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Kick Off the Holiday Season in Shipshewana, Indiana

The holidays come early in Shipshewana, and we love that. The end of October the elves are out hanging lights and decorating all over town. It’s a nice mix of fall and Christmas decor for a period of time, but once November arrives, it’s an all-out Christmas mood. The Lighting of Shipshewana is the official …

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10 Ways To Unplug In Shipshewana, Indiana

You see evidence of this every day, more and more people are spending more time on their phones and less talking to an actual human. And in many vacation destinations, adding more digital technology can make trip experiences less personable and more about being quick. Shipshewana is one of the few exceptions to that trend, …

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CopperTop Tavern – Foodie Friday

When Foodie Friday rolled around this week, I was more excited than usual. I haven’t ate at The CopperTop Tavern in months, so it was long overdue. CopperTop is famous in the county for their delicious food and fun atmosphere. We took our food to-go, but eating there is an even better experience, especially if …

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Scenic Fall Drive in Shipshewana, Indiana

Click here to Download the Directions & Map Typically when you roll into Shipshewana, you’re greeted by endless farms and open fields. It might be surprising to hear of the beautiful fall foliage that can be seen this time of year. The natural beauty here in LaGrange County can often be underappreciated, many people not …

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Foodie Friday – Fireside Craft Burgers & Brew

When Friday rolls around, the staff here at the Visitors Center has one important topic to discuss; where are we getting lunch? Today the decision was fairly easy to make. We had been craving the food from the former Fireside Cafe that used to be located next door to us before moving to downtown LaGrange. …

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Guided Bus Tour with Step-On Guide Scott Miller

Many people skip right over the motor coach tour option when planning a vacation, and you’re thinking, “so what, can’t I see the same things on my own?” Which may be partially true, but it’s not nearly the same experience. For the first time, I was able to join a guided bus tour and view …

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Top Shipshewana Selfie Spots

Whether you’re a selfie taker, or prefer a more professional shot, here are the top _ spots for an awesome photo-op in Shipshewana.   Of course, when you first come into town the best place to start is the Visitors Center. Not only can you get a wealth of information, you can also take your …

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Ribs @ Rogers

Ribs. Brisket. Pulled Pork. Chicken. Is your mouth watering yet? Then you missed a great opportunity to have a full-on feast. The first ever Ribs @ Rogers event was a great success! The David Rogers Memorial Park filled up early in the morning with 14 vendors firing up their grills. I was lucky enough to …

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RV Factory Tour

If you’ve been to the LaGrange/Elkhart County region in your lifetime, you can easily guess one of the largest industries, recreational vehicles. They’re everywhere; factories, driving down the road, dealerships, you can’t go a mile down the road without seeing an RV. It’s every day life for locals, but for those of us not involved in …

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