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Attractions

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Ruthmere Mansion

The Ruthmere Campus comprises three historic properties that engage visitors with a unique experience of history, art, and architecture. There are so many ways to explore this historically rich area of Downtown Elkhart: take a guided tour of Ruthmere Mansion or the historic Havilah Beardsley House, attend a concert or have coffee on the piazza, enjoy a relaxing stay at the rustic Creek House Center, or celebrate your nuptials with an unforgettable garden wedding. All of the experiences at Ruthmere are one of a kind.

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Ruthmere Mansion

The Ruthmere Campus comprises three historic properties that engage visitors with a unique experience of history, art, and architecture. There are so many ways to explore this historically rich area of Downtown Elkhart: take a guided tour of Ruthmere Mansion or the historic Havilah Beardsley House, attend a concert or have coffee on the piazza, enjoy a relaxing stay at the rustic Creek House Center, or celebrate your nuptials with an unforgettable garden wedding. All of the experiences at Ruthmere are one of a kind.

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Premier Arts

Premier Arts is recognized as a regional leader in providing diverse, professional performing arts education and entertainment. Premier Arts brings masterpieces such as Annie, The Secret Garden, Singin’ in the Rain, A Christmas Carol, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to the Lerner stage for members and visitors of our community to enjoy.

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Premier Arts

Premier Arts is recognized as a regional leader in providing diverse, professional performing arts education and entertainment. Premier Arts brings masterpieces such as Annie, The Secret Garden, Singin’ in the Rain, A Christmas Carol, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat to the Lerner stage for members and visitors of our community to enjoy.

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Riverwalk Culture Trail

A winding waterside path connects the Garden and Arts & Entertainment Districts with a leisurely stroll lined with quilt gardens, sculptures, and welcoming green spaces. Browse boutique shops, or stop in for lunch at one of the many fabulous Riverwalk restaurants, all while enjoying the natural beauty of the river and its surroundings.

Riverwalk Culture Trail

A winding waterside path connects the Garden and Arts & Entertainment Districts with a leisurely stroll lined with quilt gardens, sculptures, and welcoming green spaces. Browse boutique shops, or stop in for lunch at one of the many fabulous Riverwalk restaurants, all while enjoying the natural beauty of the river and its surroundings.

Lerner Theatre

The Lerner Theatre, an Elkhart Landmark, is part of a revival. A new era for the arts, commerce, and life in the heart of our community. The Lerner is evidence of this rebirth with its timeless, never-lost quality of an old theatre, reborn as a state of the art performance and event facility. The Lerner brings in nationally recognized acts, along with community driven performing arts projects, for an eclectic lineup of shows that appeal to everyone.

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Lerner Theatre

The Lerner Theatre, an Elkhart Landmark, is part of a revival. A new era for the arts, commerce, and life in the heart of our community. The Lerner is evidence of this rebirth with its timeless, never-lost quality of an old theatre, reborn as a state of the art performance and event facility. The Lerner brings in nationally recognized acts, along with community driven performing arts projects, for an eclectic lineup of shows that appeal to everyone.

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National New York Central Railroad Museum

The National New York Central Railroad Museum recaptures the glory days of when America’s railroads were symbols of progress and goodwill ambassadors across the country. The Museum was founded in 1987 and is an ever-growing preservation site of both local and national railroad heritage pertaining to the New York Central System. The Museum’s goal is to tell the story of the vast New York Central System, and its predecessors and successors into the modern era.

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National New York Central Railroad Museum

The National New York Central Railroad Museum recaptures the glory days of when America’s railroads were symbols of progress and goodwill ambassadors across the country. The Museum was founded in 1987 and is an ever-growing preservation site of both local and national railroad heritage pertaining to the New York Central System. The Museum’s goal is to tell the story of the vast New York Central System, and its predecessors and successors into the modern era.

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Midwest Museum of American Art

In a beautifully renovated neo-classical style bank building, the Midwest Museum of American Art is a showcase of 19th and 20th Century American Art. It houses a large collection of hand-signed lithographs by the famous American illustrator Norman Rockwell. In all, the permanent collection numbers over 6,000 works with approximately 900 on display at any time during the year.

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Midwest Museum of American Art

In a beautifully renovated neo-classical style bank building, the Midwest Museum of American Art is a showcase of 19th and 20th Century American Art. It houses a large collection of hand-signed lithographs by the famous American illustrator Norman Rockwell. In all, the permanent collection numbers over 6,000 works with approximately 900 on display at any time during the year.

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Wellfield Botanic Gardens

The natural beauty of Wellfield Botanic Gardens stays with you long after your visit is over. Nature, art and people intermingle with respect, appreciation and wonder. Spiritual mixes with relational as you enjoy the surroundings purposely created for enhancing your human experience. You may choose a contemplative solitary walk, a memory making celebration of family, or an enriching community event. Whatever brings you to Wellfield Botanic Gardens, “the memory of the garden” will bring a smile to your perspective and a connection to all things living and growing.

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Wellfield Botanic Gardens

The natural beauty of Wellfield Botanic Gardens stays with you long after your visit is over. Nature, art and people intermingle with respect, appreciation and wonder. Spiritual mixes with relational as you enjoy the surroundings purposely created for enhancing your human experience. You may choose a contemplative solitary walk, a memory making celebration of family, or an enriching community event. Whatever brings you to Wellfield Botanic Gardens, “the memory of the garden” will bring a smile to your perspective and a connection to all things living and growing.

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