- The list below includes 30 free or cheap things to do in or near Shipshewana, Indiana, including 59 different types of inexpensive activities like Art Gallery, History Museums, Nature & Wildlife Areas and Flea Markets.
- From Dutch Creek Farm Animal Park to Menno-Hof Mennonite - Amish Visitor Center, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Shipshewana and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury and Leland.
Maintained by volunteers, Wellfield Botanic Gardens offers visitors over 20 gardens to walk through that are filled with wildflowers, art sculptures, and paths. It has a Japanese garden with a pond, waterfall, and benches to meditate at.
Simonton Lake is one of the most popular fishing sites in the entire state. Visitors can enjoy boating, hiking along a number of trails that run next to the lake, swimming, and fishing of bluegill, walleye, and largemouth bass.
The geologic-formed Natural Bridge State Park is an area featuring a marble arch and a man-made dam comprised of white marble. Bedrock marble here is 550 years old and has been carved out over time from glacial water melt.
Known by the local lake residents as simply Pete's, Pete's Simonton Lake Tavern is a family owned restaurant-bar offering lunch and dinner. There is also outdoor seating, weather permitting, and occasional live entertainment.
Elkhart Tactical Laser Tag is a strictly outdoor experience offering Airsoft and laser tag. They conduct group events by appointment only and are available for off-site events, bringing the operation to the group's place of preference.
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A museum devoted to pop culture superhero history, the Hall of Heroes Super Hero Museum features a collection of toys, props, and other artifacts relating to superheroes. One notable item is Adam West's original Batman costume from the TV series.