Zionsville attractions bring together not only the locals of this small but mighty town, but also folks from all across Indiana. The great metropolis, Indianapolis, is just a hop, skip and jump away from Zionsville, and many of its residents enjoy a short jaunt to take in a Zionsville festival, the town’s golf course, its libraries, parks and cultural centers, or simply to get away from the big city and slow down in an honest-to-goodness small Midwestern town.
Don’t miss the Carter Antique Toy Museum, a must see for greater Indianapolis and Zionsville children of all ages. Below is a list of the many unique attractions that have taken up permanent residence in Zionsville, adding life, beauty and fun to the area:
|The Traders Point Hunt Charity Horse Show
This is a yearly equestrian event that attracts riders from all over the nation. Scheduled over six days in summer, the event is one of the ten biggest horse shows in the nation. It includes The Horse Show, which is a daily competition riding from 8 am to 5 pm, with top USA riders. It includes both riding and jumping competitions, with important purses up to $50,000. An important show, this event features the best horses in the nation every year.
|The Country Fair
While enjoying the Tracers Point Horse Show, this is where you go to get your grub, have your kid’s face painted, and wander through the many vendors stands.
|Zionsville’s Independence Day Festival
People come from all over the state to see their July 4th fireworks, and to enjoy the live music leading up to them. This yearly event is sponsored by the Zionsville Lion’s Club.
|Zionsville Fall Festival
Zionsville schools and various sports teams and organizations from the town and its environs get together to put on this spectacle. It spans the three-day weekend in September and includes the Boone County 4-H Fair, as well as the Kiwanis Parade. Features pony rides, train rides, entertainment and a variety of local vendors.
|The Hussey-Mayfield Library
This library contains collections of historic artifacts and memorabilia, an art gallery and a genealogy library. Lectures and seminars are regularly given here, as well as many other special events.
Zionsville is sometimes called “a town within a park.” For its size, it has an unusually high number of parks and recreation areas. Among the most important are:
|Starkey Nature Park
This beautiful park, donated to in 1974 to the people of Zionsville by Lucile Starkey, is situated along Eagle Creek. All year long, nature lovers come to the park to take in its serene beauty, go picnicking, take pictures or attend the many educational programs. Starkey Park is a nature conservancy that spans a full 77 acres.
Operated by the Zionsville Lions Club, this is a busy, 18-acre greenspace, containing seven lighted athletic fields, a gazebo, all-weather picnic areas and the Lions Club Community Building.
At only one-acre, this little jewel provides the perfect respite inside the town of Zionsville. Throughout the year, it is put to use for concerts, weddings, picnics, special events and – frequently – for quiet meditation.
Four separate athletic fields, playground and picnic areas, with a refreshment building.
|Creekside Nature Park
A major Zionsville attraction, this lovely park, along Eagle Creek, just to the south of Lions Park, offers a well developed recreational hiking trail through its 18 acres.
|Zion Nature Center
This facility offers interesting and unique exhibits, as well as special events, all in celebration of the wonders of nature.
|The Zionsville Golf Course
This lovely course offers nine holes, with a par 36, located on the north border of the village.
|Zionsville’s Goldman Union Camp Institute
This well known Jewish camp, affiliated with the Union to Reform Judaism, runs every summer in Zionsville.
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