Want to make some great spring break memories? Here’s a way to make kids, tweens, teens, and adults all happy at the same time: Come on over to LaGrange County, where you’ll find fun for everyone!
While this page lists 10 fun-filled events, Melissa Troyer offers 91 more places to explore in her book, 101 Things to do in Shipshewana.
1. Ride the carousel at Davis Mercantile.
225 Harrison Street, Shipshewana. 260.768.7300.
The featured animals were handmade and painted by local artists, and the outer ring of animals was carved by a local Amish carver.
2. Go geocaching at Maple Wood Nature Center.
4550 E 100 S, LaGrange. 260.463.4022
Grab your GPS and hunt for hidden treasure throughout the Nature Center.
3. Feel the Destructive force of a Tornado at Menno Hof
510 S Van Buren St., Shipshewana. 260.768.4117
Menno-Hof invites you to explore the Anabaptist history and lifestyle through multimedia presentations and hands on displays. The environment offers a window into the faith and life of the Mennonites and Amish in north-central Indiana, one of the worlds largest Anabaptist communities. Board a 17th Century Ship, experience the tornado theatre, indoor children’s play area.
4. Watch cheese being made at Guggisberg Deutsche Kase Haus.
11275 W 250 N, Middlebury. 574.825.9511
Cheese making hours are 8am-noon weekdays, but call ahead to make sure they’re making cheese on the day you visit.
5. See incredible, edible treats being made at Plyley’s Candy Store.
909 S Poplar St., LaGrange. 877.665.2778.
1,600 to 2,000 pounds of candy are made each day.
6. Watch an Amish family create toys at Owl Toy Craft.
9555 W 300 S, Topeka. 260.593.2651
This toy making family crafts simple, unpainted, wooden toys: tractors; trains; barns; marble rollers; grain elevators; wagons; buggies; and wooden fences.
7. Take a trip back in time.
David Rogers Memorial Park
2355W 550S Wolcottville, IN
Authentic pioneer log homes have been relocated to this park. It also is the gravesite and memorial to pioneer philanthropist, Dr. David Rogers. David Rogers Country Fair Pioneer Living History Festival is the fourth Saturday of August, celebrating the work and play of 1845
8. Bike the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail.
Shipshewana & Middlebury
Most of this 16.5 mile trail passes alternately through wooded and open areas. Parts of the original railroad corridor were traded to neighbors for land around edges of fields. During the growing season, parts of the trail are boardered by rows of corn and soybeans. The trail surface is asphalt except for 1.75 miles of packed limestone surface from SR 5 to CR 28 northeast of Goshen
9. Taste the fruit at Scherger’s Kettle.
120 Morton Street, Shipshewana. 800.447.6475
Watch jam being made from the fruit preparation to filling and sealing the jars.
10. Visit the vintage Hudson vehicles at Hostetler Hudson Auto Museum.
760 S. Van Buren Street, Shipshewana. 260.768.3021
Over fifty fabulous Hudson classic cars are exhibited.
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