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Quilt Gardens on the Heritage Trail – Stop and smell the flowers in Elkhart Country

It’s Fun. It’s Free. It’s Fantastic. There’s nothing else like it in the entire country! Elkhart County residents honor quilts, a pinnacle of Amish artistry, with 18 gardens planted in intricate patterns, each with its own unique story. The best way to see these beautiful works of art? Take a tour along one of America’s most scenic drives—the Heritage Trail.

As you explore, the free audio guide (your choice of CD or downloadable MP3) regales you with colorful stories of the region’s settlement and growth, its heroes, and scalawags. With detailed directions you can reach every hidden corner of a region that the editors of Life named “one of the top places to see in your lifetime.” Ready to go? Just pick up your free CD and map at the Elkhart County Visitor Center or download both at

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