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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


Only in Amish Country

“As seen in the Chicago Tribune” Slow your pace and simply enjoy the “simple.” A free Heritage Trail audio driving tour is a great place to start.

Only in Amish Country


Experience vacation variety with activities galore.


Gateway Mile

A set-your-own-pace walking tour.

Gateway Mile
Gateway Mile

Itins & Top Tens

Find the best of everything here.

Itins & Top Tens

Josiah for President: a Musical

Multiple Dates 8:00 AM - 8:00 AM

When former Congressman Mark Stedman throws in the towel on his presidential campaign, his only choice is to return to his home state and decide how to spend the rest of his life ... until he meets Josiah Stoltzfus, an Amish farmer from Pennsylvania. Stedman learns more from Josiah in a few hours than in his many years in office. He comes to the conclusion that someone like Josiah should be running the country. Not a career politician, but someone with a little old-fashioned common sense, someone who’s not afraid of rolling up his sleeves and getting his hands dirty. Someone like Josiah Stoltzfus. Using his old campaign headquarters for a base, Mark Stedman determines to introduce a new candidate to America. Without Josiah’s consent or knowledge, he becomes a write-in candidate for the Presidency. Mark pledges to do everything in his power to make sure Josiah gets elected. But can a plain man of faith turn the tide of politics and become the leader of America, and what w

Grease at Amish Acres' Round Barn Theatre

Multiple Dates 8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

Featuring “Summer Nights” “Grease Lightning” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” and all of the unforgettable songs made popular by the film adaptation, Grease tells the story of “Bad Boy” Danny Zuko and his unlikely love affair with “Girl Next Door” Sandy Dumbrowski. As they navigate the complexities of love in 1958, the Burger Palace Boys and Pink Ladies tackle many other social issues including friendship, gang violence and teenage pregnancy. So throw your mittens around your kittens and hand-jive the night away with the show that will make you want to stand up and shout, “A-wop-bop-a-loo-bop, A-wop-bam-boom!”

July Military Special

Multiple Dates 8:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Free Time Kids Playcare is giving you Freedom for the entire month of July (we are closed on July 4th). Come in and Buy One Hour of Drop-In Care and Get One Hour of Drop-In Care Free. Also save 50% off our Memberships during the month of July. Proof of military service (current or former) is required. Max of one hour free, per child, per day. Cannot be combined with any other offer, coupon or discount.

Old Fashioned Independence Day

Jul 4th - Jul 4th, 2015 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Mayor Thompson welcomes you to Nappanee's 4th of July parade and fireworks. Amish Acres welcomes you to a day of special events to honor our nation's freedoms.

If you've never stood on the sidewalk on Main Street and watched a small town marching band, freshly waxed fire engines, boy scout troops, farm tractors, horse troops, and American Legion Veterans pass by, Amish Acres makes it possible for you to be a citizen for a day to participate in this most American of celebrations.

Celebrate the nation's courageous announcement to the world that led to the greatest experiment in democracy in humankind. It is a day of reflection and relaxation for all of America. Parades, fireworks, picnics, and backyard barbeques burning meat all across the nation.

Amish Acres provides an Old Fashioned Independence Day with emphasis on the celebration of freedom from religious persecution and the advent of the Christian church free from government sponsorship, all now taken for&

Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail

Multiple Dates 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

The Quilt Gardens... along the Heritage Trail joins quilting, gardening and art into a one-of-a-kind event. A colorful patchwork of quilt inspired gardens and quilt-themed murals linked by the roads that form the Heritage Trail.

Every quilt garden and quilt mural has its own intricate pattern, many are original designs, and each has its own unique story. Each of the seven unique communities that host quilt gardens & murals has its own special character and fun finds you’ll want to explore.

Yoga in the Garden

Multiple Dates 9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Experience the tranquility of a relaxing hour of Yoga in the Gardens amongst beautiful blooms and gentle waterfalls. Beginning on June 4th Wellfield Botanic Gardens is offering weekly yoga classes. June through September, Kristen Smith-Myers and Barbara Naranche from Tree of Life Yoga Center are leading classes on Thursdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm and Saturdays from 9:15am to 10:15am. Classes are open to all levels of experience, from yoga beginners through experienced. Classes are $7 per session for members and $10 per session for non-members. Bring a yoga mat or towel and dress comfortably. Please check Wellfield Botanic Gardens website in case of rain. No registration necessary. For more information please call 574-266-2006 or go to www.wellfieldgardens.org.

Along the Heritage Trail

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  • This weekend #INAmishCountryPlays: Josiah for President at the Blue Gate Restaurant & Theater; Grease at Amish Acres ; Don't Kick the Turkey at Essenhaus; Friday: Goshen First Fridays Crusin' Reunion; Old Paths at Blue Gate Theater; Shipshewana Flea Market & Auction extended daySaturday: Old Fashioned Independence Day at Amish Acres; @Shipshewana Flea Market & Auciton extended dayFireworks Schedule:July 3: Elkhart, Central High School, Gates open 7 p.m. $1 per person; 574.295.7275July 4: Nappanee, Stauffer Park, Come at Dusk, 574.773.2112July 4: Topeka, 509 East Lake, 260.593.2252July 5: Goshen, Black Squirrel Golf Course, Starts at 8 p.m., 574.533.1828Hope you have a great 4th of July weekend.

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    @ElkhartCo4HFair Thanks for rt

  • #INAmishCountry featured as one of the 13 Best Day Trips from Chicago! I know you want to come visit us now! :) ~ Jessica

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    The Visitor Center is closed for July 4th, but there is still the 24 hour area which is filled with area information. And you can get your Heritage Trail CD at any of the neighboring hotels. All attractions are open as usual, and Shipshewana Flea Market & Auction last extended day is today! ~Mindy

  • Topeka Pharmacy is one of the contenders for the Good Neighbor Pharmacy of the Year. Watch their video and please vote for them.~Mindy

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    #INAmishCountry @ElkhartCo4HFair Connecting in our Community #quiltgarden Don't forget 4-H Fair is July 24-Aug 1. http://t.co/5MNkBd2qge

  • Not that anyone needs another reason to visit Iechyd Da Brewing Company, but here's 1 more. ~Mindy

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    @KennyAvenue Thanks for the follow. Have a great weekend!

  • The weekend of July 9-11 is going to be full of fun for all ages. Enjoy these two small town festivals.Nappanee will host their Embrace the Pace days and Bristol will have their Homecoming Festival.Check out our events page to find out more about these two small town festivals. ~Mindyhttp://www.amishcountry.org/events/