A hometown heritage that blends history with natural beauty.

EAT authentic at Chicago’s Downtown Eatery with a taste of the Windy City’s famous Chicago-style hot dogs or pack their “Kitchen Sink” pizza to go for a picnic at Congdon Park. Savor the flavors of a Victorian tea, set with buttery scones, lemon curd and Devonshire cream, at the Murphy Guest House Tea Room.

SHOP farmhouse soaps and scented accents at Camille’s Florals and Gifts or from a rainbow of quilting fabrics and inspirational accessories at the Lavender Patch. Sample wines in the tasting room and select a bottle (or two) of your favorites at Fruit Hills Winery & Orchard, where you’ll be greeted warmly by the Muir family.

PLAY catching the “daily grind” and some stone-ground flour at Bonneyville Mill. Relive the past through eclectic exhibits at a 1920s-era high school turned history center at the Elkhart County Historical Museum. Catch an Elkhart Civic Theatre production at the historic Bristol Opera House or take a test run down the river before buying your next kayak at Fluid Fun.

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