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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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Pet-Friendly LaGrange County, Indiana

There’s always one downside for going on vacation, leaving that furry little friend to wonder why you’re not home at 5:42 like a usual day. So, why not just bring them along for the ride? You’d be surprised how pet friendly LaGrange County businesses are. Shipshewana Flea Market Visit on a Tuesday or Wednesday for …

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5 Must-See Summer Events in Amish Country, Indiana

Summertime in Amish Country is always one of the best times to visit. If you can catch one of these 5 must-see summer events, even more of a bonus. “Dog Days” & “Mother/Daughter Days” Weekend Markets: June 14-15 & August 16-17 For the first time ever the Shipshewana Flea Market is hosting two weekend markets! …

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Top “Staycation” Ideas in Shipshewana

Spring break doesn’t always mean you have to jump on a plane and travel to somewhere tropical. There’s plenty to do within driving distance around the Midwest, like a visit to Shipshewana. With activities both parents and kids can enjoy, these top “staycation” ideas are sure to make everyone happy. Hotel Pool What’s spring break …

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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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10 Steps to Garden Success

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     I’m sure many of you will be making seed choices for the upcoming garden planting season as you thumb through the pages of the gardening catalogs that will be landing in your mailbox soon.  Making good seed choices is but one of the many steps that …

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Kick Off the Holiday Season in Shipshewana, Indiana

The holidays come early in Shipshewana, and we love that. 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 is the official …

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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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