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One Destination, Endless Possibilities… Downtowns | Scenic Drives | Signature Foods | Quilt Gardens | Historic Sites | Unique Shops


Drive The Heritage Trail

Voted a USA Today Readers Choice and named one of America’s “Most Scenic Drives” This scenic winding loop explores welcoming communities, area attractions and Amish life. It’s easy to follow, packed with fun facts, and best of all, you set the pace. Start with a Free audio driving tour (available in CD or digital download)

Quilt Gardens

It’s free, it’s fun and it’s fantastic!

Quilt Gardens


friendly hometown hospitality


Our History

Buggies clattering along country roads here are idyllic reminders of this region's rich Amish heritage of hard work, devotion to family and a simple life lived well. Yet there’s more to the Elkhart County story.

Our History


Experience vacation variety with activities galore.


Gateway Mile

A set-your-own-pace walking tour.

Gateway Mile

Itins & Top Tens

Find the best of everything here.

Itins & Top Tens

Shipshewana Horse Auction

Multiple Dates 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Every Friday, horse lovers from all over the United States join us for our weekly auction of Driving, Work and Saddle horses and Ponies. The auction begins at 10:30 am with Tack in the Livestock Barn.

Shipshewana Misc. & Antique Auction

Multiple Dates 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Held every Wednesday year-round, first bids begin at 9am sharp with the ring of the auction bell where 9-10 auctioneers auction off antiques and treasures of all kinds!

Zumba Fitness!

Multiple Dates 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

De-stress, lose weight, make new friends and so much more. That is what the Zumba® program is all about. It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning, dance fitness party that is moving millions of people toward joy and health! Come join Pamela Sanchez and see for yourself what Zumba® has in store for you! Continuous sessions are offered on Mondays at 7:45 pm and Wednesdays at 6:45 pm at our Downtown Studio, 216 S. Main Street in Goshen. Register for an entire session at a reduced rate, or pay the $6 drop-in rate at class. Register at the Goshen Parks & Recreation Department Office, 607 West Plymouth Avenue, or at class with the instructor. Fall Session I: September 22 - October 21 (10 classes) $50 Fall Session II: October 26 - December 16 (14 classes; no class November 23 & 25) $70 Winter Session I: January 4 - February 10 (12 classes) $60 Winter Session II: February 15 - March 23 (12 classes) $60

Shipshewana Flea Market

Multiple Dates 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Midwest's Largest Flea Market, Top 10 Things to do in Indiana and Leisure and Travel say it is one of the best Flea Markets in the country! With over 900 vendors, the possibilities are endless; landscaping, fresh produce, art, home decor, furniture, crafts, antiques, jewelry and so much more! Open Tuesday and Wednesday, 8am-5pm, May 3 through Oct. 1

ETHOS Summer Science Camps

Multiple Dates 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Challenge your scientific aptitude by participating in an exciting, hands-on summer science camp at ETHOS Science Center. You have a choice of 1/2 day or all day, one week long camps. We have a wide variety of camps like Camp Invention, Flight & Physics, LEGO Robotics, Rockin Roller Coasters or Survivor...Just to name a few. Lunch and Snacks are provided for all camps.

Shipshewana Livestock Auction

Multiple Dates 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Held every Wednesday year-round, the auction begins at 10am with Hay followed by the selling of Livestock: 11am Feeder Pigs 12:30pm Feeder Cattle 2:30pm Veal, Sheep, Lambs, Goats 4pm Butcher Bulls & Cows, Fat Cattle

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