Dog-Friendly Indiana Attractions
Dog-Friendly Mid-America Windmill Museum Kendallville, Indiana
Taking dog-friendly trips is always such a great adventure. But the adventure doesn’t have to stop at the destination; the trip there and back can be just as fun. On our way home from Chicagoland, Dexter, Levi, Chris, and I took a few side-trips, including visiting the Mid-American Windmill Museum in Kendallville, Indiana.
The dogs were welcomed with open hands and chin scratches. We started our tour in the Windmill Museum Barn and Gift Shop. We enjoyed an entertaining 8-minute video on the history of windmills and how they operated. It was very interesting and quite fun. After the documentary, our fun tour guide took us inside the room that houses and displays various parts of old windmills and windmill memorabilia and tools.
The barn itself was owned and donated by Walter and Marie Klinger and moved from Avilla, Indiana to its new home in Kendallville, Indiana. The barn is a classic example of mortise/tenon construction with no nails. The wood is hand-hewn, and pegs are used to hold the structure together. It’s a pretty amazing site and work of art.
Next up, we walked the museum grounds and viewed the 52 windmills on display! The variety of windmills was nothing less than mind-boggling. We were able to enjoy windmills in sizes ranging from the two-foot steel Fairbury all the way up to the fifty-two foot wood Robertson.
We found it as a stop along the way home, but the Mid-America Windmill Museum would actually make a great destination trip. I am so glad that my travel buddy found it and suggested that we check it out. We all had a great time. If you find yourself in the Kendallville, Indiana area, check out this fun site. Tell them Dexter sent you.
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