Cultures Connect…Amish life blends seamlessly with this small town’s modern day mix of commerce and community

EAT slow and savor roast beef and delicious fried chicken served family style in the home-like surroundings of the Blue Gate Restaurant. Locals love the palate-pleasing treats at Yoder’s Meat and Cheese and always fresh-from-the-oven JoJo’s Pretzels. Break from shopping (and beat the heat) with iced mocha or choose from 28 flavors of ice cream, topped-to-your taste at Fireside Café.

SHOP the Midwest’s largest Flea Market brimming with miles of aisles (and bags full of bargains!) Tuesdays and Wednesdays May through September. Travel down the quaint shop-lined streets of Harrison and Morton where you’ll discover locally made Artisan items and everything else from bracelets to banjos. Nostalgia comes with every purchase at Yoder’s Shipshewana Hardware and Yoder’s Red Barn Shoppes.

PLAY as musical comedies and Grammy-winning performers take the stage at the Blue Gate Theatre. Travel scenic backroads dotted with Amish farms on a tour with a local expert guide. Children of all ages will enjoy a turn on the 1906 Dentzel Carousel at the Davis Mercantile or weaving their way through a fall family favorite, the Shipshewana Corn Maze. The sights and sounds of a twister come alive at the tornado experience at Menno-Hof or reminisce of days-gone-by at the world’s largest collection of classic Hudson automobiles at the Hostetler Hudson Auto Museum.

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