Muncie – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (2024)

Muncie, named after the "Munsee" clan of Lenape people and home to Ball State University, is a city in the east of Central Indiana. It was an industrial titan in its time but then felt the effects of deindustrialization.

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Map of Muncie

  • Muncie Indiana Transit System (MITS), +1-765-289-MITS (6487). Muncie – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (2) Muncie – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (3) (updated Oct 2019)
    • Bus service: 14 fixed route bus transportation within the Muncie city limits provide service to most shopping, medical, employment, residential, recreational, and governmental locations. Buses operate Monday through Saturday on all but six holidays.
    • MITSPlus: for people with a disability, MITS provides door-to-door service. An advance reservation is required and customers must be certified as needing the service. MITSPlus provides service M-F 6AM-9PM, Sa 7:45AM-6:15PM

See

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  • 1 Christy Woods (southwest corner of the Ball State University campus). Arboretum and botanical garden, including the Wheeler Orchid Collection and Species Bank, which hosts over 1,200 plants Muncie – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (4) Muncie – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (5)
  • 2 Downtown Muncie (Downtown Muncie), Walnut Street. Downtown Muncie is an arts and culture district in the heart of the city. The charm of Muncie's historic downtown is in our unique places to shop like The Caffeinery, locally favorite restaurants like Vera Mae's Bistro, six art galleries and four museums. From popular events like Rib Fest and Muncie Gras, to the Free Friday Night Movies for kids in the summer, there is something for everyone in Downtown Muncie, Indiana!

History

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Public art

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  • 7 Appeal to the Great Spirit statue, at the corner of Walnut Street and Granville Avenue (near Central High School).
  • Beneficence statue, just off University Avenue on the Ball State University campus.
  • 8 Shafer Tower. Muncie – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (12) Muncie – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (13) (updated Oct 2019)

Do

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Arts

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  • 3 Cornerstone Center for the Arts. (updated Oct 2019)
  • 4 Muncie Civic Theater. (updated Oct 2019)
  • 5 John R. Emens College-Community Auditorium. Hosts theatrical events. Muncie – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (18) Muncie – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (19) (updated Oct 2019)
  • Arts Place, 131 E. Walnut St, Portland (30 mi NE of Muncie), +1 260 726-4809. Community art center that features a theater, art galleries, classrooms, and studios in a beautiful park in downtown Portland. Music and dance performances are featured in the theater, past performers include new age artist George Winston. They showcase art from the Midwest.
  • The Bob Ross Experience, 620 W Minnetrista Blvd. In keeping with the spirit of the Bob Ross a la Joy Of Painting show that used to be recorded in this home, this venue that is part of the Minnetrista gives you a chance to learn more about the highly regarded artist or create a painting like Bob used to. +1 765-327-8793

Buy

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  • Jack's Camera Shop, 300 E. Main St, +1 765-282-0204. M-Sa 9AM-5:30PM. Great camera shop specializing in new and used cameras. Full service photo lab on site.
  • 1 Muncie Mall. Muncie – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (20) Muncie – Travel guide at Wikivoyage (21) (updated Oct 2019)
  • 2 Muncie Music Center, 600 S Mulbery St. Sells and rents musical instruments (updated Oct 2019)
  • Ghyslain Chocolatier, 350 W. Deerfield Rd, Union City, toll-free: +1-866-449-7524. Internationally acclaimed chocolate chain. Enjoy tasty in-house made treats and chocolates, take a tour of the facilities and enjoy lunch there as well.

Eat

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  • Yats, 1625 W University Ave. On a cold Muncie day you can come in here and get some gumbo or other spicy Cajun food to warm you up. +1 765-587-2930

Drink

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  • 1 Heorot Pub and Draught House, 219 S Walnut St, +1 765 287-0173. 11AM-3AM.
  • 2 Vera Mae's Bistro, 209 South Walnut St, +1 765 747-4941. Very nice establishment downtown. Food and service is very good. Items on the menus are varied and in constant circulation. Ambience is superb, especially in the evenings and on holidays.

Sleep

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  • Best Western Muncie, 3011 W Bethel Avenue, +1 765 282-6600, fax: +1 765 282-0377.
  • 1 Comfort Inn & Suites, 3400 N. Marleon Dr (left @ IHOP, left @ first stop sign; hotel is on left), +1 765-587-0294. Check-in: 2PM, check-out: noon. 100% non-smoking, indoor pool, fitness center, microfridges in all rooms, free Internet from $88.
  • Fairfield Inn Muncie, +1 765 282-6666, fax: +1 765 282-6666. 4011 W Bethel.
  • 2 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 4201 W Bethel Pike, +1 765 289-4678.
  • 3 Courtyard by Mariott, 601 S High St (Downtown), +1-765-287-8550. Includes complementary Wi-Fi. $125. (updated Oct 2019)

Connect

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Cope

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  • 2 YMCA, 500 S Mulberry St, +1-765-288-4448. Gym with pool. (updated Oct 2019)

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