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Menno-Hof Mennonite - Amish Visitor Center

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Address: 510 S van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565-8983
Phone Number: +1 260-768-4117
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Amish and Mennonite museum and visitor center.

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Appears to be THE definitive museum about Amish/Mennonites

For basically a museum about farming communities knit around their Christian faith, this museum did so in a Disney-esque manner of immersion experiences. There are ambient sound... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Harry B
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Livermore, California
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Livermore, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

For basically a museum about farming communities knit around their Christian faith, this museum did so in a Disney-esque manner of immersion experiences. There are ambient sound effects, wind (during tornado shelter in place) effects, and every attempt to make the room/ship/office/kitchen/etc historically complete and convincing. This is not a static hall of glass cases. At some point, I thought,... More 

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South Bend
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my college age kids to here to help out with a history project. All of us found the history and the displays very informative and interesting. There were several other families in with us, and their younger kids just were not impressed, not enough interactive displays geared to the younger generations. My take is that if you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

They offer a fantastic history of how the Anabaptists started, how they split, and how they are different today. It is a worthwhile visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

I can honestly say I understand the Amish so much better now. The tour was so informative , and staff was so friendly. It's just beautifully done, would highly recommend.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016 via mobile

If you love history and want to learn about the Amish culture, this is a must visit. It was very informative with multimedia presentations as well as many displays. The docent was a charming older man who seemed genuinely interested in sharing his knowledge with visitors.

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Having read the reviews, we had high expectations about this place. We are both interested in history and, having spent a few days in Shipshewana, had many questions about the cultures and practices of the different religions represented. Unfortunately, this tour was heavy on religious history and we aren't nearly as interested in how the different divisions came about five... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

We loved the hands-on items, such as being able to try on hats, jackets, and shawls. I loved seeing the "inside" of an Amish kitchen.

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Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Excellent and interest presentations of the history of the Amish, Mennonite and Hutterites, we learned a lot about the birth of Anabaptist in Europe and their persecution, which lead them to flee . So many facts we had not known and learning the difference between the sects was very well presented,

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Livingston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We were the only visitors at the time we arrived so this was a pleasant and relaxing 2 hour experience. We were able to watch and listen to audio video presentations which were informative about the history of Amish, the Mennonites and the Hutterites. There was much more to read but we did not take the time to do so.... More 

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Jenison
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Went there as a last minute decision. Glad we did. Turned out to be very interesting and engaging. Learned a lot that I did not know about the history and roots of the Anabaptist faith, and how the Mennonites, Amish, and Hutterites originated from this movement. The presenters were knowledgeable and thorough and answered any questions put to them. There... More 

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