10 Things to Do in Goshen That You Shouldn't Miss

April 7, 2018 Joeann Galban

Goshen /ˈɡoʊʃən/ is a city in and the county seat of Elkhart County, Indiana, United States. It is the smaller of the two principal cities of the Elkhart-Goshen Metropolitan Statistical Area, which in turn is part of the South Bend-Elkhart-Mishawaka Combined Statistical Area. It is located in the northern part of Indiana near the Michigan border, in a region known as Michiana. Goshen is located 10 miles southeast of Elkhart, 25 miles southeast of South Bend, 120 miles east of Chicago, and 150 miles north of Indianapolis. The population was 31,719 at the 2010 census. The city is known as a center of manufacturing for recreational vehicles and accessories, the home of Goshen College, a small Mennonite liberal arts college, and home to the Elkhart County 4-H Fair, one of the largest county fairs in the United States.
Restaurants in Goshen

1. Fidler Pond Park

1424 Lincolnway E, Goshen, IN 46526-4613 +1 574-534-2901
Excellent
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5 based on 42 reviews

Fidler Pond Park

Reviewed By Cameron B - Goshen, IN, United States

This is a flat, 30-minute loop around an open pond. Although very simple, it can provide for a nice, quiet walk. If you're lucky you might spot a bald eagle in the tall, bare tree across from the barn. Most days are pleasant but be wary of cold or windy days; you'll be freezing on the far side with no shelter from the wind.

2. Linton's Enchanted Gardens

315 County Road 17, Elkhart, IN 46516-9515 +1 574-293-9699
Excellent
73%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 243 reviews

Linton's Enchanted Gardens

Linton's Enchanted Gardens is Indiana's largest facility, boasting over 50,000 square feet of indoor shopping filled with creative displays which will spark your imagination, as well as over 9 acres of outdoor displays. The Garden Cafe at Linton's features fresh and healthy meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as decadent desserts and handcrafted hot and cold drinks.

Reviewed By LYDIA K - PLYMOUTH

Went there for gardening supplies. Very nice gift shop with some unusual items. Enjoyed seeing topiary for sale which is rare at most nurseries. Plants are pricey but they also offer rather unique birdhouses, statuary & fountains. Where else would you find conversant parrots? Nice afternoon. Wear comfortable shoes!

3. Quilt Gardens

1100 N Chicago Ave, Goshen, IN 46528-1941 +1 574-262-8161
Excellent
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4.5 based on 24 reviews

Quilt Gardens

Reviewed By Matt J - Goshen, Indiana

It truly is amazing how they lay this out and manicure the plants in such a way to produce such an eye appealing array of plants and flowers. Really makes you appreciate this time of year and taking the ride there is over half of the fun.

4. RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum

21565 Executive Pkwy, Elkhart, IN 46514-9693 +1 574-293-2344
Excellent
58%
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4.5 based on 293 reviews

RV/MH Hall of Fame and Museum

Reviewed By GrumpyandtheOldLady - New York City, New York

We have passed this museum several times during our travels and decided to stop in after scheduling a stopover in Elkhart. The entry fee seemed a little expensive until we realized it was the same cost as a movie ticket. This museum certainly was much better than anything Hollywood has put out in quite awhile. Despite not being RVers or owning a motorhome, we had a great time. The Old Lady loves really, really old cars and seeing how far back the history of RVs goes was fascinating to her. We saw how these vehicles changed over the decades, developing into what they are now. They even have a 70's RV that has the original garish, loud, gold upholstery with baby poo mustard yellow shag carpeting; deliciously, wonderfully horrifying. That in itself was worth the price of admission. They have Mae West's mobil office/house the studio gave her that chauffeured her to work and some absolutely gorgeous pieces from the 1930s. It took us just under two hours to go through. FYI: The museum has winter hours that starts at 10am starting November 1 that we didn't see in our Google search online. Check the museum's website for hours - don't rely on other web searches.

