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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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Traverse City
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

We waited to visit the flea market until it almost closed thinking bargains would be in the making. More than half of the vendors were already closed for the year. Actually, no bargains were to be had by us. Think maybe if we visit again, it would be late in the summer. Most vendors didn't mention any deals the day... More

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mason, oh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

They advertise being open through October BUT most vendors were closed and the majority that were open were selling new plastic goods besides a few Amish vendors selling food. In the area where we found a few flea/antiques they were just setting up an hour after opening. We decided to drive 3.5 hours to Shipshewana because we read reviews that... More

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Taverham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I returned back to Indiana to visit for a couple of weeks and I had to make sure that I came to the Flea Market. I always loved going at least a couple of times a year. It was mid September and I have to say many of the stalls were missing, but that didn't mean I bought any less... More

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Celina, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I love flea markets! This one is, by far, the largest one I have ever been to. It is well laid out and many vendors with lots of stuff to sell. I enjoy just browsing, but it's really hard to do that because it is so crowded and parking is difficult. We even went early to try to avoid crowds.... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 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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5 reviews 5 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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