Montgomery County Staycation Itinerary


Welcome to Montgomery County, a community proud of its rich history, active outdoors life, wonderful dining and great events. We are Uniquely MoCo.

A rich history laid the groundwork for Crawfordsville/Montgomery County. While in MoCo, you can visit the Rotary Jail, the last operational circular jail in the United States, read a book under a shade tree at the Lew Wallace Study, close to where Lew Wallace wrote the book Ben Hur or you can visit the Carnegie Museum, the first Carnegie Library in the state of Indiana, discovering even more history about Montgomery County.

For adventure enthusiasts, Montgomery County is your place. You can enjoy more than 30 miles of scenic waterway by tube, canoe or kayak, or try your hand
at catching a trophy small-mouth bass on Sugar Creek. If flying through beautiful Montgomery County scenery sounds up your alley, try Indiana Zipline Tours, which has over eight lines ranging from 150’ to 2000’. Or, lace up your hiking boots and hit the trail at Shades State Park. If hitting the links tickles your fancy, visit the newly renovated Crawfordsville Municipal Golf Course or the Rocky Ridge Golf Club.

We take our food seriously. You can tickle your taste buds with a variety of Uniquely MoCo dishes from local favorites like the breaded tenderloin to authentic Italian and Mexican food. Fill up on the fresh foods at the local Four Seasons Market or the seasonal downtown farmers market. If you are a connoisseur of handcrafted brews, be sure to check out Backstep Brewing Company, located in the old Monon Hotel in downtown Crawfordsville.

Our shops in Montgomery County offer a small-town approach to quality and customer service. From reclaimed wood to wonderful boutiques and antiques, there is something for almost everyone.

Overnight accommodations range from bed & breakfasts like the romantic Cabins & Candlelight and the Queen & I, to hotels. If you prefer the outdoors, Montgomery County has several options for camping, especially along Sugar Creek.

MoCo also loves to host fun events. Check out the Friends of Sugar Creek Canoe Race, held on the third weekend in May every year, the annual Strawberry Festival the second weekend in June, many local festivals throughout MoCo and get a little muddy at the ATV and motorcross races at the Ironman Raceway.

Day 1
Explore the rich history of Montgomery County by visiting one of our museums, like the Lew Wallace Study.

Day 2
Experience the exhilaration of flying through the trees at the Indiana Zipline Tours.

Day 3
Spend the day shopping in our unique shops in Downtown Crawfordsville.

Day 4
Spend the night at the romantic Cabins & Candlelight and spend the day exploring their beautiful grounds close to Sugar Creek.