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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 …

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. …

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 & …

Scenic Fall Drive in Shipshewana, Indiana

Typically when you roll into Shipshewana, you’re greeted by endless farms and open fields. It might be surprising to hear of the beautiful fall foliage that can be seen this time of year. The natural beauty here in LaGrange County can often be underappreciated, many people not knowing about hidden gems like the Pigeon River …

15 Best Things to Do in Shipshewana, Indiana

This blog was originally posted on shipshewanatradingplace.com  By Anna Camburn Shipshewana brings simple living, Amish hospitality, amazing shopping, and fun activities to Northern Indiana. Take in the area’s best attractions including shopping the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market, catching a musical at the Blue Gate Theatre,  or eating a home-cooked Amish meal. (All group-friendly!) You’ll want to spend …

10 Ways To Unplug In Shipshewana, Indiana

Many vacation destinations have added technology services to make the trip more convenient and efficient – at the cost of making the experiences less personable and tying you to your phone. Shipshewana is one of the few places that is the exception to that trend, and our way of simple living makes us the perfect …