A mega-flea market, an Amish enclave, Grammy-winning artists, a working bison ranch - Shipshewana has a little bit of everything that makes northern Indiana such a great place. On a visit here, the opportunities are as wide as your imagination.


Eat slow and savor roast beef and delicious fried chicken served family style in the home-like surroundings of the Blue Gate Restaurant or make a reservation to enjoy a home-cooked supper or coffee, dessert and conversation with an Amish family at Hoosier Banquets. Locals love the palate-pleasing treats at Yoder’s Meat and Cheese and always fresh from- the-oven JoJo’s Pretzels or Ben’s Pretzels. Break from shopping (and beat the heat) with an iced mocha or latte at the Kitchen Cupboard or Five Lakes Coffee.


Shop the Midwest’s largest Flea Market, Shipshewana Flea Market brimming with miles of aisles (and bags full of bargains!) May through September. Travel down the quaint shop-lined streets of Harrison and Morton where you’ll discover artisan locally made items, antiques, and everything else from bracelets to banjos.

Nostalgia comes with every purchase at Yoder’s Shipshewana Hardware and Yoder’s Red Barn Shoppes. Grocery shopping is no ordinary experience at E&S Sales where antique toys line the top shelf of the entire store.


Explore the sights and sounds of a twister come alive at the tornado experience at Menno-Hof. Enjoy musical comedies and Grammy-winning performers as they take the stage at the Blue Gate Theatre or Performing Arts Center. Stay at a cozy Airbnb in the heart of Amish Country. 

Travel scenic backroads dotted with Amish farms and cottage shops along a self-guided Off The Beaten Path trail. Children of all ages will enjoy a ride on the restored 1906 Dentzel Carousel at the Davis Mercantile or the Dutch Creek Animal Farm. For more ideas of what to see and do, go to

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