Places of Elkhart: Bainertown

Explore Baintertown Park’s many layers of history in this guided interpretive walk. Discover local Native American history, hear the story of the Wyland family who settled the site in the 1830’s, and learn about the achievements of the Bainters’, who built a series of mills in the area in the 1860’s. Participants will also visit a hydroelectric plant built by the Interstate Power and Light Company in the 1920’s. Come out and explore the history of the Park!