Did you know that Muncie is the birthplace of the Ball Corporation?
Best Way to travel: Car
#1 Thing to do: Cardinal Greenway
#2 Thing to do: Muncie Children’s Museum
#3 Thing to do: Christy Woods
Fun Fact: The Ball State University is located at Muncie.
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Muncie, also known as "Middletown USA", is a city located in Center Township, Delaware County, Indiana, United States of America. Muncie was first settled in the 1770s by Delaware Indians. Fifty years later they were forced to leave this land when white settlers occupied the area. Muncie was among the options for a state capital, as it is located along the White River. Muncie was incorporated as a city in 1865. The city was named Muncie after Munsee Town - this is how the white settlers used to call the Indian village. In the language used by the Delaware tribe "munsee" means "member". If you plan to visit beautiful Muncie, to not forget about its great points of interest.
Top Attractions within Muncie
Calvary Baptist Church or The Second baptist Church is one of the oldest in town. The city, of African American heritage, was founded in 1872 and is a multicultural place where all Christians are received with arms wide open. Evangelism is the key of this beautiful Muncie church. You could go to visit it at least to see such a history filled place.
Dave Letterman Alley is a street located downtown Muncie and named in honor of famous TV host David Letterman, a former resident of the city.
McCulloch Park is the largest park of Muncie. The land on which the park is located was donated by George McCulloch in 1892 to the city. The park includes facilities like playgrounds, picnic areas, barbecue grills and several sporting fields.
Muncie Civic Theater opened in 1931 as the locals of Muncie were eager to participate in more cultural activities. This theater is considered a cultural icon of the city.
The Passing of the Buffalo is a monument raised downtown Muncie as a memorial to the settlers of the town. This attraction stands atop of a pedestal and is visited by a lot of tourists eager to see a historical tribute.