Fun with Kids

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Pack up the kiddos and cruise on over for a nostalgic good time. From Garfield and ice cream to root beer and a waterpark, Grant County has good ol’ fashion fun around every corner. Take it slow and steady, or rev it up – either way, there’s something for every family’s pace.

B-K Root Beer Stand


Address:
928 E Main Street
Gas City, IN 46933
Directions

Phone: 765-674-9651

Pull in and grab a Spanish dog with cheese, hamburgers, tenderloins,  cheese fries, some onion rings, and a frosty cold mug of root beer. Or splurge and have a root beer float!  Your kids will love this treat!  Let us serve you while you relax in your car.  Locally owned and operated.  Lunch and Dinner. …

Cardinal Greenway


Address:
W 2nd St and S Miller Ave
Marion, IN 46952
Directions

Phone: 765-651-2687
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Enjoy biking, hiking, or jogging along the beautiful portion of the Cardinal Greenway rail-trail project in Grant County. Major trailheads with parking are located in Marion behind Westwood Square on Miller Avenue between 2nd and 6th Streets, at Hogin Park at Valley Avenue and 14th Street, and in Jonesboro/Gas City at the intersection of SR…

Gardens of Matter Park, The


Address:
1 Matter Park Circle
Marion, IN 46952
Directions

Phone: 765-662-9931
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Located in the heart of Matter Park along the Mississinewa River, the Gardens of Matter Park are 6.3 acres of aesthetic beauty. The gardens have become a regional Hoosier garden showcase, which utilize Proven Winners plants, and have earned the prestigious designation as a Proven Winners Signature Garden. Beautiful water features, gardens, and garden structures…

Gas City Park


Address:
S Broadway St
Gas City, IN 46933
Directions

Phone: 765-674-2278

The Gas City Park features shelter houses, ball diamonds, tennis courts, pickle ball courts, an outdoor swimming pool, playgrounds and fishing for kids. Festivals held here annually include Summer Concerts in the Park Series, Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration, Labor Day Weekend Celebration, Ducktail Run Rod & Custom Show in September, and a Christmas…

Grant County’s Garfield Trail


Address:
505 W. 3rd St.
Marion, IN 46952
Directions

Phone: 765-997-7034

Fairmount Indiana is the hometown of Jim Davis, creator of the comic strip Garfield. And Jim Davis’ and Garfield’s presence continue to be felt throughout east central Indiana with Grant County’s Garfield Trail. Visit twelve unique statues of America’s favorite lasagna-loving fat cat, Garfield. Located in Marion, Indiana and surrounding Grant County cities, the statues…

Hainlen Orchard


Address:
5588 N 1250 E - 34
Converse, IN 46919
Directions

Phone: 765-385-3274
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The Hainlen Orchard is a family owned business that has been in the community for almost 100 years. Enjoy our wide selection of home grown fruit including tasty fresh-picked apples and pears. We have apple cider, cherry apple cider, cider slushies, hot cider, pumpkins, and gourds. Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm.

I-69 Speedway


Address:
5871 E 500 S
Gas City, IN 46933
Directions

Phone: 765-384-7285 or 765-614-6135
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1/4 mile clay track racing sprints, modified and street stock. Fast paced action and fun!  Special races each season. Races May through September annually. In business for more than 20 years, several top drivers have raced here.  Recently retired NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon raced here, as did NASCAR and Indy driver J.J. Yeley and Spring…

Israel Jenkins House


Address:
7453 E 450 S
Marion, IN 46953
Directions

Phone: 765-998-7651
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The Elms Station of Farmington. Tour this beautifully renovated 1840s National Register property with ties to the Underground Railroad. The Jenkins House is a ‘Hoosier Homestead’ and is listed on the ‘Indiana Historic Sites and Structures’ . Presently the house serves as the Clubhouse for the Club Run Golf Course, including sandwich and Pub fare…

Ivanhoe’s Drive In


Address:
979 S Main St
Upland, IN 46989
Directions

Phone: 765-998-7261
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Our casual atmosphere will help you to relax and enjoy a meal with friends or family. Our menu offers sandwiches, meal-size salads, and our famous chicken salad. Treat yourself to dessert – you’ll have a difficult time making a selection from our menu of over 100 milkshakes and 100 sundaes! Fresh Strawberry Shortcake in season…

Marion Public Library & Museum


Address:
600 S Washington St
Marion, IN 46953
Directions

Phone: 765-668-2900
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The museum houses a large display of artifacts and memorabilia from the history of Grant County, Indiana. History Made Here exhibit highlights the natural gas boom in East Central Indiana, and its effects on Grant County communities. Exhibits include a 1952 Crosley Super Sport car, which was produced in Marion, Indiana. A Victorian exhibit showcases…

Matter Park


Address:
N Matter Park Rd & N Quarry Rd
Marion, IN 46952
Directions

Phone: 765-662-9931
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Open year round. The largest and oldest park in Marion, possessing a strong naturalistic character, is the center for many festivals. Don’t miss the native beauty of the butterfly/wildflower garden! Within the park are softball and baseball fields, grills, restrooms, picnic areas, shelters, playgrounds, tennis courts, a fishing pond, disc golf course, volleyball courts, and a walking…

Skate Park


Address:
S. Adams St. & E. 2nd St.
Marion, IN 46953
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Open to all adventurous spirits!  Extreme sports skaters of all levels are invited to enjoy the smooth surface and various ramps for skate tricks.   Easily accessible in downtown Marion, close to the beautiful Mississinewa River.

Spencer Farms Orchard


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Spencer Farms sells seasonal produce from September through November.  All of the produce is grown right here on our farm, and is carefully picked by hand when it is at its best. You’ll find pears, apples, peppers, tomatoes, cabbage, zucchini, pumpkins, squash, gourds, and lots more. Join us as we celebrate 96 years of family…

Splash House Water Park


Address:
S Adams St & E 26th St
Marion, IN 46953
Directions

Phone: 765-668-1794
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Water slides, lazy river, play pad, sand volleyball area, and a large wave pool make this the place to be for summer sun and family fun. Cabana rentals, locker rentals, and concessions. Private parties and special group rates. Seasonal beginning Memorial Day weekend annually, Tues-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun noon-6pm. Closed Mondays, except for Memorial Day and…

Sweetser Cafe


Address:
114 N. Main St.
Sweetser, IN 46987
Directions

Phone: 765-384-4404
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Hometown favorite!  Try our specialties – twice hand-breaded tenderloin, fried okra, and stuffed green pepper soup.  Fresh Pie daily.  Breakfast served all day.  Carry out available.  Summer kids menu. Locally sourced all natural prime Angus beef. Close to the Sweetser Switch Trail in the heart of downtown Sweetser.  M- Sat 6am-2pm.

Sweetser Switch Trail


Address:
Main St
Sweetser, IN 46952
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The Sweetser Switch Trail is the ideal place for walking, running, bicycling, roller blading and horseback riding. The trail stretches for four miles from the Marion area and on towards Converse with beautiful landscaping, benches, shelters, and tables for picnics. The trail includes a 1916 wooden caboose, restored parlor car, and mail car in the…

About Grant County

Grant County, Indiana, is home to nifty attractions, outtasight events and rebellious celebrities. Whether it’s saddle shoes, classic cars, vintage bikes, James Dean, or Garfield, we love everything classic and cool. Have a blast just 90 minutes North of Indy.

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