Recreational & Cultural Amenities

Madison County has numerous attractions and recreational activities that appeal to a variety of tastes and ages. Here are just a few of the many attractions available.

Anderson Center for the Arts is located in the historic 1905 Carnegie Library building. Enjoy exhibits and permanent collections, hands-on children’s gallery, tours and gift shop. Room rentals available.

Anderson Speedway is proclaimed as the fastest quarter mile high-banked oval motor speedway in the world. Different types of automobile racing are offered March through October.

Anderson Symphony Orchestra performs five concerts at the Historic Paramount Theater from June to September. This professional orchestra also performs at a free celebration at Shadyside Park in June.

Falls Park has breathtaking water falls on Fall Creek that are a part of Pendleton’s heritage. For nearly two centuries, The Falls have been the focal point of life and at the heart of an expansive park that features nature trails, an Olympic-size swimming pool, meeting facilities, a historical museum, and much more.

Gaither Family Resources is the world renowned Gospel Music sensation created by Bill and Gloria Gaither. Tour Gaither Studios and Gaither Music Company, shop and dine in the Gaither Resource Center, or enjoy the new conference/banquet room.

The House of Glass has conceptual art glass paperweights and other uniquely designed creations are among the finest in the world. Stunning, professionally crafted art glass is created for the serious collector and hobbyist alike. The highly detailed, meticulously crafted, colored glass content is encapsulated in brilliant optical quality crystal.

Harrah’s Hoosier Park Racing and Casino is more than just a great facility; it’s one of the nation’s premier horse racing venues and casino. Enjoy casual dining inHomestretch Restaurant and bring the kids to enjoy the playground. Simulcasting 7 days a week, all year around. Live racing in Spring and Fall.

Indiana’s smallest State Park, Mounds State Park has some of the best preserved mounds in the state built by prehistoric Adena & Hopewell people. The park also offers camping, trails, picnic areas, Visitor Center with Naturalist activities, swimming, fishing and more.

The Paramount Theatre and Ballroom is a beautifully restored 1929 “atmospheric” theatre, with Moorish courtyard façade, designed by architect John Eberson. Anderson Symphony Orchestra performs at this historic Paramount Theatre.

Wetland Nature Preserve located at Broadway and Grand Avenue connects the Indian Trails Riverwalk with Shadyside Park. Enjoy 15 acres of lush green foliage and flowers.

In Addition Nearby: Indianapolis Colts (NFL), Indiana Pacers (NBA), Indianapolis Indians (MiLB), Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Indianapolis 500, museums, theaters, symphonies, and much more.