Most Nostalgic Places to Visit in Grant County

Grant County, Indiana, is home to everything that is classic and cool. Whether it’s a picnic by a beautiful covered bridge, lunch at the drive-in or reliving the gas boom of Gas City, our towns are chock-full of nostalgic charm.

Below are some of the most nostalgic places to visit in Grant County.


Cumberland Covered Bridge

Matthews, Indiana

Have you ever dreamed of what it would have been like to be alive during the 1800’s? Imagine being pulled around town by real horse power. Back then, people crossed the Cumberland Covered Bridge by horse and buggy. Today, the Cumberland Covered Bridge is the last remaining covered bridge in Grant County.

The 181-foot covered timbered bridge, built in 1877 and restored in 1999, spans the Mississinewa River at Matthews and is a perfect serene setting for picnics or daydreams.


Thompson’s B-K Root Beer Stand

Marion, Indiana

Do you ever reminisce about life back in the 1950’s? Thompson’s B-K Root Beer Stand truly takes you back to the days of the jitterbug, poodle skirts and drive-ins. Pull in and let the servers come to you while you relax in your car.

Load up the car with your family and head to Thompson’s B-K Root Beer Stand. Enjoy a delicious cheese dog and frosty root beer and be waited on in your car for a change!


River’s Edge Family Golf

Marion, IN

Remember competing at mini golf as a kid to see who would be the first to get a hole-in-one? River’s Edge Family Golf Course in Grant County is sure to take you on a trip down memory lane. Miniature golf is a great way to connect with family and friends, and you may just end up the winner!

Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy some family time in our picnic shelter during your time on the course.


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Gas City, Indiana

Relive the gas boom of Gas City at the Gas City Museum. The Museum features a wide range of artifacts from the past including artifacts from Gas City Hall, the Avalon Hotel, the Arcade Theater, the natural gas boom, glass factories, railroads and local artists.

From business and industry, to schools, to home and lifestyle, to the city and its history, visitors are welcomed to discover the heritage of Gas City.


Ivanhoe’s Drive In

Upland, Indiana

Locals used to enjoy a burger, fries and a milkshake for only 45 cents at Ivanhoe’s Drive In back in 1965. Starting with just 3 flavors of milkshakes, the menu now boasts more than 100 milkshake flavors and 100 sundae selections.

These tasty treats are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth during the summertime!