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.

Flea Market Finds – shop historic Shipshewana

Shipshewana is a bustling Amish community with shop-lined streets, specialty retailers, and home-style dining establishments that serve bountiful Amish fare. Search for handcrafted items, baked goods, antiques and more in picturesque turn-of-the-century storefronts and watch as horse-drawn Amish buggies clop through town. Every Tuesday and Wednesday from the first of May through September, the Midwest’s largest flea market draws serious shoppers and the simply curious.

Half a million visitors per year come to Shipshewana from around the country and around the world. Experience the crafts and food of the Amish and learn more about the unique culture of a people who live life faithfully and simply. Gain a deeper understanding at Menno-Hof—the Amish and Mennonite Visitors Center—enjoy special festivals that take place throughout the year, and be enchanted by sparkling lights during the Christmas season.

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