Welcome to Indiana’s longest rail-to-trail paved trail spanning 62-miles in 5 counties from Richmond through Muncie to Marion. The paved asphalt trail is free, open dawn to dusk and welcomes walkers, runners, cyclists, rollerbladers and is ADA-accessible. Trailheads spaced along the trail provide parking. The Historic Wysor Street Depot is the site of Greenway headquarters. FREE bike rental is offered (seasonal) at the depot.
Cardinal Greenway headquarters at Historic Wysor Street Depot
700 E Wysor St, Muncie, Indiana
Bob Ross Experience
Explore the life, philosophy, and art of the iconic American painter inside the historic home where The Joy of Painting was filmed!
Bob Ross inspired generations of viewers with his soft-spoken voice and a pallet knife. With its global reach, it’s hard to imagine that much of his beloved series, The Joy of Painting, was filmed in an unassuming television studio inside a historic home in Muncie, Indiana. Now a part of Minnetrista’s campus, the historic home has been transformed into an immersive museum exhibit that transports visitors to where the magic happened.
Visitors will step inside the recreated television studio and be inspired by Bob’s message of fearless creativity. Through original artifacts, authentic Bob Ross paintings, and interactive exhibit elements, the Bob Ross Experience brings The Joy of Painting to life.
Get your tickets today!
Visit http://minnetrista.net/bobrossexperience or call 765.282.4848
Stop by the Muncie Visitors Bureau to purchase Bob Ross merchandise and to get information about more exciting things to do in Muncie.
Garfield Statue Trail – Delaware County
Looking for more ways to have fun with Garfield in Muncie and Delaware County? Great! How about a selfie with each of the Garfield celebration statues? Have fun discovering all of the different theme painted statues.
Jim Davis is the creator of the comic strip Garfield. He was born in Fairmount, IN and graduated from Ball State University. His headquarters, PAWS, INC, was located in Delaware County for decades.
Visit 13 unique statues of America’s favorite lasagna-loving fat cat, Garfield. Located in and around Muncie, the statues are molded in rigid polymer and situated on a 31 inch base. Each statue measures approximately 48 inches in height and depict Jim Davis’s Garfield in fun outfits or playful situations. The statues are located in public and private spaces
The Garfield Statues are located:
- Muncie Visitors Bureau (2)
- City Hall/Mayor’s Office
- American Red Cross
- Cornerstone Center for the Arts
- Muncie Children’s Museum
- United Way
- The Orchard Shop at Minnetrista
- Animal Rescue Fund
- BSU Alumni Center
- Motivate Our Minds
- Ball State Bookstore
- Delaware County Building
Taking a trip along the Garfield trail is a great family activity and presents a number of fun photo opportunities.
Things to Bring: Camera, friends and family.
Stop by the Muncie Visitors Bureau to find additional Garfield items for sale.
4813 South U S Highway 35
Muncie, IN (765) 760-4704
Experience a small tropical environment in the middle of Indiana! With over 2,000 orchids, the Rinard Orchid Greenhouse contains the largest university-based orchid collection in the United States, including the Wheeler-Thanhauser Orchid Collection and Species Bank, and Betty Kendall Ladyslipper Orchid Species Collection. The collection is a living museum which provides opportunities for education and conservation of rare and endangered orchid species and is used for orchid research. The collection also provides opportunities for students and visitors to learn about a diversity of tropical species. Students, faculty, local schools, community, and visitors can see and learn about orchids, edible tropical plants, poison arrow frogs, birds and other tropical creatures that are on display in a small tropical conservatory.
The 3,400-square-foot greenhouse is a resource used by students in biology, natural resources, art, technology, landscape architecture, and photography and presents a variety of educational programs open to the general public. Docents assist visitors during guided tours. Programs include weekly meditation, brown-bag lunch, Saturday programs, mini-educational programs, walk-in tours and guided tours by request.
Even in winter, the Rinard Conservatory is always in full bloom. Changing educational displays, student art exhibits, and other seasonal features make the Rinard conservatory and Orchid Greenhouse a great place to visit throughout the year.
2500 W University Ave, Muncie 765-285-2641