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The best things you bring home from vacation are the memories. Fill your days with loads of fun, unforgettable experiences. Peek into history at one-of-a-kind museums. Become a super-hero for a day. Capture scenic views cruising along the St. Joseph River. Travel country roads and get a glimpse of Amish life. Tell great stories about hand-feeding a herd of bison from the back of a wagon. Sip the fruit of the vine at wineries and munch apples plucked from the tree. And remember the way you couldn't stop laughing, even if you can't remember why.

Amish Acres

Amish Acres

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the 80-acre restored Old Order Amish farm offers room to roam and packages that include some of the region’s best entertainment, food and lodging. Surrounded by pastoral beauty, visitors ...more

T: (574) 773-4188 TF: (800) 800-4942  | E: amishacres@amishacres.com | W: View Website

Amish Acres Round Barn Theatre

Amish Acres Round Barn Theatre

Indiana’s only professional, resident, musical repertory theatre featuring Plain and Fancy, the story of life and love on an Amish farm, in repertory with five musicals and one comedy. Round Barn Theatre Schedule

T: (574) 773-4188 TF: (800) 800-4942  | E: amishacres@amishacres.com | W: View Website

Bonneyville Mill

Bonneyville Mill

Working antiquity and picturesque beauty await you. The water powered mill has produced quality flour for over 150 years. Tour the mill, purchase flour, visit the gift shop and enjoy the park’s beautiful surroundings. Quilt Gardens mural location.

T: (574) 535-6458  | E: info@elkhartcountyparks.org | W: View Website

Das Dutchman Essenhaus

Das Dutchman Essenhaus

You'll be happy that Indiana's largest and friendliest family-style restaurant and bakery also offers 89 comfortable guest rooms at Essenhaus Inn & Conference Center within walking distance of the world-famous restaurant. You may need a nap ...more

T: (574) 825-9471 TF: (800) 455-9471  | E: info@essenhaus.com | W: View Website

Fall Flower Carpets

Fall Flower Carpets

Fall Flower Carpets / October  North America’s only Fall Flower Carpets will create dazzling, showy displays in the downtowns of Elkhart and Nappanee September 27 - October 15. Each gorgeous garden will share a “Celebrate the ...more

T: (574) 262-8161 TF: (800) 262-8161  | E: ecconv@amishcountry.org | W: View Website

Heritage Trail Audio Driving Tour

Heritage Trail Audio Driving Tour

The Heritage Trail Audio Driving Tour One of America’s Most Scenic Drives Centuries of history, thriving communities and tranquil rural landscapes come to life along the 90-mile Heritage Trail. You easily can devote a day to this route, discovering ...more

T: 574-262-8161 TF: 800-262-8161  | E: ecconv@amishcountry.org | W: View Website

Lerner Theatre Make a Reservation

Lerner Theatre

1920s-era movie house turned performing arts complex features a 1,700-seat theatre and ballroom and hosts year round performances, theatrical workshops, backstage tours and more.  In the heart of the downtown's Arts & Entertainment District.

T: (574) 294-4469 TF: (800) 294-8223  | E: info@thelerner.com | W: View Website

RiverWalk Culture Trail

RiverWalk Culture Trail

Riverwalk Culture Trail It’s easy to find and fun to follow - a set-your-own pace walking tour lined with inviting sites & stops, all just steps from Main Street’s restaurants, shops and pubs. Along the way, discover outdoor art in ...more

T: (574) 262-8161 TF: (800) 262-8161  | E: ecconv@amishcountry.org | W: View Website

Shipshewana Flea Market & Auction

Shipshewana Flea Market & Auction

Midwest's largest flea market open every Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., May through the end of October. Antique Auction every Wednesday morning year round. SR 5, just south of downtown.

T: (260) 768-4129  | W: View Website

The Blue Gate Restaurant, Bakery & Theater

The Blue Gate Restaurant, Bakery & Theater

When Mel first opened in the mid 80’s the Blue Gate, formerly Der Strudel Haus, had 50 seats and one dining room. Over the years it grew to 105 seats and two dining rooms, but it was never big enough to accommodate the number of people who wanted to ...more

T: (260) 768-4725 TF: (888) 447-4725  | E: bgate@riegsecker.com | W: View Website

Elkhart County Visitor Center

Elkhart County Visitor Center

Friendly travel counselors at the Elkhart County Visitor Center provide brochures, travel guides, website links and ideas on what to do in Elkhart County and the Great Lakes area. If you're planning a trip or friends and relatives visit, stop by the ...more

T: (574) 262-8161 TF: (800) 262-8161  | E: ecconv@amishcountry.org | W: View Website

