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GOVERNMENT & COMMUNITY OFFICES Muncie/Delaware Co. Convention and Visitors Bureau 3700 S. Madison St. Muncie, IN 47302 765-284-2700 800-568-6862

City of Muncie

Dennis Tyler, Mayor 300 N. High St., Muncie 765-747-4845

Muncie-Delaware Co. Chamber of Commerce 401 S. High St., Muncie 765-288-6681 800-336-1371



City of Muncie: 70,500 +/Delaware County: 117,600 +/State of Indiana: 5.5 million +/-


The average temperature in January is 33째 F and in July 85째 F.

Muncie History

Long before it was a city, the Muncie area was home to the Munsee or Wolf Clan of the Delaware Indians. The Delaware Indians, after whom the county is named, established a tribal town along the White River. “Munseetown,” from which Muncie took its name, was located within the present boundaries of the city established in 1865. When natural gas was discovered nearby in 1886, Muncie attracted industries from all over the U.S. and was, at one time, the center of glass and steel manufacturing in the state. Five brothers from the Ball family brought their glass manufacturing plant from New York in 1887. Ball Hospital, a major medical referral center and Ball State University were also the result of the Ball brothers’ commitment to the development of our city. Muncie has grown into a business, educational, medical and cultural center. Authors Emily Kimbrough and Tom K. Ryan, creator of the comic strip, “Tumbleweeds,” have called Muncie “home.” Jim Davis, creator of the cartoon cat “Garfield,” now runs his studio just outside Muncie, and “Late Show” host, David Letterman, received his bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Ball State University and later established a scholarship.

Appeal to the Great Spirit The statue, owned by the City of Muncie, is a memorial to Edmund B. Ball. After his death in 1925, his family searched for a suitable memorial to him. They settled on having a replica of the “Appeal to the Great Spirit” cast in bronze, and erected on a site just east of the Ball family homes on the north side of the White River in Muncie. The original sculpture was created by Cyrus Dallin in 1912 and is a Plains Indian of no particular tribe. The statue and surrounding park were dedicated in 1929. The statue does not depict Chief Munsee. There is no indication that there ever was a chief named Munsee. In addition, the statue depicts a Plains Indian. The Indians who lived in or near Muncie were Woodland Indians.

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Native American Origins of Delaware County The 200 year anniversary of Indiana provides us an excellent opportunity to explore the origins of our community. When Indiana became a state in 1816, the area we know as Delaware County was an unorganized part of Knox County. Uninhabited by settlers at this time, our county was home to a band of Delaware, or Lenape Native Americans who lived in a series of villages along the West Fork of the White River. Four of these villages were located in Delaware County, including Buckhongehelas’ Town or Wapicamicoke near Prairie Creek Reservoir, Munsee Town or Wapicamikunk at or near the site of present day Minnetrista, the ‘York Indian’ village at the bluff overlooking Morrow’s Meadow in Yorktown, and Hockingpomsga’s Town or Owenachki near Priest Ford Road. The Delaware had moved to the White River, a waterway controlled by Miami Native Americans, at the conclusion of the Northwest Indian War in 1796. Contrary to popular belief, the Delaware did not name the White River Wapahani, but referred to it as Op-

eecomacah. The Miami bands to the north along the Mississinewa and Wabash rivers called the White Wapikaminki. Early Canadian-French traders identified the river as either Maisonblanche or la Rivière Blanche. The Delaware had moved repeatedly from the original homeland along the Hudson and Delaware river valleys to the Pennsylvania Colony, then to Ohio country, and finally to the Indiana Territory in the 1790s. In the early decades in Indiana, Delaware chiefs worked to bring their people together and maintain their way of life. However, the area became a hotbed of activity in the War of 1812. Attempting to remain neutral, the Delaware moved to Piqua, Ohio to stay clear of the conflict. By 1816, they had returned to their White River villages, discovering their homes burned and destroyed. With pressure from the new Indiana government, it became clear to Delaware chiefs that they were to move west. In 1818, the Delaware and several other tribes signed the Treaty of St. Mary’s, ceding

all claims of land in Indiana. In 1821, the main body moved west to Missouri. By the 1830s, they moved on to Kansas and ultimately moved to Oklahoma after the Civil War. Despite being here only 25 short years, the Delaware people left their mark on Delaware County. In 1827, the present shape of the county took form, carved from a larger Delaware County that was organized in the early 1820s. State officials named the county Delaware as an homage to the tribe. Rebecca Hackley, the daughter of William Wells and granddaughter of Miami Chief Little Turtle, received a land reservation at the Treaty of St. Mary’s, roughly at the site of the Delaware village Wapicamikunk. This village had been home to a band of Delaware who spoke the Munsee language. Early settlers referred to the village as Munsey Town. Goldsmith Gilbert purchased the land from Hackley and platted the town in 1827. Munsey Town was shortened to the French spelling of Muncie by 1865 when the town was incorporated. Yorktown was named to honor the ‘York Indians’ who had moved to Indiana in 1818. The

‘York Indians’ were actually Brotherton Native Americans, a band closely affiliated with the Delaware people. They, too, sold their land to Gilbert in the 1820s and 1830s. The town later became platted by Oliver Smith as Yorktown. As the century progressed, Delaware County transformed from an agricultural backwater to an industrial powerhouse with the discovery of natural gas in the 1880s. This transition put all of East Central Indiana on the national map as a regional capital of the Industrial Revolution. Despite this wonderful history, the origins of Delaware County, the City of Muncie, and Yorktown are decidedly Native American. Provided by: Delaware County Historical Society,

Grave marker of James Musco, the last known Delaware Native American in East Central Indiana. Musco is buried in Rees Cemetery. Passing of the Buffalo by Cyrus E. Dallin


Fire at Minnetrista “A most heartbreaking thing happened this evening,” wrote Rosemary Ball Bracken in her diary entry of Tuesday, February 28, 1967. That event was the fire that destroyed Rosemary’s childhood home. Rosemary’s parents, Frank and Bessie Ball, built their home on land overlooking the White River in 1894. Minnetrista was the name chosen for the house. Louis Gibson of Indianapolis designed a colonial style house of frame construction with 19 rooms. In 1902, the house was faced with Indiana limestone, and six columns were added to the front portico. After World War II, the house was used as student housing. In the late 1960s, Applegate Advertising Agency had offices in the house. The fire was discovered that night by Ron Groves, a graphic artist who leased space in the house. He was working at his drawing board when he heard a noise that sounded like “someone raffling through their desk.” When he checked on the source of the noise, he discovered flames coming from a wall. Groves called the fire department, and then went for water to douse the flames. When he realized that the fire was already too intense, he left the building. The first fire trucks arrived on the scene within five minutes of the call and included a squad truck, the pumper trucks, and the 100 feet aerial ladder truck. Hurley Goodall was the tillerman on the ladder truck. Firefighters entered the smoke-filled house and went to the basement. They thought that they had extinguished the fire near the furnace “until someone said ‘there is fire in the walls.’” The inside of the walls was covered by rough hewn lumber, and when the firefighters tried to cut through, their axes bounced off of the walls. The firefighters outside the house set up the 100’ aerial truck to get water

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on the flames coming through the roof. At 9:06 p.m., all off duty firefighters were called in to help fight the fire and to set up generators and lights. Units from Gaston, Cowan and Yorktown were called in to staff the Muncie stations. The next day, as the fire still smoldered, Rosemary and Alex Bracken walked the site of her childhood home. Rosemary said that it was “…a sickening sight… still smoking and smoldering in house. Pumps going getting water out of big basement room. Not much left of old part.” When the fire was finally under control, the firefighters tried to lower the aerial ladder, but it was frozen. It was driven back to the station for thawing, as was all the hose used to fight the fire.

According to Hurley Goodall, the temperature at the time the alarm was given was 10 degrees, and it grew colder and windier as the night progressed. Seven pieces of equipment were used to fight the fire, and more than 50 firefighters battled the blaze. Three were slightly injured. Goodall said, “Tuesday night, February 28, 1967 would prove to be one of the most difficult and most frustrating nights of my firefighting career. As Muncie lost one of its landmarks, we could see the flames and could not get to them to put it out.” Story and image Courtesy of Minnetrista Heritage Collection, Muncie, Indiana






EDUCATIONAL AND CREATIVE Academy of Model Aeronautics National Model Aviation Museum and National Flying Site 5151 E. Memorial, Muncie | 765-287-1256 The largest collection of model aircraft in the United States. National and International model flight competitions. Bearcat Memorabilia Room At Historic Muncie Fieldhouse Downtown Muncie | 765-282-0632 (Tour by appointment) Charles W. Brown Planetarium at Ball State University Cooper Science Building, Ball State University campus Riverside Ave. & Warwick Rd., Muncie | 765-285-8860 Christy Woods at Ball State University Warwick Rd., Muncie | 765-285-2641 Visitors can enjoy a quiet respite from the hustle

and bustle by walking in winding pathways through forest, prairie and wetland demonstration areas. This 17-acre wooded area located on the Ball State University Campus is home to two greenhouses including the renowned Wheeler Orchid Collection. David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University Riverside & Warwick Rd., Muncie | 765-285-5242 Muncie’s gateway to the world of art, the David Owsley Museum of Art, features artist programs, events and over 10,000 works of art from around the globe spanning 5,000 years of civilization. Admission is free to the public. Try The Infinite Museum (www. in the David Owsley Museum of Art. The site has more than 1,500 randomized prompts which visitors can shuffle through to spark discussion, contemplation and new connections. The Infinite Museum encourages visitors to move, sketch, question and interact with others and the art. All you need is a smartphone or tablet with a web browser; no history knowledge required!

