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Published: 10/27/2007 7:08 PM

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SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. -- Shipshewana officials have cut the ribbon on a new $35 million Town Center, auto museum and water park.

The project took eight years to plan. Town Board President Roger Yoder says the complex began as Eldon Hostetler's dream of a museum to house his collection of Hudson automobiles. Hostetler donated land and a $5 million car collection.

Then Focus Hospitality put up $25 million for an indoor water park and resort called Splash Universe. Officials hope the water park will draw a younger crowd to that northern Indiana area.

The park features water slides, a lazy river and an adventure area. The resort includes more than 150 themed guest rooms.