Morning

Warsaw, Indiana is known as the Orthopaedic Capital of the World. Tour one of the Orthopaedic manufacturers and learn why and how Warsaw became the Orthopaedic Capital of the World and calls Warsaw their home.

As the population gets older, those knees and hips aren’t what they use to be. Your group will hear firsthand the unique history of the Orthopaedic industry. Discover how a hips and knees are replaced and learn about the products that bring a new spring into your step.

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Then head on over to the Party Shop Hallmark Ornament Museum. Both collectors and non-collectors are amazed at their limitless displays. The Hallmark Ornament Museum is the ONLY complete collection of Hallmark Ornaments on public display, with over 4,000 ornaments. The Party Shop is a 12, 000 square foot Gold Crown Hallmark store, but unlike any other card store you have ever been in. They carry the areas largest & best selection of Hallmark cards, gifts, collectibles & home decor items. However, the main attraction for visitors from all over the Midwest & the country is the Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Museum.

The Party Shop Hallmark Ornament Museum has the ONLY complete collection of Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments from 1973 to present on public display. Ornaments include: miniature, lighted, Easter, Halloween & Collectors Club Ornaments. The museum even has Hallmark Ornaments that weren’t officially produced but a few prototypes were made & some error designs.

While there, you can also browse the Thomas Kinkade Gallery, The Vera Bradley Collection, and much more. Groups will receive a goodie bag with a Christmas ornament as they leave!

Lunch

Enjoy a nice sit-down lunch meal at American Table, a hometown favorite restaurant known for our variety of 130 made-to-order quality menu items. The American Table Restaurant is celebrating over 20 years of serving our valued guests in a clean, comfortable, and relaxing atmosphere. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, where quality and value is the most important ingredients.

Afternoon

Your first stop after lunch will be spent at the Northern Indiana National Weather Service Forecast Office in Syracuse. Your group will learn how the National Weather Service (NWS) provides watch and warnings for Northern Indiana, Southern Michigan and several counties in Ohio. You will get to see what goes on behind the scenes during a weather emergency and during their day-to-day activities. The NWS provides weather, water and climate data as well as forecasts and warnings for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. A weather-ready nation is a society that is prepared for and responds to weather-dependent events.

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The second stop of the day will be at Pilcher’s Shoes in downtown North Webster. Your group will discover a shoe shopper’s paradise! This mini shopping trip offers shoes for the hard to fit and shoe lovers of every kind. Pilcher’s carries every size shoe known to man from AAA to GG. Bob Pilcher and his staff will be more than happy to size your feet and give you advice on the type of shoes you should be wearing. After all, they should know because Pilcher’s has been helping people find the perfect fit since 1947!

There’s no better way to end the day than relaxing in a salt cave! The Cave on the Square is a unique experience in relaxation and healing. Located in the Latte Lounge and Gallery in downtown Warsaw, they focus on making your whole visit relaxing and comfortable.

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Sit in the Himalayan Salt Cave that offers your group to be surrounded with holistic healing powers for arthritis, lupus, sinus problems and allergies. Himalayan salt is also edible as a gourmet salt for cooking. You will receive some culinary salts samples during your visit!

Evening

End your treasure hunt by letting us spoil you with dinner and a show. Be entertained with a fabulous musical or theatrical production at the Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts. This theatre has been entertaining families and groups for over 50 years and provides a unique experience by being a theater in-the-round where you will never be more than ten rows from center stage!

To view a current Kosciusko County Group Planner with a complete listing of attractions, entertainment, dining prices/options and lodging options, please click here.  Contact Tina to discuss this tour and to customize a tour for your group!