5. Found

208 S Main St, Goshen, IN 46526-3723 +1 574-534-4394
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5 based on 19 reviews

Found

Found is a family-owned business that specializes in international art and antiques, vintage lamps and other retro goods, and Graber family art

Reviewed By Allison S - Michigan

Our family stopped in Goshen today for the first time. We walked through downtown and came across this shop that completely amazed us! We walked in and were immediately greeted by the owners, who welcomed us and shared with us about their shop and all of the wonderful items in it. We were astounded by many of the amazing, delicate pieces that the store has! Every item is unique, and we loved the store! We loved the whole atmosphere of the store, how friendly the owners were, and every item in the store! This was our first time through Goshen, but it will definitely not be our last now that we came across Found! Such an amazing store, and we can't wait to go to back, and look forward to seeing what other amazing pieces they will have next time we come! If you are going through Goshen, this store is a must stop!

6. Old Bag Factory

1100 N Chicago Ave, Goshen, IN 46528-1941 +1 574-534-2502
Excellent
30%
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27%
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33%
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4 based on 40 reviews

Old Bag Factory

the Old Bag Factory is a century old brick building turned shopping and entertainment and eatery complex. Artisan shoppes like pottery, hardwood furniture, musical instruments as well as two full restaurants, escape room and virtual reality center make this a stop you don't want to miss!

Reviewed By RetiredBeachers29526 - Conway, South Carolina

My wife and I had high hopes for the Old Bag Factory, based on their advertising and reviews we had seen on Trip Advisor. Quite frankly, it wasn't worth our time or effort. The building itself is old and neat looking, but that's about all we can say on the positive side. What few vendors were there, really didn't have much; it looks like they're really struggling to stay in existence, which is a shame, when you consider the history of the locale and building. We truly wish them well and hope things pick up quickly. We most likely will not be going back to the Old Bag Factory.

7. The Lerner Theater

410 S Main St, Elkhart, IN 46516-3209 +1 574-293-4469
Excellent
80%
Good
18%
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5 based on 79 reviews

The Lerner Theater

Reviewed By Charles R - Warsaw, Indiana

The theater is a great place to see concerts. It's a 2000 seat venue, so every seat is within easy sight of the stage. The seats are very comfortable! The overall interior is very impressive. The place is well taken care of! Their is plenty of free parking, next to the theater.

8. Shoot to Thrill Shooting Range

713 E Lincoln Ave, Goshen, IN 46528-3524 +1 574-534-7500
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5 based on 8 reviews

Shoot to Thrill Shooting Range

Reviewed By WillV21 - Goshen, Indiana

With a clean, fun and safe environment and a staff to compliment that, this place is a sight to see. Not only do they have a handgun range as well as a rifle range, but they have equipment to rent, and ammo to accommodate the equipment rentals. You don't necessarily need to rent the equipment, you can bring in your own gear and ammo (giving it stands with-in the range's regulations which there aren't many, and you can call for more info.) to shoot as well! They also always have a Range Security Officer in the ranges where shooters are present to increase safety awareness, and prevent any accidents or mishaps.

9. Kelly Jae's Next Door

135 S Main St, Goshen, IN 46526-3701 +1 574-537-1027
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5 based on 6 reviews

Kelly Jae's Next Door

Reviewed By Scott P

We have eaten here on many occasions over the past several years. The food is always excellent and the prices are reasonable for the quality you get. The service is good but not great. I enjoy the ambiance also. If you are in Elkhart County and looking for a special place to dine I highly recommend Kelly Jae's.

10. Wine Cellar Supply Winery

211 S Main St, Goshen, IN 46526-3722
Excellent
64%
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4 based on 8 reviews

Wine Cellar Supply Winery

Reviewed By JLuchies - Portage, Michigan

This winery is an unexpected find in downtown Goshen, IN. It is located in a renovated storefront on the main drag in Goshen. Not the country setting of most wineries, the site is very pretty, easy to get to with available streetside parking. The vintner is very friendly and knowledgable and the wines are very nice. Worth the trip.

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