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Mister Ed's Elephant Museum

6019 Chambersburg Rd, Orrtanna, PA 17353-9683
+1 717-352-3792
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Unique attraction

Neat place to visit off of the beaten path on US 30...the elephant museum is pretty neat, and the... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Hagerstown, Maryland
Fun Place to Stop if Traveling on Route 30

Interesting place to stop if you have time while traveling Route 30. Enjoy the gardens around the... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2017
Christopher S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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You'll never forget Mister Ed's Elephant Museum, featuring more than 12,000 pachyderm figurines, circus souvenirs, political paraphernalia, toys and more. Be a kid in a candy store with more than 700 varieties of your favorites from yesteryear through today. You gotta try our more than 70 flavors of creamy homemade fudge and our fresh roasted jumbo peanuts. Stroll our whimsical gardens, count fish in our pond, or bring a blanket and have a picnic. Voted one of USA Today's "Top 10 Souvenir Shops" in the nation in 2014.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“homemade fudge” (18 reviews)
“candy store” (25 reviews)
“roasted peanuts” (14 reviews)
6019 Chambersburg Rd, Orrtanna, PA 17353-9683
+1 717-352-3792
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Neat place to visit off of the beaten path on US 30...the elephant museum is pretty neat, and the candy variety is huge! They do have homemade hot fudge, but I didn't see any homemade candies.

Thank metsfan2017
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Interesting place to stop if you have time while traveling Route 30. Enjoy the gardens around the store and don't forget to stop and see Miss Ellie the Elephant out front. She talks and can be activated by standing under her trunk. Nice collection of...More

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Oh my Goodness! What a great slice of old time America. The elephants inside the free museum were fabulous to view-seemed like a million of them. We bought peanuts, flavored nuts, and old fashioned candy to take with us. The large statue in the front...More

Thank Craig H
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I was on my way to Gettysburg and had read about Mister Ed's Elephant Museum. I was on Route 30 so Mister Ed's was right off the highway with no detours. It's a fun place to stop and kids, especially, will enjoy the candy and...More

Thank Jackbear
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I found this via RoadsideAmerica. I love finding unique roadside attraction on our family trips. Last year, we hit the Dinosaurland attraction and this place was just as fun. I love elephants and candy so it was great. The outside is very eccentric and fun...More

Thank Becca R
Reviewed 8 August 2017

After leaving Gettysburg, I could not go home without seeing the famous Mister Ed's! The grounds make for quirky but harmless fun. Lots of fun surprises await as you stroll around - I won't ruin them all here! Inside, there is a very thorough candy...More

Thank Tee610
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped here mostly to walk around outside as suggested and we weren't disappointed. It's not very large, but it's cute and I got lots of garden ideas. Inside there was nothing especially unusual or different. There is a small room as an elephant museum...More

Thank mnjzmom1966
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We visited here many years ago and the amount of elephant related stuff was incredible then. However, the museum experienced a fire in 2010 which destroyed much of the museum. Never fear, the loyal elephant loving public came to the rescue and donated MORE elephant...More

Thank jserramcorder
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Loved this place. It is about 20 minutes away from gettysburg, but worth the drive. All kinds of candy including nostalgic candy from your childhood. Many little gifts to purchase. Also has an elephant musuem with over 20,000 (?) items to look at. Animatronis elephant...More

Thank Tank002
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Driving from Gettysburg to West Virginia we were puzzled: " why are these flip-flops hanging in the trees on the side of the road?" we wondered. Well, we were soon faced with Mr. Ed's Elephant Museum. It's not a museum, and it has nothing to...More

Thank bliming
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