A Guide to the Best Things to Do in Shipshewana, Indiana

Shipshewana, Indiana, is home to the third-largest Amish community in the United States. You’ll find warm hospitality and many unique experiences in what feels like the heart of Indiana.

The town’s population is just under 1,000 people, yet you’ll find so much to do in this small town.

This museum provides accurate information about the heritage and culture of the Amish, Mennonites, and Hutterites.


This Blue Gate Restaurant is a great place for an American breakfast, lunch or dinner with farm-to-table ingredients.

You’ll find at least 20 murals throughout Shipshewana. In 2014, Wall Dogs, descended on Shipshewana to create 16 of these murals.


With a seating capacity of 1,500, the Blue Gate Theatre is a popular year-round destination. The center features a wide variety of musical performances.

Blue Gate  Performing Arts Center

While not in Shipshewana proper, Bonneyville Mill County Park is an Elkhart County Park. The mill is Indiana’s oldest continuously operating grist mill.

Bonneyville Mill County Park

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