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Grab the girls & head to Shipshe!

Sometimes, girls just need to get away … and nothing beats a trip to relax and rejuvenate with our besties. Shipshewana and LaGrange County are a great destination for your next girls trip with lots of shopping, dining, lodging and attractions that will allow you to plan a trip that matches all your interests. Not sure what to do? Stop by the Visitors Center and we can help you find even more options.

Group of smiling women

things to explore …

Why did we putting ‘shoppers’ at the top of the list?? Because Shipshewana and the surrounding area is full of amazing stores and shops that you won’t want to miss! You’ll need a few days to go everywhere on your list, so don’t forget to book your rooms at one of our local places to stay.

Shoes, Clothing & Accessories Stores

Auctions & Flea Markets

Gift Shops

Artisan Products

Locally-Made Products

Downtown Shipshewana Stores

All Local Stores & Shops

Charcuterie board and wine

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We always tell visitors to “come hungry!” to Shipshewana, because we have so many wonderful places to check out for casual diningAmish home-style cookingsweets & treatspubs & grill fare, and local favorites like pretzelsice cream and of course pie! We promise, you won’t leave hungry.

Blue Gate Restaurant & Bakery

Yoder Popcorn, LLC

West on Warren Gallery & Grill

Rise’n Roll Bakery & Cafe

Local Food Stuff Stores

Women drinking cocktails

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Sometimes, a girl just needs a great glass of wine and some deep conversation with her friends to set everything right. In the area around Shipshewana, we have several breweries and wineries where you can sit, relax, and catch up on what’s going on with everyone … and make plans for next year’s trip to Amish Country!

Fireside Craft Burgers & Brew

Fruit Hills Winery & Orchard

Wedgewood Brewing

Food & Drink Trails [coming soon]

Woman in a canoe

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Some girls love to live on the wild side, and LaGrange County is a great destination for your wild tribe! Stay in a rustic cabin, at local lake house, or in a tent under the stars to really connect with the beautiful nature of Northern Indiana. Then head out for a hike at a county park, a long paddling down a relaxing river, or scenic bike ride on the 17 mile Pumpkinvine Trail. We have everything you need to have an adventurous vacation with the girls!

Local Campgrounds

Cabins & Vacation Homes

Pumpkinvine Trail & Bike Rental

Places for Kayaks & Canoes

Local Parks

Bicycle, Sporting Goods & Marine Stores

Women in a hot tub

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Sometimes a girls getaway is all about SLOWING DOWN … remembering what’s important and giving yourself time to relax! And Shipshewana is known for being the perfect destination to unplug and enjoy the slower pace of Amish life. So grab a book and head to the pool or hot tub, or hop on a buggy ride and be soothed by the gentle “clip-clop” of horses’ hooves and fresh country. You’ll be relaxed in no time!

Hotels with Pools and/or Jacuzzis

Glow A Christian Bookstore

Countryside Buggy Rides

Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Midwest Museum of American Art

Misc craft supplies

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There are a lot of things that the Shipshewana area is well-known for, and our quilts and fabric stores are at the top of that list! You and the girls can rent a stylish B&B right downtown that’s all set up and ready for your quilt group, or spread out in event spaces at our local hotels. There’s always more to see and do when you love quilting, so be sure to check out all the resources below and start planning your quilters getaway today.

Quilt & Fabric Stores

Annual Shipshewana Quilt Festival

Amish Quilting Bee at the Carriage House

LaGrange County Barn Quilt Trail

Heritage Trail Quilt Gardens

Our Quilting Page

Home goods and pottery

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We have dozens of stores and shops in the area that can provide beautiful home accessories (including antiques and artisan items), as well as home improvement items, garden supplies, plants, flowers, and outdoor decorations. And if you’re looking for furniture, locally-made Amish furniture is the kind of quality that will last for generations. Be sure to stay an extra day just to make sure you don’t miss anything!

Home Accessories Stores

Antique Stores

Furniture Stores

House & Garden Stores

Plants & Flowers

Kathy McClanahan’s Oil Painting Studio

An acrobatics show

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While most of the stores and shops close up by 5, there’s still plenty to do in the evenings! Shipshewana has live entertainment all year long, with a variety of performance types from live horse shows and country music stars to rock legends and death-defying aerial acrobats. You and the girls are sure to find something to entertain and delight you all during your getaway. Some performances include a dinner including local favorites like fried chicken, beef and noodles, and all your favorite home-style sides.

Blue Gate Performing Arts Center

Blue Gate Theatre

Michiana Events Center

Essenhaus Heritage Hall

Our Events Calendar

A museum exhibit

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Some people just love to learn on vacation … and those people will fit right in here in Amish Country! Our countryside is dotted with historical sites, landmarks and points of interest and we offer additional trails and tours that provide visitors with a glimpse inside Amish culture and heritage as well as other area history. The Menno-Hof is a must-stop for anyone wanting to know more about the Amish and Mennonites who live in our area.

Menno-Hof Amish & Mennonite Museum

Shipshewana Area Historical Society

Ruthmere Mansion

Heritage Trail

Mural of with two cows

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“Not all those who wander are lost.” This sentiment is definitely true in Amish Country! Our visitors love to head out and take their time soaking up everything our incredible area has to offer, including slow walks through the Midwest’s Largest Flea market, or our 4 story, 21 store mercantile, or one of our beautiful local nature preserves. You also need to make sure you try out some of our Amish Experiences like dairy farm tours, dinner in an Amish home, and countryside tours.

Walldog Murals

Local Nature Preserves

Amish Experiences & Tours

Shipshewana Flea Market

Davis Mercantile