The Alpine Hills Museum is an excellent museum with exhibits of the local Swiss culture. On the main floor, they have recreated rooms that were typical of a Swiss house and cheese factory. They also have Swiss clothing, a showcasing of the different bonnet styles from Amish women in different areas, and Indian artifacts. Downstairs there are carriages, caskets, old ice cream makers, and many other machines that were used in the past. Upstairs are household items, Swiss instruments, and medicines among other things. Information accompanies the exhibits, and many include buttons that dictate information when you press them.
You can watch a video about the town and its culture on the first floor. The museum relies on donations, so there is no entrance fee, but it is well worth donating some money!
The ALPINE HILLS MUSEUM offers three floors of audio-visual displays and exhibits of the Swiss and Amish cultures. Amish kicthen, cheese house, woodworking shop, print shop and gun shop are all displayed throughout the museum. There is also an information center located here with various brochures and a lovely lady there to answer your questions about Sugarcreek and the surrounding areas.
Admission : Donations accepted
April to November
Monday to Saturday 9:00 a..m tio 4:30 p.m.
See and learn about Amish Life. AMISH COUNTRY BUS TOURS is a one hour and 15 minute narrated tour into the heart of Amish Country in Holmes County.Their back road tour departs from Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts State Route 39 and from Sugarcreek.
May thru October
Tours depart: 11.15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Child 3 to 10 $6.00
Child 2 and under: Free
Some of Amish Country's finest Quilts, pillows, wall hangings, fabric, quality Oak, Pine & Cherry wood items and collectable farm toys, are available at the SWISS VILLAGE QUILTS & CRAFTS. The locally Amish made items were awesome to see. The Quilts were absolutely beautiful.
T-Shirts are the best gifts. They remind you of the fun you had in Amish country. The AMISH COUNTRY T-SHIRT FACTORY print their own specially designed shirts and advertise that they have the biggest selection and low prices. They also carry Amish Dolls, Hex signs and Amish souvenirs.
Open April thru December
Monday to Saturday
10:00 a.. to 6:00 p.m.
In Amish Country, traffic habits are different from the ordinary. Travellers need to be alert and cautious and watch for the SLOW-MOVING HORSE & BUGGY. Also many Amish ride bicycles and walk along the side of roads. Reduced speed and keeping a safe distance are important for safety. Respecting the beliefs and practices of the Amish is a very important part of a trip to the area. The Amish people, though friendly and congenial, prefer not to be photographed so please do not ask them to pose for photographs.
One of the top destinations in Ohio and known far and wide as the "Little Switzerland", SUGARCREEK embraces its heritage with its Swiss-style architecture, especially the Swiss village-like dowtown area where Swiss music fills the air. Uniquely merging its Swill heritage with the surroundng Amish community, the charming village of Sugarcreek is one of Ohio's treasures. Nestled in the heart of the World's largest Amish community, Sugarcreek and the surrounding countryside is home to nearly 35,000 Amish.
It is quite common to see buggies traveling through downtown or hitched up outside the shops.
Tourists and locals browse and shop Sugarcreek's many furniture stores, craft, quilts and specialty shops. With ten cheese factories located in the area, Sugarcreek is recognized as the center of the Swiss Cheese industry in Ohio.