Our travels brought us to our first stop in Elkhart, Indiana … to a home and garden center. Not just any home and garden center, but the largest one in Indiana. We found that Linton’s Enchanted Gardens was the perfect halfway point to our next stop. We devoured tasty sandwiches served at their café and enjoyed walking through the cute store full of apparel, décor, jewelry and so much more. The real highlight though was the outdoor area with activities for kids, many of which were free. Be sure to grab fish food for 99 cents. Feeding the koi fish in the pond was our kids’ absolute favorite part! Other activities include train rides, a petting zoo, swan paddle boats, an aviary and gemstone mining. If you love flowers, the quilt gardens are a sight to see.
Tip: Head to the register and ask for a map. Don’t forget to grab a small bag of popcorn -- it’s free!