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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.

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.

Coffee on the Piazza

Multiple Dates 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Music starts at 10:00 am and continue until 12pm.

Admission to the grounds and gardens is free during Coffee on the Piazza. Guided tours of the mansion interior is offered on the hour from 10a.m. to 3p.m. Tour prices are $10 for adults, $4 for students and children under 5 are free.

Elkhart Bike Ride

Jul 6th - Jul 6th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We will meet back up at for a cold refreshment and food and talk more about cycling in the area and tell you about Bike Elkhart if you are interested. 2 routes are planned a short route of about 6 miles and a longer 12 mile route. This is not a race. There won’t be doing pack riding, or drafting.  Meet some really nice people who enjoy cycling. The ride will start and finish at Iechyd Da. Route Maps will be available.

Along the Heritage Trail

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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

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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.

  • July 18 The Gateway Mile Auto Fest in Downtown ElkhartAll types of collector cars including classic trucks, restored antique cars, imports, American muscle cars, lowriders, hot rods, rat rods, street rods and others are welcome to be on display free of charge for guests and residents to see and hear.Interact with car buffs and enthusiasts, get a photo with your dream car, listen to a variety of music and grab some great food all while enjoying the vibrant Downtown Elkhart shopping, dining, art, recreation and museums.8 a.m. pull in by cars10 a.m. opening ceremonies5 p.m. close

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