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Menno-Hof Mennonite - Amish Visitor Center

Shipshewana, IN
260-768-4117
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Shipshewana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, History Museums
Traveler Description: This place provide a comprehensive explanation on the tradition of the different Anabaptists: Amish, Hutterites and Mennonites. more »
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Shipshewana is an Amish - Mennonite community that can be crowded with visitors. The crowds and traffic are in stark contrast to the Amish horse and buggy and bicycles that you pass. The Menno-Hof Mennonite - Amish Visitor Center is a nice, peaceful step out of our life and into theirs. Wonderful insight into the community you are visiting increasing... More

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East Central FL
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126 reviews 126 reviews
35 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We probably took twice as long as most folks to tour this visitor center. We must have read everything there. It was really informative. And it was very helpful too. We gained a much needed understanding of Mennonites and Amish people, their beliefs and religions. The tour guides were very helpful and quite patient waiting on us so they could... More

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Chicago, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Very educational! The grandchildren really enjoyed learning about a new culture. I would take them again. The staff was very accommodating and friendly.

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Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

this museum chronicles the story of the Mennonites and Amish since 1525. the museum tour begins in the gift shop at he opening of the museum which sells locally made crafts as well as books.the guided tour lasts about 30 minutes and is followed by several self-guided rooms. the first room is an introduction to the Anabaptist's as the Amish,Mennonites... More

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Los Angeles, California
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224 reviews 224 reviews
104 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Learned a lot, maybe more than we wanted to about the whole evolution and fragmenting of the Anabaptists, but learn we did. was kind of odd how you are directd by a guide from room to room..seems an orchestrated effortto tell you the story they want you to see. You arent on your own until the very end of the... More

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We found this very helpful in learning about the Amish And Mennonite culture. You go from room to room and each was interesting. Would not recommend for children under 8 as they will get bored sitting in the darkened rooms for approximately an hour. A definate must do to enrich your trip.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Give tha Amish people one hour of your life! Informative and well spent 6,50. Like to learn about different religions and cultures and this a good place. Guide not pushy at all but friendly and it was nice to sit down after the tour and ask questions.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The center features a variety of audio-visual presentations as well as informative guides ready to answer questions and offer perspective. Visitors are led from room to room, each one offering a different dimension of Amish and Mennonite history and culture. Part-way through the tour, visitors are allowed to move at their own pace through rooms that simulate various aspects of... More

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Winchester, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were expecting more a look into Amish life. Instead what we got was a history of the Amish over the centuries. We had a 6 year old child with us who was pretty bored. It was well presented, but not what we were hoping to see. They have a great gift shop.

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Edwardsville, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

If part of your trip to Shipshewana is to learn about the Mennonites and Amish, then you need to make time to visit here. Plan to stay about 1.5-2 hours, but that time will go by quickly. Even children shouldn't lose their attention since you are escorted from room to room, and each room tells you a little more about... More

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