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, events, and activities 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.

Linton's Enchanted Garden - a Wonderland for Kids


Linton’s Enchanted Garden in Elkhart is a wonderland the kiddos are sure to enjoy.  Climb the crooked tree house or try your hand at gem mining.

You can also ride on the Enchanted Express railroad or take a paddleboat out on the lake.  Join 3 friends and take the quad bike for a spin, or visit the petting zoo and feed the Japanese Koi.

The adults in the group will enjoy the landscaping, the shopping and their cafe!

For information on nearby lodging.  Request a destination guide for Elkhart County.

  • 61 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 66 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 86 Minutes to South Shore

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