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Shipshewana is located in LaGrange County in northern Indiana near the Michigan border. As of the 2000 census, the population was 536. Shipshewana is situated in the heart of Indiana's Amish Country. It's home to the Menno-Hof Amish & Mennonite Museum, which showcases the history of the Amish and Mennonite peoples. The influence of these gentle people has greatly contributed to Shipshewana's unique atmosphere. The downtown is filled with block after block of stores offering antiques, Amish quilts, gourmet food, collectibles, books, candles, copper goods, Amish crafted furniture, hormone free meats and more. Visitors also love to explore the countryside surrounding Shipshewana, with its rolling hills, Amish farmlands, general stores, antique stores, and outdoor recreational opportunities. Shipshewana is probably most well known for its' large 1,000-vendor flea market. This is the Midwest's largest outdoor flea market - open Tuesday and Wednesday, May through October. The area has many parks for picnicking, hiking and swimming. Shipshewana is also home to several festivals, including the October Fall Crafters Fair and Country Christmas in November when thousands of tiny lights go up all over town. The downtown becomes a winter wonderland with music, food, demonstrations, decorations, games and prizes for people of all ages.

Surrounding areas: Westler Lake, Indiana (12.9 mi), Rome City, Indiana (16.1 mi), Sylvan Lake, Indiana (17.7 mi), Wawasee, Indiana (18.2 mi), Syracuse, Indiana (19.1 mi), Lake Wawasee, Indiana (19.7 mi), Elkhart, Indiana (20.5 mi)

Shipshewana Vacation Rentals




Shipshewana Hotels and Resorts

 
Hotels & Motels
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson1175 N Van BurenShipshewana, IN (260) 768-7780
Super 8 Shipshewana740 South Van Buren StShipshewana, IN (260) 768-4004
Essenhaus Country Inn240 US 20Middlebury, IN6.5 mi.(574) 825-9471
Super 8 Motel7333 N St Rt 9Howe, IN8.9 mi.(260) 562-2828
Holiday Inn Express0045 W 750 NHowe, IN9.5 mi.(260) 562-3660
Holiday Inn Express-Howe45 W 750 NHowe, IN9.5 mi.(260) 562-3660
Hampton Inn Sturgis71451 S Centerville RdSturgis, MI9.9 mi.(269) 651-4210
Quality Inn1301 S Centerville RdSturgis, MI11.2 mi.(269) 651-7881
Courtyard By Marriott1930 Lincolnway EastGoshen, IN13.7 mi.(574) 534-3133
Holiday Inn Express2309 Lincoln Way EGoshen, IN13.7 mi.(574) 533-0200
Ramada Inn1375 Lincoln Way EastGoshen, IN13.8 mi.(574) 533-9551
Best Western Inn900 Lincolnway EastGoshen, IN13.9 mi.(574) 533-0408
Ligonair MotelLigonier MotelLigonier, IN14.3 mi.(260) 894-3323
Holiday Inn Express1207 W Broadway StThree Rivers, MI18.3 mi.(269) 278-7766
Three Rivers Inn1200 W Broadway StThree Rivers, MI18.3 mi.(269) 273-9521
Shamrock Motel3214 S MainElkhart, IN18.7 mi.(574) 293-8922
Greystone Motel59271 S US Hwy 131Three Rivers, MI18.9 mi.(269) 278-1695
Redwood Motel59389 S US Hwy 131Three Rivers, MI18.9 mi.(269) 278-1945
Spartan Motel58852 S US Hwy 131Three Rivers, MI18.9 mi.(269) 278-1615
Super 8689 Super 8 WayThree Rivers, MI18.9 mi.(269) 279-8888
Wawasee Motel707 S HuntingtonSyracuse, IN19.9 mi.(574) 457-4407
Echo Motel801 Bristol AveElkhart, IN20.1 mi.(574) 264-6269
Quality Inn300 S Main StElkhart, IN20.3 mi.(574) 264-0404
Sleepy Hollow Motel1800 Cassopolis StElkhart, IN20.4 mi.(574) 264-2181
Brook Pointe Inn4906 E 1200 NSyracuse, IN20.4 mi.(574) 457-4466
Econo Lodge52078 SR 19 NElkhart, IN20.5 mi.(574) 262-0540
Hampton Inn215 N Point BlvdElkhart, IN20.5 mi.(574) 264-2525
Highlander Motel614 N NappanerElkhart, IN20.5 mi.(574) 293-5356
Holiday Inn Express Inn & Suites58364 State Rd 19Elkhart, IN20.5 mi.(574) 296-1110
Knights Inn52188 SR 19Elkhart, IN20.5 mi.(574) 264-4262
Quality Inn & Suites3321 PLZ CTElkhart, IN20.5 mi.(574) 264-0404
Shoney's Inn26434 N PonteElkhart, IN20.5 mi.(574) 266-1940
Weston Hotel2725 Cassopolis StElkhart, IN20.5 mi.(574) 264-7502
Days Inn2820 Cassopolis StElkhart, IN20.6 mi.(574) 262-3541
Ramada Inn3011 BelvedereElkhart, IN20.6 mi.(574) 262-1581
Red Roof Inn2902 Cassopolis StElkhart, IN20.6 mi.(574) 262-3691
Signature Inn33010 Brittany CTElkhart, IN20.6 mi.(574) 264-7222
Super 8 Motel345 E Windsor AveElkhart, IN20.6 mi.(574) 264-4457
Best Western Inn & Suites3326 Cassopolis StElkhart, IN20.7 mi.(574) 262-8761
Knights Inn3252 Cassopolis StElkhart, IN20.7 mi.(574) 264-4262

