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Menno-Hof Mennonite - Amish Visitor Center

Shipshewana, IN
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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This was our second visit here. Brought our niece who was visiting from Italy since she was interested in the story of the Anabaptists. It is done nicely, with a combination of tour guide explaining various pieces of their history, to more interactive displays, and self directed aspects as well. It is about an hour and ½ to go through... More

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Grand Rapids
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Many come to Shipshewana to see the Amish and learn about this unique culture. Don't miss Menno-Hof. It provides an interesting look in to the historic background of both the Amish and Mennonite heritage. Well worth the time.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The is a great place to learn all about how the Mennonites formed back to 1500. The history traces back how the people separated from the State because of baptism. Many were persecuted for their faith. You also learn how the Amish formed by breaking away from the Mennonites because they believed that the Mennonites were "too loose" morally. The... More

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London, Ontario, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A visit to Shipshewana IN is incomplete without a visit to this interactive museum. Best six and a half bucks and two hours of our visit. Learn all about those curious folks, who they are, where they came from and why they choose the life they lead. A big thank you to all the volunteers who enriched our visit to... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Excellent depiction of how the Amish community evolved, and how their history differed from the Mennonites and Hutterites and how they escaped the injustices of life in Europe. The replica of the boat and the story of crossing the Atlantic was really moving, and the individual stories were fun. The children enjoyed the tornado experience and realized how frightening it... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The best way to get the most out of a trip to Shipshewama is to understand the development of the Amish. I thought I was pretty knowledgeable about their development until I went through this tour. It is well presented and informative and structured for all ages.

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Gladesville, WV
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This impressively built attraction answered a lot of questions for us. We were saddened that so much suffering resulted from REFORMation and adjustments to human tradition. We are proponents of RESTORation of the church Christ died for. They objected to infant baptism and rightly so--to the death even, but baptism by immersion was not mentioned at all even though the... More

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Caledonia, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Very informative history on the Anabaptist movement. Really made you realize how much freedom of religion cost so many people--and we take it for-granted today. Loved all the exhibits and the video and talking tours. Loved the gift shop...! Lots of neat little things to buy that are 'locally-made' items. (You have to get one of the chocolate caramel covered... More

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Eagle River, Alaska
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My wife and I stopped here before we began visiting Indiana Amish country and we were really glad we did. We had visited Pennsylvania Amish country twice before and thought we knew some of their history, but we learned so much from our visit to Menno-Hof. The tour takes about an hour and consists of going through a variety of... More

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Fairmount, In
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I had signed up for a mystery trip and we ended up at the Menno-Hof Mennonite-Amish Visitor Center. Although I have read dozens of Amish books and thought I knew a lot about the Amish and Mennonites I learned a lot that I didn't know. Was very informative and we all enjoyed all the different rooms and finding out the... More

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