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Amish Acres & Nappanee Area Travel Information

Nappanee began its existence as a small Amish community.  Today it has grown into a bustling tourist attraction with Amish Acres drawing thousands of visitors each year.  Buggy rides, arts and crafts, unique structures and a close-up look at Amish culture are just a few of the things that are available to entertain and enlighten guests of the area.

Nappanee City Info

  • Land Area: 3.7 sq. miles
  • City-owned parks: 5
  • Number of nearby radio stations: 13 AM; 19 FM
  • Number of nearby television stations: 10

Nappanee Weather and Climate:

  • Average daily temperature — Jan: 28?F; July: 89?F
  • Average annual rainfall — 48.5 inches
  • Average annual snowfall — 5.1 inches

Distances to other Metropolitan Areas from Nappanee:

  • Atlanta, GA — 675 miles
  • Charlotte, NC — 645 miles
  • Chicago, IL — 124 miles
  • Detroit, MI — 218 miles
  • Memphis, TN — 625 miles
  • Raleigh, NC — 712 miles
  • Washington, DC - 615 miles

Nappanee Safety Phone # and Major Hospitals:

  • Ambulance: 911; Police: 911; Fire: 911
  • Community Hospital of Bremen (Bremen, IN — 12 miles)
  • Goshen General Hospital (Goshen, IN — 15 miles)

Nappanee Top Tourism Draws and Seasons:

  • Amish Acres (on National Register of Historic Places)
  • Borkholder Dutch Village
  • Borkholders Furniture
  • Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival
  • Nappanee Apple Festival
  • Ruthmere House
  • Studebaker National Museum
  • Shipshewana Flea Market
  • Mennonite Relief Sale     

Nappanee Major Shopping Areas:

  • Concord Mall - Elkhart
  • Pierre Moran Mall — Elhkart
  • Amish Acres

Nappanee Major Dining Areas:

  • Amish Acres
  • Elkhart
  • Goshen

Nappanee Famous Landmarks & Historic Places:

  • Nappanee Main Street
  • Nappanee Market Street
  • Downtown Nappanee Historic District
  • The Victorian Guesthouse of Nappanee
  • Amish Acres
  • Borkholder's Dutch Village

Notable Moments in Nappanee History:

  • 1928 — Nappanee becomes a registered city
  • 1968 — Amish Acres purchased the Manasses Kuhns farm at public auction.
  • 1971 Family style restaurant opens.
  • 1976 - Mint sill relocated to Amish Acres
  • 1977 Restaurant fire causes total loss

Interesting facts about Nappanee:

  • The Mennonite Relief Sale at the Goshen Fairgrounds is the nation's largest.
  • Elkhart County 4-H Fair is the nation's largest.
  • The Downtown District of Nappanee is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
  • Nappanee's Apple Festival began almost a hundred years ago as a tribute to onions.
  • Nappanee is the only town in America whose name uses every letter twice.
  • Elkhart is the band instrument capital of the world.
  • Indiana was the first state to provide a free public school system.
  • At one time, it was illegal to take wintertime baths in Indiana.
  • The Saturday Evening Post is published in Indianapolis.

Nappanee Population and Demographics:

  • City of Nappanee Population — 6,710 (as of the 2000 census)
  • Male — 3,351 (49.9%)
  • Female — 3,359 (50.1%)
  • White — 93.6%
  • American Indian — 0.5%
  • Other race — 2.5%
  • Two or more races — 1.1%
  • Hispanic/Latino — 5.0%
  • Median age — 30.7
  • Median household income - $45,988

Nappanee Nearby Colleges and Universities:

  • Indiana University — South Bend (23 miles)
  • University of Notre Dame (25 miles)
  • Western Michigan University (63 miles)
  • Andrews University (63 miles)
  • Purdue University — North Central Campus (64 miles)
  • Indiana University — Purdue University — Fort Wayne (66 miles)

Nappanee Economy & Business — Notable Companies in Nappanee:

  • Fairmont Homes
  • Gulfstream Recreational Vehicles
  • Monaco Industries
  • Nappanee Wood Products
  • Fabwell
  • Heckaman Homes
  • Newmar Industries
AMISH ACRES (NAPPANEE)
SHOWS & ACTIVITIES
  1. Indiana Sightseeing
  2. Amish Ham and Bean Soup
  3. Amish Acres Theater
 
AMISH ACRES (NAPPANEE) IN
HOTELS & VACATION PACKAGES
  1. The Inn at Amish Acres
  2. Nappanee in Hotels
 
MOST POPULAR THINGS TO DO
IN AMISH ACRES (NAPPANEE) INDIANA
  1. Amish Acres in Indiana
  2. Amish Acres Festival
  3. Elkhart Air Show
 
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