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
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
- Heckaman Homes
- Newmar Industries