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Blue Gate Amish Tours

195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
+1 888-447-4725
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Close up view of the Amish community

This is the second time I went on this tour and it was again, an excellent tour. The first time... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Elizabeth Z
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Wisconsin
A Chance to visit with an Amish bishop in his home--priceless.

I took an evening tour with Allen Holmes as the guide. We drove through the Amish countryside to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Laura B
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On this Amish adventure, participants will not only sight-see through the beautiful farm dotted countryside, but will make three stops along the way to visit with our Amish neighbors. Each host at these stops is anxious to meet you and introduce you to their unique culture. An evening Tour is also available now, see the beautiful countryside and spend an evening visiting in an Amish home.
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  • Very good3%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“leather shop” (7 reviews)
“personal tour” (7 reviews)
“basket making” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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195 N Van Buren St, Shipshewana, IN 46565
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is the second time I went on this tour and it was again, an excellent tour. The first time two years ago, we visited the Mennonite basket business, a leather maker and the Amish Bishop, all were wonderful and it was great getting to...More

Thank Elizabeth Z
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I took an evening tour with Allen Holmes as the guide. We drove through the Amish countryside to the home of one of the local bishops. We got to sit in the man's home and speak to him and his wife. He was very interesting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate at the restaurant our first night. The food was excellent! My family and I went on the evening with an Amish family tour our second night. We will cherish the time we got to spend with the Bishop and his wife. I want...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour was excellent and very informative. Our tour guide was excellent and able to answer all our questions. The tour guide was able to tell about his personal experiences with the Amish and the community. The tour was more than I ever expected and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a tour that included a trip to a leather maker, a basket maker and a visit to one of the Amish schools. The entire thing was very informative and enjoyable, we learned a lot of things that we didn't know. The highlight for...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The up close and personal tour was a wonderful experience, we visited the casket maker who had some very interesting facts. Wheelchair Mary was so sweet. Allen was our tour guide and provided us with information about amish culture throughout the tour.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on the evening tour to the Bishop (Marion) house. He answered any questions people had. The evening was very informative and I learned a lot. I would recommend this tour.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the tour and visit with the Bishop and his wife. The tour guide and his wife were very informative and fun to be with.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only part of our group attended when we returned, told all we seen and heard they wished they had gone. Maybe next year.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I just took the evening in an amish home tour and loved it! We visited an Amish bishop and his wife. We could ask questions and it was a great free flowing discussion! They were super friendly and down to earth. We...More

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Rylee M
12 July 2018|
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Response from 38vickin | Reviewed this property |
It's just for one tour ~ but believe me it's well worth it! We all had a great time and learned so much! We're planning to go back and take the tour again, bring more people with us! Don't miss it!
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Joyce H
22 June 2018|
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Response from Andy R | Property representative |
Hi, Joyce! Not that we're aware of, but I'd suggest maybe calling your local visitor's bureau, they may have more up to date info!
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JudyKing2014
25 March 2018|
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Response from Andy R | Property representative |
Hello Judy, the tours start in May and will run till the end of October. Dates and times will be published on the website in April. Thanks for your interest!
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