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Barn Quilt Trail in LaGrange County

A great social distancing activity!! Grab the self-guided tour map at the Shipshewana Visitor Center and drive around the county to check out these vibrant and unique pieces of art. Over 30 Barn Quilts to Check out on the Trail! There’s no better way to experience the culture and history of rural Northern Indiana than …

Murals in Shipshewana & LaGrange County

Walldog Murals – Shipshewana In 2014, the Walldogs spent a week in Shipshewana painting 16 murals throughout town. Each mural has its own meaning regarding the history of the community and the influential people and businesses that made Shipshewana what it is today. Learn More About Walldog Murals Howe Mural – Downtown

Walldog Murals

A great social distancing activity!! The family can drive around using the downloadable map below, or you can enjoy the fresh air in downtown Shipshewana. The Walldogs are a group of highly skilled sign painters and mural artists from all over the world. Every year dozens of artists visit a small community and transform the …

10 Reasons to Visit Shipshewana, Indiana in 2020

Whether you like soaking up the summer heat or playing in the snow, there’s something to enjoy every season in Shipshewana/LaGrange County. While events, attractions, and activities dot the calendar year-round, we summed it up with 10 reasons why you should visit us in 2020: 1. Live Entertainment Every year the level of entertainment we …

Bed and Breakfasts in Amish Country, Indiana

What’s better than waking up to peaceful serenity and the smell of a freshly made breakfast? LaGrange County is lucky enough to have several Bed & Breakfasts for a perfect home-away-from-home getaway in Amish Country. Bright Morning Star B&B Just a few minutes from Shipshewana, Bright Morning Star Bed & Breakfast is nestled in the …

5 Do-Not-Miss Winter Activities in Shipshewana

This post originally appeared on shipshewanatradingplace.com Shipshewana has gotten a bit of a misperception that it is only open during the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market season from May – September. And while the Flea Market is a huge claim to fame for this 3rd largest Amish community in the US, that simply couldn’t be farther from the truth. …

Consistently Curious’ 5 Experience for a Girl’s Getaway

Stephanie from Consistently Curious had an amazing Girl’s Getaway exploring Shipshewana/LaGrange County and the many offerings! Read about her experience by clicking the link below: Read about the Girls’ Getaway

Kick Off the Holiday Season in Shipshewana, Indiana

The holidays come early in Shipshewana, and we love that. At 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 Parade & …

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. Here are a few things to remember as you travel to our area …