Just northeast of the of Indianapolis are Muncie and Anderson, Indiana. Though these two cities may not be as well known as the state capital, they offer quite a lot to visitors without the big city hassles of the larger metropolis. Muncie is home to Ball State University, which fosters both an intellectual atmosphere and a love of college athletics. Anderson has its own historic and cultural charms as well. Both cities have things to do year round, no matter the season and no matter the weather. Plus, culinary enthusiasts will find that both Anderson and Muncie have great restaurants, farmers markets, and wineries to visit. If you plan on heading through Central Indiana soon, here are some spots and events to consider adding to your list with your RV rental Muncie IN.
This Muncie gem is a garden, a nature center, and a history museum all in one. A green roof exhibit and well over a dozen gardens, many full of plants native to the region, are on display for guests’ enjoyment, and there’s a garden designed especially for children. The six-acre nature area is a certified Backyard Wildlife Habitat and is the perfect place to take a meditative walk. Finally, the site’s heritage collection is an archive of the region’s history. Regular arts and cultural events make this a must-see on your visit to the area. Admission is $5 per person, and the facility is open daily.
Situated on the campus of Ball State is the David Owsley Museum of Art. The collection has impressive depth, including artifacts from ancient cultures to 20th Century masterpieces. In addition to the more traditional paintings and sculptures that one would expect to find at an art museum, there is are also decorative arts, furniture, and works on paper collections. The museum is open daily and is free to the public. You would be hard pressed to find another free art museum that’s as extensive as this one. Make sure to visit in one of the many RV rentals in Muncie Indiana.
Attention thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies! Proceed directly to Anderson, Indiana to get your fix on the White River Zip Lines. This outdoor aerial adventure park has over a mile of zip lines that rocket guests through the woods at over 30 miles per hour using nothing but the force of gravity. Included in each session is zip line instruction and safety training; all guests wear a helmet and full body harness for protection. Open during the spring, summer, and fall, rides start at $49 per person, and GoPro cameras are available for rent if you’d like to document your ride.
Named for the ceremonial mounds built by the ancient Adena culture, Anderson’s Mounds State Park is a beautifully wooded place to spend the night and the following day. The campground has 75 sites with electric hookups, plus youth tent areas and a dumping station. Wake up refreshed, then explore the park’s hiking trails, go fishing in the White River, or go swimming in the pool for a nominal per-person charge. Manda State Park is perfect for your camper rental Muncie Indiana.
Muncie’s Big Oak Park is a quiet place to park your RV and get a good night’s sleep. There are 60 full hookup sites available, and guests have access to a bathhouse with hot showers with their RV rental in Anderson Indiana. There’s also wifi on site, and it is open year round. Don’t hesitate to park your RV rental Anderson IN here!
Located just northeast of Muncie in Portland, Indiana is Fox Lake Campground. Sites with full hookups are available, and there are also tent sites and cabins for rent. Guests can cast a line in the lake, hike the trails, go for a bike ride, or just relax in the great outdoors. A full schedule of activities rounds out the experience. This site is open from the beginning of April through the middle of October, welcoming all RV rental Anderson Indiana visitors!
The middle of September is Old Washington Street Festival time in Muncie. It’s a great community event, with vendors lining the streets and live music playing on several different stages. It’s a two day event, so confirm the exact dates and block out your calendar to stroll the blocks.
The Anderson Speedway plays host to event that lasts more than five weeks. From mid-April through the end of May, there’s something happening everyday, from bowling and golf tournaments to a chicken dinner to the big event itself: the annual Little 500 race. If you love the thrill of car racing, this is one event you won’t want to miss.
Muncie and Anderson, Indiana hit all the check marks on the list of what a city should offer visitors: wonderful cultural attractions, natural beauty, spectator and participatory sporting events, and of course, a place to park your RV for the night. From all of us at RVShare, enjoy exploring this undiscovered area of central Indiana.
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