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Menno-Hof Mennonite - Amish Visitor Center

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Address: 510 S van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565-8983
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 19:00
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Amish and Mennonite museum and visitor center.

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Must do if seeing Amish Country!!

You have to make time to take this tour and learn about the people around you! The tour is part video and interactive and part self touring. There is an unbelievable amount of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Alex M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You have to make time to take this tour and learn about the people around you! The tour is part video and interactive and part self touring. There is an unbelievable amount of information you will take in that will help you better understand the Amish community. We spent almost 2 hours here and it was 7$ a person. We... More 

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Tuscola, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The story of the Amish is told in many means in this establishment. There are a number of different rooms that you experience the history of the Amish or Amish life in some way. The tour takes about an hour if done and one actually takes in more than just he visuals.....reading the information along the way that explains in... More 

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Rockford, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As sleepy a town as Shipshewana is, my wife and I were extremely impressed with the Menno-Hof Museum. The building, each of the room experiences, the educational information was on a quality with the museums we visited last year in DC. The historical and spiritual perspectives were demonstrated in multi-sensory ways that kept our 14 year old grandson interested. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We went on a rather quiet day and got the tour. It was amazing! Our hosts were very friendly and knowledgeable, and took us through the tour. The presentation was beautifully made and took us through the most important episodes in Anabaptist history. We wanted to learn everything we could and took our time through the exhibits, and stayed until... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

My kids were 1 and 3 when we visited last spring. However, they do enjoy tour and all the staffs are so friendly.

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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

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 21 October 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 19 October 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 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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