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Outdoor Adventures in Grant County

During the summertime we all long to spend time outside, experiencing nature and breathing in the fresh air. Whether it’s lake time, a casual stroll in the park or a serious hiking excursion, there are a lot of outdoor adventures to be had in Grant County. Here is our list of the top recreational places…

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…

Find Your Insta-Worthy Photo in Grant County

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! Garfield Statues Grant County’s Garfield Trail County-wide…

Strolls in the Park

When blue skies and warm weather come along, we dream of long strolls in park. The gentle spring breeze and colorful flowers are welcomed after the doldrums of an unpredictable Indiana winter. The paths, parks and gardens in Grant County offer even more to the casual hiker. From trains and rivers to Garfield statues and…

Meet the Fat Cat, Garfield

Garfield, the lasagna-loving fat cat, has roots right here in Grant County. Garfield’s creator, Jim Davis, grew up in Fairmount on a farm with – you guessed it! Cats! His childhood doodles eventually evolved into the beloved characters we know and love today. In honor of the cool cat, communities throughout Grant County erected statues…

James Dean’s Life in Grant County

James Dean spent a short 24 years on Earth, but he left a huge mark on the world. The famed actor only appeared in three major films but became a true Hollywood icon.  While most people knew him as a Hollywood actor, many in Grant County knew him as the neighbor boy who showed amazing…

Foodie Favorites

One of the best parts of roadtrippin’ is chowing down on local eats. Grant County kicks Hoosier Hospitality into the next gear with fabulous food and friendly faces. Try these top ten meals and restaurants:   Fish ‘n Chips Payne’s Restaurant, Gas City Stephen Payne, born and raised in England, puts a little British flair…

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Here in Grant County, the winter festivities begin every year with the Walkway of Lights Christmas Parade & Holiday Lighting Ceremony. It’s a family tradition we never miss, because it’s not just any Christmas light display. A Christmas Tradition The winter wonderland is chock full of retro holiday vibes that take us back to Christmas…

Taking a Page from the Funnies

The creator of Garfield, Jim Davis, spent his childhood on a farm in nearby Fairmount with his parents, brother and 25 cats. As a child, he loved doodling and eventually attended to Ball State University to study art and business. One of his first attempts at a cartoon strip was called Gnorm Gnat, but when…

Hollywood’s Original Rebel

One of America’s greatest cultural icons hails from right here in Grant County. James Dean was born in Marion, Indiana in 1931, later moving to his aunt and uncle’s farm in Fairmount, Indiana. Dean became popular among his classmates and participated in many extracurriculars, such as baseball, basketball, drama and public speaking. Dean eventually headed…