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The small town of Shipshewana, Indiana, is like nowhere else. Except for Sundays and Amish religious holidays, every day begins with the smell of fresh baked cinnamon rolls, the jingling bells of shop doors, the clip-clopping of horse’s hooves, and the friendly smiles of people enjoying the slower pace that surrounds Shipshewana’s Amish community. Here in Shipshewana, simple, mindful living is a choice, and we invite you to try it as well! Feel free to slow down and enjoy learning about the Amish lifestyle by visiting the Menno-Hof Museum, taking an Amish-led buggy tour to a working farm, or cruising the country roads to visit Amish artisans in their cottage shops. From Amish hand-made furniture to home-made noodles, options for large or small keepsakes of your visit are plentiful, and often available directly from the artisans themselves.

Shipshewana is famous for being the Heart of Amish Country, and the most chosen destination to immerse yourself in the Amish lifestyle. Thousands of visitors base their getaways in one of the comfortable and modern locally owned hotels, cozy Amish B&Bs, or beautiful campgrounds, or RV parks. Visitors love 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 Trail, or a guide to local murals. Personal guides can even be hired for individual or group tours! Make sure that your first stop in Shipshewana is the Visitor’s Center, for updated hours, trip planning tips, maps, brochures, and FREE coupon books.


Horse drawn carriage

Charming Small Town America

With under 1,000 residents, and a downtown that’s only a few square blocks, it may seem like any typical small Midwestern town, but there is nothing typical about Shipshewana. Visitors come to Shipshewana from all across the country, and all over the world. In fact, we welcome so many visitors to our lovely home, that it’s not unusual to have more guests than residents!

Our shopping districts are small in size, but packed full of interesting stores, restaurants, and antiques. Visitors to Shipshewana love to explore the many floors and stores of Davis Mercantile, and Yoder’s Red Barn Shoppes, and the nooks and crannies of the boardwalk, alleyways, and small side streets of the downtown.

Still others like to visit Shipshewana for charm, warm hospitality, and an old-fashioned way of life.

Quilt barn

Off the Beaten Path – Barn Quilt Trail

Surrounding our town, Amish farms offer a unique glimpse into a simpler lifestyle with shops and one-of-a-kind barn quilts throughout the county of LaGrange.

Dining room

Convenient Lodging Options

Hotels, Motels, Campgrounds, Cabins, Bed & Breakfasts, Vacation Homes all located within a 4 mile radius of Shipshewana.

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.