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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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Troy, Mi
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76 reviews 76 reviews
38 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

was expecting more from this flea market. We had been there several years ago and made many purchases. This time it seemed to be mostly tee shirts, sweaters & purses. A little disappointed, but we made the best of it - even in the 90 degree heat. They do have lots of shelters with benchs for cooling off & relaxing.... More

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Sterling Heights, MI
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8 reviews 8 reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

I went with friends on what turned out to be a 90 degree July day. The place is massive. We got there at 9am, and stayed about four hours. The heat was overwhelming, however, there are lots of places to get drinks. The rest rooms were incredibly clean, which is surprising at a flea market. As for the merchandise, it... More

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Union, Maine
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Who knew there was so much stuff available to buy? The Shipshewana Flea Market has something for everyone...an over-abundance of something for everyone. With plenty of merchants, you can compare prices and find what you want for the price you want...sometimes. If you are looking for something in particular, you may be better off in a department store. But if... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is truly the largest flea markets I've ever seen. There are at least 8 to 10 long rows of booths selling everything you expect to find at a flea market. Lots of places to eat. An auction where 6 or 7 auctions are going on simultaneously. It can be quite overwhelming. Lots of booths selling the same kind of... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Shipshewana Flea Market truly is one of the largest. That being said, it was well-organized and easy-to-navigate. As with most Flea Markets, many of the items are unfortunately repeated continuously throughout (and some overpriced). I was hoping for more original stands, and although there were some, I would have appreciated more variety. If you are a "junk" or antique... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Having went to this flea market for many years I can say things have really gone downhill, not in the terms of cleanliness or amount of vendors, because the grounds are maintained well and there are tons of vendors. The problem lies in that there is soooooo much of the same Chinese made junk, socks and dollar merchandise that after... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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9 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Yes, there are lots of booths, yes it is large, yes, there are a few real antiques and treasures. But by and large this is a collection of local folks selling poor quality items mass produced in China and Mexico. You see the same junk from booth to booth. Prices were not good. In fact, we saw the exact same... More

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Grass Lake, MI
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Lots of fun going through the flea market & finding bargains! We have been here before and we always enjoy it. Once you pay for parking, you can leave and come back again for the one price. We enjoy looking at everything.

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Little Torch Key, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This place is huge......it's set up in sections so you don't get lost or overwhelmed.....like most flea markets there are many stores with identical items....as in.....didn't we just go through this place......but there is also such a wide selection of all kinds of shops to make it interesting and worth while

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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We were interested in seeing all the various goods, but after spending about 45 minutes there, decided not worth the time. Some handmade items….but the majority of vendors were selling outdated (not necessarily antique) things, which you could find at any garage sale. Very disappointed.

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