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Experience what life was like as a pioneer! Learn about the history, development, and preservation of Indiana’s agricultural heritage through displays and hands-on activities at the Whitney County Agricultural Museum and 4-H Learning Center. The museum details how people lived, worked, and communicated with each other.  In addition, experience this hands-on learning environment with activities such as soap making, woodworking, and cooking.

Taking your road trip in July? Join us July 14-20 at the Whitley County 4-H Fair, at the county fairgrounds in Columbia City for competitions, auctions, food and entertainment.

There’s something for everyone in the taproom at Chapman’s Brewing Company location in the heart of Columbia City! The family-friendly brewhouse boasts some of the best beer and food in Whitley County for those looking for a night – or day – out full of entertainment. The taproom features Friday night live music, family movie nights, trivia, board games, and the option to savor some slow-cooked smoked meats. And the beer? Since 2012, Chapman’s Brewing Company offers “smooth and drinkable” beer options that are “not overpowering or challenging.”

Northeastern Indiana boasts some beautiful – but challenging – golf courses, and none exemplify that better than Eagle Glen Golf Club. This 6,741-yard,  18-hole, golf course is designed for players of all skill levels and is deemed a “hidden gem” in the community. Those who are more serious about their game may especially appreciate the conditioning of the par 72, USGA-rated course. Stop into the pro shop for gear before you hit the green and join us in the clubhouse to grab a bite and a drink after your game.

When you recap your summer road trip, make sure you include the story about your time in jail. That’s right – on your tour of the Kosciusko County Old Jail Museum, you can step into a jail cell that was used for solitary confinement, and learn about what punishments led to people being placed there for more than 150 years. Both guided and self-guided tours, including ghost tours, are available. Many rooms are preserved in time and feature photos and exhibits about life in Kosciusko County, including artifacts from John Dillinger, the Civil War, American Indian culture, and everyday items from decades past.

No road trip is complete without experiencing unique art! The Warsaw Cut Glass Company is the last original cut glass factory in the United States. The charming brick building – encased in ivy – features a showroom of delicate glass pieces such as vases, beverage sets, and art glass for viewing and purchase. Looking to buy something extra special and personal? You also can order custom glass pieces to gift or save as a keepsake of your visit to Warsaw.

Need to stretch your legs or just enjoy the summer weather? There’s no better place to stop than Limitless Park in Winona Lake. Nestled on the lakefront near boutique shopping and family-friendly dining options, this free attraction offers a beach, splash pad, tennis courts, picnic tables, and playgrounds. If you want to stay a while, you can rent kayaks, canoes, paddleboats and paddleboards to enjoy Winona Lake. Limitless Launch provides a safe and accessible boat launch to accommodate children, seniors, and those with disabilities.

Nestled on three-quarters of an acre inside Warsaw’s Central Park are the Biblical Gardens. This painstakingly maintained destination provides an opportunity to relax and wander the pathway through the six micro-climates mentioned in the Bible – forest, meadow, desert, orchard, wet and dry brook, and crop garden. Take in the beautiful flowers, trees and fountain; sit under the grape arbor, or schedule a guided tour to learn about the gardens’ 115 different plant species.

If music is your passion, plan a stop at Sweetwater Sound. This megastore is your one-stop shop for buying instruments, taking lessons, recording, and performing. Sweetwater has the largest on-site music store inventory in the United States and features a piano showroom, band and orchestra gallery, guitar store and more than a thousand brands of instruments.

After you’ve checked out the instruments, you can pass the time in the arcade and game center. And before you get back on the road, you can grab a meal at the Downbeat Diner (open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.), coffee and snack at the Crescendo Café, or whirl down the giant metal slide.

Taking your road trip in August? Join us August 3-5 at the Monroeville Harvest Festival in the Monroeville Community Park. The three-day event features a parade, live music, demolition derby, family fun tent, food and beer tents, Power Wheels derby, kiddie tractor pull, youth and adult dodgeball tournaments, golf challenges, trivia contest,  cake walk, square dancing, and crowning of the Harvest Festival Prince and Princess.

Brower Park

Taking your road trip at the end of August? Join us Saturday, August 26, in Brower Park for the Pierceton Chamber of Commerce’s Heirloom Tomato Festival. The festival features an agricultural art show, 5K run/walk, live music, food, shopping, a scavenger hunt – and, of course, a heirloom tomato display and heirloom tomato competition. Come see who will grow the biggest heirloom tomato!

Taking your road trip in September? Join us on Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17, for the 49th annual Johnny Appleseed Festival in Fort Wayne. Transport yourself back to the days of John Chapman, AKA Johnny Appleseed, for goods and activities that include live music, historical costumes, antiques, crafts, education, food and produce, trappers and trades, from more than 200 vendors from more than 42 states.

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