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Welcome journalists, bloggers, and online influencers to Shipshewana!

We would love to help you gather all of the resources you need to tell a great story about this singular destination, and share your experience with the amazing things to do and see here in LaGrange County and Shipshewana, Indiana.

Shipshewana has the third-largest Amish population in all of the US and is famous for being not only The Heart of Amish Country, but the most frequently chosen destination to experience Amish life.

Millions of people travel to Shipshewana every year to enjoy all the culture, food, shopping opportunities, entertainment, and attractions it has to offer.

While many visitors come during the summer months for the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market, Shipshewana is open ALL YEAR LONG, and offers great getaway opportunities for girl’s trips, anniversaries, outdoor adventures, and family staycations.

The scenic countryside is full of Amish cottage shops, roadside stands, delicious restaurants, opportunities for animal and farm experiences, as well as an extensive park system, over 19 lakes and rivers, and the Pigeon River Fish & Wildlife Preserve.

In addition, the multiple small towns, and Amish communities throughout LaGrange County offer glimpses into the past, historic sites, and amazing meal opportunities for foodies.

Shipshewana also offers unique holiday experiences that you can only have in this small and charming Midwestern town.

Thousands of visitors choose to explore the area using both guided and self-guided tours and trails, such as the Off the Beaten Path Trail, the Barn Quilt Trail, the Pumpkinvine Bike & Hiking Trail, or the new Art Trail Brochure that will lead you to all the local murals and sculptures.

The ALL-NEW Off the Beaten Path Audio Tour will take you all throughout the county to see authentic Barn Quilts, peruse Amish shops, and try yummy treats at roadside stands, all while narrating your journey with interesting stories, facts, and local folklore.

Interest in our old-fashioned destination is high, and the Shipshewana/Lagrange County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is the perfect source of information and assistance for all your story ideas.

Let us help you with the information, fresh ideas, interview sources, and high-resolution photo and/or video content that you need to make your story complete.

Not sure where to start? We can assist with that as well! Featured story ideas, photos, contact information, and connections to business owners, farmers, and artisans are all available. We’re here to help!

Here in Shipshewana, simple mindful living is a choice, and we invite you to experience it and share our stories.

Girl feeding a zebra

Dutch Creek Animal Farm

Photo Gallery

Shipshewana and LaGrange County are beautiful places to discover. With rolling farmland, rustic barns, and the uniqueness of the culture, there are always moments to enjoy in the Heart of Amish Country!

Take a look through our catalog of images. All photos are property of the LaGrange County Visitors Center and its business partners. Photos cannot be used without permission.

Please contact Miranda Beverly, Communications & PR Manager, at 260.768.4008 or [email protected] to request any needed assets or story assistance.

Feature Story Ideas

Shipshewana is a unique travel destination for shoppers, adventurers, families, antique enthusiasts, nature lovers, and anyone interested in the Amish & Mennonite Cultures.

There is no shortage of possible features, educational pieces, travel highlights, and itineraries for Shipshewana, Indiana, as well as the greater LaGrange County.

In addition, we are available to help answer questions, provide tips, and photo & video assets.

Email [email protected] for assistance!

2024 Media Sheets

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Download your copies of our Media Profile Sheets today to discover more unique stories to tell.

Planning a Trip?
Stop by the Visitor's Center for local tips, referrals, FREE coupon books and visitor's guides. We are located at 350 S Van Buren St.