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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 Attractions in Shipshewana
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Traveler Resources, Museums
Owner description: Amish and Mennonite museum and visitor center.
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Type: History Museums, Tourist/ Visitor Centers, 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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English first
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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106 attraction reviews
141 helpful votes 141 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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Lexington, Kentucky
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Tons of history about Amish in the past but NOTHING about Amish of today. Who cares about 1500's, how about 2014 ?? Nice gift shop and beautiful grounds.

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Leander, Texas
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32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was a last minute decision that brought me and my travelling companion into the heart of Amish country last week. This time of year is unbelievably beautiful with the trees all changing into splashes of bright reds, stunning oranges, yellows in a crazy quilt of beauty. The house is one of those that appears to be bigger on the... More 

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