Hours:May through September: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fridays through Sundays Admission: $2 for adults; $1 for children ages 13-18; and 50-cents for children 6-12Children under 6 are admitted free of charge.There is no charge for Madison Township school students and teachers. The cost is 25 cents per student and $1 per teacher for other Montgomery...more
General Lew Wallace wrote his famous novel Ben-Hur. His personal library is in the heart of Crawfordsville, at the Ben-Hur museum a National Historic Landmark. The grounds were a pleasant break on our trip. Shady, quiet, just the kind of place a person could write a book. It's a nice break and if you've seen the old Charleton Heston (1959) movie...more
Great playgrounds, wonderful pool... There's no better way to spend a sunny day in C-ville than at Milligan Park.Day-use for the Olympic sized pool is $3, and there are diving boards and a huge slide.The park itself is free, can't beat it for picnics!Check the bottom of the website for frisbee golf details, it's free too!About golf and frisbee...more
2895 Gandhi Drive, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 47933, United States
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2506 N Lafayette Road, (opening March 26, 2009), Crawfordsville, Indiana, 47933, United States
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2600 Industrial Blvd, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 47933, United States
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This place is a great find. I found them on the internet & had to check it out www.acountryafair.com. It was weel worth it. Besides the fresh seafood & handcut steaks their burgers are amazing. You cant beet their prices either. I had a Hot Royal Blue Burger and zuchinni chips - Fantastic!! they are located on st. rd. 32 west - seven miles west of...more
One of 2 GREAT ice cream places in Crawfordsville!Home of the turtle sunday - vanilla ice cream, carmel, chocolate, pecans...Of course they've got great shakes, cones, etc.Make sure you get a cherry on top!They also have their own playground!I think it's only open in the summer...more
The College Street Market - a great place for lunch!Deli-type atmosphere. Used to be a drug-store. The Little Giant sandwich (named after the Wabash College mascot). Turkey on rye with cream cheese, cranberry sauce, and horseradish. Sounds like a crazy combination, but it's great!more
The river bottom and canyons were originally called 'Shades of Death' and became shortened to just "shades". Today, it is a state park and nature preserve. The trail into Pine Hills Nature Preserve leads down a steep embankment (wooden stairs provided) to the creek bottom. There are two loops both short. One stays along the river flats circling...more
Built in 1878 by J.J. Daniels, Deer's Mill Covered Bridge is located on Indiana Route 234. It's in Shades State Park. As you pass through the park, the road twist down hill into a valley, turning through the trees which close out the light from above. That's the reason the area was once known as the 'Shades of Death'. The bridge is 275 ft (84.6 m)...more
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Crawfordsville has several claims to fame. The most notable is that this is where General Lew Wallace, a veteran of America's Civil War, wrote his famous novel Ben-Hur. Wallace's personal library is in the heart of Crawfordsville, at the Ben-Hur Museum - a National Historic Landmark.
Also in Crawfordsville you can see the world's only operating rotary cell block, at the Old Jail Museum. It was constructed in 1882 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The scenic Sugar Creek flows through the Crawfordsville. Canoes can be rented locally for a trip down the creek , which boasts some of the country's most famous crinoid fossil beds.