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Museums and Sites of Interest

Alpine Hills Historical Museum & Sugarcreek Information Center
106 West Main Street, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681
330-852-4113 or 888-609-7592

Features three floors of audio-visual displays of Sugarcreek’s Swiss, German and Amish heritage. Local area and Ohio Swiss Festival information available.

Hours: April through October – Monday through Saturday 9am-4:30pm
Admission: Free. Donations accepted. 

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Brick Wall Sculpture
Corner of Main Street and Broadway

The Community Arts Council organized the fundraising, creation, and installation of this unique brick wall containing a series of 13 sculptured brick panels in downtown Sugarcreek.  The panels, designed and sculptured by local artist, Sherrell Crilow, will tell the story and history of our area.

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Collector’s Decanters & Steins
119 East Main Street, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681
330-852-9191 

Ohio’s largest collection of decanters and steins. Visit our premier decanter museum, featuring nearly 3,000 decanters. Also, there are 80 different brands of decanters including Ski Country, Jim Beam, Ezra Brooks, Lionstone, McCormick, Kontinental, Wild Turkey, Grenadier, Hoffman…And More.

Hours: Monday through Saturday 10am-5pm
Admission: $5, but refunded with $25 minimum purchase

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David Warther Carvings
1775 State Route 39, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681
330-852-6096 

David Warther II, a fifth generation carver of Swiss heritage, is continuing his family’s carving legacy in the center of Ohio’s beautiful Amish country. The carvings created by David depict the “History of the Ship” from 1st Dynasty Egypt, circa 3000 B.C., to the present day, and collectively form an artistic and highly educational exhibit that culturally enriches not only the people of this community but all who view these extraordinary works of art. With over 75 major pieces in his collection, David carves daily in his workshop to add to this unique and amazing display.

Hours: April through October – Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm
Admission: $10 for adults, $5 ages 7 through 18, $25 family value-pass (husband, wife, and all children under 20)

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Downtown Sugarcreek Trolley

Come explore downtown Sugarcreek on a horse-drawn trolley! Your knowledgeable driver will tell you about the history of the area and things to do. There are many stops throughout the downtown district but the tour officially starts by the John S. Yoder Home and Beachy’s Country Chalet.

Hours: May through October – Thursday through Saturday Every hour and a half beginning at 10am. Last ride leaves at 4pm.
Admission: Free. Donations accepted.

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Downtown District

Tom Miller was an inspired local artist who painted the Swiss murals on the buildings throughout the area and designed the Swiss-styled storefronts in Sugarcreek. A self-taught artist, Tom was influenced by his travels, including a trip to Switzerland. The legacy of his artwork will long be remembered and appreciated. See all six murals (precise locations can be found on our map). Also enjoy the Swiss music that floats through the air as you walk our streets. “I was blessed with great eyesight and a steady hand.” –Tom Miller

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Innovation Plaza
330 3rd Street NW, Sugarcreek, OH 44681

For a detailed look at the history of Sugarcreek’s internationally-known SUPERB Industries, visitors can walk through Innovation Plaza. The Plaza is dedicated to Sugarcreek’s rich heritage of education and craftsmanship beginning with the memorial to the Third Street School (which features original keystones and markers from the school building and a hand carved a silhouette of the school into the brick fascia), then continuing to showcase a series of sculpted silhouettes (which tell a generational story of craftsmanship that still flourishes in the globalized 21st century), and culminating at the entrance of SUPERB’s modern “global” complex. The Plaza is designed to take the visitor on a journey from the strong heritage of tradition past a generational dedication to craftsmanship that has evolved into a modern manufacturing facility that is competitive globally.

 

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John S. Yoder Home
116 Andreas Drive, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681 (Behind Beachy’s Country Chalet Restaurant)
330-852-4644

An authentic Amish home built in 1869. Find answers to your questions about the Amish lifestyle.

Hours: May through October – Friday and Saturday Noon-5pm Admission: Donation

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World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock
Corner of Main Street and Broadway

Featured on the cover of the Guinness Book of World Records in 1977, the World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock made quite the journey before ending up in Sugarcreek. In the early 70s, the family who owned the Alpine Alpa Restaurant in Wilmot, Ohio, commissioned the clock to be built. When the restaurant closed in 2009, the clock was purchased and restored and found its new home on the square in downtown Sugarcreek. Over 23 feet tall and 24 feet wide, the Sugarcreek clock is all clock, with innards that are a maze of mechanical parts and 1972 transistor technology. Every-half-hour, a cuckoo bird pops out and then you hear Swiss polka music playing as the band emerges and the couple dances. To read more about the history of the clock and see a slideshow of the clock being moved to its new home, please visit the website of our local newspaper, the Budget.

Hours: Clock runs every half hour from 9am-9pm. Clock will be viewable but show will not run in the cold winter months.

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Tours & Recreation

 

Amish Heartland Tours
330-893-3248

Offering packages for both leisure and group travelers including meals in Amish homes, hands on activities such as soap and basket making, demonstrations such as candle and broom making and quilting, and back roads sightseeing tours. Let our 21 years of experience enhance your next visit! Departure location varies.


