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Top Shipshewana Selfie Spots

Whether you’re a selfie taker or prefer a more professional shot, here are the top spots for an awesome photo-op in Shipshewana. If you’ve been to downtown Shipshewana, you may have come across a neat store called Country Yard Outlet. On your way inside you would’ve walked right past the huge garden gnome. I haven’t …

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 …

7 Unforgettable Christmas Activities in Shipshewana

This post originally appeared on shipshewanatradingplace.com By Anna Pasquali Shipshewana is a town that loves to go all out for the holidays. Beautiful lights start appearing in town in early November, and the Christmas events and activities start soon after. If you love Christmas, spending time with your loved ones, and small-town hospitality, then you’ve got to visit Shipshewana …

6 Myths to Keeping Group Travelers Happy

By Lora Gates Traveling with a group can be rewarding, exciting and sometimes tricky. Whether traveling with friends or family or planning group travel as a travel leader, you encounter some of the same challenges.   I remember the few times I have traveled with a group and no matter the size – small or …

42 Signs You’re From Shipshewana, Indiana

1. You know how to pronounce “Shipshewana.” And it’s not “Shipshewan-ee” or “Sip-se-wana.” 2. You don’t have to pinch your nose at the smell of manure. To you, it’s just “good, fresh country air.” 3. Your driver’s education training included learning how to pass buggies and bicycles. 4. Rush hour is on Tuesdays & Wednesdays during …

5 Tips for Shopping the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market

Visiting the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market in Shipshewana, Indiana can be a little overwhelming at first. With hundreds of booths to shop and so much to see, do and eat, we’d thought we would reach out to our frequent visitors and ask, “What are your best tips & tricks to navigating or shopping the flea …

Seven Tips for Good Antiquing

We’ve got seven helpful tips to make the most of your antique shopping experience.