LOCATED TWO HOURS AND FORTY-FIVE MINUTES NORTHEAST OF INDIANAPOLIS
DAY 1—Experience over 120 classic, antique and vintage cars at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, displayed in the original 1930’s art deco building. Next door is the National Auto and Truck Museum featuring 190 Post-war cars, rare trucks and home of the GM Futurliner #10. For lunch or dinner don’t miss Sandra D’s Italian Garden offering authentic Italian cuisine.
DAY 2—Visit Sechler’s Pickles, a tradition of pickle processing that spans over 90 years, and shop the rustic retail store open year round with over 54 varieties of pickle products. Tours available April thru October. While in the area check out the Spencerville Covered Bridge built in 1873, the only covered bridge left of five that were once located in DeKalb County. For a fine dining experience try Bridgewater Golf Club’s Water’s Edge Restaurant, or for a more casual setting try the Grille Room.
DAY 3—For you antique buffs, visit Gallery 326 Antique & Auction Gallery with over 25,000 sq. ft., featuring 60 dealers showcasing quality primitives, petromobilia, furniture and local collectibles. Within walking distance is the National Military History Center showcasing military vehicles, uniforms, weapons and artifacts from the Revolutionary war through the current war on terror. Also visit the Early Ford V-8 Museum specializing in the Ford Motor Company vehicles made between 1932 and 1953. For lunch or dinner Shorty’s Steakhouse offers a variety of steaks and luncheon menu.
DAY 4—Take a trip through the country side and visit our three different wineries, including Country Heritage in LaOtto (2015 Farm Winery of the Year), Byler Lane in Auburn, and Hartland Winery in Ashley. All feature their own special award winning wines. Each winery has its own unique characteristics for allowing quests to feel comfortable and enjoy the tasting rooms. All offer food and entertainment on the weekends. Group wine tours are available. Finish the evening at Mad Anthony’s Tap Room with its charming character, delicious menu and locally brewed beer.
DAY 5—For a downtown shopping experience visit the Atrium Market Place, featuring an art gallery, a shop specializing in distinctive cards and gifts, all located in a 100 year old building. “Stroll Back in Time” to a nostalgic country store where folks can sample old- fashioned goodies and shop a mercantile with more than 65 merchants. Have lunch or dinner at the Cranberry Cottage located in a 140 year old historic church and parsonage. Before leaving downtown visit the County Courthouse with its dome that is capped with Florentine Art Glass and interior of Vermont marble.
FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO PLAN YOUR WEEKEND: DekalbCVB.org or 877-833-3282.