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You might be surprised at how cool this small Huntington County town has become in the past few years. With a shopping scene that will delight even the pickiest of tastes to an array of restaurants each with it’s own character and charm. Plan to spend the day or better yet, the weekend. Less than a ten minute drive from southwest Fort Wayne and a quick 90 minutes from Indianapolis, you will see why it’s a growing Northeast Indiana destination.

Eat

We are well known in Indiana for our famous farm-to-fork restaurant, Joseph Decuis.  The restaurant’s signature item is their farm-raised Wagyu beef which many have proclaimed as the best steak of their life. But this small town is loaded up with a line up of dining options that feed all of the hungry visitors and locals. The locals prefer their favorite gathering spots like the Village Inn for dinner and Nick’s Junction for breakfast. Pick up a pizza from the Rusty Pan or grab a cup of gelato at Moose and Mollies. There’s plenty more options listed in the Food and Drink section of the site.

Shop

Come see why shopping in the village of Roanoke is unlike any other town in NE Indiana. Park your car and then stroll around town from shop to shop. There’s a great energy in Roanoke and shoppers are always delighted at the quality of the shops and the merchandise. Walk into The North End, a designer boutique filled with one-of-a-kind dresses and clothing items from Italy. Love art? We have several places to find original pieces at Crestwoods Gallery, The Gallery at Joseph Decuis with art from Penny French Deal and Tree of Life Gallery. Need something for your home? Then stop in at Rescued Relics, Real Deals or Fine Consigns for their ever-changing selections of furniture pieces, and the Fearless Cook for quality items for cooking and entertaining. For gift items and jewelry, you may want to check out Paper Moon, BoRo or The Trove.  Quilters from all over the area come to Fabric and Friends for their huge selection of fabrics. For culinary items, a stop in at La Dolce Vita is a must – make sure you pre-order some of her amazing food items to take home. Antique lovers will want to browse the selections at Antiques by Bruce Chaney and Art’s Station Antiques. And if you are looking for treats then stop by Grandma Sue’s pies or Proper Pastry. 

Play

Soar through the air on an 8 line canopy zip line tour at Zip Timber Lake and spend the night watching the stars at their modern campground, Camp Timber Lake. Sample the award-winning wines at Two-EE’s Winery and catch a live evening performance on their patio while hanging out with friends. Roanoke has an ever-growing list of special events, including their summer Farmer’s Markets, Rolling into Roanoke Car Show, Freedom on Main concert, Taste of Roanoke and the Roanoke Fall Festival. Don’t miss the Friday Night Street Fairs on the first Fridays of the month (see calendar of events).