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Topeka is a peaceful, progressive community that was settled in the Spring of 1832 and originally named “Hawpatch”. Today Topeka is home to 1,237 people. An effective combination of the old and the new, best describes the progressive development of its bustling community. Topeka is located approximately eleven miles south of Shipshewana, Indiana and is well known for its horse auctions and Amish style cooking.

Dinner plates with food

Eats & Treats

In downtown, try old-fashioned meals, lunch buffets, delicious pies, and homemade ice cream at Tiffany’s Restaurant.

Topeka Horse Auction

Livestock Auction

Thousands of people each year visit Topeka for the regularly-scheduled horse sales, shows, and livestock auctions. Every Tuesday 9am-3pm, you can experience a regular sale on hay, straw, cows, sheep, goats, and so much more!

Owl Toy Craft

Things to Do

Hit the surrounding backroads to find amazing Amish Cottage Shops. Carolyn’s Kitchen makes sugar free jams and jellies, while Yoder’s Rug Weaving produces one-of-a-kind rugs on wooden looms, which they are happy to demonstrate! Let Nature Unlimited provide you with the info and supplies to create your own Amish-Style birdhouse. At Owl Toy Craft you’ll find hand-crafted wooden toys and models, which make unique and wonderful gifts.

Town of Topeka Contacts

Town Hall: 124 E Lake St | (260) 593-2300

Police: 101 S Main St. | (260) 593-2822

Fire Department: 120 Crossfire | (260) 593-2883

Post Office: 129 E Lake St. | (

LaGrange County Public Library: 133 N Main St. | (260) 593-3030 | M-F 11:30am-6pm Sat, 8:30am-3pm.

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.