Linton's Enchanted Gardens Make a Reservation

Linton's Enchanted Gardens

Often referred to as “the Disney of Garden Centers,” Linton’s Enchanted Gardens looks as though it’s right out of a fairy tale. It’s filled with landscaping designs to spark the imagination, nine acres of outdoor displays ...more

T: (574) 293-9699 TF: (888) 779-9333  | E: mark@lintons.com | W: View Website

Ruthmere Museum

Ruthmere Museum

The 20th century was full of grand promise in 1908 when Albert and Elizabeth Beardsley built their elegant Beaux Arts mansion of brick and limestone at the confluence of the St. Joseph and Elkhart Rivers. Once the centerpiece of Elkhart society, ...more

T: (574) 264-0330 TF: (888) 287-7696  | W: View Website

Cook's Bison Ranch

Cook's Bison Ranch

Come home to where the Buffalo still roam. Ride in a wagon, feed the buffalo, and enjoy a buffalo burger or a chuck wagon meal. The ranch welcomes motor coach groups, families, church retreats, and school groups. Celebrate during their Annual Calf Day ...more

T: 260-854-3297 TF: 866-382-2356  | W: View Website

DeFries Gardens

DeFries Gardens

A Garden that Cycles the Seasons The Calendar Garden nestled within the River Preserve County Park in New Paris, IN is a not-to-be-missed showpiece filled with blooming colors and full moons. It’s truly enchanting. Walk under the wisteria filled ...more

| E: mlantzer@elkhartcounty.com

Jayco RV

Jayco RV

Expect to be treated like family when you tour this bustling factory.  After all, it was the vision of Jayco founder, the late Lloyd J. Bontrager , to treat customer and employees like family while building on of the North America's most popular ...more

T: (574) 825-5861  | W: View Website

Guggisberg Deutsch Kase Haus

Guggisberg Deutsch Kase Haus

Come visit the Guggisberg Deutsch Käse Haus Cheese Factory, the only place in Indiana’s Amish Country where you can view championship cheese being made! For over 30 years, quality cheeses have been manufactured at the Deutsch Käse Haus facility, ...more

T: (574) 825-9511 TF: (800) 262-2505  | W: View Website

i-Spy Elkhart Cell Phone Tour

i-Spy Elkhart Cell Phone Tour

Get fun facts instantly via your cell phone on this free self-guided tour of Elkhart's Beardsley Historic District. The tour features nine stops including Ruthmere, the Havilah Beardsley House, and the Beardsley Monument. Access the tour simply by ...more

T: 574-584-7007  | E: bfirstenberger@ruthmere.org | W: View Website

Menno-Hof

Menno-Hof

See and hear the Amish-Mennonite story at Menno-Hof, the perfect place to start your visit to Amish country. Centered amid park-like grounds, the complex was built by Amish and Mennonite craftsmen during an old-fashioned barn raising. Multimedia ...more

T: (260) 768-4117  | E: info@mennohof.org | W: View Website

Old Bag Factory

Old Bag Factory

Celebrating 30 years! You might find yourself spending a leisurely morning or a afternoon in the galleries, specialty shops, artisan booths and studios in this renovated 1890's bag factory turned artisan complex.  It celebrates the creativity of some ...more

T: (574) 534-2502  | E: shop@oldbagfactory.com | W: View Website

Wellfield Botanic Gardens

Wellfield Botanic Gardens

The crystalline waters from Christiana Creek once powered the city’s 19th century mills. Today, they stream through and inspire 36 acres of lush gardens set against a backdrop of native woodlands. Striking in any season, and just minutes from ...more

T: (574) 266-2006  | E: info@wellfieldgardens.org | W: View Website

Elkhart County Historical Museum

Elkhart County Historical Museum

Come experience a sense of place. Numerous exhibits illustrate the people, landscape and events that shaped our past and present. Extensive library and archives available. Weekly events and programs. 

T: (574) 848-4322  | E: info@elkhartcountyparks.org | W: View Website

Maximum Capacity: 300

Down the Road Tours

Down the Road Tours

Customized or themed tours. (Brown Bag, Quilt Gardens, Delicious Stitches, Shop Hop, Autumn & Christmas) Travel backroads, visit countryside shops and explore Amish culture. Specialized programs, hands on activities, homestyle dining.

T: (574) 266-0048  | E: karleen@downtheroadtours.com | W: View Website

Elkhart Civic Theatre

Elkhart Civic Theatre

Located downtown in the historic and charming Bristol Opera House, this nationally-recognized community theatre offers affordable, high quality plays, musicals, and youth theatre productions year-round.

T: (574) 848-4116  | W: View Website

Hall of Heroes Comic and Superhero Museum

Hall of Heroes Comic and Superhero Museum

Explore the 70+ year history of Super Heroes in comics, toys, film & animation. Features the world's largest collection of comic books (55,000+), super hero memorabilia, original art and props. 

