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Menno-Hof Mennonite - Amish Visitor Center

Address: Shipshewana, IN
Phone Number: 260-768-4117
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Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in Shipshewana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Visitor centers, History museums, Traveler Resources, Museums
Owner description: Amish and Mennonite museum and visitor center.
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Type: Visitor centers, History museums, Traveler Resources, Museums
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Amish and Mennonite museum and visitor center.

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Aurora Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Love the history, the museum really allows you to see what life was like for the mennonite faith. Nice book shop.

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Richland, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Love this...tells you all the things between Mennonite and the Amish and will give you a new found appreciation for the way they choose to live.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Much of my extended family lives in Northern Indiana. Over the years of visiting them, I have seen several Amish families, farms and businesses. Last summer in an effort to learn more about their origins, beliefs and traditions my family visited this museum. It was really interesting to learn about their culture and history. I would recommend to anyone who... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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214 reviews 214 reviews
109 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Exhibits and short videos describe the founding of the Anabaptist movement that eventually split into the Hutterites, Mennonites, and Amish. Their moves from Europe to the United States, Canada, and other countries are brought to life through narrations, "cobblestone streets," and a "boat ride across the Atlantic Ocean." The exhibits also describe daily life for current members of these faiths,... More 

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southgate
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

touring the Menno-Hof is very enlightening. you will learn how the Amish-Mennonite religions came to be in this country. you'll see how they traveled to America via a short movie. very interesting, a must see.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

They presented a nice history lesson about where the Amish and Mennonite came from. My husband and I found it interesting that they came from the Anabaptist. They presented their beliefs in a nice way.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Loved the volunteers who provided a bit of local history. Especially liked that they led us from one room to the other as the building was huge. Also learned of the settlements in other states.

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Greenville, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Just a great place for a family to visit, lot's to see and experience how the Amish live and earn a living. Great Restaurants and Motels. Everything is very clean. For a laid back get-a-way this is the place to go. However almost everything is closed on Sunday's

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Garden City
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This was very interesting to me because of my Amish ancestry. If you don't have a personal connection, maybe not quite as interesting. We spent lots of time there. I think it would be boring for kids though.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Nice gift shop;we were able to purchase some hand-made items for souvenirs we did not see anywhere else. The people running the museum were very friendly.

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