Visit Eastern Indiana and enjoy activities to please all ages and interests. Take a road trip along the Whitewater Canal Scenic Byway starting in Lawrenceburg. Along the route you’ll see the Duck Creek Aqueduct and the canal town of Metamora. Indulge in outdoor recreation at Whitewater Memorial State Park and Brookville Reservoir. History buffs enjoy touring the Liberty Depot and Museum in Liberty, and the historic district in Connersville.
Huntington County offers outdoor sports at Salamonie Lake, one of the 10 largest lakes in the state. Visit quaint Roanoke and shop for jewelry, art, unique apparel, and gifts. Richmond’s Antique Alley is home to nearly a thousand antique dealers.
Take a self-guided tour of the city’s Stained-Glass Trail and see historic churches and a library with windows designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. At Fountain City, explore the Levi Coffin House, where more than 2,000 slaves made their way to freedom via the Underground Railroad.
Minnetrista in Muncie is known for the Oakhurst home and 40 acres of themed gardens. Watch the Kokomo Jackrabbits play baseball, or tour museums and art galleries in Kokomo. The Paramount Theatre Centre & Ballroom in Anderson presents movies, concerts, and live performances throughout the year.
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Eastern Indiana boasts five award-winning golf courses. Honeywell Golf Course in Wabash is known for its challenging holes on the back nine. Walnut Creek and Club Run Golf Complex in Marion received a four-star rating from Golf Digest. Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville is the state’s longest course and has 125 bunkers. Bear Slide Golf Club in Cicero features Scottish links on the front nine and offers fees among the most affordable in the U.S.
The Civic Hall Performing Arts Center in Richmond hosts national and international touring artists throughout the year. Gennett Records Walk of Fame pays tribute to legendary jazz and blues artists including Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington. The Murals Trail showcases Wayne County’s historic past with more than 80 murals displayed as public works of art throughout Richmond’s city streets. See over 120 vintage cars at Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.
The Meltdown Ice Festival turns Richmond into a winter wonderland in late January. See world-class ice carvers sculpt amazing creations using chainsaws and chisels. The event features a week of activities for all ages including a chili cook-off, Lego contests, and lots of tasty treats. The annual Rock and Gem Show at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in March features stunning displays of rocks and gems, handcrafted jewelry, and sculptures. Try geocaching and enter daily raffles.
Brookville Lake in the Whitewater River Valley is a fun destination for outdoor recreation. Enjoy beaches and picnic areas, fishing, boating, and touring prehistoric mounds. Test your courage on the High Adventure Canopy Tour at Zip Timber Lake in Huntington. Salamonie Lake is one of the 10 largest lakes in the state. Enjoy eagle watching tours, full moon hikes, fishing derbies, canoeing, and the Salamonie Fall Fest in October.