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29 Don’t-Miss Destinations

Get to know Henry County, Indiana’s visit-worthy destinations, and be sure to sign up for email updates about what’s happening in Henry County. You can sign up at the bottom of our home page. Let’s get started! 

1. Wilbur Wright Birthplace & Museum
Travel back in time and discover the impact of Wilbur and Orville Wright, pioneering aviators. This stop is perfect for flight enthusiasts, students, and anyone with a passion for history. While the museum closes for the winter, you won’t want to miss the annual Christmas walk. Learn more- wwbirthplace.com

2. Guyer Opera House
A treasured classic opera house in Lewisville, this beautiful theater hosts many productions throughout the year. Find show schedules and get your tickets at guyeroperahouse.com

3. Whitetail Tree Farm
Even though Whitetail Tree Farm is a traditional stop at Christmas, the farm hosts seasonal events throughout the year. The farm hosts weddings and events and also has a gift and décor shop. Find all the details at WhitetailTreeFarm.com.

4. Jacob’s Orchard
Jacob’s Orchard attracts apple lovers from around the region with a range of activities for the whole family and donuts, cider, and other goodies. Follow the orchard on Facebook or visit jacobsfamilyorchard.com to plan your visit. 

5. Hoosier Gym
Visit the iconic gymnasium featured in the sports classic “Hoosiers.” Learn about the film and travel back in time to experience memories associated with high school basketball. You can even catch a game at the gym! Find out more- thehoosiergym.com

6. Henry County Art Center
Experience the work of locally connected artists at the Henry County Art Center. The Center also offers a variety of art classes for children and adults. Find out more about the Center and upcoming art exhibits at henrycountyarts.org

7. Summit Lake State Park
Discover what makes Summit Lake State Park one of Henry County’s most visited Destinations! While the park is popular in the warmer months, trail hikes are still available in the winter. Mark your calendar now for the First Day Hike on New Year’s Day. Find out more at https://www.in.gov/dnr/state-parks/parks-lakes/summit-lake-state-park/

8. Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame
The Hall of Fame recently added a number of interactive displays that you won’t want to miss. This destination is a must-visit for basketball lovers and is also popular with historians and sports fans. Find out more at hoopshall.com

9. Memorial Park
Memorial Park is beautiful at all times of the year. The park features rolling hills, beautiful hiking trails, playgrounds, event shelters, and more.  Find details on upcoming events by following the Henry County Memorial Park Facebook Page.

10. Campgrounds
Want to experience Henry County AND the great outdoors? Make plans to visit one of Henry County’s campgrounds this summer! Find options here.

11. New Castle Motorsports Park
Racing pros from around the world love to compete at the New Castle Motorsports Park. But did you know you can race there, too? The Motorsports Park opens in March to spectators and participants. Follow them on Facebook for updates!

12. Downtown Districts of Henry County
Experience small town life at its finest! Downtown Knightstown, Middletown, and New Castle have shops and eateries to enjoy. Watch for special events happening in these areas throughout the year! 

13. New Castle High School Fieldhouse
Seating more than 8,400 people, this classic fieldhouse is the largest high school fieldhouse of its kind. The grand venue regularly hosts athletic events including the Raymond James Basketball Hall of Fame Classic.

14. The Rink
Kids and adults alike can have fun indoors at this locally owned skating rink. Find out more about The Rink at therinknc.com.

15. Henry County’s Trails
Henry County has several trails available for beginning and advanced hikers. Find paved trails near the Henry County YMCA and past Henry Community Health Main Campus. Discover more trails by visiting the Health Communities of Henry County website at- http://www.hchcin.org/trails.html

16. Rose City Bowl
This family entertainment center features an arcade, full bar & grill, and bowling! The Rose Bowl is Indiana’s only HyperBowling center, which is an interactive game that’s fun for bowlers and non-bowlers alike. They also offer traditional bowling and leagues. Learn more at rosecitybowl.com

17. Mount Lawn Speedway
Mount Lawn Speedway, home of the Raintree 100, has welcomed many racing legends over the years. Visit www.mtlawn.com to find the schedule of upcoming races.  

18. War Memorials
Henry County has the largest collection of war memorials in the state of Indiana! Visit the Veterans Garden of Memories in Knightstown and the Veterans Museum at Memorial Park along with the many other memorials in the community. You’ll find a full listing at https://www.hmdb.org/results.asp?Search=County&County=Henry%20County&State=Indiana

19. Westwood Park
This beautiful park boasts horse trails, a mountain bike trail, and camping options. The lake is an idyllic setting for boating and fishing. Find out more at visitwestwood.com.

20. VRA- Victory Range and Armory
This location has a unique shooting range that uses digital video targets, allowing customers to have interactive targets. VRA offers classes and is located right off of I-70. Find out more at www.vra-ind.com/

21. New Castle Skate Park
This skate park is one of the biggest in the Midwest and attracts skateboard and biking enthusiasts from around the region. The park, located near Baker Park on Main Street in New Castle, also has an observation deck to accommodate the many visitors who enjoy watching the participants. 

22. Wineries & Wine Bar
Henry County boasts two wineries and a wine bar. Belgian Horse Winery is located in Middletown and has a popular summer concert series. Harmony Winery in Knightstown offers a wide selection in a warm and welcoming environment. Twin Lions is located in downtown New Castle with a menu that includes charcuterie plates, desserts, and craft coffee, hot chocolate, beer, and wine. 

23. Golf Courses
Henry County has several courses for golf enthusiasts. Fairway Driving Range is great for practicing great drives, and Memorial Park provides a beautiful setting to enjoy golf. Royal Highlands Golf Club is nestled in Knightstown and Westwood Golf Club has both an 18-hole course and a driving range. Valley View Golf Course has a restaurant alongside its 18-hole course. All courses are open to the public. 

24. Historical Societies
The Middletown/Fall Creek, Knightstown, and Henry County Historical Societies have museum facilities that allow you to transport yourself back to an earlier time. From genealogy to school history, find great stories at these museums. 

25. Henry County Saddle Club
This one-of-a-kind venue supports, education, horse shows, and youth programs. You can find a full schedule of shows at hcsaddleclub.com.

26. Town Parks
Spend some time in Henry County’s parks. From Deitrich Park in Middletown to Sunset Park in Knightstown, there are plenty of places to play, gather, and take walk with friends.

27. Sweet Treats
Best known as the home of the Original Good’s Candies and Original Jack’s Donuts, Henry County has several other bakeries and sweet stops. Pick up something special to share with others! 

28. Restaurants
Henry County boasts destination restaurants which are located on the food trails created by Indiana Foodways. Learn more about them at http://www.indianafoodways.com/members/69/Henry-County-Economic-Development/ 

29. Events
Henry County’s towns stay active, especially in the warmer months. Look for a list of events at the Events listing, which you can find at the top of this page. We’re hosting a HUGE event in June to celebrate our county’s bicentennial. You can find out more about all of the activities surrounding the bicentennial by visiting henrycounty200.org.

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