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

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10 Ways To Unplug In Shipshewana, Indiana

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, where simple living is all we know. Making it the perfect destination to unplug. Check out these 10 ways to “unplug” in Shipshewana, Indiana: 1. Hollow …

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Best Tours in Amish Country, Indiana

You’re in Amish Country, so what better way to immerse yourself in the culture than a tour? Whether you’d rather travel by buggy or bus, there’s a tour to satisfy your curiosity. Get Up Close and Personal with the Amish Way of Living Hop on board the bus and join your tour guide for a …

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Gleason Visits 5 Family-Friendly Activities in LaGrange County

Gleason Family Adventures recently visited Shipshewana/LaGrange County and their family had a great time! Read about 5 Family Friendly Activities they enjoyed while they were here. To hear about their camping experience, click the link below!

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Do Amish Celebrate Easter?

It’s common curiosity to compare our normal traditions to those of another culture, which is why we get asked this question often: Do Amish celebrate Easter? The short answer is yes, but their activities and traditions may be different than what your family is used to. On Good Friday, you’ll find Amish families taking a …

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Amish Noodles

There’s one thing you’ll find in the kitchen of every Amish home, as a matter of fact, most homes in LaGrange County; Amish noodles. They’re a staple around here since they’re easy to add to any dish. But where do you buy them? What can you make with them? Can you make them yourself? Hint: …

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Guided Bus Tour with Great Life Tours

Eager to start our day full of exploring, we stepped outside the hotel and let the fresh Northern Indiana air wake us up. Our step-on tour guide, Vickie Estep from Great Life Tours, welcomed us aboard the bus, excited about what she had in store for us. With over 10 years of experience, she could …

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Do the Amish Celebrate Christmas?

This blog was originally posted December 21, 2015, revised October 26, 2018 by Jordan Mazzoni. You probably won’t find decorated trees, hanging wreaths, or wrapped presents in an Amish home during the holidays, but you will find the spirit of Christmas alive and well. As I was out and about these last few weeks visiting …

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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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