3 Reasons to Visit Sugarcreek

Many people who are vacationing in Ohio will make a trip to the little town of Sugarcreek. This charming town is often referred to as "The Little Switzerland of Ohio", because it is one of the few places in the country that is steeped in Swiss culture. It also has a thriving community of Amish people, who continue to live a primitive and peaceful lifestyle until this very day. You can experience the diverse culture of Sugarcreek by visiting these popular attractions.

Farm at Walnut Creek
4147 County Road
Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681
(330) 893-4200
www.thefarmatwalnutcreek.com/

The Farm at Walnut Creek is one of the attractions that you should not miss when you are in Sugarcreek. It is a 120-acre working farm that offers a rare opportunity for people to observe how the Amish people live and work, and get up close and personal with animals from different parts of the world.

During your visit, you will get to see Amish people performing their daily duties, such as sowing seeds, plowing fields, milking, baking and quilting. The farm has 2 authentic Amish farm houses where you can purchase delicious baked goods, and a blacksmith shop where a working blacksmith will demonstrate how metal is shaped the old-fashioned way. There are more than 500 animals living in the farm, and they include giraffes, llamas, buffalo, deer, elk, porcupines, lemurs and others. You can feed these animals either from your car or a horse-drawn wagon. After exploring all the attractions of the farm, you should get a souvenir or two from the Gift Barn before you head back to your Sugarcreek Bed and Breakfast.

The Farm at Walnut Creek is open from 8:30 a.m. to an hour before sunset from Monday to Saturday. Admission rates are $11.75 for adults and $8.75 for seniors and children aged 2 to 12.

Alpine Hills Museum
106 West Main Street
Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681
(330) 852-4113

The Alpine Hills Museum is the place to visit if you want to learn about the history and culture of the Swiss and Amish people in Sugarcreek. The 3-story museum provides a comprehensive account of the lives of early Swiss immigrants and Amish people in the region. Some of the interesting exhibits that you will see in the museum include 19th century fire equipment, an old Amish kitchen, a wood shop with traditional tools, replica of an early cheese house, old printing equipment, Swiss Alp horns and others.

Admission to the Alpine Hills Museum is free, but donations are encouraged. The museum is situated in the downtown area, and it should be just a short distance away from your Sugarcreek Inn.

John S. Yoder Home
115 Andreas Drive
Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681
(330) 852-4644

The John S. Yoder Home is one of the oldest buildings in Sugarcreek. It was constructed in 1869, and it served as the residence of John S. Yoder, the first Amish person who settled in the town. A visit to this home will give you a glimpse of Amish lifestyle in the past and the present. The house was moved from its original location to its present site. It is open for visit from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, from April to October.