Delaware County Historical Society’s Heritage Library 120 E. Washington St., Muncie | 765-282-1550 (call for hours) Extensive collection of genealogical materials, histories and artifacts. E.B. and Bertha C. Ball Home 400 W. Minnetrista Blvd., Muncie | 765-285-8975 The center provides stimulating intellectual opportunities for all persons in the Ball State University and East Central Indiana communities through programs that are presented in an informal learning environment. Historic Wysor Street Depot 700 E. Wysor St., Muncie | 765-287-0399 Built in 1901, then restored and re-opened in 2004, the Depot is now used as Cardinal Greenway headquarters and houses a gift shop, historical memorabilia, programs and events. Minnetrista 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy., Muncie | 765-282-4848 With beautiful gardens, unique programming, interactive exhibits and a unique shopping experience, there is always something to do at Minnetrista. Every adventure is different; plan your next visit today! Moore-Youse Home Museum 122 E. Washington St., Muncie | 765-282-1550 (call for hours) Built in approximately 1849, this is the oldest standing structure in downtown Muncie. Owned by four generations of the same family from 1864 to 1982. Contains original Moore family furnishings. Beneficence at Ball State University. Photo by of Brien Smith


Muncie Children’s Museum 515 S. High St., Muncie | 765-286-1660 The MCM was designed to be fun, raise questions, provoke interest and stimulate curiosity in an educational and innovative environment. Muncie Public Library MPL serves the reading, informational, educational and enrichment needs of the Muncie community. Carnegie Library 301 E. Jackson St., Muncie | 765-747-8208 Connection Corner 1824 E. Centennial Ave., Muncie | 765-747-8216 Kennedy Library 1700 W. McGalliard Rd., Muncie | 765-741-9727 Maring-Hunt Library 2005 S. High St., Muncie | 765-747-8200 Oakhurst Gardens at Minnetrista 600 W. Minnetrista Blvd., Muncie | 765-282-4848 Experience the wonderment of Oakhurst Gardens, located along the banks of the White River. Oakhurst includes six acres of gardens and the renovated 1895 home of George and Frances Ball and their daughter, Elisabeth. Oakhurst Gardens is open year round. Rinard Orchid Greenhouse at Ball State University University Ave., Muncie | 765-285-2641 The Rinard Orchid Greenhouse is the largest university-based collection in the United States. The diverse display includes approximately 1,900 plants, with over 300 genera, 1,000 species and 700 hybrid orchids and poison arrow frogs, displayed in a tropical environment.

Art and Culture – Downtown Muncie Downtown Muncie boasts a vibrant art district, complete with a variety of galleries, monthly First Thursday art openings, demonstrations, classes, and educational talks. The annual ArtsWalk, on the first Thursday in October, adds select groups from Ball State University for music, dance and fine art demonstrations and performances. Free to the public, these family-friendly events include light refreshments and free parking. 111 Arts Gallery 111 E. Main St., Muncie | 765-282-8342 The Artist Within 313 S. Walnut St., Muncie | 765-289-7895 The Artist Within is a paint-your-own pottery studio and more. Artwork by local artists is on exhibit and for sale. Whether you are painting pottery, choosing a perfect handcrafted gift or simply stopping in to catch the current gallery exhibit, visiting the Artist Within is a great way to spend time enjoying Downtown Muncie. Carnegie Library 301 E. Jackson St., Muncie | 765-747-8208 Discover amazing art and artifacts inside Carnegie Library. Enjoy the building’s classical architecture including a stained glass dome, historical maps and a commanding original painting by J. Ottis Adams, Wheeling Pike as it Appeared in 1891. Cornerstone Center for the Arts 520 E. Main St., Muncie | 765-281-9503 The Cornerstone Arts Program offers classes, workshops, and private lessons in a variety of areas, including dance, visual arts, music, theatre, fitness, martial arts, and more! Gallery 308 308 E. Main St., Muncie | 765-289-8575 Established in December 2000, Gallery 308 is Muncie’s only all-volunteer, not-for-profit art gallery. Our mission is to provide exhibition space for artists and encourage innovative work while serving as a cultural and educational resource for our community. Visit us at 308 East Main Street or

Gordy Fine Art & Framing 224 E. Main St., Muncie | 765-284-8422 Fine art gallery and framing studio specializing in Indiana Artisan hand-carved, gilded frames. Monthly exhibits of regional artists featuring landscape oil paintings, watercolors, prints and pottery with First Thursday openings. IDIA Lab of Ball State University 628 S. Walnut St., Muncie | 765-285-4325 Monthly showcase of recent, supported student art and research projects. Minnetrista 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy., Muncie | 765-282-4848 With beautiful gardens, unique programming, interactive exhibits and a unique shopping experience, there is always something to do at Minnetrista. Every adventure is different; plan your next visit today! Muncie Ballet 1801 W. Kilgore Ave., Muncie 765-292-1480 | For over 18 years, Muncie Ballet has been creating memories and magical moments for children. When a child performs for an audience they can imagine, dream and discover their talents. Rose Court 125 E. Charles St., Muncie | 765-760-1050 Built in 1926, the historic Rose Court is a unique building in Muncie. A different artist is featured each month in the center atrium. Mediums include oils, watercolors, photography and mixed media. Vera Mae’s Bistro & Ballaird Hall 207 & 209 S. Walnut St. | 765-747-4941 A virtual feast for the senses. Enjoy fine food, wine and spirits while surrounded by works from local artists.

ACADEMY OF MODEL AERONAUTICS Flying model aircraft is so much fun! That’s why more than 185,000 members of the Academy of Model Aeronautics enjoy flying models at 2,400 chartered clubs across America every day. AMA Headquar ters deling Center International Aeromo ion Museum National Model Aviat

Since moving the headquarters to Muncie in 1992, the Academy of Model Aeronautics has provided services to our members including monthly publications, flying insurance, government advocacy and more. All summer we host flying events at our 1,100 acre flying site that attracts pilots and visitors from all over the world. On site is the National Model Aviation Museum featuring more than 11,000 artifacts tracing the history of model aviation back to the 18th Century. Children will love the hands-on, interactive flying activities featuring characters from AMA Flight School. The museum can host school tours, meetings and events.You’re welcome to come by and visit us anytime.

MUNCIE EVENTS National Electric Fly-in NEFI June 10-12 Extreme Flight Championships XFC June 17-18 National Aeromodeling Championships June 24-26, July 4-7 and July 10-Aug 7 IRCHA Jamboree Aug 3-7 National Model Aviation Day Aug 13 Indiana Warbird Campaign Sept 1-3 el National Mod m Aviation Museu

“I encourage people who have any interest in aviation to try model flying.

It’s just ‘plane’ fun.”

AMA AMBASSADOR Robert “Hoot” Gibson Space Shuttle Commander,Naval Aviator AMA Life Member, EAA Member


Academy of Model Aeronautics 5161 E. Memorial Dr., Muncie IN 47302 Tel.: (800) 435-9262;

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BALL HISTORY Five brothers founded Ball in 1880 with a $200 loan from their Uncle George. In the beginning, they made wood-jacketed tin cans for products like paint and kerosene, but soon expanded their offerings to glass- and tin-jacketed containers. In 1884, the brothers began making glass home-canning jars, the product that established Ball as a household name. The brothers—Edmund, Frank, George, Lucius and William—moved the company from Buffalo, New York to Muncie, Indiana, in 1887 to take advantage of abundant natural gas reserves essential to making glass. Ball grew rapidly in the ensuing decade and has been in more than 45 businesses since its founding. Ball no longer manufactures the ubiquitous canning jars but has expanded and grown into a worldwide metal packaging company that makes billions of recyclable metal containers and a unique aerospace business that designs one-ofa-kind solutions to answer scientific and technical challenges. They currently manufacture on four continents. Source:


George A. Ball, Lucius L. Ball, Frank C. Ball, Edmund B. Ball, William C. Ball


The rich heritage of Beech Grove cemetery has often gone unrecognized and has been allowed to sleep quietly as the city of Muncie grew up around it. This hallowed area contains more history of Muncie and Delaware County than any other area. The rich and poor, famous and ordinary, and those whose dreams were fulfilled or shattered with war, all lay side by side here. Far larger than most cemeteries, Beech Grove contains a pioneer section, an ornate Gas Boom section, a Jewish section, a Catholic section, several areas for the poor and thousands of military burials. The 151-year-old cemetery contains many ornate family mausoleums and monuments of Muncie’s early industrialists. There are also modern sections, including a 150’ crypt mausoleum and land for burial sites for many years to come. Municipally owned, it is operated by a superintendent and board of trustees appointed by the city council. It was the only significant cemetery in Muncie for nearly a century and covers 100 acres with approximately 41,000 burials. The cemetery’s site along the White River must have been a beautiful spot, because the first white settlers found that the Delaware Indians had chosen a portion of it for a sacred burial ground. Large clumps of Beech trees along the river bank lent it the name Beech Knoll. Later, when the small village known as Munseetown was formed, picnics and gatherings were held there as described in History of Delaware County, Indiana by Frank Haimbaugh, quoting Reminiscences of Nathaniel Fuller Ethell 1913 newspaper publisher. Political rallies were made attractive with barbecues. An ox was killed and roasted near long strings of tables in the grove west of town—now

part of Beech Grove cemetery. The women of town and country supplied the pies and cakes, bread, pickles and other comestibles, and waited upon the hungry partisans gathered thither from all parts of the county. The country people came in delegations, with banners, fife and drum, cheers and voicings of malediction upon the opposite party. Minus Turner, a brick maker and builder, settled in Munseetown in 1829. He described the early graveyards as follows: The first burying-ground was located in the east part of the town, on the north side of east Main Street, east of Beacon street. This was not a private burying ground but a public one. The next burying place was located on the north side of Adams street, west of Franklin, running back to the alley, containing about the equivalent of two town lots. The graves were on Adams street, none on Jackson. It was cut out in the woods and was therefore surrounded by timber. I had my wife and two children buried here. They, as well as most of the others, were taken up and moved to the new cemetery. The piece of ground located on the river, in the new cemetery, was either purchased or donated by a man named Loutz, and the two additions were afterwards located. Beech Grove Cemetery, 1400 W. Kilgore Ave., Muncie | 765-741-1352

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Art and Culture – Delaware County Atrium Gallery at Ball State University Art and Journalism Bldg., Ball State University campus | 765-285-5838 Showcases the work of BSU Dept. of Art student, faculty and visiting artists. Ball State University Museum of Art Riverside & Warwick, Muncie | 765-285-5242 Step into the Ball State University Museum of Art and explore priceless treasurers from many cultures of the past 5,000 years in its rich collection of 11,000 works of art. Beach Pottery Beach Pottery Studio features handmade stoneware, functional pottery made by local potter Sue Beach. Check website for hours and upcoming shows.

