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
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