Shipshewana Auction and Flea Market
Who doesn’t enjoy an afternoon browsing through the unexpected treasures at a flea market? And Shipshewana’s is the largest in the Midwest. Several Amish shops are located nearby, as well as a Hudson auto museum and a farm animal park.
Where: 325 S. Van Buren St. in Shipshewana
Cost: Free to look
Info: tradingplaceamerica.com or 260-768-4129
Amish Acres Historic Farm and Heritage Resort
Didn’t get enough Amish immersion at Shipshewana? Head to Nappannee for horse and buggy rides and a dip into the Amish way of life at a farm where three generations of the family who lived there have left their mark.
Where: 1600 W. Market St. in Nappanee
Cost: $12.95 per adult or $4.95 per child for the tour; $5.95 or $3.95 for buggy rides
Info: amishacres.com or 1-800-800-4942
Indy Indians at Victory Field
Bring your baseball glove and catch some foul balls at an Indianapolis Indians game at Victory Field in Indianapolis. The ballpark shoots fireworks off after every Friday night home game.
Where: Corner of West and Maryland streets in downtown Indianapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $10 for adults or $9 for children
Info: indyindians.com or 317-269-3545 (box office)
Up to 3 hours
One of Chicago’s top tourist destinations combines stunning architecture with a five-acre garden. Millennium Park features free concerts often through the summer.
Where: In the heart of downtown Chicago, bordered by Michigan Avenue to the west, Columbus Drive to the east, Randolph Street to the north and Monroe Drive to the south
Cost: Free to enter the park
Info: millenniumpark.org or 312-742-2963
South Haven lighthouse
For more than a century, the South Haven lighthouse has guarded the entrance of the Black River at Lake Michigan. Built in 1903 of steel, the lighthouse has nearly 3,000 photos of it posted on the photo-sharing website Flickr.com. Snap your own before heading to the beach, the paintball field or the road-racing course.
Where: On the south pier off of Water Street in South Haven
Info: southhaven.org or 1-800-764-2836