What a fun start to the weekend in Warsaw, Indiana

Things to Do in Warsaw Indiana


Things to Do in Warsaw Indiana

We discovered so many fun things to do in Warsaw, Indiana!

1. Start your day in Warsaw with breakfast

Our Saturday started off bright and early with a tasty breakfast at The American Table – it was less than a mile from our hotel and very busy.  The breakfasts tended to lean towards huge platters of eggs, meats, and potatoes – they looked delicious, but a little heavy for our tastes.  Luckily, the menu is so large, my son and I found the perfect start to our day too.

Ready to enjoy a delicious breakfast in Warsaw, IN? American Table
Breakfast at American Table in Warsaw, IN

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2. Explore the farmer’s market in downtown Warsaw

After breakfast, our plan was to head downtown to check out the Cave on the Square.  Once we parked, we stumbled across the local farmer’s market.  Since I love a good farmer’s market, we took a little detour to pick up some fresh yellow tomatoes and cucumbers.  Yum!

Visiting the Farmer's Market is one of the fun things to do in Warsaw Indiana on Saturday mornings.
Warsaw, IN Farmer’s Market

3. Salt Cave Warsaw Indiana

When we entered the Cave on the Square, we immediately noticed the delicious smell of freshly roasted coffee.  In addition to offering a Himalayan Salt Cave, (the only salt cave in Warsaw Indiana), the store had a full-service coffee bar.  We grabbed a couple of drinks (coffee for me and a maple steamer for my little guy) and headed into the salt cave. 

For only $5 each, we were able to enjoy the soothing atmosphere of the cave for an hour.  The salt cave was carefully created to simulate an actual salt cave or mine.  There are salt rocks all over the walls, the floor is covered in loose salt (which made our feet very soft), comfortable chairs and small tables all around and the cave is lit with softly glowing lights.  Soothing music was playing and the air temperature was perfect.

salt cave warsaw indiana
Cave on the Square in Warsaw, IN

We also discovered a foot lamp which was very enjoyable.  It was warm and smooth and melted away the tension in our feet. I loved it so much that I ordered one for home use a few weeks later!

Himalayan salt foot stone at Cave on the Square in Warsaw, IN

I really thought I’d be lucky to spend fifteen minutes in here with an 11-year-old, but to my surprise, we lasted almost the full hour.  It was fun, and relaxing and we had some great conversations while we sipped our drinks.  The benefits of a salt cave are many including relaxation and potential detox.  Both of us really enjoyed it and I would go again in a heartbeat!

4. Shop at MudLove in downtown Warsaw

After feeling so relaxed it was off to the soccer game.  Once the match was over, we went back downtown to check out a store I had been quite anxious to visit, MudLove.

Visit MudLove in Warsaw, Indiana to buy bracelets, mugs, etc.

MudLove is a company that produces a variety of pottery products, jewelry, etc.  They all have a word on them that has meaning to whoever owns it – you can select from what they already have, or customize something for yourself. 

The cool thing about MudLove is that for every product sold, a week of clean water is provided to someone in need.  Since it was a Saturday, nothing was in production, but through the week you can see the products being made. 

We learned that right now, they make about 1000 bracelets per day.  Amazing! Prices are very reasonable and I am especially fond of the bracelets!  The store had a bin FULL of bracelets to choose from and we found a few that resonated with us and others that would make great gifts.  Although you can order online, it was really cool to check out the physical location.

Inspirational bracelets, mugs and more at MudLove in Warsaw, Indiana.

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5. Enjoy a cold rootbeer & dog at Chicago DogHouse for lunch

It was time to grab lunch, so we stopped at  Chicago DogHouse – thanks to its highly-rated reviews on Yelp.  It was bare bones but with a nice variety and very tasty food. They even had a black bean burger – yeah!  We cooled off with frosty bottles of XXX Rootbeer – my favorite.  Take note that they are closed on Sunday.

Have a yummy lunch at Chicago DogHouse in Warsaw, Indiana

6. Exploring Warsaw Cut Glass is one of the fun things to do in Warsaw Indiana

We headed over to the Warsaw Cut Glass to check it out as I had read that it was a Warsaw classic. This company has been in business since 1911.  Warsaw Cut Glass is housed in a gorgeous old brick building, with a showroom in the front and a workshop in the back. 

They import the glass pieces from all over but then do all the etching themselves.  The glass pieces were beautiful with delicate detail and classic lines.  I didn’t pick up anything today but have been thinking about the stemless wine glasses, so maybe next time…

Amazing cut glass available at Warsaw Cut Glass Company in Warsaw, Indiana

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7. End your time in Warsaw at the Village of Winona

There was just enough time left before we had to head home for one more stop, so we went back over to the Village of Winona to top off the day with ice cream!  Kelainey’s is a combination coffee bar, ice cream parlor, and sandwich shop.  With tons of screened-in porch seating, it was a perfect end to a fun little getaway in Warsaw.

Visit Kilainey's in the Village at Winona for delicious ice cream treats.

FAQs about Warsaw Indiana

Want to learn more about Warsaw?

Why is Warsaw called Warsaw?

Warsaw was named after the capital city of Poland. This was in honor of Thaddeus Kosciusko, the Polish-Lithuanian and American general.

What is Winona Lake known for?

Winona Lake, Indiana is known for its serene and picturesque lake, which offers a wide range of recreational activities such as fishing, swimming, boating, and paddleboarding.

It is also known for its vibrant arts and culture scene, with numerous art galleries and music festivals throughout the year. Winona Lake is also home to Grace College and Theological Seminary, a private Christian college with a strong reputation for academic excellence.

Can you boat on Winona Lake?

Yes, you can boat on Winona Lake.

Conclusion: Things to do in Warsaw Indiana

On the drive home, both my son and I agreed we would be more than happy to visit this area again – and try to squeeze in at least one lake day! It’s not often I get to spend so much one-on-one time with one of my kids, but it’s a great way to strengthen our relationship, and we had the bonus of a really fun time exploring a new place.

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Thanks to the Kosciuko CVB and The Village of Winona for sponsoring parts of our trip.  The opinions expressed are all my own.


If you are looking for a weekend getaway in Northern Indiana with plenty of unique attractions, look no further than Warsaw. We found so many fun things to do in Warsaw Indiana.