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The History of Shipshewana

The Story of Davis Mercantile

The Story of Mel Riegsecker and the Blue Gate

Menno-Hof Museum and the History of the Amish and Mennonites in America

The Story of the LaGrange County Park Pioneer Cabins


Amish Culture:

Amish Culture Overview

Amish Dolls

A Tradition of Amish Quilting

A Tradition of Purple Martins

How a Buggy is Built/Types of Transportation/Taking a Buggy or Carriage Ride

A Traditional Thresher’s Dinner or Amish Wedding Feast

Handmade Rugs/Rug Looms

What is an Amish Cottage Shop?

Barn Quilts

In-Home Amish Meals

Beekeeping & The Story of B Honey

Traditional Amish Recipes & Unique Amish Foods

Famous Shipshewana Pies

What is a Kitchen Garden?

Traditional Canning and Preserves


Touring Shipshewana:

The newly-expanded Barn Quilt Trail (over 80 Barn Quilts)

Amish Businesses Trail (over 120 businesses)

What is a Group Tour like through Shipshewana?

The Brown Bag Tour/Step-on Guides

Off the Beaten Path Tour

2024’s All-new Off the Beaten Path Audio Tour

Visit a Working Local Amish Dairy Farm

The Art Trail

Top Ten Fall Selfie Spots in Shipshewana: Can you find them all?


Outdoors Adventures in Shipshewana:

Pigeon River Fish & Wildlife Preserve

Pine Knob Hiking & Archery Trails

Trout Fishing/Hatchery/April Start of Fishing Season

LaGrange County Lakes & Parks Overview

Turkey/Rabbit/Squirrel/Waterfowl Hunting Seasons

The 2024 FAE Midwest Sportsmen’s Classic

LaGrange County Campgrounds & RV Parks

Family-Friendly Outdoor Itineraries

Dog-Friendly Outdoor Itineraries

The Pumpkinvine Nature Trail

Golfing in LaGrange County

Wildflowers 101

Disc Golf


Family Fun:

Cook’s Bison Ranch

Dutch Creek Animal Farm

Kid-Friendly Events at The Michiana Event Center

Family-Friendly Camping Itineraries

Take a Ride on the 100-Year-Old, Fully Restored Carousel

Fun Fall Activities

Winter Family Activities



Weekly Vintage & Antique Auctions

Largest Flea Market in the Midwest!

Davis Mercantile

Shopping the Backroads of LaGrange County

Artisan-Made Pieces

The Arts of Shipshewana

Cherry Pickers and Reclaimed Items

Shipshewana’s Downtown Shopping District

The Story of Yoder’s Meat & Cheese

Shops for Kids

Where to Find Shipshewana Branded Souvenirs and Keepsakes

The Teaberry Story

The Honeyville Quilt Auctions


Christmas in Shipshewana:

Lights of Joy

The Lighting of Shipshewana

Seasonal Concerts at the Performing Arts Center

Hotels and B&Bs Decked Out for the Holidays

Gift Shopping in Shipshewana

Artisan-Made for Holiday Gifting

A Carriage Ride Through the Lights of Downtown Shipshewana

Baked Goods & Candy Shops


Food & Entertainment:

Outdoor Events & Festivals

Rodeos, Horse Shows, Truck Pulls, and World-Class Concerts

Food and Craft-Making Demos: What to see and Where to See it

Restaurant Row

Producing Local Maple Syrup

Amish Noodles

Hand-Made Soft Pretzels



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.