NAPPANEE, Ind. — A popular northern Indiana tourist attraction that provides a glimpse into the life and history of the Amish will continue operation for the foreseeable future following an auction of the complex.
Former U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman and two partners paid $1.55 million during last weeks auction for the 400-seat Round Barn Theatre and other tourism-related components of the complex, which is located 30 miles southeast of South Bend and includes historical cabins, barns and other structures.
The new owners of Amish Acres’ tourism-related components said they plan to continue using the facilities to host stage events as well as an annual arts and crafts festival but will likely make some changes.
Besides the tourism component, the site’s 62-room inn went to a separate buyer for $1.29 million, with other lots, homes and buildings making up the remainder of the $4.25 million auction tally according to the South-Bend Tribune.