Elkhart, Indiana, is not only home to many RV manufacturers, but it is also home to the RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum. We took a morning to visit this interesting complex, which also has a vast library of RV books and periodicals. If you are researching anything RV-related, this is the place to go.
The walls of the Hall of Fame are lined with photographs of inductees who made a significant contribution to the RV and campground industry.
Inside the museum, there are some interesting RVs.
Inside the RV/MH Museum
Summer Hours (April 1 to October 31)
Monday – Saturday 9am to 5pm EDT
Sunday 10am – 3pm EDT
Winter Hours (November 1 to March 31)
Monday – Saturday 10am to 4pm EDT
Sunday — Closed
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.
Adults – $12
Children (6-16) – $9
Children (5 and under) – Free
Seniors (60 and over) – $10
Group Rate (14 or more) – $8
Family Special* – $30
After picking up Beauty from the Grand Design Service Center (see last week’s post about our upgrades at MORryde and Grand Design here), we headed to Shipshewana, Indiana. A short drive from Elkhart, Shipshewana is in the heart of Indiana’s Amish Country, and a quaint little town.
We stayed at Shipshewana Campground South Park, at the south end of town. This campground is in the quieter part of town, unlike her sister campground to the north, which is next to the Shipshewana Flea Market. We had a lovely view of the horses who came to visit us every evening.
Of course, since we were there and the flea market was open, we had to visit the Shipshewana Flea Market. We also highly recommend the many shops and markets in the area for fresh meat, produce, crafts, and home decor. Obviously, we had to pick up some goodies.
If you’re a Quilter . . .
If you are a quilter, visit Shipshewana in the summer. Shipshewana and the surrounding area have created the 2021 Quilt Gardens & Murals tour along the Heritage Trail. There are multiple gardens, murals, and sites depicting different quilt squares. Here’s the link from Tripadvisor that tells all about it. We happened to find a couple of them during our visit.
Biking the Pumpkinvine Trail
We enjoyed riding our bikes on the Pumpkinvine Trail in the evenings. The trail is paved and winds its way through the countryside.
We came upon this plaque one evening, and we learned where the name Shipshewana came from. This discovery was sobering, to say the least.
We loved our time in Indiana, and especially Shipshewana. We would definitely visit the area again.