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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.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Midwest Museum of American Art

Multiple Dates 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

The exhibit of these selected works of art will coincide with the informational display from the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect in New York City currently on exhibit at Elkhart Central High School during January and early February, 2017. Paintings and sculpture to be displayed include works by Adam (Grochowski) Grant (1924-1992) and his wife Peggy Grant (Toledo, OH). Adam Grant changed his name when he arrived in Detroit in 1951 from one of many displaced persons camps in Germany after having survived the death camps of Auschwitz and Mauthausen. His survival and his story is a quiet testament to the strength of and restorative power of the creative spirit. Adam Grant’s remarkable resolve and talent as an artist literally saved his life. He went on to Toledo, Ohio, where he became recognized as one of the most respected painters in the Midwest. He met his wife Peggy Grant, a formally trained figure painter from Baltimore, in Detroit before the couple moved to Toledo where they raised their two sons. They had worked for the Palmer Paint Company but it was soon purchased by Craft-Master and both were ask to continue on with the new company. Adam became the Art Director serving the company as the first designer of (now historically famous) “Paint-By-Number” sets. Peggy Grant is represented in the MMAA Collection by an endearing portrait of Adam Grant in his home with their son, Tom, from 1964. The painting was gifted by Mrs. Grant to MMAA in March of 2016. Adam Grant’s painting was purchased by Robert & Peggy Weed, Elkhart/Bristol, in 2004 then donated to the Midwest Museum that same year. More works displayed include a collection of seven small bronze portrait heads by eminent sculptor, Tuck Langland, from the museum’s Harold Langland Study Collection. These pieces were conceived in 1992 as a Memorial to the Holocaust and were exhibited as such at other museums before six were donated to MMAA by Harold & Janice Langland in 2012. Striking as portraits, the bronze heads also serve as a metaphor for the horrors inflicted on Jews during World War II. One head (by Langland) in the grouping was donated by Colorado sculptor, Rosetta. It is a tender and poignant portrait of a young Anne Frank having been shaved bald before her death by the Nazis.

Backyard Maple Syrup Workshop at Bonneyville Mill

Feb 25th - Feb 25th, 2017 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Just a few dollars' worth of equipmentand a single maple tree are all that is needed to make delicious maple syrup right from home. In this workshop, learn the art of making maple syrup. Pancakes, maple syrup, sausages, and drinks will be included in the program, and sugarin' kits will be available for purchase.

Seasonal Hours Announced at The Pier & Back Porch

Multiple Dates 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Beginning Monday, January 2, The Pier Restaurant and Bar will be closed each Monday. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the restaurant and bar will be open from 3:00pm until 8:30pm. Thursdays, lunch will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and dinner service will begin at 5:00 p.m. and run through 8:30 p.m. with the bar remaining open until 10:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, lunch can be enjoyed from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with dinner being served 5:00 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. and the bar being open until 11:30 p.m. Each Sunday, lunch will be available from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at which time the restaurant and bar will cease operating until Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. The complimentary Continental breakfast offered to hotel guests will be available from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. weekdays with the breakfast buffet being offered to hotel guests and local residents Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Watch for early spring and summer hours to be announced in mid-March, 2017. Summer seasonal hours will begin again in the early spring and continue until early fall. Oakwood Resort is beautifully positioned in Syracuse on the edge of Lake Wawasee, Indiana’s largest natural lake. Offering 77 spacious guest rooms, 35,000 square feet of meeting space, a waterfront restaurant, full-service Aveda salon and spa, the 27-acre resort has become a premier northern Indiana destination for corporate clients, families and leisure travelers.

KALITA, Master of Magic

Feb 25th - Feb 25th, 2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

KALITA has been performing magic for 40 years and he will amaze and dazzle young and old alike! Animals may appear and then disappear, or perhaps a volunteer will stick their arm in the Arm Chopper. KALITA uses volunteers from the audience. So who knows, maybe you'll be his next victim or rather volunteer? KALITA's daughter helps him throughout the show and if time allows the children are encouraged to pet the Magic Bunny.

The Great American Trailer Park Musical by Elkhart Civic Theatre

Multiple Dates 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Great American Trailer Park Musical explores the relationships between the tenants at the Armadillo Acres Trailer Park in Florida. The country-rock/blues score includes such hits as “This Side of The Tracks,” “It Doesn’t Take A Genius” and “Road Kill.” Described as “South Park” meets “Desperate Housewives,” it contains adult material and language.

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