Grant County, Indiana, is home to nifty attractions, outtasight events and rebellious celebrities. The culture, history and natural beauty within the county provide countless memories and priceless photo-ops.
Here is our list of top selfie spots in Grant County that are sure to capture your perfect Instagram-worthy photo!
Grant County’s Garfield Trail
Fairmount, Indiana is home to the one and only Garfield creator, Jim Davis. The Garfield Trail consists of fourteen unique statues of America’s favorite lasagna-loving fat cat. This trail makes for the perfect activity with family and friends, and provides several fun photo opportunities along the way!
This 181-foot covered timbered bridge is the last remaining covered bridge in Grant County! Spanning alongside the Mississinewa River at Matthews, this serene setting is a must stop for a picnic and a selfie. Make sure to mark your calendars for this year’s annual Matthews Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival, September 6-8, in Matthews, Indiana.
Quilters Hall of Fame
Don’t miss out on your chance to view the beautiful quilts on display at the Quilters Hall of Fame, open April – December, Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Take advantage of free admission and join us during our open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 1. Take a selfie by the unique quilt patterns as you honor those who make outstanding contributions to the world of quilting!
Hollywood actor, James Dean, grew up in the heart of Grant County, making the James Dean Gallery a can’t miss stop on our list. The gallery features a collection of Dean portraits and rare memorabilia, including many artifacts, collectibles and more. The American film star’s exhibit is housed in a beautifully restored 1903 Victorian home in downtown Fairmount. The James Dean statue, in front of the gallery, is a perfect place to take a selfie before you leave!
Marion Public Library & Museum
The History Made Here exhibit is perfect for families! Snap a photo as your kids stand behind life-size cut-outs that show them what they would have looked like back in the 1890s. The museum houses a large display of artifacts and memorabilia from the history of Grant County, including highlights of the natural gas boom in East Central Indiana, a 1952 Crosley Super Sport Car and a Victorian exhibit showcase.
Gardens at Matter Park
Located in the heart of Matter Park along the Mississinewa River are the Gardens of Matter Park, consisting of 6.3 acres of aesthetic beauty. The elegant butterfly gardens and beautiful water features provide the perfect setting to take an Instagram-worthy photo!
Jefferson Street BBQ is a farm-to-fork dining experience popularly known for having the best pulled pork, beef brisket, baby back ribs, spare ribs, smoked chicken quarters and smoked sausage in all of the Midwest! This enticing eatery is a must stop on the list if you are visiting Grant County. Don’t forget to snap a pic of your meal before you eat! If you don’t take a photo, did it really happen?
Brandt I-69 Harley Davidson
Every biker knows that a Harley-Davidson motorcycle is called a “hog”. But, what they may not know is that the iconic nickname was coined in Marion, Indiana, almost 100 years ago. Visit the “Home of the Hog” and snap a photo by one of Grant County’s favorite biker spots!
Locals are proud to say that Swayzee, Indiana, is the only Swayzee IN THE WORLD! Make sure to stop and take a selfie with the one and only “Welcome to Swayzee” sign as you drive into town. While you are visiting, head on over to The Paper Rose, or take a quick trip to Swayzee Alumni Park and snap a selfie with Speedking Garfield.
Gas City, IN
Gas City, formerly known as Harrisburg, began as a “boom town” when an abundance of natural gas was found in the vicinity. Gas City owes its start and existence to the seemingly inexhaustible supply of natural gas. Stop by and snag a selfie next to the historic Gas Derrick Street Sign, located right in front of Hutchins Commons on Main Street.
These are just a few of the amazing spots to take a selfie in Grant County. Be sure to share your selfies using #ClassicCoolIN !