The Hershey Story a few miles up the road. Visitors get to walk through a giant tub of ice cream, stand in a simulated deep freeze, flush out the pipes in a fake factory, and milk one of several robotic cows. Turkey Hill's president explained the motivation behind creating the Experience in a company press release: "We think as we tell our story, people will become even more in love with our products."

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 06/11/2011]

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