South Bend is home to Indiana’s oldest zoo, the Potawatomi Zoo! Originally founded in 1902 at Leeper Park, Potawatomi Zoo houses more than 400 animals and sees over over 200,000 visitors each year!
From its beginnings as a humble duck pond in Leeper Park, South Bend’s Potawatomi Zoo has grown into a 23 acre home for more than 400 animals of 160 different species, fully accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA).
Boff! Pow! Ka-Blam! The Hall of Heroes Museum is the only Superhero and Comic Book Museum in the world, so slap on your domino mask, nip off to your secret lair, and aim your invisible jet towards Elkhart, Indiana!
Comic book collectors, superhero fans, and pop-culture aficionados alike will be fascinated with Elkhart’s Hall of Heroes Museum from their very first glance at the exterior – the two-story building is designed to look like the iconic Hall of Justice from the DC Universe’s Super Friends / Justice League!
But if they think that’s great, just wait until they get a look inside!
Amish Acres recently announced the Round Barn Theatre 2016 Season, titled “New To Me,” and it’s loaded with classics and favorites sure to delight and entertain everyone!
Amish Acres Round Barn Theatre is northern Indiana’s only professional repertory theatre company, making it the go-to place for those seeking live, stage performances in Northern Indiana Amish country.
The Round Barn Theatre 2016 Season – April 13th through December 31st – features lots of fun and entertainment with its seven scheduled productions, including some special surprises designed to make these classic shows new again – thus the theme of the Round Barn Theatre 2016 Season: “New To Me’!
It is hard to believe 2015 is already over. It’s been an amazing year with some truly fantastic guests staying at our Northern Indiana Amish Country B&B. So often we end up feeling as if we’re hosting friends rather than just random travelers.
People stay with us in our Amish Country B&B for lots of reasons – whether they’re traveling on business through Northern Indiana and enjoy a mid-week stay at Scottish Bed & Breakfast, are here for Notre Dame football weekends, holiday, a quilting or scrap-booking retreat, or are simply enjoying an Amish Country getaway.
The Marshall County Museum, located in Plymouth, IN, always has an exhibit or timely event that will entertain and educate – such as the upcoming Halloween Ghost Walk!
You never know what you’ll find on display at the Marshall County Museum, as the Marshall County Historical Society works hard to keep the displays fresh and the calendar full – which helps to explain why it received the 2014 Indiana Historical Society Award for “remarkable public services and programs provided to its community!”
Get a new perspective with a Bremen Hot Air Balloon Adventure!
There’s nothing like floating high as a bird above scenic Northern Indiana Amish Country – and now you can with a Bremen hot air balloon ride!
Hot air ballooning was humanity’s first successful challenge to gravity and, though we have far surpassed it now with jets and rockets, many would say hot air ballooning is still one of the purest forms of manned flight – and you can experience the simple grace and elegance of ballooning with a Bremen hot air balloon trip.
If you’re interested in the Amish-Mennonite story – a fascinating and beautiful history full of faith, craft, ingenuity, and community – then you’ll definitely want to take in Shipshewana’s Menno-Hof.
Menno-Hof creatively interprets and presents the history and values of the Anabaptists (the Amish-Mennonites), providing a variety of opportunities to learn about and experience the Amish-Mennonite world.
The 53rd annual Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival is known as one of America’s premier arts & crafts festivals scheduled for August 6th through 9th, 2015 – where will you be?
If you love unique, handcrafted quality and style then I hope your answer to the above question was “at the Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival!” This incredible event involves well over 300 separate vendors from nearly 250 cities in over 30 states offering some of the most fantastic and diverse arts, crafts, and other handmade goods.
See classic cars and more at the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend!
There’s nothing quite like a museum to inform, excite, and catch your interest. The number of unique and amazing South Bend museums could keep you busy for weeks!
We love a good museum and we’ll bet you do, too! Musuems needn’t be dusty, stodgy, boring places and the better ones aren’t. Many South Bend museums explore some unique and unusual subjects – or display some more common things in unique and unusual ways!
Here’s a list of some of the best that South Bend museums have to offer
If you appreciate quilting, flowers, and gardening, then you’ll LOVE touring Indiana’s Amish Country Quilt Gardens Along the Heritage Trail – open May 30th through October 1st, 2015.
Quilt Gardens Along the Heritage Trail is more than a million vibrant blooms in 19 patchwork quilt inspired gardens, along with 21, giant, hand-painted, quilt-themed murals are spread across 7 Northern Indiana Amish Country communities along Indiana’s acclaimed self-guided Heritage Trail driving tour.
Amish Acres’ Round Barn Theatre has released the schedule of its upcoming, fun-filled 2015 season: The Circle of Life Season: Round and Round We Go!
Northern Indiana’s only professional repertory theatre company, the Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres has produced well over 100 musicals since 1998 and has garnered rave reviews and a sterling reputation in the process.
2015’s schedule makes it clear they intend to continue the tradition!
How would you like to visit the world of the Nativity? To not just view statues of it from the sidelines but actually enter into that very first Christmas in Bethlehem? You can at the Bremen Holy Walk!
We all know the Nativity – it’s everywhere this time of year from big displays in people’s yards, to tiny ones on their mantle, to re-enacted versions on television specials – but to be able to actually travel back in time to witness the Nativity … now that would be something.
Chocolate is a wonderful holiday treat that makes a great gift, and The South Bend Chocolate Company not only makes wonderful chocolates but also a day’s outing with tours of their chocolate factory and chocolate museum!
A lot of people immediately picture Willy Wonka’s when they hear “chocolate factory tour” but, while the South Bend Chocolate Company doesn’t employ Oompa Loompas, have a river of chocolate, or use a great, glass elevator to get around their building, it’s still a fun and fascinating place to tour!