Brian Blair Studios 1911 N. Granville Ave., Muncie | 800-264-8386 David Owsley Museum of Art at Ball State University Riverside & Warwick Rd., Muncie | 765-285-5242 Discover one of Indiana’s best art museums! The David Owsley Museum of Art has an outstanding collection representing cultures from around the world from the past 5,000 years. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital’s Gallery Mall 2401 W. University, Muncie | 765-747-3209 Rotating exhibits. All art is for sale and pricing inquiries can be directed to the Hospital Gift Shop at 765-747-3209. Jeanette Taylor’s Gallery of Artists 4105 N. Walnut, Muncie Gallery displays and sale of paintings by Hillcroft clients and VSA student artists.

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Let There Be Art 2851 N. Oakwood Ave., Muncie | 765-749-8717 Marilyn K. Glick Center for Glass at Ball State University 2500 W. University Ave., Muncie | 765-285-6620 State-of-the-art facility, named for Marilyn K. Glick, one of Indiana’s most influential arts supporters and an avid glass art collector. The facility features 9,254 square feet, front lobby with glass viewing windows to view glass artists at work, hot and cold shop and warm shop. Visitors and group tours welcome.

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Maring-Hunt Library 2005 S. High St., Muncie | 765-747-8200 Patrick Gallery 5809 E. Pottery Rd., Albany | 765-282-7848 Studio and showroom for paintings by Alan Patrick. Visitors welcome. Call for hours. Ryden Arts Yorktown | 765-759-0163 The private residence and studio-gallery of sculptor Kenneth G. Ryden is open by appointment to perspective clients. Tonne Winery 101 W. Royerton Rd., Muncie | 765-896-9821 Local art displayed and sold.

515 S. High St., Downtown Muncie 765.286.1660 Ma rilyn K. Gl ick Cente r for Glass at Ba ll State Un iversity

UNIQUE SHOPPING Alter Ego Comics 111 E. Adams St., Muncie | 765-282-5297 Atomic Comics, Games and Music 120 N. Mulberry, Muncie | 765-288-1500 BA Little Bit of Texas 3301 N. Everbrook Ln., Muncie | 765-212-2270 Benson’s Motorcycles 6410 W McGalliard Rd., Muncie | 765-288-1817 Harley-Davidson motorcycles, apparel and gift items.

Cotton Candy Quilt Shop 5001 N. Wheeling Ave., Muncie | 765-254-1584 Quality quilting supplies for quilters and craft sewers. Cool tools for quilters that can’t be found in the big box stores! DWNTWN Muncie 765-282-7897 The downtown arts district provides a variety of oneof-a-kind locally made gifts. Also, shop at numerous locally owned retail venues such as flower shops, clothing shops, a bike shop and more.

Ed’s Glass and More Factory Outlet 1300 S. Batavia, Muncie | 765-282-7046 Beyond I Can We have trailers that arrive at our location practically 1510 S. Burlington Dr., Muncie | 765-282-9335 every day bringing overstocked, discontinued, Dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals who returned and seconds of merchandise. have disabilities and gifts through the experience of running their own business. Creation and sale The Hayloft of artwork. 202 S. Walnut St., Muncie | 765-273-7700 Fashion at an affordable price. Our goal is to provide something for everyone and make the experience oh-so fun! Jack’s Camera Shop 300 E. Main St., Muncie | 765-282-0204 Jack’s Camera Shop, opened in 1948, is proud to serve the Muncie community by providing “everything you need for your perfect image.” Stocking cameras, lighting, backgrounds, used equipment, frames and in-house photo lab; we have a knowledgeable, friendly staff. Muncie Mall 3501 N. Granville Ave., Muncie | 765-282-2121 For a simply great day of shopping and fun, visit Muncie Mall! Anchored by Elder-Beerman, JCPenney, Macy’s and Sears, Muncie Mall features more than 70 additional stores. Muncie Music Center 600 S. Mulberry, Muncie | 765-284-4481 Your destination for all things musical! We carry guitars, drum kits, band instruments and print music for beginners to pros. We offer private study for all instruments and quality repairs at competitive prices. Stop by and see us today!

The Orchard Shop at Minnetrista 311 W. Saint Joseph St., Muncie | 765-282-4848 Minnetrista is your destination for local artisan creations and finely-crafted art, jewelry, gifts, and distinctive finds! Located in the heart of Muncie, The Center & Orchard Shops at Minnetrista offer a generous selection of charming goods and exquisite home décor. Refresh Design Studio 312 E. Main St., Muncie | 765-288-1444 Unique ‘refreshed’ furniture and home décor. Offering new, used and repurposed items. Stop by and take a look!

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Toys Forever Models & Hobbies 311 S. Walnut St., Muncie | 765-288-6505 East Central Indiana’s premier destination for model and hobby supplies. Yarn Stories 119 E. Charles St., Muncie | 765-744-5867 Every skein has a story just waiting to be told! Muncie’s local yarn shop offering yarn, needles, notions, classes and fellowships. Sit and stitch with us a while!



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ENTERTAINMENT America’s Hometown Band 765-289-2041 The America’s Hometown Band has a heritage of being the civic band of Muncie dating back to 1904 and is the oldest continuing performing musical organization. The Acoustic Room 1501 W. Kilgore Ave., Muncie | 765-748-8750 The place you’ve been looking for to hear great music. Be Here Now 505 N. Dill St., Muncie Your local music dive featuring live music 3-4 nights a week. Cornerstone Center for the Arts 520 E. Main St., Muncie | 765-281-9503 The Cornerstone Arts Program offers classes, workshops and private lessons in a variety of areas including, dance, visual arts, music, theatre, fitness, martial arts and more!

Downtown Muncie 765-282-7897 Arts district and a variety of festivals, entertainment and activities throughout the year. Emens Auditorium Ball State University | 877-99-EMENS Musicals, plays and a variety of entertainment. The Living Room 130 W. Jackson St., Muncie | 765-282-8012 The Living Room is historically a place for music. We host a variety of shows throughout the year, incorporating music from a variety of styles and artists. Minnetrista 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy., Muncie | 765-282-4848 Minnetrista is the place for your family! Exhibitions and family activities provide unique experiences. Check our calendar for our outdoor concert schedule. There’s always something new at Minnetrista!

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Muncie Civic Theatre 216 E. Main St., Muncie | 765-288-PLAY Musicals, plays & variety of entertainment. MCT is a volunteer organization that has been producing live theatre for Muncie and East Central Indiana for 79 years. “We’re changing lives through theatre.”

University Theatre Ball State University | 765-285-8749 The Department of Theatre and Dance’s production season is ethnically and culturally diverse, stylistically varied, technologically enhanced and guided by the university’s strategic plan.

Muncie Symphony Orchestra Ball State University | 765-285-5531 Muncie Symphony Orchestra (MSO) is a professional orchestra that employs professional musicians from the tri-state area and was originated in 1947. MSO’s year round calendar includes classical subscription concerts, chamber events, educational outreach programs and community concerts. Visit the MSO website for more information.

Valhalla 215 S. Walnut St., Muncie | 765-287-0173 Live music and comedy.

School of Music Ball State University | 765-285-5842 Presenting over 300 concerts, recitals, master classes and lectures throughout the year.

MOVIE THEATER AMC Showcase 12 860 E. Princeton, Muncie | 765-282-1791 Behind Muncie Mall.


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Ball State Recreation Center and Outdoor Pursuits 1700 Neely Ave, Muncie | 765-285-1753 5 Tool Academy Award-winning fitness and recreation center, classes 9000 W. Smith Rd., Yorktown | 765-759-9310 and competitions. Equipment rental for biking, kayaking, hiking, fun yard games and much more! 5 Tool Academy is Delaware County’s premier baseball Many services are available to the public; and softball indoor training facility. call for details. America Multi-Sport We provide communities and individuals with extraordinary health and wellness events and services focused on Christian practices providing opportunities to improve spirit, mind and body through “Life Changing Finish Lines.” Ball State Athletics Worthen Arena | 888-BSU-TICKET The Ball State Cardinals have 19 Division I athletic teams that provide family-friendly entertainment for the Muncie community. Information on all sports can be found at and tickets for football, basketball and volleyball can be purchased by calling 888-BSU-TICKET.

Muncie Sailing Club P.O. Box 390, Muncie 8331 S. 560 E. Selma Muncie Sailing Club, on Prairie Creek Reservoir, provides excellent sailing with great wind conditions. MSC has 70 in-water slips, 60+ dry slips, a clubhouse and other amenities for member use. Transient guests may be permitted with USSA club membership. Muncie SportsPlex 700 N. Country Club Rd., Muncie | 765-284-2700 5 softball diamonds, 10 soccer fields and regulation cross country course.

