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Planning Your Visit to Shipshewana

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Some half a million visitors per year come from around the country and from other parts of the world to see Shipshewana, Indiana.

Hanging baskets full of spring flowers decorate a courtyard walkway.

Hanging Baskets

Many people come to participate in an auction, buying and selling, and to shop at the stores in the historic downtown. Others are here for the special festivals that take place throughout the year, and to see the enchanting lights of the Christmas season. And some visit to learn more about the Amish and Mennonites whose faith and simpler way of life holds special attraction in an age when speed and change are the hallmarks of modern-day culture.

It's useful life expired, an old wheelbarrow decorates a back alley near downtown Shipshewana.

Old Wheelbarrow

We hope you have an enjoyable visit, whether you're here just for the day or for an extended stay. Check the Resources section of our site for accomodations and other information on things to see and do while you're here. The Retail Merchants Association also has a very hospitable web site that will help you plan your visit.


After a 2004 fire, the new Davis Mercantile rises from the ashes.

2005 Davis Mercantile


Shipshewana, Indiana is a world apart - and the community with heart. Contact the Shipshewana Event Center for planning your family reunion, your honeymoon, a group getaway, or a day-trip or weekend excursion. Home of the Hudson Museum, the Town Center also provides over 15,000 square feet of convention and conference space with a full-service Event Coordination Specialist to arrange meeting planning and catering services for functions from 10 to 1000 guests. Call 260-768-3021 for more information.


Shipshewana Town Center
LaGrange County Visitor Center
The nameplate of "Cars" fame: Hudson Hornet

Hudson Hornet


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Town of Shipshewana, Wolfe Building, 345 Morton Street, P.O. Box 486, Shipshewana, IN 46565   -   Phone: 260-768-4743