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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 …

5 Shipshewana Stops Every DIY Lover Must Visit

This blog was originally posted on Shipshewana Trading Place By Lora Gates   If you are like me, you probably spend entirely too much time day-dreaming about all of the possible projects you could create, repurpose or make for your home. As proof, my Pinterest page is full of them, and most are quite honestly …

9 Things Every History Buff Should Do in Shipshewana

This post originally appeared on shipshewanatradingplace.com By Anna Camburn You know you’re a history buff when you love to know the story behind each destination you travel to. Shipshewana, Indiana has a rich Amish/Mennonite heritage that is so fun to learn about. You can bring Shipshewana’s past to life by visiting the following events and attractions. To make …

My Top 10 Spring Break Ideas

Here we are in Northern Indiana with kids on their Spring Break! So what do we do…  we get out & do a little Exploring! Here’s My Top 10 Spring Break Ideas! 1. Ride the Carousel at Davis Mercantile This 1906 Dentzel Carousel is always a treat, there’s something about the sound of the gears …

Maple Syrup Days

Maple Syrup Days hosted by the Maple Wood Nature Center in LaGrange is one of my Favorite Events! To me this means that Spring is right around the corner! In Northern Indiana Spring is a BIG DEAL, we have lasted through the winter, the snow, the freezing temps, and the blistering winds. Maple Syrup Days …

It’s Foodie Friday – Carey’s Cakery & Bake Shop

It’s Foodie Friday for us at the Visitor’s Center. Every Friday we decide on a local eatery for lunch. Don’t ask me why its on Fridays… somehow it’s become a “Foodie Friday” that is highly anticipated! This week we decided on Carey’s Cakery & Bake Shop in LaGrange. This place is a hidden gem! She …

What Is Ascension Day?

This post was updated by Jordan Mazzoni 4/1/2019 All around town in the Amish businesses, I’ve been seeing signs that read: “Closed May 30 for Ascension Day.” I finally asked Chris, an Amish businessman, what the significance of the holiday is and how the Amish observe it. Chris said the holiday represents the day Jesus …

Foodie Friday – Taco Time

It’s Foodie Friday for us at the Visitor’s Center. Every Friday we decide on a local eatery for lunch. Don’t ask me why its on Fridays… somehow it’s become a “Foodie Friday” that is highly anticipated! This Friday we decided on El Zorrito 2! That’s right MEXICAN food in Shipshewana! I ordered the chicken burrito …

Tenderloin, Tenderloin, Tenderloin

It’s Foodie Friday for us at the Visitor’s Center. Every week it’s a highly talked about subject… What’s for LUNCH on Friday! Most of the time we struggle as to where we are going to go & what sounds good. We have so many options here in town that the struggle is R-E-A-L. Today we …