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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.

Get in[edit]

Map of Muncie

Get around[edit]

  • Muncie Indiana Transit System (MITS), +1-765-289-MITS (6487). Muncie Indiana Transit System (Q6935688) on Wikidata Muncie Indiana Transit System on Wikipedia
    • 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


  • 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 Christy Woods (Q5113693) on Wikidata Christy Woods on Wikipedia
  • 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!


  • 3 David Owsley Museum of Art (Ball State University Museum of Art). David Owsley Museum of Art Ball State University (Q5238285) on Wikidata David Owsley Museum of Art on Wikipedia
  • 4 Cincinnati, Richmond & Muncie Depot, 700 E. Wysor St. Restored train station. On display inside are photos and artifacts from the region's railroad history as well as photographs of the surrounding communities. Cincinnati, Richmond, & Muncie Depot (Q5120205) on Wikidata Cincinnati, Richmond, & Muncie Depot (Muncie, Indiana) on Wikipedia
  • 5 Muncie Children's Museum.
  • 6 Minnetrista. Minnetrista (Q1937407) on Wikidata Minnetrista Museum & Gardens on Wikipedia

Public art[edit]

  • 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. Shafer Tower (Q7461004) on Wikidata Shafer Tower on Wikipedia


  • Cardinal Greenway. The longest rails-to-trails project in Indiana.
  • 1 Academy of Model Aeronautics. Model Airplane Museum,World Championship Model Airplanes Academy of Model Aeronautics (Q4671494) on Wikidata Academy of Model Aeronautics on Wikipedia
  • 2 Ball State University Observatory. Hosts public observation events. Ball State University Observatory (Q4851223) on Wikidata Ball State University Observatory on Wikipedia


  • 3 Cornerstone Center for the Arts.
  • 4 Muncie Civic Theater.
  • 5 John R. Emens College-Community Auditorium. Hosts theatrical events. Emens Auditorium (Q5370377) on Wikidata John R. Emens College-Community Auditorium on Wikipedia
  • 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


  • 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 Mall (Q16895540) on Wikidata Muncie Mall on Wikipedia
  • 2 Muncie Music Center, 600 S Mulbery St. Sells and rents musical instruments
  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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.




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