TOWN OF SHIPSHEWANA
Nearly 670 residents call Shipshewana home, and many of the two million annual travelers who sojourn here wish that they, too, could call it home. Locals hold their blessed heritage close to their hearts, while visitors admire and even long for this simpler way of life. "Shipshe" as we call it, means many things to many different people, but it mostly symbolizes simplicity.
The Shipshewana area is celebrated for being home to the third largest Amish community in the United States, for having the Midwest's largest flea market, and for its reputation of hand-crafted wares.