First a stop by Starbuck’s for a much needed coffee and spinach & feta wrap and for the boy a mocha chocolate chip frappuccino and blueberry scone (Mr.Fancy Pants!) and then off to an elephant wonderland we go!
We head down Rt.30 on our way to Mr.Ed’s Elephant Museum and Candy Emporium – off Rt.30 between Gettysburg and Chambersburg. Making a pit stop as we passed through Gettysburg at General Lee’s Museum and Gift Shop, we knew this day was going to a day filled with smiles and laughter.
Enter into a world of imagination and fun:
We parked on the side of the building in front of a big sign reading “Mr.Ed’s Elephant Museum and Candy Emporium. Knowing this wondrous place would be an adventure of photos and surely some sugar packed shopping, I tucked my phone and credit card into my crossover and climbed out of the car meeting my big-grinned son on the other side of the car. This day trip had been on our to-do list for quite some time and we were so excited to explore. Being a somewhat elephant fanatic (to give you an idea – The first time my boyfriend’s long time friend Mark visited our place his words were, “Wow, your place has some major elephantitis.”) So you can imagine my glee to finally make it to Mr.Ed’s!
My son and I were greeted by a giant talking elephant named Miss Ellie. Upon her suggestion, we set off to explore. We saw sitting bears to sit and relax with, a tree to hug, and a mailbox adorned with an elephant drinking a cup of tea. We were then led by tin soldiers to stroll the woods and gardens, and this is where we went “nuts at Mr.Ed’s”, made a wish at a pond, sat upon some colorful polka-dotted balls, met “Mister”, and shared even more smiles and laughter.
Upon entering the Enchanted Forest, we walked up the Stairway to Nowhere, came upon an elephant cow, and mourned at the elephant cemeteries. After exploring the forest, we made a stop to meet Gunther before wandering down the gnome’s path and visiting a fairie garden, then stopping for a sitting spell before going inside.
Inside we found a shop full of treasures (and candy!), Santa, and shelves full of elephant collectibles. Before heading out with a box full of fudge, and some other goodies, we made sure to stop for a photo op with Dumbo!
Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum and Candy Emporium is located off of Rt.30 between Gettysburg and Chambersburg in Pennsylvania. Surely a place to add to your trip list for a day trip if your local or a stop to make when you’re visiting Gettysburg!