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“So much to take it that it would take a couple of days to take it all in!”

Menno-Hof Mennonite - Amish Visitor Center
Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Shipshewana
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Owner description: Amish and Mennonite museum and visitor center.
Reviewed 31 October 2017

We always wondered the difference between Mennonites and Amish. Well, now we know. The guy at the register in the gift shop welcomed us to the tour. There was guy standing next to him. I asked the first guy, "What's the difference between Mennonites and Amish?" He said, I'm wearing contemporary clothes and I have a mustache to go with my beard. The gent next to him had a beard but no mustache. So there you go. Honestly, great, comprehensive and well done combination of guided and self tours at this museum. Next time we're in town, we'll go back and finish the tour.

Thank Bianca S
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We learned a lot about the Amish and Mennonite communities and how they came to be in the area. Very well organized and easy to understand displays.

Thank rlfskf
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

The information presented explained the difference between the Amish, Mennonites, and the Hutterites .. and their beginnings starting from Martin Luther's Thesis that were nailed to the Roman Catholic Church Door.

Thank stanleyvince
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

If (like me) you don't know much about the Amish and Mennonites, this is a great place to learn some basics. The videos and displays are well thought out and engaging, and the guides are very friendly and interested in hearing your questions and ideas. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Nancy A
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the Menno-Hof in mid October. I regard it as an education centre and story telling rather than a museum. The initial videos are very good and we had an excellent and helpful guide who took us through the first few rooms. There is an abundance of information, well laid out and interactive in some cases. We only had 2 hours available because we arrived mid afternoon. I could have spent much more time there reading the information.

At $7 it was inexpensive and well worth the money. It explained the origins of the Amish, Mennonites and Hutterites, and how they differ in belief and lifestyle. I came away much more educated.

An excellent facility if you are in Shipshewana. Highly recommended. Allow at least 2 hours.

Thank Craig P
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