WORK OUT HERE EVERYONE GETS STRONGER AWAY & Guest Passes River Gardens Bed & Breakfast South of Muncie near beautiful Prairie Creek Reservoir *A comfortable, relaxing atmosphere along the White River featuring perennial and herb gardens, prairie and orchard. *Affordable rates. *Laundry facilities. *Hot home cooked breakfast. *Sunroom. *Wireless internet.


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Munciana Volleyball Club 200 S. CR 600 W., Yorktown | 765-744-9012 Yorktown Sports Park 200 S. County Road 600 W., Yorktown | 765-759-8960 Located south of Cammack, the Yorktown Sports Park has a public one-mile paved walk path. The facility, which is also home to the Yorktown YMCA, partners with several local sports clubs for volleyball, soccer, baseball and softball. YMCA of Muncie 500 S. Mulberry, Muncie | 765-281-YMCA Healthy living is easy at the YMCA with free weights, cardio equipment, personal training, group exercise classes, family events and an annual Corporate Wellness Challenge. The Y is great for family recreation! Membership and guest passes are available.

YWCA of Muncie 310 E. Charles St., Muncie | 765-284-3345

GOLF Albany Golf Club 1100 E. Golf Course Dr., Albany | 765-789-4366 18 holes—par 71 10 minutes north of Muncie on Highway 67. Cardinal Hills 3900 S. Whitney Rd., Selma | 765-288-2731 18 holes—par 71 6,351 yards Slope/rating 125/70.2 Cardinal Hills Golf Course is an 18-hole public golf course located 10 minutes East of Muncie. Cardinal Hills is family friendly and offers the most affordable rates in the area. Call 765-288-2731 to book your tee time! | 765.789.8470


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Crestview 3325 S. Walnut St., Muncie | 765-289-6952 18/9—par 71/29 6,168/373 yards Slope/rating 120/69.5 Looking for a quality course, affordable prices, and an enjoyable atmosphere? Keep reading. Hit the driving range or take a PGA lesson before playing our 18 hole championship or 9 hole executive courses, and don’t miss our fully stocked golf shop. Delaware County Country Club Country Club Road, Muncie | 765-288-0238 Private, club members only. Elks Country Club & Lodge #245 909 N. CR 500 W., Muncie | 765-759-7779 Golf, restaurant & banquet room 18 holes—par 71 6,384 yards Lakeview 18921 N. CR 150 E., Eaton | 765-396-9010 18 holes—par 72 6,400 yards Slope/rating 117/68/8 Maplewood 4261 E. CR 700 S., Muncie | 765-284-8007 18 holes—par 72 6,205 yards Slope/rating 115/68.5 MD’s Golf Academy 3022 W. Cornbread Rd., Muncie | 765-289-4637 Indoor and outdoor driving range and lessons. The Player’s Club 6610 W. River Rd,. Yorktown | 765-759-8536 Slope/Rating 133/73.5



Cardinal Lanes L.A. Pittenger Student Center 2000 University Ave., Muncie Call for hours: 765-285-1943 Clancy’s Village Bowl 4805 N. Wheeling Ave., Muncie | 765-289-4161 Liberty Bowl 1115 S. Liberty, Muncie | 765-288-1858 Munsee Lanes 601 E. 26th St., Muncie | 765-282-5911

TRAILS Cardinal Greenway 700 E. Wysor St., Muncie | 765-287-0399 Paved trails. Wheelchair accessible. Horse trail in rural areas. Cardinal Greenway is a 60-mile rail-to-trail spanning 5 counties from Richmond through Muncie

3325 S. Walnut St. Muncie, IN 47302 765.289.6952

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Mulligan’s is known for its famous hand-breaded tenderloin, but the clubhouse also serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week.

to Marion. The paved asphalt trail is free, open dawn to dusk and welcomes walkers, runners, cyclists, rollerbladers and is ADA-accessible. The Historic Wysor Street Depot is the site of Greenway headquarters. White River Greenway 700 E. Wysor St., Muncie | 765-287-0399 White River Greenway is a six-mile paved asphalt trail following the river through Muncie’s city center. It resides on city-owned land but is managed by Cardinal Greenway, Inc. It is free, open dawn to dusk and welcomes walkers, runners, cyclists, rollerbladers and is ADA-accessible. Cardinal Equestrian Trail 765-287-0399 The Cardinal Equestrian Trail is an earthen horse and hiking trail paralleling the Cardinal Greenway. It begins at the Medford Trailhead (550 South) just off SR 35, connects to the Prairie Creek horse trail, and continues toward Richmond. Connects to the Prairie Creek Reservoir Equestrian Trail. No riding permit required. Prairie Creek Reservoir Equestrian Trail 765-747-4776 Trailhead is located on County Road 475 East on the west side of Prairie Creek Reservoir. Earthen trails connect to the Cardinal Equestrian Trail. Primitive restrooms, hitching rails, water, picnic tables and camping available. Riding permit is required.

PARKS Heekin Park Memorial Dr. & Madison, Muncie | 765-747-4858 Rental cabins, tennis, softball and playground. Lions Club Park 8601 Adeline, Yorktown | 765-759-4003 Located at the intersection of Adeline and Russ Streets just east of Kilgore Avenue, this quiet, wooded park is home to the 24-hole Carl Scott Memorial Disc Golf Course. The park also has picnic areas, playground, pavilion and a great sledding hill in the winter months.

Mansfield Park 2801 S. Eaton Ave., Muncie | 765-288-3818 South side of Muncie off 26th St. Fishing, reception hall, gazebo, playground, picnic shelter, shuffle board, horseshoe pits and more. Parking for Cardinal Greenway. McCulloch Park N. Dr. MLK Jr. Dr. & Centennial | 765-747-4858 Softball diamond, soapbox derby, playground, rental cabin, picnic shelters, basketball court, disc golf course and more. Parking for White River Greenway. Memorial Park 9020 Broadway St., Yorktown | 765-759-4003 This park in downtown Yorktown is the location of a free, public splash pad/interactive water fountain which is open during the summer months. There is also a landscaped gazebo with picnic tables. Street side parking is available adjacent to the splash pad. Morrow’s Meadow 1901 Tiger Dr., Yorktown | 765-759-4003 Located at the convergence of the White River and Buck Creek, Morrow’s Meadow offers 3 pavilions, numerous picnic areas, 2 playgrounds, paved walking/ bike paths and a canoe launch. The Yorktown Farmer’s Market is held here Friday evening from 4-7pm from June through the end of October. Prairie Creek Reservoir Southeast Delaware County 7801 S. CR 560 E., Selma | 765-747-4776 Camping, swimming, pontoon and overnight cabin rental, ATV, horse trails & more. Westside Park West River Rd. & Tillotson | 765-747-4858 Playground, softball diamond, basketball court, and picnic shelters. Parking for White River Greenway.



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Prairie Creek Reservoir Beach Southeast Delaware County 7801 S. CR 560 E., Selma | 765-747-4776 Bathhouse and sand beach.

Canoe Trips by Canoe Country 6660 S. County Road 900 W., Daleville, IN 765-378-7358 888-378-7358 White River canoeing, kayaking & tubing

Tuhey Pool White River Blvd. & N. Wheeling Ave., Muncie 765-747-4734 Tuhey Pool is the city’s premier park attraction due to its 50-meter swimming pool and central location. Walking distance to downtown and Ball State University, it’s situated adjacent to 3.5 miles of paved trails along the White River and 1 mile from Cardinal Greenway with its 60 miles of paved trails. Memorial Park 9020 Broadway St., Yorktown | 765-759-4003 This park in downtown Yorktown is the location of a free, public splash pad/interactive water fountain which is open during the summer months. There is also a landscaped gazebo with picnic tables. Streetside parking is available adjacent to the splash pad. YMCA of Muncie 500 S. Mulberry St., Muncie | 765-281-9622 The Downtown YMCA is host to a 25-yard, indoor, heated pool. Enjoy at least one lap lane open at all times, plus swim lessons, open swim times, aquatic fitness and Silver Sneakers® classes and family-friendly snail slide events.

Escapades Family Fun Center 4241 W. Williamsburg, Muncie | 765- 289-1000 Your destination for family fun! Come play on our three-story indoor play maze! Climb through the tunnels and tubes, splash into the ball pit and fly down the slides! Then, win some prizes while you’re checking out our indoor arcade with over 20 different games. Gibson Skating Rink 2610 S. Mock Ave., Muncie | 765-282-2971 Muncie Dragway SR 67 N., Muncie 765-789-6831 Office 765-789-8470 Track Family fun an eighth mile at a time! Prairie Creek Reservoir Southeast Delaware County 7801 S. CR 560 E., Selma | 765-747-4776 Camping, swimming, pontoon and overnight cabin rental, ATV, horse trails & more. The second largest city park in the U.S.! Riverside Canoe Outfitters 7109 S. River Rd., Daleville | 765-378-1388 Special Boat Service 7221 Gregory Rd., Albany | 765-789-8457 Call for reservation. Seasonal Aug. – Oct.


