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Attractions in Marshall County

Earth, water, and amazing architecture make for some one-of-a-kind places you won’t want to miss. In the small town of Culver, the college prep school of Culver Academies stretches along beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee on a campus distinguished by red-brick gothic-style buildings (one houses a museum). At serene Ancilla College in Donaldson, the school’s lovely “Chapel in the cornfields” displays wood-carved statues from Germany and soaring Neo-Gothic columns. Up for some star-gazing? Potawatomi Park along the Tippecanoe River is home to the state’s first Dark Sky Preserve.

Plymouth Speedway 3/8 Asphalt Track featuring Late Models, Sportsman, Mini Stock, 4-Wheel drive, Street Stock, and much more. Food, parking for vehicles and motorcycles, come stop by for an eventful evening of racing!
11631 W. 12th Road, Plymouth, IN 46563
574-936-0900
Marshall County is host to the largest 4 day festival in Indiana, with nearly a half a million attendees over the Labor Day Weekend. The festival provides a wide variety of entertainment on 3 stages, craft and commercial booths, delicious and unique food booths, while lighting up the sky with a spectacular fireworks display, a grand parade, foot race, car show, and so much more.
233 E. Jefferson Street, Plymouth, IN 46563
574-936-5020
211 W. Walnut St., Argos, IN 46501
574-935-8545
The Culver Academies is a college prep school comprised of The Culver Military Academy (CMA), founded in 1894 and The Culver Girls Academy (CGA), founded in 1971. CMA is based on a military system that is designed to teach the principles of leadership, integrity, self-discipline, manners and respect for self, others and authority. The Culver Girls Academy operates under a system of self-government known as a prefect system. Structured with legislative, judicial and executive branches, the CGA system allows each girl the opportunity to lead and progress to higher levels of responsibility. The redbrick buildings on the New Englandesque, 1800-acre campus contain military touches like turrets and parapets and are located on the shore of beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee. The chapel houses the second largest pipe organ and clarion in the United States. The Vaughn Equestrian Center has the largest indoor riding arena located on an academic campus. The 47,000 square foot library is one of the most modern secondary school libraries in the country, with a shelf capacity for 150,000 volumes, providing the latest in technology. Perhaps the academy’s biggest source of pride, however, is its Black Horse Troop; the largest remaining mounted cavalry unit in the United States. The Troop has ridden in 13 Presidential Inaugural Parades starting with President Woodrow Wilson’s in 1913 through President George W. Bush’s in 2001. Culver boasts such well-known alumni as Hal Holbrook and Gene Siskel, as well as scores of corporate chieftains such as Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams. Several Congressmen and Governors also attended the school.
1300 Academy Road #122, Culver, IN 46511
574-842-7000

At The Center at Donaldson you can pray, attend college classes, retire to an independent living apartment, receive long term nursing care, learn to care for the earth, buy natural beef, participate in a retreat or conference AND learn to weave or create with clay.

The Center at Donaldson offers all of this and more. It is an Intergenerational Living and Learning Center, a place for people of all ages and faiths to interact, share, learn, and grow together. We invite you to visit us.

9601 Union Road, Donaldson, IN 46513
574-936-9936
Founded in 1937 by the Catholic religious congregation of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, Ancilla College is a two-year liberal arts college located on an idyllic campus among the lakes and cornfields of northern Indiana.
P.O. Box 1, Donaldson, IN 46513
574-936-8898
The Ancilla Domini Chapel dominates the center wing of the main building of the Motherhouse for the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ in the U.S. province. The first Sisters came from Germany in 1868 and settled near Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1918 they purchased property just beyond Donaldson for retreat, rest and recreation. On May 24, 1923, the “Chapel in the Corn Field” was dedicated. The architecture of the Ancilla Domini Chapel expresses a great movement of the human spirit. The neo-Gothic columns of the nave soar up as if reaching toward heaven.

The columns are decorated with the ancient Greek and Roman design, the Corinthian style, used often by the Romans in their adaptations of Greek forms. Frances Xavier Zettler of the Royal Barvarian Institute of Munich, Germany designed the German baroque style of stained glass windows. The altars are made of butternut and golden oak and were made in LaCrosse, Wisconsin and hauled to Donaldson in freight wagons. All the statues are woodcarvings from Germany. On the unique ceiling are featured images of angels supporting symbols of Mary as queen. Louis Van Dinter as his last masterpiece built the large organ. The pipes were made in Pennsylvania by Gottfried, a firm famous for the art of voicing organ pipes. The organ has 21 ranks in three divisions and 1,291 pipes. The interior was painted for the first time in 1951; the centennial of the order’s beginning in Dernbach, Germany. Master artists from the DaPrado Studio in Chicago used the many shades of gray in the design. The PHJC Ministry Center with its beautiful grounds and prayer garden is located on the shore of Lake Gilbraith. Worship is the purpose of this chapel - to respond to God’s unconditional love through beauty, music, words and actions. Ecumenical groups frequently enjoy this worship space. It is a place of prayer for people of all faiths. The Ancilla Domini Chapel is open to all that visit the PHJC Ministry Center.

