Bob Ross Experience

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 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

Garfield Statue Trail

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 17 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 (statue and ride)  –  421 S Walnut St, Muncie  –  Mon -Fri 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • City Hall/Mayor’s Office  –  300 N High St, Muncie  –  Mon – Fri 8am – 4pm
  • American Red Cross  –  325 E Washington St, Muncie  –  in window display
  • Cornerstone Center for the Arts (2 statues)  –  520 E Main St, Muncie  –  Mon – Fri  8am – 8pm
  • Muncie Children’s Museum  –  515 S High St, Muncie  –  (closed Mon & Tue)  Wed – Sat 10am – 5pm, Sun 1pm – 5pm
  • United Way  –  (in the Star Bank Bldg) 400 N High St, Muncie  –  Mon – Fri  9am – 5pm
  • The Orchard Shop at Minnetrista  –  311 w St Joseph St, Muncie  – (closed Mon & Tue)  Wed – Sat 9 -5pm, Sun 12 – 5pm
  • Animal Rescue Fund  –  1209 W Riggin Rd, Muncie  –  Outdoors – (closed Mon, Fri, and Sun)  Tue – Thur  1pm – 4pm,
  • BSU Alumni Center  –  2800 W Bethel Ave, Muncie  –  Mon – Fri  8am – 5pm
  • Motivate Our Minds  –  2023 E Highland Ave, Muncie  –  Mon – Fri   9am – 5pm
  • Ball State Bookstore  –  1101 N McKinley Ave, Muncie  –  Mon – Thur  8am – 7pm, Fri  8am – 5pm, Sat 10am -3pm
  • Delaware County Building  –  100 W Main St, Muncie  –  Mon – Fri  8:30am – 4pm
  • The Mailroom  –  4801 N Wheeling Ave, Muncie  –  Mon – Fri  9am – 7pm, Sat 10am – 4pm
  • Imaging Center – 2598 W White River Blvd, Muncie – Mon -Fri  8am – 5pm
  • The Clubhouse @ Accutech – 115 S Walnut St, Muncie – (Closed Mon – Tue) Wed – Thurs  11am – 9pm, Fri – Sat  11am – 10pm, Sun 11am – 8pm
  • Boulder Falls Mini Golf And BatZone – 3507 N Briarwood Ln, Muncie – Mon – Thurs  3pm -10pm, Fri  3pm -11pm, Sat 11am -11pm, Sun 12pm – 9pm

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.





Grant County

Grant County

Grant County, Indiana, is home to nifty attractions, out of sight events and rebellious celebrities. Whether it’s saddle shoes, classic cars, vintage bikes, James Dean, or Garfield, we love everything classic and cool. Birthplace to film legend, James Dean, and Garfield creator, Jim Davis. Grant County has plenty to see and do.

In honor of the cool cat, communities throughout Grant County erected statues of Garfield. Each statue sports a unique design that depicts the heritage and character of the location in which it stands.

Click on the link below for a brochure of the Garfield Trail in Grant County, Indiana.