Top 6 Things to do in Nappanee, United States

August 7, 2017 Tonie Szymanski

Nappanee is a city in Elkhart and Kosciusko counties in the U.S. state of Indiana. The population was 6,648 at the 2010 census. The name Nappanee probably means "flour." Nappanee holds the distinction of having the longest city name in the United States containing each letter in its name twice. The town has several tourist attractions: Amish Acres, Nappanee Raceway, The Arts & Crafts Festival, and the Apple Festival.
Restaurants in Nappanee

1. The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres

1600 W Market St, Nappanee, IN 46550-1731 +1 574-773-4188
Excellent
66%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres

Reviewed By RobynJ92 - Indianapolis, Indiana

My niece and I went to this play. We also purchased the dinner with it. NO WHERE on anything we received did it say the dinner was 2 hours prior to the play. The manager came over and insisted my email confirmation did. Then when I showed it to him, he realized he was wrong. Then he said it was when we checked out before hitting submit. So I went online, went to order 2 more just like before. He realized that it didn't say it there either.

He ended up refunding our dinner portion though it didn't help the fact it was 8pm at night and we were planning on having dinner while watching the play.

The play "Plain and Fancy" states family friendly. I have 2 boys and there is absolutely no way I would have allowed either to see this. There is cussing, women's under clothes being paraded, etc. Nothing family friendly. On top of it all, the play makes fun of the Amish. They are not stupid people; they are merely different and do things differently. They're actually smarter than us in many, many ways. This play is an embarrassment. Poorly done. I've been to many plays and this one was terrible.

2. Wakarusa Dime Store

103 E Waterford St, Wakarusa, IN 46573-2007 +1 574-862-4690
Excellent
39%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 33 reviews

Wakarusa Dime Store

Reviewed By goseedo - South Dakota

This shop is along the Heritage Trail Driving Tour that meanders through Elkhart, other towns east and south, and the Amish areas and countryside. Or, just cruise on down to Wakarusa, park right outside (for free) on the street, and step into a child's sweet-tooth dream. The Dime Store features all types of classic candies from the past, along with jumbo jelly beans, taffy, wrapped candy, candy in jars by weight... something for everyone in each generation. Also take a look at the jelly bean "quilt" above the cash register.

The folks who work here are pleasant and helpful, and I'd like to thank the young lady who helped me determine that a particular classic candy is still made and is available seasonally. She was the first person (among many in candy shops in ten states) who could even acknowledge the candy existed. I'm just sorry I don't remember her name.

Some of our favorite sweets: Chocolate covered cashews, sour cherry jelly beans, Bun bars, bon bons... And a tip: If you're a fan of Charlie Brown, it's fun to give out one of their oversized chocolate "rocks" at Halloween.

3. Coppes Commons

401 E Market St, Nappanee, IN 46550-2154 +1 574-773-0002
Excellent
53%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 67 reviews

Coppes Commons

Originally the factory for Coppes Kitchen Cabinets that once produced the famous “Hoosier Cabinet,” the 100,000 s.f. renovated factory now houses a variety of small businesses perfect for shopping for locally made, handcrafted and freshly baked items. Get a glimpse of the fascinating history into the Coppes Kitchens, once ordered by Frank Sinatra and President John F. Kennedy, while shopping this rustic and rambling brick structure. Watch and taste creative ice-cream concoctions come to life using liquid nitrogen, taste and buy made-from-scratch baked goods, cheeses, and bulk foods or look for a good book in the Christian Book Store. An 8,000 sq ft antique mall is the place to find your next vintage treasure! That’s just a sample of what’s in store – inside Coppes Commons.

Reviewed By pameladahling - Vermilion, Ohio

Coppes Commons was the highlight of my trip to Nappanee. They had many antique vendors inside that had really nice pieces! The folks were friendly and walking through the building was in itself, a great adventure! If you are in the area, it is definitely...MoreThank you for your review! We hope you will visit again!

4. Amish Acres

Nappanee, IN +1 800-800-4942
Excellent
30%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
9%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 239 reviews

Amish Acres

Built in 1874, this 80-acre farm of three generations of the Amish is now open to the public for tours.

Reviewed By HollyJo1820 - Delphi, Indiana

We were in the area for a celebration of life and decided to stop and check it out. The food was amazing and service was fantastic. Drinks and dessert was included in the price. We walked around and went into the meat and cheese market,daughter was in heaven with the pickle barrel. Another big hit with the kids was the ice cream and old fashion soda fountain. They said it's the best drink ever.

5. The Nappanee Center

302 W Market St, Nappanee, IN 46550-1941 +1 574-773-7812
Excellent
63%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 8 reviews

The Nappanee Center

Reviewed By mixaconsulting - Oldsmar, Florida

We arrived in Nappanee on October 1, which was the first day for the Fall Flower Carpet. Standing on the platform to get the full affect of this floral display is amazing with the beauty of 100's of Mums create the carpet design. Spectacular! We were also able to see the Quilt Garden which included the design of a train on a RR track. Still beautiful even at the end of the season. The Center has a very good museum of the history of the area and more which we enjoyed strolling through. Be sure to stop in when in the area.

6. Dutch Village Market

700 N Tomahawk Trl, Nappanee, IN 46550-9070 +1 574-773-2828
Excellent
28%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
26%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 15 reviews

A place where you find a little something for everyone. A visit to Dutch Village Market is an experience all of its own. Here things move at a slightly different pace - slow, relaxing, and rural. Don't be surprised if time gets away from you as you stroll our 70,000 sq. foot, climate-controlled marketplace. Shop hundreds of craft, gift, & vintage booths. Each visit will bring new discoveries in the booths brimming with treasures of hand crafted products, including solid wood furniture, home interior decorations, & gifts. You will also discover antiques, recycled items, specialty coffee, food items, and much more. Fuel up before or after at the Dutch Kitchen Restaurant. The diverse menu of home-made Amish food is sure to satisfy :-)

Reviewed By Doug B - Lynchburg, Virginia

While visiting NEWMAR to get out coach repaired, we visited the Dutch Village regularly. Great good at a good price and the adjoining market filled with local crafts is a must. A toss up between the Culinary Mill in town and the Dutch Kitchen for the best food.... Have to try both!

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