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!

Quilt Gardens...along the Heritage Trail

The Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail joins quilting, gardening, and art into a one-of-a-kind event featuring more than a million vibrant blooms, gigantic gardens, and hand-painted, super-sized murals.
When: May 30 - September 15

Quilt Gardens


The Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum

Wanna see their eyes light up? Tell the kids you're taking them to the Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum in Elkhart. Inside you will find decades worth of memorabilia for DC, Marvel, and other exciting universes. If they’ve only seen the movies and recent TV shows, they’ll get a super lesson in superhero history, as The Hall has a collection including comic books, shows, and movies from back in the day.

Hall of Heroes



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.


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.


Old and cool

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


No Ordinary Gardens

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.


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


Discover the beautiful Wellfield Botanic Gardens and 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.

Wellfield Botanic Gardens features over 20 themed garden areas, including a Children's Garden and Japanese "Island Garden." Wellfield's 36 gorgeous acres include 18 acres of lakes, streams, waterfalls and other water for the entire family!

Wellfield Botanic Gardens

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