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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 features a three-eighths (0.375) mile banked dirt oval owned by Ed Kennedy Food, parking for vehicles and motorcycles, come stop by for an eventful evening of racing!
11631 W. 12th Road, Plymouth, IN 46563
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
211 W. Walnut St., Argos, IN 46501
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
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.
9601 Union Road, Donaldson, IN 46513
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
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
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
The Marshall County Historical Society, Museum and Crossroads Center is centrally located in the heart of historic downtown Plymouth. The historical society is the keeper of information, with digitalized records that make uncovering information and photographs a breeze! The museum, the storyteller, recounts the tale of Marshall County with interactive and contemporary hands-on exhibits, that bring its history to life! Discover the Crossroads Center, a wing of the museum dedicated to communicating the impact of transportation on the development of trade and commerce in Marshall County. Take a road trip in the Crossroads Center as the interactive illuminated map illustrates the county’s five historic highways and byways, colorfully spotlighting their routes, three of which connect the Atlantic to the Pacific, crossing right here in our community! Other popular exhibits include a model Train Room with a 40-foot track equipped with push-button controls engaging visitors to operate features along the track with other hands-on activities in every corner. A favorite destination is the County of Champions Sports Room celebrating boys and girls high school sports. Vintage lockers serve as exhibit space, a restored gymnasium scoreboard helps set the tone, iPads easily pull up vintage sports photos and recent videos of coaches, players and fans that shaped the history of high school sports in the county can be viewed from wooden bleachers. Exhibits evoke emotion and a thirst for knowledge as well as an appreciation for what makes Marshall County, Indiana unique. Brown Bag Lunch speakers, open houses and special events remind visitors that looking back helps us move forward! A kid’s hands-on Farmer’s Market encourages exploration in the Gallery and the 40-ft. interactive model train layout operates every Saturday from 11 AM – 1 PM! Equipped with a state of the arts Genealogy Research Library, the Marshall County Museum is open Tues-Saturday 10-4 PM. The museum is closed on Sundays, Mondays and county holidays.
123 North Michigan Street, Plymouth, IN 46563
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

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
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
Main Street Studio is a space for creative souls- young and old, professional and novice- to gather, create, and inspire. The Studio is the joined venture of party-planner and designer Heather Widner with Buzzworthy Parties & Design AND photographer and fellow entrepreneur Danielle Mavrick with Danielle Mavrick Photography. As moms to young kids and work-from-home creatives, Heather and Danielle recognized the need for a creative hub in the Culver area and paired that need with their love for learning, creating, and teaching to design a space that would bring out the creative side of everyone.
109 S Main Street, Culver, IN 46511
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
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.
12380 Peach Road, Plymouth, IN 46563
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
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
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.
321 N Center Street, Plymouth, IN 46563
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
Gallery, Classes and Gift Shop: Tuesday-Saturday 10-4 and by appointment. The Gallery hosts a different featured artist each month with an Open House Reception to meet the artists. Art classes are offered to students of all ages from 6-95+ years. Our goal is to create the art, teach the arts, share the art with the community experience more art each day! Heartland Artists, Inc. is a member supported organization open to artists and those interested in and promoting 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
2745 N. Oak Road, Plymouth, IN 46563
105 W. Plymouth St., Bremen, IN 46506
Returning soon! The Rees Theatre was the well-appointed vision of Stewart and Opal Rees that opened as a 600 seat theater in 1940. The result was an Art Deco renovation of an earlier three story building built in 1865. For many years it was owned and operated by John and Gwen Hosel. The beautiful iconic marquee was completely restored in 1997 and remains an historic part of the downtown Plymouth streetscape. The theater closed in 2009 and work is underway that will restore the auditorium to its opening night grandeur in its 80th anniversary year 2020. It will serve as a community centered venue to support film, the live performing arts, education and the celebration of life events. See you at The REES!
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