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A Truly Unique Experience
Shipshewana & LaGrange County are known as a one-of-a-kind destination for visitors to experience the simplicity of Amish culture as well as the delicious foods and quality products they produce. But there’s so much more to explore around town and in the area including a wide variety of shopping opportunities from quaint downtown shops to locally produced meat and cheese, exciting outdoor recreation, world-class entertainment and the Midwest’s largest flea market.
What Makes Shipshewana Special
WHAT MAKES SHIPSHEWANA THE HEART OF AMISH COUNTRY, INDIANA?
LaGrange County, Indiana has an Amish population of over 15,000, which makes it the 3RD LARGEST in the US after Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (26,270) and Holmes County, Ohio (17,654). Shipshewana itself only has a population of about 650 residents, but it is surrounded by Amish farms, is a local ‘hub’ for Amish businesses and is where many Amish work, socialize and shop.
Downtown Shipshewana is small and charming, with a 4 way stop sign in front of the famous Blue Gate Restaurant & Bakery, where you can enjoy an amazing Amish/Mennonite meal, delicious Amish baked goods and even enjoy an Amish inspired musical upstairs at the Blue Gate Theatre. You can even take an Amish buggy ride out to see cows being milked!
Come and stay in the HEART of Amish Country and experience all the great things to do, dining and shopping we have to offer here in Shipshewana!
LaGrange County Towns
Each town in our county has a personality all its own and offers both visitors and residents a variety of options of things to do throughout the year.
Shipshewana • Howe
LaGrange • Mongo
Topeka • Wolcottville
There’s Always More to Explore!