Travelers from Chicago anxious to depart the Indiana Toll Road can access historic U.S. Route 20 from the Toll Road northwest of South bend. US-20 varies from two to four lanes during the stretch and you cut through South Bend, the home of Notre Dame University and wanders east through Elkhart toward LaGrange.
Take Route 5 north to Shipshewana, a small town with Amish-Mennonite traditions like homemade meals, crafts (which they are only too happy to sell to you) and slow-moving horse-drawn buggies.
The spectacular Hudson Auto Museum features Hudson, Essex, Terraplane, Railton and Dover vehicles collected by Eldon and Esta Hostetler. The Histetlers often accompany their most unusual cars to summertime concours and shows. The museum is in an event center marked by a large red-and-white barn. It launches its 2015 season on April 1st and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..
Contact the museum at 260-768-3021.
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