There is a lot to do at Ellis Park in Danville, Indiana.
1. Let the kids(or adults) play at the any of the different playgrounds.
2. Take a walk on any of the numerous trails(one of them is along a creek).
3. Play basketball, football, baseball, or any other sports on the courts or fields.
4. Skateboard in the skate park.
5. Take the dog for a walk.
6. View nature(We saw a lot of squirrels and woodpeckers recently).
In the summer, there is an aquatic center that I will detail later when it opens for the season.
At Christmas time, you can drive through the park and look at light displays for a fee of $5 per vehichle.
They also had a big summer celebration last year that was fun.
This is a real nice place and is very popular around here as well.
I felt as if we were eating in somebody's home and were treated just the same.
The staff were all fantastic and went out of their way to take care of us.
The food is great! Everything they had looked very tasty.
My wife had the fried chicken which was great and I went for Ernest T's Bacon-Swiss Burger.
One of the best things on the menu were the Apple Nuggets, which were batter fried with cinnamon and came with a caramel dipping sauce.
The menu is diverse, with soups, salads, pasta, meat, chicken, and fish.
There are a lot of down home Hoosier favorites, like pork tenderloin.
Everything is consistent with a Mayberry theme from The Andy Griffith Show and they play re-runs of that show on televisions around the restaurant. The food is named after characters as well, including Sheriff Taylor's Prime Rib or Barney's BBQ Ribs.
We visited as a family of five and paid about $70 for dinner.
Mayberry Cafe is open Sunday to Thursday from 11am to 9:30pm and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 10pm.
They have an old squad car out front for photo opportunities.
Favorite Dish: The Fried Chicken Dinner was the best, along with the Apple Nuggets.