9601 S. Union Rd., Donaldson, IN 46513
574-936-9936
There’s no better way to experience the culture and history of rural Northern Indiana than by hitting the road to travel through the gently rolling countryside of Marshall County and enjoy the colorful quilt-pattern murals that adorn historic barns, family homesteads and public spaces. Indiana’s first Barn Quilt Trail takes visitors along country roads, combining an appreciation for agricultural heritage, artistic talent and local history. It also helps showcase some of the many other attractions and venues throughout the county, including local shops, restaurants and farmer’s markets. The art of quilt making has come full circle since the first women settlers brought it from Europe to America’s shores. Then quilts and quilting echoed the social and economic history of families and communities. Today, the Barn Quilt Trail contributes to telling stories, bringing color and interest to our counties’ already beautiful landscapes.
201 N Michigan St, Plymouth, IN 46563
574-936-1882
Experience the ever-changing first floor exhibits and visit the tastefully renovated second floor authentic period rooms and exhibits that expand over 3 store-fronts in Downtown Plymouth! Encounter museum displays that transport you back to an era. From vintage clothing, furniture and historic artifacts to modern graphics depicting history with a contemporary edge, at the Marshall County Museum the “old becomes new!”

The exhibits evoke emotion and a thirst for knowledge that leave you with an appreciation for what makes Marshall County, Indiana unique, and why we call it home! Brown Bag Lunch Speakers, Open Houses and Special Events remind visitors that looking back at history helps us learn and move forward! Kid’s Hands-On Areas available and 40-ft. Interactive Model Trains operate every Saturday from 11 AM – 1 PM! Equipped with a state of the arts Genealogy Research Library, the Marshall County Museum provides trained research specialists with one-on-one assistance Tues.-Sat. 10 AM – 4PM. The Marshall County Museum is open Sundays from 1-4 PM. (Genealogy is not available on Sundays.)

123 North Michigan Street, Plymouth, IN 46563
574-936-2306
At the Culver Academies Museum and Gift Shop museum guests will get a glimpse of the beginnings of Culver Military Academy through rare artifacts, including original 1860s and 1870s stoves and clocks sold by founder Henry Harrison Culver as the catalyst of what would become one of the premiere private boarding schools in the United States. Fall & Winter Hours of Operation are Sunday, Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
102 S. Main Street, Culver, IN 46511
574-842-8842

The Museum of Culver & Lake Maxincuckee History is located inside the First Famers Bank and Trust Building. The hours currently in effect are Monday 9-1, Tuesday Closed, Wednesday 10-6, Thursday 10-6, Friday 10-5 and Satruday 9-3.

The Culver Community History Museum seeks to promote the unique natural, historical and cultural heritage of the Culver area by collecting, preserving, interpreting and disseminating artifacts and other research materials. In our community, we seek to foster conviviality and engagement from all walks of life by being the natural repository for families and individuals to share their stories and memories. We also seek to serve the broader research community as a professional, self-sustaining, small local museum both on-site and online.

