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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 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

Fall at Linton's

Multiple Dates 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Fall at Linton's! Free Strawbale maze! Pumpkin Bowling ($2.00 all proceeds benefit ADEC,Inc), Pumpkin Train ($4.99 ea.), Scarecrow building, Coloring contest, and much more!

Free Pictures with Santa

Multiple Dates 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

2016 Free Pictures with Santa! Bring your camera and at least one non-perishable food item per person in the picture. (All food donations benefit Pantries & Kitchens United for Elkhart County) Saturday & Sunday, 11/5 & 11/6, 10am- 4pm Saturday 11/12, 10am- 4pm (Pets Welcome this day also! Bring a pet food donation) Saturday 11/19, 10am- 4pm Friday 11/25, 10am- 4pm Saturday 11/26, 10am- 4pm Saturday 12/3, 10am- 4pm Saturday 12/10, 10am- 4pm Saturday 12/17, 10am- 4pm Tuesday 12/20, 11am- 2pm Thursday 12/22, 11am- 2pm Friday 12/23, 10am- 4pm Saturday 12/24, 10am- 4pm

Santa's Winter Wonderland Visits and Photos

Nov 25th - Dec 24th, 2016 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Enjoy Santa's Winter Wonderland, visit with Santa from Nov. 25 thru Dec. 24 and get your special Santa & Me Photo. Santa's Hours: Mon-Sat 11a-2:30p and 3:30-7p; Sun 12:30-5p; Christmas Eve Day 11a-5p. Photo Packages, Holiday Greeting Cards, Musical Photo Globes, Holiday Photo Frames, Photo Tree Ornaments and so much more!

"Miracle on Beardsley Avenue" at Ruthmere Museum and Havilah Beardsley House

Multiple Dates 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Experience the Miracle on Beardsley Avenue! Antique toys, nutcrackers and YES...Santa Claus! Come take a special Holiday Tour of the Ruthmere Campus Nov. 26 - Dec. 30. Holiday admission fee is $1 per person per site made possible through a Good Neighbor Grant from the Community Foundation of Elkhart County. Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County are admitted FREE. Call ahead for tour reservations at 574-264-0330. Bring your children and grandchildren to “Sunday with Santa” on December 11th, 2 - 4pm. Non-members $15 per person - Members $10 per person (children 1 and under admitted free). Take your own photo with Santa! Reservations required 574-264-0330 ext. 104.

Along the Heritage Trail

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