The eastern section of Lancaster still retains somewhat of a rural character. Many of the streets in the village of Lancaster are very large and wide, lined with old and tall trees. This is where you’ll find the Lancaster Opera House, built in 1894 and still the focus of downtown because of its size and clock tower. The town also has a racetrack for stock- and drag racing.
The Lancaster Opera House is perhaps the most significant building in town and still hosts plays and musicals. The building also houses Lancaster Town Hall. The town has several historic buildings that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Warren Hull House, the Lancaster District School No. 6, the Clark-Lester House and the Liebler-Rohl Gasoline Station, which operated as a gas station until the 1960s and now houses an ice cream parlor.