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Mid-America Windmill Museum

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Address: 732 S Allen Chapel Rd, Kendallville, IN 46755-3220
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Set on 37 acres, this museum includes 42 windmills in various stages of...

Set on 37 acres, this museum includes 42 windmills in various stages of repair.

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Excellent Musem about Windmills

This is a great place to view all the old time windmills that were once very popular with farmers. Lots of different types and manufacturers. The volunteer that showed us around... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 November 2016
LJ K
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a great place to view all the old time windmills that were once very popular with farmers. Lots of different types and manufacturers. The volunteer that showed us around was very knowledgeable about the differences in the windmills and their history. Nice place to take your time and learn some history. Take your time and view all you... More 

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West Chester, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

A museum about windmills that most of us have seen, but have never known the history about! Docent takes you through 15/20 min background of windmills, then you watch a 5 min video - then off to see the windmills in action - this is totally worth a stop!

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Thank Porthos7
Carmel, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The windmills were fascinating. The tour guide was excellent and very knowledgeable. The engineering of the windmills was very creative. There are many working windmills. In the 1920's there were over 80 manufactures near this site.

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Thank johncgalloway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

My favorite time of year to visit the museum is December. They have all the windmills decorated with Christmas lights and variety of scenes. Santa even pays a visit. Great enjoyment for all ages !!!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Take a walk along a trail of antique windmills lovingly preserved by volunteers. This museum is unique, and important in the preservation of a bygone era. There is also an indoor section in the barn, and a gift shop. We attend Kite Day most every Mother's Day, and the Winter Wonderland in December. Both events are worth attending.

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Thank Miranda D
La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

If you are interested in machinery this is not to be missed. From the basic idea of using the wind to turn a wheel and convert that rotary motion to do work comes so many different detail variations. For most work you want a constant shaft speed, whether the wind is blowing 3 or 30 miles per hour. The different... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

Stopped at the Windmill Museum today. Sadly, it was closed and did not open for another 3 hours. We looked at the windmills on display which were plentiful. There seemed to be a lot of interesting different types of windmills and I am sure that there is more information inside. We hope to return again some day when it is... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

We found this on the web while looking for things to do in Indiana. The lady who gave us the tour of the museum was very knowledgeable (a volunteer staff) and we learned many interesting things we never knew about windmills. The video you watch before going into the barn museum was really informative. Great old windmills - would like... More 

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Charlotte, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

This is a very nice place to go for families and all others. The tour guides are friendly, helpful, and very knowledgable. My husband and I had a wonderful time, finding out more than we ever knew about windmills.

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Vermilion, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

The older gentlemen that gave us a tour and gave us all of the information on windmills was GREAT!! He was super nice and very knowledgeable! My girls were amazed at the size of the actual windmills on site! Cute gift shop too, my daughter bought a model size windmill, she loved building it once we got home.

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