About LaGrange County CVB

Shopper's Utopia

Shopper's Utopia

Wander the many different shops and stores that make downtown Shipshewana and LaGrange County a shopper’s utopia.

Amish Culture

Amish Culture

Witness the simple life of the Amish and Mennonites. Learn the history and culture of the two groups.

Things To Do

Things To Do

Keep busy with live entertainment, lakes, fishing, swimming, golf, hiking, shopping, buggy rides, museums and historical tours.

Fresh Baked

Fresh Baked

Freshly baked aromas will surround you in downtown Shipshewana where everything from pies to pizza can be found a plenty.

Who We Are

The Shipshewana/LaGrange County Convention & Visitors Bureau is a full service Visitor Center offering brochures, festival & event information and area maps. Our friendly travel consultants can also help with reservation assistance, regional information and resource information. Our Group Marketing staff offers customized itinerary planning, FAM tours, event coordination, step on guides and group packaging.

Beth Thornburg, CTIS

Executive Director

JoDee Hooley, CTIS

Director of Leisure Group Experiences

Patti Smith

Director of Visitor Experiences

NITDC Partners

Shipshewana/LaGrange County is a member of the Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission (NITDC), a regional partnership of the Convention and Visitors Bureaus from seven Northern Indiana counties. The member counties work together using consumer research and professional marketing expertise to develop an integrated cooperative marketing and advertising program that allows for partnerships with the region’s tourism businesses and attractions. Working together and leveraging resources allows all members, and even the smallest private sector marketing partners, to have presence in media and markets that would not be possible without NITDC’s regional buying clout.

Healthy Economy & Residents


Shipshewana/LaGrange County attracts more than 2 million leisure travelers, tour groups, and destination travelers anually, and is considered one of the top 5 most visited attractions in Indiana. The population of Shipshewana grows from approximately 536 residents to over 20,000 on a busy summer day.


According to a CERTEC study commissioned in 2014, the LaGrange County Convention and Visitors Bureau reported that the tourism travel industry contributed nearly $137.2 million to the economy in 2013. Tourists spent $98.3 million with $32.2 million generated in tax revenues. More than 1,640 jobs were created in 2013.


LaGrange County is ranked as the 5th healthiest county in Indiana due to the abundant natural resources and outdoor activities found within the county so that people of all ages can find something to keep them active year-round. Stop by Pigeon River Fish and Wildlife Area with 529 acres of lakes, 17 miles of free flowing river, and its many different woodlands and camping areas. LaGrange County is also home to 67 natural lakes and rivers that are ideal for canoeing and kayaking, as well as a vibrant county and town parks system.

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