There’s so much for kids to do around Elkhart County that the kids may not even notice they haven’t picked up their phone in a while. You can’t go wrong with these picks for Summer fun!

1) Epic Art Adventures

This summer is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy all of the beautiful art throughout Elkhart County! Finding each Seward Johnson sculptures, incredible artwork by local and regional artists, and Quilt Garden is like a fun scavenger hunt! And kids love posing for pictures with the realistic life size sculptures. Get tons of outdoor time and some incredible photos for your memory album! 
The Seward Johnson sculptures are viewable through October 28, 2022.


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2) Treats

Load up on jellybeans, candy bars, lollipops and more at Wakarusa Dime Store or marvel as your ice cream treat is frozen in a flash right in front of you at Rocket Science Ice Cream.


3) Right side of the tracks

Engineer your own adventure -- run the model railroad, and try the other hands-on activities - at the National New York Central Railroad Museum.


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4) Old and cool

They really wore that? Those questions answered, and more, at the Elkhart County Historical Museum.


5) No Ordinary Garden

Linton’s Enchanted Gardens is a bit of a wonderland for kids, who can ride the Enchanted Railroad, try their hand at gem mining, or take a paddle boat out for a spin on the lake.



6) Enjoy a carriage ride and mini golf at Das Dutchman Essenhaus

Make a day of it with the family at Das Dutchman Essenhaus. Take a carriage ride through the property, enjoy a session of mini golf, and top it off with multiple dining options, including menu, buffet, and family-style. Don't for get the pie!

Horse and Carriage by Essenhaus Bridge


7) Discover six outstanding Elkhart County Parks including Indiana’s oldest gristmill at Bonneyville Mill

The great outdoors doesn’t get any greater than in Elkhart County. With miles of riverways, dozens of trails, and challenging golf courses, there’s something to do outside anytime of year to fuel your endorphins, clear your mind, and inspire your soul.


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