Posted on May 15, 2017 by Indiana's Cool North
Antiquing isn’t a hobby, it’s an art form. Part shopping trip, part history lesson, part treasure hunt, every item you find along the way has its own quirks and story to tell. From family heirlooms to flea market finds, Northern Indiana is a treasure trove of some of the most unique antiques around. The best way find them? Hit the road, of course! We’ve created a little road trip with noteworthy shops in Northern Indiana’s Amish Country (and beyond) so you can create your own “Antiques Roadshow” in Indiana’s Cool North.
If you’re looking for antiques, you’ll wanna stop in Shipshewana. This town’s rich Amish culture makes it an antiquer’s dream. Home to one of the Midwest’s largest flea markets, exciting auctions, and over one hundred unique shops, there’s no shortage of treasure to be found in this charming town.
Notable Stops & Shops
No antique roadshow in Northern Indiana is complete without a stop in “The Antique Town” itself—Pierceton.. Ever since its first antique shop opened in 1940, Pierceton’s been a veritable haven for antiquers everywhere. With more than ten antique shops within blocks of each other, there’s no better place to take a step back in time.
Notable Stops & Shops
Nestled in the heart of Amish Country, Goshen is a magnet for creative types, and filled with eclectic shops and specialty boutiques. The town’s rich history and Amish flair are so pronounced, we’ve come to describe it as “Americana, with a twist”. That essence extends to its shops, which you won’t want to miss.
Notable Stops and Shops
When it comes to antiquing in Northern Indiana, we’ve barely scratched the surface on all there is to explore. After all, antiquing is all about finding hidden gems with hidden stories. While you’re on your roadshow, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for surprise stops. From LaPorte County’s Old Car Show to fine Amish craftsmanship, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for (and tons of things you didn’t know you needed) on an antique roadshow in Northern Indiana.
Whew! If all that shopping hasn’t tuckered you out, there’s so much more to explore in Indiana’s Cool North. Check out our Thing to Do page for more vacation inspiration.