Amish Country

Shipshewana, IN

Visiting Shipshewana is like taking a step back in time to a quieter, simpler way of life. This small town has a population of just over 500 people and is at the very center of Northern Indiana’s Amish and Mennonite communities. Quaint and picturesque, one of Shipshewana’s claims to fame is the Shipshewana Flea Market. It’s reported to be the largest outdoor flea market in all the Midwest and features 1,000 plus vendors hawking their wares. The flea market opens May-October on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but livestock and horse auctions are held year round!

This village offers plenty of small town charm with its appealing downtown area and winding back country roads dotted with cultivated fields and charming Amish homesteads. Buggy and trolley tours abound and whisk visitors away to a time and place where livestock care, home cooking, and quilt making keep neighbors busy all day long. Over 50 stores line the streets of downtown Shipshewana and offer shoppers a wide array of goods, including handmade linens, homemade peanut butter and pies, handcrafted furniture, and antiques. Family style meals are served at the Blue Gate Restaurant, where families enjoy feasting on tables laden with Amish specialties, and the Menno-Hof Museum helps visitors to understand the histories of the Amish and Mennonite people.

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Amish Acres

Slow down to a simpler way of life where time stopped over a century ago. Come for the Day, Stay for a Play, Spend the Night.

Come for the Amish cooking, baking, and shopping you won’t want to miss.

Make plans now to relive the simple pleasures of yesteryear when Amish Acres reopens in the spring. Bring the entire family together to tour the Amish farmstead listed in The National Register of Historic Places. Take an Amish horse and buggy ride. Enjoy Threshers Dinner served family style in the century old barn restaurant. Stay for a play, see the 24th season of Plain and Fancy plus seven other Broadway musicals in repertory in The Round Barn Theatre. Plan to spend the night at The Inn at Amish Acres or The Nappanee Inn to make your visit more relaxing and complete. Overnight packages are the best way to enjoy the total experience of Amish Acres.

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