The Fun Starts in Anderson/Madison County

From exciting casino action to live horse racing, from historic theatres and beautiful parks to ancient great mounds, Anderson and Madison County is where you want to be!

Kids of all ages will enjoy White River Ziplines, an 8 zip line course right here in central Indiana ending with a monster 1,000-foot dual racing zip line! In Alexandria, you’ll find the World’s Largest Paint Ball, one of Indiana’s most visited roadside attractions.

At Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, you can enjoy the thrills of gaming and horse racing, along with award-winning dining and entertainment. Concerts and special events are featured in the Terrace Showroom and the outdoor Music Center (

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Race fans will also enjoy high-speed action at Anderson Motor Speedway.

Get your cultural fix by visiting the Paramount Theatre, an architectural gem built in the 1920s. Spend the afternoon at Gaither Family Resources, world headquarters of Grammy Award winning Bill and Gloria Gaither. Browse their extensive gift shop, enjoy a meal in their restaurant, and take in a live performance or special event (for performance and event schedule, visit Be sure and take a tour of famous Studio C, a working studio where many Gaither projects were taped.

Be sure and plan a dinner at one of Pendleton’s unique and locally-owned restaurants.

Several overnight accommodations are available. The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is a modern hotel located within an easy drive to area attractions. Features include free WiFi, a complimentary Express Start hot breakfast bar each morning, a heated indoor pool, and a well-equipped Fitness Center. Group discounts available. (765-779-0111). America’s Best Value Inn offers great value. Highlights include an outdoor pool with sun terrace, 2-room suites and queen and double-rooms, and free WiFi. Bus parking available. (Book your room now with the code “STAY” for a percentage off! 765-642-4384.)


Travel Itinerary 

DAY 1  Relaxation Day. Apple of His Eye Orchard, Falls Park, Downtown Pendleton shopping, Artisans Salon & Spa. Check in to the Holiday Inn Express or America’s Best Value Inn for your stay.

DAY 2  Family Fun Day. House of Glass in Elwood, World’s Largest Ball of Paint, Mounds State Park, Frazier’s Dairy Maid, Anderson Motor Speedway.

DAY 3  Adventure Fun Day. White River Ziplines, Art’s Pizza, Central Indiana Soaring Society, Hoosier Park Racing & Casino, Good’s Candy & Ice Cream Shop.

DAY 4  Arts & Culture Day. Anderson Center for the Arts, Gaither Family Resources, Gaither’s Pure & Simple Restaurant, Anderson University, the Paramount Theatre. Check out a local festival or an outdoor concert at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino. Go to for festival and concert schedule.

LOCATION One hour northeast of Indianapolis.