CAMPING Big Oak Park Campground 9401 N. 500 W., Muncie | 765-358-3208 Camp Munsee Operated by Wapahani Girl Scout Council 5701 S. CR 475 E., Selma | 765-282-7024 Reservations only. Camp Red Wing Operated by BSA 5754 Inlow Springs Rd, Muncie | 765-288-0724 Reservations only. Delaware Co. Exposition Center, Inc. 1210 N. Wheeling Ave., Muncie | 765-288-1854

39 172 sites, 30 amp electric, water, showers and dump station on site. Klearwater Lake Family Campground 211 Bosman Ave., Eaton | 928-606-0174 We’re small but cozy. Leave life’s stress, and come relax. Beautiful RV sites around a 4 acre spring fed lake. Sites have grassy areas, fire rings and picnic tables. Easy access from I-69 and SR 3. Prairie Creek Reservoir Southeast Delaware County 7801 S. CR 560 E., Selma | 765-747-4776 Camping, swimming, pontoon and overnight rental, ATV, horse trails & more.

Meet me in Muncie

For the 47th National Insulator Association Convention

July 30-31, 2016

Saturday - July 30 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Sunday - July 31 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Insulators - Telegraph and Telephone items - Lightning Rod collectibles - Railroad items Free Appraisals – Free Insulators Available – Educational Displays - Hemingray Plant Tours $3 admission Saturday FREE Sunday

Horizon Convention Center 601 South High Street Muncie, IN 47305 More Information:

Bob Stahr (630) 793-5345

Rick Soller (847) 782-8602

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LODGING Bed & Breakfast McDowell-Nearing House Bed & Breakfast 2005 N. Tillotson, Muncie | 765-282-7912 Hoosier hospitality at its best. Four guest rooms, private baths, all the comforts of home. Close to BSU – walk to the football stadium. Discounts offered for business travelers, seniors and veterans. BSU parents stay 6 nights and 7th night is free. River Gardens Bed & Breakfast 4610 S. Burlington Dr., Muncie | 765-284-2964 Safe, homelike setting. Free hot breakfast selected from menu. Free wifi and cable. Call for reservation.

Hotels Baymont Inn 3400 Chadam Ln., Muncie | 765-284-4200 800-JAMESON Free continental breakfast + free wifi; refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker in every room; fitness center, indoor pool, close to area attractions. Best Way Inn 4000 N. Broadway Ave., Muncie | 765-288-3671 Best Western Muncie 3011 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie 765-282-0600 or 800-528-1234 Budget Inn 15121 W. Commerce Rd., Daleville | 765-378-1215 Cardinal Inn & Suites 3302 N. Everbrook Ln., Muncie | 765-216-1675 Comfort Inn 3400 N. Marleon, Muncie | 765-587-0294 Microwave and refrigerator in all rooms; free wifi, indoor pool, and fitness center. Furnished kitchenettes available.

Courtyard by Marriott Muncie at Horizon Convention Center 601 S. High St., Muncie | 765-287-8550 Located in the heart of downtown Muncie offering 150 guest rooms and suites. Two on-site function rooms accommodating small meetings. Complimentary highspeed wired and wireless internet access. Attached to Horizon Convention Center by covered walkway. Horizon Convention Center offers 47,000 square feet of flexible function space. Days Inn 3509 N. Everbrook Ln., Muncie 765-288-2311 or 800-329-7466 Econo Motel 1201 E. 29th St., Muncie | 765-288-5559 Fairfield Inn 4011 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie 765-282-6666 or 800-228-2800 Hampton Inn 4220 Bethel Ave., Muncie | 765-288-8500 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites 4201 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie 765-289-4678 or 800-465-4329 Muncie Inn 414 N. Madison St., Muncie | 765-282-5981 Pittenger Student Center Hotel Ball State University 2000 University Ave., Muncie | 765-285-1555 Conveniently located on campus, The Ball State University Hotel offers 24 rooms and one suite, free parking, wireless internet, and cable TV. Additional amenities include the Student Center Tally food court. Red Carpet Inn 3400 S. Madison St., Muncie 765-288-1911 or 888-315-2378

NOW OPEN: Courtyard by Marriott Muncie at Horizon Convention Center

Ideally located in downtown Muncie and connected to Horizon Convention Center, the new Courtyard Muncie at Horizon Convention Center is a smart, dynamic hotel that helps travelers make the most of their time on the road. Thoughtfully designed guest rooms provide the optimum balance between work and relaxation, and carefully designed multi-purpose areas combine innovative technology with style and comfort. The hotel offers 150 guest rooms and suites as well as two on-site functions rooms to accommodate small events. There is easy access via covered walkway to Horizon Convention Center, with 47,000 square feet of event space. The Bistro and Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Company offer dining and drinks. Courtyard Muncie at Horizon Convention Center is a first-of-its kind teaching hotel housing the Erskine Green Training Institute for people with disabilities. At least 20 percent of the hotel and restaurant staff will be people with disabilities. To learn more about Courtyard Muncie visit To learn more about Horizon Convention Center visit

Training Institute Opens in DWNTWN Muncie

In December of 2015, the Erskine Green Training Institute opened along with the Courtyard by Marriott at the Horizon Convention Center. The Erskine Green Training Institute is the first-of-its-kind learning facility housed inside the Courtyard by Marriott. Owned by The Arc of Indiana, it will train its clients with disabilities to work in the hospitality industry. It will then give them the chance to apply those skills by working in the hotel. Muncie and Delaware County are proud to have been selected by The Arc of Indiana to be the location for this exciting project that will bring so many opportunities to those living with disabilities. To learn more about The Arc of Indiana, visit To learn more about the Eskine Green Training Institute, visit



The L.A. Pittenger Student Center is the ideal destination for your special event.

All Under One Roof VENUES The venues are available for ceremonies and receptions; other events, with a variety of room sizes and set ups available. For more information or reservations, contact the Student Center Reservations OďŹƒce at 765-285-1850 or visit our website at

CATERING University Catering is happy to assist you with every detail of your event. Contact us at 765-285-3500 for more information and scheduling. Small reception to full served meal with bar service.

Ball State Hotel For more information and reservations, contact the Ball State University Hotel at 765-285-1555 or

Super 8 Motel 3601 W. Fox Ridge Ln., Muncie 765-286-4333 or 800-800-8000 Value Motel (Chesterfield) 15701 W. Commerce Rd. Daleville (I-69 & SR 67) 765-378-0888 or 800-800-8000

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MEETING VENUES Muncie offers a diverse mix of meeting space. Be it a convention, reception, family reunion or big bash, we have the place for it. Academy of Model Aeronautics 5151 E. Memorial, Muncie | 765-287-1256 Their community room has A/V available, and large overhead doors make a nice venue for open houses and cook-out events.

The Ball Room at Cardinal Hills 3810 S. Whitney Rd., Selma | 765-289-9891 The Ballroom at Cardinal Hills is available for banquets, meeting space and more. The Ballroom can accommodate up to 350 people.

Innovation Connector 1208 W. White River Blvd., Muncie | 765-285-4900 Innovation Connector develops and stimulates business growth for clients. Cutting-edge conference rooms are available for client and community use.

Ball State University Conference Services 2000 W. University Ave. | 765-285-1390 Ball State University offers a variety of meeting spaces indoors and out. They are more affordable than you would think! Lodging is also available on campus during the summer months.

The Lodge at River Valley Farm 12701 W. River Valley Rd., Yorktown | 765-759-0442 A beautiful and secluded event venue truly like nothing you have seen before. Year round comfort for all your memorable events. Also available is a beautifully decorated farmhouse on the grounds to have a bridal slumber party the night before and the entire next day before your event. What a great opportunity for pictures and bonding with your besties!

Cornerstone Center for the Arts 520 E. Main St., Muncie | 765-281-9503 Cornerstone offers several beautiful spaces perfect for holding wedding receptions, proms, company workshops, parties, conferences and not-for-profit events. Delaware County Exposition Center 1210 N. Wheeling Ave., Muncie | 765-288-1854 The fairgrounds is a perfect venue for wedding receptions, class/family reunions, fundraising events and more. Winter storage also available. Grandview Conference Center/Retreat 13000 E. Stanley Rd., Selma | 765-468-6099 Grandview River House is an exceptional location for meetings and special events. Situated on the tranquil White River, the entire facility is available for weddings, corporate meetings, extended stays and events. The wonderfully appointed and spacious modern executive quality home has marvelous river views and a beautifully landscaped patio overlooking the river. If you are looking for peaceful seclusion – you’ve found it. Grandview River House is located on 50 acres of grounds and rolling farmland including a 2 acre fishing lake – yet close to the amenities of Muncie. Horizon Convention Center 401 S. High St., Muncie | 765-288-8860 Horizon Convention Center boasts 47,000 square feet of usable space, including 23,000 square feet of exhibit space for meetings of up to 1,000 attendees.

Meg’s Country Celebrations Located just outside of Muncie near Eaton 765-729-6694 Specializing in barn weddings, retreats, workshops, birthdays and other themed events. Minnetrista 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy., Muncie | 765-282-4848 Minnetrista is the perfect gathering place to host your next meeting, conference or wedding. Tour beautiful garden venues along with our six indoor meeting spaces, taste distinctive menu selections and customize your next event. We look forward to helping you plan your special occasion! Theme and plan your conference or meeting around a local event or festival. Call the Muncie Visitors Bureau for event and festival information.

DINING American 12th St. Café 1900 S. Mock Ave., Muncie | 765-286-1901 Friendly, cozy, home-like atmosphere. Breakfast, lunch and dinner specials are prepared fresh daily. Stop in for prompt, courteous service.


Amazing Joe’s Grill downtown 909 N. Wheeling Ave., Muncie | 765-288-9470 Best Steaks, Best Service, Guaranteed. Café seating. “The Answer is Yes!”

Operated by Ivy Tech Community College culinary arts faculty and students. Cash only.

B & K Root Beer (seasonal) 1917 W. Memorial Dr., Muncie Café seating.

