Westfield (Indiana)

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Westfield is a town and a northern suburb of Indianapolis in the Nine-County Region of Indiana.

Get in[edit]

While you can get close by plane, a car is a necessity to reach Westfield. There is no bus or train accessiblity to Westfield, however, since it is close to Indianapolis you can see arrival options there too.

By car[edit]

Westfield is located east of Highway 31, which becomes Meridian Street in Indianapolis. It also is accessible by east/west Highway 32.

By plane[edit]

In addition to the Col. Weir Cook Indianapolis International Airport, located off of I-70 in Indianapolis, smaller planes can schedule a landing at one of two airports in Hamilton County and nearby Boone County, located just west of Hamilton County. Both offer aircraft charter, sales, rental, catering, flight school and more.

  • Metropolitan Airport 10401 Willow View Rd., Fishers. +1 317-849-0840. [1]
  • Indianapolis Executive Airport 11329 East SR 32, Zionsville. +1 317-769-3288. [2] This airport also is home to a Hamilton County Welcome Center, open 6 to 8PM daily.
  • Sheridan Airport 27045 Jerkwater Road, Sheridan. +1 317-758-4161. [3]

Get around[edit]

By car[edit]

General speed is between 55-70 on interstates and highways, and generally 35 on other roads unless otherwise posted.

See[edit]

Museums[edit]

  • Westfield-Washington Historical Society Museum145 S. Union St +1 317-804-5365. Learn about the unique history of Westfield and Washington Township. Underground Railroad, Quaker families, Anti-Slavery Friends, Businesses and Farmers, Orphan Train, Monon and Midland Railroads, 1861 Union High School and so much more. Admission: donation Hours: Saturday 11AM to 3PM, call for special appointments.
  • Fallen Hoosiers Memorial401 N. Union Street. A memorial to honor the men and women from Indiana who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

Landmarks and Arts[edit]

  • Downtown Westfield Many charming buildings have been renovated, including a restaurant, pharmacy, flower & gift shop, village pizzaria and ice creamery, quilting shop, and gift & garden shop. Known for its Quaker heritage and role in the Underground Railroad, Westfield is a great town for walking tours. The Westfield Washington Historical Society (+1 317-804-5365) can provide background information on tours.

Do[edit]

Festivals[edit]

  • Westfield Market +1 317-867-5427. June-October Main and Walnut Street. Locally grown produce and locally-produced edibles: fruits, vegetables, grains, herbs nuts and berries, jams and jellies, maple sugars, syrups, pet edibles, eggs, honey and other bee products, cheese, meat, fish, milk, flowers, potted plants and hanging baskets. Other home-made or locally products will also be available. Market held every Friday beginning June 6 thru October 3 (except July 4) from 4 to 7PM

Outdoors [4][edit]

  • Asa Bales Park Hoover Street and US 32. Names after the man credited for naming Westfield. The park includes a skate park, two pavilions, a walking trail and playground.
  • Chauncey Allen Park Smith Avenue near the State Veteran’s pool, 10 acre park and gardens.
  • Monon Trail The rail trail extension from Indianapolis in Westfield is being completed in phases, with the first mile completed in 2008.
  • Quaker Park17501 Dartown Rd. Splash park, playground and picnic areas.
  • Westfield Skateboard Facility at Amelia Park South Middle School off S. Broad St.

Tours[edit]

  • Historic Indiana Ghost Walks & Tours - Unseenpress.com, Inc. +1 317-840-6456. Anytime is a good time for a walking or bus tour. Learn about the fascinating history of Hamilton County and perhaps come face-to-face with a renowned serial killer, spirits who restlessly roam, or pearhaps, put a legend to rest. All haunted sites are located in Hamilton County including Carmel, Westfield, Hortonville, Sheridan, and Noblesville. Come visit the Underground Railroad walking tour in Westfield and learn about the only Indiana city that united together as one to help fugitives to escape. Noblesville - Nefarious Noblesville Ghost Walks From beer rooms to business, visit the places where the dead continue their spirited affairs and hear their empty voices call from beyond. Reservations required. Check schedule for tours. Private walking and bus tours available when booking ahead.

Learn More[edit]

  • Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau37 East Main Street +1 317-848-3181, toll-free: +1-800-776-8687. Carmel (Indiana). Not-for-profit tourism organization that promotes and encourages the development of Hamilton County tourism, conventions, festivals and other special events. Staff are very helpful and welcome visitors who need information. Visit 8GreatTowns.com for a full event calendar and interactive map of destinations, golfing, restaurants, shopping and places to stay.

Buy[edit]

  • Gallery One 36 Fine Art Gallery & Studio136 E. Main St +1 317-867-1039. The Gallery is housed in a renovated 90 year old home in historic Westfield. Gallery One36 has two floors and three separate rooms to display original works from local artists in glass, wood, metal, ceramics,oil and acrylic paintings.
  • Main Street Shoppes800 E. Main Street +1 317-867-3327. Main Street Shoppes (formerly Westfield Antique Mall) is located on Hwy 32, 1.5 miles east of Hwy 31. Main Street Shoppes offers wide variety of antiques, furniture, primitives, jewelry, pottery, linens, tools, etc. Main Street Shoppes also has Fenton and McCoy items. Enjoy shopping 2 floors with over 80 booths full of great finds. Stop by Big Hoffa's for some delicious BBQ before leaving.
  • Martha & Me116 East Main Street +1 317-697-3000. Martha and Me is an eclectic little boutique located in the heart of downtown Westfield, Indiana. Martha and Me carries unique gift items, antiques, and consignments. Inventory changes constantly so stop in often to see what new great stuff we have! Martha and Me is whimsical and fun so you're sure to find a treasure at every visit and have a fun experience doing so!
  • Porch Swing Studio800 East Main Street, Westfield IN +1 317-867-3227. varies. Inspired by magazines and catalogs such as Country Living and Ballard Designs. I try to find similar products for my customers at a much lower price. Find special savings on Facebook, Yelp and Foursquare. varies.

Eat[edit]

  • Porch Swing Studio800 East Main Street, Westfield IN +1 317-867-3327. open daily. Inspired by magazines and catalogs such as Country Living and Ballard Designs, I try to find similar products for my customers at a much lower price. Find special savings on Facebook, Yelp and Foursquare.

Splurge[edit]

  • Kelties110 Union St +1 317-867-3525. This is a quaint, lovely little restaurant in the heart of Westfield. In addition to some stick-to-your-ribs Midwest food like her beggar’s purse, Keltie offers straightforward but good beef, pork and chicken dishes. Open for lunch and dinner. Kelties is also known for its etiquette classes – good manners for kids and adults.

Moderate[edit]

Cheap[edit]

  • Big Hoffa’s Smokehouse BBQ800 E. Main St +1 317-867-0077. Open Tuesdays through Sundays, call for hours. The restaurant offers BBQ in a bunch of varieties, at a great price ($4.95 for a quarter rack of pork ribs, less for a home smoked pulled pork sandwich) The real treat is Adam’s (aka Big Hoffa) beef jerky. In addition to the standard beef jerky flavor, he also smokes a teriyaki version.
  • Jan's Village Pizza - Westfield108 S. Union Street +1 317-896-5050. Tired of those national chains cheap, artificial pizza? Try a real mom and pop pizzeria. Jan's Village Pizza guarantees you'll love their pizza - good taste and good quality matter!

Sleep[edit]

Connect[edit]

For more information about Westfield, contact the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau at +1-800-776-8687 or visit HamiltonCountyTowns.com for a full event calendar and interactive map of destinations, golfing, restaurants, shopping and places to stay.

Go next[edit]

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