Cool Places & Spaces

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Brook’s Uppercrust Pizza

Local neighborhood favorite, overlooking the Mississinewa River. After your walk along the Mississinewa River, drop in.  Pizza never tasted so good!  Dine in or carry out. Closed Sunday & Monday. Lunch and Dinner available Tues-Saturday.

Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival

In the heart of Grant County is the Cumberland Covered Bridge. This 181-foot covered timbered bridge is a beauty and it’s the last remaining covered bridge in Grant County! Spanning the Mississinewa River in Matthews, Indiana, this serene setting is a must-stop for a picnic and a selfie. Every year the Matthews Lions Club hosts…

Depot Park

This lovely park in the heart of downtown Upland celebrate’s the town’s rich railroad history. The town was formed in the late 1860s by Jacob Bugher, who planned for it to be a depot point on the Indiana Central Railroad. The town’s name comes from the fact it was believed to be the highest point…

Grant County’s Garfield Trail

Fairmount Indiana is the hometown of Jim Davis, creator of the comic strip Garfield. And Jim Davis’ and Garfield’s presence continue to be felt throughout east central Indiana with Grant County’s Garfield Trail. Visit twelve unique statues of America’s favorite lasagna-loving fat cat, Garfield. Located in Marion, Indiana and surrounding Grant County cities, the statues…

Hainlen Orchard

The Hainlen Orchard is a family owned business that has been in the community for almost 100 years. Enjoy our wide selection of home grown fruit including tasty fresh-picked apples and pears. We have apple cider, cherry apple cider, cider slushies, hot cider, pumpkins, and gourds. Mon-Sat 9am-5pm, Sun noon-5pm.

Homestead Acres

Come visit our urban farm. Fall favorites available include gourds, mums, pumpkins, and Indian corn.

James Dean Spring Run Car Show 2020

Grant County, Indiana is home to everything classic and cool, and one of Hollywood’s coolest icons, James Dean, was born and raised right here in Fairmount, Indiana. Dean is best known for his famous roles in three Hollywood movies and for his love of classic cars. Each year, Grant County hosts a James Dean Spring…

Matter Park

Open year round. The largest and oldest park in Marion, possessing a strong naturalistic character, is the center for many festivals. Don’t miss the native beauty of the butterfly/wildflower garden! Within the park are softball and baseball fields, grills, restrooms, picnic areas, shelters, playgrounds, tennis courts, a fishing pond, disc golf course, volleyball courts, and a walking…

Nostalgic Family Road Trip to Grant County

Remember when you were a kid and your family took a road trip? You can relive those days with your family; however, with you in the driver’s seat, this time will be even more fun!  Cruise on over to Grant County for a nostalgic family road trip, complete with roadside attractions, small towns and picnic…

River’s Edge Family Golf Center

Bring the whole family!  Enjoy the day with us, or spend your evening here. Miniature golf is a great way to connect with your family and friends, and you may just end up with the lowest score!  We also offer a driving range and batting cages.  Try our new foot golf course and see if…