Five Must Dos When in Montgomery County

Wondering what to do today? Montgomery County has a broad array of retail shops, interesting museums, art galleries and entertainment options to keep you busy

1.Rich History –While in MoCo, visit the General Lew Wallace Study & Museum, who has faithfully preserved General Wallace’s personal memorabilia in the Study that he designed and built in 1895–on the same site where Ben-Hur was penned. Or visit the Carnegie Museum, the first Carnegie Library in the state of Indiana, discovering more history about Montgomery County.

2.Arts of Montgomery County –– Visit the Athens of Indiana Arts Gallery where you will find an array of paintings, woodworking, jewelry and other media, located in downtown Crawfordsville. Take a chance to visit Jerry Smith’s Green Street Gallery to see beautiful paintings done in oils, watercolors, and acrylics.

3. Shop ‘til you Drop – Montgomery County offers a broad array of shopping options. Visit Crawfordsville, a true walking downtown, and browse specialty shops and retail establishments. You’ll find quaint gift shops, jewelry and clothing, antique stores, furniture and more. Enjoy the day with a stop at one of the cafes or local restaurants. Hit the outskirts for various plazas and outdoor malls with multiple stores and restaurants nearby.

4.Don’t Go Hungry – From authentic Italian cuisine to a French Countryside Bar & Bistro to down-home Midwestern eats, you will find something sure to satisfy almost everyone. We feel safe betting you will walk away with a full belly, no matter where you visit!

5.Taps are Flowing –The Backstep Brewing Company was founded in April of 2016 when two career firefighters took a chance on a run-down dive bar and abandoned prohibition era hotel. Co-founders Jim Boros and Patrick Pennington not only worked on the same fire engine, but also shared a passion for all things craft beer. What started out as a fun hobby and pastime, eventually turned into starting their own brewery and taproom.

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Five Must Dos When in Montgomery County