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May 26, 2013

Trip suggestions for summer traveling


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: 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: 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: or 317-269-3545 (box office)

Up to 3 hours

Millennium Park

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: 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 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

Cost: Free

Info: or 1-800-764-2836

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