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Amish Acres
1600 West Market Street
Nappanee
IN
46550
Tel: 800 800-4942

Directions

If you are coming from Chicago, take the Indiana Toll Road east to exit 72, then south on US31, head about 20 miles on bypass to Nappanee exit. Take SR 19 south to US 6, west 1 mile and then you're there! From Grand Rapids take US 131 S to US 6.

Where are we going today?

The Amish is a fascinating culture, and at Amish Acres, you can introduce the kids (and even parents) to a new culture right on their doorstep.

Amish Acres is set on a beautiful 80 acres with a historic farm, as well as a heritage resort. It really lets people in to the traditions of this lesser known culture - and celebrates it! You can come for the day, or if you want to experience a bit more you can even spend the night. 

The farmstead itself is actually listed in the National Register of Historic Places - so it's a pretty important part of the country's history! It was settled by the very FIRST Amish to Indiana, way back in 1839. (Quick math quiz - how many years ago was that?)

As you take your tour around the Amish homestead, you can feel the stories of the three generations who walked there before you over the last 125 years - what kind of people do you think they were like?

Kids will be taught the whys and ways of the Amish, as they explore the 12 room house, and they can even experience the sounds and sights of a real working farm, which is alive with livestock, hens, and the lovely apple orchard and gardens! 

On the farm itself, they can see chores and crafts being created over the seasons. Did you know that products like apple butter, maple syrup, and molasses are produced here exactly how they would have been over a century ago? An amazing insight into history! 

Ever wondered how quilts were hand stitched, or lye soap was made? Maybe even how those candles were dipped and created? 

At the end of your tour, your guide will call you with the dinner bell and you'll discover outbuildings that dry and food and bake the bread. Yum yum!

Horse and buggy rides, culture, art, fun, food....what else could they fill your family day out with!?

Amish Acres is a fascinating family day out experience. 

 

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsTours $12.95 / Horse & buggy ride $6.95
  • ChildrenTours $4.95 / Horse & buggy ride $3.95
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

March is seasonal. April to Oct limited schedule. Nov & Dec Tues to Sat 10am - 7pm , Sundays 10am -

Closed January and February

Teachers corner

An amazing place to visit for a school trip! They have a school field trip activities planner to help with your visit much more easier for you! Just get in contact and see what they can do!.

I'm Hungry!

There are SO many dining options, as well as packages as part of your tour. There is family style dining, threshers dining, theme dinners, and even carry-out! .

Healthy Eating!

If you have food allergies, they have a list from the menu so they can help you with anything you might need to avoid. .

Any Top Tips?

Check out the Amish Acres Art & Crafts Festival which caters for kids of ALL ages! .

Need a little extra help?

If you do have mobility disabilities, why not just give them a call before hand to see what accessibility they have for you. .

Can I get one of those?

From the Greeting Barn with gifts, antiques and crafts, to the Soda Shop and Fudgery (yes - that's fudge!), Bakery, gifts baskets....you better save those pennies!.

More information

There are a number of packages you can pick from - from half day tours to multiple night packages - why not make a weekend of it! .

What people are saying?

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    My husband, mother and I visited last Sunday for dinner. We were told there was a 30-45 minute wait and since my mother uses a walker and cannot stand very long they brought her a chair. We were told we could brouse the gift shop while we waited, which we did, making several purchases. Once they called our name, we were shocked to discover that the dining room was virtually empty, with plenty of tables available. We can only assume that we were asked to wait so that we could spend time in the gift shop. Also, my mother asked to be seated close...Read More

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    Easter dinner was a complete rip off. $18.95 a person, waited an hour and a half to be seated because they wouldn't take reservations unless your party was over 20; we had 16. Dinner consisted of a buffet--ham, fried chicken, roast, noodles, green beans, mashed potatoes, and gravy. Salad bar was rolls and coleslaw and pickles. The ham was inedible jelly-like substance, the beef and noodles tasted like NOTHING, no seasoning whatsoever. The beef was too salty and swimming in something watery. The gravy was gray and lumpy. My husband said there...Read More

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    indeed the dinner was a rip off. I tool a guest from Sweden and she was surprised by the lack of choices and lack of flavor. Then she was serve a good summer wheat beer that supposedly could only be obtained at Amish Acres. The next day we found in at King Richards in Michigan City. The place is embarrassingly greedy, flavorless and fake.

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    We only ate at the restaurant so the rating is based solely on that. You have to get the full course dinner option. Oh man was that good- down home cooking at it's best. I don't even like ham and bean soup, and my bf is not into cabbage, but mmm!! I would want a meal like that for my "last supper." My only eh moment was the weak coffee and no REAL CREAM or milk, and the dessert was way too sweet and served cold unless otherwise requested. The fried chicken was the most perfect ever- crispy and moist! We'd go back.

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    Marcia and I enjoy getting away from the busy city and Amish Acres suits our fancy. We have never been let down and have learned to appreciate the Amish cooking and in some small way wish we lived a simple life. We are looking forward to being with friends and will enjoy the craft fair.

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by Keven Hewitt

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My husband, mother and I visited last Sunday for dinner. We were told there was a 30-45 minute wait and since my mother uses a walker and cannot stand very long they brought her a chair. We were told we could brouse the gift shop while we waited, which we did, making several purchases. Once they called our name, we were shocked to discover that the dining room was virtually empty, with plenty of tables available. We can only assume that we were asked to wait so that we could spend time in the gift shop. Also, my mother asked to be seated close to the door as she has difficulty walking, but we were seated at the opposite side of the dining room and the hostess told her she couldn't seat us closer because the wait staff at that end of the room was only for tables of 9 or more. We will not be back.

by Liz Randolph

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Easter dinner was a complete rip off. $18.95 a person, waited an hour and a half to be seated because they wouldn't take reservations unless your party was over 20; we had 16. Dinner consisted of a buffet--ham, fried chicken, roast, noodles, green beans, mashed potatoes, and gravy. Salad bar was rolls and coleslaw and pickles. The ham was inedible jelly-like substance, the beef and noodles tasted like NOTHING, no seasoning whatsoever. The beef was too salty and swimming in something watery. The gravy was gray and lumpy. My husband said there is no way the Amish cooked this dinner. The pies were not good either, usually you go to an Amish restaurant and the pies are so good, but in this case they were terrible. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY HERE.

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