Concannon’s Bakery, Café & Coffee Bar 4801 W. Baker Ln., Muncie | 765-288-9820 Café seating

Bird’s Smokehouse BBQ 9008 S. Walnut St., Muncie | 765-378-1900 Slow-cooked hickory smoked meats are featured in this friendly log cabin just blocks from I-69 (exit 34). Tender pulled pork, ribs, chicken and beef brisket all get smoked on site, and then join signature giant spuds and traditional sides such as green beans and macaroni and cheese.

The Cup 1606 W. University Ave., Muncie | 765-216-7790 Café seating.

Bruner’s 2200 W. Kilgore Ave., Muncie | 765-288-2711 Where friends meet to eat. Burkie’s (seasonal) 1515 W. Jackson St., Muncie | 765-282-4355

Concannon’s Pastry Shop downtown 620 N. Walnut St., Muncie | 765-288-8551

Eva’s Pancake House 1617 N. Wheeling Ave., Muncie | 765-896-9219 Their full breakfast menus offers something for everyone but the secret recipe buttermilk pancakes are the feature: they are light, but with perfect texture, slightly sweet and served with butter and confectioners sugar. Many of us don’t even need syrup to enjoy these excellent pancakes. There is a full lunch menu as well, but Eva’s closes after lunchtime. Merk’s Family Dining at the Airport 5201 N. Walnut St., Muncie | 765-282-6375 Full service premium ice cream shoppe with full menu.

Burkie’s is an old-fashioned drive-up and eat-in-your-car spot with bell-hops in attendance. Their fresh hand-cut fries have won awards, and they go well with the burgers, tenderloins, steak and cheese, chicken, barbeque and co- Mulligan’s neys on the tray in your window. 3325 S. Walnut St., Muncie | 765-289-6952 Come in to Mulligan’s family friendly restaurant, home The Caffeinery downtown of the hand-breaded tenderloin. Now serving breakfast, 401 S. Walnut St., Muncie lunch, and dinner, 7 days a week. Don’t forget to check out our bar including beer, wine and liquor. The Caffeinery is a coffee shop and tea house that specializes in gourmet coffees, loose leaf teas and espres- Pete’s Duck Inn so-based beverages. You can count on their highly 721 W. Walnut St., Albany | 765-789-8488 skilled baristas to execute your coffee and/or tea needs 21 and older. with artistic precision. Great food in a laid-back, friendly atmosphere! Just a short drive from Muncie, about 10 minutes. You’ll Cammack Station (seasonal) find our food the best and price worth the drive. From 9200 W. Jackson St., Muncie | 765-759-3871 nachos to prime rib. We have won Muncie’s finest in Enjoy seating inside and out, sandwiches named after several categories for the last 6 years. the town’s old timers, yummy ice cream and shakes, as well as homemade salads and side items. Menu items are Retro Diner homemade and delicious! Café seating. 2421 S. Madison St., Muncie | 765-216-7182 Chesterfield’s Deli downtown 102 S. Walnut St., Muncie | 765-289-2291 x1108

Two Johnny’s downtown 125 E. Charles St., Muncie | 765-254-1830

Vera Mae’s Bistro downtown 209 S. Walnut St., Muncie | 765-747-4941 Vera Mae’s Bistro offers upscale dining in two beautifully restored buildings in downtown Muncie. Full service bar with extensive wine list. Live piano. Café seating.

includes Basil—a dish made with your choice of meat, or the pad kee-mao, one of Atin’s favorites. A selection of beers and wines is available, but no mixed drinks. Thai Kitchen 1413 S. Walnut St., Muncie | 765-288-4786

The Wedge Artisan Grilled Cheese Tuppee Tong Thai downtown 6400 W. Kilgore Ave., Muncie | 765-215-8308 310 W. Main St., Muncie | 765-283-3101 A variety of grilled cheese sandwiches, homemade soups and sides.


Chinese / Japanese / Mediterranean China Express 1805 W. University Ave., Muncie | 765-286-5298 Damask Café 3201 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie | 765-273-7338 Damask Café is Muncie’s only healthy authentic Mediterranean restaurant offering a cozy dining room and a patio hookah lounge. Café seating.

Victors’s Gyros & Family Restaurant 700 S. Tillotson, Muncie | 765-288-1777

Mexican Casa del Sol downtown 204 S. Walnut St., Muncie | 765-216-7801 Café seating.

Domo 3124 N. Granville Ave., Muncie | 765-751-1111

Ciudad Colonial 3501 N. Granville Ave., Muncie | 765-284-8747 Inside Muncie Mall. Café seating.

First Wok 3802 W. Bethel Ave., Muncie | 765-289-7698

La Hacienda 2620 S. Madison St., Muncie | 765-289-0909

Fuji Sushi and Hibachi 1705 W. McGalliard Rd., Muncie | 765-288-8833 Dine at Fuji for a memorable evening where dishes are prepared at your table by expert chefs, with only the finest in steak, chicken and seafood delights.

Puerto Vallarta Mexican 3503 N. Wheeling Ave., Muncie 765-282-8191 4000 N. Broadway Ave., Muncie 765-287-8897 508 S. Tillotson Ave., Muncie 765-288-5825

Sitara Indian Cuisine 1601 W. McGalliard Rd., Muncie | 765-288-8688

Greek’s Pizzeria 1600 W. University Ave., Muncie 765-284-4900 813 E. McGalliard Rd., Muncie 765-282-7492

Thai Smile 2401 N. Tillotson Ave., Muncie | 765-289-8989 Near Ball State University with a wide array of Thai cuisine. From hot to mild, residents have especially taken to the curry puffs, filled with chicken and sweet potatoes, the pineapple-tangerine chicken, Mongolian barbeque, and the three-flavored chicken. Spicier fare

Pizza King 765-288-7724 11 locations to choose from. No time to visit while you are in Muncie? They will ship their famous pizza right to your door! for listing of all local locations.



Ice Cream / Yogurt / Smoothies Berrywinkle Frozen Yogurt 115 S. Tillotson Ave., Muncie | 765-282-1699 Serve yourself from our selection of 21 flavors of Fro-Yo brand frozen yogurt and more than 40 toppings including seasonal fresh fruit. Café seating. Dairy Dream (seasonal) 805 W. Walnut St., Albany | 765-789-4721 Family owned since 1953! Drive-thru, walk-up windows, and picnic table seating. Hunnicuts Dairy Bar (seasonal) 1101 S. Burlington Dr., Muncie | 765-289-1611 Convenient to the Cardinal Greenway. Café seating.

Oasis Bar and Grill 1811 S. Burlington Dr., Muncie | 765-282-8326 – Menu available online 21 and older. Hand-breaded tenderloins, fresh 1/3 pound cheeseburgers, daily specials, full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu and munchies. Café seating. Savage’s Ale House downtown 127 N. High St., Muncie | 765-282-9962 21 and older. Your classic neighborhood corner pub. A tavern atmosphere offering 27 different varieties of draft beer, dozens of bottles and a popular food menu featuring signature sandwiches, appetizers and bar snacks available into the late night hours. Savage’s patrons range from college students to vintage locals and everything in between. After just a couple visits, you will feel like a regular at Savage’s.

The Island Muncie (seasonal) 400 W. McGalliard Rd., Muncie | 765-284-1757 The Island Muncie is your tropical paradise get-away! Timbers Lounge Located on Cardinal Greenway, The Island has delicious 2770 W. Kilgore Ave., Muncie | 765-286-5323 fruit smoothies, ice cream, Jamaican Jerk Chicken, and 21 and older. many more snacks. Enjoy the beach feel of The Island complete with beach chairs, sand and palm trees. Café seating.

Specialty / Farmers Market / Winery

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Asian Market 421 S. Tillotson Ave., Muncie | 765-287-8190

Fickle Peach downtown 117 E. Charles St., Muncie | 765-282-5211 21 and older. The Fickle Peach is a local favorite downtown with many different types of beer on tap, as well as bottled. They also offer a large selection of vintage beers, malt beverages and wine. The Fickle Peach also serves bratwurst, Chicago style hotdogs and more. Café seating.

The Downtown Farm Stand downtown 125 E. Main St., Muncie | 765-288-3775 The Downtown Farm Stand is a full-service market in downtown Muncie with a seasonal selection of meat, dairy, eggs, produce, bulk foods and canned goods from Indiana’s finest farms and regional producers. The store is complete with quality organic food as well as offering safe and natural cleaning, personal hygiene and eco-friendly paper products.

Heorot Pub & Draught House downtown 219 S. Walnut St., Muncie | 765-287-0173 21 and older. A 20 year leader in the quality craft beer industry. Heorot has been chosen as one of the top 100 best beer bars in the United Stat4es for six years in a row. It features 70 different draft taps and over 400 different bottle selections at any one time. The Heorot also has it’s own brewery, Wolves’ Head. Next door is Heorot’s Valhalla Hall where you will find a fine selection of quality bourbons and other liquors along with a large selection of domestic and craft beers.

Fisher Meats 2800 N. Walnut St., Muncie | 765-282-1609 Fisher Meats is family owned by 8th generation meat cutters and sausage makers. We provide the largest selection of fresh cut meats in the Muncie area. We offer a complete line of our own custom made luncheon meats, sausages, bacon and hams that have won many national and state awards.

Guethenspberger Farms 10100 W. Co. Road 500 S., Daleville | 765-378-1064 Getting the good stuff to eat doesn’t necessarily mean a trip to the other side of the world. Guenthenspberger Farms produces lots of things you and your family will enjoy. Lahody Meats 1308 N. Wheeling Ave., Muncie | 765-216-7240 At Lahody Meats, travel back in time to an old-fashioned butcher shop with good old-fashion service. Lahody Meats prides themselves with their never frozen, always fresh meat that comes only from America. The beef comes from Nebraska, pork from Iowa, chickens and eggs from Indiana, and veal and lamb from Wisconsin. Lahody’s also features Boar’s Head Deli products, farm fresh produce, Red Gold canned products and more.