Cabin Creek Golf
1361 County Road 108, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681
330-852-4879 

Cabin Creek Golf provides a wide variety of activities for people of all ages: 2 Challenging 18 Hole Miniature Golf Courses, Year-Round Driving Range, Sand Volleyball Courts, Outdoor Batting Cages, Shuffleboard Courts, Large Gazebo (available for rent), Barbecue Pit and Concessions.

Hours: April through May: Weekdays 3-9pm, Weekends 1-9pm, June through August: Sunday through Monday 3-9pm, Tuesday through Saturday 10am-10pm
Admission: Rates vary depending on activity. See website for rates.

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The Farm at Walnut Creek
4147 County Road 114, Sugarcreek (Walnut Creek), Ohio 44681
330-893-4200 

Tucked in the rolling hills of Ohio’s Amish Country, The Farm at Walnut Creek offers a peaceful way to enjoy a taste of life here in Holmes County, Ohio. Experience feeding the exotic animals or simply kick back on the porch of the farm house and watch life happen at a slower pace.

Hours: Monday-Saturday 8:30am – One hour before sunset; Closed Sundays
Admission: Adults $11.75, Seniors and Children (2-12) $8.75 Wagon Ride with Feed available for additional $5 per adult and $3 per senior or child

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Norma Johnson Conservation Center
Conservation Drive, Dover, Ohio 44622

330-339-7976

The Norma Johnson Center located right outside of Sugarcreek, Ohio, is a nature area open to the public every day of the year from dawn to dusk.  Norma Johnson Center’s 303 acres offer a place of solitude in which to observe wildlife, enjoy birding, view wildflowers or just take a brisk walk. Hike on marked trails while observing first-hand how nature can be improved by care and management.  Visitors are encouraged to take advantage of over 6 miles of trails and many fishing ponds. The Norma Johnson Center is a great place for a family picnic, group outing or summer meeting of your favorite community group.

Hours: Open dawn to dusk
Admission: Free

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Swiss Valley Tours(Full Service Receptive Operator)
110 Andreas Drive NE, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681
330-852-3898

Swiss Valley Tours is committed to giving quality tours at affordable rates. One call does it all from complete itinerary planning to all of your reservations including attractions, restaurants, and lodging. Whether it is a one-day or multiple-day tour, we will customize the tour to fit the needs of your group. Our Amish step-on guides are knowledgeable about the area and enjoy sharing their Amish and Swiss heritage with you. We always comp the driver and the escort. We go the extra mile to make you look great!

 

Willandale Golf Course
2870 Winklepleck Road NW, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681
330-852-4395 

Par: 72 | # of Holes: 27 Total Yards: 6,700 Pro Shop: Yes | Carts: Gas | Pro on Staff: Yes Waterfed Fairways: Yes | Driving Range: Yes Restaurant: Full Restaurant | Alcohol Served: No

Hours: Open 8am-dusk year-round (weather permitting)
Admission: Rates vary depending on the day of the week, player’s age, walking vs. cart and number of holes. See website for rates.

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Arts & Entertainment

 

Amish Country Theater
3149 SR 39, Walnut Creek
888-988-SHOW (7469)

The Amish Country Theater in Walnut Creek, Ohio, is a rib ticklin’, knee slappin’, side-splittin’ comedy adventure for the whole family! Featuring live bluegrass music, hilarious actors, ventriloquists, and homemade concessions inside a 325 seat, 12,000 sq. ft. theater with professional sound, video, and lighting.

Hours: Mid-May through Mid-November, Thursdays at 7pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 3pm and 7pm
Admission: Adults $22, 11 & Under $11

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Bye Bye Blue Art Studio and Gallery, LLC

993 West Main Street, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681
330-690-6725

Bye Bye Blue Art Studio and Gallery showcases the work of over 20 local artists and offers art and photography classes to adults as well as children.

 

The Confession Musical                                         
1357 Old Route 39 NW, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681                                                          
330-852-2586/ Box Office: 855-344-7547

The Carlisle Inn is pleased to present The Confession Musical. This musical is based upon The Heritage of Lancaster County trilogy of novels written by Beverly Lewis, who USA Today hails as the ‘queen of the genre’ when it comes to Amish love stories. The storyline comes from the books, The Shunning, The Confession, and The Reckoning. Come see what happens when the plain life, the not-so-plain life, and the down right extravagant life all meet together in the musical, The Confession.

Hours: Plays June through mid-August, show dates and times vary.
Admission:$35 per person, group discounts and hotel packages available.

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Half-Stitched, the Musical 
1357 Old Route 39 NW, Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681
330-852-2586/ Box Office: 855-344-7547

From bestselling novelist, Wanda Brunstetter, Half-Stitched features the story of a group of mismatched strangers attending the Amish Quilting Club. Amish widow Emma Yoder’s first quilting class brings the most unlikely people together. But as these beginning quilters learn to transform scraps of material into beauty, their fragmented lives begin to take new shape with the helping hands of each other and the healing hand of God. Join the club of unlikely quilters who show up for Amish widow Emma Yoder’s quilting classes.

Hours: Plays mid-August through mid-December, show dates and times vary.
Admission:$35 per person, group discounts and hotel packages available.

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For other nearby attractions, please visit:

The Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Holmes County Tourism Bureau