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“Like going on a school field trip”

Menno-Hof Mennonite - Amish Visitor Center
Ranked #2 of 16 things to do in Shipshewana
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Owner description: Amish and Mennonite museum and visitor center.
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Learned a lot, maybe more than we wanted to about the whole evolution and fragmenting of the Anabaptists, but learn we did. was kind of odd how you are directd by a guide from room to room..seems an orchestrated effortto tell you the story they want you to see. You arent on your own until the very end of the circuit, so your time in the beginning is not your own, but instead directed by the length of each segment in this multi-century Anabaptist saga. Significant time is devoted to instruction on the differences between Amish, Mennonite, Hutterites, Most interesting portion was the construction and raising of the museum structure itself, in true cooperative style. Gift shop has a nice selection of locally made items

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

We found this very helpful in learning about the Amish And Mennonite culture. You go from room to room and each was interesting. Would not recommend for children under 8 as they will get bored sitting in the darkened rooms for approximately an hour. A definate must do to enrich your trip.

Thank Sandy V
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Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

Give tha Amish people one hour of your life!

Informative and well spent 6,50. Like to learn about different religions and cultures and this a good place.

Guide not pushy at all but friendly and it was nice to sit down after the tour and ask questions.

Thank Basi1Fawlty
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

The center features a variety of audio-visual presentations as well as informative guides ready to answer questions and offer perspective. Visitors are led from room to room, each one offering a different dimension of Amish and Mennonite history and culture. Part-way through the tour, visitors are allowed to move at their own pace through rooms that simulate various aspects of the Amish experience. Take a few minutes or an hour to absorb the information. At the end of the tour visitors visit a small, simulated Mennonite-style church room. It is their religious faith that started the Mennonite-Amish experience nearly 500 years ago in Europe and it is religious belief that continues to encourage Amish and Mennonites to set themselves apart from surrounding culture in various ways. Our guide was helpful, personable and informative. A gift-shop stocked with gifts and books is the place where the visit begins and ends. It takes 1 to 1 1/2 hours to complete the visit, though we took more time. The center is a great place to get oriented to Mennonite and Amish history, beliefs and culture before visiting the other attractions in Shipshewana and surrounding countryside.

1  Thank John H
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

We were expecting more a look into Amish life. Instead what we got was a history of the Amish over the centuries. We had a 6 year old child with us who was pretty bored. It was well presented, but not what we were hoping to see. They have a great gift shop.

1  Thank Astrid B
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