Find more information about things to do and places to visit in and around Muncie and the Delaware County community.

Fun Facts

  • Home of "Garfield" cartoon strip creator Jim Davis
  • College home of Ball State University alumnus David Letterman
  • Home of the Muncie Ironman 70.3 event held every July (an Ironman-Hawaii qualifying event)
  • Home of the Bob Ross Painting Studio. “The Joy of Painting” is popular around the world. Much of the series was filmed in the historic L.L. Ball home on Minnetrista’s campus.

Affordable Homes

  • Three-bedroom homes in nice neighborhoods are available for $100,000 – $140,000
  • Affordable homes available for rent
  • Very short commute to work
  • Great family atmosphere within the community

Education

  • Excellent school systems with options for accelerated learning and Spanish immersion in the elementary level
  • Private schools: St. Mary and Heritage Hall
  • Ball State University is located across the street from IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
  • Anderson University and Taylor University are located in neighboring communities, within a 25-minute drive

Recreation

Cardinal Greenway

  • 62-mile paved trail, perfect for bicycling, walking, running and rollerblading
  • Access point less than a half-mile from IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
  • Site for multiple marathon and biking events
  • Intersects the paved six-mile White River Greenway, which runs along the White River

Prairie Creek Reservoir

  • Swimming beach and picnic area
  • Fishing, boating and sailing
  • Kayaking and paddle boarding
  • Horse trails
  • Biking and nature trails around the lake
  • Indian Hill (sledding hill as it is the highest point in Muncie)

Mounds State Park

  • Hiking trails, camping and swimming

Golf Courses within 10-mile drive

  • Players Club
  • Maplewood
  • Crestview
  • Lakeview—Eaton, Indiana
  • Walnut Grove—Albany, Indiana

Canoeing/Kayaking

  • White River
  • Prairie Creek

Muncie Sports Plex

  • Softball
  • Soccer

YMCA (Three locations—northwest Muncie, downtown Muncie and far west in Yorktown)

  • Climbing wall
  • Indoor tennis courts
  • Swimming pool

Ball State Recreation Facilities

  • Climbing wall
  • Indoor pool
  • Handball courts
  • Multiple basketball courts
  • Indoor running track
  • Resident discount

Arts & Entertainment

Minnetrista Cultural Center

  • Museum with rotating exhibits
  • Shakespeare in the Park (free)
  • Weekly Farmers Market (May – October)

Muncie Children’s Museum

  • Inexpensive family membership
  • Lots of hands on activities for kids

Emens Auditorium

  • Venue for national attractions
  • Concerts
  • Plays (both professional touring companies and local productions)
  • Symphony

Also featuring:

  • Ball State Theatre
  • Muncie Civic Theatre
  • Planetarium
  • Academy of Model Aeronautics & Museum
  • Muncie Public Libraries

Ball State Athletics

  • Basketball, football, baseball and more

Area Attractions

Approximately an hour away from:

  • Indianapolis sports teams: Indiana Pacers (NBA), Indianapolis Colts (NFL), Indianapolis Indians baseball
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Indy 500 and the celebrated Indy Mini-Marathon every May
  • Indianapolis cultural attractions: Indiana State Museum, the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Zoo, Downtown Indy Canal Walk & Cultural Walk, Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Indianapolis International Airport
  • Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

About Muncie, IN

Fun Facts

  • Home of "Garfield" cartoon strip creator Jim Davis
  • College home of Ball State University alumnus David Letterman
  • Home of the Muncie Ironman 70.3 event held every July (an Ironman-Hawaii qualifying event)
  • Home of the Bob Ross Painting Studio. “The Joy of Painting” is popular around the world. Much of the series was filmed in the historic L.L. Ball home on Minnetrista’s campus.

Affordable Homes

  • Three-bedroom homes in nice neighborhoods are available for $100,000 – $140,000
  • Affordable homes available for rent
  • Very short commute to work
  • Great family atmosphere within the community

Education

  • Excellent school systems with options for accelerated learning and Spanish immersion in the elementary level
  • Private schools: St. Mary and Heritage Hall
  • Ball State University is located across the street from IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
  • Anderson University and Taylor University are located in neighboring communities, within a 25-minute drive

Recreation

Cardinal Greenway

  • 62-mile paved trail, perfect for bicycling, walking, running and rollerblading
  • Access point less than a half-mile from IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital
  • Site for multiple marathon and biking events
  • Intersects the paved six-mile White River Greenway, which runs along the White River

Prairie Creek Reservoir

  • Swimming beach and picnic area
  • Fishing, boating and sailing
  • Kayaking and paddle boarding
  • Horse trails
  • Biking and nature trails around the lake
  • Indian Hill (sledding hill as it is the highest point in Muncie)

Mounds State Park

  • Hiking trails, camping and swimming

Golf Courses within 10-mile drive

  • Players Club
  • Maplewood
  • Crestview
  • Lakeview—Eaton, Indiana
  • Walnut Grove—Albany, Indiana

Canoeing/Kayaking

  • White River
  • Prairie Creek

Muncie Sports Plex

  • Softball
  • Soccer

YMCA (Three locations—northwest Muncie, downtown Muncie and far west in Yorktown)

  • Climbing wall
  • Indoor tennis courts
  • Swimming pool

Ball State Recreation Facilities

  • Climbing wall
  • Indoor pool
  • Handball courts
  • Multiple basketball courts
  • Indoor running track
  • Resident discount

Arts & Entertainment

Minnetrista Cultural Center

  • Museum with rotating exhibits
  • Shakespeare in the Park (free)
  • Weekly Farmers Market (May – October)

Muncie Children’s Museum

  • Inexpensive family membership
  • Lots of hands on activities for kids

Emens Auditorium

  • Venue for national attractions
  • Concerts
  • Plays (both professional touring companies and local productions)
  • Symphony

Also featuring:

  • Ball State Theatre
  • Muncie Civic Theatre
  • Planetarium
  • Academy of Model Aeronautics & Museum
  • Muncie Public Libraries

Ball State Athletics

  • Basketball, football, baseball and more

Area Attractions

Approximately an hour away from:

  • Indianapolis sports teams: Indiana Pacers (NBA), Indianapolis Colts (NFL), Indianapolis Indians baseball
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway: Indy 500 and the celebrated Indy Mini-Marathon every May
  • Indianapolis cultural attractions: Indiana State Museum, the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Zoo, Downtown Indy Canal Walk & Cultural Walk, Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Indianapolis International Airport
  • Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo