If you love taking day trips, Grabill, Indiana is the perfect place to wile away the hours – and have a great time doing so! Located in the middle of a large Amish settlement, visitors enjoy a picturesque town with the occasional horse drawn vehicle.
When you arrive it’s as if you step into a time warp and enter a quaint, folksy little town. Several houses along the main streets are converted into charming shops and tea rooms with antiques, candles, country crafts, and other knick-knacks for visitors to browse.
Located at the heart of the city is the Country Shops of Grabill offering a whopping 30,000 square feet loaded with antiques, primitives, finished oak, glassware, painted furniture, and other unique items.
Attached to the Country Shops is H. Souder & Sons General Store, which offers visitors a glimpse of the past with Coke memorabilia, ice cold bottled soda like Dad’s Rootbeer, penny candy (a real hit with kids of all ages), homemade jams, fresh roasted coffee, and local Amish cookies and baked goods.
After browsing the Country Shops and General Store, you’ll definitely want to wander the streets and peruse the many shops scattered throughout town. Shops include the Catalpa Tree Shops, Mother Hubbard’s, and the Lumberyard Shops where you’ll find Simple Pleasures, a country shop filled with gift items and decorative accessories for the home.
When your stomach begins rumbling – and it will from all the browsing you’ll do – enjoy lunch at local tea rooms or sandwich shops or visit the town’s full-service restaurant, the Grabill Inn, located at the west end of town. Grabill Dairy Sweet is another pallet pleaser and offers a wide array of ice cream novelties as well as lunch and dinner.
Most women will opt to leave the men in their lives home, but if yours wants to tag along and gets bored with your browsing, send him over to Grabill Hardware, where he can do a little browsing of his own!
Whether it’s a half day – or more, take time to enjoy the picturesque town of Grabill, Indiana.