If you are looking for the perfect day trip close to Indianapolis, Knightstown is the answer. You can get a piece of the small-town hospitality while shopping at local businesses, eating delicious sweet treats, and enjoying some indoor and outdoor activities! Knightstown has something to offer you, especially if you are in the Indianapolis area. We are located only half an hour outside of downtown on I-70.
Not sure what exactly a day trip means? If you are sitting at home looking to go on vacation, but you don’t have the money or time, you should consider a day trip. Day tripping is taking a trip to relatively close-by areas that you have never visited. Day trips are cheaper and more efficient alternatives to long-distance travel. You don’t have to travel long distances to enjoy new experiences and activities. Counties all over Indiana have so much to offer. Henry county and Knightstown have so many fun and exciting things waiting for you! Keep reading to learn more about the things to do in Knightstown for your day trip from Indianapolis.
Get Your Shop on Shopping
If you enjoy purchasing one-of-a-kind items, you are going to love Knightstown’s East Main Street. We have so many unique shops where you can find antiques, geodes, tarot cards, cute coffee mugs, and so much more. Here are some of the antique and vintage shops you will want to visit when in Knightstown.
- Doorknockers Antiques
- Good Ole’ Days Antiques and Collectibles
- The Glass Cupboard Antique Mall
- The Yellow Brick Road Antique Mall
- Timeless Furnishings
Knightstown also offers a variety of boutique shopping experiences, including decor, candles, unique gifts, and adorable clothing styles.
- Black Barn and Farm Mercantile and Nursery
- Boutique On Main
- Earth’s Creations
- The Ivy Wreath Floral and Gifts
- Mystical Moon
Enjoy Some Outdoor Activities
If you are an outdoorsy person and would rather try out some outdoor activities than go shopping. There is quite a list of things that you would enjoy. Drive out with your canoe attached to your car to float along the Big Blue River.
Or bring your disc golf equipment out to the Montgomery Creek Disc Golf Course, which is perfect for beginners. If you are looking for a more challenging course, head over to the Boondocks Disc Golf Course. Check out some of the other activities in Knightstown.
Grab a Bottle of Delicious Wine
After all that shopping and enjoying some outdoor activities, it’s time to settle down at Harmony Winery’s tasting room, located just one block off Main Street. Who doesn’t love a wine tasting after a lovely day of checking out a new little town? It doesn’t hurt that Harmony Winery has some of the most delicious wine in East Central Indiana!
Harmony Winery has a rich history of award-winning winemaking. Harmony Winery started with a passion for making fine wines from juice and grapes in 2002. The owners, Josh and Alexis, are warm and inviting, and most importantly, they are passionate about good wine. Make your visit day trip from Indianapolis one to remember by visiting Harmony Winery.
Order A New and Exciting Meal
Once you have enjoyed a wine tasting at Harmony Winery, it’s time to decide which of our wonderful restaurants to try. There are so many tasty meals that you can order.
- Try some delicious Mexican food with a margarita at Los Charros
- Get a burger at Block and Brew
- Order a chicken bacon ranch pizza at Red Bones
- Grab a protein smoothie at Hoosier Nutrition
Those are only a few of the restaurants or bakeries that you will find in Knightstown. There are more unique spots that you can try. If you want to learn more about the restaurants available here, check out the Where to Eat and Stay page.
Spend The Night In A Historic Airbnb
If you are interested in more than a day trip from Indiana and would like to stay a day or two, there are a couple of options that you can explore. For our history and architecture lovers, The Tower House is where you need to stay. People love old houses, but how often do you get the chance to stay in a gorgeous, meticulously restored Victorian home? The Tower House is a beautiful yellow house that was built in 1883. Book your stay at The Tower House on Airbnb.
For those of you who have a camper, RV or love sleeping in a tent, there are two campgrounds to visit. First is the locally famous Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Campground. Get your picture taken with the fire truck and giant Yogi Bear statue while enjoying the beauty of nature. Next, you can visit the Woods Campground. There is not a huge bear statue, but the park has absolutely gorgeous views, and it’s perfect for family fun.
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