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Shipshewana Flea Market

345 S Van Buren Street, Shipshewana, IN
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Ranked #7 of 10 Attractions in Shipshewana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
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Omaha, Nebraska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

it is the grand daddy of all flea markets in terms of size and vendors. I was hoping to see more local arts, crafts, antiques and food items. Unfortunately, there were more vendors selling socks, t-shirts, clothing and other items made in China. We did enjoy a Ben's Pretzel which was freshly made by the Amish at their booth. The... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I found a very good selection of goods as well as a huge number of vendors. The prices were very good and there were plenty of rest and refreshment stands. Many homemade crafts, fresh produce, flowers and shrubbery. I was able to rent a powered cart to assist my shopping, I have problems walking for long distances. They had a... More

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Mt Prospect, IL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

haha....Shipshewana is a short 1.5 hr drive on the I-80 east of La Porte. Lots of shops, restaurants, bakeries, Amish goods, hotels, dinner theater. Worth the drive! yes, even went to the Flea Market...my first experience - it was HUGE and well organized,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Trip back to the Flee Market after about 5 years and the size of it did not disappoint me. I did find the variety of items have changed - as in there are a lot of repeat items from aisle to aisle and not many home made unique items. I could find most items closer to home for the same... More

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Oak Park, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was pretty let down by the flea market! I was hoping for more of a local taste -- stands with local foods (which to be fair, there were a few, we were just too full to try them after a big breakfast), some local crafts, antiques, etc. The flea market was much more dollar store meets a really bad... More

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Jasonville, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The flea market I enjoyed however we had to decrease our time due to 2 thunder storms that came through, we were there about 4 hours and needed more time to see all the vendors. Will like to come back on a clear day.

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East Central FL
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145 reviews 145 reviews
44 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This flea market (Labor Day, 2014 when we went) is a lot like other flea markets. Lots of "commercial" vendors sell all the usual stuff. There were a lot more yard art vendors than most flea markets we went to, so that made the day interesting. When I say day, that's pretty much what it takes to see everything. While... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I enjoy the Flea Market every time I've been. This time I was a little disappointed. Not by the Flea market itself but by all the empty spaces! A sad sign of hard economic times! Glad to see some places are still surviving.

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

visited the shipshewana flea market on a hot day in august. although there were a lot of shops many were not what you would expect. a large number sold cheap goods or items that you could easily find in any Walmart or Target, the few shops that sold unique goods were extremely expensive. i would recommend visiting for 30-45 minutes... More

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Bethesda, MD
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I was disappointed in this flea market. It is huge, but did not meet my expectations for yardsale/ antique vendors and home made foods. There are some stalls with Amish made or antique-y stuff, but there were so many selling plastic stuff, designer bag knock offs, hobo bags, and scarves just like you find walking along any big city street.... More

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