102 W. Jefferson St., Culver, IN 46511
574-635-0053
The Potawatomi Tribe once called this region their home, before they were force west in the 1830's. This quiet 317 acre preserve along the Tippecanoe River includes the site of a rare post-removal Potawatomi village that existed until the early 1850s. Images depict its past, as well as an 1834 cabin, the oldest structure in Marshall County. Displays in the Interpretive Center give a glimpse of the area's rich history and nature. Visitors can hike five miles of trails through woodlands and prairie. You may spot turkey, waterfowl and deer along the way, as well as a wide variety of birds.
16988 State Road 311, Tippecanoe, IN 46570
574-498-6550
The Culver Academies is a college prep school comprised of The Culver Military Academy (CMA), founded in 1894 and The Culver Girls Academy (CGA), founded in 1971. CMA is based on a military system that is designed to teach the principles of leadership, integrity, self-discipline, manners and respect for self, others and authority. The Culver Girls Academy operates under a system of self-government known as a prefect system. Structured with legislative, judicial and executive branches, the CGA system allows each girl the opportunity to lead and progress to higher levels of responsibility. The redbrick buildings on the New Englandesque, 1800-acre campus contain military touches like turrets and parapets and are located on the shore of beautiful Lake Maxinkuckee. The chapel houses the second largest pipe organ and clarion in the United States. The Vaughn Equestrian Center has the largest indoor riding arena located on an academic campus. The 47,000 square foot library is one of the most modern secondary school libraries in the country, with a shelf capacity for 150,000 volumes, providing the latest in technology. Perhaps the academy’s biggest source of pride, however, is its Black Horse Troop; the largest remaining mounted cavalry unit in the United States. The Troop has ridden in 13 Presidential Inaugural Parades starting with President Woodrow Wilson’s in 1913 through President George W. Bush’s in 2001. Culver boasts such well-known alumni as Hal Holbrook and Gene Siskel, as well as scores of corporate chieftains such as Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and Tennessee Titans owner Bud Adams. Several Congressmen and Governors also attended the school.
1300 Academy Road #122, Culver, IN 46511
574-842-7000
The Trail of Death starts at the Menominee statue south of Plymouth. Chief Menominee and his band of Potawatomi Indians were forced to move from Indiana to Kansas in 1838 and many died. On September 4, 1909 the State of Indiana erected the Chief Menominee Statue in remembrance of the horror the Indians were put through and a memorial to the Potawatomi Indians.
Peach Road, Plymouth, IN 46563
574-936-2306
The depot was moved in 2009 and rededicated in 2011, after restoration. The restored B&O Depot has a large waiting room, ticket office, and luggage freight room as they appeared in 1929. On display are railroad memorabilia, railroad tools, and several interpretative displays. Also, featured is a large bird's eye view drawing of Bremen in 1877. Outside is a 155 foot section of track with a small service car waiting to be unloaded. Open the first Sunday of the month from May to November - 2-4pm, tours and events may be arranged.
810 Douglas Road, Bremen, IN 46506
574-546-4340
Located is beautiful historic downtown Plymouth, Wild Rose Moon functions as a small concert hall, where people come to listen to performers and speakers. Providing 90 seat theater where warm ambience and personal connection are conduits for positive interaction.
115 N Michigan St, Plymouth, IN 46563
574-276-1185
The Encore Performing Arts Commission is a non-profit organization based in Marshall County, Indiana. Encore provides the arts to our local communities. They also help musicians, bands, and performing artists reach a wide range of audiences in Marshall County. They also produce many events throughout the year, showcasing the talents of many performers.
1305 W. Harrison St., Plymouth, IN 46563
574-935-4987
If you are feeling over scheduled and uninspired, this could be the perfect place to restore your spirit and creativity. You might take a class in weaving, spinning, painting or woodworking at this studio, operated by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, an order of nuns who make their home here. The studio is part of a sprawling complex that includes a college, retirement living, and much more. Classes may be anywhere from one session to six. Lodging for participants is available on the property. Moon Tree also features exhibits by regional artists, some who have their works for sale. Hours are Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm and Saturday by appointment.
9601 Union Road, Donaldson, IN 46513
574-935-1712
GALLERY and GIFT SHOP HOURS: Wednesday - Friday 12:00pm to 5:00pm Saturday 9:00am to 2:00pm Heartland Artists, Inc. is a member supported organization open to artists and those interested in visual arts. This not-for-profit group is dedicated to promoting multimedia visual art forms for Marshall County and the surrounding areas.
101 N Michigan St., Plymouth, IN 46563
574-936-9515
2745 N. Oak Road, Plymouth, IN 46563
574-935-5499
105 W. Plymouth St., Bremen, IN 46506
574-546-5800
Coming soon! The Rees Theater opened in 1939-1940 at its present location. The theater is an Art Deco renovation of an earlier three story building. Seating 400 patrons the Rees was owned and operated for many years by Gwen and John Hosel. The marquee was completely restored in 1997. The Rees is listed as a notable building in Marshall County interim report on historic sites and structures and contributes to the Downtown Plymouth National Register Historic District. The building itself has a long history.
100 N Michigan Street, Plymouth, IN 46563
The Tri-Way Drive-In Theater opened their doors on June 4, 1953 as a single screen venue in the early years of America's Drive-In boom. The name of the theater was selected from names submitted by the public. The name was selected because of its location on what was U.S. 31, between U.S. 6 and 30. Janet Combs, who submitted the name, received a year's family pass to the theater. "Tri-Way" is one of the few operating drive-in theaters in the state of Indiana. It currently has four screens for your viewing pleasure.
5031 N. Michigan Road, Plymouth, IN 46563
574-936-7936