Shipshewana, Indiana — Hallmark’s films may tell stories about people from different walks of life, but one of their classic themes is an appreciation for small-town life.
The new list celebrates that aspect, and Shipshewana, Indiana was chosen.
The town of less than 1,000 residents was named to Best Life’s list of 10 Small Towns in America You’d See in a Hallmark Movie.
“Hallmark’s films, for the most part, feature small, welcoming communities where heroines can escape. [the] The busy metropolis she is from. That’s exactly what she feels when she visits Shipshewana, Indiana,” she wrote for Best Life.
This article featured commentary by Kim Parizek of Boutique Travel Advisors. He says Shipshewana “quickly teleports visitors to a quieter, sweeter time.”
Shipshewana is known for its large Amish community, and it’s not uncommon to see buggies sharing the road with cars.
The area is also known for hosting what is called the Midwest’s largest flea market, as well as cattle and dairy farms open to the public.
“A Hallmark movie could soon be made based on this town where the social pressures of the outside world are invading its slow-paced life,” Parisek told Best Life.
Other towns on the list include Skagway, Alaska, Lockport, Massachusetts, and Stillwater, Minnesota.
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