Minnetrista 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy., Muncie | 800-428-5887 Their seasonal outdoor farmer’s market is open from June through October, and Minnetrista hosts many regional culinary events throughout the year, including cooking demonstrations and a February chocolate celebration. Tonne Winery 101 W. Royerton Rd., Muncie | 765-896-9821 We offer 15 locally made wines, beautiful tasting room, daily free tasting of our award winning wines and a unique wine gift selection. Café seating. All dining listed is locally owned and ‘where the locals eat’. For a complete listing of dining visit us online at or call 800-568-6862.

Landess Farm 6000 W. Co. Rd 700 S., Daleville | 765-759-9937 Stop by Landess Farm with your family and enjoy fun in the sun while picking your own fresh produce, including strawberries, tomatoes, sweet corn and more. With locations in Anderson, Daleville and Muncie, Landess Farm also has fruits and vegetables available to buy pre-packaged at any location. Landess Farm has been family owned in Daleville since 1920. Lowery’s Candies (seasonal) 6255 W. Kilgore Ave. (IN 32), Muncie | 800-541-3340 Our family has been hand dipping gourmet chocolates in Muncie with the best ingredients for over seventy years. Open Labor Day to Mother’s Day.


The History of The Lodge at River Valley Farm May Surprise You Our event center is nestled in the middle of 50 acres of farmland, pastures, and woods that was purchased about four years ago from Ball State University. It was part of approximately 214 acres bestowed to Ball State from the Bracken Family through their Locust Knoll Farm endowment. I later found out that the farm house on our property was considered the Bracken “Summer Home.” When Alexander and Rosemary Ball Bracken purchased the property in 1941, it was used as a place for raising cattle, chickens, and horses. The horses were there for Rosemary and the children to horseback ride. A farmhand resided in the house, which was built in 1851. As summer activity, the Brackens would enjoy the farm animals and the apple trees that they planted on the west side of the property. Some of these apple trees are still on the property today. There was also a barn on the property that dated back to 1850. The rich history and fine workmanship from that era are evident in the handhewn beams from the original barn, now preserved in the newly-opened event center, the Lodge at River Valley Farm. The Lodge at River Valley Farm is central Indiana’s newest event center that features 5,000 square feet of total air-conditioned and heated space. We offer three distinct rooms rolled into one openly-planned floor space. We start out with the reception room past the three French entrance doors. There is also a complete catering kitchen equipped with all the necessities. From there, we lead you to the open dance area/multi Alexander and Rosemary Ball Bracken in front of their home in Westwood, now Ball State University’s President’s home. Photo courtesy of Minnetrista Heritage Collection, Muncie, Indiana.


purpose room in which the beams are wrapped in both twinkle lights and flowing fabric. To the left of this room are indoor restrooms for both men and women consisting of three each. As we pass through another duo of French doors, we enter the 2,500 square foot dining area with its massive stone fireplace and beautiful hand-crafted mantel. There are two doors to each side of the fireplace that lead to a bench-lined covered porch overlooking the woods to the south side. All of this has been professionally landscaped with the flowers changed out with the season. Also on the property is the original farm house that has been completely renovated to be used in our bridal packages and as an office for our event coordination services. We are currently offering a bridal slumber party for the bride and her bridesmaids complete with a continental breakfast on her wedding day! We offer both indoor and outdoor ceremony sites. We opened in October 2015 and already have had many events. We are a mother and two daughter trio who can help with the process of event planning. Although we do not do day-of coordination, we are happy to assist brides throughout their wedding planning process as much as we can! We welcome the public to consider the Lodge at River Valley Farm for weddings, anniversary parties, corporate fundraisers, reunions, graduation and birthdays, and company holiday parties. Submitted by Karen Holding

Muncie is American’s Middletown Muncie is famous as America’s “Middletown.” The name derives from the title of a famous sociological study of the city written by social scientists Robert and Helen Lynd and published in 1929. Middletown was an enormous success; it was a best seller, received extensive praise, and has remained in print ever since. It made Muncie a touchstone of the American experience. As one reviewer put it, “who touches this book touches the heart of America.” Part of Middletown’s success originates in the abundance of sharp-eyed observations about daily life that it contained. It described in fascinating detail the daily routines of factory work, home life, and schools. It offered pithy observation about the impact of new technologies such as the automobile and motion pictures, the motivations driving religious activity, and trends in civic affairs. Muncie had rapidly industrialized between 1890 and 1920, and the Lynds captured a community still coming to grips with modern life.

The success of Middletown established for Muncie a role as a microcosm of American society. It inspired Magic Town, the 1947 film starring Jimmy Stewart that portrayed a community that perfectly represented the opinions and tastes of the entire nation. Hollywood fantasy aligned with reality when mid-twentieth century businesses used Muncie as a test market for everything from automobiles to toothpaste. Scholarly researchers, including the Lynds themselves, have returned to Muncie to conduct follow-up studies designed to measure the evolution of modern American life. Today, the city draws journalists and researchers from as far away as China, Australia, and Europe to take the pulse of Muncie with the hope of better understanding the whole of America. Provided by Ball State University Center for Middletown Studies

The Discovery of Natural Gas Changes the Face of East Central Indiana Before the discovery of the Trenton Gas Belt in the late 19th century, East Central Indiana was almost exclusively an agricultural area. The Gas Boom became a defining moment in the development of the region. Natural gas had an enormous impact on the history, culture and life of the region and produced a period of economic growth, marked by a dramatic surge in the number of energy-dependent industries that took advantage of the relatively cheap source of fuel to build new factories in the area. Principal among these industries was the manufacturing of glass. In 1876, George Carter, while looking for coal deposits, bored a test core close to the railroad track in Eaton. At a depth of more than 600 feet, an “ill-smelling gas” was found. The pipe was capped and the discovery forgotten. More than ten years later, in 1887, Carter traveled to Findlay, Ohio to view a gas well, part of the recently discovered Gas Belt. He recognized the odor, and decided to revisit the site of his “coal mine.” Gas had been discovered in East Central Indiana. Eaton Mining & Gas Company was established. This discovery changed the face of the region. Cities such as Muncie, Anderson, Marion and Kokomo tried to induce companies to move their factories from the East or to build new factories. Free land, free gas, low taxes and cash were all on the bargaining table. These inducements brought more than 160 factories to the Gas Belt region. In turn, the factories employed thousands of workers. Job opportunities attracted people to the region. Newly hired workers needed a place to Hemingray Glass Robert Stahr, Hemingray Historian/Collector Minnetrista Heritage Collection, Muncie, Indiana


live, so they purchased land and homes from local land developers, making them rich. The prospect of a cheap fuel that was expected to last indefinitely appealed to the Ball brothers of Buffalo, New York. In 1887, Frank Ball was visiting Bowling Green, Ohio when he received a telegram from businessman James Boyce, inviting him to discuss the possibility of establishing a factory in Muncie. According to Ball, “There was nothing about the town that particularly appealed to me, but the men were all courteous, kind, and businesslike.” The company accepted the city’s offer of $7,500 cash, three acres of land, railroad facilities and free natural gas for five years in September 1887. A similar proposal was offered to the Hemingray Glass Company of Covington, KY. In December of 1887 they accepted the offer of 8 acres of land and $10,000 in cash along with all the free gas they wanted. Many towns used flares of gas, burning day and night as an advertisement for their abundance of natural gas. These flambeaus lined the main street and acted as streetlights. Prospective factory owners were given the impression that there was an unlimited supply of gas. There wasn’t. Around the turn of the 20th century, gas pressure began to fail. More wells were dug, but the supply of gas continued to dwindle. Eventually, many companies moved West, sold out, went bankrupt or converted to other sources of energy. The companies that survived often found niche markets. Ball Brothers acquired their competitors until they had a

virtual monopoly on the home canning jar industry. Hemingray Glass made a variety of glassware but specialized in insulators for the burgeoning telephone and power industries. Owens-Illinois Glass Company purchased Hemingray in 1933 and added glass window blocks and later TV faceplates to their insulator business until closing in 1972. The discovery of natural gas started the manufacturing boom in East Central Indiana. Even after the gas bust, many skilled factory workers remained and other industries, particularly the auto industry, located here. Now as the auto industry is leaving, East Central Indiana must again adapt.

The old products of Muncie are not forgotten, however; there are many collectors of fruit jars manufactured by Ball Bros. and insulators of the Hemingray Glass Co. In those hobbies, the name “Muncie� is very well known.

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Heorot has been listed on the Draft Magazine’s Top 100 Beer Bars in America six years running, with 70+ drafts and over 350 bottled selections available. On the third floor of the Heorot you will find Wolves’ Head Brewing. Enjoy one of the best selections of craft and import beers in the Midwest.


NEW CORNER BREWING COMPANY A brewer that is proud to be part of such a rich, local tradition, with a mission to supply locally-brewed, unique beers to some of the best taverns and pubs in the Midwest.



Tonne Winery of Muncie was the winningest Indiana Winery at this year’s Indy International Wine Competition, having been awarded the Governor’s Cup for Indiana Winery of the Year. They were also named Indiana Wine of the Year for their Semi-Dry Traminette.