T: (574) 293-0755  | E: stewartreality@egixmail.com

National New York Central RR Museum

National New York Central RR Museum

The most significant collection of New York Central artifacts in the world. Fun for rail fans and families. Adults $6, children (4-12) $5, seniors (61+) $5, children 3 and under are free.

T: (574) 294-3001  | E: info@nycrrmuseum.org | W: View Website

Premier Arts, Inc. Make a Reservation

Premier Arts, Inc.

Resident theatre group for the historic Lerner Theater. 2014 Premier Arts Season Disney's Alice in Wonderland - February 21, 22, 23,; Les Miserables - May 2, 3, 4; Hairspray - July 18, 19, 20;  Thoroughly Modern Millie -  October 17, 18, 19; ...more

T: (574) 293-4469 TF: (800) 294-8223  | E: info@premierarts.org | W: View Website

Studebaker National Museum

Studebaker National Museum

114 years of transportation history. See Lincoln's carriage, a 1934 Bendix car and a 1956 Packard Predictor Car of the Future.

T: (574) 235-9714 TF: (888) 391-5600  | W: View Website

Fruit Hills Winery & Orchard

Fruit Hills Winery & Orchard

The rustic tasting room overlooks acres of orchards orchards in the histroic Bristol Fruit Hills. Grape and fruit wines produced on-site and by local vintners available for purchase. Tasting room year-round; seasonal produce.

T: (574) 848-9463  | E: contact@fruithillswinery.com | W: View Website

Havilah Beardsley House

Havilah Beardsley House

The 1848 home of city founder, Dr. Havilah Beardsley, presents the story of Elkhart’s entrepreneurial spirit.  Tours: Adult $5; Student $2; Children under 5 admitted free with adult.

T: (574) 264-0330  | W: View Website

Kercher's Sunrise Orchard

Kercher's Sunrise Orchard

Fifth generation family-owned U-pick apple orchard and pumpkin patch. Specializing in Indiana’s finest homegrown and homemade products, free hayrides, corn maze and lots of fall family fun.

T: (574) 533-6311  | E: kerchersmarket@gmail.com | W: View Website

Middlebury Community Historical Museum

Middlebury Community Historical Museum

Preserves and displays artifacts and information about this charming middle-American town and its surrounding areas. Revolving exhibits reflect local history since 1836.

T: (574) 825-0978  | E: info@mchm.org | W: View Website

Midwest Museum of American Art

Midwest Museum of American Art

Features the largest Norman Rockwell lithograph collection and the largest Overbeck Art Pottery collection in the state; also paintings, sculpture and ceramics.

T: (574) 293-6660  | E: mdwstmsmam@aol.com | W: View Website

Newmar Corp.

Newmar Corp.

Fifth Wheels, Travel Trailers & Class A Motorhomes. Tours are Monday-Friday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. No open-toed shoes. Children MUST be 8 years or older

T: 574-773-7791  | W: View Website

RV/MH Hall of Fame

RV/MH Hall of Fame

The only museum of its kind;expereince eight decades of the RV/MH Industry's models, while learning how RV's have impacted our nation.  Open year round.  Visit the website for admission rates and days/hours of operation.

T: (574) 293-2344 TF: (800) 378-8694  | W: View Website

DRV

DRV

5th Wheel, Mobile Suites. Tours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10 a.m. by appointment

T: (260) 562-1075  | W: View Website

Gulf Stream Coach, Inc.

Gulf Stream Coach, Inc.

Class A & C Motorhomes and Travel Trailers. Tours are by appointment only

T: (574) 773-7761  | W: View Website

Heartland Recreational Vehicles

Heartland Recreational Vehicles

Travel Trailers and 5th Wheels. Tours are Monday-Thursday at 3 p.m.

T: (574) 262-5992  | W: View Website

Keystone RV Company

Keystone RV Company

Tours are Tuesday-Thursday,  Call for details

T: (574) 535-2100  | W: View Website

Kropf Industries*

Kropf Industries*

Park Models. Tours are by appointment only

T: (574) 533-2171  | W: View Website

Thor Motor Coach

Thor Motor Coach

Thor Motor Coach is the most trusted and best-selling motorhome manufacturer in North America offering a complete line of motorized Gas and Diesel Class A, Class C, Class B+, Super C, Toy Hauler, & Luxury Motorhomes. You are invited to go behind the ...more

T: (574) 584-3655 TF: (866) 919-4444  | W: View Website

Winnebago Industries Towable

Winnebago Industries Towable

Fifth Wheels & Travel Trailers. Tours: By appointment only

T: (574) 825-5250  | W: View Website

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