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Matthews Cumberland Covered Bridge Festival

Walk or drive through the 1877 bridge for unique craft exhibits, live entertainment, a variety of food vendors, antique engines,  a steam-powered sawmill, an antique tractor pull and the world famous Matthews Lions Club frosted malts! Inflatables, horse rides and ABATE tiny tots motorcycles for all the kids in your life to enjoy.  Admission $2,…

Motorcycle History in Grant County

Grant County is Home of the Hog! Every biker knows that the nickname for a Harley-Davidson motorcycle is “hog.” What they may not know is that the iconic nickname was coined right here in Marion, Indiana, almost 100 years ago! Coming off the heels of World War I, the 200-mile “Cornfield Classic” was instrumental in…

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…

Cumberland Covered Bridge

The 181-foot covered timbered bridge, built in 1877 and restored in 1999, spans the Mississinewa River at Matthews and is the last remaining covered bridge in Grant County. It was swept from its abutments by the great 1913 flood, and floated a quarter mile downstream. It was later returned to its abutments by horses. The…