What Makes LaGrange County Special
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What makes LaGrange County special? Shipshewana & LaGrange County are known world-wide as a great destination to experience Amish Country and all the great products and services we have to offer here. But there’s more to us than just that! We’re also a great place to have a family ‘staycation’, an outdoor adventure trip, or to just come and enjoy quality entertainment from top selling artists and performers. And you’ll want to stay a few days, because There’s Always More To Explore!
Large Amish Community
Shipshewana and the LaGrange County area (known as Amish Country, Indiana) are home to the third-largest Amish community in the United States. The simple and modest lifestyle of the Amish is both fascinating and endearing and is the reason many people visit our area — to observe and learn about their beliefs, as well as, to purchase their goods and services. We invite you to look inside the Amish Culture and Lifestyle and get to know our locals a little better. You can even take a buggy ride, have dinner in an Amish home, or tour an Amish dairy farm!
Midwest’s Largest Flea Market
The Midwest’s Largest Flea Market! Voted Top 10 Things To Do in Indiana and Leisure and Travel say it’s one of the best Flea Markets in the country! With 700+ vendors, the possibilities are endless: landscaping, fresh produce, art, home decor, furniture, crafts, antiques, purses, jewelry… and so much more! The Flea Market property is over 40 acres and home to auctions, swap meets, and special shopping events throughout the year. Extend your stay more than one day to see it all!
Family Friendly Destination
Shipshewana & LaGrange County are known all over the world as a mecca for Amish culture, delicious home-style cooking & quality artisan products. But we’re also a GREAT DESTINATION for families looking for an adventure on a budget! With everything from animal farms to buggy rides, your family is sure to have an adventure to remember in Amish Country! We also have hotels right in town with great amenities like pools, game rooms, ice cream parlors and more.
With everything from a casual hike in a nature preserve to a 20-mile bike trail across 2 counties, we have something for everyone. And at the end of the day we have an amazing variety of places to lay your head like cabins, campgrounds & RV parks, B&Bs, vacation homes, Amish farms, as well as, hotels with great amenities and names you can trust. All you have to do is PICK YOUR PLEASURES from the lists below and decide how you’re going to spend your next vacation in Shipshewana & LaGrange County!
Interesting Trails and Tours
Looking for something to do after you’re done shopping and enjoying Amish home-style cooking, or on a slow Sunday before heading home? How about a country drive to see Amish barn quilts or a stroll through a botanic garden? If you’re feeling more active, we have great County Parks or the Pumpkinvine Trail to walk/ride. Stop by the Visitors Center for maps and more information about any of our local trails & tours.
Shipshewana offers year-round, world-class entertainment at beautiful venues for live performances. With a variety of performance types from live horse shows and country music stars to rock legends and death-defying aerial acrobats, you’re sure to find something to entertain and delight during trips to Amish Country. Dinner shows are often available.
Artisans and Locally Made
The LaGrange County area is full of amazing, talented artisans and makers who spend their days crafting products to sell to both locals and visitors. We invite you to explore what’s made here and be sure to take home something that will always remind you of your magical stay in Shipshewana: whether it’s all new kitchen cabinets, a hand-woven rug or basket, a hand-crafted alligator leather purse or even a ceramic cow hoof mug!
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