Shipshewana Weather & Climate

Southwest Michigan has a distinct four-season climate that is typical of most of the Midwest. Summer precipitation comes in the form of showers and thunderstorms. Lake Michigan acts as a giant "heat sink," which helps moderate the temperatures of the surrounding land, cooling summers and warming winters. It is also a natural humidifier, and this causes an increase in the moisture content in the air, creating heavier snowfalls in the winter. However, seldom are there prolonged periods of extreme heat combined with humidity in southwestern Michigan. Average annual snowfall is 36 inches, but varies greatly from year to year. Michigan is on the fringe of the Midwest tornado belt, but sees less of this activity than other parts of the country.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 29°F 14°F 1.79 in. -
February 33°F 16°F 1.76 in. -
March 44°F 25°F 2.67 in. -
April 57°F 35°F 3.34 in. -
May 69°F 47°F 3.63 in. -
June 78°F 56°F 4.17 in. -
July 82°F 60°F 3.59 in. -
August 80°F 58°F 4.00 in. -
September 73°F 51°F 3.46 in. -
October 60°F 39°F 2.79 in. -
November 46°F 30°F 2.89 in. -
December 34°F 20°F 2.61 in. -

Shipshewana Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Elkhart Municipal airport (EKM) located about 21 miles west of Shipshewana in Elkhart, Indiana, the South Bend Regional airport (SBN) located approximately 38 miles west of Shipshewana in South Bend, Indiana, the Kalamazoo Battle Creek International airport (AZO) located roughly 38 miles north of Shipshewana in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the W K Kellogg airport (BTL) located around 46 miles northeast of Shipshewana in Battle Creek, Michigan, and finally the Fort Wayne International airport (FWA) located about 51 miles south of Shipshewana in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Shipshewana Attractions

 
Amusement and Theme Parks
Adventureland Amusement ParkNorth WebsterIN24.8 mi.
Fun SpotAngolaIN30.1 mi.
Deer Forest Fun ParkColomaMI51.6 mi.
Indiana BeachMonticelloIN88.9 mi.
 
Water Parks
Full Blast - Flash Flood/Gully WasherBattle CreekMI49.3 mi.
Splash Family Water ParkGrand RapidsMI89.3 mi.
Michigan's Wild Water Adventure Water ParkMuskegonMI113.1 mi.
 
Golf Courses
LaGrange Country ClubLaGrangeIN7.6 mi.
Cedar Lake Golf CourseHoweIN8.9 mi.
Green Valley Golf CourseSturgisMI11.9 mi.
St Joe Valley Golf ClubSturgisMI11.9 mi.
Raber Golf CourseBristolIN12.3 mi.
Limber Lost Golf CourseRome CityIN16.7 mi.
Parmore Golf CourseNew ParisIN17.2 mi.
Island Hills Golf ClubCentrevilleMI17.4 mi.
Maxwelton Golf ClubSyracuseIN18.3 mi.
Pine View Golf ClubThree RiversMI18.9 mi.
Sauganash Country ClubThree RiversMI18.9 mi.
South Shore Golf CourseSyracuseIN19.6 mi.
Old Orchard Golf CourseElkhartIN20.1 mi.
Cobblestone Golf CourseKendallvilleIN23.1 mi.
Noble Hawk Golf LinksKendallvilleIN23.1 mi.
Prarie River Golf ClubBronsonMI24.3 mi.
Pine View Golf CourseYpsilantiMI25.0 mi.
McCormick Creek Golf CourseNappaneeIN27.0 mi.
Garver Lake Golf CourseEdwardsburgMI27.3 mi.
Indian Hills Golf CourseLeesburgIN27.5 mi.
Diamond Lake Golf CourseCassopolisMI27.6 mi.
Park Shore Golf ClubCassopolisMI27.6 mi.
Juday Creek Golf ClubGrangerIN27.8 mi.
EberhartPetro Municipal Golf CourseMishawakaIN29.4 mi.
Tomahawk Hills Golf ClubJamestownIN29.8 mi.
 
Ski Areas
Swiss ValleyJonesMI19.5 mi.
Timber Ridge Ski AreaGoblesMI50.0 mi.
Cannonsburg Ski AreaCannonsburgMI95.6 mi.
Pando Ski CenterRockfordMI100.0 mi.
 
State Parks
Chain O'Lakes State ParkIN25.9 mi. 
Pokagon State ParkIN29.0 mi. 
 
Museums
National Automotive and Truck MuseumAuburnIN34.3 mi.(Technology)
Northern Indiana Center for HistorySouth BendIN34.6 mi.(History)
Studebaker National MuseumSouth BendIN34.6 mi.(Technology)
South Bend Regional Museum of ArtSouth BendIN34.6 mi.(Art)
Air Zoo-Aviation History Museum of Kalamazoo(Michigan)KalamazooMI42.8 mi.(Technology)
Kalamazoo Institute of ArtsKalamazooMI42.8 mi.(Art)
Horn Archaeological MuseumBerrien SpringsMI43.4 mi.(History)
Lincoln MuseumFort WayneIN44.2 mi.(History)
Kingman MuseumBattle CreekMI49.3 mi.(Science)
Hesston Steam MuseumLaporteIN59.1 mi.(Technology)
 
Zoos and Aquariums
Potawatomi ZooSouth BendIN34.6 mi.
Fort Wayne Children's ZooFort WayneIN44.2 mi.
Binder Park ZooBattle CreekMI49.3 mi.
Potter Park Zoological GardensLansingMI90.1 mi.
Toledo Zoological GardensToledoOH104.5 mi.
Lincoln Park Zoological GardensChicagoIL107.4 mi.
John G. Shedd AquariumChicagoIL107.4 mi.
Brookfield ZooBrookfieldIL117.6 mi.


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