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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


Amish & Authentic: Group Package Exclusives

“As seen in the Chicago Tribune” Dine in an Amish home. Join an Amish quilting bee. Get the inside scoop on Amish weddings. Groups of 10 or more can. Let us customize a behind-the-scenes itinerary that reveals the “Real” Indiana Amish Country Housewives!

Amish and Authentic
Amish & Authentic: Group Package Exclusives


Experience vacation variety with activities galore.


Pizza Wars

Vote for your favorite Elkhart County Pizza place in Northern Indiana Pizza Wars! The eight best pizza restaurants in Elkhart County will go head to head in a bracket-style voting contest to decide who has the best pizza in our county. Vote Today!

Elkhart County Pizza Wars
Pizza Wars

Itins & Top Tens

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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

Midwest Museum of American Art presents "An Artist's Still Life"

Multiple Dates 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

“An Artist’s Still Life” is an exhibit of sixty pieces featuring paintings, drawings, and prints depicting inanimate objects by artists who have worked over the past 100+ years in America. The exhibit opens on Friday, April 3 and will continue on view through the museum’s 36th Anniversary and conclude on Sunday, July 12.

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.

Heroes and Villains

Multiple Dates 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Music and Dance Academy of Elkhart and Middlebury will perform their annual recital. This year's performance of ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, piano, and voice will all be centered around the theme Heroes and Villains.

Merle Haggard at the Blue Gate Theater

May 30th - May 30th, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Along with Buck Owens, Haggard and his band The Strangers helped create the Bakersfield sound, which is characterized by the unique twang of Fender Telecaster and the unique mix with the traditional country steel guitar sound, new vocal harmony styles in which the words are minimal, and a rough edge not heard on the more polished Nashville Sound recordings of the same era. By the 1970s, Haggard was aligned with the growing outlaw country movement, and has continued to release successful albums through the 1990s and into the 2000s. In 1994, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1997, he was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame.

Home Games by Elkhart Civic Theatre

Multiple Dates 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Batter up! “Home Games” presents the Great American Pastime as a romantic comedy in which a truck dispatcher supports herself, her canary, her blind cat and her dad, who had one season on the bench as a NY Yankee and retired rather than be transferred to Cleveland. He spends much of his time in his uniform talking to Casey Stengel. When daughter falls in love, will dad finally step up to the plate?

Along the Heritage Trail

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