Historic Attractions

Elkhart Lake has a long history dating way back to the Native Americans who made it their chosen spot due to its natural beauty. Since then, its deep, pristine water, cedar tree-lined shores and nearby glacial hills and forests have drawn celebrity and everyday visitors year after year from across our country and around the world.


  • Elkhart Lake’s century-old railroad station stands in the center of town in the Village Square. It houses original depot furnishings, clippings, photos and memorabilia that chronicle the history of this resort community.   Open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.   Hours: Friday 1-4pm, Saturday 8:30am – 12:30pm (open during farmer’s market) and Sunday 11am -1pm. ... MORE >

  • Two historic race circuits around Elkhart Lake will take you around the corners and over the hills once traveled at high speed by the world’s top sports car drivers.   Fourteen historical markers are placed around Elkhart Lake’s historic open-road sports car racing circuits to commemorate the big names and the big events that occurred here between 1950 and 1952. ... MORE >

  • The museum, located on an archeological dig site, contains a collection of Indian copper, pottery and other artifacts dating back to 8,000 B.C. Its gift shop features authentic Indian-related jewelry, crafts and books.Guided group tours are available by reservation. Open after 1 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day, or by appointment during May, September, and October. Admission charged. ... MORE >

  • The highlight of this historical complex is the refurbished Wade House – 1850′s nationally-land marked stagecoach inn which comes to life through costumed, guided tours. Also included are the Herrling Sawmill, Dockstader Blacksmith Shop and the Wesley W. Jung Carriage Museum. Orientation exhibits, gift store and cafe are located in the new visitor center. The historic area is open on a daily basis beginning... MORE >