What to do and see in Manheim, Pennsylvania (PA): The Best Shopping

October 16, 2021 Alice Mieles

Manheim (Pennsylvania Dutch: Mannem) is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 4,858 at the 2010 census. The borough was named after Mannheim, in Germany.
Restaurants in Manheim

1. Gem Garden

1575 Lebanon Rd, Manheim, PA 17545-8340 +1 717-664-5522 http://www.gemgarden.biz
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5.0 based on 3 reviews

Gem Garden

2. Graystone Ridge Alpacas

903 Graystone Rd, Manheim, PA 17545-8828 +1 717-898-2642 [email protected] http://reallancastercounty.com
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5.0 based on 6 reviews

Graystone Ridge Alpacas

We are only open Sept. through December 24. Alpacas, Angora goats, and Free Range Chickens roam the farm in harmony. As a family, we raise these animals for their fiber ( and their delicious eggs). We breed the alpacas and sell them. The fiber gets processed and sold as well. The farm store is full of warm and soft alpaca fiber products. Quite a few of these products are handmade right here on the farm.

3. Root's Country Market & Auction

705 Graystone Rd, Manheim, PA 17545-8835 +1 717-898-7811 [email protected] http://www.rootsmarket.com
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4.5 based on 273 reviews

Root's Country Market & Auction

Reviewed By angooredcow

Roots Country Market and Auction was fabulous. A ton of fun. A superlative experience. A slice of Americana. For someone more accustomed to city living, it was mind-boggling. The entire day was unusual, fascinating, and downright interesting. Auctions of produce by the case or bag. A case of cabbages or grapes for $3! A bag of 8 pounds of Granny Smith apples for 50 cents! Sixty avocados in a box for $10! Who could pass them up? Besides produce, boxes of cereal, barrels of pretzels, Lance crackers, and even toilet paper were auctioned. People were buying for personal use or the community. Someone bought boxes and boxes of cereals because she had kids. Another drove from Maryland to buy huge quantities because she ran a homeless shelter. An Amish gentleman looked as if he was buying not only for himself but his neighbors. The customers sitting on assorted plastic and metal chairs in a drafty barn bought and bought at rock-bottom prices. Another auction took place earlier in the morning at a different building. Here, there were tables after tables of garage sale items such as old lamps, books, crockery, vases, clocks, dolls, and Christmas decorations. Old junk from Grandma’s attic were in full display. Individual items could be tendered but the unsold residual on the table could be had for a song. Customers swept up the sales in delight. As the adage went, “One man’s trash was another man’s treasure.” Used cars including a Mercedes were also sold. Detailed information taped on the cars. Various folks poked around. Some were serious buyers while others were just curious. Buyers and sellers were salt of the earth. Intense individuals in pursuit of getting good values for their hard-earned money. No ties or buttoned-down shirts or suits. Many farmers, the Amish, Mennonites, and tourists mingled easily. Knowledgeable and experienced, the majority knew what they were doing. The auctioneers impressed. They were professionals and understood their trade. Their speech was fast as they called out the merchandise and prices. Half the time, I could not understand. To bid, one had to stay alert and listen carefully. Besides the auctions, there were numerous tables of retail fruits and vegetables sold outside the buildings. Again, a case of 25 pounds of Chiquita bananas for only $10! No bidding, just plain selling. Strawberries, blueberries, egg plants, lettuces, cucumbers, tomatoes, and spinach. You name it, they had it. Another display of entrepreneurship at a different building where vendors displayed delicious foods. Breads, shoofly pies, cream puffs, and sticky buns begged to be bought. Ropes of sausages, bologna, and salami enticed. Fresh meats from hams to hocks lured. Bottles of honey, jams, and pickled beets gleamed. It took discipline not to buy everything because everything was tempting. Enterprising business men sold old hammers, bolts, screwdrivers, duct tape, batteries, records, and CDs. One person drove from Ohio to do a wholesale delivery in the area and as a sideline, set up a table of hardware. Another fellow sold boxes of gloves, hats, umbrellas, and a hundred and one items for the household from his truck. All the cupboard boxes were lined up and set on the ground. One wove in and out to select the wares. Parking was ample and free. Many pot holes in the parking areas. This was not your modern day slick shopping mall but more of a rough and tumble place. Totally wholesome and safe. What a day. What an experience. What a heart-warming encounter. I am so glad I went. Come hell or high water, I shall be back in 2020 with abundant money and empty bags to bid and buy. As The Terminator said, “Hasta la vista, I shall be back!”

4. Prussian Street Arcade

49 N Main St, Manheim, PA 17545-1503
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Prussian Street Arcade

Prussian Street Arcade is an indoor neighborhood of small shops. Browse over 100 collectors, curators, makers and traders for the most incredible, unique wares! From toys and candy to apparel and home decor, there really is something for everyone.

5. Home Decor Warehouse

1575 Lebanon Rd, Manheim, PA 17545-8340 +1 717-665-4721 [email protected] http://homdecwarehouse.com/home/2750090
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3.5 based on 3 reviews

Home Decor Warehouse

6. Stoltzfus Gourd & Pumpkin Farm

1151 Landisville Rd Near Rte 283 and Root’s Country Market, Manheim, PA 17545-8646 +1 717-898-3865 http://reallancastercounty.com/shops/specialty-shops/gift-shops/stoltzfus-gourd-pumpkin-farm/
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5.0 based on 4 reviews

Reviewed By LancDynamicDuo - Lancaster, United States

An excellent sampling of Lancaster County culture! Great venue with really cool gourds, pumpkins, and Fall seasonal items. Highly recommended! :-)

7. Spooky Nook Produce & Greenhouse

821 Landisville Rd, Manheim, PA 17545-8649 +1 717-898-3990 http://reallancastercounty.com/markets-2/flowers-gardens/spooky-nook-produce-greenhouse-more/

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