Top 15 Local Favorites in Northern Indiana

History, festivals, and exquisite dining collide in Indiana’s Cool North. We asked locals to list their favorite attractions, activities, and events so you can get the most authentic experience possible on your visit to Northern Indiana. Whether you take in one or go for the full 15, you’ll learn just what makes our corner of the country so special.

Antique to Your Heart’s Content – Shop Historic Pierceton

It’s a small town with a big reputation as one of Indiana’s top antiquing destinations. With many antique shops in the area, plus other stores and restaurants, it’s easy to create a day of shopping fun in Pierceton. Antique shops line up in a quarter-mile stretch of the downtown business district. You’ll find Victorian furniture, fainting chairs, antique and vintage jewelry, American and English armoires, clocks, mirrors, rugs, glassware, and so much more.

In addition, several shops sell the works of local and regional artists, including painters, potters, china decorators, photographers, and jewelry makers. Step back in time and dine in a restored depot. It all started with one antique shop in 1940, and has continued to expand in the following years. It’s no wonder Pierceton is called “The Antique Town.” You’ll be sure to find the perfect treasure to take home.

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