Cammack Station Cammack Station is a quaint brick building that resides on the corner of Old Mill Street and West Jackson Street just west of Muncie. The historic building was constructed in 1931 and was formerly the home to multiple fueling stations and groceries - most recently Pete’s Grocery. Owner Dick Howe purchased the building and converted it to the restaurant in 2007. A second renovation and expansion occurred in 2009 to accommodate additional seating, kitchen space, and storage. Much of the building’s history is preserved and represented in various antiques and pictures on the walls. Why is it called “Cammack” Station? Even though they have a Muncie address, they are actually located right in the heart of Cammack, Indiana. With no stop-

lights and just a handful of stop signs, Cammack is a quaint historic town residing just outside of Muncie and Yorktown. When Dick Howe decided to take over Pete’s Grocery and convert it into the restaurant in 2007, it was only fitting to call it Cammack Station. Cammack Station offers historic memorabilia and oldies music for those dining inside. If the weather is nice, you might choose to enjoy your treat on their peaceful brick patio. Either way, we’re confident you’ll enjoy their old-fashioned sandwiches, one-of-a-kind burgers, homemade salads, creamy ice cream and their famous milkshakes and sundaes. Cammack Station 9200 W. Jackson St., Muncie | 765-759-3871

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Smith also served a term Albany is a small community in Delaware County just in the U.S. northeast of Muncie and home to PAWS, Inc., the studio Senate and another in for Garfield. A ten-minute drive has never been so rewarding! Be the House of sure to dine at one of Albany’s locally famous restaurants. Representa If golf is your game, you don’t want to miss the oppor- tives. He was active in State tunity to play on the Albany Golf Course. Government; he and Judge David Kilgore were instrumental in bringing the railroad through Yorktown. Albany Golf Course Downtown Yorktown was similar to many small towns 1100 E. Golf Course Dr., Albany | 765-789-4366 of the area. The business district was only two blocks long, 18 holes, par 71 with spotty expansions to the east and west over the years. 10 minutes north of Muncie on Highway 67 For several years, the Interurban ran down the middle of Smith Street. Three of the business buildings had stairways Patrick Gallery in the front that went to the lower level. A variety of busi5809 E. Pottery Rd., Albany | 765-282-7848 nesses were located here until the stairways were closed in the early 1950’s. A resort area was developed in the late 1800’s. It was slightly south and east of the original Yorktown and was called West Muncie. In this area was a lake (Delaware or Selma is home to the popular Blue Bird Days festival, Gas Lake) and the 70-room Lakeview Hotel. This area was located east of Muncie on Jackson St. This annual festival developed by the Western Improvement Company. The fitakes place in August and offers a variety of festival activi- nancing and the majority of the investors were from the ties. New York area. The dam for the lake was located near the Hoping to visit the local Greenways? You will want to current bridge on Cornbread Road. The dam collapsed be sure and shop at Goldman’s Bike Shop for every type during heavy rains, the lake drained and visitors soon quit bike or accessory imaginable. coming to the hotel. The hotel was used by several organizations, but it was Goldman’s Bike Shop not many years before the building’s upper portion was re9310 E. Jackson, Selma | 765-282-2453 moved. A portion of the main floor and part of the second Located on State Road 32 East, 3 miles east of the Muncie were saved from the wrecking ball; this soon became a resbypass, we are easy to find. Goldman’s has recumbents and idential property. adult 3-wheelers, and offers bicycle sales, parts and service. Proud supporters of the Cardinal Greenway. Becky Monroe | President / Founder Yorktown / Mt. Pleasant Twp. Historical Alliance



Munciana Volleyball Club 200 S. CR 600 W., Yorktown | 765-744-9012 Yorktown, Indiana is located in Mt. Pleasant Township, Delaware County. The original portion of Yorktown was platted in 1837 by Oliver H. Smith. Smith had established The Player’s Club his first law firm in Southern Indiana; he later became a 6610 W. River Rd,. Yorktown | 765-759-8536 prosecuting attorney and rode throughout Indiana with a judge. After he platted Yorktown, he was a partner in sev- Indiana’s East Region Must-Play Course, 2006 (Indiana eral of the early businesses, at least one of them a mill. He Golf & Travel Guide) was also a member of several local men’s clubs.

Daleville A quiet, convenient stop for travelers, Daleville is located in the southwest corner of Delaware County just off Interstate 69. Great American Flea Market SR 67 S. at I-69, Daleville | 765-378-1933 Canoe Country (Seasonal April thru October) 7109 S. River Rd., Daleville | 765-378-7358 or 888-378-7358 Canoe, kayak and tube rentals. Weekends only except by appointment.

SURROUNDING COUNTIES Blackford County The annual Hartford City Civil War Days are held the first weekend in October. Located off of Highway 26 in Hartford City. Visit for more information.

Henry County The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame, New Castle High School Fieldhouse, and Hoosier Gym are all dedicated to Indiana’s favorite pastime—basketball. Henry County also offers history, motorsports, arts antique shopping, equestrian and so much more. Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame One Hall of Fame Court New Castle, IN 47362 | 765-529-1891 Henry County Saddle Club 2221 N. Memorial Dr. New Castle, IN 47362 | 765-529-8040 New Castle Motorsports Park 5816 S. County Rd. 125 W. New Castle, IN 47362 | 765-987-8090

Image: Lewis (Hop) Hopping circa 1950 outside Hops Drive In in Yorktown Indiana. Hop was a restaurateur and pre-depression confectioner (candymaker).Hop was once the oldest McDonald employee in the nation. Source: Tony Hall, grandson of Lewis Hopping

For more information on Henry County contact: Henry County CVB 2020 S. Memorial., Ste. 1 New Castle, IN 47362 | 765-593-0764

Jay County Take a short trip to Jay County, the ONLY Jay in the U.S.A. Whether you’re planning a fun family trip or a historical getaway, let our warm, friendly atmosphere embrace and relax you. You’ll be surprised at what you’ll find! Dunkirk Glass Museum 309 S. Franklin St., Dunkirk | 765-768-6872 Museum of the Soldier 510 E. Arch St., Portland | 260-726-2967 For more information on Jay County, contact: Jay County Visitors Bureau 118 S. Meridian St., Suite. C Portland, IN 47371 | 260-726-3366


Madison County

You will discover an architectural masterpiece at The Paramount Atmospheric Theatre Centre, built in 1929 by legendary Chicago architect John Eberson. Enjoy live racing and the latest in casino action at Hoosier Park Racing and Casino. The Anderson Symphony Orchestra and Anderson Young Ballet Troop have been entertaining our community for many years. Anderson’s Mainstage Theatre offers the best in community theatre, and the historic Carnegie Building houses our Anderson Center for the Arts. Visit Gaither Family Resources owned by famous Gospel Singers, authors and song writers, Bill & Gloria Gaither. Treat yourself to a delicious lunch in the Latte’ Coffee Bar & Café. Paramount Atmospheric Theatre Centre 1124 Meridian Plaza, Anderson 765-642-1234 or 800-523-4658

For more information on Madison County, contact: Madison County Visitors Bureau 6335 S. Scatterfield Rd. Anderson, IN 46013 765-643-5633


Visitors have long been taking the back roads to the sweet life and indulging in Randolph County’s culinary, retreat, and shopping delights. Visit our chocolatier, pie factory, winery, coffee micro roaster, soda fountains, and gourmet bakers to find out why we say “leave a little sweeter than you came.” Silver Towne’s fascinating showrooms of rare coins, estate jewelry, and collectibles bring visitors back time after time. Big names in racing are still trying to conquer the legendary Winchester Speedway. Businesses and organizations are also discovering our acres of team-building courses and high-tech retreat accommodations in a country setting.

The sugar cream pi e is the official Indiana State Pie.

Hoosier Park Racing and Casino 4500 Dan Patch Circle, Anderson 765-642-7223 or 800-526-7223

Winchester Speedway

Randolph County

Wick’s Pie Factory, Outlet, and Restaurant 100 N. Cherry St., Winchester | 800-642-5880

Legendary Winchester Speedway 2656 W. SR 32, Winchester | 765-284-9701 For more information on Randolph County, contact: Randolph County CVB 111 S. Main St. Winchester, IN 47394 | 765-584-3266 Muncie Indiana Transit System (See ad on back cover) The Muncie Indiana Transit System, MITS, is an award-winning transit system that has been serving the public transportation needs of the community since 1981. Please visit our website to learn more at

THE BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION HAS BEGUN! On December 11, 2015, cities and towns all across Indiana joined Governor Pence and 1,500 4th graders in downtown Indianapolis in getting the Bicentennial year off to a great start! Bicentennial flags were raised across Indiana at courthouses, city halls, fire stations and other public facilities. A total of 660 flags were distributed for the occasion. The Bicentennial Legacy Projects celebrate Indiana’s best community projects and programs. The Bicentennial Commission endorsed over 850 projects. All 92 counties and more than 165 communities in Indiana have endorsed projects. The Bicentennial Medal will be a wonderful memento to purchase and hand down from generation to generation. Also, many communities across the state will have their own medallions, artwork and other items that represent their local history and celebrations. The Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity! Patterned after the Olympic Torch Relay, Indiana’s version will pass through all 92 of the state’s counties, cover 2,300 miles over a five week period, averaging 72 miles per day. The torch will be primarily transported by people, passing the flame from torch bearer to torch bearer. The relay will also employ other modes of conveyance that are symbolic of the history and heritage of Indiana, including watercraft, farm equipment, horse and wagon, and others. Festivities will vary from town to town, as communities celebrate the torch in their own special ways. A specialized Mobile Visitors Center will be accompanying the torch on its journey. Join the festivities and celebrate with Delaware County as they host the torch on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. The torch relay and other events are being coordinated by the Delaware County Bicentennial Committee, which is chaired by Nancy Carlson. To learn more about the Indiana Bicentennial on a state level, visit For information in connection to Delaware County, visit 63

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