Sugarcreek – The Little Switzerland of Ohio


Nestled in the heart of Ohio’s Amish Country is the quaint village of Sugarcreek. The Village’s downtown transports visitors to a quaint Alpine Village by featuring Swiss architecture, music, beautiful murals, and food (including Swiss Cheese!), and of course, the recent addition of the World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock, which puts on a fun Swiss show every half hour from 9am-9pm throughout the season. All of this can be viewed from a seat on the horse-drawn trolley, where an Amish driver shares the story of the Village and answers visitors’ questions. In addition, visitors get to experience what they most love about Amish Country: eating delicious home-cooked meals and bakery-fresh desserts, buying handcrafted items ranging from quilts and furniture to bulk foods and gifts, and witnessing the simpler way of life through independent exploration or back roads guided tours. They can also learn more about Amish life by watching two live shows about the Amish and by visiting the John S. Yoder Home, an authentic Amish home built in 1869 now open for tours. Other Village attractions include the Brick Wall Sculpture, a series of 13 sculptured brick panels that show the story and history of the area, and David Warther Carvings, home to works by a fifth generation carver of Swiss heritage and Ernest Mooney Warther’s grandson.

The Village is also home to the Ohio Swiss Festival, the Alpine Hills Historical Museum, and the Fabulous 50s Fling and Car Show. There are many opportunities for outdoor recreation nearby as well including Golf, Miniature Golf, and a wagon ride through an exotic animal paradise. With all this and more, isn’t it time you visited Sugarcreek?