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Digital Detox in Shipshewana

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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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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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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Shipshewana Corn Maze

15 Acres of Corn, 7.3 Miles of Trails and 3 Unique Mazes!!! The Shipshewana Corn Maze was created with the goal of quality family fun in the traditional American way. Our corn maze is a safe and relaxing event for the whole family and gives the next generation an understanding on how corn is grown …

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Shipshewana’s Gift of Lights Drive-Thru

Shipshewana will become home to more than two million LED Christmas lights displayed in a mile-long symphony of various light scenes this holiday season. Shipshewana’s Gift of Lights, a drive-through light display experience that will begin this season on November 23 and run through December 30.Shipshewana Trading Place and Blue Gate Hospitality have partnered with …

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Memorial Day Weekend in LaGrange County

Everyone knows Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summertime, so welcome the season with a bang! LaGrange County has plenty going on all weekend long to make it a memorable holiday. If you roll into town Saturday morning, of course you’ll need some breakfast to fuel your day, and there’s nothing more hearty …

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Back-road Amish Tours

If you’ve been to Shipshewana in the past few years you may have seen the Blue Gate bus cruising around town. What’s it used for though? The Blue Gate recently started offering back-road Amish tours, which have been a huge hit! I finally had the opportunity to take one for myself and see what all …

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About The Amish Culture: Six Social Courtesies

LaGrange County and Shipshewana are home to the third largest Amish community in the nation. This community’s simple way of life is the reason many people visit our area—to observe, learn about, pay tribute to, and purchase items from the Amish. With the travel season upon us, here are a few things to remember as …

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44th Annual Topeka Quilt Show & Sale

The Topeka Quilt Show & Sale is one of the premier shows in northeastern Indiana, drawing quilters and quilt lovers from across the nation and around the world. We average 80 exhibitors and over 1,300 quilted items (quilts, wall hangings, purses, coats, etc.) and pieced quilt tops waiting for a quilters touch. Most items are …

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